Australian Winter Olympic team news
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The women's aerials competition is on 15 & 16 February starting at 10 pm AEDT
The women's Ski Cross competition is on 23rd February starting at 1:30 pm AEDT
Our Sponsored Skier page has been temporarily disabled for the duration of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
Charlotte Pass head lease agreement
Office of Heritage and environment and Charlotte Pass Village P/L have agreed to terms for a new head lease commencing on 1st May 2018 with term of 40 years and 6 months.
More information below.
Southern Alps Ski Club AGM
Thanks to the members that attended the AGM November, the elected committee was returned without change. The Junior and Cross Country & Bush Walking committee chairpersons were ratified.
We are currently working on the 2018 calandar - if you have any suggestions please email Rod Peile
Vale - Kurt Bloomfield
Sadly we have lost another Southern Alps life member.
Kurt Bloomfield passed away at home on Friday 29th September after a long battle with cancer.
We extend our sincere condolences to Kurt's partner Uschi Lobel, Kurt's children: Peter & Yvonne, Peter's wife Vicky and Kurt's grandchildren: Gaelan, Kobie & Nathan.
A memorial service was held at 10am on Tuesday 3rd October at Macquarie Park Cemetery - Jewish Section, Ohel Chaim.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to cancer research.
Kurt was born in Austria and escaped war torn Europe to set up life in Australia with his wife Erna.
Kurt joined Southern Alps in 1970 with his family and was elected as a lodge director in 1977 and served on the Lodge Cooperative board until retirement in December last year due to declining health.
Kurt was a special member who was recognised with life membership for his contribution to both the Club and the Lodge Cooperative.
He will be fondly remembered as a gentleman that was very passionate about skiing and vital to Kahane Lodge.
Kurt was keen supporter of SASC Juniors program, many Juniors meetings were held in the Bloomfield's home. Kurt donated both time and goods to the Juniors cause, he often helped with purchase of the Juniors gear and also sold gear to members in the Lodges.
He was the chief organiser tor the Kahane Lodge working bees.
For more than 40 years Kurt was an active member of Perisher Volunteer Ski Patrol, patrolling both slopes and the cross country trails.
The splendour of Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks supports our Juniors - Follow the link to see some great photos. Wish I was there!
Currently there are several reviews being conducted by NPWS in the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP), detail of the reviews that most affect SASC members are listed below:
1. Governance of Perisher Range Resorts (PRR) and Charlotte Pass
The Management review has concluded for Perisher with NPWS determining that a head lease is the preferred management model for resorts within Kosciuszko National park.
However there were no suitable Expressions of Interest for Perisher Range Resorts so NPWS will investigate "better cost recovery options for services at PRR".
At Charlotte Pass the incumbent head lessor, Charlotte Pass Village Pty Ltd (CPV), has agreed to terms with for a new head lease with to commence on 1st May 2018 with a term of 40 year and 6 months.
We have a further 6 month sub-lease extension to allow time for Torrens title land registration and for sub-lease documentation to be finalised.
SASC Lodge Coop Directors will continue to consult with CPV, Office of Environment and Heritage-NPWS and Charlotte Pass Ski Lodges Association.
More information is available on the NPWS page
2. KNP Environmental Carrying Capacity Review
The existing Plan of Management uses bed numbers to limit capacity in KNP however best practice approach s for performance based environmental management.
The second discussion paper that will present research & assessment of different options is nearing completion. Consultation with stakeholders will occur following document release. For more information follow this link to NPWS site.
3. KNP Wild Horse Management Plan
The engagement and public comment periods have closed we await the Public exhibition of the Draft Wild Horse Management Plan which was due March-April 2016. See NPWS web page for more information.
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.
Historical Society Newsletters
Alpsport - SASC
Special offer - click here
Our Book, All We 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.
The following companies support Southern Alps Junior program and deserve you patronage.