Cold Shoulder is situated high in the mountains where snow is present for
most of the year. The town provides living accommodation for rail crews
charged with the task of keeping the track open and clear of snow.
The only other industry is grazing, a sheep unloading/loading ramp
providing access to the lush high alpine pastures during the short summer.
At this high an elevation spectacular
bridges cross the mountain ravines,
such as Helengon Gap.