Trips

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

DateGradeDestinationTypeDescription
Jul 2017
Wed~26~Jul 2017Backcountry Film FestivalMonthly club meeting at McMahons Point Community Centre 7.30pm
Fri~28~Jul 2017Riding liftsTelemark Session PerisherTelemark Session at PerisherTelemark Session at Perisher Resort, riding lifts. Provide encouragement and tips whilst having fun on Friday 28 July, prior to beginners xc instructional on Sat 29 and Sunday 30 July.
Sat~29~--~Sun~30 Jul~2017Flat RelaxedSnowy Mountains - Beginners Instructional Weekend and telemark meet-upBeginners' Instructional WeekendBeginners' Instructional and refresher weekend
Sat~29~Jul~--~Sun~6~Aug 2017Active UndulatingJagungal CircuitXC skiingA hut-based tour around Jagungal, starting at Snowy Gap (via Eucumbene Dam) and using Mackey's, Cesjack's, Grey Mare and O'Keefe's Huts, although not necessarily in that order, and with the option of a camp on Jagungal if conditions allow. A minimum of 5 nights on the snow, although 6 probably preferable to allow for bad weather.
Mon~31~Jul~--~Fri~4~Aug 2017Undulating,ActiveWestern KNP - 5 day TourXC skiIncluding stays at Wheelers and Pretty Plain huts, possibly Grey Mare. Sleep at Corryong or Khancoban Sunday night then along Cabramurra-Khancoban Road Monday morning. If insufficient. snow, then plan B.
Aug 2017
Sat~5~--~Sun~6 Aug~2017Intermediate TelemarAPSI Telemark Level 1 Instructors course, Perisher2 Day Telemark InstructionI am doing the Telemark Level One Instructors course at Perisher with Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors (APSI) The telemark level one certification is aimed at people who are interested in entering the snowsport industry for the first time or for APSI certified instructors who need a second discipline for their ISIA card application. Course The telemark level one course is our introductory course. The two-day course covers the skills needed to teach first time, beginner telemark skiers (specialising in teaching children) up to first telemark turns. Course Prerequisites Be a current member (included in course package) Own the current teaching manual (included in course package) Be 16 years of age at the commencement of the course Minimum intermediate skier ability (can make telemark turns on blue runs) Exam The telemark level one exam is conducted in a training day/continuous assessment format during the two-day course. Get in touch if you are interested. andrewstanger@live.com.au Must book through https://apsi.net.au/what-do-we-do/professional-development/telemark
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.
Sat~12~--~Sun~13 Aug~2017Flat Relaxed - GradeGary Gow Memorial TripXC skiBeginner's Overnight Tour - Introduction to touring and the huts experience, specifically aimed at beginners. Tuition provided in some aspects of overnight touring as well as an opportunity to learn about the club's Four Mile connection and the ‘things that go bump in the night’. If insufficient snow, then a trip will go out in the southern part of the park.
Fri~18~--~Sun~27 Aug~20172B Intermediates/AdvKiandra to Kosciuszko cross country ski challenge10 Day cross country ski tour This is the Classic multi-day Kiandra to Kosciuszko cross country ski tour. Members with sufficient experience are welcome to join this awesome tour across the top of Australia More details soon. Register your interest now. Regards Andrew Stanger Could all interested members please email me at: andrewstanger@live.com.au
Sat~19~--~Mon~21 Aug~20172B Undulating/ActiveBrindle Bull Hill area three day tourSnow campingFrom a basecamp among the trees near Brindle Bull Hill, we'll explore the area around Paddy Rush's Bogong, Drift Hill, Mt Leo, Teddys Hut etc. Departing from near Dead Horse Gap on Saturday morning, skiing out on Monday afternoon.
Wed~23~Aug 2017Monthly Club MeetingMonthly Club meeting at McMahons Point Community Centre at 7.30pm
Sep 2017
Sat~2~--~Sun~3 Sep~2017VariableWorld Telemark Day, Southern Hemisphere World Telemark DayThis is the annual day for telemark skiers (and any other backcountry inclined skiers and riders) to get together, share some turns, make new friends and generally enjoy getting out in the mountains. Anyone is welcome to organise an event. At this point there are plans for gatherings at MT HOTHAM and the SNOWY MOUNTAINS. Full details closer to winter. HOTHAM: There are already plans for a camp at JB Plain (near Dinner Plain) for those who want to come to the HOTHAM event for the weekend. We will met for a days skiing at 9am on saturday Sept 2nd (location - resort/ sidecountry or/ backcountry - to be determined via a poll of participants closer to the event). If we have sufficient numbers and interest we will organise something for the sunday as well). NSW EVENT: Full details will be posted closer to the event.
Mon~4~--~Fri~8 Sep~20172bUndulating active Federation Hut, Bungalow Spur, Mt Feathertop, VictoriaXC ski touring snow campingFive day snow camping trip on Mt Feathertop. I will be doing this trip after going to World Telemark Day at Mt Hotham, 2-3 Sept, 2017. I do not intend on skiing Mt Feathertop but rather explore the beautiful ridgeline of the Razorback and around to MUMC hut. Will most likely be based in tents at Federation Hut on the edge of the treeline at the top of Bungalow Spur but may shift camp, depending on conditions. Contact Andrew Stanger andrewstanger@live.com.au
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.
Wed~27~Sep 2017Club MeetingRead this months Trivia question in Kick and Glide and come with your answer. First correct answer gets a gong. :-)
Oct 2017
Sat~7~--~Tue~10 Oct~2017All gradesPresidents End of Season BashLodge based Spring SkiingPresidents End of Season Bash. Self catering, lodge based, three day spring ski session to finish off the season. Lodge and cost to be confirmed. Good times, good skiing (hopefully), great way to end the season. Bookings open soon. Stay tuned!