I'd prefer to hike up from Charlottes Pass, but the missus is going to be with me. She doesn't hike much so we need to take the shorter route. She'll take the lift up and I'll hike up from Thredbo and meet her at the top of the lift... Care to join us?
I received this email from the Snowy Region Visitor Center:
Main Range Conditions 3/11/09
The track to Mt Kosciuszko is clear of snow to the first long climb and a small drift a little way further along. The first Buttercups have been spotted on the right side of the track just after the Merritts Bridge. From the Kosci Lookout to halfway rocks the track still has a few large snow drifts. The Marsh Marigolds are now in full bloom and look great. You are now able to see the track in sections that allows for easy navigation to Lake Cootapatamba, which is now visible. There are small skinks around and many frogs can be heard in the bog areas. From the Cootapatamba Lookout there are still large areas of snow to Rawsons Pass. The toilets are now mostly visible, but the door is still blocked with snow. The walk up to the summit is still very deep and snowshoes are recommended, the cornice is still absolutely spectacular as are the views towards Mt Jagungal and Charlottes Pass. Make sure you check the weather forecast before heading out. Enjoy.