Other areas

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Other areas in Victoria.

Backcountry ski areas are widely dispersed in Victoria. In addition to the major areas, there are many little known but worthwhile destinations. --David Sisson 17:50, 22 August 2006 (EST)

The Cobberas (1810 m) The Cobberas are the southernmost extension of the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains. There are five named peaks on the remote, scrubby range, but no facilities. Access is via the Benambra - Seldom Seen Road in Victoria or a two day ski from Dead Horse Gap near Thredbo in N.S.W.

Dargo High Plains and The Blue Rag Range (1718 m) Access to the Dargo High Plains is from either end of the Dargo - Mt St Bernard Road (closed in winter). The high plains are characterised by undulating snowgum woodland with occasional areas above the treeline. To the west, the spectacular Blue Rag Range offers very scenic skiing along a fire track.

Mt Nunniong (1630 m), Mt Nugong (1482 m) East of Swifts Creek.

Mt Pinnibar (1770 m) A remote mountain that rises above Tom Groggin Station on the Indi River. First skied by Tom and Elyne Mitchell in the 1930’s, access is via forestry roads to the west or via the Alpine Way in N.S.W. and then by foot through Tom Groggin.

Mt Skene (1571 m) The high point of the road between Jamieson and Licola (closed in winter), Mt Skene provides attractive ski touring, on tracks through snowgum woodland with occasional views of nearby mountains. The best skiing is along the road and in the summit area. Until it burnt down in 2005, the Jamieson Ski Club Hut provided comfortable on mountain accommodation. There is some doubt whether permission will be granted for it to be rebuilt.

Mt Torbreck (1514 m) The highest mountain near Melbourne, Mt Torbreck is accessed via the Snob's Creek road. The mountain is fairly steep and may not be suitable for light skis.

The Twins (1703 m) The Twins are a steep mountain south-west of Mt St Bernard on the Great Alpine Road (B500). Winter access to the treeless summit area is best gained by a fire track that diverges from the forestry road 3 km west of the summer walking track.

Mt Wills (1753 m) An interesting mountain with varied skiing. Access is from the Omeo Highway (C543) via the Tallangatta Ski Club Hut. There is a large and comfortable refuge hut on the summit ridge.