In a statement, police said the incident was an important warning for anyone planning to hike in the area and a reminder not to underestimate the conditions and risk of venturing past ski resort safety in winter.
Police have also urged anyone planning to hike in the area to submit a travel intent form and rent a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) before setting out to explore the national park.
“Hikers – no matter how experienced – should stick to the trails, as whiteouts and snow clouds can quickly and easily become disorientating,” the statement said.
“Visitors should expect bad weather and prepare with the right thermal clothing and plan their trip in advance. Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to stay in designated areas.”
Thredbo reported 15 cm of fresh snow overnight on Monday before the group was rescued.
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https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/group-of-hikers-rescued-in-thredbo-after-two-nights-in-snow-20220817-p5bajd.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Thredbo walkers have been found by NSW Police after spending two nights in the snow