After a good dump of snow from the South or East this huge western face of St Bathans can make for an awesome back country ski tour. The face is very rocky so make sure there has been a good solid metre of snowfall. The ascent is easy skinning, the ski descent all fall line, making for a reasonable day trip from the car (4wd).
Access is from the Lindas Pass road (SH8). Turn-off on Goodger Road. We used a 4WD Jeep and off roaded along a farm track to the top of the Chain Hills. Continue reading 'St Bathans Range- 1200m descent'»