Trips

Here is a selection of activites from our outdoor program, taking place in the near future.

DateGradeDestinationTypeDescription
Aug 2019
Sat~24~--~Sun~25 Aug~20192BBeginners Snow Camping TripSnow campingThis trip will be held in the Perisher/ Thredbo Range area with a short ski of several kilometres to where we will set up base camp. Depending on if the weather is fine a side to trip with lighter/ day packs. Possible construction in the snow of an outdoor seating and kitchen for evening meal. Returning Sunday afternoon after working on downhill technique while wearing overnight packs. Exact location of the trip will be determined by snow cover and/ or weather.
Mon~26~Aug~--~Sun~1~Sep 2019New Zealand Trip – Cross Country Skiing and Merino Muster Ski Race - August 2019 Cross Country Skiing and Merino Muster Ski Race Event: Cross Country Skiing and Merino Muster Ski Race Worldloppet event Saturday, 31 August at the Snow Farm situated on the Pisa Range between Queenstown and Wanaka Dates: Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September 2019 (most arrive Monday and leave Sunday)
Wed~28~Aug~--~Mon~2~Sep 20192B (undulating, actiDay trips - various starting pointsDay toursDay tours potentially on Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 1 and Monday 2. Join for five days or just for one. Everything is negotiable. ‘First in first served’ re choosing days and places. The actual tour days will depend on member uptake by the nomination date. Various starting points depending on snow and weather conditions at the time and group preferences, and may include Perisher, Guthega, Thredbo, Dead Horse Gap, Dainers Gap, or even Kiandra/Mt Selwyn/Cabramurra etc.
Fri~30~Aug~--~Wed~4~Sep 20193C Steep StrenuousGeehi Flats - Hannels Spur - Townsend ReturnSki touring, snow campingHike up Hannels Spur (1800m climb) to snowline then continue on skis. Various high camps. Possible ascents of Abbott Peak, Townsend and Kosci. All weather dependent. Contact Andrew Stanger 0458645286
Sep 2019
Sat~14~--~Sat~28 Sep~2019Lodge-based ski day trips from Charlotte PassLodge based day SkiingCome for the week 14-21 September or 21-28 September or both. Enjoy the luxury of dry boots, skiing from the door. Depending on your ability, day trips to places like Lake Cootapatamba, Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Townsend, Mt Lee, Mt Carruthers, Mt Twynam, Watsons Crags, Blue Lake, Club Lake, Mt Stilwell, Twin Valleys, etc, or sharpen up your teles on the lifts. (Operation of lifts at Charlotte Pass will be dependent on snow cover.) Experience the outrageously cooperative spring snow and choose the grade to suit yourself. Please note there is no formal instruction or program & any new beginners may need to stay close to the resort. Come for some or all of a week. Cost of full board for one week $621 for non-members of Southern Alps Ski Club (SASC), fully catered. Great value for full board. You can come for less than a full week, cost pro-rata. 50% deposit required to confirm place.
Sat~21~--~Sun~29 Sep~2019Active SteepWatsons Crags ChutesStart at Guthega. ski into base camp at the northern most end of Pounds Creek. Each morning head out for a day trip to find the steep runs nearby. I am taking my wide Alpine Touring Skis with skins. Come for all or part of the week.
Oct 2019
Fri~11~--~Mon~14 Oct~2019Easy to adventurousPresident's bash on the Main RangeLodge based day tripsDay trips to the Main Range from Guthega. Suitable for independent beginners to XCD enthusiasts. A good opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season.
Jan 2020
Fri~31~Jan~--~Tue~31~Mar 2020variableIndia Skiing Late Jan/Feb to Mar 2020 (not a Nordic Ski Club trip, not covered by Club Insurance)skiingNot a Nordic Ski Club trip, not covered by Club insurance Dates: Late January/early February to March 2020. Where: Gulmarg (Kashmir), Auli (Uttarakhand), maybe Kullu Valley (Himachal Pradesh). Gulmarg is India's best ski resort, and extends from ~2800m at the base to ~4000m at the top; it's often possible to ski below 2800m, to Tangmarg. It's not far from Srinagar. Auli is near Nanda Devi, India's highest peak. Photos taken from Auli look amazing. It's near Joshimath, a bit past Rishikesh, allegedly the world yoga capital where the Beatles resided with the Maharishi decades ago. There are "ski courses" at Auli which include accommodation and full board for a very reasonable price. The Kullu has a ski touring guidebook written by Australian expat CR Spooner, and there are huge areas where ski touring could be done. Note that the skiing is above ~3200m, up to about 4500m or so. Acclimatisation to altitude is imperative, and the terrain is not flat(!). There's also a small resort at Solang. The plan is to go resort and backcountry skiing at/from Gulmarg and Auli. Overnight touring means carrying lots of stuff - at altitude. It might be possible if the participants have enough time for acclimatisation, otherwise it's too much like hard work. If you have any interest at all, please contact Stephen Poole, preferably via email in the first instance, and ASAP.