Mountain Safety

Check today's Backcountry Conditions Reports


Avalance Beachon Training Area

From 2023, there is a new Avalanche Beacon Training Area at the top of the Kosciuszko Chairlift, Thredbo. It is a great opportunity for beginners to become proficient with avi beacons, and for those with experience to sharpen their skills.

Backcountry First Timers

Going backcountry is a wonderful experience with serious responsibilities. Check out the SnowSafe Backcountry Safety Basics. First-timers should always go out with an experienced friend or guide.

SnowSafe Training For Everyone

The fantastic SnowSafe website provides information for visitors to the alpine areas. Learn to prepare for, and be aware of, the dangers of the alpine environment to safely enjoy this wonderful part of our country.

Avalanche Training

Avalanche Training Australia runs regular avalanche awareness courses in NSW and VIC.

Mountain Safety Collective

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The Mountain Safety Collective (MSC) is a not-for-profit association that supports winter backcountry recreation in VIC and NSW. They provide a free Backcountry Conditions Report aligned to international standards, providing daily observations and forecasts of all likely Alpine hazards including weather, ice, and avalanche throughout the Australian snow season.

MSC welcomes new members and supporters, who enable the important work it does.