Trips

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

DateGradeDestinationTypeDescription
May 2017
Wed~24~May 20171st Club Meeting 2017 McMahons Point Community Hall 7.30pmClub Meeting
Jun 2017
Sat~3~Jun 2017NSW Nordic Ski Club Pre-Season Social DinnerSocial Night/dinner SydneyNSW Nordic Ski Club Pre-Season social night and dinner. Members, friends, visitors. All welcome!!! A time to get together again, meet new members, socialise and plan trips for the season ahead. Venue is in Sydney. More details closer to the date.
Sat~10~--~Mon~12 Jun~2017Undulating Active - Kiandra Day WalksWalkRelaxed day walks in the Kiandra area. The actual walks are flexible and suggestions are welcome. Possible destinations include 4 Mile, Broken Dam, Witzes and Gooandra huts. The large frost hollow plains around Kiandra are excellent for walking. We will book accommodation in Adaminaby or nearby.
Thu~22~--~Sun~25 Jun~2017Undulating Active - Southern Alps Ski Club XC Bus TripXC skiThis is a bus trip organised by the Southern Alps Ski Club leaving Canterbury Race course at 7pm for a 7:30pm departure on Thursday evening and returning Sunday night. This is lodge based trip first staying at Christiania lodge in Thredbo, then on Saturday ski to Southern Alps Lodge at Charlotte Pass. Finally skiing to Perisher on the Sunday visiting Kahane Lodge, then returning to Sydney. Cost: $350. Confirm your booking, by payment made before 30 April.
Fri~23~--~Sun~25 Jun~2017All gradesJindabyne - Getting back to it. Beginners Instructional Weekend and telemark/AT meet-up"Getting back to it, finding your legs weekend"Let the cross country ski touring season begin. First up for 2017 we have our, "Getting back to it, finding your legs weekend". Fri 23 - Sunday 25 June. Open to all members of all standards. This weekend includes a Beginners refresher and introduction to cross country ski touring for new members and beginners. There will be day trips for others as well as a telemark and AT meet up. It's going to be fun. If you are interested and need more information contact Andrew Stanger email: andrewstanger@live.com.au
Jul 2017
Sat~15~Jul~--~Sun~27~Aug 2017Undulating Active - Expressions of interestXC skiingMid July to late August. Expressions of interest for a weekend or 3 days skiing around Kiandra. Possible destinations include 4 Mile and Broken Dam huts, Tabletop Mountain and Tantangara Mountain. I don't want to nominate a specific date because there is often insufficient snow in this area. I'm proposing to select a weekend that suits those who have expressed interest after a good snowfall.
Sat~22~--~Sun~23 Jul~20172B Undulating,RelaxeDay tripsXC skiingTwo days of day trips; our starting points and routes will depend on snow and weather conditions. I’ll be staying in Jindabyne and can offer cheap accommodation to a small number of people (first in first served). I’ll be staying in Jindabyne at least an extra day so there’s an opportunity for a third day trip on Monday.
Sat~29~--~Sun~30 Jul~2017Flat RelaxedSnowy Mountains - Beginners Instructional Weekend and telemark meet-upBeginners' Instructional WeekendBeginners' Instructional and refresher weekend
Aug 2017
Sat~5~--~Sat~12 Aug~2017VariesCross Country Ski Week – Perisher X-CountryXC skiMeeting mainly at Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter, Perisher Valley. A great week of ski racing and other activities including mystery coffee tours and a meet and greet with Perisher Historical Society. Highlight of the week is the KAC Classic ski race from Perisher to Charlotte Pass with lunch at the KAC Lodge and presentation at the Chalet. For more information about ski week: http://www.perisherxcountry.org/events/ski-week.
Fri~18~--~Sun~27 Aug~20172B Intermediates/AdvKiandra to Kosciuszko "Blackdog" Fundraising cross country ski challenge10 Day cross country ski tour raising funds for thThis is the Classic multi-day Kiandra to Kosciuszko cross country ski tour. This year, trip members will be participating in the Black Dog Institute’s, "Exercise Your Mood" national awareness and fundraising initiative. The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. The campaign is designed to encourage Australians to get active and address the importance of regular exercise for not only maintaining physical health, but good mental health too. Six participants are welcome to join this awesome tour across the top of Australia and raise funds to help support the work of the Black Dog Institute. blackdoginstitute.org.au More details soon. Register your interest now. Regards Andrew Stanger
Sat~26~--~Sun~27 Aug~2017Undulating RelaxedBeginners Snow Camping TripThis 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. Maps: Perisher Valley & Chimneys Ridge 1:25000
Sep 2017
Sat~9~--~Sat~16 Sep~2017Variable to suit youLodge-Based Ski TouringSkiingThe lodge is now full. Accommodation may be available at Pygmy Possum lodge next door, at a different cost. Contact Kenn for more details.Lodge-based ski day trips from Charlotte Pass. Enjoy the luxury of dry boots, skiing from the door, 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. (Lifts at Charlotte Pass will be open for the whole week.) Experience the outrageously cooperative spring snow and choose the grade to suit yourself. Come for some or all of the week. Cost for the week $450.00 for Southern Alps Ski Club (SASC) members and $530.00 for SASC non-members, fully catered. Great value for full board. You can come for less than the full week, cost pro-rata. Booking should be made and 50% deposit paid early as it is likely the lodge will be full. Booking and final payment required by 18 August.
Jan 2018
Mon~1~Jan 2018Early 2018 - Skiing in the Indian HimalayasSkiingThe trip will mix resort skiing, backcountry skiing and maybe some touring. Note that all skiing in India is at 3000+ metres, so acclimatization *before* touring is essential(!), and any touring would thus happen later in the trip. All details TBA.