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THE SNOWPOST THE LOCALLY OWNED & PRODUCED TOURIST MAGAZINE SHOWCASING THE SNOWY MONARO REGION


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Have you seen our new signs?

Regular visitors to the Snowies will have noticed a change in town signage for the area. Now an amalgamated council, the new signs depict the Snowy Monaro Regional Council logo. Locals have welcomed the new designs, with unique town taglines representing each town’s significance to the region, such as ‘Australia’s Alpine Playground’ for Jindabyne and ‘Capital of the Snowy Mountains’ for Cooma. The artwork at the top and base of the signs has been designed to represent the hills of the Snowy Monaro region.

Creative Alliance was engaged to develop the signage options for council’s considerations. Their brief was to provide a range of designs reflecting the locality and traditional owners of the land. Providing a fresher look, they help bring the region together following the amalgamation. The rear side of the signs displays the logo of region’s new application (app) ‘Snowy Guide’. Snowy Guide is designed to show off the Snowy Monaro region and make information available to visitors and

locals. Information is collated by each local centre, and organised in to one handy package. The extensive business directory helps you find places to shop, eat, buy skis and bikes, hire chains for the road, or get your car fixed. Before arriving, visitors have the chance to browse the activities and events and plan their trip around them. Snowy Guide is available to download for free for iOS devices.

Get those rods and tackle boxes ready; it’s time for the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival. This years 44th annual Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival will be run from Saturday November 4 to Friday November 10. With the trout season re-opening on October long weekend, this year’s BIG snow season will have an interesting impact on the Snowy Mountains waterways. The trout festival is always a great way to enjoy our region, catch up with friends and family and bag a big fish. Remember all you have to do is enter this year’s event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 390 Explorer 20hp Yamaha motor and trailer prize valued at over $10,000.00! T This year’s competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust. who have supplied the fabulous 20hp motor in conjunction with Riverina Marine Centre Wagga Wagga, who have supplied the new Quintrex 390 Explorer boat and trailer. You also have the chance of winning $1000 worth of

quality tackle for each fishing category. Our ability to make these prizes available is due to the strong support from some of Australia’s leading tackle wholesalers, EJ Todd & Son, JM Gillies, Pure Fishing, Clarkson Imports, Dunphy Sports, & Saga Tackle. Combined with the strong support from local businesses helps make this a fishing event not to be missed. There will be daily “secret weight cash prizes” for brown trout and rainbow trout valued as much as $1000 each. We’re also maintaining the prize pool for the Clubs/ Team Category at $1400 CASH! There will also be the prized Festival Beer Glasses for the largest rainbow and largest brown trout recorded at each weigh-in centre. The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer, and look forward to seeing you all again.

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NPWS 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT YARRANGOBILLY CAVES The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is throwing open the doors to Kosciuszko National Park with a major event at Yarrangobilly Caves to mark the Services’ golden anniversary. Everyone is invited to come along to NPWS’ 50th birthday, a free, fun-filled family day on Sunday 8 October at the caves precinct. NPWS Southern Ranges Director Mick Pettitt said the event is a celebration of the Service and an opportunity to thank the community for their support over the past five decades. “We have the privilege of caring for some spectacular reserves, including one of the country’s most iconic national parks - Kosciuszko - and proudly do so alongside the community and traditional custodians,” Mr Pettitt said. “This celebration acknowledges past and present NPWS staff and volunteers and all that we have

achieved, as well as our vision for the future enjoyment and conservation of the region’s protected areas. “It’s a free event featuring live entertainment by local group Beautiful Imperfection, displays of our firefighting equipment, the Park Air helicopter, ranger tours, refreshments provided by the Rotary Club of Tumut and plenty of fun workshops for the kids. “One of the highlights will be a traditional welcome to country by Auntie Marg Berg and smoking ceremony by NPWS’ Aboriginal discovery rangers Shane Herrington and Talea Bulger. “On behalf of NPWS Southern Ranges Branch I invite locals and visitors to come along and join the celebrations,” Mr Pettitt said. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service was established in 1967. Kosciuszko National Park is

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the largest national park in New South Wales and includes the Yarrangobilly Caves precinct, a karst system of exceptional natural significance. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 50th Anniversary Event Where: Yarrangobilly Caves When: Sunday, 8th October 10:00am - 3:00pm Cost: FREE Courtesy coach transport is available from Cooma/ Adaminaby and Tumut/Talbingo. Limited seats are available so book early to avoid disappointment on 02 69477025. For more information please contact the Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 69477025 or the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 64505600.

The Balmain Cup has been running since 1936, and is the oldest interclub Snowsports competition in Australia. It is a friendly but hard fought meeting of skiers and snowboarders and is worth keeping. The cup was donated in 1936 by the Balmain brothers, who in those days, ran a bus service in the Snowy Mountains. The Balmain bothers involvement in the event ended long ago, but their Cup legacy runs on. Back in the pre-lift days of downhill skiing, the race was held at such places as Mt Franklin, Cabramurra and Kiandra. When racers had completed a run, they would climb to the top again with skins on their skis. The race consists of a slalom, giant slalom, snowboard giant slalom and cross country

run. Each club can enter six racers in each discipline, and the best four times are taken. When the four disciplines have been completed, the club with the best overall performance is declared the winner. This year’s Balmain Cup was held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th and hosted by Guthega Ski Club. The detailed results can be found here: http://www.snowsportsact.com.au/wpcontent/uploads/2017/09/2017_Balmain_ Cup_Results_FINAL.pdf Overall Place Results 1st Cooma Ski Club 2nd Guthega Ski Club 3rd Canberra Alpine Club 4th Brindabella Ski Club 5th Tate Ski Club

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A big summer ahead in the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park

The Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has exceeded all expectations in recent years. Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports not only the country, but also in the world and the Snowy Mountains is one destination that is leading the charge with the Thredbo’s ever expanding trail network. The 2017/18 MTB season is just around the corner and the Thredbo MTB crew have some great plans in the pipeline along with clinics and events catering to all levels of riders. The long awaited Thredbo All-Mountain Trail is now 100% completed in its full 10km glory. Starting in the high alpine, the All-Mountain trail takes you three diverse ecosystems delivering flowing single-track, challenging rock-gardens and supreme views down the Thredbo Valley. Graded as an intermediate trail, the All-Mountain gives riders a unique riding experience that is not found on the regular gravity trails of the bike park.

New riders to the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will be well catered for this summer with 2 hour beginner, intermediate & advanced clinics running daily along with 2.5hr personalised private lessons tailored to the rider’s needs. New for 2017 every weekend and throughout school holidays, morning 3 hour junior ride clinics will be available for children aged 10 – 15 years of age. Utilising the beginner skills park at the Valley Terminal base, the kid’s clinics include free lift access and are designed to give junior riders an introduction to the trails of Thredbo in a fun and laidback environment with the option of upgrading to a full day lift ticket to fine tune your skills in the afternoon. Dirt Art, who are currently at the forefront of trail building in collaboration with the Thredbo Trail Crew will be commencing work on the many planned link trails which will connect the current routes together giving riders the option to mix up their style and type of trail over the 600m vertical decent. A favourite for enduro riders will be the Central Spur link making its way from the All-Mountain at the top of the Gunbarrel Express chairlift across the valley to the middle slopes of the Kosciuszko Flow & Cannonball Downhill. Also on the lower slopes we will see a more direct access from the All-Mountain finish at Creek Station, bringing riders directly back to the Valley Terminal and base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. The trails won’t stop here. At the moment Thredbo MTB have a development application submitted which will catapult the Thredbo Bike Park to be amongst the most recognised on the planet. In addition to the new link trails, the Kosciuszko Flow Trail will gain a revamp with some welcomed realignments creating more consistent flow and fun for all rider abilities. On the Cruiser Slopes, similar realignments will also be undertaken on the Thredbo All-Mountain Trail making it a more enjoyable ride than ever before. The Mountain Biking season kicks off on the 18th of November and the MTB calendar will again see the biggest events in the country hit Thredbo this summer. High on any mountain bikers to do list is the massive Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival happening across 6-10 December 2017. Coming into its second year the Thredbo Super Enduro will test the true all-rounder utilising all three gravity trails, Feb 24-25. The battle of the Schools continues with the 2018 interschool’s MTB champs March 15-18. Whether you’re new to the sport or a Cannonball pro there’s something to stoke everyone out this summer in the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.

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at Perisher’s Inaugural Brewski Craft Beer & Cider Festival A beautiful sunny spring day unfolded for the inaugural Brewski Craft Beer & Cider Festival at Blue Cow in Perisher Valley, but with high winds building, the management decided to move the event indoors to prevent plastic sample cups from littering the pristine alpine landscape.

Exhibitors and visitors welcomed this exciting event and look forward to returning next year. There were over a dozen boutique exhibitors from all over Australia, with a couple of locals from the Snowy Mountains area showcasing their beverages. The tasting area soon filled with eager beer and cider aficionados, who traded tokens for five sample beverages and a delicious hot lunch for $25 (or only $20 for Epic pass holders). Bargain! Entertainment by the DJ and traditional Oom Pah Pah Band from Cooma made for a great break from the incredible skiing conditions outside, and kept the dining area busy and buzzing from 11am until 3pm. It looks like this event has hit a sweet spot with the brewers and visitors alike. Here are some comments from the Brewski Craft Brewers: Tim Hill and Hannah – Beer Ambassadors of Capital Brewing Co - ACT “We were stoked to see so many people enjoying our

beer on the slopes and can’t wait for the next Brewski!” Max Cook – Co-owner of Jindabyne Brewing – Jindabyne NSW Good fun! Brewski is great for the craft brewing industry to be up there at Perisher. It is good that Perisher has embraced and promoted this industry through their food and beverage outlets. Nice to get up on the snow for a change! Pat McInerney – Willie the Boatman “Brewski was epic! This festival is only going to get bigger and better… it will be the highlight of ski seasons to come.” Paul Oscar – Stone & Wood- Byron Bay NSW “Definitely one of the more picturesque places to pour a beer! It was fantastic to see punters getting around craft beer and a lot of fun showing people who we are as a brewery.” Mick Neil – Philter Brewing “I’ve been coming to the mountains for a good part of

20 years and Brewski is a great initiative. Fantastic work from the Perisher team for pioneering and supporting small businesses and showcasing great Aussie independent beer!” Sam Evans – Hope Estate “It was a great chance to show off some of our excellent award winning beers. The crowds loved our new American Red Ale as they relaxed during one of the best snow seasons in 17 years.” Tim Martin – Co-Owner - Tumut River Brewing Company “It was fantastic to be up there with such a great group of people. We’re confident that our beers will be available in Perisher next season based on the fantastic support we received from the patrons!” David Purcell _ The Apple Thief Cider – Batlow NSW “Such a great event! Was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and to share Apple Thief with them. So “excidered” for next year!”

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The Thredbo Blues Festival is back in 2018 for its 24th year with another amazing program of exceptional Australian and International blues players getting up close and personal in a music festival like no other. With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo sets the stage for an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love. The festival is renowned for being a weekend of great summer vibes and of course an awesome line-up of artists. Don’t be fooled – this isn’t your typical can’t-even-seethe-stage-type festival. You’ll be treated to chilled tunes at over 15 unique venues across the resort including , outdoor poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, the Village Square and at Eagles Nest Restaurant…you’ll be some of the highest festival-goers in Australia! You can get up close and personal with the artists at the intimate dinner and lunch venues at some of Thredbo’s top restaurants. Then you can take advantage of the alpine setting and hop from fishing, hiking and biking to having sessions with some of the greatest

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Joining the Perisher Ski Patrol Inc Family

Perisher Ski Patrol Inc headquarters is the base for all Volunteer Patrollers.

Celebrating its 50th year of operation this year, Perisher Ski Patrol Inc is focused on recruiting, training and retaining volunteers from all sectors of the skiing community. They welcome new volunteers who are committed to serve the alpine community, whilst striving for excellence, safety, sustainability and fun.

Hamish Stuart is now a Probationary Patroller, having successfully completed his two years of training.

Each year, they hold three full-weekend intake sessions in Perisher where applicants are selected and inducted to become Volunteer Patrollers. In the 2017 intake, 10 new trainees, (four men and six women aged between 19 and 55yrs old) commenced their journeys as Volunteer Perisher Ski Patrollers. New recruit Ashley Keighley is a secondgeneration Patroller, her father John is still an active member of Perisher Ski Patrol. Congratulations and welcome to the new 2017 trainees: Emily Petherbridge; Darren Mitchell; Nigel Ayling; Eve Claydon; Jeremy Reizes; Matthew HaywardWright; Erika Primrose-Shepherd; Rossella Rinaldi; Stefania Nitto; and Ashley Keighley. Probationary Patroller, Hamish Stuart, has been skiing Perisher and Thredbo since he was six years old, and has always wanted to join the Ski Patrol. After talking with a family friend who was already a Volunteer Patroller, Hamish took the first step by attending an on-snow meeting. He was accepted in the 2015 season intake and has recently progressed to a Probationary patroller, after training alongside several experienced Patrollers for an average of 15 – 20 training days each season. Hamish is an engineer in the coal mining industry in Newcastle, and much of what he has learnt in Ski Patrol, he takes back to his role in the coal mine. His employer is very supportive of his volunteer role with Ski Patrol, seeing it as valuable community service. Hamish admits the training can be quite hard at times, taking

a lot of commitment, dedication and fitness… but it is also very rewarding. The minimum commitment is 14 days per season, but Hamish is aiming to attend close to 20 days per season, to benefit from the hands-on training and gain as much experience as possible. Perisher Ski Patrol Inc invests a lot of time and energy in the training of their recruits and they expect a minimum ten-year commitment from all successful applicants. Whilst constantly training on the job, no two days are the same. Signing on at 7:30am in the Patrol Hut, the patroller will attend a briefing and then be on skis patrolling in the resort, or attending to jobs until 5:15pm in all weather conditions. Hamish enjoys the challenge saying “The more you put in, the more you get out of it. You must be a competent skier on all terrain, be fit and have strong First Aid skills. Yes … it is a challenge, but worth it as you meet a lot of people and learn a lot of new skills.” His wife and three children enjoy their time on the mountain and when Hamish is rostered on the Patrol, they stay with him at the Patrol Hut. For Hamish, being a Ski Patrol Volunteer is part of his family’s way of life and allows them to spend some time on the mountain together, and perhaps recruiting the next generation of Ski Patrollers! For more information on joining Perisher Ski Patrol Inc as a volunteer contact Lee Alafaci via email: peopleculture@ perisherskipatrol.org.au or visit the website www. perisherskipatrol.org.au

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Eucumbene smoked trout wins Eucumbene Trout Farm’s smoked rainbow trout has claimed two gold medals at the 2017 Australian Food Awards (AFA). The Snowy Mountains specialty was awarded a gold medal in the Smoked Seafoods division and took out the overall Champion Australian Seafood award for 2017. Eucumbene Trout Farm’s Peter Cottrell said he has been thrilled with the recent success of his smoked trout. “We won a silver medal at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show earlier in the year and now we’ve come home with two gold medals from Melbourne! It’s very exciting.” Mr Cottrell said it was even more special to win the award in Victoria, one of Australia’s largest producers of trout. “We took them on in their home territory and came up trumps!” He said. The awards were presented at the annual AFA dinner conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV). Fourteen Champion Trophies were bestowed to 11 of the best food producers nationwide. The AFA program prides itself on the recognition and celebration of outstanding food produced across the country.

RASV CEO, Mark O’Sullivan said that this year’s winners ers were no exception to the homeomegrown excellence seen iin n previous years. “It is extremely important for Australians to not only know and see where their food comes from, but to also be proud and celebrate the e remarkable achievements ents of our Australian growers rowers and producers, who create t phenomenal produce day in and day out.” “We congratulate all of the 2017 medal and trophy winners and thank our esteemed panel of judges for their contribution to this year’s awards,” said Mr O’Sullivan. When asked what made his smoked trout so exceptional, Mr Cottrell chose his words carefully. “Without giving too much away, I focus on brown sugar and smokiness. I like to keep it simple, but concentrated.”

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APSI Demo Team Spring Sessions in Perisher

With the best snow conditions seen in 17 years, the APSI Demo Team arrived in Perisher on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September to share their skills and techniques with local instructors, and to raise funds for the APSI Demo team to attend the next Interski Congress to be held in Pamporovo Bulgaria in 2019.

The clinics were a huge success, with 50 ski instructors from all disciplines, and ski resorts in Australia, attending to upgrade their skills and certification, and to relax, learn and ride with 15 of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best trainers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the 2019 Interski Team. One female ski instructor from the West African nation of Burkina Faso made the long journey to attend. Local Level 4 APSI instructor Lisa Hogben said â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an awesome weekend! Thank you snow gods, and our telemark trainer Ben Jackson.â&#x20AC;? Saturday night was the Après Party and FUNdraiser night at Jindabyne Brewery, with ticket sale, raffles, door prizes and auctions, raising over $5000 to help fund their 2019 Interski campaign in Bulgaria. On Sunday, Bruce Easton owner of Wilderness Sports (and former APSI Demo Team member) provided a tent full of new demonstration gear including Alpine Touring and Telemark boots, skis, poles and binding and the new EVA snowshoes, for those who wanted to develop skills in a new discipline. The APSI Demo Team plays an important role in the guidance and evolution of snowsports technique and instruction in Australia. In conjunction with the APSI technical committee, the Demo Team conceive and develop new ideas that improve snowsports instruction and the lesson experience. These new methods and concepts filter down through APSI instructor trainers to snowsports instructors in every resort in Australia, and ultimately the Demo Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work benefits every skier, boarder, telemarker, nordic, and adaptive skier who attends a lesson in an Australian resort. The team is selected every four years and is comprised of the strongest technical demonstrators and progressive teachers in Australia, who then travel around the country providing training and assistance to resort instructors, and instructor trainers. Their recent work involves the development and production of the current APSI teaching manuals, progression booklet and demo DVD and mobile app.

The representation of Australia at Interski is a fundamental part of maintaining international recognition as a professional training body amongst snowsports organisations. The recognition of our certification system assists Australian snowsports instructors in gaining employment in overseas resorts. The first full official Australian Demo Team attended the St Anton Interski Congress in 1991. This team was instrumental in developing the APSI as an organisation and evolving the snowsports schools across Australia. Over the next 20 years, the team represented Australia at a further five Interski congresses and worked tirelessly with the Australian resorts to develop Australian Snowsport instruction to the world class level that it is today. Interski is an international congress held every four years, with the main purpose of evolving the snowsports industry through the interchange of ideas, snowsports methodologies, techniques and industry trends among associated nations. Over 38 countries worldwide send their top snowsports demonstrators (in all disciplines) to present their countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowsports philosophies and bring back valuable information to progress their organisation. Interski International was founded in 1951 in the Arlberg, Austria, with congresses held every two years until 1971 in Aspen Colorado, when it changed to a four-year format, and adding Nordic, and later Telemark, Snowboard and Adaptive. The only southern hemisphere Interski Congress was 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina. Brad Spalding, APSI Ambassador and past Demo Team member said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interski is one of the greatest competitions, and the comparisons and discussions between countries have been going on for years. The skill level of the current Demo Team is higher than any other seen in Australia, across all disciplines, and that has to filter down and have a major positive effect on the industry.â&#x20AC;?

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Private Gardens of the Monaro:

Explore the beauty and history of our region

The unique character of the Monaro features unspoiled grasslands and undulating treeless landscapes which are beautiful in their simplicity and diversity. The region is bordered by the Snowy Mountains to the west and coastal ranges to the east. Since settlement, the Monaro has been celebrated for its fine merino wool and now flourishes with some of the country’s best sheep and cattle properties. Private Gardens of the Monaro is a venture of three rural property owners, which offers a unique experience for both domestic and international visitors. The tours provide a rare chance to experience the essence of Australian pastoral history at three of the region’s finest gardens and iconic homesteads. The tour starts at Hazeldean, which was settled by the Litchfield family in 1865. The Litchfields expanded Hazeldean into one of the largest and most progressive merino and angus studs in Australia. Libby and Jim have recently renovated the garden to include new stone walls, expansive lawn terraces and several courtyard gardens. The garden provides spectacular vistas of the Monaro plains as well as historic stone stables built from basalt quarried from the property. The tour continues on to Shirley, near Nimmitabel, where John and Sally-Ann Cottle are continually working to enhance the spectacular grounds and garden. The property has been in the family for three generations and the seven-acre garden incorporates the unique landscape and history with the Cottles’ passion for European design. “We just love having people

here,” says Sally-Ann. “It makes all the hard work worthwhile to see people enjoying our gardens as much as we do.” “A lot of people who take our tours haven’t been onto old rural places before, so it’s an insider’s view into life on the land.” The Jardine family settled at Curry Flat in 1846 and the grand homestead was designed by well-known Monaro architect, GD Cochrane. Sue and Jim have extended the garden, adding a lake and charming garden with several ‘rooms’, including a sundial dial rose garden and reflecting eflecting pond. P r i v a t e Gardens of the Monaro p r o v i d e s morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea at each garden, along with a guided tour by y the owners, who o are always keen n to share their ir stories. “For people who ho have come from om away to visit, it’s t’s a great way to explore the unique que history and beauty auty of the region,” says Sally-Ann. “We are offering something really special to our visitors – available only to small groups, who are welcomed as our private guests,” says Libby.

T h e Spring self-drive tours are now open for bookings for October 25 and November 22. Autumn and early-Spring dates are also available for 2018. For more information, visit www. privategardensofmonaro.com.au

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Bruce Easton started guiding back in the early 80’s, travelling the world and working with World Expeditions, a business founded with Tim McCartney-Snape and Steve Colman. After a period in wholesale ski and outdoor sales, and continuing to guide and teach, he bought into Wilderness Sports with a heritage in the Snowy Mountains.

‘Try before you buy’. A snowboarder is impressed with the new lightweight EVA Snowshoes imported to Australia by Wilderness Sports. Inset: Ros Easton with the extensive range of new skis poles and boots for sale at Wilderness Sports Perisher.

He has over 30 years experience teaching XC and Telemark skiing as a trainer with the Australian Professional Ski Instructors (APSI) – Nordic and Telemark skiing. Bruce was also an APSI Demo Team member at the 2007 Interski held in Korea. Over the last 25 years, Bruce has built Wilderness Sports into Australia’s largest backcountry hire and guiding business, with an all-season retail outlet in Nuggets Crossing Jindabyne, and a winter season outlet in the National Parks & Wildlife building in Perisher Valley. His online store, blog, newsletters and social media sites are a wealth of information and offer access to products not found in mainstream retail. Bruce has been instrumental in developing and delivering quality new products and market research in the industry. Led by Bruce and his wife Ros, Wilderness Sports has become known as an outdoor sports hub, attracting passionate and knowledgeable staff who have helped to build the blossoming Snowshoe, Alpine Touring, Mountaineering and backcountry adventure sports industries in both summer and winter.

As this winter has delivered the best snow coverage and skiing conditions in 17 years, many avid backcountry skiers are eyeing off the Main Range and beyond the resorts to extend their season out to

December. The range of activities possible in these conditions is extensive, including snowshoeing, alpine touring, telemark and cross-country skiing, abseiling, rock-climbing, mountaineering, hiking, backcountry hiking and snow camping. Continued on page 17...

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OUT THE BACK with Wilderness Sports

Continued from page 16... All these alpine activities are supported by Wilderness Sports qualified guides and their equipment rental and sales department. Safety in the backcountry is a specialty, and Wilderness Sports teaches skills for entering the backcountry confidently, including topics such as equipment preparation, first aid, snow stability, weather conditions, route selection, snow camping, navigation and all it takes to enjoy the mountain safely. Courses are available from one day to five days preparing for winter backcountry travel and

expeditions, where you can improve your skills and prepare for trips to higher peaks, in your “own backyard”. Wilderness Sports schedules lessons and clinics daily from their Perisher store in the National Parks and Wildlife Service building at the Cross-Country trailhead. They have several talented and experienced instructors who cater to beginners and advanced levels in Cross Country Nordic Classic and Skate Skiing Techniques. A First Timers Ski Hire and Lesson Package is available for those new to the sport. Private and group lessons in Classic Track and Skating skills and Pre-Instructor courses for APSI instructors will hone the skills for the

more advanced and professionally inclined client. Wilderness Sports also offer Backcountry Telemark Clinics for half or full day, plus intermediate and advanced skills clinics focusing on the backcountry. For Telemark lessons on the resort from qualified APSI instructors, you will need to contact the resort Ski Schools. For more information on getting out the back this spring, contact Wilderness Sports at Jindabyne on 02 6456 2966, at Perisher on 02 6457 5966 until October 8, visit the website and online shop or drop in to the Jindabyne shop located in Nuggets Crossing.

Left: At the recent APSI Spring Sessions in Perisher, Wilderness Sports provided a tent full of demonstration equipment for the Instructors and Trainers to use.

Bruce Easton makes a final adjustment to equipment to fit the customers’ requirements.

A happy Instructor, gives the ‘thumbs up’ as he heads off to his Telemark Training Session on a set of demonstration Telemark skis from Wilderness Sports

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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? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not allâ&#x20AC;Ś 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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Entries open for

Busking Championships

.. . . . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. ......................... Entry forms are now available for the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) hosted in Cooma this November. The ANBC has become one of the Snowy Mountains most anticipated events. Each year hundreds of tourists and locals converged on Cooma to watch some of the nation’s best musicians battle it out for the crown of Australia’s number one busker.

.. . . . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. ......................... Last year the event saw a record field of buskers take to the streets of Cooma’s CBD. 161 performers showcased their talents at 28 busking hotspots before the pick of the crop were chosen to compete in the finals concert. Cooma’s Centennial Park was filled spectators for the finals concert as the winners across multiple categories were decided. Mat Brooker took out $2000 prize money for finishing first, ahead of Kit Watts and Canberra’s Tessa Devine. Last year’s winners, The String Family from Wollongong were named runners up. In the secondary division Lucy Sugerman (who went on to become a finalist on popular Channel Nine reality show The Voice), Shelby Grace and local busker, Oscar Litchfield, wowed the judges and the audience. There is always a stack of emerging talent on show at the Saturday November 4 extravaganza.

towns this year, including Ballarat, Narooma, Noosa and Peak Hill. In 2016, Stanthorpe in Queensland became the first town outside the Snowy Mountains to host a regional final. Not only does an event of this nature bring an influx of tourists to a town, but it also provides a boost to the local economy. Buskers from as far away as Queensland made their way to Cooma for the ANBC last year. The event brings in hundreds of people to region and launches what is set to be the busiest summer season the Snowy Mountains has seen. The event also coincides with the Cooma Rotary Markets. With plenty of great food stalls and homemade bits and bobs on sale, it is a great day to be out and about in Cooma, the Capital of the Snowy Mountains. For more information about the ANBC visit www. buskingcooma.com

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St Andrew’s Uniting Church Upper Hall, Cooma

FRIDAY

– Dorothy Dickens Book Shop, Cooma

– Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

^ƟǗ^’ÀÛĀÀÛ¹Ǘ?’ЬǗ Sunset – Alpine Hotel,

MND Awareness lôÀĒÀ’ǗHÀ¹¾Ā - Cooma

Cooma

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– Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Girder Fork Rally

Girder Fork Rally

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“The Kitchen Witches” - Cooma Little Theatre

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18 Cooma, Free tour with SRBEC

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“The Kitchen Witches” - Cooma Little Theatre

’¡ÐǗĀäǗĀ¾¬ǗÀ¹¾ĀÀ¬øǗ – playing in Bar 106,

äٟ’Ò’ǗĆñǗƖƔƕƛ – Racecourse Road, Bombala

Private Gardens of the Monaro Tour

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Little Theatre

– Cooma

– Cooma

Back to Nimmity: The Nimmity Bell Festival

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Cooma Ex Services Club

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Far South East =¬ÛÛ¬ÒǗÒƟǗä¹Ǘ Show – Cooma

eñôÀÛ¹Ǘ’Û¡¬ – Shannons Showground Flat Community Hall

Trick or Treat & Fancy Dress Disco Party – Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall

Visit Cooma Gardens – Cooma, Four gardens & afternoon tea

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NOVEMBER EVENTS SATURDAY

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Snowy Ride

“The Kitchen Witches” - Cooma

St Pat’s Fete - Cooma

Little Theatre

Centennial Park

Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages – Cooma

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Photograph the night sky & predict Aurora

MEA Spring Show jumping – Cooma

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Showgrounds

Michelago Spring Fair – Michelago

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Private Gardens of the Monaro Tour

The Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge – Canberra to Charlotte Pass

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25 Adaminaby Cup – Adaminaby

Geehi Bushwalkers 60th Anniversary walk

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The Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge –

The Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge –

Canberra to Charlotte Pass

Canberra to Charlotte Pass

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Open Hill Climb Mt Gladstone, Cooma

HIGHLIGHTS:

Jindy Idol Sat 7th October 6pm Jindabyne Memorial Hall

Australian National Busking Championships

Kosci Festival: Sat 28th - 29th October Visit: www.kosciuszkoheritage.com

All day Sat 4th November Cooma

Motorfest Sat 4th November | Cooma Showground

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Make the most of some of the best global resorts with the Mountain Collective…

The Mountain Bike Event of the Year is back

Cannonball MTB Festival 2017• 6-10 December The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival 2017 celebrates its fifth birthday with a packed program of gravity events and non-stop entertainment December 6-10. The Festival will see amateurs, rising stars and the world’s best descend on Thredbo for five days of dirt defying action and the chance to take home their share of a whopping $70k in cash and prizes. This is the biggest prize purse ever seen at an Australian gravity inspired event. The five mega events will attract different level of riders from not only the nation but from around the world, so don’t be surprised if you see your favourite pro rider on the mountain. The line-up of show stopping events includes the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s Village Green, the Whip Wars Big Air held on a purpose built kicker, the Maxxis All Mountain Assault, the leg burning Canyon Flow Motion Cup and the rough We Are Lusty Australian Open Downhill! With categories to suit all abilities, the

Cannonball MTB Festival is a great introduction to the growing world of mountain bike competition. So if you haven’t competed before, Cannonball is a great place to start. Just choose an event that aligns with your skill and ability. Participation across all events is crucial for the pro field as these riders will have the chance to be crowned King or Queen of Cannonball. Points scored across each event will determine this factor. Five years of Cannonball means the village will come to life with a sublime selection of entertainment across the weekend. We’ve got this mountain bike party covered with live gigs and DJ’s spinning tracks until late!

The spring thaw is on and that means it’s time to plan the next year of skiing and stoke, and with the Thredbo 365 Pass, you get some unreal global benefits at all of the Mountain Collective Resorts…it’s time to go powder hunting. So here’s how it works, with the Thredbo 365 Pass you get unlimited 50% off one day lift tickets at ALL the Mountain Collective Partners with NO blackout dates, that includes some pretty awesome powder destinations in the US and Canada. There’s also the affiliate resorts that now include powder-central Japan, with up to five days of discounted day passes, in fact 50% off. Check out

some of the deep-snow excitement below…we’ll see if you can resist booking a Mountain Collective trip… Huge news this year is the addition of Niseko resort to the list of Mountain Collective affiliates, alongside existing affiliate Hakuba Valley, Japan’s largest ski resort. Japan is renowned for its insane powder but with all the smaller areas within both larger options, there really is something for everyone. Japan is only a short flight from Australia and with your pass you can snag five days of 50% off one day passes. To see the full rundown of all Mountain Collective benefits visit thredbo.com. au/mountaincollective

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THE Beers are better at the Banjo

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The Fly Program is more than just fishing Matt Tripet is a man on a mission. The young father of three children (soon to be four in October) is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, teaching the art of fly fishing at Lake Crackenback Resort on the picturesque Thredbo River. After his brother-in-lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suicide in 2013, Matt and his wife Amelia decided to create a program that would make a difference to men suffering from depression and who might be potentially at risk of suicide. The Fly Program was launched in October 2016, and has just successfully run the first pilot program in May, testing the logistics and content to ensure the quality control is right for the first official Men In Flight retreat in November. The Fly Program is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to raise the awareness and combat the impacts of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide in the Australian adult male community. The concept of The Fly Program is unique and it is built around four key components Explore, Cast, Discover and Recover. Exploration is the very reason why many pursue the next bend in the river and peddle over the next mountain pass â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it is through exploration we have the platform we can explore our innerselves. The Fly Program is committed to providing men an environment where they not only explore amazing locations on the mountain bike, or with the fishing rod at hand but also use these experiences as the platform to explore new frontiers within themselves. Casting a line by a mountain stream, or an untouched shoreline has a powerful means to engage an instinctive and primal part of the male psyche. At The Fly Program they understand that casting a line is a wonderful platform to help Australian men escape the disruptions of everyday life and become the vehicle that takes them to some of the most inspiring locations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but also â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;castingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; awareness of the impact of depression, PTSD and suicide in our male society. Through discovery in nature men can learn to escape the distractions of everyday life and bring clarity to thought. They believe at The Fly Program that discovery of our world is also an amazing metaphor; assisting Australian men discover new places within themselves

through life changing adventures. The Fly Program believes that nature is like fuel for the soul, with numerous studies demonstrating that exposure and participation in the natural world increases energy and a heightened sense of well-being, increasing feelings of happiness and health. It is their sole objective to get more men in the outdoors, as active participants and create an environment where they can tackle these threads of mental illness as a team, not suffer as individuals. On hearing of Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision, many of the founding sponsors and board members immediately responded with substantial contributions, valuable advice and consultation. Matt considers his team like family, and humbly suggests that he is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;riding on the shoulders of giantsâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether you are a bricklayer or the CEO of a billion-dollar global company everything on the river is equal and there is no agendaâ&#x20AC;Ś it is a very humbling environment and a level playing fieldâ&#x20AC;? said Matt.

and depression affect women and men equally, yet six out the eight people who take their own lives every day in Australia, are men. The statistics are stark. Studies have found that men tend not to seek help, at a quarter of the rate that women do, and become socially e x c l u s i v e . Oversleeping, eating disorders, a l c o h o l and drug

abuse, gambling are all symptomatic behaviours, and deeply embedded in the Australian male culture. Matt believes that there is a need to create environments that embrace a holistic approach around dealing with menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a huge help to me when I was going through my own struggles, being out on my bike or out on the river fishing. When we are out in nature and connected to nature, there is a wonderful restorative effect or positive impact on our psycheâ&#x20AC;? reflects Matt. In our community, the mental health impacts of anxiety

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The Fly Program is more than just fishing The Fly Program is designed to be a preventative or early-intervention programme for guys who have exposed to an event, or circumstances in their life, that have put them in a place of challenge, whether it be PTSD, anxiety or depression. The Men In Flight Program aims to assist Aussie men with the resources that support healthier lives, physically and mentally. Men who have faced stress, anxiety and/or have been exposed to a difficult event in their life can be nominated into a program through the Community Referrals link on the website. All nominated participants are reviewed through The Fly Program’s screening process to ensure that the program meets the needs of the individual as an early intervention, or post-clinical intervention mental wellness program. The NSW and ACT chapter of the Men In Flight program commences in the NSW Snowy Mountains with a four-day, once-in-a-lifetime adventure retreat. Men will discover new places through lure and fly fishing programs and discover some of Australia’s epic alpine wilderness locations on a mountain bike. It is in these iconic settings that they can create powerful platforms to talk, support and educate participants. Each participant receives a personalised light training and nutrition plan with Anytime Fitness four weeks prior

to the retreat to prepare themselves physically for the challenges of the four-day adventure. The remaining seven weeks of the program are completed in the participant’s place of residence, which includes a comprehensive gym membership at any Anytime Fitness franchise across Australia, journaling programs, online forums and weekly mental fitness programs. After every eight-week Men In Flight Program, participants will also be invited to attend one of the ‘Men In Flight Conclaves.’ The conclaves are a great way to review the eight-week journey participants enjoyed together, have a laugh and to also reconnect with newly found friends made on the programs. Each programme costs $1450 per person to run, but with small and large sponsors and donors heavily subsidising the programme, the participant pays only $485. Components of the Men In Flight programme donated by major sponsors Sponsors and supporters of The Fly Program testing the include: program, the trail and the waters at Lake Crackenback in May. Anytime Fitness three-month subscription (four weeks pre-retreat and eight weeks on the have a chapter established in every state and territory programme with access to all support) in Australia within five years. He suggests that it also Accommodation and meals @ Lake Crackenback Resort has the potential to expand overseas - but strong and & Spa for four days deep foundations need to be consolidated here first. Access to brand new Trek mountain bikes (fleet of ten By creating the right environment to intervene and bikes) change the direction of someone’s life – “one on one” Access to top of the line fly fishing – Matt believes that this program can have a massive and sport fishing gear and waders positive impact on the whole community. In the first two supplied by Daiwa Australia and weeks since launching the programme, over 25 men Manic Tackle Project. from a wide geographical catchment area have been Attending Outdoor Expos and nominated for referral, and as there are only ten places Conferences are a key marketing per retreat, the demand for this programme is strong. Trek Mountain strategy in getting this not-for- Retreats are scheduled for 17th – 20th November, 2nd Bikes take the profit organisation’s name known – 5th February, 2nd – 5th March, 6th – 9th April and 4th participants into in the wider community. The quest – 7th May. for ongoing funding is competitive, Corporate and Group Retreats, Employees in undiscovered but Matt and his Board of Directors Focus Programmes and Fly-Fishing Tours and territory and a are committed to making the Fly Guided Experiences are offered to generate funds whole lot of fun. Program grow organically and and resources, directly contributing to men in our sustainably. Over the next couple community who need support. of months, the Fly Program team All images will travel to Tasmania, Victoria and For more information, contact Matt Tripet at info@ Courtesy of The NT to raise funds, awareness and flyprogram.org.au, or visit the website www.flyprogram. recruit candidates for the Men in org.au where you can nominate an Aussie ‘brother’, book Fly Program. Flight programme. a Corporate Group Program or make a tax-deductible How big can the Fly Program get? donation. Matt’s goal for this programme is to

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World Telemark Day Free the Heel Southern Style

World Telemark Day began in 2003 when Josh Madsen from Freeheel Life and Telemark Skier magazine (USA) set aside a day for Telemark skiers to meet up and ski together, usually held in early March in the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere held its World Telemark Day on September 9th this year at Perisher, organised by Wilderness Sports, Jindabyne and the NSW Nordic Ski Club.

Ten Telemark skiers turned up for the event to ride the lifts and ski the slopes at Perisher, having a great time skiing together across the whole resort, and finishing around 3pm. Seeing a group of Telemark skiers descending the Front Valley slopes with graceful turns, deep knee bends and free heels was a unique and impressive sight. There appears to be a growing interest in Telemark skiing with more people being seen telemarking at resorts and in the backcountry. The NSW

Nordic Ski Club was formed out of people’s desire to travel on cross country touring skis far into the remote regions of Kosciuszko National Park in NSW and Alpine National Park in Victoria. The NSW Nordic Ski Club aims to encourage more people to take up Telemark skiing and grow the community of skiers with events such as World

It was an impressive line-up of freeheeling Telemark skiers, led by Andrew Stanger of NSW Nordic Ski Club, who graced the Front Valley slopes at Perisher on World Telemark Day, September 9th.

Telemark Day, Telemark Clinics and ultimately Telemark races and Freestyle events. “It would be great to have Telemark squads and an Australian Telemark team to complete in World Cup events,” said Andrew Stanger, President NSW Nordic Ski Club.


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Hold Forum in Jindabyne

Recently the L’Etape Australia team held a public forum at Rydge’s Horizons Resort to discuss the cycling event to be held on Saturday December 2.

Race Director Florent Malézieux presented the updated details of the course and registration process to a crowd of around forty local volunteers, cyclists and business owners. He has estimated that close to 5000 entrants will be riding in the second L’Etape Australia event, a dramatic increase from last year’s inaugural event with nearly 3500 riders. In addition, it is estimated that 4500 supporters and family members will be sharing the experience. Approximately 70 percent of the entrants will attempt the full 157km Race that finishes in Perisher Valley, and the remainder will cycle the 126km Ride whose finish line is in Jindabyne at Banjo Paterson Park. The event village will be e in Bullock’s Flat Ski Tube carpark,, where e the registrations take place on Friday y December 1, and the presentations ations s and entertainment will be staged d on Saturday December 2.

Management authorities. With the increased number of entrants and their supporters, there is a corresponding increase in demand for volunteers to assist with the smooth running of this major event. The organisers have rolled out their recruitment campaign, and urge anyone who is interested in volunteering to register their interest online in the first instance, or get in touch with Isabelle Slack, Volunteer Co-ordinator via email info@letapeaustralia.com or phone (02) 8272 4509.

One of the appealing features of this style of cycling event is the atmosphere created and fostered by the individual communities along the route. Jindabyne, Berridale and Dalgety will retain the same colour themes used last year, that of yellow, green, and pink polka dot

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The L’Etape Australia team (from right): Florent Malezieux, (Race Director); John Weston (Operations Manager); Isabelle Slack (Volunteer Manager); James Trickey (Race Coordinator) and Fasih Syed (Registrations Coordinator)

Free shuttle buses will transport spectators and entrants between Bullock’s Flat and Jindabyne to reduce the vehicular traffic, and residents and businesses will be notified of the details of road closures s and re-instatement, well in advance off the event, once finalised with Traffic c

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30 Continued from page 29... Snowy Hydro and British Airways, two of the major sponsors, are offering a prize for the best artwork produced for Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Etape. The prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Paris to watch the final stage of next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tour de France. More details about this competition will be announced in coming weeks. The village at Bullockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flat will also showcase sponsorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stalls and all local businesses are offered a free stall site to market their products and services. In coming weeks, these sites will be open for bookings and information will be posted on the Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Etape Facebook page. A smaller event village will be located at the Ride finish area opposite the Old Jindabyne Town Centre in Banjo Patterson Park, with a BBQ and entertainment. With just over two months to go, training and preparation are starting to step up amongst the large contingent of Jindabyne Cycling Club members who have registered either as solo or team entrants. At last count it was over fifty, all of whom intend to ride in club kit, which will present a fantastic visual effect for the media. This event will be covered again by SBS, and broadcast on Christmas Eve as they did last year, which is a major boost for our cycling tourism visibility as it will be seen around Australia and beyond. The major drawcard will be Chris Froome, the current and four time Tour De France Champion. He will be starting last in the Race and will also be present to deliver a couple of clinics in the Jindabyne Cinema on Friday, and will attend the presentation ceremony at 5pm on Saturday. Although Early Bird registrations have now closed, it is not too late to enter, and all volunteer registrations are still very welcome. For more information visit the website www.letapeaustralia.com

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people from all corners of the country getting out and taking pictures of Australia’s beautiful scenery,” he said. “This competition is a great chance for people to capture this beauty and properly appreciate nature – last year alone we received a massive 16,210 entries.” The winners will have their work featured online, as well as being featured in a 2018 edition of Wild – Australia’s longest-running outdoor adventure magazine. Entries will be judged by some of Australia’s most highly sought-after nature photographers: Ben Goode, Mark Seabury, Michael Snedic and Sera Wright. Competition judge, highly-awarded photographer and 2016 winner Mark Seabury, is looking forward to seeing this year’s entries. “I love competitions like this where people are encouraged to go out and give photography a go –

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The SMGS 2017 Interschools Team. The Jindabyne Central School 2017 Interschools Team. The phenomenal success of the Interschools Interschools shows recreational skiers that class mates to participate, said Daniel Bosco, NSW Snowsports Championships continued throughout competing in snow sports can be fun and particularly, Snowsports Chairman. 2017, with over 19,000 event entries across six the ‘team environment’ created by the program draws “The team based structure is the fundamental reason why we have seen so much growth in Interschools, regional, state and national events held at Perisher, in more skiers. “I have always believed that the most important which has been running at 6-10 percent per year for Thredbo, Falls Creek, and Mt Buller. NSW Interschools once again experienced an children in an Interschools ski team are the third and many years”, Mr Bosco said. Overseeing Sporting Organisations such as NSW average eight percent increase in event numbers Snowsports and Ski and Snowboard Australia, across all events. This saw the 2017 event use the Interschools Snowsports Championships day expand to a five-day event for Regional as a talent identification platform, offering Championships, and six-day event for the NSW potential athletes the opportunities to attend State Championships. camps, programs and entry into a higher level of The Chair of NSW Interschools, Steve Cooper, events. This provides a greater pool of athletes believes the success comes from the collective being exposed to the sport, and has produced hard work and dedication of the NSW/ACT/ a significant number of emerging and talented VIC Interschools Committees, resorts, schools, athletes across all snowsports disciplines. sponsors, volunteers and the local communities. To this end, they run Junior Series events, provide The 2017 Subaru Australian Interschools introductory training and most importantly our NTAC Snowsports Championships saw 3,340 event program (NSWS Talented Athlete Camp) which entries, with 235 Schools from Victoria, New South is the emerging talent program designed to show Wales, ACT, South Australia, Western Australia, upcoming athletes the next steps for competitive Queensland and Tasmania competing at Mt Buller in September. The atmosphere at an Interschools event is electric, colourful, training and becoming an athlete. noisy and very busy with school teachers, parents, friends and This year 22 students attended the camp, with great feedback and success. The weekend camp provided Three NSW Schools were awarded National family members, Race & Events employees from the resort, information about training, diet, sport psychology, Champion Schools and included: volunteers and officials all contributing to the team spirit, • Jindabyne Central School Co Ed Primary School safety and fun on the day. It helps when the weather is perfect, pathways and much more. •Snowy Mountains Grammar School Co Ed as it was for Division 6 Alpine at the NSW Championships on NSW Snowsports continue to explore and identify ways that they can direct more Interschools Secondary School Front Valley in Perisher. competitors towards our athlete pathways, which • The Scots College Boys Secondary School fourth skiers. The top skiers are probably already part has contributed to Snowsports being recognised as Congratulations to these schools and all the of a program but it gives their classmates a chance to one of the most consistent and highest performing competitors who competed during the recent Subaru be part of a successful team and something to aspire sports, in the Australian sports system. to. In following years, you generally find that those For more information on Interschools, and the NSW Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships. It is widely recognised that the success we have at third and fourth team members take up training, their Snowsports programmes, visit www.nswsnowsports. elite level stems from Interschools and the massive families become more engaged and before you know com.au impact it has on overall participation numbers. it they are the team’s top skiers and encouraging more

Perisher’s Alpine Bear to Close Pub to Pub Race

Jeweller Rod Bear will close The Alpine Bear retail shop at the end of the 2017 season after 37 years in the Perisher Shopping Centre. Rod Bear’s extensive jewellery collection will still be available online after his retail shop in Perisher closes. Rod Bear opened his retail jewellery online store www.thealpinebear.com shop The Alpine Bear in the Perisher and Rod will continue to work from his Centre in 1981, and as the season Jindabyne home-based studio. closes in early October, so will his retail Having just turned 80, Rod has now plans for retirement, but will seek a shop. Rod’s custom-made jewellery, mostly better work-golf balance as often as featuring his iconic snowflakes, has possible at his favourite Federal Golf been a must-have memento for Perisher Club in Canberra. visitors for 37 years. His jewellery Congratulations and all the best for the collection will still be available from his future Rod and The Alpine Bear.

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This iconic event still has a pulse, as seen on a very blustery and blizzardy first Thursday in September this year. The bar at Smiggins Hotel began to fill with helium balloons and colourful costumes around lunchtime as visitors looked on with amusement. The Pub to Pub Race started in 1983, by Barney Davis and friends over a beer, grew into a massive event with over a thousand entrants, television crews and an enormous following. You can still see the Honour board on the wall, Make-up and wardrobe failures did not put off the but the winners’ names inscribed diehard entrants, who made it to the Man from there stopped in 2012. Due to Snowy River Hotel. previous issues with crowds and Sundeck, The Pub at the Manor, The Man insurance, the race was officially disbanded and wound down, but not from Snowy River and Jax Bar at Perisher Valley Hotel. forgotten. Now a small bunch of resort staff and This year the weather caused some seasonal workers enjoy the opportunity to smudged make-up, and most made it to all dress up, strap on a pair of skinny skis and five watering holes with no mishaps. The head off to the next pub for some good- only person to participate in every Pub to Pub is Barney, who still wears his original natured fun. The race starts and ends at Smiggins T-Shirt and windcheater, which are now Hotel, enjoying a responsible ale at each of considered collectors’ items.


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Con Donohue and the

Mountain Mail Service By Bob Piper.

While there have been many recluses living in the Snowy Mountains over the years Con Donohue is remembered as one of the very special ones. The recent discovery of a photo of Con and fortunately being able to connect it with expressive letters he wrote in 1930 to the former Postmaster General’s Office (Australia Post), now enable his amazing story to be told. In the 1920s, and possibly earlier, Con lived a very secluded life as a market gardener in a remote area of the Snowy Mountains, then called O’Hares Creek (this area later became better known as Sue City during the building of the Snowy Mountains Scheme). In a simple bush hut and with a few horses he grew vegetables for himself and carried some left over into nearby Ravine (Lobbs Hole) village to sell for extra pocket money. Con’s unique clothes washing technique is also still talked about. He used to hang them on a wire on the edge of the Tumut River and the fast flowing water washed and rinsed them to perfection overnight. As a little girl in the 1930s Pat Howard (nee Paterick) at Ravine remembers him bringing in rhubarb for her mother, and her father in turn shoeing Con’s horses for him. In addition Con was growing the Indian herb Golden Seal, the seeds which he had personally imported from America. Further pocket money was gained by guarding the nearby wooden sheep bridge over the Tumut River from bushfires for the Tumbarumba Council. From 1925 George Henry Yan (Pat Howard’s grandfather) ran the Post Office at Ravine for the princely sum of 30 pounds a year. By 1929 the population was so sparse there that it was decided to close it down. Con was furious and let it be known in no uncertain words and letters what he thought. Some excerpts from his lengthy correspondences are worth sharing: This action of the district inspector at Cootamundra in closing this office shows

him to be an inhuman monster whose delight is, to cause inconvenience to people who are doing their best to develop our country. …no doubt it would give this official the utmost possible pleasure to deprive all of us of our vote people that he would think would vote for a Labor government… …to judge by his letter, he is a perfect Peckersniff. C. Donohue, Ravine, 3/2/1930.

The Cootamundra District Postal Inspector was more restrained in his earlier file note saying… The writer is an elderly man of peculiar habits, who does a little market gardening. J.A. Reid, District Inspector Cootamundra, 17/1/1930. In the 1930s, with the closure of the Ravine Post Office, Con then had to make his way further afield to Kiandra (20 kms) for his banking and business. On one these visits he asked young Patricia Paterick (then about 12) at the Post Office whether she had a bank account. When she said “no” Con produced a 10 shilling note and told her to open herself an account. In those days Australian Post offices ran branches of the Commonwealth Bank. That 10 shillings in today’s money would be worth around $100. Seventy five years on we remember Con, this fine old man of the mountains and his generous gift. In 1936 Evan Sawkins camped overnight at O’Hares Bridge and spent some time talking with Con. He left a few stores for him and on departing the following morning towards Tumbarumba Con cheerily said to him: “I’m not lonely, I’m in a bubble of excitement to see how my pansies turn out in the spring”. Sawkins story on Con appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 1 February 1936 and included a shadowy photo of the bridge with the back of a man, no doubt Con, gazing down the river. The article was appropriately titled The Caretaker. New South Wales BDM records show that Cornelius Donohue died at Tumbarumba in 1940 aged 59. There is no record of him serving in World War I but he had been born at Tumut in 1881, possibly with two brothers named James and Thomas. Perhaps now is an appropriate time for a fitting plaque to Con Donohue to be installed near the present Sue City site, so that he is not forgotten. Pat Howard, who knew him so well, would love to unveil it. # With appreciation to Pat Howard of Tumut, as well as Australia Post Historical Section for their assistance in telling Con’s remarkable story. The writer would be pleased to hear from any others who can add to Con’s story – at mars55@tpg.com.au


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Holiday destination ‘Elm Cottage’ honoured

Nestled in the foothills hills of the Snowy Mountains, luxury holiday destination, Elm Cottage has for the second year been internationally recognised by Lux Holiday and Spa as the ‘Best Pet Friendly Accommodation’.

Owners of Elm Cottage, David and Deborah Sheldon were thrilled and humbled to receive the news. “It’s been a big year for Deborah and I, we have just opened our 5th cottage, ‘Yellow Box’ which caters for both small events such as family reunions and weddings. It is also fitted out to accommodate those with impaired mobility that are looking for a regional experience. “We must be doing something right, not only is this the second award from Lux in as many years…Elm Cottage was also recognised by Trip Advisor with its fourth award in six years,” said David. David and Deb are the first to admit 98 percent of the pets that visit are dogs. “It has surprised us just how mindful guests with dogs are toward the cottages, yes we supply doggy treats, bowls and poop bags but it is our guests that ensure their K9’s behave and respect the property which has been a blessing. It’s a great holiday destination for families with dogs as the owners and dogs get to enjoy the great outdoors together,” adds Deborah. Over the years, both Deborah and David had listened to all the

‘so called’ guru’s of the tourism industry, but in the end settled on their own mantra of ‘if it is to be it’s up to Elm Cottage’. They set up their our own strategy, standards, guidelines and journey forward. Elm Cottage continue to research current visitor expectations and visit other establishments to keep in tune with current trends nationally and internationally. “When Elm Cottage was first developed in 2003, we believed it would be a work in progress. As we continue to evolve and develop the property to meet our visitors’ expectations, both Deborah and I believe in the ‘sensible tourism’ philosophy to protect and revive the land we have developed, coupled with enhancing the economic and social fabric of our region. “When we look at the awards Elm Cottage has been recognised with, Deb and I are delighted as these awards are how our visitors and peers see and experience Elm Cottage which make them all the more important,” David said. When asked about the future of Elm Cottage, Deborah said, “it’s simple: Elm Cottage will continue to provide the ideal environment for their guests to enjoy a break and for families to reconnect away from madding crowds.”

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Berridale Post Office KŶĞͲƐƚŽƉƐŚŽƉ͊&ƵůůWŽƐƚKĸĐĞ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ͕DŽŶĞLJKƌĚĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ/ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůDŽŶĞLJdƌĂŶƐĨĞƌƐ͕^ƚĂƟŽŶĞƌLJĂŶĚWƌŝŶƚĞƌ ĂƌƚƌŝĚŐĞƐ͕'ŝŌƐ͕ŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛ƐdŽLJƐ͕hŶůŽĐŬĞĚWŚŽŶĞƐ͕^/D ĂƌĚƐ;dĞůƐƚƌĂĂŶĚKƉƚƵƐͿ͕WŚŽŶĞĐĐĞƐƐŽƌŝĞƐ͕ŽŶĨĞĐƟŽŶĞƌLJ͕ >ŽĐĂůůLJƌĂŌĞĚ'ŝŌƐĂŶĚ,ŽŵĞǁĂƌĞƐ͕ŶĞǁƐƉĂƉĞƌƐ͕ŽƌƉŽͲ ƌĂƚĞ&ůŽǁĞƌƐ;dŚŽƌŶΘ^ŶŽǁͿ͕ƌƵŶĞůůŝ͛ƐŽīĞĞWŽĚƐ͕^ŶŽǁLJ DŽƵŶƚĂŝŶƐŽīĞĞ͕'ŝŌĐĂƌĚƐĂŶĚǁƌĂƉƉŝŶŐƉĂƉĞƌ͕EĞƐƚKĨ WĂŵďƵůĂ͕,ƵƚǁŽŽĚƐĂŶĚůĞƐĂŶĚdŝůůĞLJWƌŽĚƵĐƚƐ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ϮϰDLJĂĐŬ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͖ĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞ͕ϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ϲϰϱϲϯϮϰϬ ,ŽƵƌƐ͗DŽŶĚĂLJƚŽ&ƌŝĚĂLJϴ͗ϯϬĂŵƚŽϱ͗ϬϬƉŵ


Berridale Highlander Combined Services ,ŝŐŚůĂŶĚĞƌŝƐLJŽƵƌŝŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚĮƌĞƉƌŽƚĞĐƟŽŶƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƌ͕ŽīĞƌŝŶŐĂĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨĮƌĞƉƌŽƚĞĐƟŽŶƉƌŽĚͲ ƵĐƚƐ͕ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ͕ĐŽŶƐƵůƚĂŶĐLJĂŶĚĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞLJĂůƐŽŽīĞƌ ĂĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨĚĂƚĂ͕ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƐĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƚƐŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚĞůĞǀŝƐŝŽŶĂŶĚƐĂƚĞůůŝƚĞŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶĂŶĚ ƌĞƉĂŝƌƐ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ ϲϬ:ŝŶĚĂďLJŶĞZŽĂĚ͕ĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞE^tϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϲϰϱϲϯϯϯϯ tĞďƐŝƚĞ͗ ǁǁǁ͘ŚŝŐŚůĂŶĚĞƌ͘ŶĞƚ͘ĂƵ KƉĞŶ͗ DŽŶĚĂLJƚŽ&ƌŝĚĂLJϵ͘ϯϬĂŵƚŽϱ͘ϬϬƉŵ

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Trades & Services

GSR Aluminium Windows & Screens KǀĞƌϮϱzĞĂƌƐ/ŶƚŚĞŐůĂƐƐĂŶĚǁŝŶĚŽǁŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͕ ^ƉĞĐŝĂůŝƐŝŶŐŝŶĚŽŵĞƐƟĐ͕ĂƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƵƌĂůĂŶĚĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů ĂůƵŵŝŶŝƵŵǁŝŶĚŽǁƐĂŶĚĚŽŽƌƐ͕ŇLJƐĐƌĞĞŶƐĂŶĚŇLJƐĐƌĞĞŶ ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ƐĞĐƵƌŝƚLJƐĐƌĞĞŶƐĂŶĚĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĨƌĂŵĞůĞƐƐ͕ƐĞŵŝͲĨƌĂŵĞůĞƐƐ ĂŶĚĨƵůůLJĨƌĂŵĞĚƐŚŽǁĞƌƐĐƌĞĞŶƐ͕ŶĞƌŐLJĞĸĐŝĞŶƚĚŽƵďůĞ ŐůĂnjĞĚǁŝŶĚŽǁƐĂŶĚĚŽŽƌƐ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ dŚĞ'ĂƚĞǁĂLJŽŵƉůĞdž  ϯϮ:ŝŶĚĂďLJŶĞZŽĂĚ͕ĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞE^tϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϬϰϬϰϭϬϬϱϵϭ ,ŽƵƌƐ͗DŽŶĚĂLJƚŽ&ƌŝĚĂLJϵĂŵʹϱƉŵ

CJ Windscreens & Repairs ĂŵĂŐĞĚǁŝŶĚƐĐƌĞĞŶƐŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚĂŶĚƌĞƉůĂĐĞĚƚŽƚŚĞďĞƐƚ ĂŵĂŐĞĚ ǁŝŶĚƐĐƌĞĞŶƐ ŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚ ĂŶĚ ƌĞƉůĂĐ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐ͕ƌĞĂƌĂŶĚƐŝĚĞŐůĂƐƐŝŶĂůůƚLJƉĞƐŽĨ ǀĞŚŝĐůĞƐĨƌŽŵĂƵƚŽ͕ĨĂƌŵĂŶĚŵĂƌŝŶĞ͘ƐŬĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞŝƌĞƚĂŝůͲ ŝŶŐ͕ƟŶƟŶŐĂŶĚǁŝŶĚƐĐƌĞĞŶǁŝƉĞƌƌĞƉůĂĐĞŵĞŶƚ͘ůůǁŽƌŬŝƐ ǁĂƌƌĂŶƚĞĚǁŝƚŚǀĞƌLJĐŽŵƉĞƟƟǀĞƉƌŝĐĞƐ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ ĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞ'ĂƚĞǁĂLJŽŵƉůĞdž  ϯϮ:ŝŶĚĂďLJŶĞZŽĂĚĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞE^tϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ϬϰϭϯϭϬϳϴϮϰ tĞďƐŝƚĞ͗ǁǁǁ͘ĐũǁŝŶĚƐĐƌĞĞŶƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ĂƵ ,ŽƵƌƐ͗DŽŶĚĂLJƚŽ&ƌŝĚĂLJϵĂŵʹϱƉŵ

Own your Lifestyle. Find your space in the Snowy Mountains

Mortgage Choice &ƌĞĞ ,ŽŵĞ >ŽĂŶ ƐƐŝƐƚĂŶĐĞ ĨŽƌ WƵƌĐŚĂƐĞ Ž &ƌĞĞ,ŽŵĞ>ŽĂŶƐƐŝƐƚĂŶĐĞĨŽƌWƵƌĐŚĂƐĞŽƌZĞĮŶĂŶĐĞ͘ ŽŶŶĂŝƐĂŚŽŵĞůŽĂŶƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝƐƚ͕ĞĂŐĞƌƚŽƐŚĂƌĞŚĞƌĞdžƉĞƌͲ ƟƐĞƚŽŚĞůƉLJŽƵďĞƩĞƌƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚƚŚĞŚŽŵĞůŽĂŶƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ͘ ŽŶŶĂĐŽŵƉĂƌĞƐůĞŶĚĞƌƐĂŶĚŚĞůƉƐLJŽƵĂǀŽŝĚĨĞĞƐ͘^ĞƌǀŝĐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ^ŶŽǁLJDŽƵŶƚĂŝŶƐͬZŝǀĞƌŝŶĂƐŝŶĐĞϮϬϬϲ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ WKŽdžϯϯĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϭϯϬϬϱϵϭϵϱϬŽƌϬϰϬϰϲϲϲϲϯϵŽƌ;ϬϮͿϲϰϱϲϮϲϮϳ tĞďƐŝƚĞ͗ ǁǁǁ͘ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞĐŚŽŝĐĞ͘ĐŽŵ͘ĂƵͬĚŽŶŶĂ͘ƌŽďƐŽŶ ŵĂŝů͗ĚŽŶŶĂ͘ƌŽďƐŽŶΛŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞĐŚŽŝĐĞ͘ĐŽŵ͘ĂƵ

IImage a ccourtesy ourtesy r rt rtesy off Kos Kosciuszko scciuszko ciusz iuszko Thredbo Thred Thre r

Snowy River Real Estate WƌŽƉĞƌƚLJƐĂůĞƐĂŶĚŚŽůŝĚĂLJůĞƫŶŐƐ͘>ŽŽŬŝŶŐĨŽƌĂƚƌĞĞ ĐŚĂŶŐĞ͍ƌĞĂƚĞLJŽƵƌƐƉĂĐĞŝŶŽƵƌ^ŚŝƌĞ͊ƵLJŝŶŐĂŚŽŵĞ͕ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŝŶŐLJŽƵƌŝŶǀĞƐƚŵĞŶƚƉŽƌƞŽůŝŽ͕ƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶŐĨŽƌĂĐŽŵͲ ŵĞƌĐŝĂůŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJŽƌŝŶŶĞĞĚŽĨĂƌĞůĂdžŝŶŐďƌĞĂŬĨƌŽŵƚŚĞ ĐŝƚLJ͍tĞůŽŽŬĨŽƌǁĂƌĚƚŽǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐLJŽƵǁŝƚŚƋƵĂůŝƚLJ͕ĞƚŚŝĐĂů ĂŶĚƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂůƐĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ ^ŚŽƉϱͬϳϰ:ŝŶĚĂďLJŶĞZŽĂĚĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϲϰϱϲϯϮϰϯŽƌϬϰϭϭϭϯϲϲϰϱ tĞďƐŝƚĞ͗ ǁǁǁ͘ƐŶŽǁLJƌŝǀĞƌƌĞĂůĞƐƚĂƚĞ͘ĐŽŵ͘ĂƵ KƉĞŶ͗DŽŶĚĂLJƚŽ&ƌŝĚĂLJϵĂŵƚŽϱƉŵ͘

Berridale

Berridale Pets Holiday Lodge ^ƚĞƉŚĞŶĂŶĚ<ĞƌƌŝƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƚĞŶĚĞƌĐĂƌĞĨŽƌLJŽƵƌ͚ĨŽƵƌͲůĞŐŐĞĚͲ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͛͘dŽƉƋƵĂůŝƚLJĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐĞŶƐƵƌĞLJŽƵƌƉĞƚǁŝůůďĞǁĂƌŵ͕ ĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂďůĞ͕ǁĞůůĨĞĚĂŶĚƐĂĨĞǁŚŝůĞLJŽƵĞŶũŽLJLJŽƵƌŚŽůŝĚĂLJ͘ ŽŐƐĂƌĞŚŽƵƐĞĚŝŶŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƌƵŶƐǁŝƚŚƵŶĚĞƌĐŽǀĞƌƐƉĂĐĞ ĂŶĚŝĨLJŽƵŚĂǀĞŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶŽŶĞ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶĂƌƌĂŶŐĞĨŽƌƚŚĞŵ ƚŽƐŚĂƌĞ͘ĂƚƐĂƌĞŚŽƵƐĞĚŝŶŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƐŶƵŐ͚ĐĂƚĐŚĂůĞƚƐ͛͘ ĚǀĂŶĐĞŬŝŶŐƐĞƐƐĞŶƟĂůĨŽƌƐĐŚŽŽůĂŶĚƉƵďůŝĐŚŽůŝĚĂLJƐ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗͞tĂůůĂƵŵĂƌƌĂ͟ĂůŐĞƚLJZŽĂĚĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞ͕ϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ϲϰϱϲϯϱϮϮ tĞďƐŝƚĞ͗ ǁǁǁ͘ďĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞƉĞƚƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ĂƵ

Health & Beauty

Peak Physio Plus

Wellliving

Shear Delight

 ǁŝĚĞ ǀĂƌŝĞƚLJ ŽĨ ŵŽĚĂůŝƟĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŵĂŶƵĂů ƚŚĞƌĂƉ ǁŝĚĞǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨŵŽĚĂůŝƟĞƐĂŶĚŵĂŶƵĂůƚŚĞƌĂƉLJƐŬŝůůƐƉůƵƐ ĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨĞdžĞƌĐŝƐĞĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚƚŽŬŝĐŬƐƚĂƌƚLJŽƵƌƌĞŚĂďŝůŝͲ ƚĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞĂŝŵŝƐƚŽŚĂǀĞLJŽƵƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐĂƚLJŽƵƌƉĞĂŬ͊ ,/W͛ƐŽŶƚŚĞƐƉŽƚŚĞĂůƚŚĨƵŶĚƌĞďĂƚĞƐ͕ƉůƵƐDĞĚŝĐĂƌĞW ƌĞďĂƚĞƐǁŚĞƌĞĂƉƉůŝĐĂďůĞ͘tŽƌŬĞƌƐĐŽŵƉĞŶƐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƚŚŝƌĚ ƉĂƌƚLJĐůŝĞŶƚƐĂůƐŽǁĞůĐŽŵĞĚ͘ ĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ ϭͬϳϮ:ŝŶĚĂďLJŶĞZŽĂĚĞƌƌŝĚĂůĞϮϲϮϴ WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϬϮϲϰϱϲϯϵϵϯ^ŽĐŝĂů͗ &ĂĐĞŬ ,ŽƵƌƐ͗ϵĂŵʹϱ͗ϯϬƉŵDŽŶ͕dƵĞƐ͕dŚƵƌƐ͕  ϵĂŵʹϮƉŵ&ƌŝ͘ůŽƐĞĚtĞĚ͘

dŚĞƌĂƉĞƵƟĐ DĂƐƐĂŐĞ ZĞůĂdž dŚĞƌĂƉĞƵƟĐDĂƐƐĂŐĞ͕ZĞůĂdžĂƟŽŶ͕^ƉŽƌƚ͕WƌĞŐŶĂŶĐLJ͕ ZĞŇĞdžŽůŽŐLJĂŶĚ^ĐĞŶĂƌdŚĞƌĂƉLJĨŽƌWĂŝŶDĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚ͘ 'ŝŌǀŽƵĐŚĞƌƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ŽǀĞƌĞĚďLJŵŽƐƚ,ĞĂůƚŚĨƵŶĚƐ͘ ZĞŵĞĚŝĂůŵĂƐƐĂŐĞĨŽƌĂůůďŽĚŝĞƐĂŶĚĂůůĂŐĞƐ͘ DŽǀĞĂŶĚĨĞĞůďĞƩĞƌ͙ƐŽŽŶĞƌ͊

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Let’s go fly a kite If you’re looking to try something different, why not join the adrenalin seekers around the world who are turning to snowkiting. Sailing across the snow, hooked to a powerful kite, you can be your own pilot navigating the untouched areas of the backcountry. Snowkiting is becoming more popular, enabling snow sport enthusiasts to push the boundaries of freestyle, big air, speed and exploring backcountry. K7 Adventures have their own snowkiting expert in Jennie Milton, who acts as a guide for those wanting to learn the sport. Jennie Milton grew up in Canberra ACT. Her parents John and Rosie owned and operated Canberra Ski Centre for 26 years. Jennie and brother Michael skied from a young age and both followed a career in the ski industry. Michael is well known for his achievements as a Paralympian. Losing a leg to bone cancer when he was young, Michael went on to compete in five Paralympics. He currently holds the fastest skiing record in Australia at 213.65km/hr, beating the top recorded speeds of able-bodied skiers. Jen and Michael have always been very close, sharing a passion for the snow and the great outdoors. Jen was a Thredbo ski instructor from a young age and also ran Adrenalin Sports for over 10 years. She skied all over the world and then followed her dreams to Alaska and after 14 seasons riding in helicopters, snowmachines and hiking big mountains has learnt the skills to be safe in the backcountry while leaving fresh tracks and having fun no matter what the weather. Jennie and Michael also sailed from a young age and when Jen worked out how to use a kite to tow her around on snow she was hooked. Literally hooked to kite and using it like a personal ski lift to tow around the flats when learning and then all the way to the summits a few years later.

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Altair Motel: A 5 - Star Experience

When Antoine and Stacey Mahe bought the Greenleigh Motel in 2011 they knew little of its previous history and what it could become. With a background in building and hospitality the Mahe family have been involved in restaurants and accommodation services around Canberra and Thredbo for many years. What attracted Antoine and Stacey to the motel was that although it was in clear neglect and managed very poorly it offered a great location and some huge potential if the right amount of care was provided. Antoine and Stacey bought the motel in 2011 focusing on Staceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision â&#x20AC;&#x153;to turn the motel into a unique and surprising venue giving people something they normally wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect from a small motel in a regional townâ&#x20AC;?. Over the years, Antoine and Stacey have designed, built, and operated the motel employing personal touches while paying close attention to customer feedback in order to build the business into what it is today. Staceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision was to design and use products that people would want in their own homes and this is evident within the motel, with an open layout, ease of access with warm inclusions without being crowded. The motel also has up to 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; televisions in its rooms which furthers the home-like feeling of the motel. Antoine and Stacey put a great emphasis on customer service and want those who stay with them to feel comfortable when staying at the motel. Improvements such as replacement of old mattresses and using premium pocket spring mattresses has been well enjoyed by those staying in the rooms. The old air conditioning units have also been replaced with split systems to give the rooms maximum comfort all year round. Huge amounts of renovation went into forming the Altair Motel and these began in 2012. The motel was in poor condition suffering from many years of neglect. Very little maintenance had been done on the motel so Antoine and Stacey had plenty of work to do. Rooms are now far safer for occupants with the security system of the motel totally revamped. Back rooms have been extended for greater living comfort as well as improved kitchen areas and an overall bigger and healthier living space for those staying more than one night. Stacey believes that one of the greatest features of the motel is the deck. The deck is an excellent place for occupants to socialise and enjoy the great view of Cooma that the deck provides. This is one of the distinctive features of the motel and one that sets the Altair apart from other motels in the area. People from all walks of life are attracted to stay at the motel and this is one of Staceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite aspects of owning the motel. Another distinctive feature of the Altair Motel is the use of renewable energy and being an eco-friendly â&#x20AC;&#x153;green motelâ&#x20AC;?. The

use of multiple solar panels stationed around the motel and use of energy efficient lighting. According to Stacey and Antoine â&#x20AC;&#x153;this provides our customers with a level of comfort knowing that we take energy usage and environmental matters seriouslyâ&#x20AC;?. For the past three months Charlee and Marty Hommen have been appointed managers of the property. Charlee comes with 17 years of property management and restaurant background having cooked in her own restaurants in America. Marty is Canberra born with family roots here in Cooma. In choosing Charlee and Marty as managers for the motel, owners Antoine and Stacey wanted someone with outstanding customer focus along with some amazing, and different, culinary skills. They both agree that this has been a well-made decision and they â&#x20AC;&#x153;think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a winner with Charlee and Marty and hope to keep them into the very distant futureâ&#x20AC;?. Managers Charlee and Marty, in conjunction with owners Antione and Stacey, have plans in the pipeline for the future that will allow them to best use the facilities at the Altair Motel for the warmer months. Charlee is looking into organising summer events with movie nights on the deck with platters, wine and beers. They are also â&#x20AC;&#x153;looking into summer events and provide more for the local people, our goal is to push local businesses to keep Cooma going through off-seasonâ&#x20AC;?. When asked why people should stay at the Altair Motel, Stacey states that â&#x20AC;&#x153;our focus on hospitality and cleanliness borders on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;obsessive,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but we like it that way. Being very central and modern we want to be seen as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uniqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and will remain with only 19 rooms to ensure we can focus on our guests.â&#x20AC;? This is a belief shared by all four of the owners and managers and many visitors and occupants can also vouch for that. Final touches will soon be made to the bar and restaurant areas and exciting times are ahead at the Altair. Rooms are available starting from $120 a night and can be booked online or at the motel in Cooma. The Altairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s target is in becoming a 5-star motel and having great rooms available in Cooma at affordable prices. As Charlee points out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may not get 5-star just based on the fact we are a motel, but that does not mean we will not strive to give our guest a 5-star experienceâ&#x20AC;?.

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Country racing at its best…

Don’t miss the Bombala Races on October 21, Adaminaby Races on November 25 and the Sundowners’ and Cooma Cup on December 9.

October, November and December are big months for local racegoers in the Snowy Monaro region. On October 21, the Bombala races will be held, the same day as the Caulfield Cup. The Bombala Cup is hotly contested each year and 2017 will be no exception. This six-race program normally attracts a big crowd, with marquees available to book, bookies, refreshments, a luncheon pavilion and good fields. On November 25, the racing action moves to

Fashion conscious At all three meetings, Fashions on the Field competitions will form a major part of the fun. Each racecourse has specific area set aside for the judging and there are some substantial prizes to be won. There are a variety of categories including best hat, classes for juniors at Adaminaby and Bombala and prizes for couples at all three meetings.

Country racing at its best!

Adaminaby, for another six-race program. The innovation Adaminaby Jockey Club always has a theme for its annual meeting. This year the theme is Hats ‘n’ Heels. Once again, the races will offer a luncheon pavilion, refreshments, bookies and bars. A courtesy bus runs from Adaminaby to the racecourse during the day. On December 9, the Cooma Monaro Race Club will conduct its Sundowners’ and Cooma Cup meeting

at Ti Tree Racecourse, Cooma. Once again, this is a six-race program with a full field of local and interstate bookies. There are courtesy buses running to the races from Centennial Park during the morning and return during the afternoon. Again, there is food and refreshments available on the day, plus a big screen to watch the local and metropolitan races.

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The crowd has gathe red, the track is ready The jockeys are poise d with horses held steady

underdog local She takes her mare wid e. The crowd gets more vocal

The gates fly open, two -dozen hooves pound The crowd watches on as dust flies from the ground

She passes the pack. She’s chasing the lead She wills her old mare to give her more speed

Beneath feathered hat s the ladies all cheer The men watch in ang st with tight grips on their beer

They charge for the line and the race is all done She’s won the Bomm y Cup at one hundred to one

The jockeys are focuse d; it’s time to speed up They’ve got to move no w for the Bombala Cup Excitement is building . They come round the bend The race of the day is dra wing an end From the back of the pack comes an

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Spring is in the air (well almost) and Cooma Car Club are preparing for their annual series of Springtime events that are outlined below. GIRDER FORK (MOTORBIKE) RALLY Date: Saturday-Sunday 15-16 October 2016 Location: Based from Cooma Car Club Clubhouse, 11 Bolaro Street, Cooma NSW

DESCRIPTION Very popular Show N Shine coinciding with the Snowy Ride and National Busking Championships. Cooma Car Club’s biggest bi-annual event. Entries close 20 October - late entries on the day. Caters for old, new and in-between cars, large trucks,

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AGL Scholarships being presented by Simon Kelley, AGL Energy Ltd Renewables Manager. From Left: Zana Evans, Jayden Spring, Seve de Campo, Barbara Jezersek, Phil Bellingham, Darcie Morton, Fidele de Campo and Hannah.

The 2017 Kangaroo Joey Hoppet podium winners Hannah Price (left), Zana Evans (centre), and Leila Pammer (right) at Falls Creek. Pics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike @ Top Shots Photography.

Congratulation to Year 7 student Zana Evans, on her success as first female in the 2017 Kangaroo Joey Hoppet held in Falls Creek on Saturday August 26.

was the winner of the U14 age group and was also the first U14 Australian to win finishing in 17 minutes and averaging 23kmph!

The Joey Hoppet is a 7km support race to the largest cross-country participation event in Australia, the Kangaroo Hoppet 42km Ski Marathon that attracts competitors from all over the world.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was super-fast snow and it was awesome and exciting to win as I had no idea where I came,â&#x20AC;? said Zana.

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Zana is dedicated and trains in Perisher a few mornings before school and during weekends. Winning the Joey Hoppet capped off a very

successful year for Zana as she also competed in the Australian Junior Nationals titles in Falls Creek and won the U14 Sprint Champion and the U14 Distance Champion titles, becoming the Australian U14 female age champion. Zanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts were amply rewarded when she, and seven other athletes, were presented with an AGL Energy Ltd Scholarship cheque for $500 by Simon Kelley, (Renewables Manager) to help them with their training and development costs.

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TSM Board Positions Tourism Snowy Mountains (TSM) has announced that Mr Peter Cochran, Chairman of TSM has decided not to stand for re-election following expiry of his term after almost 3 and 1/2 years. Peter has a very successful business, Cochran Horse Treks that requires more of his time. During Peter’s term as Chairman, TSM has successfully contributed to the very strong growth of visitors to the region. The Board acknowledged Peter’s significant contribution and wishes him well. Peter has advised that New Chairman of Tourism Snowy Mountains, he will remain a member Wayne Kirkpatrick of TSM and fully support Wayne has previously held the the organisation. Consequently, the Board has positions of Managing Director met and unanimously elected and CEO of Thredbo, Mirage Wayne Kirkpatrick as Chairman. Resorts, Ayres Rock Resort Wayne has been on the Board and Hamilton Island. He has of TSM since May 2011 and has also served terms as a Director been Deputy Chairman and of Tourism Task Force (now Tourism and Transport Forum), Treasurer of TSM. Mr Bruce Marshall was elected NT Tourism, Tourism Australia unanimously as Treasurer and and Tourism Tasmania. Mr Nolen Oayda was elected The Board of TSM also resolved unanimously as Public Officer to establish a Tourism Snowy Mountains Selection Panel in and Secretary. The other Directors are Mr Dean accord with its Constitution, Lynch, Administrator of Snowy leading up to the next AGM, to Monaro Regional Council, Mr be held on a date to be advised Mick Pettitt, Director, Southern in November, whereby additional Ranges Branch, NSW NPWS, Mr skills based persons will be Stuart Diver, Resort Operations sought for appointment to the Manager, Thredbo and Mr Neil Board of TSM to broaden the Thew, Manager, Community representation on the Board. Relations, Snowy Hydro Limited.

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14 October 2017 Run along the iconic Hume and Hovell Walking track, this ultra marathon is not for the faint-hearted. In addition to the 100km, 100km relay, and 50km events, this year the Hume & Hovell Ultra will also have a 100 Mile and a half marathon event. This year the course will start and the finish of events will occur at the Henry Angel Trackhead site. Camping will be available, as well as the usual finish line hospitality, food and amenities. Register online by 11th October 2017.

To celebrate Lions serving in every country of the world come join in the family fun picnic day and cultural dress parade. From 10am at the Boys Club Hall Tumut. Free event. Sausage sizzle and drinks or byo picnic. Indigenous culture, old-fashioned games, artwork and entertainment. Wear native dress or items from any country. Register to enter the parade with Carol carolmanning5@gmail.com.

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Celebrate spring at Tumbarumba Tastebuds, combining the open Cellar Doors with the Garden Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Gardens and Flower Show. Take the opportunity to meet the vignerons who produce our awardwinning wines, some of the cellar doors are open exclusively for the weekend. Visit the various gardens on display, appreciate the dedication that goes into the presentation of the gardens and flower show. Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 10am - 4pm. Entry to cellar doors is free, cost of entry is $25 for all gardens & flower show or $5 per garden.

Come and join us for a afternoon/ evening of local produce, local artists and local beer. Tumut River Brewing Co, 1pm - 12am. The BBQ will be offering up a selection of local products such as Highfield Lamb, Smoked Trout, local grown corn on the cob, grilled fruit salad and other tasty delights. The brewery has a selection of beers, brewed onsite including the popular Blowering Blonde and Ginja Ninja. So come grab a feed, sample the breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best and listen to live local talent with us at the Brewery. Bookings Not Required

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It is possible to walk the track in six to eight weeks, but the majority of walkers choose to tackle shorter sections such as the Baw Baw Plateau, Mount Howitt, the Cross Cut Saw, the Bogong High Plains, Mount Kosciuszko, and the wilderness areas of Jagungal and Bimberi. The Australian Alps Walking Track represents the spirit of cooperation across the Australian Alps national parks. Further information is available at www. australianalps.environment.gov.au

A place worth visitingâ&#x20AC;Ś A landscape of dramatic contrasts. Ancient mountain ranges, glacial lakes, clear springs and waterfalls, a world of winter snow and summer wildflowers. On the rooftop of Australia these alpine and subalpine environments offer visitors stunning natural beauty, a myriad of challenging experiences, and a fascinating cultural heritage. A visit to the Alps in summer can include: an invigorating walk along a summit ridge, exploring a historic hut or the remains of an old gold mining town, fishing in an icy mountain stream, camping under a big sky or the thrill of mountain bike riding, four wheel driving, or white-water rafting. In winter many people discover the quiet beauty of the mountains on cross-country skis or snow shoes. Others enjoy the action of downhill skiing and snowboarding. Many visitors just drive to the mountains for the joy of seeing and playing in the crisp white snow. With heavy snow falling in the Snowy Mountains this week, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is reminding people to pay close attention to their safety before heading out into the back country. NPWS Area Manager Anthony Evans said for those planning to head for the back country, alpine areas present special safety issues, particularly in winterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and current weather conditions are posing specific risks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to be careful and take safety precautions when visiting Kosciuszko National Park, particularly at the moment after such heavy snow falls,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Evans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snow often comes with high winds which can create overhanging cornices, and the recent storms mean there may be cornices in places not normally expected. Although far less common than in the northern hemisphere, avalanches do occur in Australia and the safest place to enjoy the snow is in the less exposed areas below the tree line or on resort grounds and established cross country trails. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cornice collapses and slab avalanches have been observed in the Snowy Mountains over the last week, and unless you have specific training and experience in avalanche conditions you should avoid steep slopes above the tree line.â&#x20AC;? Mr Evans also recommends being prepared when heading out to the back country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember that conditions in alpine areas can be changeable and extreme, particularly over winter. Check weather forecasts and talk to NPWS visitor centre staff about local conditions so you can change plans accordingly.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are heading out into the Park during snow season, travel in a group of at least three people and let others know your plans and tell them once you have returned safely,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The right equipment is so important â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bring a tent and sleeping bag specifically designed for the alpine conditions, a bivouac bag or space blanket for emergencies, layers of warm, waterproof clothing and plenty of food. Sun protection is important in the snow, even on overcast days. Maps and a GPS are also essential. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on mobile phones as reception is poor in the mountains and batteries go flat very quickly in the cold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are strongly recommended by NPWS and are available from the NPWS visitor centres at Jindabyne, Perisher and Tumut. Loaned free of charge requiring only refundable deposit. Trip intention forms can also be lodged at one of the NPWS visitor centres or online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NPWS and other authorities are involved in numerous search and rescue operations every year, many of which result from visitors underestimating the conditions and sometimes overestimating their own capabilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are out in the back country and need help, call early. Delaying your call, particularly after nightfall, can seriously restrict rescue efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want visitors to enjoy the back country but to make sure they are prepared. Safety is your responsibility, so with consideration of the NPWS alpine safety advice you will have an enjoyable and safe journey to the Australian Alps,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Evans.

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