Keep your eye on this section as there is a whole other world away from the resorts.
You must have respect and knowledge to go backcountry or go with someone that has.
Never break the golden rule. You must work around the weather not a pre booked date.
We will hopefully gets some good pics up on ausy backcountry.
Always carry a topagraphical map, compass, epirb, sunblock, water, energy snacks, technical outerwear [especially if the weather changes quickly] a handy tool, repair kit and make sure you tell someone where you are heading and estimated time of return.
Wilderness Sports at Nuggets crossing in Jindabyne carries a good range of product for backcountry touring and more importantly the right advice, so talk to Bruce as he is very informative and passionate about what he does.