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Falls Creek & Mount Beauty

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WINTER EDITION EIGHT

FRIDAY 26TH JULY 2019

Our Fabulous Team!

Our Guest Services volunteers are a happy bunch and enjoy looking after people. Pic - Mike @ Top Shots. Taking a lesson with Snowsports School is a great way to improve your holiday. Pic - Mike @ Top Shots. DWA’s Pete Hull loves his work with our adaptive skiers. Pic - Mike @ Top Shots.


FROM THE CEO What a Week Ahead!

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’m not talking about the snow forecast, I’m talking about the crème de la crème week for fun stuff.

There’s the Wombats Rambler, the Alpine Masters Championships, the Australian Open Sprint Championships, Rider X and the Police Games kicking off too. Go here: www.fallscreek.com.au/eventsearch/ to check it all out and get that competitive spirit pumped up. If watching vs competing is more your style, then the Masters is the go… it’s a series of events, a night super G (the Rambler), GS training on Father Fosters (Dicky Knees a good vantage point), then the final course through ‘The Slot’ on the Summit on Sunday July 28th will be sure to see a few thrills and spills. If you’re after XC action, then the Sprint Championships can’t be missed. These explosive athletes provide a tremendous

spectacle, the very definition of power and grace. Head to the Nordic Bowl this weekend. Of course, at around this time of year the snow pack is building nicely, the base has bonded well and accumulating snow fall starts to accelerate (FYI we are smack on the 30 year average snow depth for this time of year). With that the opportunity to experience ‘off piste’ activities increase.

Falls Creek is the gateway to the high plains and some of the best and easily accessible backcountry terrain. The majesty and thrill of backcountry skiing is an experience too few get to truly experience. It’s like a great hike, but better, ‘cause it’s on snow! Having skinned and zig zagged the face, traversed the ridge, dug a pit (or two), reviewed the snowpack and profile along the way, scoped the runout paths, terrain traps and trigger points, whilst also having taken turns at breaking trail… you then eventually arrive at your desired point of descent.

Frankly, it’s hard work. It’s exhausting. But it is SOOOO worth it… ‘Earning your turns’ and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it is a great feeling. If you’re exhausted just thinking about it, Falls Creeks very own Steve Lee can provide all the same fun, with a fraction of the effort. It is a must do for intermediate and above skiers who are keen on the backcountry but haven’t necessarily the experience to do it (ie. The right training, the right equipment and knowledge - or understanding of terrain). Well, Steve has all of the above and you get to sit down, enjoy the views and get the ride of your life on his touring sleds, plus the exhilaration of ‘freshies in the back country’… book it now at the Events page, or http://www.fallscreek. com.au/listing/backcountry-tours-withsteve-lee/. Another favourite of mine and one I recommend doing, are the Snowmobile Tours hosted by Doug and Noreen. They’ve got the best office in the world and they get to ride snowmobiles across the high plains and show off Falls Creek like no other. The whole family can participate… and you won’t be disappointed, its great fun. Make sure you book, as they are extremely

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Volunteers Needed Ph: Margy 03 5758 1200 Panabode Building, Slalom Street, Falls Creek Map Ref: E4. Look for the Harvey Kat.

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Resort Entry Tickets may also be purchased on-line at

www.fallscreek.com.au Visitor Information Centre

The Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre is located in the Resort Management Office, up stairs on the corner of Slalom Street and Bogong High Plains Road. Open 8am – 5pm daily for Visitor Information and Gym Memberships. Ph: 03 5758 1202. (Map Ref: E4)

Resort Entry

Resort Entry is located at Howman’s Gap, approx. 4km before reaching Falls Creek. Day and Night passes are $56.50 on arrival per day, (or $51.50 on line). If arriving after 5pm and departing prior to midnight on the same day, entry is free. Visitors over 65 years of age receive a discount. Season Passes are available at $555 (or $475 on line). An ‘All Resorts’ permit, valid at all Victorian Snow Resorts is available for $787.00. Enquire at the Visitor Information Centre desk. Resort Entry Fees fund the essential services of: • Ski patrol • Car Parking • Snow Clearing • Water Supply • Waste Management • Visitor Information Services

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Child Care – Hours & Rates

Falls Creek Child Care is located in the St Falls complex, at the base of the Halley’s Comet chairlift – open from 8:30am to 5pm, seven days a week for children from 12 weeks to five years old. Hours & Rates Morning: 8:30am – 12:30pm $90 Afternoon: 1:30pm – 5pm $75 Full Day: 8:30am – 5pm $135 Bookings are strongly recommended as places are limited. Make your booking at: www.fallscreek.com.au/childcare.

Accommodation Transfer Service

Operating from the Terminal Building on the Bogong High Plains Road, the Accommodatin Transfer Service will move you, your family and your luggage comfortably to your lodge or apartment. Hours of Operation Mon – Thurs & Sat: 8am – 10pm Friday: 8am – 12 midnight Sunday: 8am – 10pm A Taxi Service is available in the Village during these hours. Ph: 03 5758 1203

Rates Adult: One Way $24 Child One Way $18 Season Pass: Kids Under Five:

Return $39 Return $24 Adult $200 Free

Luggage Allowance Two pieces of luggage, one pair of skis & boots or snowboard & boots and one piece of hand luggage per person. Excess Luggage: $8 per item. Ticket Sales – On Mountain & On Line From 27.06.19 until 09.09.19 all visitors will be required to use the Accommodation Transfer Service. Visitor vehicles will not be permitted into the village during this period.

Falls Creek Resort Management General Enquiries: Ph: 03 5758 1200

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FROM THE CEO popular. Twilight trips are especially memorable… they book out well in advance. Doug and Noreen have lost count of the number of proposals (wedding) they’ve participated in!!! http://www. fallscreek.com.au/listing/snowmobiling If you are keen on taking up backcountry touring, the Avalanche Training Australia, in conjunction with Avalanche NZ are offering accredited training courses this season. The dates for the Falls Creek workshops can be found here: www. fallscreek.com.au/listing/avalanche-trainingaustralia-falls-creek Know Before You Go and have the right knowledge to make sure that every day is the best day on snow possible. Foodie Tip of the Week: Summit Ridge. Our annual pilgrimage to Summit Ridge coincides with a birthday celebration and a tradition now for the last five years. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better… WOW was I wrong. Our party had the degustation menu, expertly matched to wines (the kids had water!) and liqueurs. We couldn’t pick a favourite dish, but if I had to, it would be a toss-up between the

Trout Pate, or the Quail, or maybe the Duck, or even the Lamb, oh and then the dessert. Trust me on this one, just do it. It’s a culinary extravaganza. Plus, Keith and Anne’s wine list justifies a trip back anytime.

Another fantastic way to enjoy Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains - on a snowmobile tour. Refer Advert this Edition. Pic – Mike @ Top Shots

Right… now get out there and get some turns in. • Stuart Smythe, CEO Falls Creek Resort Management

Service & Demo Centre New Range of Salomon Ski & Snowboard Boots have just arrived!! 25% Discount for all June Ski & Snowboard Boot purchases! Expert Master Boot Fitter’s on site to fit you up. Open Daily: 8am – 6pm FREE Pick-up & delivery for all ski and snowboard rental!

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Adventure your way with Falls Creek Snowsports School! Our Falls Creek Snowsports School offers an extensive variety of ski and snowboard programs, catering to children and adults of all abilities. We’re here to drive your passion for snowsports, develop your skills and get the most out of your on-snow experience! Paw Patrol Snowclub (3 - 5 years) Full & half day programs – see your child’s love of skiing grow as their skills progress! Specialised lessons include professional full-time staff, full day or half day options, delicious lunchtime meals, progress cards and all in a word class learning environment. A favourite of the Nickelodeon Paw Patrol puppies! • Full day: 09:15am – 2:50pm • Half day: 9:15am – 1:00pm • PM lesson only: 1:15pm – 2:50pm Registration from 09:15am and 1:15pm, with lessons commencing at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Junior Workshop (6 – 14 years) Full day programs – book your child in for a full day of adventure and watch as they learn to master skiing or snowboarding! Specialised lessons include constant supervision, full day lessons, delicious lunchtime meals and progress cards. Full day: 09:30am – 2:50pm. Registration from 09:30am, with lessons commencing at 10:00am. Ride Tribe (13 – 17 years) This year, our full day ride tribe program will commence at blue level and up. This dedicated teen program is designed to further develop the skills and confident of our teenage skiers and snowboarders. High-end Ride Tribe groups will hit

the parks, freeride the mountain and most importantly, have a tonne of fun with other ripping teenagers. The program includes constant supervision, full day lessons and delicious lunchtime meals. Full day: 09:30am – 2:50pm Registration from 09:30am, with lessons commencing at 10:00am.

Adult Programs (15+) Develop your skiing or snowboarding skills in our group lessons, designed to cater for adults of all ability levels. NEW FOR 2019. Adult group lesson start at 10:00am The AM Group Lesson features extended sessions and is available daily from 10:00am – 12:30pm. The PM Super Session guarantees a maximum of five participants and is available daily from 1:30pm – 2:50pm. Enquire about our number of speciality programs, including our Mim Sodergren Women’s Program! Brand new to snowsports? If you have never skied or snowboarded before, the Falls Creek Learn to Ski or Learn to Board lessons are for you. With a group lesson in either the morning or afternoon, plus exclusive all-day access to the Halley’s Comet, Mousetrap, Boardwalk and Drover’s Chair beginner lifts, you will find your skills developing in no time! Lessons are available for adults and children and commence at 10:00am and 1:00pm daily.

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New for 2019 Adult LEARN TO SKI “ALL DAY” As a first timer, we want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Join our Full Day First Timer program and enjoy the guidance and support of your instructor all day, and even over lunch. Get past your second session in the afternoon, and really get moving within Falls Creek’s world class beginner terrain. Private Lessons For the ultimate in personalised instruction, you can’t go past a private lesson. Receive expert, individualised instruction in a session specially designed to cater to your individual needs and preferences. Advance bookings are essential, so get in quick! For all advance lesson bookings and enquiries, please email snowsports@fallscreek.net. Booking Details Save time on arrival and pre-book any of our group programs* online at our Falls Creek E-store: https://shop. skifalls.com.au, or let us guide you through your choices at any resort ticket office, rental store, or the Snowsports School Office in Cloud 9. For any enquiries, please contact us at (03) 5758 1000. ‘All trails lead you home at Falls Creek!’ 3


RACE CLUB NEWS The Masters Program

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We were so proud to see our South Australian and Tasmanian Club members who made the podium. Well done to George Wenk, Grace Breen, Tom Breen, Jack Breen, Abbi Lloyd-Bostock for their wins and helping to showcase our beautiful mountain to their fellow competitors. The inaugural FCRC Masters Program started last week on Wednesday 17th July… and the weather was hideous! However the snow was really nice - which was a bonus as we couldn’t see more than five metres in WINTER EDITION FIVE front of us and depth perception was right out the window. AD PROOF

could see the course on Father Fosters. We have 23 people signed up to the Wednesday afternoon sessions and 10 people for the Saturday sessions. The Masters program has only come about through the constant and unflagging efforts of David Etherton & Damien Allport over many years to get this off the ground. Well done you guys for your tenacity and determination in reviving a Masters Program at Falls Creek. Many thanks to Director of Ski School Scott Sanderson for helping to make it happen, and a very special mention goes out to Race Club parent Jamie Stanton for switching from snowboarding to skiing for the program. That is committed! Also a special shout out to the following people who signed up for both the Wednesday & Saturday programs to ensure that we got theFRIDAY Masters Program off the 8TH JULY 2016 ground: Symon Pyrohiw, David Etherton, Samuel Perna and yours truly. Your commitment to this program and our Club is greatly appreciated.

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The Master Team enjoying their day last Saturday. Pic – Courtesy Nyree.

allocated to finishing places to contribute to overall freeride series winner. Saturday 27th July 2019. Format: Rider X Open to skiers and boarders. 9am- Bib Collection (Dicky Knees). 9:30am to 10:30am - Course inspection. 11am- 1st Run (Best of two runs). 12:30pm - 2nd Run. 3pm- Presentation. • Falls Creek Alpine Masters Championships Announcing in 2019 the Falls Creek Alpine Masters Championships; on the weekend of the 26th- 28th July. The Alpine Masters Championships includes the Wombat Rambler Super G Night race, a GS training course on the Saturday and finishing with the final event of a GS race down Father Fosters Race Course. Complete the whole championships over the weekend or select individual events. The Wombat’s Rambler is a team event of four (including at least one member of opposite gender). If you can’t get a team together enter solo and the race and events department will allocate you a team. We will have a separate set of results just for you Masters! On the Saturday hone in your skills for the main event on Sunday! We will have a training course set up on Father Fosters from 12pm-3pm. Sunday morning return to the race course down Father Fosters and test your skills. Further details at the Race & Events office, Ph: 03 5758 1026. •

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GUEST And Service

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egular Falls Creek visitors and the locals would have notice the array of different coloured uniforms scattered around the mountain, in particular the Lime Green jackets. These are worn by Tickets and the Guest Services team. Our Guest Services Team is mainly made up of Volunteers who dedicate eight days or more of their time, being a friendly point of contact for guests all around the mountain. These volunteer in their lime green uniform, spend their day assisting ‘everyone.’ Some of these volunteers are locals with a long history in the resort. Others are newer faces who just enjoy the opportunity to ‘hang out,’ learn the mountain and support people. The role of Guest Services starts at around 8am or 8:30am at the bottom of Halley’s Comet where we are a friendly point of contact for guests and we also assist families and first timers heading up to lessons. Usually, our next role (especially during school holidays) is to sort the queue at the bottom of Halley’s Comet, Towers and Drovers and wherever else we’re needed. This is about getting folk to work together and group together in fours – because there are four seats on each chair and those waiting down the back of the line do not want to see seats going up empty. Then as we ski around we help those having difficulty and will try and assist if possible. It may be as simple as helping some-one scrape the snow from the bottom of their boots so they can get into their bindings again. It may be as critical as being the first on the scene of an accident and organising the safety aspects and contacting Ski Patrol.

At the end of the day you will find us lapping Wombats Ramble or up at Cloud 9, advising guests the best way home to their lodge, whether it be a simple trip down Wombats, downloading on Halley’s Chair or skiing safely back to your lodge with one of our team with our ‘ride home’ program. Overall, Guest Services, like the rest of the team on the mountain, are here to help you. If you have a question, need directions or whatever, just ask. We’ll do our best to make sure you’re having a good time! If you are interested in joining the guest services team you are in luck. We still have spots available! To inquire about the role and benefits included, please contact Emily, our Guest Services Supervisor at volunteers@ fallscreek.net. You may never know until you join this great team. •

You too can have a job like Kate’s - volunteering for Guests Services. Pic - Mike @ Top Shots.

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DISABLED WINTERSPORT AUSTRALIA Spina Bifida Camp

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pina Bifida participants were on the mountain this last weekend at Falls Creek with six Sit Skiers and a Snowboarder. With good weather and such a large group, the DWA jackets could be found on all the runs. Saturday starred with Brianna who was a returning participant and who has been skiing since she was young a person and is so happy to be here on the mountain at Falls Creek. Brianna loved the speed and enjoyed exploring more of the mountain by going over to Ruined Castle and Scott’s Chair while being tethered by brother and sister DWA Guides Sean and Lisa and they made the most of the weather and what the mountain had to offer. Tethering a sit ski (mono or dual ski) is the first step to independence with a DWA guide holding the sit ski for speed control with long leashes and assisting with turning when necessary. Brianna was confident

and was willing to increase her knowledge and ability on the various ski runs at Falls Creek. Both Brianna’s parents were up on the mountain and enjoyed watching their daughter have fun with her love of snow and sit skiing, with her smile and laughter making it all worthwhile. Sit skiing and the snow is important to Brianna and gives her the independence to ski with others. There was no doubt that her favourite part of the day was completing a 360° in the snow on Ruined Castle, and a tree run between Milky Way and Last Hoot. On Sunday at Drovers, Katherine from DWA in Melbourne decided to continue her progression to be an independent mono skier (one ski). This required DWA Guide Nick to tether and control the speed of the mono sit ski while Katherine practiced her turn shape and control through the Drovers terrain. Progressing from a dual sit ski to a mono sit ski is a significant progression and one that takes patience, time and the knowledge that several falls will eventuate. Many firsts were achieved on the weekend for Katherine as she mastered her turns on the groovy Drovers slopes. With six sit skis on the mountain DWA are

DWA client Brianna with guides Sean and Lisa just about to head out for another ‘fun run’ Pic – Courtesy DWA

aware of the effort and care that is required from the ski lift operations staff. Loading a sit ski onto a lift is a well-rehearsed and timed operation. To the public when watching, it could be seen that loading a sit ski is simple process but as we all know anything that is easy becomes that way with planning and training on a repetitive basis for both DWA Guides and Lift Operators. No doubt that while at the lift you will hear the term “Slow and Pull Back” addressed to the lift operator. Lift operations know that they must slow the lift and go around to the back of the chair lift and pull back the sit ski while the guides lift the sit ski into the chair from the side. The sit ski is then clipped to the chair for safety and depending on type of sit ski other unique operations are performed. DWA acknowledge the never-ending friendly support we receive from the ski lift operations staff and would like to thank them for their continuous support of DWA on every camp and during the week. Well done guys – thank you. If you would like to know more about DWA, would like to donate to the fabulous work or would like to get involved, go to https://www.disabledwintersport.com.au. • Ken Payne

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COMFORTABLE SKIING Slip-Catch and the Phantom Knee

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nees are the skier’s injury of choice, for both recreational and World Cup skiers. Whilst World Cup skiers mostly do an ACL rupture with minimal damage to other areas, recreational skiers have way more fun with their knee injuries and are far more likely to rupture their ACL and damage surrounding structures simultaneously – like meniscal cartilage, collateral ligaments and tibial plateau fractures. Party time! Looking at the mechanism (or movements) involved in causing an ACL rupture, a woman’s natural structural and biomechanical predisposition puts many of them at an unfair disadvantage for suffering one of these types of injuries. And this is reflected in the injury rates for recreational female skier ACL tears being much higher than males. Over 50% of ACL ruptures are caused by the ‘slip-catch’ mechanism. The movements involved are; the outer leg is twisted in, and the knee is bent inwards, and snap goes the ACL. Ouch! The other classic ski mechanism of injury is ‘phantom foot.’ The knee is bent well beyond 90 degrees, the skier is almost sitting on their ski, and the foot is internally rotated. In this position, the bindings can’t detect that they need to release, so they stay on, tearing the ACL instead. Clang! Based on expert opinion, the risk factors for knee injuries are any that put you closer to the mechanisms described above, such as: • Increased Q angle (knock knees) – more common for the ladies • Joint laxity/hypermobility – more common in women, who tend to be more flexy

• Proprioception (or neuromuscular control/functional joint stability – do your muscles activate subconsciously to control the joint’s stability?) bad reflexes. • Low quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength – especially eccentric muscle contractions (when you’re decelerating or slowing down) • More recently physios have been discussing the role of gluteal muscle strength (your butt muscles) and their role in knee pain. We love big ski butts. THIS IS BUMMING ME OUT, WHAT CAN I DO? Yes, it does sound a bit dreary, but of course there are things to do to try to lower these risk factors. And clearly it is possible to lower these risk factors, because women in the World Cup have equal ACL injury rates to the men. So, hope is not lost. A lot of these start with being fit and doing some skiing-specific strengthening and proprioceptive training. Several neuromuscular training exercises have been evaluated with impressive success. This sounds far trickier than it really is. Go and talk to the peeps at Altitude Physio for some excellent exercises to get you going. Unfortunately, these mostly involve prep before you come skiing.

Phantom knee injury. Image from Vermont Safety Research

If you’re already on the slopes and want to reduce injury risk, get your technique and equipment right. Start by getting your boots aligned correctly to reduce the intrinsic risk factors you’ve been dealt. Get a slightly shorter, slightly narrower and slightly softer ski – these put less strain on the knee. Get a lesson to ensure you’re using optimal ski technique to prevent getting in the tricky-knee situations and don’t ski when you’re too tired - visit Nelse for a bevvy instead. • Krista Sturday, Ski Podiatrist at Ortho Ski

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CROSS COUNTRY NEWS Time To Race

the U14. Finally, Ebony Harridge and Eli Spring won the U12 category.

chool holidays are over, we are in the thick of the racing season with Vic Juniors just passing and our first set of National Championships this weekend!

In the mass start classic distance event on Sunday, the U20 juniors raced a 7.5km, with the U16 a 5km and the U12 a 2.5km. Adam Barnett and Hannah Price took out the U20, John Mordes and Lily Murnane the U18, Jayden Spring and Maddie Hooker the U16, Clancy Merrick Harvey and Rosie Franzke the U14, Alec Franzke and Ebony Harridge the U12 and finally Eddie Franzke and Marley May Tryhorn the U10! That was a lot of names, but we got there. Well done to all competitors, it looked like a lot of fun out there. It’s cool to think that out of those names there could be future Hoppet champions and Australian Olympians!

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The Vic Juniors went well with a great fast sprint course around the bowl and a lot of participation across age groups ranging from under 10 to under 20. The Saturday brought a freestyle sprint. Adam Barnett and Brianna Oldis took the win in the U20 category. Zara Bongiorno and Che Buckley won the U16 categories. Ella Green and Isaac Spring took home the choccies in

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TWIFC: “Where are you from?” AH: “I am from the Sweden. Born in the forest, raised by the bears. I grew up with the wolfs and learned to run like the moose. Sweden is a peaceful country, with sunlight all summer long due to its place north of the polar circle. We are good at Nordic skiing and we fear for our life when its warmer than 30 degrees outside.” TWIFC: “What is your story?” AH: “Big question. Not sure how much of my past I shall reveal here. Never been in jail. 26 years old. Working as a national orienteering coach for Ireland and Nordic ski instructor for Windy Corner. Like to climb high mountains and struggling with my English speaking. I make my bed in the morning and like to get to bed early.” TWIFC: “What sports do you do?” AH: “I am a runner that has a crush for cross country skiing. I perform pretty well in orienteering as well. But apart from these three sports, do I pretty much suck and all other sports. I would love to become a good surfer though.” TWIFC: “What is your goal with cross country skiing?” AH: “I have a secret dream to be top 100 in the Vasaloppet (the world’s longest ski race at 90km with 16 000 participants), my personal best so far is 415, which I performed this spring. Maybe my best achievement on ski ever? The winter here

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CROSS COUNTRY NEWS will definitely improve my chances. I will also race the Hoppet 42k. No goal there, more to just have a good time.” TWIFC: “What do you train for?” AH: “Nothing. I train mostly just because I love to be physically exhausted afterwards. I would still be training even if science showed it was bad for you, and even if I was the last human left on the planet, I would still do my 2h run. That’s what makes me me. But if you would like a proper answer: Vasaloppet 2020.” TWIFC: “What made you want to come down to Australia and Falls Creek?” AH: “That question have I got almost every day since I arrived. The main reason was of course because I got offered a job here. I am here for work.” TWIFC: “What has been your favourite thing about Falls Creek so far?”

more comfortable here than in Sweden. Every day is an easy day. Never cold, never slow snow, it’s not even dark. The terrain is more flat and the tracks are well groomed. Unfortunately, I miss all the small huts where you can buy Swedish fika on the mountain. To have a freshly made coffee and a waffle with ice cream halfway on your 4h ski would be amazing.” TWIFC: Thankyou Anton, and good luck in the Hoppet. One more thing from your Journo, the trails are absolutely divine at the moment! • Seve de Campo.

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Our Swedish representative Anton Hallon after the High Plains Tour. Pic - Courtesy Anton.

AH: “The extremely good environment for training.” TWIFC: “What is your favourite Australian food?” AH: “Not sure what’s considered as Australian food, but the potato gems at Windy Corner with some salt and pepper after a long day in the ski tracks are absolutely amazing. I am very keen to try eating kangaroo meat; that would definitely be considered as Australian food.”

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TNSC would also like to thank the parents and kids who assisted in setting up, taking on official’s roles and packing up. It was greatlyI was appreciated proof,showing many hands when about 12and I started make light work. We look forward to seeing more interest in racing. I went to a few of youVictorian and your Enduro friends at the next Snowa Trek the events but after couple of years series of fell apart. and Travel Minithat Series #3kind on Sunday 4th IAugust then stared at theracing usual the startnational time ofseries. 11am. MR: How many national events have you Results raced? Ben: first national year in 2015. I raced U10My Girls three events, Toowoomba, Adelaide, and 1. Astariaand Benne Keeble 3:48 Canberra placed 3rd overallMBPS for the series. 2. Louise Prest CPS In 2016 I raced the Bright, Perth and 4:53 Adelaide National series events winning all U10and Boys three the U19 series overall. I then went 1. Eddy TPS 3:08 on to win Franzke U19 National Champs in Adelaide (with a time that would have knocked Troy 2. Hamish Retchford MBPS 3:33 Brosnan off the elite podium). 3. Tom McCluskey MBPS 4:27 MR: How did you end up travelling and racing alongside Chris Panozzo (2 time Elite U12 Girls Gravity Enduro Australian champion)? 1. Kirsten McLennan MBPS 9:43 Ben: I first met Chris at a Victorian Enduro state U12round Boysat Barjarg, I was still like Under 15s or Under 17s and I knew that he was a fast 1. Alec Franzke TPS 6:17 dude. I wanted to hang out with the fast guys 2. Connor Taylor MBPS 8:15 so I wanted to hang out with Chris Panozzo. IU14 remember Girlsat Barjarg the shuttles were always a bit delayed, we were hanging out down the 1. Emma Str missed7:39 bottom for Prest so long that we nearly our race runs. Franzke When we got to theTPS top, everyone 2. Rosie 8:20 was wondering where we’d been. He was 3. Annika Benne Keeble MBPS 9:36 just like “Ah we’ve just been chilling at the bottom.” So that felt pretty cool. After that heRADIO invited me to travel with him LOCAL toAlpine the next round Radio 96.5at FMNarbethong. During that tripKiewa we decided In the Valley not to race any more ofAlpine the Vic series. I thought that I wouldn’t Radio 92.9 FM In thecontinue Ovens Valley really racing but then Chris Alpineme Radio 94.5 FM invited to Toowoomba. That was my In the Harrietville first national racearea and from then on we just Emergency became matesServices and heBroadcaster invited me along to all Mount Beauty Community Radio for good music, local news, snow reports and developing programs.

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Through brilliant classic theatre, Andre De Vanny (Best Actor 2015 Green Room Awards) uses raw energy in a solo performance, unravelling one man’s fight for survival in 1960’s Ireland.

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7:30pm. The play has the themes and language Speaking of museum, historical society –forand in particular one •Karen Smythe – a mature audience. has done a fabulous job of putting this museum together. But, during winter, many of the Historical Society members are fflat working their ‘normal’ theout reviews are anything to gojobs. by, Therefore we are looking for volunteers Valley View Lodge is the place to whostay would lovemountain the opportunity to spend off the this winter. some time staffing the museum to keep “Absolutely wonderful, immaculately clean, it open so that people can take advantage perfectly styled, Sarah and Andy bent over of the fabulous collection of perfect.” material “We and backwards to make our stay videos. As an opportunity to learn about have travelled from Tasmania and have our resort and its history, volunteering in stayed in many places along the way and the museum is gold! Phone 03 5758 1200 this place by far is the best!” and “You could if you are interested. not find more welcoming and hospitable VillagetoGet-Together people spend a weekend with” are just some of the comments you’ll find online, You are invited to the 5th Annual “Falls WINTER EDITION SEVENTEEN and you only have to set foot in the front Creek Meeting” 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday door to discover 9th June 2019 athow Elk.fantastic Drinks atthe barValley prices. View Lodge experience truly is. AD PROOF Nibbles provided.

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In fact you’ll often find visitors deep in conversation despite having just met, groups of locals swinging by the Lodge to catch up over a meal, and children who have befriended one another during their holidays playing board-games together in the lounge. It really is an atmosphere you won’t find just anywhere! Some of our most important people are already out on

the also slopesthe making safe and for a fabulous It’s idealthings location for secure big groups to get opening weekend. Pic -getaway, Nathan Fenton together for the ultimate winter with the space to sleep up to 35 people. And if you need a little more space for your family, there’s also a modern three bedroom house with a fully equipped kitchen, and living and dining spaces available - and don’t forget a bathtub to Leave the worries of hiring and fitting soak in after a longwith dayanti-freeze on the slopes! chains, coping and icy

Travelling to Falls Creek this winter?

Great Gear - Better Value

Just ‘kicking back’ in the lounge at Valley View – a great place to spend your next holiday. Pic – Courtesy Valley View Lodge

To stay up-to-date on what’s Free Chain Hire with happening Two sets at the Lodge so you don’t miss out on any of of Skis or Boards hired! the fun, make sure you’re following their For Hire: Skis – XC – Telemark – Touring – Facebook page and at www.facebook.com/ Recreational a range of Snowboards. valleyviewlodgemtb. • König & V2 Chains – and we can supply magnetic ski and snowboard racks!

roads behind you!

Park your car in the secure car-park in MEDICAL SERVICES

Gear: Sportful XC clothing & La Bent accessories

Tawonga South and SEPTEMBER ride our comfortable FRIDAY 29TH 2017 Falls coach Creekto Falls Creek! warm

Mount Beauty

WHERE Bottom offrom GullyMelbourne, Chairlift. Daily departures Albury

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and MountOpen Beauty will have you on the WHEN Daily 10am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5pm (Map J6) slopes sooner – without theRef fuss!!

Ph: 03 5758 3238 all day. 24 hours for Emergencies. General Practitioners experienced in Family and Snow Sports Medicine.

HOW WHO

First fully accredited snowfields practice in Australia based on 34 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South years experience.

WHAT

www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au

Ph: 03 5754 4024

“You’ve only got one head – put a lid on it!”

Plus: Enjoy a coffee, toastie or cake on Tawonga Crescent. our deck or take-away! 8:30am – 5pm Mon – Friday 10am – 12noon Saturdays.

WHEN HOW

Ph: 03 5754 3400 for appointments Drs Mark Zagorski, Jeff Robinson, WHO HIRE •Libby SALES • REPAIRS SERVICE Garoni, Sky Delaney,•Laura Angela Stratton, Lauren KiewaZagorski, Valley Highway, Tawonga South Cussen, Matthew McAlpine & Lachlan McKeeman.

Ph: 03 5754 1118

WHAT

Fully info@rockyvalley.com.au accredited General Practice with 40 Em: years service to the Upper Kiewa Valley.

Open 8am – 6pm Seven Days in June

You will also hear about Mountain Film returning to Falls Creek for the 2nd year on Sunday 29 July. Don’t miss it! •

Alpine Specialists

Visit the Bogong Power Station Information Centre For historical & geological exhibits.

Now open Sundays

10:30am - 2:30pm Bogong Alpine Village Group Bookings - Phone 03 5754 3318

Fancy a lift to your restaurant tonight?

LOCAL RADIO Oversnow Taxi Service Available

Alpine Radio 96.5 FM In the Kiewa Valley Carries up to 10 people. Alpine Radio 92.9 FM In theup Ovens Valleyfrom all accommodation Pick available Alpine Radio 94.5 venues onFM the mountain. In the Harrietville area

Are you thinking of selling?

news, snow reports and developing programs. $35.70

Talk to us about your property.

$95 one way or $170 return Emergency Services Broadcaster LastCM taxiRadio x9:30pm. 1 COL Mount Beauty 3.0 Community for good music, local

Ph: 5754 4554 please Reservations essential, call SEASON CONTRACT

Email: info@alpineradio.com.au Website: www.alpineradio.com.au

03 5758 1208

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Athena @ Frueauf

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his stylishly renovated alpine apartment features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Apartment Athena offers ultimate convenience for a lucky buyer - everything has been renovated for a new owner to enjoy. Located in the managed complex of Frueauf Village, this property is approximately 59.1sqm and sleeps six. The master bedroom has a king bed and the second room with two bunks. Both bathrooms are crisp, white and fresh. There is a large ski drying room with laundry facilities. This apartment is very private and has easy access in the complex. Athena feels warm and inviting, it has a lovely open plan kitchen area that accesses a private balcony with new hot tub. This apartment is truly nestled in the alpine nature. Frueauf Village has a long alpine head lease to 2052 and the complex has onsite management. Frueauf Village is located centrally in the village and is within easy walking distance to some of our finest dining establishments – with one of them being in the complex itself. Quality ski hires and retail outlets are also quite close. Like the rest of Falls Creek, Frueauf Village offers that unique ski out – ski in facility that makes the village unique as a snow resort. As an all-year-round resort and holiday

4.7 out of 5 - Not a bad rating

put up by someone else! And improvements to come this winter!!!

Talk to us at:

Ariel’s Laundrette 41 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty Open 8am - 8pm weekdays 9am - 7pm W/ends & Holidays

Ph: 0400 350 488

destination, Falls Creek has a lot to offer. World class mountain bike trails have been constructed in the resort adding up to a total of over 40km of trails. This has led to lots of fun for locals and adds amenity and attraction for visitors.

Challenge; the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek and the World’s Longest Lunch are highlights of the summer - as are the 12°C cooler temperatures on those stinking 40°C summer days in the city.

We then have the fully sealed Bogong High Plains Road giving access to the fabulous high plains, the Mitta Valley on the other side – including the Blue Duck and Payne’s Hut.

At $370,000, this property definitely deserves and inspection. Call the agent to make an appointment. Please note this apartment has not been in holiday rental previously. Christa Smit (Zirknitzer), Director, Zirky Real Estate, Mb: 0402 277 808. •

A comprehensive suite of events makes summer in Falls Creek a nice time to be here. The Dragon Boat festival; the Alpine

EMERGENCY EMERGENCY 000 Ambulance 000 EMERGENCY BROADCASTER Alpine Radio (Fires & Floods) 96.5 FM ELECTRICITY Faults & Emergencies 13 17 99 FIRE Falls Creek/Mount Beauty/ Tawonga 000 HOSPITAL Mount Beauty 5754 3500 MEDICAL CENTRES Falls Creek 5758 3238 Mount Beauty 5754 3400

POLICE Falls Creek Mount Beauty Wangaratta RCA Falls Creek RACV Falls Creek/Mount Beauty BURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS CFA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE Falls Creek WILDLIFE RESCUE

5758 3424 5754 4244 5723 0600 5758 3287 5750 1230 1800 668 511 13 25 00 0421 553 527

2019 WINTER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE & RATES PUBLICATION SCHEDULE:

Ed 09 * 02.08.19 * ASSSTC, Rails Under Lights, Big Air Comp. Mini Series Three. (C) Ed 10 * 09.08.19 * Ski de Femme, RV Rush & SV Ramble, Rails Under Lights, Big Air (C) Ed 11 * 16.08.19 * Kangaroo Hoppet Lead Up, Invitation Night Sprints, Photography Exhibition. (C) Ed 12: * 23.08.19 * Kangaroo Hoppet; All-In Slope Style, Rudi Pendl Night Race. (C) DISTRIBUTION: • All accommodation houses, restaurants, businesses, club lodges and apartments in Falls Creek, Bogong Village, Mount Beauty, Tawonga South, Tawonga and Dederang, plus the RMB’s between Dederang and Tawonga and selected venues in Bright and Myrtleford. ONLINE: • Available in PDF form at: www.fallscreek.com.au/whatson/ INSERTS: • Not Available

ADVERTISING RATES:

DISPLAY: • 1 column (6cm wide) = $15.00 per cm. 4cp = $20.00 per cm. • 2 column (12.5cm wide) = $25.00 per cm. 4cp = $35.00 per cm. • 3 column (19cm wide)= $35.00 per cm. 4cp = $49.00 per cm. CLASSIFIEDS: • Like the Trading Post. Send in your Classifieds and pay when you sell. BUSINESS DIR.: • $5.90 per line per Edition. DEADLINE: • Friday 2.00pm prior to publication date CONTRACT: • A Season Contract for 17 editions of winter is available offering a 15% discount. The contract is secured by payments made four editions in advance. Due Dates: 07.06.19, 05.07.19, 02.08.19, 30.08.19

ENQUIRIES For Information on Advertising or Editorial Contributions please contact: Ken Bell Mob: 0400 350 488 Email: kencbell@bigpond.net.au 14

For Payment, Placement of Adverts or Subscriptions, please forward to: Ph/Fax: 03 5754 1346 Office Address: Suite 2, 41 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty Postal Address: P.O. Box 325, Mount Beauty 3699. ABN: 22 171 749 807 Falls Creek & Mount Beauty THIS WEEK - Winter 2019 Edition EIGHT


THE HORTH WHITHPERER

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bloke calls his mate, the horse breeder, and says he’s sending a friend over to look at a horse.

His mate asks, “How will I recognise him?” “That’s easy, he’s a dwarf with a speech impediment.” So, the dwarf shows up, and the breeder asks him if he’s looking for a male or female horse. “A female horth.” So he shows him a prized filly.

“Nith earzth, can I thee her mouf?” The breeder is getting pretty ticked off by this point, but he picks him up again and shows him the horse’s mouth. “Nice mouf, can I see her twat?” Totally mad at this point, the breeder grabs him under his arms and rams the dwarf ’s head up the horse’s fanny, pulls him out and slams him on the ground.

“Nith lookin horth. Can I thee her eyeth?”

The midget gets up, sputtering and coughing.

So the breeder picks up the dwarf and he gives the horse’s eyes the once over.

“Perhapth I should rephrathe that. Can I thee her wun awound a widdlebit?” •

“Nith eyeth, can I thee her earzth?” So he picks the little fella up again, and shows him the horse’s ears.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

WELCOME BACK TO WINTER! We have lots to keep you warm!

Clothing, Boots, Work wear, Insulation, Heaters! If you need it, we have it – or we’ll get it! Gift vouchers and free gift wrapping available

Visit the

Bogong Power Station Information Centre

Mount Beauty Hardware & Drapery Store

For historical & geological exhibits.

Now open Sundays

10:30am - 2:30pm Bogong Alpine Village Group Bookings - Phone 03 5754 3318

5A Hollonds Street, Mount Beauty

Phone 5754 1270

Ph: 03 5754 1999

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm 12 – 14 Hollonds Street, Sun & Public Hol.s: 9am – 2pm Mount Beauty

TRADING POST CLASSIFIEDS TRADING POST CLASSIFIEDS Email your adverts to us and you don’t pay until you sell the goods – or until your Advert achieves the desired results. Em: kencbell@bigpond.net.au FOR HIRE Three Tonne Tipper and mini Excavator. Ph: 0427 942 171. FOR SALE RM Williams Cuban Heel Boots, Bushman Tan, with added rubber protective sole. Almost brand new. Size 9 G. Retail $309.95 will sell for $250. Ph: 0400 350 488. FOR SALE Alma Novia Wedding Dress, Size 8, High front neckline with intricate lace and beaded detail, high lace back and buttons, soft tulle A-line skirt that flows in to a beautiful train. Worn once – by mistake. $950. Ph: 0400 350 488

FOR SALE One brand new pair of ASICS Tennis shoes, size 46 Euro (11.5 US). Worn once. Too tight for me. Retail Price: $159.95. Will sell for $120. Ph: 0400 350 488 WORK WANTED Administration all-rounder looking for part-time/ casual work. Proficient with both MYOB and Xero. ABN and references available. Mb: 0478 729 259. Em:raymondroberts255@yahoo.com NEW MOUNTAIN STAFF Do you need linen, TV, or a bedside table, call in to the Hospital Op Shop, 1A Tawonga Crescent. Another option for clothing is the Uniting Church Op Shop on Hollonds Street. Ph: 0419 615 732.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Would you like to be more involved in the community? To learn a little more of our unique history? Then why not volunteer to help staff the Falls Creek Museum where you get to meet lots of wonderful people. To learn more, phone Margy on 03 57581200 during business hours. CLOTHING REPAIRS Call Marilyn Sparks, Mb: 0411 335 326. Also on Facebook private message. MISSING BOOK A copy of Dr. Ruth Lawrence’s Thesis on the Bogong High Plains was left in the care of Bill and Yvonne Sutton. It has been lent to some-one and not returned. If any knows anything please contact Bill or Ph Ken Bell on 0400 350 488.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY ALTERATIONS, DRESSMAKING & REPAIRS Call Kerry 0407 814 114 for all sewing needs. ALTITUDE PHYSIO & MASSAGE Frueauf Village(below Milch Café) Ground Fl, Rm 2, 4 Schuss St, Falls Creek. Ph: 5758 3766. Em: fallscreek@altitudephysiotherapy.com.au. Wb: www.altitudephysiotherapy.com.au BOWEN THERAPY & MASSAGE Tawonga South. Ph: Heather 0428 993 125. BUILDING & ELECTRICAL Duggan & Hanlon, your complete building service, please call Justin on 0458 220 879. CAKE MAKING & DECORATING Elene Wood at www.studioecakes.com.au in Tawonga – for all occasions. Mb: 0409 673 192 or Em: studioecakestawonga@bigpond.com CARPENTRY & BUILDING SERVICES Oztek Property Maintenance. Let us look after your home. We do bathrooms, decks, pergolas and all handyman needs. Call Dave 0466 990 862. CIVIL CELEBRANT - HEATHER MULL Quality Ceremonies - All Types. Mb: 0428 993 125. www.celebrant-ne-vic.com.au

COMPUTERS & SERVICE Custom built computers, Upgrades, parts, laptops, troubleshooting, virus removal, data recovery, backups. Ph: Michal Trnka 5754 4637 or Mb: 0417 163 601. DRIVING INSTRUCTION Summit Driver Training. Tawonga based driving instruction and re-assessment. Ph Craig 0427 722 287. ELECTRICAL All Electrical Services. Ph: 0418 698 491. Reg No: 7923. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Altitude Electrical - no job too big or small. Domestic, commercial & industrial. Contact Ben Svarc 0419 801 109. FREIGHT - ALB - MTB - FALLS CREEK Remo’s Transport from Albury/Wodonga to Mount Beauty & Falls Creek Mon to Fri incl. Refrigeration Available. Ph: John or Esther 0417 414 320 HAIRDRESSER Natalie Raymond, Birds Nest Salon, 26 Hollonds Street, Mount Beauty. Open Six days a week & evenings by appointment. Ph: 03 5754 1177.

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LD’S HOME PET CARE Pet Care & Dog Walking. Ph: Lisa: 0407 541 695 PAINTING SERVICES Interior/Exterior, Domestic/Commercial. Obligation Free Quotes. Quality & Service Guaranteed. KLM Alpine Painting Services, Ph: Laif 0437 023 921. PHYSIOTHERAPY Kiewa Valley Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy. 5A Hollonds St Mt Beauty. Out of hours and home visits available. HiCaps. Ph: 5754 1270. REFRIGERATION & ELECTRICAL Qualified Refrigeration Mechanic & Electrician available to solve problems in the Upper Kiewa Valley and Falls Creek. DC Electrical & Refrigeration. Ph: 0428 737 273. STORAGE Caravans, Vehicles, Pallets, Large Lock-up Units. Ph: 0428 361497 www.alpinewarehousing.com TAXI & 4WD SERVICE Mt Beauty Taxi Service. Covers Falls Creek & Albury. Ph: 0409 573 909 or 13 10 08.

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JULY Weekly Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Saturdays. Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118. 26th Wombats Rambler Night Race. 6pm – 9pm on Wombats Ramble – an event not to be missed. Ph: 03 5758 1026. 26th – 29th Falls Creek Alpine Masters Championships. Three days of events – including the Wombats Rambler. Ph: 03 5758 1026. 27th Rider X 9am – 2pm. Another new event for Falls Creek this year. This will be a classic boarder/ skier cross course set to suit both disciplines over by Ruined Castle finishing at Dicky Knees. Ph: 03 5758 1026 27th AUS Open Sprint Champ.s C. CC/FIS. 9:30am Nordic Bowl. Anne Bellingham 0427 006 246. 27th TDFNL Rd 15. Yackandandah V Dederang Mount Beauty 27th YMCA Howman’s Gap Alpine Centre and YMCA Falls Creek Cross Country are hosting a screening of the Gutsy Girls Film Festival as part of the Women’s Cross Country Ski Camp – See below. For further info, go to: www.facebook.com/events/383690172220486/ 27th – 29th Women’s XC Camp. Three days of skiing, coaching, video analysis and socialising based at Howman’s Gap Alpine Centre and hosted by Falls Creek Cross Country. Ph: 03 5758 3408 or Fb: @fallscreekXC 28th AUS Open Champ.s F. CC/FIS. 9:30am Nordic Bowl. Anne Bellingham 0427 006 246. 30th – 2nd Australian Police Winter Games. Four days of competitive actions. Details from www.apwg. com.au. Ph: 03 5758 1026 WHAT’S ON – AUGUSTAUGUST Weekly Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Saturdays. Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118. 1st Fabulous Falls Creek Night Show Spectacular 7pm under lights on the Summit. Featuring Skiing and Boarding Demos and a fantastic Fireworks display. Ph: 03 5758 1000.

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In our latest edition, find out about all the fun happening at Falls in the coming week, get to know the guys in green, read about the Spina...

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