SASC Constitution review
As mentioned in recent newsletters our constitution is being reviewed to bring it in line with changes to the Act, how we do business and changes in technology.
Kirsty Easdale has worked hard to develop the first draft, which is nearly complete. A link will be added here to the document and I urge you to have a look and send any comments to Rod Peile.
If we have consensus after comments are incorporated I plan to seek approval of the new constitution at the AGM in November.
Resort Round up Newsletter
NPWS have released the 2017-18 Summer edition of Resort Round up Newsletter
click here to read more.
Whose Idea was Thredbo?
Chas Keys has written an article Whose Idea was Thredbo after questions were raised following the publication of his book "Thredbo: Pioneers, Legends, Community", click here to read Chas's article
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!
Read more SASC Elite Skier news here
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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
After working on the carrying capacity review for Kosciusko National Park for several years the NPWS is no longer proceeding with the review. Capacity issues will be based on case by case basis.
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.
Southern Alps history
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 books are running out of stock and we are looking into reprint or eBook, please advise if you have a preference.
2018 Kahane Theme night (Thursdays) is "Disney"
Historical Society Newsletters
Alpsport - SASC
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