These pictures chronical a five day ski trip in the Jagungal area of the Snowy Mountains in August 1996. We couldn't have picked our timing any better as we started at the tail end of two weeks of almost continual snow falls. The trees were plastered with fresh snow and icicles and all the slopes so pristine and smooth.
The route we took was:
Day 1 - Started from Munyang Power Station and made it to the Schlink Hilton
in very slow fresh deep snow.
Day 2 - Weather cleared and we went to Grey Mare hut with lunch at Valentines Hut.
Day 3 - Day trip from Grey Mare Hut to Pretty Plain Hut.
Day 4 - Got to the top of Jagungal for lunch and then headed to Mawson's Hut.
Day 5 - Ski out over the Kerries and back to Munyang.
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The start of the trip at Munyang Power Station in fresh snow.
Anything but a disappointment!
On the way to Valentines Hut.
Lunch at my favourite Hut in the Snowy Mountains. It's so romantic, it even
has love hearts in the toilet!
Has to be the best view from any toilet in the world.
Our cosy home for two days. It is an old miners hut with the toilet above
an old shaft.
The only log cabin in the Snowy Mountains. Not often skiable as it is quite
low at only 1300m.
The most idealic breakfast spot on a perfect morning.
Looking out to destination for the day - Jagungal (panorama shot).
Even though there was plenty of snow, it fell in a short time and most of
the rivers were open.
The long climb up Mt Jagungal, but look at the wide open slopes.
Group shot on the top with Watsons Crags in the background.
Wind sculptured formations on the top of Jagungal.
Look at that style. Look at the grace. What a wonderful turn.
The only hut we didn't stay in. Note that it has the window on the side the
snow banks up.
There's water down there somewhere. Let's keep digging.