Charlotte Pass, New South Wales

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Charlotte Pass (Elev. 1,760m) is a location and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Charlotte Pass is the place where the Kosciuszko Road crosses Kangaroo Ridge. The Road now terminates at the pass, because the last 10 kilometers leading to Mount Kosciuszko have been closed for environmental reasons.

The village is named after Charlotte Adams who, in 1881, was the first European woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko.

The Charlotte Pass village lies on the eastern side of the pass. It is the oldest and highest ski resort, and village in Australia. The Kosciuszko Chalet is a hotel originally built about 1900. In winter, the village is isolated and can only be accessed by snowmobile from the Perisher Blue terminal in Perisher Valley, which lies about 8 kilometers to the east.

Charlotte Pass, also has the coldest recorded temperature in Australia (excluding Antarctic teritories), of -23C on 29 June, 1994.

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