Revised date for Juniors Meeting

The February Juniors meeting has been moved to Wednesday evening 15th Feb to avoid clash with any St Valentine's Day diner arrangements.

Latest updates from our Sponsored Skiers

Click on skiers name for link to latest update:
Sam Wells
Jenny Owens
Sami Kennedy-Sim

Jenny Owens has returned home after on mountain support was not forthcoming. Read more here.

2017 Peak Festival
June long weekend
Season Opening

Let's open the season with a bang!
Until 24/12/16 Perisher Epic pass holders can purchase tickets for the 4 days/nights entertainment for only $79.

PHS Newsletter

Perisher Historical newsletter Issue 17 has been distributed copy linked here.

This newsletter contains many interesting articles including Kim Easdale's contribution to the Perisher Cup, Rex Cox and Joan Gardner's contribution to skiing.

Celebrate Christmas - New Year at Thredbo!

Christiania Thredbo ski lodge is having a catered period from 26 December 2016 until Monday 3 January 2017.  Breakfast and dinner are provided.  The first meal will be in the evening of 26 December 2016 and the last meal being breakfast on 3 January 2017.

As we arranged last summer catered period, the meals will be provided by Cascades Restaurant in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.  The guests who have experienced this arrangement enjoyed excellent chef prepared meals with a choice of two mains.  A major advantage over a breakfast provided at the lodge at a fixed time and fairly limited choice is that Cascades is open for breakfast from 7 am until 11 am with a huge smorgasbord of foods as provided by a large hotel

Thredbo is a happy place over the Christmas/New Year period with lots of guests and activities arranged by the resort.  There has been a huge investment by the resort in summer facilities.  All the shops were open last year including Birdsnest and most had sales.

There are now some bike racks in the ski room of the lodge for use by our members and guests.

Bookings should be made with the Christiania Lodge booking officers, Danielle and Greg Ozolins, or tel:(02) 9545 5979 before 8.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Back country skiers survey

Southern Cross University Honours student, Jennifer Smart, is undertaking a project investigating visitors' use of the back country and wilderness areas of KNP, including the areas visited, length of trip, reasons and motivations for visiting, preparedness and perception of risk, as well as their previous skills and knowledge of back country travel.

If you have been on a back country trip this snow season in KNP Jennifer would appreciate if you can please complete this survey. There is a prize draw for completing the survey

Perisher Resorts and Charlotte Pass Governance Review

Following meetings in March NPWS / StraightTalk have put out documents covering concerns raised by the meeting participants:

  1. The workshop outcomes 
  2. The issues register

See NPWS REVIEW below or click here for NPWS page. The stakeholder engagement period has finished and the process has the market engagement period.

The market engagement details published by NPWS can be seen at:

See story of David Lasky's trip to Sun Peaks here.

NPWS Reviews

Currently there are three reviews being conducted by NPWS in the Kosciuszko National Park.

1.  KNP Environmental Carrying Capacity Review - The existing Plan of Management uses bed numbers to limit capacity in KNP however the current opinion prefers performance based environmental management. NPWS has stated they have no agenda in this process. for more information follow this link to NPWS site.

2.  Governance of Perisher Range Resorts (PRR) and Charlotte Pass - NPWS are looking to pass responsibility for the municipal services (water, sewerage system, drainage, garbage and roads) to private enterprise and increase usage of the area particularly in the non winter period. Also the 2005 IPART funding model has failed to deliver the income required to operate PRR under NPWS management.

NPWS management NPWS have engaged a company, Straight Talk, to help conduct the review.
All options are up for discussion including additional infrastructure to support additional usage.

NPWS have included Charlotte Pass in this review and intend to have Expressions of Interest out during this winter so interested parties can see the resorts in winter operation.

Our Directors, SLOPES and Charlotte Pass Ski Lodges Association are looking after our interests in the discussion/comments phase. More information is available on the NPWS page set up specifically for this review.

3.  KNP Wild Horse Management Plan - the draft document is due for public comment soon see ‘Have Your Say’ website

SASC Apparel for sale

Funds raised from garment and novelty sales go to the Juniors programs.
All gear can be purchased in the lodges or fill out form on the Apparel page and arrangements will be made to deliver goods to you.
We are running out stock of Club soft shell jackets and merino pullovers - click here for available sizes and details.

There are only a few merino pullovers left $90 each.
Ladies size 14 and Men's L in stock.


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Book for sale

Our Book, All Welcome: The Southern Alps Ski Club Story, is beautifully presented with hard cover in B5 size, covering Club and Lodge Co-Op from inception until 2013 - 275 pages with 330 photos! Cost is $50 if purchased directly or $60 including postage within Australia. Please email Rod Peile or see your Lodge Manager if you would like to purchase a copy.

See our Sponsored Skiers update

Alpsport - SASC

Special offerclick here

Travel Insurance for Snowsports

JLT have organised exclusive arrangement for Aussie snowsports; contact Danielle Snelling

The following companies support Southern Alps Junior program and deserve you patronage.

New name 2016

New name 2016

Alpsport special offer for SASC members-click here

Alpsport special offer for SASC members-click here