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, sascthredbo@gmail.com or tel:(02) 9545 5979 before 8.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Perisher Cup Success

We entered four teams in the Perisher Cup run on Saturday 17th September, SASC came away with some great team victories.Congratulations to all our competitors; Tim Easdale was the  fastest male and young Letitia Murphy the fastest female. Thanks to Kim Easdale for her assistance running the event.

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.

Update from our sponsored skiers

Click this link to see update from  SASC sponsored skiers. 

THS Newsletter

Thredbo Historical newsletter Issue 62 has been distributed copy linked here. Includes THS news, Reports from Snowfall Cocktails, Mid Winter Dinner, Oral History and 2016 faces of Thredbo

Vale Selma Kahane

Selma at 100th birthday

Sadly Selma Kahane passed away on Friday night (22/7/16) aged 100 years.

We offer our deepest sympathy to Marie, Silvia and Ronald and their extended families.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 27/7/16 at 1:15 pm at Macquarie Park Cemetery
Jewish Section - Ohel Chaim
Corner Delhi and Plassey Roads North Ryde NSW 2113
No flowers please. See Maquarie Park map

SASC Race Week

Thredbo - 31th July to 5th August.

Be part of Southern Alps tradition racing to determine the Men's and Ladies Club champions, compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill to determine the Clubs Alpine Champion. There are prizes for all races as well as perpetual trophies. Cross Country race is also included with Rex Cox Trophy awarded to the combined winners.

There is still accommodation available at Christiania for the Clubs Race week.

For more information see our racing page or call Arthur Owens 6457 8334

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: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/alpineresorts/perisher-charlotte-market-engagement.htm

Paddy Pallin Junior Shield - Charlotte Pass

Unfortunately the Paddy Pallin Races were cancelled due to blizzard conditions on Wednesday 13th July 2016.
We did however manage to run our Junior Club Championships on the results of the Charlotte Pass Standard Race run on the following day - congratulations to our fastest girl Hannah Williams (28.84 secs) and fastest boy James Lahoud (30.16 secs).
The Southern Alps Junior Cross Country Championship was also run on the 14th July on a loop track at the back of the Chalet - congratulations again to Hannah Williams being the fastest girl and William Elliott the fastest boy.

8th Perisher Peak Festival

Festival was held on the June long weekend.

5cm snow on Saturday night plus a top up with man made snow allowed the 8 chair to open for first runs of the season.

Music was great with about 110 live performances by bands and individuals at 10 indoor venues at Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega. Free shuttle bus allowed easy access to all venues. Overnight parking was allowed at the Smiggins car park.

New Lodge Coop directors elected at AGM

Congratulations to Alastair Sloan and Tim Moore who were elected to the board at the AGM to replacing retiring Benny Kavo and Rob Mayne who passed away last year. Joan Gardner was also re-elected to the board.

The contribution by Benny and Rob has been huge - we owe then a great deal.

Pre-Snow Cocktail Party

Great night at Royal Randwick Racecourse, excellent food; thanks Tim Moore and Marie Westgarth for organising.

See more photos on the social page!

Sun Peaks

2016 best snow in 20 years! Gallery below shot in March.

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. Polar fleece vests and novelties can be purchased in the lodges however jackets must be ordered. More Details Here

There are only a few merino pullovers left $90 each.


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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.

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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

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