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Looking for a new winter adventure?
Snowshoeing is an exciting way to explore the snowy region and get off the beaten path, literally! From exploring the best of the Australian backcountry has to offer, to learning new skills to snow camp, this is the adventure to get you out there.
Our female guide is experienced and has gained extensive backcountry knowledge from exploring the mountains. Our guides are wilderness first aid trained, hold backcountry certifications, outdoor recreation qualifcations and carry appropriate emergency equipment.
Now they say if you can walk, you can snowshoe… correct! You don’t have to have been snowshoeing before, or have camping skills, we will help, however….
The swanky backcountry is not for those striking out on an intended easy trip with no huff or puff. Although easy in parts of this trip, weather conditions in alpine environments change and women must be prepared for the adventure at hand, changes to the itinerary.
WHAT YOU LEARN:
GEAR HIRE OPTIONS:
*Plese indicate when booking what gear you may require. Invoices for hired gear will be sent 3 weeks prior to departure.
ESSENTIAL PACKING LIST:
If you don't have appropriate clothing, you can hire items such as overpants and jackets from Wilderness Sports in Jindabyne. Use this link to pre order online at least 3 weeks before you depart.
* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.
Make your own way to Jindabyne to meet the group at 9.00am at Jindabyne Bowling Club car park.
Your trip will commence with an equipment familiarisation and packing session where your guide will allocate group gear and helping you sort your pack.
After we’re packed and the excitement builds, we’ll car convoy from Jindabyne to Guthega Power Station (45minute drive). You’ll need a 4WD if the roads are snowed over, or stop for chains if required.
Upon arrival at Guthega, your guide will take you through a snow safety training and snowshoe practice. You don’t have to walk far in your snowshoes to realise it’s much easier than you thought.
Today the group will snowshoe through the beautiful gums, stopping for lunch along the way until we reach our basecamp. Here, your guide will teach you the skills for setting up tents and preparing camp. You’ll learn a lot and enjoy moving that body of yours digging snow trenches.
Tonight we settle in, enjoy a warm meal and soak in our first night in the snowy backcountry.
*There is a pit toilet at base camp location
Today we wake to camp breakfast and a hot cuppa before heading up the big white rolling grounds. Your guide will point out interesting features and landmarks, taking you off track and show you how to navigate. This is a great day to get high on the hills for 360 views while you sit at the top range for lunch. Make sure you take your camera as the views are amazing. Tonight, it’s back to our base camp for dinner.
Meals: B,L, D hot drinks and snacks
Snowshoeing distance: 10km
This morning we enjoy a yummy breakfast before packing our tents away. We’ll then leave behind our wintery base camp and make our journey back to Guthega Power station by an alternate route, stopping under the snowy gums for lunch. From Guthega, it’s back in our cars to Jindabyne for final farewells.
Arrival back into Jindabyne between 2-3pm
Meals: B, L hot drinks and snacks
Snowshoeing distance: 8km
Requirements: Moderate to high level of fitness required for this trip.
You need to be enthusiastic and understand walking in the snow can be challenging at times with unpredictable weather. The hiking is not overaly hard, however we ask women to have a good level of fitness to be able to walk with an overnight pack (15-17kg).We will share all group gear amongst the group.
Camping in the snow can be cold. Preparation with the right gear is essential. This is truly an adventure. Be prepared for an experience of fun, excitment and something totally different.
Snowshoeing TestimonialMy friend Zoe and I had a brilliant time and the trip was amazing! We were lucky with sunny skies all three days and loved the walking up onto the hills. The standard of guiding, food and also the care of everyone was top notch. I had only ever camped once before and threw myself into this trip with my friend. We learned a lot about camping in the snow and our guide taught us about some navigation too which was cool! Would highly recommend this trip and totally coming back next year for a new route!