Mon, 06 Sep | Kosciuszko National Park

Women Embrace Snowshoeing - Koscuiszko National Park

Join Women Embrace Adventure for a fully guided 4 night/ 5day Snowy Mountain Snowshoe Adventure.
Registration is on hold please email info@womenembraceadventure.com.au for more info

Time & Location

06 Sep, 5:00 pm – 10 Sep, 5:00 pm
Kosciuszko National Park, Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2627, Australia

About The Adventure

Join Women Embrace Adventure for a fully guided 4 night/5 day Snowy Mountain Snowshoeing tour. Walk the highest mountains in Australia in Kosciuszko National Park. Fabulous granite formations, green alpine meadows and broad views in all directions make for an excellent walking holiday.

Ever wanted to hike in the snow??? Well, now you can – come Snowshoeing with WEA and enjoy winter hiking in beautiful Kosciuszko National Park.  Snowshoeing is an easy way to experience the Snowy Mountains without having to ski or snowboard. If you can hike – you can snowshoe!

What is Snowshoeing?

When you hear 'snowshoeing' what do you imagine?  Maybe an image of someone with tennis racquets strapped to their feet struggling through the snow?

Don't worry; things have come a long way in alpine sports and, although, yes, you will have equipment strapped to your feet, it is much easier and high tech than tennis racquets!

The snowshoes provide a larger surface area than your boots; spread your body weight over a much larger area, so you don't sink into the snow. Put simply, snowshoeing is just an extension of hiking except with snow involved and oh, so, much, FUN!

This adventure is a fully guided, all-inclusive, pack free snowshoeing tour that allows you to escape and explore our alpine environment in winter with a bunch of fun-loving, like-minded women.

ADVENTURE OVERVIEW:

Tour Length: 4 nights /5 days

Start Date:   Monday 6th September 2021

Finish Date:  Friday 9th September  2021

Distance: approx 41km over 4 days

Fitness Level: A moderate to a high level of fitness is required. Preparation will make the experience all the more enjoyable.

Group Size: Maximum 6 Women (plus 2 WEA leaders and Park Trek guide) ensures everyone has a great time, gets to know each other and is well looked after throughout the adventure.

Going Solo? No problem, we welcome solo travellers and guarantee a supportive group of fun-loving women to share your journey.

Age: For women 18 years and above

Accommodation:  Combination of a hotel in Canberra and beautiful lodge style accommodation in Thredbo. All twin-share (single supplement may be available for an additional cost) with ensuite.

Your Package includes:

  • Two Women Embrace Adventure Leaders (both Wilderness First Aid qualified) and a Professional Snowshoe Local Guide.
  • Full snowshoeing instruction
  • Snowshoeing equipment – snowshoes, poles, waterproof boots
  • 4 evening meals, including welcome dinner on night one and hearty home-cooked meals on the other nights
  • 4 Breakfasts, a mix of continental and cooked breakfast depending on the day
  • 4 Lunches
  • Morning/afternoon tea and snacks each day on the tour
  • 4 nights twin-share accommodation. 1 night Hotel in Canberra, 4 nights lodge accommodation in Jindabyne
  • Emergency communications and first aid kits carried by your guide and leaders
  • Women Embrace Adventure Merchandise!
  • Transport from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains and returning to Canberra in a comfortable 12-seater mini-coach.
  • Guaranteed fun, laughter and as usual, some Women Embrace Adventure surprises along the way!

Your Package DOES NOT include:

  • Flights or transport to Canberra
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol

COST DETAILS

The tours full cost is only $3250/pp twin share; this amount covers all inclusions outlined "Your Package Includes." *T&C apply see below

HOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

Book now and pay your non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot, payable by credit card or PayPal. Balance due 23rd June 2021.

We hope you can join us on this fantastic adventure.

Remember this trip is open to a maximum of only 6 lucky ladies!

Snowshoeing Distances per day (approx.):

DAY 1

DAY 2  10km

DAY 3  10km

DAY 4  13km

DAY 5    8km

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Have a moderate to high level of fitness
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Travel insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Monday 6th September

Make your own way to Canberra. You can book in anytime from 2 and the entire team will meet in the foyer at 6pm where we will head out for a drink and team dinner.

Accommodation – (Twin Share 4 Star in Canberra CBD)

Meals - D

Day 2 - Tuesday 7th September

Today we leave early and make our way to Jindabyne via Cooma, where we’ll have morning tea, pick up our Snowshoeing gear, then head straight to our accommodation for a lite lunch, don on our snowshoeing gear and head of for our first afternoon of fun in the snow.

PORCUPINE ROCKS RETURN is an amazing snow shoe afternoon that takes us slowly upwards through ancient Snow Gums to capture sensational views along the Thredbo Valley and towards the Main Range. Picnic at Hanging (: Porcupine Rock before traversing through a high hanging valley then descend to Eyre Cafe - the best food on the mountain. Easy 2 km walk back to Perisher for Hot Chocolate / Gluwein then back to a warm fire, Sauna and Spa at Penderlea Chalets.

Accommodation – Chalet Style 4 Star

Distance: 10kms

Meals – B,L,D

Day 3 - Wednesday 8th September

After breakfast we pack our lunches, snacks and thermos at the chalet and then head out for a full day in the  mountains

RAMSHEADS RAMBLE

his is one of the most beautiful Snow Shoe trails in the mountains. Catch the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to get high fast. Wander past Eagle's Nest cafe and climb through the amazing rock tours to a high plateau. A little more climbing and suddenly the world of beauty opens up: Kosciuszko South Ridge, the Abbotts, and on a blue bird sky day, the Victorian High Country. The Ramsheads massif is not to be underestimated, you will Summit one of the equal "fourth" highest peaks in the Snowy Mountains - Mt Ramsheads. The route back is enjoyable and scenic with views across the Big Boggy and suddenly, you have another chance at hot choccies, schnapps ….then back to base where the Sauna, Spa and open fire awaits.

Accommodation – Chalet Style 4 Star

Distance: 10kms

Meals – B,L,D

Day 4 - Thursday 9th September

Today is the day most people are waiting for. It's time to head to the highest point in Australia – the summit of  MT KOSCIUSZKO

Unmissable in winter! What is not to love about being surrounded by winter white in every direction. Snow Shoe the "direct route" from the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift towards the top of Australia. Summit and see the amazing 360 degrees views towards the Victorian High Country and to the north, Mt Jagungal. An amazing, exhilarating "top shelf" experience. Back to base via the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift with the chance to grab some schnapps or hot chocolate at Eagle's Nest before heading back for fireside snacks and a glass of wine. A day you will never ever forget!

Accommodation – Chalet Style 4 Star

Distance: 13kms

Meals – B,L,D

Day 5 - Friday 10th September

This morning we pack up and leave the chalet after breakfast and head out for our last Snowshoe.

SNOWY RIVER SUSPENSION BRIDGE

From Guthega we head past Illawong Chalet, cross the amazing suspension bridge on the wonderful Snowy River and head high towards the flank of Little Twynam. Here we are really amongst the best of treeline to alpine vegetation, with potential views over the steeps of the Main Range with wilderness views that go on forever.  Cruise back to Guthega , Stop for some schnapps and lunch at Wild Brumby and  then mini coach to Canberra.

Distance: 8kms

Meals – B,L

Please note: due to the unpredictable weather in the Snowy Mountains the above itinerary is subject to change leading up to and during the trip. We cannot guarantee snow cover. Changes will be made if needed, dependant on weather, to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is Snowshoeing?

Put simply snowshoeing is just an extension of hiking except with snow involved. If you have a moderate to high level of fitness and can hike then you can Snowshoe. The snowshoes are devices that are strapped to your shoes that provide a larger surface area than your shoes or boots and in doing that spread your body weight over a much larger area which means you won't sink into the snow.

What do I wear Snowshoeing?

In most cases the clothing and wet weather gear you already have for hiking will suit your needs for snowshoeing. You need to think about layering as it is important you don't get cold but you also don't want to get hot and sweaty, so layers are the key. Take enough layers, including wet weather gear to keep you warm and dry for a range of conditions. We will be sure to send you a full packing list with plenty of time to get organised. We also include wet weather boots for your snowshoes in the Package.

Will do I need to bring?

We will send you a detailed packing list a couple of months before departure so you have plenty of time to get anything you don’t have and be ready well in advance for this amazing adventure.

I know the snow can be bright, what do I wear to protect my eyes?

If you have been to the snow before you would know how bright the sunlight can be on a sunny day as it reflects off the snow. Make sure you have a decent pair of sunglasses and or snow goggles. Covering your eyes is also important to keep snow and rain out of your eyes.

What specialised equipment do I need for Snowshoeing?

Don't worry we have this covered and it is all included in your Package. In Cooma we’ll get fitted and pick up everything we need (snowshoes, poles, boots)

Email info@womenembraceadventure.com.au with any questions

Stay Safe Procedures: To prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and our community, the Women Embrace Adventure team are taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

*Contactless registration

*Zero share equipment, utensils

*Providing hand sanitiser to use at the start and during each adventure

*Ensuring social distancing throughout the adventure

Before attending an adventure, please:

*Stay home if you or your family are unwell

*Wash your hands before joining us and use hand sanitiser often

*Continue to social distance

*Read our full Covid-19 T&C's for full details https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c

*Conditions apply. This is a women's only adventure. Valid for travel for a 6th September 2021departure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person, twin share and do not include return airfares or transport to Canberra. Prices are correct as of 25th February 2020 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency. A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is required to secure a booking. Full price $3,250. The final balance of payment is due, 23rd June 2021. This is a women's only tour, all prices are per person based on twin share.  Credit card fees apply. Cancellation Fees Apply: between 75 -30 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of the Tour Cost. between 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 85% Of the Tour Cost. Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of the Tour Cost.

Other conditions apply.  By purchasing this ticket, you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Full terms and conditions http://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c.

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