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Features PAGES 17 Snow Awards

MANAGING EDITOR 6WHYH &XᎮ DESIGN & ARTWORK Chris Febvre and the NEM Creative team CONTRIBUTORS

Ski and Snowboard awards for best Australian winter athletes.

Steve Williamson, Adam Begg, Glenn

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PAGES 46-47 Event Calendar A list of main Snowy Mountains events with dates and brief descriptions.

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Curiosity Rocks receives plaque for Aboriginal Place.

Thredbo stories and guide for opening

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WELCOME to winter 2017 and what is shaping up to be another great Australian snow season. If you are a new reader to Snowy Mountains Magazine, we would like to welcome you aboard and let you know we have had four editions since October last year, and we have four packed editions this coming winter to assist you in making your snow holiday a great vacation. Along the way we will give you insights into personalities, events and all the activities that make an Australian snow season one to be revered. If you are a snow tragic like myself you

will know what it is all about. When the snow starts falling the adrenalin runs faster in anticipation of those great skiing or snowboarding days in the Australian mountains, what they have to offer and how as a family you can enjoy one of the best holidays off your life. So even if you are not here on the actual day, you can understand our enthusiasm on given days to be a little excited. So stay tuned to not only our print edition, but our online digital edition and social media. We will also be previewing the 2018 Winter Olympics this season and giving you an insight into the athletes that will be competing. While we have had successful Winter Olympics in recent years, 2018 is shaping up as our best games ever. So sit back, click in or buckle up and stay tuned for the 2017 snow season.

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with final gigs at Thredbo’s Schuss Bar on 16-18 June. Following from this tour Brad and his band will head to the Northern Territory performing for a few months from July. He has a great description of his music. Songs full of heart and maturity well beyond his years, a sound which can induce hypnosis and coma. You may require medical attention after hearing Brad’s music, but no rehab will ever cure you of the addiction. Lookout for the launch of his album in Jindabyne later in the year or find out more at www.brad-cox.com

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Trail blazing our future SUMMER in the Snowy Mountains has been the busiest ever, and largely attributed to people experiencing the mountains through hiking and mountain biking plus a host of events that fill the calendar. Mt Kosciuszko is a huge draw card for the region and with its easy access along the path from Thredbo, it can be conquered by any ages. Mountain biking is also experiencing a boom phase here in the region, with everyone boasting big numbers this past summer. A recent trails conference in Thredbo organised by TRC Tourism, a private Jindabyne company specialising in tourism planning and marketing, proved to be very successful. Organisations and businesses from around the world attended, including Nepal, New Zealand plus various Australian national parks staff, trail builders, resorts and interested parties. What was evident from the conference is that all national parks and private businesses suffer similar problems in that building trails to attract tourism is both costly and time consuming. Key note speakers offered very informative material that most will have taken back to their office to decipher how they can better their programs, procedures and produce a better product to increase their profit. People from outside our local region were highly impressed with our infrastructure and

◆ VOICE: Trails conference guest speakers Alannah Dickeson from Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Stuart Diver from Thredbo.

◆ RIDE: Mountain biking on the alpine trails at Thredbo has seen a huge boom.

could see we had huge potential to be a real threat on the hiking and more importantly the mountain bike scene. Oddly enough, considering we have just had a fantastic summer, most did not consider the Snowy Mountains to be on the highest level of radar for mountain biking enthusiasts. This is not actually a problem at the moment as Thredbo, National Parks and the local council regions are still building trails plus putting the pieces together for their final plans, which could vastly increase more visitation. Alannah Dickeson from Snowy Mountain Regional Council said it was a great

opportunity to learn from the successful destinations and mistakes from others. “What I have got out of it is I think the Snowy Mountains region is sitting in a good position in terms of having all the key players and the community all on the same page and working together, and that some of the comments I have received from people attending the conference is that they are feeling quite positive and even envious of our situation. “While we have a long way to go to becoming a trails destination we sit in a very good position at the moment.” Thredbo have had a boom summer and they

plan to up the ante in the coming years, with Stuart Diver telling the conference they will invest $1.5 million to build eight new trails. “It’s an expensive undertaking but if you look at the business three years ago, Thredbo MTB turnover over $300 thousand for a summer and we just turned over $1.5 million three years on, so if that growth keeps growing like that we are more than capable to invest in trails.” Janet Mackay from TRC Tourism said Thredbo is recognised but in general people are not aware off the opportunities we have in the region. She though we still had work to do ensure we are positioned as a riding destination but it was obvious we have had a busy summer. “We see it in the Snowy Mountains, we can see the growth that’s happening in the riding now. Our season is so much more extended, there hasn’t been a quiet weekend since January,” said Janet Mackay.

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Top female XC skier AFTER a highly successful 2016 season training and competing in Europe, former Slovenian cross country skier Barbara Jezersek is the front runner to ski for Australia at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Oympics in South Korea. Jezersek became an Australian Citizen in October 2016 after spending two winters in Australia, including instructing up and coming cross country skiers in NSW with the K7 Ski School. Jezersek started the season as the first Australian female cross country skier ever to qualify for the prestigious Tour de Ski - the cross country ski equivalent of the Tour de France. This Tour is reserved for the top four skiers from each country including highly competitive, cross country ski nations such as Norway, Finland and Sweden. In her last race, she posted an impressive fifth place in the YllasLevi in Finland. She also returned a stunning seventh place in the gruelling 50 kilometre Setermoen-Bardufoss marathon in Norway, securing her position as the best endurance cross country ski athlete in Australia. After completing her season of competition she said “The Norwegian race was the hardest race I’ve done in my whole life. I had to hang in there

until the end of the season to get these results.” Director of the K7 Ski School Zac Zaharias said, “Barbara is a dedicated athlete and hardworking instructor with our ski school. She has to balance her work and training commitments, which can be tough.” “Her results in Europe in the Visma Classics circuit have been outstanding. She also had a top 30 result in the World Championships in Finland.” Jezersek raced to 24th position in the Skiathlon in Lahti, the first Australian to break the top 30 at international competition. Barbara is currently ranked as the top female Australian cross country skier and ready to ski in her third Winter Olympics. At the recent Ski and Snowboard awards in Melbourne, Jezersek said she had “been living in Sydney now for three years and would be really honoured to represent Australia after placing 17th in Vancouver in 2010 and 19th in Sochi 2014.” Jezersek was also confident she could improve on those results. She has a dedicated Australian Sports Foundation fundraising site in order to fund her Australian winter training for the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2019 World Cup: https://asf.org.au/athlete/ barbara-jezersek

◆ ENDURANCE: Jezersek in full stride during a Northern Hemisphere race. PHOTO: Courtesy Marcel Hilger

◆ TEAM: Cross country skiers at the SSA Awards, Callum Watson, Barbara Jezersek, Katerina Paul and Phillip Bellingham. PHOTO: Steve Cuff

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Curiosity Rocks Aboriginal Place NGARIGO traditional custodians returned to Country in April to celebrate the declaration of Curiosity Rocks as a protected Aboriginal Place. The cultural gathering brought together more than 50 people with a cultural connection to Country and coincided with the first anniversary of Curiosity Rocks being declared an Aboriginal Place under the National Parks and Wildlife Act. During the ceremony, families, represented by Aunties of the Snowy Mountains unveiled a plaque at the sacred site on the shores of Lake Jindabyne. The rocks have always been a fascination for visitors to the area, and can look dramatically different depending on water

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). “Curiosity Rocks is also adjacent to a traditional camping ground and the unusual rock formation naturally makes it a focus point in the physical and cultural landscape,” Ms South said. At the event the four Aunties welcomed everyone back home to Ngarigo Country and said that last year’s declaration legally recognised Curiosity Rocks as a special place and sent the message that Ngarigo play an active role in the Snowy Mountains community. The rocks can be easily viewed just past the boat ramp or via the Hatchery Bay walking and bike track that runs adjacent to the rocks.

levels of the lake on any given month. Curiosity Rocks is the third Aboriginal Place to be declared in the Snowy Monaro region for its ongoing cultural significance to Aboriginal communities. Other Aboriginal Places are Coolamatong (Lambie Gorge) a traditional campsite and dreaming place for the Ngarigo Aboriginal people, and Delegate Aboriginal Reserve, a traditional camping ground and a settlement site for the Ngarigo, Monaro, Bidawal, Maap and Gippsland peoples. “The Aunties describe Curiosity Rocks as a culturally- rich, spiritual place. A place that has a direct line of sight to the scared Kalkite Mountain,” said Barrina South from the

Aboriginal Places are a way of legally recognising and protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage on public and private lands. Under section 84 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act (1974), the Minister for the Environment may declare land as an Aboriginal Place when it is or was of special significance to Aboriginal culture. An area can have spiritual, historical, social, educational or other significance or could have been used for its natural resources. Aboriginal Places protect ceremonial and spiritual values and areas containing objects such as middens, burials, reburials, Bora rings and rock art.

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JINDABYNE visitors and residents looking for that bit of extra punch in their fitness can now train with Dan Hutley and Scott Newman at Precision Training. Their new gym in Leesville Estate opened in April where they conduct classes in Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing and general fitness classes to help keep you in shape. They have just installed their new boxing ring, have a selection of bags for punching and offer their expertise in training.

Cheers to world gin day AS visitors to the Snowies celebrate the official opening of the snow season on June 10, elsewhere in the world, many will be raising their glasses to that other very special event, World Gin Day. Wildbrumby Distillery will be welcoming visitors to mark both these occasions at once with a special fireside twist on the classic Negroni cocktail. This winterwarmer brings a delicious pairing of Campari to the distillery’s award-winning gin and baked apple schnapps. World Gin Day, an event now in its ninth year, is a global festival of all things gin,

“We concentrate on boxing and Muay Thai, working on technique fundamentals but we also work on the foundation, the core and strength training, endurance and technique,” said Scott Newman. “We take people of all levels, so beginners to advanced and we are happy to train people to fight or just train people for fitness and just wellbeing in general.” See their business listing on pages 50 and 51 for further contact details.

◆ RING: Dan Hutley and Scott Newman ready for a class in their new gym.

giving aficionados of the world’s tastiest white spirit an opportunity to pay homage at events organised worldwide. “Appreciation of Australian gins has grown substantially in recent years, and World Gin Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the very best of these,” said Wildbrumby Distillery founder Brad Spalding. The Wildbrumby Distillery produces a wide range of contemporary gin and schnapps inspired by native fruit and botanicals, and is situated between Jindabyne and Thredbo.

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A History of the Mountain Huts and Kosciuszko Huts Association By Pauline Downing THE homesteads and huts in the Australian high country were built by graziers, stockmen, prospectors, recreational fishermen, skiers and later the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority to meet their needs for accommodation, shelter, recreation and hydrology. Many have been lost through bush fire, careless fire and decay but around 120 of them still remain. This potted history gives some insight into the early struggles to ensure that the huts survived for future generations and some of KHA’s achievements and disappointments over the past 46 years. Before the national park was declared, leaseholders cared for, repaired or modified the huts. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in 1967, was obliged by Act of Parliament to look after the built heritage, although active walking and skiing groups unofficially maintained many of the huts. In 1970, Neville Gare, Superintendent of Kosciusko State Park, called a meeting to discuss huts in the park. At that meeting seventy-four people sat through six hours of

◆ HERITAGE: The huts of the high country have been cared for by Kosciuszko Huts Association and their members. PHOTO: KHA and Pauline Downing

discussion enabling the following motion to be passed: “That an Association tentatively to be named the Kosciusko Huts Association be formed and an interim committee be elected.” The vernacular buildings are now cared for co-operatively by KHA and the Park Services. KHA’s caretaker network provides the liaison between the caretakers and state and territory land management agencies. By 1976 the membership of KHA (a Canberra based association) had grown to over 300. The initial Burra Charter (revised in 1999)

was drafted on August 18, 1979 at the historic mining town of Burra in South Australia ensuring the development of a nationally accepted standard for heritage conservation for Australia. In this period the focus of historical research was on the graziers and their families, the stockmen and the skiers. Much oral history was gathered. Klaus Hueneke, an early president of KHA, spiked awareness of the huts in1982 in his first book Huts of the High Country. He walked

through the Snowy Mountains seeking out and talking with locals and chronicling their stories; tall tales or true. His prose in his later books and magazines is descriptive and poetic, giving praise to the stockmen and graziers building their shelters and homesteads using professional methods or ‘make-do’ to ‘the energetic, bratwurst and sauerkraut eating post war migrants who, like his father had fond memories of alpine huts built for old style ski touring in Europe’. Many other books about the high country heritage buildings have since been published. In the 1990s the historic buildings of Namadgi National Park (ACT) came under the umbrella of KHA. Major conservation was immediately initiated on two of these beautiful homesteads pulling them back from collapse. KHA saw its worst disaster in 2003, with 45 bushfires burning across the park destroying areas that had not been burnt in living memory. During the fires 24 huts were lost and some saved miraculously by brave intervention. Most have been rebuilt co-operatively through grants by NPWS, KHA and volunteers. Pauline Downing (c) 2017

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Chef themed dinners IN this era of foodie inspired books and cooking shows galore, it is nice to actually talk food with down to earth chef Jean Michel Gerst from Lake Crackenback Resort. On a daily basis as Director of Food and Beverage he presides over his kitchen and two restaurants, Cuisine and Alpine Larder. Plus this winter he will be cohosting themed chef dinners throughout the season. The setting at Lake Crackenback is stunning, and Jean Michel said he welcomes the out of town chefs to the region and the resort. “I am very accustomed to this kind of thing, having organised Master Classes at the Brisbane Hilton before I moved to the area,” he said. “I was working with chefs from all over the world and it is always interesting to see what other chefs are cooking. I am looking forward to working with the new chef on the list this year – Matthew Evans. I really enjoyed his Gourmet Farmer show and have always wanted to go to Tasmania.” In his first full year at Lake Crackenback Resort, Jean Michel said Cuisine have shifted away from being a fine dining restaurant, to now offering heartier, honest meals with his own inspirations. He is a family man himself and said the resort likes to have that family feel as there are so many young families staying on site. “Hearty, honest meals with a French influence, my favourites will always be duck, quail or seafood dishes.”

As well as having guest chef dinners this coming winter, one of the favourite days for any French chef is Bastille day, the national day of France. This year they will continue with their degustation French inspired dinner, always a popular night and the best day of the year for Jean Michel. Local produce is a question that comes up in conversation with all chefs and especially those arriving for the chef dinners. He says he would like to use more local produce where possible, but said smoked trout is always a popular choice and they use local honey and truffles in a variety of dishes. He finds inspiration from his French roots and said, “I also read a lot of cookbooks and articles to keep me up to date with the current trends.” Alpine Larder is a favourite lunch spot and dining option and they will continue to offer more casual dining, which has been their strength for many years. In summer it is a thriving mountain bike location for people riding from Thredbo down the TVT trail, and winter it offers that less paced option on the busy winter days. The menu has not been totally finalised for Larder’s winter menu but Jean Michel said they will continue to offer the favourites of pizza, pasta, tapas and blackboard specials. The winter chef themed dinners are very popular, and bookings are highly recommended. Contact the resort on 02 6451 3000.

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Ben Willis – July 26 Highly regarded Chef from Aubergine Restaurant in Canberra who has previously hosted dinners.

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Show me the money By THE SNOW GAUGE

Results show winter sport deserves more money IT’S hard to know where to begin with what has transpired with Australia’s Olympic Committee and the Australian Sports Commission over the last few months. But once the dust has settled and we move into 2018 there’s one thing I’d certainly like to see it finish with: our winter athletes getting more money and support. Granted there have been plenty of other issues at stake for the bodies that fund our top athletes, but with snow sports now achieving a “Tier One” status alongside swimming and sailing, winter sports are no longer just a bit player in the broader Australian sporting landscape. Much like their influence on the AOC (where they had a not insignificant 14 of the 93 votes to determine the presidency) snow sports pack a surprising punch.

While I am preaching to the converted here, results show that our athletes of snow and ice should be receiving a bigger piece of the funding pie. The World Cup season just past was a record-breaking one with 35 medals won; 12 more than the 2012/13 season. The Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain delivered five medals (including two gold). The rise of these sports, however, is not new. With eight medals in the past three Winter Olympics and 13 across the world freestyle ski and snowboard championships of 2011, ‘13, and 15 this has been something of a theme. The Olympic Winter Institute which supports our winter athletes has been financed to the tune of about $13.2 million over the period between the Sochi Games and the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sounds like a lot but stack it up against a sport like athletics in this country. According to the Australian Sports Commission, Athletics Australia received around $27 million between the 2012 and 2016 Games but only returned one silver and bronze. Across the last three world championships (2015, 2013, 2011) there’s been a total of only eight medals.

◆ MONEY: Sponsor Peter Forras (middle) from XTM forwarded cheques to elite athletes at the recent awards night as part of their performance bonus arrangement. PHOTO: Steve Cuff

While the footprint that athletics leaves in Australia is big, results-wise lagging well behind winter sports. Other sports that aren’t delivering include water polo, gymnastics and volleyball. There’s certainly an argument for how money is used in this country

when it comes to elite sportspeople and grassroots but that is a column for another day. But in an age where funding is increasingly tied directly to results it’s hard to suggest our best winter athletes deserve anything else other than more financial help.

Glenn Cullen has been writing about snow sports for two decades and will attend his fifth Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Subscribe to his blog www.thesnowgauge.net for the latest industry news and opinion as well as regular giveaways. You’ll also find him socially at: facebook.com/thesnowgauge.net and on Instagram: @thesnowgauge

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Last pour for Brumby Bar legend By Steve Cuff LEGENDARY Jindabyne publican Stumpy Pendergast has poured his final frosty ale and will retire after he and wife Marie sold their treasured Brumby Bar. It was a sad day for them as they recalled a lifetime of highlights at the bar, but the era has come to an end. The Brumby Bar has been a favoured watering hole for hundreds of thousands of visitors and a vast amount of locals. With a few tears shed, Stumpy said he would have liked to personally thank every one of those valued patrons, many who have become lifelong friends to the likeable publican. Stumpy grew up in the old town of Jindabyne on the Snowy River, and has spent his whole life in the pub game, starting in the Jindabyne Hotel. “I started off there as a yard man, and advanced to the bar looking after old ladies that came in on the weekend,” he said. “Then Jimmy Byrne and Charlie Byrne taught me how to pull beer, which was about 1962.” He met wife Marie as a 9 year old, when she visited from Goulburn at her aunties’ bakery. In 1963 Marie moved to Jindabyne to live with her aunty and they soon became an item. The childhood sweet hearts have been together ever since. Today they have two of their own children and are doting grandparents. A new pub was built in the new town, The Commodore, but they could not get a license as the old town Jindabyne Hotel had the only license. Then mysteriously one night the old town pub burnt to the ground and the new pub was operating the next day. Stumpy was now working at The Commodore as a barman for owner Arnold Dix in 1964 and learned the ropes before taking over as licensee. The Commodore changed hands a number of times with owner John Crosby also teaching Stumpy

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everything about the pub trade. The pub also changed names as well to its present form, The Lake Jindabyne Hotel. “That’s where I got all my training from, they taught me well.” When Crosby sold the hotel in 1987 to a Sydney connection, the opportunity was there for Stumpy and Marie to purchase their own pub. They bought the Brumby Bar and moved in September 1987. The Brumby had already been in operation since 1982 but they soon put their own personal touch into the premises. “It was number 11 in country NSW for gross liquor sales, and in the first three years we brought it up to number three,” said Marie. Entertainment and food soon made a huge difference at the Brumby. In their

He recalled many glorious moments from staff having late night drinks, so many characters he has met and a huge amount of memories. The respect he had from patrons was given back tenfold and he was a generous man. And if the stories could be told you could fill an encyclopaedia set. “A hotelier is a bit like being a priest, you see lots going on, you hear about lots of stuff but you have to keep it to yourself,” was how he described his job. “I really want to thank every staff member who has ever worked for me who has made the Brumby Bar famous over the world. “I would like to thank every customer who has walked through the door and the table of knowledge regulars who have supported me during our time.”

heyday they did 600 dinners as their best night and there were constant line ups out the door for up to 100m. “Pringle (long time barman) would be out there with his dry as a bone on and we used to have markers, half hour wait, one hour wait, two hour wait, go home,” said Stumpy. Those heady days are no longer, but on a busy winter weekend you will still find a loyal following from the city as well as his core group of local drinkers each day. “That’s where I have been blessed, I reckon I have the best clientele of any venue in Jindabyne, they are so loyal and they class it as their own place,” said Stumpy. “I feel sad that Pringle the prankster is not with us any more, Godfrey our chef and D’fer (head barman Darryl) has been the backbone of the place,” said Stumpy.

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Raglan Briscoe Art Awards By Steve Cuff THE annual John Briscoe art awards attracted 81 entrants of the very highest standard, which only made choosing the winning entries in seven different categories a difficult task for Sydney based artist and this year’s judge, Jude Rae. In its 18th consecutive year, the Briscoe awards are the only competition the Raglan Gallery host, which was attended by a large gathering, including the late John Briscoe’s three sons, Jason, Adam and Caleb. Jason Briscoe said it was great to have the support of the board of the Raglan and the Litchfield family, plus the support of the people of Cooma and that all three were proud to be a part of the awards. Initiated in 2000 by Judith Briscoe, wife of John Briscoe who was the artist in residence at the Raglan during the mid 1970s, the Briscoe family have continued to support the competition. “We remember being young kids here and being part of this gallery. It’s really good to see it (Briscoe awards) continue to grow from year to year, and to see the quality of the entries and to see it prosper,” said Jason Briscoe. Craig Mitchell who officially opened the awards said the Raglan is a major part of the region’s art community and thanked the board for their volunteer work at the gallery, and that the Raglan was an icon of the district. Mitchell also noted it was great to see that the Monaro had three local artists hanging in Australia’s premier portrait exhibition, the Archibald which was a great accolade for the Monaro. Judge Jude Rae said, “I want to remind everyone it is about acknowledgement, it’s not necessarily about the money, shows like this and galleries like this is about getting your work scene, and your work is not complete until others have laid eyes on it,

I am absolutely convinced about that.” On the Briscoe winner by Alison Chiam, Rae said, “It’s a painting that shows she looked at the Monaro, there is light in it that I recognise and land that I have seen and felt, and I think that sense of her knowing the area is very important.” Rae also mentioned she saw some really beautiful watercolour paintings that she could not adequately fit into any categories. “Watercolour was a particularly important medium and I’d like to make a $250 award for a watercolour and would like to dedicate the award to an important local artist, Diana Klima.” Rae was hoping the Diana Klima watercolour award could become annual, but had left that up to the Raglan committee to decide.

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RAGLAN YOUNG ARTIST U19 Winner Matthijs De Ruijter. Highly Commended Florance McGufficke.

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MONARO PRIZE ANY MEDIUM Winner Michelle Mackay. Highly Commended Leslie Henstridge.

MONARO ART GROUP PRIZE ACRYLIC Winner Sophia Childs. Highly commended Anthony Montgomery.

BRISCOE ART AWARD Winner Alison Chiam. Highly Commended Frances Tee.

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The internet is full of POV (point of view runs) and multiple edits, so what are the best ways to capture your days on “film”. There are a few newcomers on the scene and 360fly, a new revolutionary 360 degree style camera is receiving its fair share of attention. It allows you to shoot 3D in 4K or HD and priced around $500, you can have cutting edge footage that was once reserved for pro filmmakers. It is quite an amazing perspective to be able to look around in a video while you are watching it online. It really makes you feel part of the action. You can look at POV like you are the one riding in the shot or look around giving you more freedom than the person taking the shot. I can guarantee you that someone hitting a massive jump doesn’t have time to look around or pause and look down at the deck of the jump. Go Pro has also recently released their latest product the Karma. For $1799 the Karma includes a Go Pro hero 5 and a drone that folds up and comes in an ultra-portable case. It captures amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or body mounted.

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There is also a Karma grip, a handheld with a removable stabiliser which will have your footage looking super stable like you have been to film school, and not a wobbly amateur making the viewer seasick like some videos seen online. For those who get outside the resort the drone will add an aspect to your edit that was previously only possible in Alaska with a budget you could only dream of. Hexo+ is an example of the technology making filming easier. It is a drone that follows and films you using only your smartphone. Imaging being able to drop a line in the backcountry or hit a jump and then have perfect follow cam footage without even having to learn to fly a drone. You can command the drone to fade towards you, fade away from you plus fly up, down or do a 360 circle around you all whilst filming. It’s a game changer at under $1000. I’m sure it won’t be long before we will be using our IPhones to control filming devices rather than filming with them. So sit back, break out the popcorn and view your own movies this winter...


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is set to take off here in the mountains this winter. Organiser Brett McCulloch (pictured) has the new mobile business that can be booked and played at multiple locations, even at your own home. Minimum size space to conduct a game is equivalent to tennis court size. Local ovals and parks such as Banjo Paterson Park, John Connors Oval, Memorial Hall and Jindabyne Bowling Club tennis court are ideal public sites that can be booked. Catered bookings are also at Jindabyne Bowling Club and Siesta

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Happy feet, happy skier TO start the season, Snowy Mountains Magazine asked master boot fitter Andy Burford to clear up a few myths about ski boots. So if you are a skier and you want to ski pain free, read on. There are plenty of beliefs out there when it comes to ski boots, and many skiers accept a boot that causes pain as normal. Well that shouldn’t be the case. You shouldn’t be skiing around with painful boots, you just need good advice and well fitted boots. Having been involved in the ski industry for over thirty years, I realised the importance of a well fitted boot having spent a good part of this time in ski boots every day.

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Cold feet: If you are constantly having cold feet it is generally attributed to a pressure point restricting circulation. The most common area of pressure is either on the top of the instep or the forefoot is too compressed. This will shut off the blood flow and often cause residual pain after skiing. The solution is to find a boot that accommodates the foot shape. Not all boots are the same, and this is where an experienced boot fitter can look

If your feet move around in your boot it will affect your comfort and the control you have over your skis. Other problems associated with feet movement can be sore shins and in areas that continually rub you may develop bone spurs. When a boot is fitted too large your ski technique will suffer due to a delayed reaction of the skis. Skis are largely controlled through foot movement and a boot too large will allow the foot to move inside the boot and your skis will not respond. All aspects of boot fitting need to be considered carefully to ensure that your boots are comfortable and allow you to be the best skier you can be. You would be amazed how much a correctly sized and well fitted boot will help you to improve your skiing.

Sore calf muscles: Everyone’s feet and legs are different and sore calf muscles could result from the wrong shaped boot. Good advice from the start will help to choose the

right boot that fits your foot and lower leg shape. Many new boot models come with adjustments to accommodate different calf muscles. A boot too stiff in its flex can be another contributing factor if it prohibits appropriate ankle flex. Should you find yourself constantly in the back seat you may require a softer boot and it will help to improve your skiing.

Pain underneath the foot: These days footbeds really are a necessity to provide comfort and control. A well-made custom footbed will stabilise and support the foot and correct the issue of foot pain as long as the boot is sized correctly.

Pressure points: Most boots come with heat mouldable liners and an experienced boot fitter can make adjustments to help with pressure points through the heat moulding process. If more room is needed inside the boot the shell can be expanded using specialised equipment. So before you have even hit the slopes, we can mitigate the majority of likely problems.

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you have exclusive private use of the Torah Bright Mini Shred park on Friday Flat. The day is a great place to meet new shred buddies and ride alongside some of the best skiers and boarders in the world. You will see how they do all their tricks, learn new tricks yourself plus enjoy a sausage sizzle. As well as walking away with a souvenir Torah Bright mini shred t-shirt, there will be lots of other great prizes and giveaways handed out on the day and awesome gear to be won. If you would like to be a mini shredder with Torah, and be part of the event, you can register at thredbo.com.au/events ◆ FUN: The kids always love Torah’s mini shred.

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Thredbo Snow Series Skiers and snowboarders will be chasing big dollars and prizes in the Thredbo 2017 snow series, with over $35,000 in cash and prizes on offer this season. The five event series attracts some of the best skiers and boarders who will battle it out at individual events while attempting to accumulate enough points to be crowned overall champion. All the action kicks off with the night rail jam at Friday Flat on June 30, before the tempo lifts during the course of the season for ridercross, freeride, slopestyle and big air event. There are categories suited to all different age groups and with so many talented athletes it will surely be a great spectacle. Back due to popular demand is Freeride the Bluff event where participants challenge themselves through a course consisting of a handful of man-made features plus the many natural features

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of the famous Bluff run. Judges for this event will focus on how athletes navigate their way, line choice plus their style and creativity. The season finale is the big air in September, and if a number of riders are in contention they will be sure to put it all on the line to capture the overall title and produce a great show. To register for individual events or the entire series and to find out specific dates and timings, head over to thredbo.com.au/ events. Thredbo Snow Series Event Dates Night Rails – June 30 Ridercross – July 21 Freeride the Bluff – August 4 Slopestyle – September 1 Big Air – September 2


Pioneers - Legends - Community ◆ LAUNCH: The cover of the new Thredbo book by Chas Keys.

THE story of Thredbo’s sixty years is a story to which many individuals, companies and institutions have contributed. Many people have played parts in the journey of the village from tiny pioneer resort in the late 1950s to modern all-year sports mecca today. This book speaks of the pioneers and legends of Thredbo (many of them immigrants to this country), the company that has directed and overseen the development of the village and the principal community institutions that have taken root there. Fashioning Thredbo as a recreational magnet of quality, they have created a place that is loved by many Australians.

IN 1957 the first chairlift ran at Thredbo through the vision of pioneers Tony Sponar and Charles Anton. To commemorate the 60th anniversary this season a new book will be launched titled Thredbo, Pioneers – Legends - Community by author Chas Keys. Through that 60 year period Thredbo have had a great community, led originally by the pioneers, many of whom soon turned into Thredbo legends. The book which is being produced by the Thredbo Historical Society contains 33 chapters, 176 pages and details the history of Thredbo from an original idea to create a ski resort in an untouched valley, to now being recognised as Australia’s premier winter and alpine destination. Author Chas Keys has written eleven books including works on the NSW State Emergency Service, floods and their management, alpine clubs and skiing, cricket and social demography. He is a member of the Kiama Alpine Club,

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which have a lodge in Thredbo and he is also a member and occasional contributor to the newsletter of the Thredbo Historical Society. In summarising the book, Keys said, Thredbo is not just Australia’s winter wonderland, where the brightly attired soar on crisp white snow beneath clear blue skies. For many it is home all year round. This comprehensive history reveals the trail blazers and characters who carved out a lifestyle from the mountains living through blizzards, bushfires and landslides. More than just a company town, Thredbo is a pure expression of the multicultural ethos, built by immigrant pioneers and now enjoyed by generations of Australians. Thredbo Historical Society President Alan Fredericks said there was a plethora of material on Thredbo’s history that was rarely seen as it was tucked away in bottom draws. “It’s a major project for our society to

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produce the book as it’s not our core business, but on the 60th anniversary we owe it to the public at large to make all this great history available to everyone,” said Fredericks. Fredericks also said the society were very appreciative that the company had underwritten the project. The book will be launched in Sydney on Tuesday 27 at the Royal Australian Historical Society in Macquarie St and a relaunch in Thredbo on Wednesday 26 July at the annual mid-winter dinner of the Thredbo Historical Society. The Thredbo evening will also coincide with the continuation of recognising the ‘Faces of Thredbo’ where two more inductees will be introduced into the hall of fame. The book valued at $60 will be available across the Monaro region at newsagents and visitors centres, plus available from Thredbo retail outlets.

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Tommy retires jacket “That was my best job I ever had, I used to take my ski tours for 36 years.” Skiing is more than a way of life and he has spent many decades involved and loving the snow. During conversation talk often comes back to ski patrolling and you can sense it was more than a volunteer position, it was personal. “We had doctors in the patrol, at one stage we had 12 doctors in there as volunteers.” It would not have been the same for any ordinary photo, so Tommy was only too pleased to make the drive from Jindabyne to Thredbo for a photo in his favourite locker room. It is not that much to look at, but there was pride in his stature as he opened the locker and removed his shiny jacket. But from this season onwards he will be wearing his new Rossignol blue jacket, off which he is also fond off. “I think I did my share, at the blessing of the snow this long weekend it will be my last day with the jacket.”

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AS Thredbo celebrate 60 years, one of their true pioneers Tommy Tomasi will hang up his ski patrol jacket after 61 years. Tomasi who is inducted into the Thredbo half of fame as one of the Faces of Thredbo has spent a lifetime volunteering with the ski patrol but says it is time to hang up his vest and jacket. “I think it is better for me that the decision come from me rather than somebody else say, Tommy when are you going to give up.” At 91 years of age it is not his years that will deter him, but he said it was time and he will now just be a Thredbo Ambassador and ski. He has had an interesting life, from a competitive skier in his Italian homeland, to being a partisan soldier in World War 2, to being imprisoned and tortured in a German concentration camp. He said that was the worst part of his life, but being involved in skiing is definitely the best years of his life. Tommy was at Thredbo in the very beginning when the resort was first founded by Tony Sponar and Charles Anton. He worked on the Snowy Scheme, “in those days I was a hydrographer measuring the river, I used to go up there before there was a road to Dead Horse Gap,” he commented. He has seen a lifetime of Thredbo changes and said he had been in 17 books, so he is as much a part of Thredbo folklore as any of his generation. He moved to Sydney to start a ski shop in the 60s and returned every Thursday because of the patrol, and then drive back on Sunday night. “I used to do business at the same as when I came up for patrolling,” he said as he refers to his ways of keeping the best of both worlds in the then evolving ski industry. He started the Fleets ski shop and then moved on to the product manager for Spalding. “I used to race and the factory used to make the ski, the Spalding board and they were my sponsor from when I was nine years old.

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◆ PARTY: The Village Sqaure will be pumping at Thredbo.

◆ DINE: (Top) Time to pop the corks and celebrate at the long lunch. ◆ SKILL: (Above) Ice sculptor Kenji Ogawa uses chisel and chainsaw in his creations.

Thredbo to celebrate 60 years of stoke THREDBO will add an extra dose of cheer to their opening weekend celebrations with one massive party as they commemorate the 60th anniversary and founding of this great village. The start of the new snow season has always been celebrated in style at Thredbo, and as they reflect upon the vast history that has made them Australia’s premier resort, there will be off plenty champagne corks popping, laughter, fun and partying to be had on the June 10-12 opening weekend. Saturday will see five hours of nonstop tunes in the outdoor Village Square and a huge line up of music thanks to Heineken. The headline act is Montaigne, a rising pop powerhouse who won the Aria award for breakthrough artist. Her debut album Glorious Heights rose to number four on the Aria charts.

plus a host of books that have been A precursor act for Montaigne will produced throughout the 60 years. see Alice Ivy, one of Australia’s best up The village will be alive the whole and coming artists bring her new age weekend including famous ice sculptor groove to the Thredbo stage. The Faders, and king of carving, Kenji Ogawa. Australia’s favourite hip-hop DJ group Watch how he will also have the crowd “I was looking for a place where ski runs transforms a huge ice block pumping would be long and challenging, easily with chisel and and jumping accessible and where you could establish chainsaw into a through the village. a modern winter resort” - Tony Sponar creative carving To highlight that becomes the the 60th centrepiece of the popular GH Mumm village long lunch. anniversary, visitors can stroll down memory lane and see the photographic Saturday night the famous Thredbo fireworks, the biggest in the region will display of Thredbo’s 60 year history dotted around the village. light up the alpine sky with colour and The Thredbo museum houses some booms that echo through the valley floor announcing that another snow season fantastic historical pieces, including old has commenced. skis and vintage ski suits, just to remind The Sunday long lunch from 11.30am to you how fashions were back in the day,

3.00pm has become a modern tradition, where over 150 people are seated in the middle of the village celebrating the occasion in true European fashion with a huge feast, wine, beer and of course champagne. Pre bookings are essential on 02 6459 4200. The night time scene will see all of Thredbo’s famous lodges, bars, plus favourite restaurants humming with excitement, so if you have any energy left from the day, be sure to venture out and join in the Thredbo party. Thredbo is always king of the kids, and they will be entertained all weekend long including a village wide treasure hunt, circus workshop, dance jam, face painting and art sessions. There will be roving magicians performing tricks that all add up to one magical Thredbo opening weekend.

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◆ PROUD: Lloyd Williams in the bar where he first decided to buy Bernti’s Mountain Inn.

owners and carried out a self-exchange. “We had a bit of a chat, I got his bank details and fortunately we banked CBA which was right outside, and I said I’ll go and get the full Deposit Garry, and you go and get the contract and we will just do it.” “I don’t know why, I had no intentions of coming down to the Snowy Mountains to buy anything, I had actually just got through saying to a good mate of mine Sam

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McGuiness that my son is in his last year of school at King’s, I am so close to being finished and free of coming down here and parting with those endless Thredbo dollars. “The next thing I am buying a hotel here. “Through the course of the week I realised what I had done and asked Ted and Donna if they would mind showing me through Bernti’s, it confirmed my visions and thoughts and I had no regrets at all.” As a builder, developer and owner operator of childcare centres in NSW, Lloyd was familiar with real estate and set in motion a plan to apply his own footprint on the property and revamp it to suit his style. During the summer months he has injected a large amount of time and Thredbo dollars into the property and had his team of carpenters, electricians, tilers, plumbers and painters working virtually nonstop. They have painted the entire outside of the building, plus have renovated over half of the inside of the buildings, including bedrooms. “When something needs to be done I am not wanting to give the band aid, I have wanted to do it properly.” This winter guests will be welcomed with brand new king beds, plus new

linen, pillows, towels, quilts and window furnishings in every room. All rooms have been revitalised with light and bright interior paint finishes and are presented to the highest standard. Rooms are also brandishing new power points, light switches and new lighting. Now they have their sights set on winter where they will be open 7 days for breakfast, lunch plus dinner in the newly refurbished restaurant (Zack’s Grill). They will also be open in summer and autumn months as well. Lloyd admits he has purchased the property for his son Zack who can run the business in years to come once he has learned the ropes. This winter Zack Williams will be looking after guest services, and will be under the tutelage of Malcolm Browne who has started as the new General Manager. With new staff and a revamped menu in both the bar brasserie plus the upstairs grill restaurant, Bernti’s is taking on a whole new era, and a great emphasis on a family friendly environment. “We will be open for all day dining in the bar brasserie area, and obviously Zack’s Grill restaurant where we’ll have your top end Chargrill and South Coast Seafoods.” Lloyd is sure that once people realise they are open all day for great quality food that they will be tempted to leave the slopes for a relaxed afternoon lunch or for early après drinks at the bar. The outside terrace on a sunny day certainly is a welcome venue with great views to the mountains and a new atmosphere. With a large cosy lounge area and fireplace, cold days watching it snow will also be a treat. “A very special thanks needs to be extended to Jodie Evans of “Crackenback Farm” who has given me the inspiration direction and guidance in creating the new dining experiences available within the bar, grill and brassiere at Bernti’s Mountain Inn. “I want to be able to give people a quality experience, I will be priding ourselves here on the best food on the mountain.”

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Dining Guide Thredbo Cascades Restaurant - Ph 6459 4200

This winter enjoy dining with a view at Cascades Restaurant in the centre of Thredbo Village where their menu focuses on the best premium red meat and seafood New South Wales has to offer. The modern cuisine has fresh innovative twists and has been lovingly designed by Thredbo Alpine Hotel Executive Chef Kane Stamp. Treat yourself with exceptional dishes like the 35 day dry aged 350g rib eye on the bone served with house-made pepper sauce or the local gold winning Merimbula classic rock oysters. An extensive wine list featuring some of Australia’s best regions and friendly professional customer service accent your experience.

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Your taste buds are well catered for at Candlelight Lodge and the menu will certainly entice you to visit on numerous occasions to try all these delicious dishes. The braised lamb shoulder was a huge hit last season and back by popular demand and is accompanied by roast vegetable purees, baby carrot, herb crumb and smoked yoghurt. Another house favourite is Jagerschnitzel Mit Spatzle, veal fillet pan friend with creamy mushroom and white wine sauce with home made egg noodles and you can’t go past Candlelight’s traditional cheese fondue with Swiss gruyere and Emmenthal cheese, white wine and schnapps.

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The Terrace Restaurant at The Denman Hotel offers an exciting menu and most relaxed atmosphere. For starters try the salad gourmande with haloumi, asparagus, toasted almonds, melba toast, rocket, avocado, egg or the spinach and feta dumplings. The Monaro lamb cutlets are cooked to absolute perfection and sliced off a 12 hr slow roasted lamb shoulder pithivier, with petite winter vegetables and red wine jus. The Confit duck leg with semolina and herb gnocchi, orange, fennel, radicchio, witlof and orange jus will melt in your mouth and for desert Appleschmarrn, chopped pancake, shredded apple, cranberry compote and vanilla bean ice cream.

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The Local Pub is embracing the winter season with the best of traditional pub dishes for the whole family with the menu featuring favourites like tender steaks, the always popular chicken parmigiana and the best value burgers in Thredbo. Open 365 days a year this is the place to relax and refresh after a day on the slopes. Enjoy your favourite drinks from the extensive bar list, watch football on the flat screen TVs, play pool and darts and pick up some mountain insight from the home-grown crew. The Local Pub bar is open from 11 AM and food is available from 11.30 AM daily in June. Families are welcome and reservations are not required.

Located in the heart of Village Square, a dining experience at Sante is like no other. Their famous Brazillian Churasco menu of tempting meats and scrumptious sides allows you to relax and await their delectable roasted meats that are served direct form the sizzling skewer to your plate. Waiters arrive with various meats including seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazillian sausage. The theme is to advise the waiter when you are finished by turning your traffic light indicator red when you are finished or green you would like to try more flavours. With a fine wine collection it is a meal to be savoured.

Berntis upstairs Grill is all about quality and a sense of occasion. The dining room has amazing mountain views and country atmosphere and old fashioned service. Treat yourself to delicious South Coast seafood, Sydney rock and pacific oysters or premium aged Australian beef, organic poultry, lamb, pork and game. You may choose to a tomahawk steak served on a board in the centre of the table surrounded by plenty of sauces and condiments. The downstairs Brasserie has options of shared plates of delicious tasty treats including marinated olives, pate, prawns, oysters, pickles and breads. Other dishes include confit of duck with lentils and braised cabbage.

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Eagles Nest - Ph 6457 6019

Lunch with a splendid 270 degree view of the mountain is only part of the superb menu here at Eagles Nest. Whether you are here for breakfast or lunch, you will find friendly service and choices of upstairs restaurant or the Bullwheel Bar and Bistro. Coffee and cake or salmon with brie melt for a light snack or choose from an a la carte menu. Plus of course you have the pleasure of riding the Kosciuszko chair to the top 600m above Thredbo Village. The kids will love a hot chocolate and a strudel after their chair ride.

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It’s always a pleasure to dine at the Black Bear with its unique atmosphere and cosy bar and restaurant. Start with a cold beer at the bar, glass of wine or mountain style schnapps starter before being seated. For guests looking for the hearty meal, their trio of schnitzel with baby steamed garlic chats is always one of the most sought after dishes. New on the menu this season is rack of lamb, rosemary and juniper cured lamb, Murray salted kippflers with confit garlic and capsicum jus. The pan roasted pork cutlet with winter vegetable strudel and wheat beer muscatel jus sounds delicious.


Interschools celebrate 30th THE NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this season. A lot has changed since schools started racing against each other in the 80’s. Alpine was the only discipline on offer initially, with 200 students entering the first Championships. Jump forward to five years later and 55 schools were now entered and students could now compete in snowboard, moguls and cross country. By the 2000s, the number of schools entering had tripled and ski cross and snowboard cross had been introduced. Today, the Championships are the largest snowsport event in Australia. The seven Championships hosted by NSW Interschools in 2016 attracted a total of 12,636 entries. There were 24 QLD, 40 ACT and 273 NSW schools competing at the Championships, with 2996 individual student participants. Students can now enter up to nine disciplines and Interschools continues to be suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, from first-time racers to aspiring athletes and professionals.

It is a starting block and pathway for further competition, which has seen 35 Olympians in NSW and ACT start their career at Interschools competitions. To celebrate its 30th year, there are a number of new initiatives and incentives during the season’s events. Following the extraordinary success of the division 6 alpine events last season, division 6 ski cross has been introduced in 2017. Division 6 is open to students in kindergarten to year 2. This gives young skiers a safe and friendly environment to be introduced to the fun discipline of ski cross. Ski and snowboard slopestyle was held for the first time last season as a demonstration event. It was only open to students in year 9 and up. In 2017 slopestyle will again be held and division 3 students can now enter. The slopestyle events will be held on Thursday August 24 at Perisher. The top 10 individuals have the opportunity to qualify for the Australian Interschools Championships held in Mt Buller in September. Interschools, in conjunction with

Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA), will be holding the Interschools Multiclass Championships on August 26 at Perisher, an alpine and snowboard event for students with a disability in NSW, ACT and QLD. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a two day DWA training camp at Perisher leading up to the event on August 24 and 25. The camp involves an introduction to racing to help students become more comfortable in a racecourse and students compete for their school in their Interschools division. Medals will be awarded to the top three place getters in each division.

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Perisher Peak Music Festival 9-12 June 2017 PERISHER comes to life on the June long weekend as host to the PEAK Festival. With 120 performances from 30 plus artists across 10 live stages this really is a mustsee event. “This event brings together snow and music and the energy is endless,” says Perisher PEAK Festival executive director, Belinda Shore. “This is such a fun weekend so get your friends together and make it happen, it really is the best way to celebrate the start of the snow season.” Now in its ninth year, the Festival attracts Australian and International artists from across various music genres including big beat, funk, reggae, roots and more. The line-up this year promises to deliver with great acts including Sampa The Great, Tijuana Cartel, The Strides, REMI, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, local band The Hip Replacements plus

many more. Sydney-based Sampa The Great and Melbourne duo REMi, two of the biggest acts in the current Australian hip hop scene are performing together at PEAK Festival as part of their national coheadline tour dubbed ‘Fire Sign’. “We’re hoping that more locals will make the most of the event this year – we’re bringing together a seriously talented lineup and we know everyone who goes will have a great time,” says Belinda. With 3 nights’ accommodation including breakfast and a 4-day festival pass for just $349 it is an affordable way to experience the snow – and join in all of the festival fun. Invite your friends and celebrate the start of the snow season at Perisher for the PEAK Festival. Perisher PEAK Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government as part of its Regional Flagship Events Program.

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◆ EXCITING: Join in the fun this long weekend at the PEAK Festival with (clockwise from top) Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, REMi and Sampa The Great & Tijuana Cartel.

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Revitalising club XC skiing SINCE the beginning of clubs first building their own lodges in Perisher Valley over 55 years ago, for many, cross country skiing has formed an important part of their history. Many a club member have participated in races such as the Paddy Pallin Classic and the KAC Martini Classic, now called the KAC XC Classic. On the race calendar, such events like the Perisher Cup and the Balmain Cup still take place in September which provide great fun, competition and entertainment between the clubs that take part. Perisher Cross Country (PXC) would like to revitalise the club scene in Perisher, and encourage more clubs and members to be involved. This winter, PXC are promoting and sponsoring the lodge based clubs of Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Charlotte Pass to become involved in some great X-C skiing activities. The main aim being to bolster club spirit and camaraderie within and between each of the clubs. Several activities are planned which are all about learning and having fun. Each Friday at 10am from the Perisher X-C Centre, there will be instruction and other events planned for any club members that would like to participate. From first early season snow to XC Ski Week in August, and possibly beyond if demand is there, you can learn all there is to know about cross country skiing.

◆ HAPPY: These cross country girls were happy at their event last year.

During XC Ski Week of August 5-12, clubs will be able to take part in several events in a club division, having a go, having fun, and participation being the only thing that matters. For those clubs who have a fine history to uphold, to satisfy their competitive spirit there will also be great prizes on offer for those who earn the greatest points. Prizes will be presented at the XC Ski Week Presentations on August 12. So, plan and be a part of a great ski season and encourage others to try cross

◆ ACTION: Competition is hot in the open class for XC skiers. PHOTOS: Steve Cuff

country skiing. More information will be provided either being sent directly to the clubs via SLOPES, viewing latest news on www.perisherxcountry.org or emailing Wayne at info@perisherxcountry.org

XC Ski Week August 5-12 Each year Perisher Cross Country stage their annual XC ski week where there are a number of races and various social events combining to make the week one big enjoyable XC festival. Starting on August 5 and running

through until August 12, everyone is invited to try cross country and participate in the citizen tour races, or events like the coffee tours or even the night relays. There are candlelight fund raising dinners, good skiing and prizes for everyone at the end of the week. A total of 12 events spread over 8 days has something for everyone from fast and female, through to the Sundeck Handicap Race. You can find out more information on all events at www.perisherxcountry.org

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PERISHER Valley has a great history from when people first started visiting and skiing in the area and how lodges developed as the sport became more popular. Each year on the opening long weekend of the snow season the Perisher Historical Society hold an annual event where they invite guest speakers who have been part of that history. This year the society will host a luncheon at the Marritz Hotel on Sunday June 11 from 12 noon. The luncheon replaces a former dinner timeslot to enable more people to join the occasion. This year guest speakers will be Peter McGuinn and Carel Laing, adult children of Stan and Marie McGuinn. Stan McGuinn was a well-liked and successful manager of firstly the Kosciuszko Chalet from 1954-1962 before being enticed to Perisher Valley by K G Murray. McGuinn managed Perisher for a decade from 1963 when it was classed as boom time for the resort. The Marritz Hotel is a great venue for the society, itself being the grand lady of Perisher Hotels. During the past decade it has been refurbished and now is a perfect venue for dinner or drink at the bar, not only for guests, but for the public as well. If you would like to attend the lunch, you can book direct by phoning the Marritz on (02) 6457 5220.

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◆ ERA: Join the society lunch to hear tales of Perisher history during Stan McGuinn’s era.


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Early season snowmaking at Perisher IN early May when most people are only thinking of setting foot on snow for their winter holiday, the Perisher snowmaking crew are hard at work making snow. Our cover shot in this edition features Perisher snowmakers Khari Stapleton and Paul “Pop” Nicholls. This was taken in early May as the guns were fired up for the 2017 winter. Perisher commenced snowmaking in early May this year to take advantage of an early cold snap. It has been Perisher’s commitment to making early season snow and building their base that has seen them the first resort in Australia open each year. On May 10 this year there were upwards of 20 guns blazing away on the Front Valley slope when Snowy Mountains Magazine arrived at the snowmaking pump house at Perisher. The minus six degree temperature is brisk to say the least, but this is just what snowmakers dream of. We are chatting to two of the most experienced snowmakers in Australia. Perisher snowmaking manager John Palmer has been at this game for 30 years and his right hand man, Paul ‘Pop’ Nicholls has been a snowmaker for 28 years. It is a not a job for everyone, but these guys along with the rest of the Perisher snowmaking team love the cold nights and love their job description even more. “It’s a very, very unique job, you have to be part scientist, part artist, part crazy, but it’s one of the best jobs in the world,” said Palmer. With a majority of the work at night, this also affords them ski days during the season with Palmer commenting, “When we can, usually on the blue bird days, we pick the eyes out of the best weather.” “Pop” started his snowmaking career at Blue Cow and still has a grin on his face as he describes his work. “Yeah I still enjoy it, the sunrises in the morning are great and the whole town gets excited once snowmaking usually starts up, people start talking about the upcoming season.” Their pattern of thought is a well-rehearsed schedule, starting in Front Valley in May and then working their way across to Goats Gully and the quad chair, then progress to Happy

Valley and Mount Perisher. They are also simultaneously blasting snow in Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Tube Town. During the season when the full crew are in operation, there will be 16 people working constantly seven days making snow on 53.4 hectares across the resort. “Whenever we can get the weather, whenever we get the temperatures we operate,” said Palmer. Snowmaking is like an insurance policy to help Mother Nature, and Perisher have spent a vast amount of money to have the best snowmaking system. Over $22 million in fact since 2007. They have a sophisticated system of 236 guns that includes fully automated and energy efficient Techno Alpin snow-guns. “We have done a lot of research over the years and we have found it is the best brand and type of gun for our conditions,” said Palmer. In this modern high tech era new snow guns are controlled by computer software and have their air/water mix constantly adjusted to maximise efficiency under the prevailing climate conditions. Operators have a complete layout of the snowmaking system on the screen and can see exactly what is happening outside on each gun. The computer controlled automation also allows significantly quicker start-up and shut down than manual operations, further increasing efficiency. “In the old days as soon as the temperature changed you would have to be back out there manually adjusting them at each gun,” said Pop. He explains the wet bulb and temperature relationship of ambient air, humidity and capacity. “If we had 100% humidity we need minus two air temperature to make snow, and if we have 10% humidity we can make snow up to about plus four or five.” He divulges some impressive numbers when he says, “On a big night we can put out about five or six metres of snow across a football field.” It is much warmer in this pump house office, but you can sense the diehard snowmakers still prefer their outside office, checking their equipment and keeping an eye on machines.

◆ BLAST: Snow guns in full swing near the Village Eight chair.

◆ TECHNICAL: Khari Stapleton and snowmaking manager John Palmer at the snowmaking computer desk.

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WHEN you receive a message from a total stranger from Colorado who has a story idea about skiing and needs photos, it certainly attracts your interest. This was the case last July when Bob Seto, a diehard older “ski bum” from America was skiing in Australia. To make the tale even more interesting, he is the all-time Epic Mix all mountain leader for Vail Resorts in America, equivalent to what Perisher guests would know as Normo, the Dashboard leader. Bob was a great guy and you could see he loved his skiing as we chatted over coffee at the Premiere Café in Jindabyne. He and his wife were going to be holidaying in Australia, so Bob arrived early for his snow fix before they ventured off on their sightseeing travels. And what a day skiing we had on July 25, 2016. It was Epic to say the least, 1520cm of Australia’s best powder, a point I kept reinforcing to Bob after every lap. I am not sure who was more excited, as these days are not an everyday occurrence, so we savoured the moments. And there were many. On any powder day, your first decisions can rule or ruin the day, so we warmed up with fresh powder off the side of Front Valley. I could instantly see Yankee Bob was a fair skier. This made planning easy, we just needed to be patient for the best snow. I explained how the mountain opens up and although the Perisher Quad was running, I suggested we wait for the access trail to open for Interceptor. I kept reinforcing to Bob that this was going to be one of the best days of the season. Interceptor was untracked and very quiet, perhaps 30 people to start with so no need to venture too wide initially. There would be ample photo opportunities later, now was time to rip in, make as many fresh turns and then straight back to the mid load for the first few runs. Boot deep Aussie powder I explained to Bob, it doesn’t get any better. Chair time was spent affording my best Perisher knowledge to my new American friend, and he improved my education on snow quality and statistics from Vail, Colorado to Heavenly, California. He had skied them all and was always keen for extra EpicMix pins for opening days at Vail Resorts. We agreed the powder was most likely lighter in North America, plus they have deeper days, but Bob wasn’t concerned about quality now, he even dipped his head in once just to check the density down under. We call that a face plant

◆ FRESH: Bob Seto powder skiing near North Perisher T-bar.

◆ STEEP: Bob about to jump into Kamakaze.

but he came up with a smile. “Today the skiing was phenomenal, it was really good.” “I love out here, I mean skiing through these gum trees is very special, we don’t have that at home.” For a man in his 60s he still has the gusto off a true younger ski bum, and his appetite for powder was insatiable and his enthusiasm for skiing infectious. “That’s what I have been described as, retired yes, ski bum is kind of yes and no. I do stay in hotels when my wife is here, but I do tend to sleep in the woods (camp), sometimes in the car. I do enjoy being out here.” Bob explained the criteria for EpixMix in the US, which was slightly different to the Perisher Dashboard. But then again they have multiple resorts to choose from, and this year have now included Whistler as well. I wonder whether Yankee Bob will be in Canada for Whistler’s opening day. That seemed to be his specialty, opening days. “I started when I was in my 20s, picked it up again when I was 55 and moved to Colorado, and I just fell in love with it again,” said Bob on his skiing passion. “The first year I skied 55 days, the second year about 80 and now I am averaging about 200 days a year.” Each time we ventured wider we found more untracked. Under North Perisher T-bar we only encountered five other people, it was a field of fresh and smiles galore. By now we had recorded

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◆ FUN: Fresh turns all morning.

◆ SPILL: Density powder test.

some images, just so we could tell the tale in pictures as well as words. It was close to lunch time so we moved on. Considering Bob was from Japanese Hawaiian descent, it was only fitting we jump into Kamikaze at Blue Cow. The double black run was no problem and he certainly did appreciate its steepness and pitch. My time was up and work was calling, and as I bid farewell to Yankee Bob I could sense he had thoroughly enjoyed his Perisher ventures. We spoke after and he said he kept skiing until days end and covered virtually all of the resort. It sure will be a nice tale to tell on opening day at Vail or Beaver Creek on how an older ski bum from Denver had used his Epic Pass in a reverse situation from thousands of Australians who will trek to Vail Resorts in North America this winter.


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◆ THROW: Who can resist a friendly snow ball fight.

LOOKING for a fun filled opening weekend of the snow season, then head to Perisher where you can enjoy the festivities, go for a slide, throw some snowballs, listen to a great music line up and watch a huge fireworks display on Saturday night at 7pm. The Peak Festival will stage one big four day party and have 120 music acts across 13 venues in the resort. So purchase a ticket, get your program and get ready to party. There is music to suit all tastes and some big headline acts, see page 33 for more information. Perisher have been making snow since early May, so you are sure to find your first snow fun of the season on Front Valley. If you need to hire toboggans, warm waterproof snow clothes and boots, or any ski or snowboard equipment, Perisher have the best hire equipment available. There will be cool kids’ entertainment at the free kids’ stage for the music festival, plus a Subaru jumping castle and face painting. There will be plenty of clowning around with Dan Druff, the kids’ favourite snow clown. You can find Dan on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 2pm at the Perisher Centre. Take the scenic chairlift ride on the Perisher Quad chair and see the view from the top of the mountain. You can purchase tickets for the chair in the ticket office on the lower level of the Perisher Centre and make sure you have a warm layer f the weather is cool. Every year Perisher have the blessing of the snow in the Alpine Church, Australia’s highest chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend from 12 noon to 12.30, and a sausage sizzle and hot chocolate will be served afterwards.

The 2017 snow season will see nine award-winning PlayStation® Terrain Parks, including two half pipes, two ridercross courses and a fantastic progression of slopestyle parks from beginners through to the experts. The PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park, awarded 2016 Snowsports Industries of Australia ‘Best Park’, is also rated by its riders as the best terrain park in the southern hemisphere. During August and September, Perisher and PlayStation are giving Perisher guests the opportunity to meet some of the best ski and snowboard slopestyle athletes in the world. On select Sundays guests can grab a Meet the Pros cap, have it signed by their favourite athlete and ride the PlayStation Leichhardt Terrain Park with them. For all the latest park news visit perisher.com.au

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Exploring the Kosciuszko landscape THE Snowy Mountains is such a majestic landscape, and without doubt there are hundreds of scenic locations to explore. In future editions we will be talking with the best landscape photographers in the region to find out more about not only them, but to give you an inside look at their world. One where they spend hours prior to sunrise and long after sunset seeking to capture that elusive image. Our first guest photographer is Luke Hasaart, who has only recently launched himself deep into the photography world. But his knowledge of the area as a local born and bred Berridale boy gives him an advantage. “I can’t imagine having grown up anywhere else other than in the Snowy Mountains and I’m so grateful that my parents moved here when I was only 16 months old.” With his parents’ Fran and Tony super keen skiers, it was only natural for Luke to have a love of snow as well. “They used to ski around with me on their hip with my dummy hanging out my mouth before I could walk,” Luke said laughing. With such an early start to the snow Luke soon became a member of the Perisher freestyle team at 10 years old and had aspirations to be an Olympic mogul skier. When his parents ran a lodge in high school years, Luke attended school by correspondence. “Distance education to me I think sometimes meant being as distant from my school work as possible and to ski all day every day.” Luke soon moved away from moguls as the freeride scene developed, and was a very handy halfpipe skier in his day. “The fun I was having in that area on my days off from training was really starting to outweigh the fun I was having in the moguls, so I jumped ship and continued to spend most of my time in the halfpipe and in the park. “I have always been the outdoors type, always loved seeing beautiful landscapes and it has become quiet an addiction shooting them since buying a camera just under 12 months ago. “The Mountains are home to me and I think they always will be. There is something truly special about seeing the first light hit the top

of a peak, and it’s just as beautiful watching the last rays drop off behind the infinite mountain ranges. “The Kosciuszko National Park is our backyard and I’m really looking forward to exploring so much more of it. “It is the holder of my favourite view in the world, and that is standing on Carruthers looking out across to The Sentinel and Watsons Crags. Watching the sun rise and set up there is something else….!” “The photo I have submitted for this story is one many may see in the summer, but not necessarily in this light. “It was a shot taken at the Snowy River crossing just before you start the incline to Blue Lake. It was taken late January at sunset around 7:20pm. “A lot of the time the weather can be a different story up in the Main Range compared to what it is like when you leave town, but on this day it was as peaceful as it was when I left Jindabyne around 5pm. “When I’m shooting a sunrise or sunset I like to get to my destination about an hour earlier. It just gives you time to set up and have a look around for different compositions, and you are not rushed, I hate being rushed with anything! “Walking down towards the river I could see how still it was from about 400m away, and with a little cloud floating around it turned out to be the most perfect afternoon for a sunset reflection across our beloved Snowy River.” This will be the first of many images the Snowy Mountains Magazine publishers of Luke’s work. He has become our roving ambassador for photos depicting how great the Kosciuszko landscape can be if you have that patience to wait for it to deliver those special moments. Luke will also be writing about his travels, mostly in summer to give you an insight as to where some of the best locations are to explore. In the near future he will have his own website to display all his favourite images, and where you can purchase them. You can also follow Luke on social media at Luke Hasaart Photography. “I think disconnecting and with no one around and not a sound apart from nature,

it just really gives me this soothing feeling of tranquillity. “Yeah I do see some beautiful colours at sunrise, any sunrise is great but when you get that colour mix of reds, pinks, purples and blues they are the real special ones that you have to forget about the camera for a second and just sit and admire.”

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New brewery opened for winter JINDABYNE Brewing fans will be pleased to know the brewery is now open to the public with a new stylish bar in operation, plus all their favourite beers on tap. Having vastly upgraded their brewery from a garage operation in early 2016 to the current premises this past summer, owners Karl Veiss, Max Cook and Eric Veiss have been busily installing a large brew system and renovating the old Doppelmayr (ski lift company) shed in Nettin Circuit. Their grand plan was always to get the brewery established first and then open the bar. The demand for their beer is growing so they needed to be able to brew to meet their clients orders, plus they also wanted to have a new venue in town that was unique. “It’s something new to Jindabyne and you can sit here and see exactly where the beer has come from,” said Max. When you enter the brewery you have to be impressed by the tall stainless steel vats and fermenting tanks standing large before you. Here is where all their popular beers are brewed and the new bar awaits. Guests can now sit at the bar and not only admire the brewery, but actually see what flavour and colour beer to choose, courtesy of very fancy fonts that have a cylindrical sight glass displaying the beer. Max did say they were all pretty stoked with the new fonts adding, “We are certainly one of the first in Australia to have that type of font with the sight glass on top, and as much as they look amazing, we want that to be part of the whole customer experience. “Visitors can come in and see exactly what they are about to drink and it’s often how a beer looks that may have them drawn to it, so it is going to be a big part of their drinking experience.” Karl and Max are the chief brewers and they brew about 1.5 times a week on average, some weeks bigger, some smaller. The 1200 litre system will see

them exceptionally busy during the winter, having now secured many outlets both here in the mountains and further afield. “We will have a few new taps around the mountains this winter at Thredbo and Perisher, and we will keep everyone posted on Facebook where they are,” said Karl. They have seven fermenters and two bright tanks, so they can have many beers brewing all at the one time. With craft beer surfing an all-time high, the brewery will be a popular watering hole this winter not only for its superb tasting beers, but for the fact you can have a drink within the brewery. They will pour from six different beers, all on tap, Pilsner, Golden Ale, Wheat and Red Beer plus two rotating seasonal beers when they are in full swing. They will team up with two rolling chefs who will serve great beer food, before extending to have their own kitchen in time. “We are very excited to share our beers with the people who come and visit Jindabyne and amongst the locals as well, and we are looking forward to hosting everyone,” said Karl. “We look forward to having everyone, CHEERS.”

◆ OPEN: Max Cook, Karl Veiss and Eric Veiss open the Jindabyne Brewing bar.

Brewery Winter Opening Times Monday 4pm Tuesday closed Wednesday 4pm Thursday 4pm Friday – Sunday 11am till late www.jindabynebrewing.com.au Facebook: Jindabyne Brewing 5 Nettin Circuit, Jindabyne

◆ VENUE: Max Cook, Geoffrey Nocher and Nick Donnelly test run the new taps.

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A helping guide By Steve Cuff THE new Snowy Guide App was unveiled at a regional expo at the Alpine Hotel in Cooma in May. The Expo, which attracted a large crowd also showcased council’s latest advertising campaigns, with Peter Sheppard from The Creative Alliance presenting advertisements for each of the different towns. Guest speaker at the expo was ex NRL star Danny Buderus. Snowy Monaro Regional Council have taken a new major interest in tourism as it now forms a huge part of the region’s economy. They are currently restructuring senior tourism managerial roles and expect to have these positions finalised in the coming months. The free Snowy Guide App (mobile application), which has been funded by Council stores a huge amount of information for the whole of region, covering all towns and villages, events and everything visitors or local residents would need to find. App creator Duncan Isaksen-Loxton who presented at the expo explained all the benefits of the App and how people can use it for valuable information, and also for businesses to additionally promote their products through the platform. Duncan, along with his wife Heidi were also the creators of the previous Jindy Guide App, which has now been superseded by

the Snowy Guide. He explained how visitors could find information they require to plan their visit well before they arrived in the area, but said it had to be driven by businesses and interested parties keeping their information up to date. “It has a huge potential to be able to reach a much larger market than just the region,� said Duncan. The App will constantly be updated with information as it comes to hand and businesses can list their details on the App for free. Staff at the Cooma Visitors Centre will assist in coordinating information and the Snowy Guide will extract information from various other websites in the region. You can find more information at www. snowyguide.com or download from the App stores to your phone. Council have also engaged Brian Weir and his team from the University of Canberra to devise a strategy and plan to integrate tourism and their associated products into the new much larger council region. Council also have a survey, Your Say, for local residents who would like to offer input into what direction the council need to take on various subjects. The survey has already been open for a period of time and will close on June 30. This is your chance to forward constructive feedback on topics you think are important which will help the newly elected council

â—† CROWD: The Regional Expo in Cooma had a strong showing of people.

start to make the best decisions for the region. Council Communications Officer Nathan Thompson said, “The survey is your chance to have your say on how you would like council to shape your future, this is your chance to help us form our community strategic partnership.� “By filling out the survey we get invaluable feedback telling us what you want from council and how we can help the region you live in for the next five, ten, 15 years.� All this new and updated information from the survey plus integrated tourism study will assist council in their new directions for the future relating to tourism and other important aspects of the region. To have your say visit www. yoursaysnowymonaro.com.au and look for the Be the Change panel.

â—† PRESENTER: Snowy Guide creator Duncan Isaksen-Loxton explains the new app.

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Banjo opens new restaurant POPULAR hotel Banjo Paterson Inn have added a new restaurant during the summer, with the Overflow Bar now housing a brand new pizza and burger outlet. With a fresh new atmosphere, the Banjo is the premium venue in Jindabyne for great food, delicious beers and quality entertainment. The new revamped bar is sure to be a huge hit this winter season, especially being open seven days a week from noon until late offering in house dining or takeaway meals. The Overflow will be ideal for casual dining and afternoon beers as soon as you leave the mountain, or well into the night for the winter revellers. With a team of great chefs across the whole hotel, the Banjo has been a regular haunt for not only locals during the summer, but has always been well frequented for food and drinks. You can still find all your delicious favourite meals at Clancy’s Brasserie on the lower level, but now families have all options covered. Even if the kids want to have pizza but dad may prefer a mouth-watering steak, you can find it all. Being the home of Kosciuszko Pale Ale, the fifth most popular beer in NSW, their slogan is relevant that beers are always better at the Banjo. Here you can drink the in house popular craft beer direct from vat in the downstairs brewery, straight to the tap.

◆ TASTY: Try a new gourmet pizza. ◆ NEW: The Overflow Bar offers casual dining and drinks.

Clancy’s is also home to the best cocktail bar where the bartenders are only too happy to put their stylish creations into practice and pour signature cocktails for the ladies, or the men. With regular live weekly entertainment across all venues in the hotel, you can now have all your dining choices catered for you while you await the night scene to rev up a few decibels. The new restaurant is ideal for all age groups and families, and you can even book ahead for large groups where staff can reserve a table for you. The extensive menu across the Banjo consists of the Overflow’s gourmet pizzas and tasty burgers.

Try the Roasted Cajun chicken thigh, shrimp, red capsicum, Spanish onion & jalapeno topped with mozzarella and sour cream pizza or balsamic oven roasted roma tomatoes chunks, crushed garlic and baby bocconcini topped with mozzarella and shredded basil pizzas. A traditional homemade Banjo beef burger with lettuce, beetroot, tomato onion and Banjo sauce can also be accompanied by American style Buffalo wings, grilled corn or loaded fries. Clancy’s Brasserie has many favourites including slow cooked lamb shanks braised in crushed tomatoes, rosemary and red wine served with creamy mash plus seasonal vegetables or grilled chicken breast topped

◆ SMOOTH: Winter cocktails are always a favourite.

with semi sundried tomatoes, chilli, capsicum and chives and a creamy white wine sauce served with creamy mash and seasonal vegetables. You can find more details on page 11 or stop in at the Banjo and see and taste for yourself all the new creations on the menu.

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Dining Guide

BACCO Italian Restaurant And Pizzeria A LA CARTE RESTAURANT

Jindabyne Bowling Club

Tuscany

Ph 6456 2133

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Winter visitors have always loved the Bowlo Bistro where you will find freshly cooked wholesome meals that will appease any snow appetite. From a hearty steak to delicious seafood, the Bowlo has a flavoursome dish to tempt every skier’s palette. For lunch from 12 noon try a great crispy chicken schnitzel with Napolitano sauce, cheese with rocket, pear and parmesan salad and chips. For dinner there are many choices from succulent steak cuts, pork cutlet with caramelised apple or a fish of the day special. A flavoursome curry will warm to your heart and all accompanied by the vegetable and salad bar.

Set in a quiet setting near Dalgety, Tuscany is a hidden gem and once visited for their delicious offerings it will be your new favourite weekend restaurant. For a light snack try the steamed yum cha seafood dumplings and highly recommended are shared plates, lemon grass pork belly on a bed of rice noodles or angel hair king prawns wrapped in crispy noodles or the satay chicken skewers. Chef Jill always delivers with robust flavours in her dishes and don’t be shy for dessert, with the pecan and maple syrup strudel or sticky date pudding with caramel sauce a popular choice.

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Dining Guide

Cocina Mexican | Ph 6457 2888 Awesome flavours will greet you at Cocina where you find a mix of traditional Mexican dishes plus weekly specials that delight. For entre you must try the ocean trout ceviche, with mustard seeds, pickled cactus and spiced tortilla chips. To spice up your evening the Yucatan Fajitas with Spanish onions, capsicum, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken strips, beef strips or prawn served on a sizzling hot plate will have the taste buds singing.

It just wouldn’t be Mexican without sampling one of Con’s special tequilas or a mojito mehico cocktail, either at the table or upstairs in the cosy Agave Bar. With bucket loads of atmosphere, the busy restaurant and intimate bar are a favourite for locals and visitors. Apart from traditional Mexican, you will find a great selection of main dishes from 14 hour slow cooked lamb, to the tender juicy steaks.

Panorama

Wildbrumby Distillery

Rydges Snowy Mountains

Takayama

Ph 6456 2918

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Visitors and in house guests at Panorama in Jindabyne can experience the friendliest hospitality and a fine selection of dining options from their international buffet dinners. With over 20 years chef experience, owners Anton and Bibi have created tasty dishes from their repertoire, including cheese and meat slices for your starters to hearty main meals. Their range of dishes vary from Thai curries and Asian fusion inspired themes, plus European dishes are all bursting with flavours and cooked from the freshest ingredients. Their relaxed in house restaurant and bar overlooking Lake Jindabyne is also ideal to sample local beers on tap.

Angies Italian

A visit to Wildbrumby for breakfast or lunch is a formality for many visitors who have made this venue one of the most popular eateries. For a hearty start to the day the distillers’ brekkie plate will keep the hunger away, including scrambled eggs, bacon, fried tomato and spinach. A lunch favourite is always the schnitzel and with such a fine looking brewing tank in the middle of the room it would be impolite to not have at least one beer and a taste of their favourite schnapps or new award winning gin. A takeaway bottle of schnapps from your mountain visit is also a tradition at Wildbrumby.

Dining at Rydges affords you choices from their popular bistro with all your family favourites to the Fireside Grill for a more intimate setting with a roaring fire adding ambience and warmth to your evening. Try one of the margherita or roast pumpkin wood fired pizzas and for lovers of pork you will delight in tasting either the twice cooked pork belly with crackling, apple compote and sauerkraut creamy mash or the beautiful crispy pork knuckle. Their tender steaks are always a treat after a day on the slopes, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a fine glass of red wine or a beer from the Squires bar.

Red Door Roastery

Lakeside @ Siesta Villa

Ph 6457 1112

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Ph 6456 2523

For an authentic Italian dining experience, Angie’s restaurant and bar will offer you boundless selections of homemade ravioli, gnocchi and pasta dishes all made daily from Sam and Angie’s renowned recipes. With over 30 years of tradition in Jindabyne they are renowned for creating the best sauces and flavours to accompany their original exotic fillings. Their veal pasta dishes are a favourite or try one of the many gourmet pizzas or steak and chicken dishes. With a vast selection of Robert Oatley wines and Yenda craft beer available on tap, you can also visit just for drink.

The Red Door in the Town Centre is a perfect venue to start your snow day, with breakfast and the best in house roasted coffee available from very early morning. From their famous brekkie wrap or one of the popular toasted sandwiches, you will find a menu to suit all tastes from this boutique café. With aromas of coffee greeting you on arrival, there are options for the coffee aficionado to sample different flavours on your visit. On a sunny Jindabyne day lunch in the alfresco setting or simply sip on tea, fresh juices or sample their fine cakes and muffins.

The Lakeside bar and restaurant in East Jindabyne is a favourite of many locals, and is worth the short drive. Visit and sample their new winter menu showcasing some of their favourites along with a new selection of dishes for the winter season ahead. As always, enjoy delicious steaks and seafood on the Stonegrill, an experience in itself with the sizzling hot stone at your table. Make sure you save room for one of their fantastic house-made desserts or enjoy an ice cold beer at the bar or perhaps a hot glass of Gluhwein whilst warming yourself by the fire.

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For guests looking for tasty Japanese dishes make sure you sample some of Takayama’s finest signature dishes this winter. Their miso ramen noodles with shallots in miso broth is a great choice of one of the favourite dishes is the tataki beef. Here sliced rare free range grass fed eye fillet is presented with miso mustard grilled pair and daikon salad, all melting in your mouth. A night out would not be the same without a traditional Sapporo beer, poured straight for the tap. With a selection of small plates from tempura prawns to large plates, your options are plentiful.

Bacco Italian Ph Restaurant 6456 1420 or Pizza 6457 1080

Located at the front of Nugget’s Crossing, this popular Italian restaurant offers exquisite flavours in every dish. Try the pan seared scallops with lime juice and butter served on butternut pumpkin as an entrée and for main dishes the tagliatelle chorizo sautéed with shallots, mushroom and garlic spinach with melt in your mouth. With a vibrant atmosphere ensure you sample one of many fine wines and try one of their famous pizzas, including the procidana with prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, basil, ricotta, pesto and parmesan. Their eye fillet steak, twice cooked pork belly and pan roasted duck breast are also house favourites.


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Thredbo Lego Snow Festival Thredbo Village Square Concert

8 Sat

Bombala Burnima Homestead guided tours ph 6458 3042

Crackenback Markets @Wildbrumby distillery ph 6457 1447

8 Sat

Perisher XC 8.30am Come & Try XC Skiing with an open day at the Nordic Centre info@snowsportsACT.com.au

8 Sat

Perisher XC 12.00pm NSW Junior Sprint (F) Peter Ward, 0409 338 978

8-9

Thredbo The SKImag Demo Weekend

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Opening weekend of 2017 snow season at both Thredbo, Perisher and Selwyn.

9-12

Thredbo 60th year anniversary starts with a huge opening weekend and season long celebrations. www.thredbo.com.au

9-12

Perisher Peak Festival over 4 days. One of the great music festivals where you can see 35 plus artists with over 120 performances across the resort. Ski in the morning and listen to music in the afternoon, evening and party till late. Kids jumping castle in Front Valley and kid’s entertainment Perisher Centre. www.peakfestival.com.au

10 Sat

Thredbo Village Concert Series by Heineken. Montaigne plus Alice Ivy and

11 Sun

11 Sun

Perisher PlayStation Rail Jam from 11am, open to all to show your tricks.

17 Sat

Cooma Rugby old boys day at Alpine Hotel www.alpinehotel.com.au

17 Sat

Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors Centre 9am-1pm Contact Neil Brown 0412 047 355

18 Sun

Cooma Rotary High Country Markets 9am1pm Centennial Park ph 0437 601 350

22 Thur

Thredbo Skate Night opening night at Keller Bar

30 Fri

Thredbo Snow Series – Night Rail’s starts off the season series under lights with DJ’s playing live. More info email events@thredbo.com.au

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The Faders. 10 Sat

Perisher fireworks 7pm

10 Sat

Thredbo Fireworks 6pm

10 Sat

Talbingo Country Club Fancy Dress Ball

1 Sat

and Fireworks Ph 6949 5260 10-11

Jindabyne Snowsports Sale at Memorial

Takes 2 – 6.30pm see visittumut.com.au/ events for tickets. 11 Sun

Perisher Historical Society Lunch at

Thredbo Canadian Club & Falcona presents First Base – Canada Day – Poolside Après Party Bombala Burnima Homestead guided tours ph 6458 3042

1 Sat

Perisher XC 11.00am Paddy Pallin Junior (F) 0.5-2.5km 11.00am Tim Greville 0428 159 336

Ph Ursula 0415 942 238 Tumut – Montreal Theatre presents Tumut

Thredbo school holiday Lego snow festival with loads of activities for the kids plus mum and dad.

1 Sat

Hall – Sat 8am-6pm. Sun 9am-6pm 10-11

Thredbo annual long lunch in the village square with 3 course meal and GH Mumm champagne flowing. Bookings email Thredbo Alpine Hotel tahadmin@evt.com

1-2

Thredbo Rossignol Demo Day

2 Sun

Perisher XC 11.00am Cooma Clean Out the Cobwebs (F) 1/5km (Bolt 0456 559 686)

4-8

Perisher – Interschools - Travelplan Northern Division with all disciplines trying to qualify for state championships

Marritz Hotel Ph 6457 5220 for bookings

15 Sat

Perisher - PlayStation series starts with the slopestyle event in the PlayStation Terrain Park in Front Valley. More info at perisher.com.au

16 Sun

Thredbo Uni Week Opening Party

16 Sun

Cooma Rotary High Country Markets 9am1pm Centennial Park ph 0437 601 350

16 Sun

Perisher XC 10.00am ACT Distance Champs (F) 2.5/3/5/10/15 km, P Cunningham 0477 356 835

16-22

Thredbo Uni Week – students enjoy a week of skiing, boarding and non stop partying.

21 Fri

Thredbo Snow Series – Ridercross with cash and prizes up for grabs.

22 Sat

Perisher Masters slalom – over 30s ski racing more info perisher.com.au

22 Sat

Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors Centre 9am-1pm Contact Neil Brown 0412 047 355

9 Sun

Thredbo Torah Bright mini shred for snowboarders and skiers of all ages and abilities.

9 Sun

Perisher - The Scots Race

9 Sun

Perisher XC 9.00am Laser Biathlon Sprints (F)

9 Sun

Perisher XC 11.00am Cooma Clean Out the Waxbox (C) 5km 1km (F) (Bolt 0456 559 686)

22 Sat

Perisher XC 9.30am Aust Open Sprint Champ’s (F) CC/FIS, Peter Ward 0409 338 978

9 Sun

Thredbo Fireball full moon party with top DJs

22-23

Thredbo NSW Mogul Series

23 Sun

Perisher XC 9.00am Aust Open Champ’s 5/10 (C) CC/FIS, P Cunningham, 0477 356 835

23 Sun

Perisher Masters Giant Slalom – over 30s ski racing more info perisher.com.au

25 Tue

Thredbo Jye’s Jam with Jye Kearney. An urban rail comp held at the iconic stair set on Friday Flat

25 Tues

Thredbo Christmas in July – Santa makes a mid-year appearance for July celebrations.

26 Wed

Lake Crackenback Resort Chef Dinner – A taste of the Capital with Ben Willis from Aubergine, Canberra. Ph 6451 3000

26-28

Perisher – Interschools – Subaru ACT Southern Zone with all disciplines trying to qualify for state championships

29 Sat

Thredbo Village Concert Series by Heineken

10 Mon

Thredbo – Redlands Cup

11-15

Thredbo – Interschools – Travelplan Sydney Division with all disciplines trying to qualify for state championships

12 Wed

14 Fri

15 Sat

Charlotte Pass XC 1.30pm Paddy Pallin Junior Shield (C) 0.5/3km, Rod Peile 0448 670 586 Lake Crackenback Resort Bastille Day Dinner at Cuisine Restaurant with French chef Jean Michel Gerst. www. lakecrackenbackresort.com.au Perisher XC 10.00am NSW Sprint Champ’s (C), Peter Ward 0409 338 978

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Thredbo Masters – Traditional race for overs 30s. They be older but they can still race fast with a celebration dinner afterwards. Perisher Rip Curl Grom Search see www.ripcurl.com.au Perisher NSW Junior Moguls Championships single junior title Perisher XC 9.00am ACT Ski de Femme, R Cunningham 0400 718 047 Perisher XC 1.00am Come & Try XC Skiing open day at Nordic Centre info@snowsportsACT.com.au Thredbo Rossignol Demo Day Perisher XC 11.00am Cooma Open (F) 10km (Bolt 0456 559 686) Perisher NSW Junior Moguls Championships dual moguls

5-6

Thredbo Rossignol Demo Weekend

13 Sun

6 Sun

Perisher XC 11.30am City Tatts Nottage Int. Boonoona Open (C/F) 5km

Perisher XC 9.00am NSW Ski Orienteering Champs Marina Iskhakova 0412308310

16 Wed

6 Sun

Perisher Blue Cow Cup – Giant slalom

7 Mon

Perisher Blue Cow Cup – Skier Cross

Thredbo Wine & Dine Series - Wynns (60th Anniversary) Lunch hosted by winemaker Sarah Pidgeon - Kareela Hutte 12.30pm Call (02) 6459 4200 to book

7 Mon

Charlotte Pass 11.00am, Charlotte Pass Open (C) 5km, Sue Clark 02 9411 5974

19 Sat

7 Mon

Perisher XC 6.00pm NSW Night Relays (F) Peter Ward 0409 338 978

Thredbo Transfer Banked Slalom Tournament of Turns is a unique and innovative contest for snowboarders.

19 Sat

8 Tues

Thredbo Fireball Full Moon Party

Perisher Mountain Dew Banked Slalom (www.dewtour.com)

8 Tues

Perisher XC Mystery Coffee Tour #1 Wayne Pethybridge 0431 285 566

19 Sat

9 Wed

Perisher XC 10.45am KAC X-C Classic (C/F) 8.5km Sue Clark 02 9411 5974

Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors Centre 9am-1pm Contact Neil Brown 0412 047 355

19 Sat

Lake Crackenback Resort Chef Dinner – A taste of Tasmania with Mathew Evans of the Gourmet Farmer. Ph 6451 3000

Perisher XC 10.00am Canberra X-C Ski Club Kosciusko Tour (C) 18km Jo-Anne Clancy 0411 156 959

19 Sat

Perisher 1.00pm, Biathlon Laser Relay

21 Mon

Perisher Amelia McGuiness Time Trial

20 Sun

Perisher XC 9.30am Amelia Time Trial & Team Sprints, Leslie Ludwig 0459 642 222

9 Wed

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Thredbo Wine & Dine Series Yangarra Dinner hosted by winemaker Peter Fraser – Segreto 6.30pm Call (02) 6459 4200 to book

4 Fri

Thredbo Snow Series – Freeride on the Bluff where riders put it on the line to chase the prizemoney.

5 Sat

Thredbo Rossignol Ladies Day – Ski with ex Olympian Manuela Berchtold

5 Sat

Thredbo LAWSKI ski and snowboard race for lawyers www.lawski.com.au

5 Sat

Thredbo Canadian Club & Falcona presents First Base – Poolside Après Party

5 Sat

Perisher Blue Cow Cup - Slalom

5 Sat

Crackenback Markets @Wildbrumby distillery ph 6457 1447

5 Sat

Perisher XC 9.00am Fast and Female (fastandfemaleaus@gmail.com)

5 Sat

Perisher XC 10.00am, KCros Tour (C) 12/4km, Warren McCourt 0404 208 085

9 Wed

Thredbo Wine & Dine Series d’Arenburg Dinner hosted by winemaker Jack Walton – Segreto 6.30pm Call (02) 6459 4200

10 Thur

Perisher XC 11.00am, Sundeck Handicap Race (F) 7.5km www.sundeckhotel.com.au

11 Fri

Perisher XC Mystery Coffee Tour #2 Wayne Pethybridge 0431 285 566

11-13

Perisher – Australian Junior Freeride Championship - Friday Snowboard - Saturday Slopestyle & Boardercross Sunday Halfpipe

11-12

22-26

Thredbo Top2Bottom GH Mumm annual race from above Eagles Nest to the valley. Various categories and prizes to be won. thredbo.com.au/events/

12 Sat

Thredbo Seniors Interclub Weekend

12 Sat

Perisher XC 9.30am Snowy Mountains Classic (F) 2.5/7.5/15/30 km P Cunningham 0477 356 835

1 Fri

Perisher – Interschools – Subaru NSW State Championships with competitors vying to qualify for Australian Championships.

2 Sat

23 Wed

Lake Crackenback Resort Chef Dinner – A taste of Hunter Valley with Troy RhoadesBrown from Use Restaurant. Ph 6451 3000

2-3

23 Wed

Thredbo Wine & Dine Series - Deviation Road Dinner hosted by winemaker Hamish & Kate Laurie - Segreto 6.30pm Call (02) 6459 4200 to book

5-9

Thredbo GH Mumm Top2Bottom weekend Poolside Après Parties

Perisher 9.00am– XC Interschools – Westpac NSW ACT cross country championships on Perisher Trails. Peter Ward 0409 338 978

26-27

Thredbo Rossignol Demo Weekend

27-31

Thredbo Australian Snow Uni Games - Australia’s top snow Uni students competing for the overall title of best University.

Perisher FIS Australian Mogul Championships – With an Olympic year approaching, expect to see the best teams in the world on Toppa’s Dream

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2 Sat

24 Thur 12 Sat

28-30

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Thredbo Snow Series – Slopestyle thru course of jumps and features. Jindabyne Snowtunes outdoor music festival Claypits 5.30pm 12.30am

Thredbo Snow Series Big Air will see competitors soar and chase the big cash and prizes. Perisher XC 11.00am, Snowy Mountains Nordic Family Cup, Tim Greville 0428 159 336 Perisher – Australian Masters Championships – Over 30s racers will have their skis waxed for speed in this competitive event. Thredbo One Hit Wonder – one of the biggest jumps will see the world’s best invited athletes launch and perform their tricks. Mt Buller – Interschools – Subaru Australian Championships Thredbo Canadian Club & Falcona presents First Base – Poolside Après Party Thredbo Village Concert Series by Heineken Perisher XC Perisher Cup Perisher, Alan Davis 0411 189 974 Perisher XC Perisher Cup Perisher, Alan Davis 0411 189 974

Thredbo Ski Accommodation has a great range of properties to choose from. The right one for you is here….. ¾Accommodation Summer and Winter ¾ Informative website ¾ User-friendly electronic information ¾ Property Photo Galleries ¾ Detailed Property Descriptions ¾ Virtual Tours ¾ Easy on-line booking and payments

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LENZ Products LENZ heated socks and gloves add that extra comfort layer to your days in the snow. No more cold toes and fingers. Socks are functional with integrated non-perceptible heating element heating the tow area and bales. Gloves will heat all your fingers for the whole day, and simply recharge all your products each to night to have a warm week in the snow. See www.hh-sports.com.au for stockists.

Stay warm head to toe To enjoy winter even more you need to have the best gear for when you hit the slopes plus appropriate footwear for those après afternoons. Try these products out this snow season.

LANGE RX 120 boot Lange’s new RX 120 combines the racing pedigree of RS with enhanced allmountain features in an exact, comfortable 100mm fit, delivering the ultimate in allmountain precision, comfort and performance to expert and advanced skiers. RRP $749 Lenz 12v Space Heater $49.95 drops into boots for warming while driving

PRET Helmets The perfect helmet never gets between you and the perfect run. Transparent Design allows the full experience to come through without interference or degradation. This is what drives Pret to create the ultimate helmets. Employing no-compromise design and fanatical attention to detail, every product we create is optimized to deliver “designed transparency.”

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The ATTIBA collection of après boots will ensure you are not only warm, but also stylish for your after ski and snowboard activities. With lace up and side zipper options plus non slip rota spike sole systems. See www.hh-sports.com.au for stockists.

Pret – Lyric Helmet (top) – RRP $169 Pret – Shaman X Helmet (bottom) – RRP $269

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Keep out the cold this winter You need to stay warm on the slopes and these stylish jackets offer all the comfort to keep out the winter chill and help you enjoy your days on the mountain.

Women’s Protest Erin Jacket The Erin snow jacket is a highly technical, tailored fit regular length softshell providing a breathability factor of 20k grs to meet the demands of the mountains. Lightweight stuffed with 3M Thinsulate featherless insulation. RRP $449

Women’s Protest Plucky Jacket The Plucky jacket features a removable hoodie, thermal knit collar, and removable thick faux fur collar, adding a touch of class, warmth, and protection. Durable YKK zipper delivers secure body enclosure. Includes fully taped seems. RRP $429

Men’s Spyder Enforcer Jacket The Enforcer jacket’s technical shell fabric combined with 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation and backpack friendly design, ensures that this piece is perfect for any alpinist. Critically seam taped and anti-abrasion overlay. RRP $599

Men’s Spyder Pinnacle Jacket The Pinnacle is the apex of performance, design and technology. It utilises ultra-breathable 20K/30K waterproof breathable technology to keep you warm and dry for longer than ever. Fully seam taped and waterproof front zipper. RRP $1,599

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Women’s Spyder Posh Jacket The posh tonal jacket beautifully pairs with any pant and features removable hood, critically seam taped, underarm ventilation system, two interior goggle pockets and removable powder skirt and stretch panel. RRP $1,299

Men’s Spyder Chambers Jacket The Chambers jacket is fully loaded with extra warmth insulation and highly visible colours that make it pop, inside and out. This feature-rich, waterproof jacket is highly affordable with removable helmet compatible hood and critically seam taped. RRP $649

Men’s Protest Insider Jacket The Protest Insider is a highly technical jacket and part of the Geotech 20.000 fabric series. Able to withstand 20k mm of water pressure, safeguarding a waterproof finish with breathability factor of 20k grs. Durable YKK zipper delivers secure body enclosure and stretch waist gaiter keeps snow out. RRP $449

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New skis this winter Looking for a new ski this winter to elevate your skiing to the next level, well check out these beauties. There is nothing like a new ski underfoot that will have you carving up the corduroy and making your friends jealous. Here is a selection of skis well suited to the groomed runs.

The new Kastle Light Cross LX models are a very versatile lightweight ski that does not compromise performance. Now with ABS side wall and semi cap woodcore construction, they ski like demons but are still subtle enough for the intermediate skiers who are looking to improve their skiing. To try the Kastle range visit Harrosports at Lake Crackenback Resort, or see ad on page 33.

The Swiss made Stockli range of skis donโ t need any introduction, they are proven World Cup winners and these models will see you etching signature turns into the snow. The Laser SC is a sporty all-rounder that performs with confidence on nearly every piste. The Laser AX is a true all-rounder for all conditions and you can rely on Turtle Shell Technologyโ s assistance in every situation. To demo Stockliโ s range see page 17 or visit the Stockli shop in Jindabyne.

KASTLE LX 73 Dimensions (mm) 115-73-99 Sizes (cm) 140, 148, 156, 164, 172 Radius 15m (164)

STOCKLI Laser SC Dimensions (mm) 123-72-104 Sizes (cm) 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 Radius 14.9m (170)

KASTLE LX 85 Dimensions (mm) 115-85-109 Sizes (cm) 144, 152, 160, 168, 176 Radius 14.5m (160)

STOCKLI Laser AX Dimensions (mm) 123-78-110 Sizes (cm) 159, 167, 175, 183 Radius 15.8m (175)

Dynastar have relaunched their Legend X ski, and naturally it offers legendary balance and performance on the piste and a smooth ride on all types of snow thanks to the versatile 5D shape. Grip from the straight sidewalls beneath the waist, tolerant rocker tip and tail, cap sandwich construction and new powerdrive technology deliver superior skiing on all terrain. DYNASTAR Legend 80 Dimensions (mm) 123-80-103 Sizes (cm) 152, 159, 166, 173, 180 Radius 17m (173)

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STOCKLI Stormrider 88 Enjoy your touring or freeride adventures with one of the most innovative ski models. The Stormrider 88 has eliminated all limits. Solid in construction and light in weight, equipped with our Powder Rocker makes it a particularly fine ride off-piste.

All mountain, freeride, and touring skis

STOCKLI Stormrider 88 Dimensions (mm) 127-88-113 Sizes (cm) 168, 177, 186 Radius 19m (177)

From the groomed corduroy to charging across the mountain, these skis will not let you down. Classed as all mountain, freeride and touring, they are suited to any conditions you may encounter on all your alpine snow adventures. Make sure you test drive a pair this season.

KASTLE TX82 The TX82 is your first choice when you want to reduce weight for climbing but want a ski that delivers maximum downhill performance. Ideal for changing conditions – be it during the day or throughout the season. KASTLE TX82 Dimensions (mm) 119-82-107 Sizes (cm) 148, 156, 164, 172, 180 Radius 16.5m (172)

KASTLE TX90 The Tour Cross TX90 is the perfect allrounder for those that appreciate the ascent as much as the descent. Construction and width have been harmonized to turn every-day ski tours into unforgettable experiences. Freeride inspired sidecuts meet superlight core construction. KASTLE TX90 Dimensions (mm) 122-90-111 Sizes (cm) 160, 168, 176, 184 Radius 19m (176)

‘CATCH TROUT’ Fishing Rod Hire from $15 a day STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP FISHING TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF LAKE JINDABYNE including the site of the Old Jindabyne Township Extensive range of quality tackle for hire, including fly rods, spin rods, waders and fly vests

Shop & Tour Bookings Ph: 02 6456 1551 Shop 1 Snowline Centre Jindabyne (Next to Shell Service Station) Kosciuszko Road - Near Thredbo Turnoff

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STOCKLI Stormrider 95 The Stormrider 95 plows along unflinchingly even over demanding terrain and gets along well with all snow conditions. Equipped with the Powder Rocker and TiTec, it is torsionally rigid, directional stability, and nevertheless very light. STOCKLI Stormrider 95 Dimensions (mm) 131-95-120 Sizes (cm) 157, 166, 175, 184 Radius 17.2m (175)

DYNASTAR Legend X 96 A ski that delivers. Paulownia + Titanal sandwich structure for a powerful and lightweight design; new Powerdrive technology for an increasingly lively ski and a smoother, more consistent ride, whatever the terrain. Bringing the legend to a new generation. DYNASTAR Legend X 96 Dimensions (mm) 132-96-112 Sizes (cm) 165, 171, 178, 186 Radius 15m (178)

Lake Jindabyne fishing By Steve Williamson Now that winter has arrived, the rivers will be closed from June 12 on the long weekend until October long weekend so the trout can spawn, so it is all about how to catch fish in the lakes. The shore based trout fishing on our lakes is only just starting and it only gets better from here. During summer the trout go deep in the lake to get away from the warmer water but in winter they come in close to the edges to feed and are much easier to catch. Lake Jindabyne has four species of fish for you to catch, brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and even Atlantic salmon. There are several methods we use to catch trout but in winter the best options are either lures or baits. Bait anglers like to use live worms or artificial putty baits. These artificial baits have scents that attract the trout for better results. The best rig is a very small running sinker, a stopper then about half a metre of line down to the hook with the bait on the end. Lure anglers can target the trout cruising amongst the rocky outcrops or around the bases of the trees that are currently in the water. Trolling lures from a boat is another very relaxing way to fish in winter and if you don’t have a boat but would like to spend a couple of hours cruising the lake you can always book into one of our fishing charters. So grab your fishing rod, make certain

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◆ FUN: Fishing is a fun sport and everyone gets excited to catch a trout.

that you have your NSW recreational fishing licence, which you can also purchase online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au and away you go. Rods and tackle can also be hired from my shop for as little as $15 a day. If you need a hand with set up or the better places to fish, why not drop into my shop at Discovery Holiday Parks Jindabyne next to the Shell Service station or give us a call on 02 645615551. Latest fishing reports can also be found at www.swtroutfishing. com.au


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Silvertop Snowy Mountains Retreat - Prime Alpine Way Location Conveniently situated between Jindabyne and Thredbo and high above the Alpine Way at 1180 metres altitude, โ Silvertopโ is a private, relaxing summer and winter retreat offering a spacious dual key (main house + apartment) Snowy Mountains home of 450m2. Delivering sweeping views of Lake Jindabyne to the north and mountain views all round, this 101.6 glorious hectare property, located close to the Kosciuszko National Park, is enhanced by unspoilt native Australian bushland, good water supply and abundant wild-life. Making a memorable impression throughout, the open plan design offers relaxed family living and entertaining, with plenty of sleeping spaces for friends and guests.

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Are you interested in selling? The market is in your favour with plenty of buyers and not enough properties. If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or drop in for a chat to understand the ZRUWK RI \RXU SURSHUW\ :LWK WKH ODUJHVW VDOHV IRUFH DQG SULPH RIÀFH ORFDWLRQ LQ Jindabyne, we can deliver a successful sale.

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Managed by Jindabyne’s leading Real Estate Agency Kosciusko First National ecocrackenback is a nature-based resort with more than 40 acres of land featuring beautiful local flora and fauna. A collection of 18 luxurious private habitats which are built to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Located just off the Alpine Way at Crackenback, just across the road from the Wild Brumby Distillery it is perfectly placed to take advantage of all the nearby resorts of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass.

Phone: 02 6457 2000

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11 Wollondibby Road (off Alpine Way), Crackenback NSW 2627

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