Overview

Range Name(s): Snowy Mountains, Снежные Горы, Snow Mountains     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 2 228 m / 7 310 ft     Snow Line: Absent
Region(s): Oceania     Average Length: Please update
Location: Australia: New South Wales;     Average Width:
Activity Type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing     Latitude/Longitude: -36°-29'-56.81''S
148°19'59.958''E
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Parent Range: Great Dividing Range     Nearest Airport(s): Canberra International Airport (CBR); Melbourne International Airport; Sydney International Airport (SYD);
National Park(s): Kosciuszko National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Thredbo Village;

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The Snowy Mountains, known informally as "The Snowies", is an IBRA subregion and the highest mountain range on the continent of mainland Australia. It contains the Australian mainland's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches to a height of 2,228 m (7,310 ft) above sea level.

DESCRIPTION

The range also contains the five highest peaks on the Australian mainland (including Mount Kosciuszko), all of which are above 2,100 m (6,890 ft). Unusual for Australia, the mountain range experiences large natural snowfalls every winter. Snow normally falls the most during June, July and early August. Therefore, most of the snow usually melts by late spring. The Tasmanian highlands makes up the other (major) alpine region present in Australia.... Read more

LOCATION

They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian Alps and Great Dividing Range.

Oceania, Australia: New South Wales

  • Mount Kosciusko
  • Mountaineering - 0 Day(s)
  • 1 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Easy/ Moderate 
  • 3 people climbed it

Oceania, Australia: New South Wales

  • Mount Kosciusko
  • Mountaineering - 6 Hour(s)
  • 1 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Easy 
  • 5 people climbed it

DID YOU KNOW (2)

• UNESCO declared the Kosciuszko National Park as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997, due to the various species of flora and fauna found in this region.

 

• The area was first explored by Europeans in 1835, and in 1840, Edmund Strzelecki ascended Mount Kosciuszko and named it after the Polish patriot.

 

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