Happy New Year

We wish all our members the very best for the new year!

The 2016 calendar will be available on the "CALENDAR" tab shortly.

The January newsletter has been delayed due to the mini tornado that hit Kurnell on 16th December. The Newsletters were trashed when the storm blew the mailing companies roof off. The newsletter has been reprinted and should be in the post week beginning the 11th January. Tariff sheets and booking forms are included in this mail out.

New year at Thredbo

Christiania Lodge will be open for catered period from 26 December 2015 until 3 January. The accommodation and meals is at the Lodge’s shoulder rate and linen and towels are provided. The meals will be provided by Cascades Restaurant in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. The guests who experienced this arrangement last year 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. All the shops were open last year and most had sales. Thredbo also has the new Birdsnest store. Bookings should be made with the Christiania Lodge booking officers, Danielle and Greg Ozolins.


Latest news

Vale Rob Mayne

Rob lost his seven-year fight with cancer on 8th October. Rob was a very dedicated family man with a love for sailing and Southern Alps. Rob with wife Jane managed Junior race teams in 1989 & 1990. Rob was elected Lodge Director in 1990, Club President from 1991 to 1993 and honoured with life membership in 1999. He continued as Lodge director until his passing and remained very passionate about Southern Alps Lodge at Charlotte Pass. Rob was a key contact in the ongoing Charlotte Pass lease renewal process. Our condolences to Rob's family.

Vale Charlie Griffiths

Charlie passed away 27th August. Charlie joined SASC in 1973 and chaired the Cross Country and Bush Walking Committee from 1980 to 2005. Gentleman Charlie encouraged many members to enjoy the activities of XC & BW  group. Charlie was awarded life membership in 1993 for his contribution.

Missing SASC Newsletters

Some years ago Jan Owens collected club newsletters and assembled them into a bound folder. At the time there were some missing editions and regrettably we did not kept this folder up to date. The missing editions have been listed; if you collected old newsletters and wish to donate them to our archive please call Rod 0448 670 586.

Thredbo Junior interclub

Monday 7th July Thredbo Junior Interclub race - due to entry restrictions by the race organisers we may not be able to enter every child that nominates interest in this race.

The final entry list wil be determined by our Junior Committee.

Post race we are planning a mountain picnic for all children nominating for entry and their parents. The picnic location will be guided by the weather conditions.

Please contact Kim Easdale kim@easdales.com if you are interested.

Paddy pallin junior shield

The Paddy Pallin Junior Shield races are planned for Wednesday 9th July at Charlotte Pass.

The Paddy Palin consists both alpine and cross country events, for school aged childern their are many age divisions for boys and girls with trophies and prizes being awarded for the first three places in each division.

Full details on the flyer.

A meeting for interested parents will be held at Southern Alps Lodge - Charlotte Pass on Monday evening 7th July.

Southern Alps Junior Club Championships are determined from the results of this race.

If you need more infromation contact Rod Peile rodpeile@idx.com.au or call the Southern Alps lodge 6457 5223.

Sochi Winter Olympics

Great effort by our Winter Olympians!

Congratulations to ski cross athletes Jenny Owens, Sami Kennedy-Sim, Scott Kneller and aerial skier Sam Wells for their performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

Fantastic effort!

We have enjoyed watching and cheering the Australian team members but always more heartfelt when it was our Southern Alps members!

Sam Wells competed on day 7 ladies aerial event coming so very close to qualifying in her first jump, missing out by 0.28 points - Sam's second qualifing jump was great in the air but unfortunately Sam fell back in the landing and missed a place in the final by 8 points.

Scott competed on day 13 in the mens ski cross and placed 24th in the seeding, Scott was pushing up on second place in the 1/8 final when he failed to land after jump.

Our support team for the ladies Ski Cross at North's last Friday night (day 14) went off with flag waving and Aussie, Aussie, Aussie cheers but unfortunately both Sami and Jenny crashed during the seeding run and placed 25 and 26th. Sami did not have much luck in the 1/8 final crashing out and a small mistake by Jen in the 1/4 final put an end to her chance of a podum.

The free exchange of congratulations between competitors in these events was amazing - great sportsmanship between countries.

61st Perisher Cup

Click race flyer to open

Saturday 14th September

Four person Club teams compete in GS, Cross country and Jump.

If you're interested in joining a Southern Alps team please call Arthur 6457 8334 or Kim Easdale 0412 851 615.


Kurt Lances’ biography “FLAME OF LEVITICUS” will be launched by Miranda Devine at at the Thredbo Historical Soceity mid winter dinner on Thredbo on 15th August.

The book explains the story of this brave but gentle person. A self confessed rogue, Kurt embraced justice & humility.

Kurt was Southern Alps patron until his passing on 24th July 2013 - A memorial service will be held at he dinner commencing at 6:00pm. RSVP to mmtvl@bigpond.com

Thredbo Interclub

Congratulation to the team of 25 skiers who skied very well to win the Interclub today.

Five in a row is a fantastic effort. The course was very icy for the first run and there were a few spills, conditions improved for the second run with the surface softening a little. More details to follow.

Race week schedule

The preliminary Race Week schedule has been posted.

Thredbo 6th to 9th July.

All members are welcome to train and compete

Kurt Lance obituary

Members will be saddened to learn Kurt passed away at home on Wednesday evening.
After immigrating to Australia in 1948 Kurt became a giant of the Australian skiing community; as a competitor, ski gear manufacturer/importer, event organiser, committee member, mentor and sponsor.
Kurt worked tirelessly with skiing bodies and the NPWS, and was also a keen volunteer with the Kurrajong bush fire brigade.Kurt at SASC book launch 25/5/13
We have been very fortunate to have Kurt as Patron of SASC.

Kurt’s biography “FLAME OF LEVITICUS” was launched at Thredbo on 15th August will be his memorial. Contact Alan Fredericks for details alanf@bigpond.net.au
The book explains the story of this brave but gentle person. A self confessed rogue, Kurt embraced justice & humility.
The Southern Alps Ski Club members extend our deepest sympathy to Kurt’s family and close friends.

Thredbo Historical society

3.00  PM TO 5.00PM – Thursday 25th JULY

HONOR AUCHINLECK, former teacher and freelance journalist, daughter of  ELYNE MITCHELL  of Corryong,  one of Australia’s skiing pioneers and a mountain legend and author of the Silver Brumby series of children’s books, will be in the Ski Museum and available to chat and sign her new book titled  “Elyne Mitchell – A Daughter Remembers” about her life with her mother, and the recently published book of Elyne’s non- fiction writings “On the Trail of the Silver Brumby”.

At 4.00 pm Honor will give a talk about her mother, her writings and her love of the Snowy Mountains and its environment.


Inquiries: Alan Fredericks 0417 401 403
Thredbo Historical Society

School hoilday races

Snow permitting children's races are on next week!

Monday 8th July - Thredbo
Junior Interclub

SASC children contact Kim Easdale 0412851615.

Wednesday 10th July - Charlotte Pass
Paddy Pallin Junior Shield Open Races

Giant Slalom race in the morning and cross country in the afternoon. Fun races - no racing experience needed. $10 entry fee, plenty of great prizes; 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. SASC Junior Club Championships are determined by results in this race. Contact Rod Peile 0448670586.

All competitors should register for Snowracer insurance.