New South Wales
|Alpine Way, near|
|Length||126 km (78 mi)|
|General||Carrying snow chains may be required at certain times of the year.|
|Highways in Australia
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The Alpine Way is a State highway in New South Wales, Australia. It starts near Jindabyne on the eastern side of the Snowy Mountains. It runs adjacent to the Thredbo River, south-west past Thredbo, and crosses the crest of the Great Dividing Range at Dead Horse Gap at an altitude of 1,580 metres (5,180 ft) AHD . It then winds around the western side of the range along the upper reaches of the Murray River, past the Geehi River to Khancoban, connecting with the Murray Valley Highway.
The Alpine Way was built about 1950 as part of the access for the Snowy Mountains Scheme and paving of the road was completed in the 1990s.
It is required that all two-wheel drive vehicles carry snow chains between and Tom Groggin, between the June and October long weekends. It is also quite possible that snow chains may be needed to drive safely along other parts of Alpine Way.
- Driving in the snow - NSW Environment and Heritage, NSW Government, 9 July 2011
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