Peak Festival parking at Perisher
The Peak festival is on June long weekend at Perisher & Smiggin Holes.
NPWS advise for Perisher:
Roads open (status D). Overnight parking restricted to authorised vehicles displaying RMV or LPP permits. Parking in designated lodge spaces only.
Note: Overnight parking available at Smiggin Holes carpark for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Shuttle buses will be running from Smiggin Holes to Perisher Valley from 3pm Friday onwards.
RMS Road status at present and for the weekend (unless conditions dramatically change): Smiggin Holes to Guthega Link Road – open
Kosciuszko Road to Charlotte Pass – open until Monday (gate at Spencers Creek is scheduled to close on Monday evening).
Southern Alps Apparel For Sale
This season we have new SASC hoodie for sale in the Lodges. Please see your Lodge Manager or Junior Committee representative. Hoodies are $40 each with profits going to our Juniors program.
There are also sleeveless fleece vests and other novelties for sale.
We are running out stock of Club soft shell jackets and merino pullovers - click here for available sizes and details.
SASC Lodge Cooperative renews sub-lease at Charlotte Pass
On 30 April 2018 the Lodge Cooperative signed a new Sub-Lease with Charlotte Pass Snow Resort. This secures our interest in Charlotte Pass for the next 40 years. The Directors have worked tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for our members. If you have been holding off making bookings due to the uncertainty surrounding the Sub-Lease, please send in your bookings as soon as possible. It would be great to start this new Sub-Lease with high utilisation of the Southern Alps Lodge, which we hope will be matched with excellent snow conditions.
Congratulations to our Winter Olympians
Sam Wells and Sami Kennedy-Sim have both performed at the highest level and we are very proud of their achievements.
Unfortunately Sam Wells was not able carry her training form into competition jumps in the ladies aerials at PyeongChang. Sam was part of a very strong Australian aerials team and has now announced her retirement. We wish Sam all the best for what ever comes next.
Sami skied very well in the ladies ski cross to finish in 8th place in a strong Olympic field. Sami has continued with 7th and 5th places in World Cup races at Sunny Valley in Russia and now moves on to the next World Cup at Megeve in France. Good luck Sami!
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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 head lease has been granted to Charlotte Pass Snow Resort (formally Charlotte Pass Village P/L). Southern Alps has signed a sub-lease for occupation of our current site until 2058
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.
Historical Society Newsletters
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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.
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