Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11.52am.
Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks
Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:
- Refer to our Alpine Safety page
- Complete a trip intention form
- Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
- Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.
There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below:
Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:
- Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
- You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
- Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy.
Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk. Please note:
- Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
- Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
- You take extreme caution when walking across snow.
For more information, please call Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.