can be accessed by car from Jindabyne. There is limited day car parking
at the road head. Limited overnight parking is situated about 1km before
Guthega and drivers should have a shovel to use if the car gets
snowed in. If fresh snow falls there could be a delay before the snow
is cleared. Skiers can ski from Perisher by following the access road
through North Perisher and past the sewerage works and a steady uphill
climb to Blue Cow centre. On the final section watch out for heavy traffic
of skiers and snowboarders who make this section unpleasant and somewhat
dangerous. Alternatively catch the train to Blue Cow station and ski down
to Guthega but again the XC skier will find themselves in conflict with
downhill ski and snowboard traffic. Experienced skiers can ski north from
Betts Camp on Kosciuszko Rd and cross the saddle into Farm Creek. There
is a hotel serving food at Guthega and a restaurant at the bottom of the
T bar in the village.
Guthega is a starting point for back country skiing.
The Snowy river can be crossed at the dam or at Illawong Lodge. Farm Creek
can be crossed by a flying fox located just below the village. Experienced
skiers can do day trips to the Rolling Grounds and Mt Tate by following
the Guthega River or climbing the ridge that starts at the dam. Mt Twynam
(on left in photo) is reached by crossing the bridge at Illawong. Extended
trips are possible from a base camp set up in the area.
GUTHEGA POWER STATION (Munyang)
This is accessed by car from Jindabyne on the Guthega
Road. Chains may be required but the road is kept snow cleared for the
power station. There is adequate overnight car parking. Experienced skiers
can plan day trips to Schlink Pass, Gungarten and The Rolling Ground and
extended trips are possible as far as Jagungal and the Grey Mare Range.
The Disappointment Spur track is easier access
to Schlink Pass than the road from the power station to the pass. This
part of the park has shelter huts but skiers should carry and use tents
as the huts are difficult to find in bad weather, there is a shortage
of firewood around the huts and the resident rats chew up gear and prevent
a good nightís sleep according to many of the entries in the hutís log.