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showcasing the snowy monaro region



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Record numbers visit Kosi


Thredbo opening weekend 18



New Snowy App


Come fly with me 45



The Peak festival at Perisher


Come fish the Snowy lakes

SNOWY MONARO REGION CALENDER OF EVENTS 23 - 26 Welcome to e May/June 2017 edition of The Snowpost magazine. The team here is looking forward to a big Winter and all e activities at will be available roughout e season. We hope you enjoy reading about our region and we’ll s you out and about and on e slopes. Publisher Monaro Media Group Pty. Ltd. Ph: 02 6452 0312 Fax: 02 6452 0314 The Monaro Post A.C.N. 121 288 060 A.B.N. 34 121 288 060 Address: 59 Vale Street, Cooma Nsw 2630 Postal Address: Po Box 1227, Cooma NSW 2630 Email:


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Record numbers at Kosciuszko NP over Easter

Pictured; Rawson’s Pass had its busiest Easter Saturday on record, with 1,331 visitors in 1.5hrs. Photo credit: T Greville/NPWS

Visitor numbers were up across Kosciuszko National Park over the four-day Easter long weekend with a 15 per cent increase in vehicles through the gate compared to 2016. A spokesperson from the National Parks and Wildlife Service said it was a record year, with a 30 per cent increase between 2015 and 2017

over the Easter period. Easter Saturday saw the most visitors over the weekend, with an increase in numbers seen across the National Park. Yarrangobilly experienced a 53 per cent increase in visitors since 2015 and Rawson’s Pass, on route to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, had its

busiest Easter Saturday on record, with 1,331 visitors in a 1.5hr period. More than 300 people were counted at the summit at midday. The Thredbo Valley Track continues to be a big drawcard for visitors with records indicating 814 people walked the first section of the track; a 39 per cent increase

from Easter Saturday 2016. The new section of the Thredbo Valley Track, which opened this year on April 8, gives visitors a preview of the planned track extension and attracted 80 mountain bikers on Easter Sunday.


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Thredbo opening weekend A Celebration of 60 Years of Snow “I was looking for a place where ski runs would be long and challenging, easily accessible and where you could establish a modern winter resort” - Tony Sponar Enriched in culture and steeped in history Thredbo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this winter and there is a huge line-up of events and activities to commemorate the occasion, kicking off with a massive party on the Opening Weekend 10 -12 June. From the early days Thredbo was synonymous with an upbeat village vibe and this year’s opening is no different with a party packed with fun. Get ready for a huge line up of music on Saturday 10th June with five hours of nonstop tunes in the outdoor Village Square thanks to Heineken. Headlining is rising pop powerhouse Montaigne, her album Glorious Heights debuted at #4 on the ARIA charts and went on to pick up the ARIA award for Breakthrough artist. Her exquisite vocals with an 80’s influence are set to fire up the Thredbo crowd. Before Montaigne we have Alice Ivy, one of Australia’s best up and coming artists and festival favourite, who’ll be bringing her new age groove to the Snowy Mountains and The Faders, Australia’s favourite hip-hop DJ

group who are sure to get the crowd pumping and jumping. Across the weekend visitors can take a trip down memory lane and stroll through the photographic display of Thredbo’s 60-year history dotted around the village, you might even see your old ski suit feature. The region’s biggest fireworks display will light up Kosciuszko with big booms and masses of colour. The king of carving Kenji Ogawa, tunes up his chisel and fires up the chainsaw to create an icy village sculpture that becomes the centrepiece of the popular GH Mumm Village Long Lunch. Make sure you book for this one, as the team of Thredbo Alpine Hotel chefs prepare a scrumptious outdoor baked feast to share with 150 of your closest friends. The kids will be entertained too with lots to do including a village wide treasure hunt, circus workshop, dance jam, face painting and art sessions. Keep an eye out for the roving mischievous Magician he is sure to amaze all ages with his sleight of hand bag of tricks. The village bars and restaurants will be open, the party program big and with activities galore, this is set to be a lot of fun. Come up and get involved. Find out more



But first...


Not sure about you guys, but we can’t start the day without some vitamin C. Coffee that is.

The Snowpost has a list of all the spots the locals go for their cuppas.

Coffee Beats Drinks (CBD) – Jindabyne This edgy café is known for their delicious coffee. The locals can’t get enough. At the top of Nuggets Crossing, this place is really cool. The walls are covered in amazing chalk drawings and the drinks are served in jars. Great bagels too. Tracie’s Café – East Jindabyne This cute little place has fantastic coffee and even better cakes. Conveniently located on the highway, next to the servo at East Jindabyne, it’s a great place to stop in. The Lott – Cooma One of the biggest cafes around, the coffee here is one of the best. They also have great meals for breakfast and lunch, as well as a cheeky snack. Located on Sharp Street in Cooma, it’s in a great spot to get your coffee fix on the way through town. Birchwood – Jindabyne This is a new café and it’s brought a local Canberra coffee brand to town. Lonsdale Street Roasters are a big coffee name in the ACT and for good reason – it’s rich and tasty. Check out this bright and bubbly place on Gippsland Street. Gloria Jeans – Jindabyne An oldie but a goodie. Everyone knows and loves Gloria. It’s consistently good and the service is quick. We love their chillers, if you’re brave enough to face the cold. Located at Nuggets Crossing, get your quick fix today. Whisk and Cocoa – Berridale Incredible cakes and warm crepes are the game for new kid on the block Whisk and Cocoa in Berridale. A great place to stop on your way to the snow for a delicious meal and a great ONA coffee. Kettle & Seed – Cooma Recently featured on Sydney Weekender, Kettle & Seed roasts their coffee beans locally. The cosy industrial café on Vale Street is always a hub of activity with people coming and going, clutching hot steamy cups of coffee in their cold little hands. Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery – Crackenback If you like your coffee served with ice cream, Wildbrumby is the way to go. The Schnappygato is Toby’s Estate coffee over vanilla ice cream with a dash of house-made butterscotch schnapps. A drink to warm the heart and soul while looking over the beautiful lawns and sculptures at the distillery on the Alpine Way. Alpine Larder – Crackenback If you like to take your coffee with a side of relaxing massages and facials, well the Alpine Larder at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is the place for you. Just 15 minutes from Thredbo and Perisher, it’s just a hop, skip and jump away.

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Park trialling electronic entry system Park entry fees in winter (beginning on the long weekend in June and ending on the October long weekend) are $29 per vehicle, per 24 hours. For motorcycles the price is $12 and bus passengers pay $11.45 per adult and $3.60 per child for 24 hours. For the rest of the year the fee is $17 per vehicle, $7 for motorcycles and bus passengers pay $6.60 per adult and $2.20 per child per day. If you are just visiting the Yarrangobilly Caves, the year-round cost is $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid. There are also multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. All Parks Passes allow entry into all parks in NSW and cost $190 for one year and $335 for two years. Another thing to remember when planning your trip to Kosciuszko National Park is pets and domestic animals are not permitted. Smoking is also not allowed in national parks. Safety must be a top priority when planning a trip to the park. Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas. All Kosciuszko National Park visitors planning a long hike, off-track or overnight adventure, or visiting a remote part of the park, are recommended to fill in the trip intention form and carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Find out more about hiring a PLB and completing a trip intention form on the dedicated iPads at Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Tumut Visitor Centre and the Perisher NSW National Parks office.





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Technology and safety in the alpine region The NPWS Snowy Region Visitors Centre in Jindabyne provides Personnel Locator Beacons (PLB) free of charge to visitors to Kosciuszko National Park. · Visitors are welcome to drop into the Centre to pick up a PLB from 8:30am to 4pm every day. All that is required is a (refundable) credit card deposit, Driver’s Licence and a completed ‘trip intention notice’ which is only available instore on the supplied Ipad. · Visitors are also encouraged to talk to staff at the Centre for advice on the conditions of tracks and trails and for updated weather information. · NPWS and the NSW Police encourage visitors to ‘think before you trek’

· Information on how to keep safe in National Parks can be found here: au/community_issues/crime_ prevention/trek and here: https:// safety/bushwalking-safety/tripintention-form · TREK stands for: T - Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment. R - Register your planned route with friends and family and when you expect to return. E - Emergency beacon (PLB’s) are available free of charge from NSW Police Force and NPWS. K - Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails













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Mindful Shopping at The Market

When Sheridan Gill and her partner Scott Kraus decided to move to Jindabyne last year, they brought with them a passion for healthy living and mindful consumption. Sheri and Scott were snowboard instructing when they met in Lake Tahoe and when they returned to Australia Scott worked as a chef in Far North Queensland, eventually moving to Lake Crackenback Resort to work. Sheri is a qualified yoga teacher with more than six years of experience, and easily found a role at Yoga Shala with Jane Corben when first arriving in Jindabyne. Sheri and Scott had a vision to create a meeting space where relaxation, health and connection with community were the primary focus. After enquiring about a shop lease at the top of Nugget’s Crossing, they were “in the right place, at the right time”’ picked up the keys to the premises in early February and commenced renovations and fit-out immediately. Sheri had experience in running a Farmers Market stall, so was aware of the challenges of managing fresh produce. Her interest in sustainability, recycling and ethical trade motivated her to seek a comprehensive range of household necessities and staples, becoming a mindful “one stop shop”. Both owners believe that your life values are carried through into daily tasks and routines, so it is fitting that their work space reflects the values of themselves and their customers. Offering alternative beverages to coffee and soft drinks is part of that mindset. Sheri is quick to recommend a Turmeric Latte or “Ginger Glow” tea in place of coffee, but will just as happily make an artisan brew of caffeine if you wish.

Both Sheri and Ester, a recently employed team member, used to pull hundreds of coffees a day each at the base of the ski lifts in Big White. The atmosphere this couple has created is fresh, comfortable, breezy and light. There is always a generous hum of chatter and activity through the café lounge area. Across the shop floor is a bulk wholefood dispensary, where you bring your own containers and bags. Of course, there are paper bags if you forget your own, but it is their infectious desire to reduce waste and packaging that keeps you on the ball to remember yours next time. Nuts and seeds, grains and pulses, fresh organic vegetables, and fresh and dried organic fruit are the main stay, with luscious offerings such as fresh garlic and ginger, herbs and spices, figs, medjool dates and locally grown greens. One local organic grower, Margaret, often has a surplus from her garden, and offers it to The Market to sell. If produce remains by the best use-by date, Sheri offers it to the local Opportunity Shop for inclusion in their Wednesday evening Community Dinners. Once again, landfill waste is avoided and those who need fresh food get a direct benefit. There is a raised herb garden at the front entry, with leafy greens and aromatic herbs for customers to graze, and a cute bay window seat with plush cushions, to curl up for a chat or a read. This delightful meeting space is about creating neutral territory that accommodates all community members, without the perceived pressure to “move on”. With simple product range, Sheri and Scott have managed to keep the prices at a reasonable


level. All fresh fruit and vegetable products are Australian grown, and preferably local. A local caterer, Annabel Rivers of “Feed” in Cooma provides a delicious array of oldfashioned treats, along with some sugar-free options, delivered twice weekly to the Jindabyne shop. Sheri and Scott are hoping to add a few seats to the balcony on the north side of the building… a perfect sunny spot on a winter’s day… or cool and breezy on a hot summer’s day. They also want to start an organic fruit and vegetable box delivery service to Thredbo, and stage community movie and discussion nights on the premises “to nourish and stimulate” community interaction. Sponsorships and fundraisers are an integral part of “giving back to community”, says Sheri. There are so many symbiotic relationships that have been fostered by Sheri and Scott’s creative step into healthy retailing. Sara’s Rhubarb and Pear crumble recipe using her home-grown rhubarb is posted on Sheri’s weekly recipes on social media. Sara, a nutritionist at High Country Fitness, is available for those who need advice on their health journey. There is always the opportunity to connect with Sheri at the yoga studio too. Together Scott and Sheri have made shopping a pleasure, “not a chore” and given Jindabyne a viable alternative for fresh local, real food. They have mindfully recreated a community market place for everyday living, where customers can commune, share and unwind… and a great place for them to work.

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Panorama Restaurant Jindabyne Rising above it all

Three years ago o Anton Wiesmann n and Bibi Shachaya ya undertook a 10-year ear project to upgrade the 1980’s built Ski Inn to a four-star t f t facility, renamed Panorama. Their determination and hard work is paying dividends as they get ready for the upcoming winter season with solid bookings for accommodation. The restaurant has also been upgraded to take advantage of the magnificent vistas from the western slopes of Lake Jindabyne. A full-length balcony adds to the dining capacity and ambience in summer, whilst the circular glass-fronted fireplace can be seen from all corners of the lounge, bar and dining areas in winter. The couple have focussed on getting their kitchen systems in place and perfecting the internationally influenced cuisine. They offer an included buffet style breakfast for winter house guests with

healthy and he hearty options, h and in the a evenings after e 6pm bookings are essential for the es four course greatt value dinner buffet for f l di $32 per head. Children under 12 are also catered for, with a $19 per child option. The restaurant caters for 60 guests with an extra 20 on the balcony if the weather permits. Bibi looks after the kitchen, amongst other business tasks, and Anton is front of house and behind the bar. They employ extra casual staff for business, family functions, and weddings. Both Bibi and Anton come from an international business background and have travelled and worked extensively around the world. They understand the standards that overseas guests expect and are on track to deliver. It’s the little extras that make the difference to guests. A dedicated play room off the dining area with age-

appropriate toys and games will appeal to young families and young adults can enjoy table soccer and video games or a photo booth. Summer guests can hire a bicycle or a kayak. In the future Panorama Hotel looks forward to providing a limousine service for pick-up and drop off to and from Cooma Airport and Bullock’s Flat. Once the NBN rolls out in Jindabyne, the focus will shift to small business conferences and corporate getaways, with Jindabyne’s proximity to Canberra being the main clientele driver. Bibi’s emphasis is on the healthy, fresh and unique cuisine that she is proud to present. It is her mission to bring a quality international flavour to Jindabyne’s dining options. Both Anton and Bibi make it their daily routine to find and note at least one thing


they have done to improve their business. They are certainly making a difference to the value and variety of dining options in Jindabyne. And by the way… the views are remarkable!

Bookings are essential for dinner, by phoning (02) 6456 2918 or send an email to info@panoramajindabyne.


Space tight in the Snowies

Jindabyne is currently facing an accommodation crisis. With a population that triples in winter, Jindabyne sees a large influx of seasonal workers, all looking for a place to live. Part owner of Kosciuszko First National Real Estate Gordon Jenkinson says the trend over the past few years is for holidaymakers from metropolitan areas to purchase properties for their own use during winter, rather than taking a holidat rental. Apartments that

were previously being used as staff accommodation are being purchased and upgraded to become more expensive holiday rentals. “These days, people want everything, and they want it now. With the prices being so high in Sydney, people there are able to use their properties as equity to buy old staff accommodations to do up here in Jindabyne,” says Gordon. “Since Vail purchased Perisher, the economy has gone up, allowing local investors to also snap up

properties in Jindabyne and surrounding areas. “Staff numbers are increasing every year, and we’re not just talking about lifties. It is a flow on effect. In winter we need more police, more nurses, doctors, waitresses, the list goes on. But we don’t have the accommodation here to support them.” With those workers only in the area for the 16week ski season, there is not enough time to earn the money needed to pay the high rent required for temporary accommodation.

The average rental price in Jindabyne is almost double that in Cooma. reports Cooma’s median rent price to be $278 per week, with Jindabyne’s at $498. House prices tell a similar story, with Cooma’s median price being $225,000 while Jindabyne sits at $525,000. According to Gordon, there is lots of vacant land available in the Jindabyne area, with more than 100 development applications, including some for

subdivisions, currently before the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. “However with building costs at about $1,500 per square metre, the return is not there for investors to build staff accommodations.” “We are not the only place to have experience a shortage in accommodation,” says Gordon. “Ski resorts all around the world experience similar situations, and so do coastal areas in summer.” “For us it means there will be a ripple effect,

with workers forced to live in places like Dalgety, Berridale, Eucumbene, Cooma. However this means extra travel costs, not to mention safety concerns such as fatigue and wildlife.” Perisher is at an advantage having The Station Resort available for staff, however Gordon says with most staff being quite young, they often don’t want to be under the eye of their employer where they live. “What the solution is – I don’t know.”




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Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne 2017


Not only did the weather radiate glorious sunshine by day for the 15th Annual Lake Light Sculpture.. but also, illuminated this extraordinary exhibition with a full moon and clear starry skies by night. Over the three days of Easter just under 22,000 visitors viewed 75 sculpture installations by a talented and creative group of 50 artists. Visitor numbers this year have dramatically increased from 17,000 in 2016. With $24,250 in prize money on offer, artists travelled from as far afield as Gippsland, Canberra, Wollongong and included numerous local artists from Jindabyne and surrounds. There was a great deal of interaction available to the viewing public. with a People’s Choice Award by day and night, the opportunity to purchase or commission the artists’ work, and a “Meet the Artists” session on Sunday afternoon. Local school children were an integral part of the exhibition, also participating in Youth Workshops run by local art teacher, Jan Owens. Jan was awarded the first Life Membership after her many years of committee involvement. Jesse Graham collected the Major Prize of $10,000 from Thredbo Resort’s General Manager Jordan Rodgers, exclaiming “I’m rich!!” As he was awarded the prize for his piece “Buoyansea”, Steve Holland of ANU remarked “Jessie’s giant welded steel and plastic buoy cephalopod stands out in its sculptural awareness and technical virtuosity. It is seen as a precise marriage between a black geometric sphere, or a globe, and a body, eyes, beak and serpentine tentacles exquisitely sculpted in steel.” “As a whole, it is unified by a lyrical internal energy and an elegance of movement. Congratulations Jesse!” The $5,000 Illumination Award, sponsored by Red Energy was “Aureole” by Canberra based sculptor, Janet Long. Steve Holland gave the following interpretation of her work. “Janet’s glowing blue halo intrigues and mystifies through its simplicity. The light it emanates is soft and cool. With the Easter Moon as its backdrop, the light seems to move around the disc as you walk past. It is a sculpture that plays on you softly, and is worth a second quiet look, especially at night. “Aureole” demonstrates a sophisticated and sensitive use of light which is integral to the spiritual meaning of the sculpture. Congratulations Janet!”. Rebel Penfold-Russell announced the Snowy Hydro Environmental Award to Ben Eyles for

his “Now you see me; Soon you won’t” exhibit, stating that the sense of urgency was the key motive for the judges’ decision. The Todd Costa People’s Choice Illumination Award worth $550 and donated by Red Energy, was won by Ben Eyles for his “Now You See Me; Soon You Won’t!” exhibit. Just over $40,000 in sculpture sales were made over the Easter weekend, with several guests requesting commissions that are yet to be finalised. At the closing ceremony, Chairperson Lisa Matthes finished with a very poignant quote from Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan Miro… “More important than a work of art itself, is what it will sow”. Prize Winners Major Award – Thredbo Resort - $10,000 Jesse Graham - “Buoyansea” Illumination Award – Red Energy $5000 Janet Long - “Aureole” ANU Residency – Australian National University – 3-week Residency Jan Owens - “Agrotis infusa - Bogong Moth” Waste to Art Award - Snowy Monaro Council $1500 Libby Bloxham - “World Leaders Meet for Environmental Crisis Talks” Environmental Awareness Award - Snowy Hydro Ben Eyles - “Now you see me: Soon you won’t” Snowy Monaro Environment Award – Rebel Penfold-Russell - $2500 Tobias Bennett - “On the Edge” People’s Choice Illumination Award – Red Energy - $550 Ben Eyles - ““Now you see me: Soon you won’t”” People’s Choice – Day Award – Banjo Patterson Inn - $ 550 Ulan Murray - “Antiqua Torquen” Encouragement Award – Jindabyne Central School - $550 Derek Ferguson - “Imagination” Youth Award – Snowy Mountains Grammar School - $550 Eve Donnelly - “Exposed” Schools Award SMGS Y5/6 - “Bed of Roses”

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Shred with Torah in Thredbo!

Calling all mini-shredders! The Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo is happening again this season on Sunday 9th July and is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Olympic gold and silver medallist, Torah Bright and her friends, who happen to be some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders, are putting on a fun and friendly filled day to help you all progress your skills and confidence in the terrain park. This event is free and is open to both skiers and snowboarders aged less than 18 years. It’s all happening on the 9th of July at the private Torah Bright Mini Park located on Friday Flat. Enjoy a fun day among a

friendly environment where you can make some new shred buddies, enjoy a sausage sizzle, learn some new tricks and ride alongside some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world…bring it on! There will be heaps of prizes and giveaways handed out on the day and lots of awesome gear to be won. You also walk away with a limited edition 2017 Torah Bright Mini Shred t-shirt to show off to all your friends at school. To be a part of the event all you have to do is head to and register. See you all for a fun day of non-stop shredding!

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A real deal American style burger joint has opened its doors in Jindabyne, and the people are flooding in. Serving a whopping 1,300 people in their first two weeks, the food at Burger Biz is speaking for itself. Owner and operator Nic Mclean has brought together his background as a chef, his love of burgers and his love of marketing for the concept. Recently visiting Nashville, Tennessee and California, Nic was inspired by the authentic bold flavours across American burger menus. Rich cheese, creamy chipotle, juicy beef, sweet soft milk breads, authentic southern fried chicken, delicious hotdogs and fries loaded with mac n cheese. Are you hungry yet? That’s not all… Wash it all down with a real milkshake loaded with ice cream and your choice of nutella, milo, Hersheys caramel, oreo, choc peanut butter fudge, vanilla bean or fudge chocolate. You can even add a shot of vodka, Wild Brumby Schnapps or Jack Daniels to give it a grown up edge. Supporting local businesses, Burger Biz meat is sourced from Melray Meats in Cooma, the ice cream sandwich is made with Snowy Mountains Cookies and the soft milk buns are brought in from an Asian bakery in Canberra. With the food scene really starting to take off in Jindy, Burger Biz has added another flavour to the mix. With a funky sit-down restaurant space, your burger comes with a side of hip hop beats.

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The Snowies at your fingertips

Coming to the Snowy Monaro? Want to know where to stay, what to do, where to eat? The SnowyGuide is a new free app with all the answers. From pubs to petrol stations, restaurants to public toilets, the SnowyGuide has everything you need. Officially launched on May 10, the app was previously called JindyGuide. Now one year on from the amalgamation of the Bombala, Snowy River and CoomaMonaro shire councils, the app reflects the coming together of the whole Snowy Monaro region. This unique region has so much to offer. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the platypus country down in Bombala, plenty of shops and restaurants in Cooma, capital of the Snowy Mountains, and the alpine playground of Jindabyne. SnowyGuide also covers all the villages in the region, including Adaminaby, Dalgety, Anglers Reach, Delegate, Michelago, Bredbo, Numerella, Nimmitabel, Jerangle, Craigie and snow fields of Perisher, Thredbo, Charlottes Pass and Mt Selwyn. You can browse the events in the area and there is even an option to add them to your phoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calendar. There are maps, photos, contact details and you can even use it to check in to places on social media.

The SnowyGuide is your perfect tool for getting the most out of your visit to the Snowy Monaro region. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for the best coffee and best restaurants in the region, just do a search and the list will come up in order of what is closest to you at the time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just like having carrying a local around in your pocket, letting you know what places to go and things to do. For locals, the app can be used as a business directory, news source and an events calendar. Now in partnership with the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the future goal is to allow communication between residents at the council, making information more accessible. Creator of the app, Duncan Isaksen-Loston of SixFive, says he is working closely with the Cooma Visitors Centre staff to increase the amount of content and encourages members of the community to get in touch to contribute. This could be either through listing their business or organisation, providing information about upcoming events or uploading blogs and photographs. External marketing is also being explored for the app, including billboards in locations in Sydney and Canberra. The SnowyGuide is an innovative way to connect our now much larger community through technology.

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Thredbo, Celebrating 60 Years Thredbo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this upcoming winter and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to get the massive season underway with another winter of huge celebrations, events and activities planned for everyone to enjoy. 1957 marked the first year that the chairlifts started turning in Thredbo, thanks to the vision and passion from a couple of keen skiers named Tony Sponar and Charles Anton. They both saw Thredbo as the perfect location for a ski resort because of the variety of good vertical terrain and potential buzzing ski village atmosphere. Fast forward 60 years and Thredbo is still Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier winter holiday destination offering its guests an amazing experience both on and off the mountain. Thredbo is planning some special events so stay tuned and come and celebrate 60 years of stoke! Here are some other fun things Thredbo have planned to celebrate the occasionâ&#x20AC;Ś. â&#x20AC;˘ Ring the bellâ&#x20AC;Ś In honour of its 60th year Thredbo will be installing a commemorative â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2037â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bell at the top of the highest lifted point in Australia, the top of Karels T-Bar. The Bell, placed at 2037 metres above sea level, will be a great addition to the standard â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;selfieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and will allow skiers and snowboarders to announce to the whole of Thredbo Valley that they have reached the top of Thredbo, the highest lifted point in Australia. â&#x20AC;˘ Thredbo Village Lights Upâ&#x20AC;Ś Thredboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical village will be made even more picturesque this winter with the addition of some beautiful tree lighting throughout the village. Complementing the vibrant après scene that Thredbo village enjoys itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to be a massive hit with families and kids as they experience a true winter wonderland. â&#x20AC;˘ Thredbo, Pioneers, Legends, Communityâ&#x20AC;ŚThe Book To celebrate the many legends, pioneers and the whole community, Thredboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historical Society will be releasing a 60th anniversary coffee table book this winter. The book, written by Chas Keys, will

feature the Pioneers and Legends of Thredbo, its broader community groups that have evolved over those years, well known locals and identities, fashions, plus segments on the resorts key stakeholders, Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Snowy Hydro Scheme. The book will be released in June in Sydney and on the 26th July in Thredbo. Make sure you pick one up. Kids Only - On-mountain play and adventure zones coming to Thredbo Thredbo will be introducing some on mountain â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kids Onlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; adventure zones around the family friendly Cruiser and Friday Flat areas. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Animal Hideoutsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are themed around Thredboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Thredboland animalsâ&#x20AC;Ś expect to see Syd Koalas Cubby house, Pygmy Possum Tree Trail and Wally Wombatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Snow Cave come to life on the mountain.. New Snow Sports Products for faster improvement Premium Beginner Lesson New for 2017 - Cruise into day one on the slopes with a 10:30am start for your lesson. Drop the kids off, grab a coffee and get ready for your lesson. Just add this on when purchasing any beginner lift and lesson package. With a maximum of six per class you are sure to be up and going in no time.

Thredbo introduces Winter Disc Golf Thredbo has a great new activity for the whole family this winter with the opening of the Disc Golf Park. Located on the Thredbo Golf Course you can play a round or two amongst the eucalypts on the 9 basket 18 hole course. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. With a beautiful natural backdrop this is a great fun activity

for all ages. Thredbo Leisure Centre can now be included on your lift pass New for 2017, Thredbo is offering discounted Thredbo Leisure Centre access to add to your lift pass purchase. For $5.00 per day, you can swim, gym, tramp, shoot some hoops or have a game of squash. When you are buying your pass just add it on and you have access to a wide range of fun and fitness activities.

Tuscany in Dalgety is a garden restaurant set in 30 acres surrounded by the rolling Monaro hills.

Max3 Snowboard Sessions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Advanced and Intermediate snowboarders can work on their skills with a new Max3 session in Thredbo. Jump into a park session at 1pm, with just you and two others in this three hour lesson, all for the same price as a one hour private lesson. With Thredboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s park specific instructors on hand, this is a great way to try a new trick or improve on what you already know.

We offer casual dining inside or out in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Poplar and pine covered hills so like Tuscany in Italy. The menu is tapas, tasting plates, entree size meals and daily specials at very affordable prices. We also offer a great selection of wines and beers. Air conditioning, log fire, free Wi-Fi.

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5474 the Snowy River Way, Dalgety - 1 km over Dalgety Bridge Jindabyne side.

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Shop 6, 74 Jindabyne Road, Berridale

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Your safe and enjoyable time in the Snowy Mountains is their goal. Qualified technicians make sure your boots, boards, skis and helmets are in tip top condition when you to hit the slopes. Plus you receive free on-snow service, if something does go wrong, so you get the benefits of cheaper off-snow rates with on-snow repair or replacement convenience. And for the fashion conscious, Arlberg Ski Centre stock all the best brands including Rossignol, Elan, Salomon and Atomic plus a full range of the latest ski pants and jackets for hire.

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Absolutely the best egg & bacon rolls & burgers, great service and excellent coffee in town overlooking Lake Jindabyne.


IN OR T A E MMM AWAY TAKE & THE E N Y B JINDA NTAINS MOU cafe Fully licensed, contemporary mexican ribs, steaks, seafood and kids meals. Funky Cocktails upstairs in the Agave Cocktail Bar.

Delicious food, exceptional coffee and a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Jindabyne. Table service, outdoor seating, groups or parties, takeaway, catering

Shop 5 Town Centre - Jindabyne Open 7 nights from 5pm. Bookings for 7 or more.

Snowy Region Visitors Centre - Jindabyne Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, coffee/drinks.

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6457 2888

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Thai E Saan

TAKEAWAY THAI/ASIAN FOOD Popular, friendly & modern cafe in the heart of town. Fabulous coffee, Menu with something for everyone. Fully licensed dine in or take away.

Vegetarian - continental Cuisine Homemade - no MSG - Gluten Free available. Opening 1 June, open 7 days from June LWE.

Wine Bar with Relaxed Dining and an open fire place. Unwind with an apéritif and antipasto platter in the Apres Lounge - secret hideaway to meet with friends.

Nuggets Crossing Courtyard - Jindabyne Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, coffee/drinks.

Shop 1/2 Snowy River Ave - Jindabyne Open 7 days • Lunch 11am-3pm • Dinner 4 -10pm

18 Clyde Street - Jindabyne Open 7 days in winter

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Maya Asian Cuisine Winter is coming! New menu from 1 June, variety of modern cuisine and a selection of local favourites. Visit our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Fabulous lake views. Buffet dinner from 22 June to 15 Sept $38 per adult, $19 per child u/12 more details

South East Asian influences, dishes created for sharing, carefully sourced ingredients with fresh zingy flavours. Fully licenced, open for lunch, dinner and take away.

10 Kosciuszko Rd - Jindabyne Open 7 days • Apres 4.30-6.30pm • Dinner from 5pm

19 Nettin Circuit - Jindabyne Open 7 days • Buffet Dinner 6pm -9.30pm

Opposite Thredbo Turn off - Jindabyne Open 7 days • lunch 12-3pm • dinner 5-9.30pm

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guthega inn Affordable comfort food - Traditional wood fired pizzas, delicious pasta, mouthwatering tapas, hand tossed gourmet salads and irresistable desserts.

Breathtaking outlook matched with regionally crafted cuisine. Authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region.

Menu reflects the European heritage at Guthega and features regional produce and wines. Panoramic views to Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Twynam & Guthega Dam.

1650 Alpine Way Crackenback (next to Skitube) Open daily from 10am • Dinner 5pm to late

1650 Alpine Way Crackenback (next to Skitube) Open daily from 10am • Dinner 5pm to late

1650 Alpine Way Crackenback (next to Skitube) Open daily from 10am • Dinner 5pm to late

6451 3060 Kosciuszko Rd Perisher

Snowline Service Centre

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Green Machine Adventure Flights Most visitors get their first glimpse of Lake Jindabyne as they drive around the bend at East Jindabyne heading west, and the road drops away to reveal the enormous expanse of water. Each day brings different colours, patterns and moods with the backdrop of the mountain ranges soaring behind. The lake also offers a diverse range of water sports for visitors and locals most of the year. From fishing and boating, to stand-up paddle boarding and water skiing, dragon-boating, sailing and kayaking… or just swimming... Lake Jindabyne has the lot. Six years ago, Paul Duncan came to Jindabyne to water-ski and decided to move here permanently after experiencing the lake’s magic from the water and the air. “There is nowhere else like this” he states. Paul, who Is an experienced pilot with many years of flying a variety of aircraft, purchased a Warbird in 2006 from Moruya and started Green Machine Adventure Flights in Canberra. His business now operates from Jindabyne Airfield, off the Barry Way. The aircraft is a Nanchang CJ6 A, which is a primary trainer with tandem seat, single engine and low wing. The clear perspex canopy over the cockpit and passenger seat allows for excellent visibility whilst flying. The Nanchang makes a regular

appearance at the ANZAC Day Parade above Jindabyne with the Navy helicopters, as Paul is a former member of Fleet Air Maintenance for the Navy. He discovered flying at the age of fourteen and was immediately fascinated. He started flying after leaving the Defence Force, and was involved with Australian Warbirds. It is a wonderful sight, to see these older examples of aviation engineering still performing as if it were yesterday, and that there are still pilots who know how to handle the aircraft. A Green Machine Adventure Flight lasts for approximately 20 – 30 minutes. A safety briefing follows an explanation of what to expect, the passenger is then buckled up and the aircraft taxis to the runway. Quite often there are wild emus and kangaroos grazing, but the engine noise startles them before take-off. Paul explains each procedure via the headsets as the plane climbs over Lake Jindabyne from the airport. Cruising is usually at 140 knots, but during

manoeuvres the airspeed increases up to 190 knots… or 5G. Passengers can experience barrel rolls, wing overs, loops, aileron rolls, stall turns and Cuban rolls. It happens so quickly… just keep your finger on the camera shutter and hold on tight! The views of Jindabyne and the lake from the air are breathtaking at any time of year. Whilst the autumn leaves are starting to fall now, the onset of snow would make an equally stunning panorama from

above. Many of Paul’s customers have different reasons for boarding these flights, but the overwhelming reaction is that of exhilaration, and a sense of overcoming any fear of flying. “Coming back down to earth happens all too soon for most first-time adventure flyers” according to Paul, “they got their Nanchang smile!” Green Machine Adventure Flights can be contacted on 0448 473 366. Paul is happy to tailor flights to suit each customer, and gift vouchers are available.

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There’s aerobatics, fly upside down or fly over the well known region, Jindabyne/Snowy Mountains, for that high view adventure.


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Keep those tootsies warm this winter with Lindner Quality Socks.

Cooma’s Boutique Motel Warm and cosy in winter A friendly welcome awaits you... 42 Bombala St Cooma NSW 2630

T 02 6452 4133 | F 02 6452 3397

Open 5 days a week 10am to 5pm Maybe St, Bombala • Ph: 0429 343 534


Thredbo Valley Track: connecting the region

Mountain bike enthusiasts and hike-lovers rejoice!

The first section of the extension to the Thredbo Valley Track has been completed and is open for a sneak peek before winter. The first six kilometres of the track opened for mountain bikers and hikers on April 8, but will have to close over winter as the trackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface will be too muddy. The new section is the first stage

towards completing an extended Thredbo Valley Track that will create a unique, uninterrupted 50km trail between Thredbo Village and Jindabyne, with hopes to extend further in the future. The ultimate aim is to create a world-class mountain biking and walking route through some of the most beautiful and remote areas

of the park. The new section has been designed to be more challenging than the existing track, to give visitors a new and unique experience. The track will highlight the beauty of both the park and the Snowy Region and it is expected that the track will attract even more summer tourism to the region.


The track will be closed from the June long weekend through to the October long weekend, however, the original Thredbo Valley track will be open throughout winter for walking only. Pictured; The Thredbo Valley Track. Photo credit NSW NPWS


June 10










Wednesday 24th: 6.30pm Pub Painting – Jellyfish – The Alpine Hotel, Cooma

Thursday 18th:

2pm– 3pm Heritage Information Session – 36 Bombala Street, Delegate Biggest Morning Tea – MPS Craigie Street, Delegate 5.30– 6.30pm: Jindabyne Connect – Rydges Snowy Mountains

Saturday 20th:

11.30am-3pm Filipinana “Flores De Mayo”– presented by Cooma M.A.G.I.C @ the grand opening of Kosciuszko Motor Inn, Cooma 11am Saturday Story Time @ Dorothy Dickens Books, Cooma 10am–12pm & 1pm-3pm Art Escape Workshops – Delegate, Slumped Glass Fusion

Sunday 21st:

9.30am Mount Gladstone Hill Climb – Cooma L.A.O.K.O Wombat Rehab & Care course – Cooma 10am RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Berridale 2:30 pm Robert Schmidli Pianist, in Concert @ Cooma

Monday 22nd:

Blood Bank visits Cooma – Donate at Massie Street carpark

Wednesday 24th: 6.30pm Pub Painting – Jellyfish – The Alpine Hotel, Cooma Thursday 25th:

6.45pm Rotary presents “The Great Caruso” - The Savoy Theatre, Tickets @ Fabric Salon, Cooma

Friday 26th:

10am Poetry Book Launch – Cooma Library, Lee Taylor-Friend 6.30pm Bombala District Blue Heelers Monte Carlo Masquerade Ball Bombala

Sat 27th – Sun 28th: Sandi Simons Cowgirl Dressage Clinic – Jindabyne

Sat 27th – Sun 28th: Sandi Simons Cowgirl Dressage Clinic – Jindabyne

Saturday 27th:

11am Saturday Story Time @ Dorothy Dickens Books, Cooma 8pm – 10.30pm “Oh My God I’ve Been Kidnapped I’ve Been Kidnapped And I Hate What I’m Wearing – Cooma Little Theatre

Sunday 28th:

2pm - 4pm John Blay Book Launch – Platypus Visitors Centre, Bombala

Thursday 1st:

9am - 5pm Mature Mob Bus Trip – Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

Saturday 3rd:

10am–3pm Burnima Homestead Guided Tours – Bombala

Saturday 10th:

11am–4pm Snowy Weddings Bridal Fair – Thredbo

Sunday 11th:

Thredbo Long lunch


Wednesday 28th: CONQUEST XVI with David Miller A.M – St Paul’s Parish Hall, Cooma Sunday 11th: Thredbo Long lunch

Friday 30th:

5:00 pm-9:00pm Thredbo Snow Series – Night Rails

Saturday 1st:

12:00 am July Kids Snow Festival @ Thredbo 2017 9:00 am-4:00pm Rossignol Demo Weekend at Thredbo

Saturday 8th:

9:00 am-4:00pm The SKImag Demo Weekend Wednesday, Thredbo

Sunday 9th:

9:00 am-3:00pm Torah Bright mini shred, Thredbo 9:00 pm Thredbo Full Moon Party

Monday 10th:

Redlands Cup, Thredbo

Friday 10th:

Bastille Dinner, Thredbo

Tuesday 25th:

5:00pm–8:00pm Jye’s Jam, Thredbo


Sunday 9th: 9:00 am-3:00pm Torah Bright mini shred, Thredbo

Wednesday 26th: A Taste of the Capital with Ben Wills, Crackenback Friday 28th:

Thredbo Snow Series Ridercross



G.H Mumm Top To Bottom Race 12th Aug 2017 - Thredbo

Transfer Banked Slalom 19th Aug 2017 - Thredbo


Snowtunes Music Festival 1st Sep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Sep 2017 - Jindabyne

A taste of the Hunter Valley with Troy Rhoades-Brown 23rd Aug 2017 - Crackenback

Dalgety Team Penning 23rd Sep - 24th Sep 2017 - Dalgety

One Hit Wonder Mountain Festival 5th Sep - 9th Sep 2017 - Thredbo


Hume Hovell Ultra 14th Oct 2017 -Tumbarumba

Batlow Apple Blossom Festival 21st Oct 2017 - Batlow

Thredbo Oktoberfest 30th Oct - 1st Nov 2017 -Thredbo


Snowy Ride 3rd Nov - 5th Nov 2017 - Snowy Region

Australian National Busking Championships 4th Nov 2017 - Cooma

Adaminaby Cup Race Day 25th Nov 2017 - Adaminaby


A taste of the Capital Region with

Ben Willis

Highly regarded Chef Ben Willis from Aubergine Restaurant in Canberra will host the first in our series of Regional Dinners at Cuisine Restaurant over the 2017 Winter Season. Enjoy a degustation dinner served with matching wines from southern regional NSW.

DATE: Wednesday 26th July 2017 TIME: 6.00pm arrival for a 6.30pm sit-down DINNER: Enjoy 5 courses COST: $140 per person


Aubergine is Canberra’s only two-hat restaurant and has held two hats for 3 consecutive years. In 2013 Aubergine was awarded Regional Restaurant of the Year and Regional Wine List of the Year by the

Please note: Our Regional Dinner Series is an adult only event. Attend all three dinners in the series and receive a 10% discount, please enquire with reservations* For bookings or more information, please contact Reservations on 02 6451 3000 or .

Regular events & markets


Trivia Night at the Alpine Hotel from 7:30pm Taco and Trivia at the Cooma Hotel from 7:30pm


Friday Nite Live @ The Federal Hotel in Nimmitabel from 8pm


Ben Willis took over the existing Aubergine restaurant in his home town of Canberra in 2008 with the intention of creating a place similar to those he most enjoyed working and eating at in Europe, North America & Australia.

Macenmist “Truffle Hunt” – 230 Cappanana ( ) Road,, Bredbo (


Saturday 3rd June & Saturday 8th July: Crackenback Markets @ Wildbrumby Distillery – Alpine Way, 10am till 2pm Saturday 10th June: Nimmitabel CWA Markets – Bombala Street, 9am till 1pm Adaminaby Museum Market and Car Boot Sale - Snowy Mountains Hwy Saturday 20th May, Saturday 17th June & Saturday 22nd July: J Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors Centre and Mitre 10, 9am till 1pm Sunday 21st May, Sunday 18th June & Sunday 16th July: Cooma Rotary High Country Markets – Centennial Park, Cooma Sunday 25th June & Sunday 23rd July: Bredbo CWA Village Markets – Bredbo Hall, Monaro Highway, 9am to 3pm Check out page 46 for a handy map of the Snowy Monaro Region



Ben Willis profile

SMH Good Food Guide. Aubergine is listed as the #1 restaurant in the ACT by Gourmet Traveller in their 2013 and 2014 Restaurant Guide, and Restaurant of the Year by The Canberra Times for the last 3 years.



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1.Tara wears Edie knitted crop tee Hard luck pinafore 2. For all time knit in Port Berry Lola Jean in vision blue Hayworth hat black Creston boot in taupe 3. Stay strong crew in acid caramel Soho Jean in air blue Creston boot in taupe 4. Curzon shacket in terracotta Lennox Jean in Peyote Blue Seymour top in grey


Shop 18A Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre (between CBD and Westpac) P: 02 64562242 a. Hayworth hat black b. Creston boot in taupe



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Jindabyne Sports Still Fabulous @ Fifty!

Turning 50 years old is a milestone that most people celebrate, but in retail business it is certainly a rarity. Jindabyne Sports has achieved that mark in the same central Jindabyne CBD location. Since opening its doors in 1967, Ron and Helen Clark, and son Peter and daughter-in-law Sue have served countless skiing visitors and locals. There are not many stores that can spout such an extensive contribution to the snow industry throughout the years. What began as an opportunity for Ron when the initial ‘Mick Simmons Sports’ franchise was closing down, soon turned into a booming business as it grew from a humble small sports store into an institution for locals and ski visitors alike to outfit themselves for the snow once they got to town. Peter, who grew up and worked his whole life in the store, took over the family business. He expanded and grew the locations out to include a retail store and demo centre in Thredbo and extended the main central store into the adjoining former butcher shop in the Old Town Centre. Some recent changes in structure has seen a new setup for the iconic ski shop. Last May, Jindabyne Sports separated the clothing, rental, ski tuning and accessories side of the business and sold it to long time employees, Nicole and Craig Hemsley. With the same location, but now with a wall in place dividing the two, the skis, ski boots and newly formed bike aspect are still operated by Peter and Sue Clark next door and is now known as Gravity Skis-BootsBikes. Despite the new changes there is one thing that is ever lasting with

how the business is run and that is passion. With a solid reputation for expertise in all things snow, there has always been a focus on excellence with equipment sales, rentals, repairs and tuning, boot fitting, clothing and accessories. New owners Nicole and Craig met whilst skiing and working overseas in Calgary, Alberta. They both have a long-held passion for skiing and have many years of experience in customer service and sales in the ski industry. Craig is a qualified bootfitter and ski tuner and had worked for the Clarks prior to buying the business. Nicole cut her teeth under Sue’s leadership in learning the ins and outs of softgoods purchasing. She has also had extensive experience in front of house, product range, buying and book-keeping. Together, their complementary skills and experience make for a great business team. With the retail landscape ever changing, there have been massive changes not only in the type of clothing and equipment used on the mountain, but also how businesses interact with their customers. “The future for Jindabyne Sports is about developing customer relationships,” Craig says. “So we have created a new online store to display our offering for people before they walk in the door.” Craig is also responsible for maintaining and engaging the outreach with social media marketing. Moving into the next 50 years, Nicole and Craig are both committed and focused on keeping a “family store” feel about Jindabyne Sports, as it has been for its history. Happy 50th Birthday Jindabyne Sports!

Ariens® brings their trademark durability and robust design characteristics to the single stage platform. The new Ariens Path-Pro™ features everything you expect from Ariens in a lightweight, compact Sno-Thro® that is easy to maneuver, transport and store.

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Ariens Pro - Track 28 The Ariens Pro-Track Series feature powerful, high energy machines that make short work of the deepest snowfalls. Getting it done is a clearing path of 28" wide and a 342cc engine. Additional performance advantages include a heavy duty cast iron gear case.... & heated hand warmers. With incredible traction.... this machine is hungry for action.... Mother Nature you've been warned.




Cooma Ex-Services Club is the largest club on the Monaro, one hour south of Canberra and located in the heart of Cooma, the gateway to the Snowy Mountains.


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


Keno & TAB, ATM, Foxtel, FREE Wi-Fi


Lunch: 11:30am - 2pm Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm $10 Lunchtime special (Monday - Friday)

Whether entertaining family or colleagues, catching a quick bite, stopping in before hitting the slopes or relaxing with the family, you will never be disappointed with our great facilities & customer service.

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Need to take a day off from the slopes? You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go far to soak up the beauty and history of the Snowy Monaro, with the charming townships of Delegate and Bombala just over an hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive from Jindabyne.

MORNING Set off down the Snowy River Way and enjoy one of the most scenic roads in the region. Get up close and personal with the wind turbines as you drive through Boco Rock Wind Farm and keep an eye out for miniature donkeys at the iconic Jincumbilly railway siding. Stop at one of Bombalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many cafes and grab a coffee before taking a stroll down Maybe St to arden and explore the unique gift, garden homeware stores. Platypus are still active in the rivers and streams and the Platypus Reserve is a great place to see them, just five kilometres from Bombala. The reserve also offers two bird hides, which provide ideal spots to photograph bird life. Take a stroll around Bombalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenic River Walk for more photo opportunities. For keen walkers, the South Eastt e Forests are a great place to visit at this time of the year with new walks at Nunnock Swamp to explore. Myanba Gorge Lookout also provides beautiful views of the creeks and waterfalls as they cascade through the forest. LUNCH Experience real country hospitality at one of Bombalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lovely lunch spots. The locals love to chat and will often have a few recommendations of their own. After refueling, head down to the Bombala Historic Railway Station, which is the most southern station on the Goulburn-Bombala line. The station is no longer in use and now houses a small museum and lavender distilling plant for visitors to explore.

AFTERNOON Keep heading south to the border-town of Delegate, a historic village nestled among prime grazing land and breathtaking national parks. Visit the Early Settlers Hut, believed to be the first European dwelling on the Monaro, and see how the pioneers lived. The Settlers Hut has been lovingly restored and is maintained by a dedicated group of local

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presented with have back here, out.” her cash grant “My coach pulls me aside and he talks yeah that was pretty on Wednesday me though everything. Lots of other big for me.” 19 April 2017 at the After an incredible competitors try and tell you the course is NSWOC Annual really bad and you need to be careful of European winter, Georgia is G e n e r a l looking forward to completing her Year this, and careful of that. Meeting, “Obviously I’ve ridden the course 12 studies at Snowy Mountains Grammar held in Sydney. The before so I know what it’s like, but they School. be attributed “I was still doing school work while grant funds must just try and talk you out of your mental travel, accommodation, training over in Europe. I’ve missed a lot towards state. “You just have to learn to ignore it and of school with snowboarding, but it’s all uniform, equipment or any other sport related expense. focus on what you’re going to do on that good. On top of this, Georgia has also “If I go to uni, it will definitely be run,” says Georgia. Georgia’s training consists of both on- something sports related. Otherwise received a New South Wales Institute of snow and off-snow training schedule I’ll just see where snowboarding takes Sport (NSWIS) scholarship. “This scholarship allows me to go in the lead up to competition. On- me. To aim for the Olympics or possibly snow training is extremely important to a World Cup in a few years’ time would to Olympic Park in Sydney to attend prepare your legs and get familiar with definitely be a dream come true,” says training, mental coaching, physical activity and a whole circuit of other the course. While there’s the chance Georgia. Upon her return from Europe, Georgia things. It’s a really good opportunity,” to ride the mountain before a race, the organisers change the course so that has been busy accepting scholarships comments Georgia. The NSWIS is a national high each competitor really has no idea what and grants across NSW. centre and Olympic Georgia was one of ten well deserved performance is coming up before they race. Georgia leads a very active lifestyle, athletes from NSW who was granted training facility based in Olympic combining walking and trampoline with a $1,500 Athlete Grant from the New Park. The NSWIS has supported exercise to build upon her strength. Only South Wales Olympic Council (NSWOC). athletes to become the world’s best via two years ago, Georgia recovered from a The program aims to provide increased coaching, performance support, mental knee operation and this is the first season opportunities and assist with funding preparation and innovative training where Georgia has come out injury free, for the development of young ‘up and environments. coming’ NSW athletes. Georgia was even though she thought otherwise. “I thought I broke my arm and busted my knee again. I came off a roller and then I bounced of another one and was flipped off the third one. I was out of it for quite some time and could just hear people. I couldn’t see anyone and then I opened my eyes and everyone was around me. I was so confused as to what was happening. And when they yanked off my board, everything started hurting, but I think I was just a bit out of it,” says Georgia. At just 17-years-ofage, Georgia’s greatest success from competing in the Europa Cup in Germany and was achieving 9th position individually, and of course, meeting new people from all over the ‡&RPPHUFLDO 'RPHVWLF%XLOGLQJV ‡)URPFRQFHSWGHVLJQVWRIXOOFRPSOHWLRQ world. “The girls over in Europe ‡([WHQVLRQV 5HQRYDWLRQV ‡)XOOGUDIWLQJ EDVL[DVVHVVPHQW train every day on their ‡,QVXUDQFH:RUN ‡)XOOVWUXFWXUDOHQJLQHHULQJGHVLJQVDYDLODEOH slopes, and for me to go over from Perisher, with ‡+RXVH ODQGSDFNDJHVDYDLODEOH ‡%REFDW 7LSSHU+LUH such small facilities we


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HAVE MORE TIME? Bushwalkers will love the range of walks in the surrounding National Parks with tall gums, impressive waterfalls and panoramic views from Mt Kosciusko to the coast. Have a fourwheel-drive? There are plenty of tracks in the surrounding area, with spectacular views from Mt Tingiringi. Keen fishermen would no doubt know about the Delegate River and other local streams which boast some of the best trout fishing in Australia. Delegate and Bendoc both have active fishing clubs. NEED TO ESCAPE THE WEATHER? On a rainy day, visit the brand-new Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre in Bombala and take a walk back in time through the

Lavender House Lions Folk Museum. The iconic Burnima Homestead is open the first Saturday of the month for tours at 10am and noon. Make sure to book ahead by calling 6458 3042 as these tours are extremely popular. Visitors can also join in the ArtEscape program during May and June at the Delegate Arts Centre. Slump/Fusion glass workshops are on offer with bookings taken through the Visitor Information Centre 6458 4622. The Bombala launch of John Blayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back Countryâ&#x20AC;? will be held Sunday 28 May at the Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre from 2pm-4pm as part of their FireSide Chat program. One day is never enough, and there are plenty of unique accommodation options in the area. Check out for more information.

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ancient Aboriginal pathways The Bundian Way is an ancient Aboriginal pathway that connects the highest part of the continent to the eastern coast. This historical walking route traverses the land between Targangal (Mount Kosciuszko) and the coast at Bilgalera (Twofold Bay, Eden). Walk a section of the track, or attempt the full 265km, described as an incredible experience with an entirely different landscape each day. There are seven sections of the track which have their own unique features and significance to Aboriginal heritage. Begin at the snow-tipped summit of Mt. Kosciuszko and follow the track along the crest of the Great Divide, down to Moyangul (Pinch), near its junction with the Snowy River. The track winds its way down through the mountains, across creeks, past campsites and huts to Delegate, where extraordinary views can be seen back along the route from McGuigans Gap. Delegate is the only town that falls along the track and is home to the

charming Bundian Way Gallery. The track continues into the South East Forests National Park before snaking above mangroves and sand flats and down to the beach track. There the track follows the coastline around to Twofold Bay. Traditionally, the Bundian Way allowed Aboriginal people from the coast and highlands to move freely in an area that was long thought of by European explorers as inhospitable and impassable. Aboriginal people used the path to follow food sources

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SMGS Australian Snowsports School of the Year On April 27, Snowy Mountains Grammar School was announced as the Australian Snowsports School of the Year and NSW Snowsports School of the Year at the 2017 Australian Ski and Snowboard Awards (SSA) at the Docklands in Melbourne. Winter sports form an integral part of the program at Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS). Snowsports is a flagship program for SMGS. Students from a variety of levels, from first-timers to Australian national team members, are supported by the school to achieve all they can in their chosen snowsports discipline(s). SMGS’ snowsports program assists studentathletes no matter where they are on the Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) Athlete Pathway Framework across most SSA disciplines. The school’s values of Challenge Belong Explore are thoroughly embedded in our snowsports program and, in turn, flow through to the school community. 2016 was a superb year for SMGS, being crowned the Co-Ed Secondary School Champions again, and also saw the launch of our new Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA). This program continued to help us promote our focus of supporting elite athletes academically, pastorally and logistically. Of the amount of planning, effort and, of course, passion that has gone into the creation of our vibrant snowsports program over the years, SMGS’ Head of Sport, Mr Tim Bland, said, “Over the past few years, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has worked hard to provide a quality snowsports program of difference for our students. I was fortunate to take over from the wonderful leadership of Mr Geoff Greentree and Mrs Sue West, whose support and encouragement of snowsports within an educational setting is one of the key reasons why our

program is so successful today. We work with a variety of resorts over the season, including Perisher, Thredbo, Falls Creek, Hotham and Mt Buller, and have built strong partnerships with these organisations. Nestled beside the shore of Lake Jindabyne, SMGS is uniquely positioned to offer a worldclass educational and snowsports experience. I am proud of the work of our students, staff and snowsports committee over the past few years, which culminated last year in the introduction of our flagship Elite Snowsports Academy. The entire school organisation is supportive of our shared vision and I am excited about the future. The Australian Snowsports School of the Year award

is a testament to the hard in the alpine environment. the whole child, and that size work of our entire school Each of our programs demonstrate community and I wish to (and particularly our Elite and financial capacity not determinative. Academy) is thank Ski and Snowboard Snowsports commitment, Australia for their have been built with care Our acknowledgement of these and support for each determination and courage student (as an individual, to go beyond what can efforts.” The SMGS community and as part of a team) by be seen and to invest in a is honoured to be teachers for whom each child’s greater horizon, has receiving this award and child (and their needs) is resulted in: • the recurrent and SMGS Chairman, Mr personally known to more success of Michael Jones, echoed than one teacher. Whilst resilient this sentiment, saying, smaller than many larger students in our snowsports “As 2016 Australian and highly competitive program; • a contribution to our Snowsports School of schools, Snowy Mountains School has legacy in snowsports in the Year and national Grammar co-ed school of the year a deep commitment to Australia; and • legitimacy in the for more than ten years supporting and enabling running, Snowy Mountains staff to go beyond the uniqueness of our vibrant programs Grammar School was day-to-day work, and co-curricular Snowy Mountains established to provide ‘a develop the special gifts at city education in a unique and abilities in each Grammar School.” Wendy Olsen, Executive alpine environment’. This child, through searching understanding of Officer of SnowSports program has been carefully for developed over the past twenty years, KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LOCAL operating permanently NEWS, SPORT, CLASSIFIEDS

ACT echoed her collegue, Steve Coopers’ sentiment about SMGS, she said “Snowy Mountains Grammar has made a significant contribution in developing and supporting snowsports athletes in Australia and this is reflected in the school winning School of the Year at the 2017 Ski and Snowboard Australia Awards. The SMGS snowsports program excels at encouraging their athletes, no matter where they are on the athlete pathway, to achieve their best.” The legacy of our school’s efforts to support its snowsports athletes in their endeavours continues long after students graduate from the school. Adam Dickson, who graduated from SMGS in 2013, is currently an NSWIS-supported athlete, and competed on the FIS World Cup in Snowboard Cross for Australia this year. Of the benefits of our Snowsports program in helping to support snowsports athletes along the SSA pathway, Adam said, “SMGS’ Snowsports program helped me develop as an athlete through my schooling years by enabling me to train and compete in my sport during the winter months in Term 3, while also supporting me academically in my education by providing opportunities for me to study outside of regular schooling hours.” As the snow starts to fall in the Snowy Mountains region, SMGS snowsports is readying itself for another exciting year.


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The annual trout spawning season has commenced for Snowy Mountains fishers. Eucumbene and Jindabyne dams are two of Australia’s most iconic trout fisheries. “While DPI stocks both dams with rainbow trout as well as Atlantic salmon and brook trout into lake Jindabyne, it is important to provide increased protection for brown trout during their annual spawning runs which provide all the recruitment to Eucumbene and Jindabyne Dams for this species,” Member for Monaro, John Barilaro said. “While this is a great at opportunity to catch large early ly spawning brown trout in the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers, there are some special rules in place to protect these iconic fish. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Inland Seniorr Fisheries Manager,, Cameron Westaway y said annual troutt spawning season n fishing rules apply y to the Thredbo River er and its tributaries and nd the Eucumbene River er and its tributaries es (upstream of the he Lake Eucumbene dam am wall and including ing Providence Portal). “A minimum size limit mit of 50cm, daily bag limit imit







of 1 and possession limit of 2 trout will apply to these rivers from 1st May to the end of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend on Monday June 12,” Mr Westaway said. “Anglers can use 1 attended rod and line with up to 2 hooks with artificial flies or lures and up to 3 treble hooks attached to any lure is permitted, while any fishing gear rigged for bait fishing is prohibited. “Fisheries Officers will be patrolling the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers to ensure that fishers are abiding by these rules.” Access for those with limited ability may be arranged through obtaining a

vehicle permit. Eligible people will be able to obtain a key and permit with two weeks’ notice from NSW DPI Fisheries after confirming eligibility. Download application here: The annual closure on fishing in trout streams for the rest of NSW will be in place from Tuesday June, 13 allowing brown and rainbow trout to breed uninterrupted until the trout fishing season re-opens on the October long weekend at 12am on Saturday September 30. Trout dams remain open to fishing throughout the year.

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SPOTTED TREE FROG FIGHTING BACK FROM EXTINCTION The critically endangered Spotted Tree Frog reintroduced into Kosciusko National Park is surprising researchers by showing outstanding survival rates and breeding sooner than expected. Four hundred of the elusive grey-green coloured amphibians were released into the park three years ago and this month monitoring shows that more than 50 percent of the frogs have survived and are breeding. David Hunter, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Senior Threatened Species Officer, is thrilled by the latest survey results as previous attempts to reintroduce this species into the park have failed. “We took a calculated risk when we reintroduced the frogs – bred in captivity at the Amphibian Research Centre in Melbourne – by placing them at a site that is outside their known range,” Dr Hunter said. “But this experiment is paying off and the survival rate for the frogs at this new site is extremely encouraging not only for these individuals but the entire species. “The frogs introduced at other sites in Kosciuszko National Park in the past have been heavily impacted

by Amphibian Chytrid Fungus a fatal pathogen that is the kryptonite of frogs,” Dr Hunter said. The endangered frog, also known as Litoria spenceri, was extinct in the he wild in 2001 in NSW, a result of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus wiping out the last known wild population. For now, this introduced population has managed to avoid this disease – a major breakthrough for frog conservation here and around the world. “We think the recentt success is largely due e to the fact that the new w re-introduction site was s selected to be much warmer er than the frogs’ previous s known location,” Dr Hunter added. “The disease flourishes in cooler, moist environments so in this case it seems we have found

the right conditions for the frogs to not only fight off the disease, but also to breed – this may be the only hope for maintaining the species in NSW, and helping them fight back from hel extinction. ext “We are quietly confident “ our approach will prove ou successful in the long term su and an that this research will provide management options pr for fo other frog species also threatened with extinction th by b this killer pathogen,” Dr Hunter said. H This NSW Government Saving Our Species and S Environmental Trust Project E aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term through reintroducing captive th bred animals. For more information on the spotted tree frog and its conservation, visit the OEH website.

CORROBOREE FROG HABITAT TRIAL IS A HOP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION More than 300 Southern Corroboree Frogs were released into remote enclosures in Kosciuszko National Park yesterday as part of a massive effort to save this critically endangered species. Gabriel Wilks from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said the frogs were successfully placed into speciallyconstructed frog enclosures within the park as part of efforts to return healthy populations of this species back into the wild. “The newly built enclosures are in very remote locations in the national park where these frogs were once found,” Ms Wilks said. “The eight specially constructed enclosures are 7 meters in diameter and essentially look like a bottomless swimming pool with native vegetation, logs and small ponds placed inside. “Designing the enclosures to ensure the frogs and their mini-ecosystems remain healthy and survive the extreme weather conditions has been a challenge. “Similar enclosures have been installed throughout Kosciusko National Park as part of a long term

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By Steve Williamson - Steve Williamson’s Fishing Adventures June has nearly arrived and so has winter and with the start to the snow season not far off so is the close of the river fishing until the October long weekend. Reflecting back at the last river fishing season, my thought is that while it was a very slow start, it was December before there was any real action, and while it may have been a very short season with river fishing slowing as the weather cooled in mid-April, it was in fact the BEST river fly fishing season in almost 20 years! In fact with so many small fish seen in the streams, all I can say at this point is that if all goes to plan it is going to be another spectacular fly fishing season later this year from early November maybe depending on the weather once again. The June Queens Birthday holiday weekend is the last chance that you have to target the early spawning trout in the Thredbo River and for those that do come to fish the river it is a very busy weekend and a lot depends on the rain and weather as to how the trout will behave. Remember this year the rivers and streams close to fishing at midnight on Monday June 12. If we get some good rain leading up to the closing weekend then the fishing will be great. If we don’t the fishing will be hard on the rivers and my suggestion is to fish the lake instead as the trout fishing on the lakes has been great over recent months. Let’s have a look at what I think will happen over the month in more depth. With only a week or so to go before the rivers close the focus will be on the Thredbo River and early spawning trout. Fly fishing on the Thredbo River will be using glowbugs and nymphs, maybe tandem fly rigs. Casting into flowing water and making certain the fly is very close to the bottom for best results. If using lures you may find that the best will be bigger minnow lures as the trout will often be quite aggressive thinking that the lure might be a little fish competing with it for eggs or even a challenge over the female trout. Lure colours that work best for trout are those with a little pink or orange on them. If you can’t fly fish and lure fishing isn’t your interest than the rig below maybe a way of catching a trout or two. Using the rig above with a float that can be half filled with some water to give it casting weight and with rubber stoppers either side of the float so as you can slide the float up and down on the line to adjust the depth of the fly so the fly is close to the river bottom, is a simple way of catching trout in a river.

Boat Trolling Back on the lake, boat trolling over the last month has been good with plenty of hard fighting rainbow trout in excellent condition giving the lake trollers a lot of fun and I would expect this pattern to continue. In winter the trout are more aggressive and trout are more likely to take a bigger lure, so bigger lures are often better. We quite often troll 9cm and 11cm lures for the bigger fish and early in the day is often best but you can troll lures all day long in winter. Other lures to use are Tasmanian Devils in pink number 55 or orange number 56 colours. These are aggression colours in winter and the trout will strike these hard. Also keep in mind a number Y36 Yellow wing for the sunnier days and Tassie Devil holographic or say a number 48 or Y48 are always worthwhile early and late in the day or off three colours or lead core line, usually out about 3 colours or 30 metres. There is still plenty of big fish at Creel Bay up near Waste Point near the mouth of the Thredbo River and it is not too difficult to fish given there is so much more water this year. You can downrigg some very big brown trout using bigger minnow lures. If you don’t have a downrigger then try putting the big minnow lure onto your lead core line and put 4 colours of lead into the water and then another 20 metres of 20lb Dacron backing and this will get you down to where the bigger browns are holding out, but remember troll slowly at about 2kpm. Use your fish finder to see where the trout are holding and keep on working them. Most of the bigger fish are going to be down near the bottom of areas like Waste Point and Creel Bay where the Thredbo River runs into the lake. The other good areas to troll are in the shallow bays like Hatchery Bay and Hayshed Bay, Sid’s Bay at East Jindabyne is also a favourite as it is a weedy bay with lots of food for trout. Lake Lure Fishing Unlike summer, you can spin all day in winter, however on sunny still days choose the deeper dropoff where the fish will cruise looking for something to eat. I find that in winter smaller 7 gram Tasmanian devils best for the deeper water on still days and the 13 gram Tassies on the windy days. Another lure that has been worth a throw is the 3 inch Stumpjumper. Pink is a great colour in winter. Orange minnow spins are also great off the bank. You can also spin with small bladed spinners in the shallow weedy bays on the lake and I like gold colours or reds. Soft plastics are also worth a try and the Strike Tigers in Vodkar and

Orange and Princess Pink colours are good and the Tasmanian Trout Frogs are also going great. Over all soft plastics for trout would have to work the best in winter. Flicking them out and working them slowly through the snags and above weed beds when the lake is low is the best way to catch trout. Like bream fishing down the coast, metal blades lures are working well on trout both in the rivers and the lakes and so well worth a try. Lake Bait fishing Over the winter months, I think the bigger trout will be cruising the bays and inlets for a feed and so that is where you should be also fishing. You can fish all day during winter but don’t fish too deep as the fish often feed in close to the shore. Bait fishing with scrub worms or artificial bait works well in winter, so long as you don’t mind sitting back and waiting, and yes this method works any time day or night. Artificial salmon eggs have been very good for catching some bigger trout at the moment. Both the worms and artificial baits are fished off the bottom with a running sinker. Remember to fish light and keep the bail arm open to let the trout run

with the bait. Grease the line with muslin to reduce friction if the trout are running and dropping baits. Artificial baits are great in winter and you only need to just use a small ball of artificial bait, just a little bigger than a pea, and a small size 12 hook will catch more fish than big hooks and big bits of bait. G a m a k a t s u manufacture a fine wire hook called a single egg hook and these are great for power bait. You can use a size 8 or 10 hook for trout in winter. Over the next few months, the areas to catch a trout on bait are Wollondibby Inlet and Creel Bay at Waste Point and Stinky Bay nearer to town. Just remember the lake is weedy but that’s where the fish like to hang out. Winter Lake Fly fishing June and July on Lake Jindabyne would have to be the hardest and coldest months for fly fishing. However if you brave the cold you will find that with the higher lake levels and fish hanging about the bays, the better areas are, Creel Bay, Hayshed and Hatchery Bay, Mill Creek Inlet, The Claypits, and The Snowy Arm. Well rug up and enjoy your trip to the Snowys,

and if coming down for a snow play trip don’t forget your fishing rod! NEWS Please NOTE: From Monday June 12 until Saturday July 1, I will be taking a well-earned break to head to the saltwater for a bit of personal fishing. During that time my shop will be closed reopening at 9am on the July 1 at 8am. Thanks for your support over the past season. After June, please call into my shop at Discovery Holiday Parks Jindabyne next to the Shell servo 02 64 561551. June roundup – the best of the best! Best method – Bait fishing with scrubbies teamed up with artificial baits. Best depth- Bottom fishing. Best lake lure – Tasmanian Devil in pink 55 or Bigger Minnow lures. Best lake area – East Jindabyne pumping station and The Claypits. Best fly method – Black Woolley Buggers on the lake. Best River – Rivers all closed to fishing until October.

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Snowpost May/June 2017  

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