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FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Top: Hot competition should be the order of the day for this year’s Hoppet. Pic - Mike @ Top Shots. Bottom Left: Lexi and Jacinta just loved having a board with New Zealand Olympian Christy Prior. Pic – Sean Radich. Bottom Right: Looking forward to this weekend’s Big Air on Ruined Castle. Pic – Jarryd Sinclair.


FROM THE CEO “Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.”

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nyone old enough, or a Tom Cruise fan will know this quote (and a few more no doubt from the movie). It’s now synonymous with someone who’s obstreperous and difficult to control. Where am I going with this? Well, snow field safety is a little like controlling air space… more so on some runs or terrain parks than others, thanks to the abundance of features to jump off in the ski field (i.e. St Elmo’s Slide, The Slot, Cabbage Patch and Après Vous to name a few) and the terrain parks. But in all seriousness, the Alpine Responsibility Code is exactly that, the responsibility of all of us who strap one or two planks to our feet and hurtle down the mountains. To do this safely, staying in control, being able to stop and avoid other people or objects is not just a requirement, it is your responsibility, and this applies to staying in control on the ground and in the air. Why the air you ask? Read on! When on the slopes, the right of way is

ALWAYS given to the skier/boarder in front of and beside you. Hitting someone from behind is your fault (a bit like most car insurance), even if it’s not your fault, it is! Because, failing to keep enough space between you and the person below or beside you is your responsibility. Simple! To use another quote from the movie, “That S.O.B cut me off!” …if everyone is observing the code, you shouldn’t hear this either. Ride or ski to your limits and NEVER ski, snowboard, ride a lift or undertake any other alpine activity if your ability is impaired by drugs or/and alcohol. Now speaking of speed, this weekend sees the elite, the novice and everyone in between getting involved in the largest snow sports event in the Southern hemisphere, the Kangaroo Hoppet. For those not familiar with the event, it is a unique cross country ski event comprised of three events. The Joey, which covers a distance of 7km, the Australian Birkebeiner is run over 21kms and for the super fit, a marathon 42km Kangaroo Hoppet. The grace and power of the elite athletes is something to behold, as they power

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12noon – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday Volunteers Needed Ph: Margy 03 5758 1200 Panabode Building, Slalom Street, Falls Creek Map Ref: E4. Look for the Harvey Kat. For Further Information: Wb: www.fallscreekmuseum.com.au Em: info@fallscreekmuseum.com.au Fb: facebook.com/fallscreekmuseum Ph: 03 5758 1200

through the 42km course. The finish is always exciting and down to the wire. Get out to the Nordic Bowl this weekend and get involved. A top field of international and local talent will be on display. Still pondering my earlier reference to air… well several events this weekend might just explain why the Alpine Responsibility Code is relevant on and off the ground. Therefore, if landing a backside quad cork 1980 is more your style, or if Lincoln Loops, Rodeo or Misty 5’s, or you ‘Spin to Win”… then head to Ruined Castle this Saturday and watch the Big Air and All in Slopestyle competitions that will be unleashed in the terrain parks. Plenty of thrills and hopefully, not too many spills will be on display. Again, the athleticism and aeronautical acrobatics is quite breath taking, so too the courage of the competitors. With all this competition happening, you’re bound to get a bit peckish…! Foodie Tip of the Week: Frying Pan Inn – another Falls Creek institution since 1965 and a Village Bowl icon, it has been thoroughly renovated, inside and out. The menu is excellent, a little chargrilling, a touch of spice and a well thought out selection of local and regional beverages. For lunch, our party went heavy on the meat specific burgers (though a vegan burger is on offer) – all were very happy with their selections. I can vouch for the very healthy and delicious Charcoaled Chicken Thigh with tabouleh, tomatoes, red onion, chimi churri and flat bread, finished off with a glass of the Pizzini Pinot Grigio. Check it out here at: www. fryingpaninn.com.au

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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The backside quad cork 1980 was first nailed by Yuki Kadono in 2017. Pic – Courtesy Tristan Shu.

Now get out there, ski, board, kick and glide… but most of all have fun and do it safely. Note: if you are wondering what a backside quad cork 1980 is…it was first nailed by Yuki Kadono in 2017. It combines a quadruple cork (going upside down four times, in layman’s terms) with a 1980-degree sideways rotation – that’s five and a half 360-degree spins. NUTS! • Stuart Smythe, CEO Falls Creek Resort Management

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


THE PLACE TO BE Victoria in Winter!

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rowing up obsessed with skiing and the snow, I naturally followed our autumn and winter weather patterns with avid curiosity. (…11˚C and raining in Melbourne? We are on!) The palpable excitement around an approaching cold front – guaranteed to deliver piles of fresh snow on our favourite mountains – is a rush reserved for Australians and our unpredictable seasons. You never know when it’s going to arrive, so you better make the most of it when it does! Moving to Torquay a few years ago, I initially felt a little out of my depth living in a surf town and trying to make sense of the surfing world and its quirks. One thing I noticed however, was the comparable levels of excitement among locals (aka froth levels) for the same weather patterns. As it turns out, when it’s snowing at Falls Creek, there is nearly always a big swell hitting the Surf Coast. (It’s also always really cold

Waiting on the Code Amber – for the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm. Pic – Romy Photographer

– even for a snow person). This realisation became a welcome point of connection for someone who is not that good at surfing (even after years of trying) and initially thought getting barrelled was some kind of surfing injury. With this week’s storm, alongside a welcome 20+cm of snow (and it’s still snowing) the Bells Beach 50-Year Storm Invitational is also looking to go on ‘Code Amber’ - meaning: big swell incoming. This event is special. Only held when the conditions are right (i.e. big enough), the 50-Year Storm is a one-day invitational contest held at Bells Beach in Torquay that sees local surfing royalty and big-wave

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chargers paddle out in massive swell to create awareness for mental illness. The event honours local Torquay legend & former World Junior Champion Shaun Brooks who took his own life in 2012 after a long battle with mental illness. It can only be held in the biggest and best conditions (in the 6’ plus range) and channels the fabled history of Bells Beach, with the name a cheeky reference to the 1991 cult movie, Point Break, where the lead character Bodhi paddles out at Bells in the ‘50-year storm’ never to return. At the time of writing, we are still waiting to find out if the contest will run, but this week’s storm represents my favourite thing about Victoria in winter – when wild, windy waves hit our coast, you can bet that big, fat flakes are falling on our mountains. Whether you’re a surfer, a skier or a snowboarder… Victoria is the ultimate winter sportsfield. • Yours in enjoying our great winter - Zoë Neilson, Marketing at Falls Creek Ski Lifts!

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Be Part of the Team!

As a member of the Falls Creek Race Club, young members can... • Learn life skills in a wonderful rewarding environment. • Make friends for life – with opportunities to travel the world. • Learn to ski and board in a family friendly surroundings. Programs from primary to late teens – including tertiary tuition for full-time athletes.

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SHE SHREDS & NITRO Community Invasion

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f you were around Falls Creek last week not only would you have scored some epic pow, but you may have also met the Nitro Team! On their annual ‘Good Times’ trip, the team were right in amongst the pow, the parties and the photo shoots.

Christy Prior Ride with the Kids Sunday started out with sunshine and fresh snow as The Nitro Team went out for their ‘ride with the kids’ session with the Falls Creek mini legends. Local ladies Lexi and Jacinta got to enjoy some fun laps and a photo shoot with Christy Prior.

She Shred’s Photo Workshop The She Shreds photo workshop was up next where the girls got to be involved in their own personal media shoot. On speaking to the founder of She Shreds, Sue Wharekawa, she conveyed her passion towards initiatives that encourage and support the creation of inspiration imagery in women’s snow sports. “Anything that raises the profile of women’s snow sports is a positive step toward recognition in what is largely a male dominated industry. Being part of a photo shoot can be both exciting and scary at the same time. There are many

barriers that need to be broken down in society and fear around trying something new is just one of them which is why we wanted to put together this workshop. To encourage, support and inspire.”

“There is a big team behind the individual successes of athletes, from on-snow coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, psychs, physio’s - not to mention the administration side of things”

The girls all had a great time learning new skills and being part of something that is usually only reserved for the experts. It was a fun filled session with the pro’s, the participants and photographer Sean Radich all working together. Congratulations to local rider, Corine Korr from The Chophouse for getting photo of the day!

The girls were delighted to share their experiences in the hope that they might inspire others on their own personal journeys.

Ladies Brunch With not two, but three Olympians in tow, the team at She Shreds then hosted a Q & A brunch at QT Bazaar. Christy Prior (NZ), Zoi Sadowski-Synott (NZ) and Tess Coady (AUS) joined in for a panel style discussion enlightening the crowd as to what it takes to be a professional athlete. The questions ranged from “what’s your favourite trick?” to “how do you manage school and training?” with a variety of answers and perspectives from the three diverse snowboarding Olympians.

She Shreds Community’s Vision is to create a sustainable snow sports industry in which women can contribute, influence, succeed and explore their full potential. For more women’s snowboarding events in Australia check out @sheshredscommunity. •

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DISABLED WINTERSPORT AUSTRALIA CP Alliance NSW

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erebral Palsy NSW travelled from NSW to be at Falls Creek for their 2019 Camp after attending for the first time last year. The Camp was split into a normal weekend Camp - Friday to Sunday and then a special racing camp on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The weekend camp featured eight athletes aged between 13 and 16 and managed by Peter King and Sue Olsen of CP Alliance NSW.

time on a DWA Camp. After her first lesson with Falls Creek Ski Instructors, Indiana’s skiing improved on Saturday from Mouse Trap to Wombats Ramble. Then on Sunday Indiana’s turns then changed from a continuous snow plough to a small snow plough into the turn and then matching skis (Parallel) after the turn. The pleasing part for your Journo is just to witness the joy and the improvement made by each participant.

Mid-Week Racing Camp

Weekend Camp Sacha was one of the stars of the weekend on the DWA Snow Kart and could be seen steering the Snow Kart down Drovers and Wombats whilst being supported by DWA Guides. The Snow Kart is made for adults and children who have their upper limbs functional, but struggle with balance and strength and movement coordination. The Snow Kart allows you to ski almost independently. Indiana arrived at Falls Creek for her first

The DWA Racing camp for CP NSW started on Monday but due to a plane delay in Sydney the schedule was put back and the CP Team only managed to get in one run in on Monday. But, on Tuesday, the four athletes from CP Alliance NSW; Cameron, Declan, Dylan and Mali were on the mountain at 8:30am and ready and raring to go. It was a great team effort from DWA and Falls Creek Snowsports School with thanks to Jack Percy (Alpine) and Erik Fleklander (Snowboard) and DWA Guides Ken, Tasha and Samantha.

DWA Guide, Ken Payne and Indiana of CP NSW working on their turns on Monkey Bar last weekend. Pic – Courtesy DWA

Tuesday was also somewhat restricted by weather but the enthusiasm and effort from the CP NSW team was outstanding, as they were always continually trying individual new ways of improvement. At the end of the day, the hot donuts where a big winner and the CP Team enjoyed them immensely after a very hard training session. Let’s all give CP Alliance Falls Creek’s best wishes as we wish them all success in the NSW Multiclass Championship at Perisher in Alpine GS and Snowboard GS.

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1 Sitzmark St, Falls Creek | Book Now (03) 5758 3252

1 Sitzmark St, Falls Creek | Book Now (03) 5758 3252

feathertop alpine lodge | restaurant | cosy bar

The Summit Degustation Dinner is now available nightly. Featuring seven courses with or without matching wines and a seven course Vegetarian option. Bookings essential. Minimum two people.

1 Sitzmark St, Falls Creek | Book Now (03) 5758 3252 Partnering great food with an extensive wine

list, we also offer our traditional favourites like duck, aged eye fillet, pork belly and barramundi. Plenty of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options with delicious sourdough bread and a full children’s menu.

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Bed & Breakfast Full a la carte menu Cocktail & Wine Bar Bookings Essential Ph: 03 5758 3232 14 Parallel Street

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Bar open from 4pm and Restaurant open daily for dinner from 5:30pm. Roaring log fire and stone hearth – come and enjoy an after dinner port or fortified in our comfy couches in front of the fire.

For reservations call 03 5758 3800 For reservations call 03 5758 3800 or ski@summitridge.com.au or Em: Em: ski@summitridge.com.au Schuss Ref:K3 K3 SchussStreet, Street,Falls FallsCreek Creek Map Map Ref:

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COMFORTABLE SKIING Yew! It’s Hoppet time again!

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f you’re up for it, it’s 42kms of glorious alpine, sweaty, scenery as only Falls Creek can offer. Cross country skiing is one of the toughest outdoor sports on Earth. Half-way between running and skiing, it requires massive VO2 maxes, strength, agility, balance, endurance and fair wack of lycra. Some of the key issues for the intrepid XC’ers amongst us are knee injuries, exertional compartment syndromes, arch strains and cramps, and the occasional Achilles tendinopathy. Falling accounts for some injuries, and overuse injuries tend to account for most other injuries in cross-country skiing, due to the repetitive loads that are put on the body. Particularly with the heel-lifting motion required in skating, which is kind of done on a funny angle. It’s not straight up and down like classic movements. Correct equipment set-up is extremely important in alleviating or preventing any and all issues. Well-fitting boots and an appropriately supportive orthotic is one of the first ports of call for dealing with or resolving issues in the leg (unfortunately whilst the body is all connected, a good orthotic won’t help with shoulder injury prevention – that we can prove just yet). Excessive pronation can be a key contributor to knee injuries, arch pain and Achilles tendinopathies, as well as inhibiting a clean glide and reducing performance. Correct orthotics will also make your boot more secure and can improve your glide by making your energy use more efficient. The glide is better and smoother because in reducing excessive pronation you allow the ski to sit flatter on the snow before your muscle strength and exertion comes into play. The effect of this also reduces the

repetitive strain and muscle fatigue created when you are constantly correcting yourself. Orthotics can also help with balance as they provide biofeedback to the entire length of the sole of the foot (not just the ball and heel). This gives your body a better sense of where it is in space (proprioception) and those small balance muscles can twitch and work appropriately to help keep you balanced, happy and flying free. Compartment syndrome is a different beast. In skaters, it tends to affect the front (anterior) or front-outside (lateral) compartment of muscles. It can leave the foot and ankle feeling ‘floppy’ or ‘slapping’ the ground when the pressure builds up within the connective tissue compartment and the muscles stop working efficiently as a result. Pain can be very intense and feelings of tightness, tingling and occasionally spasms can accompany. Sounds fun! If you notice these symptoms the only way to fix it is rest (some massage, water and lollies help in this too). Prevention for this issue is a strength and training program prior to the

It seems simple, but there is quite a lot to consider when getting the best out of your XC experience. Pic – Courtesy Ortho Ski

race (sorry, again, no quick fix) and ensuring your equipment and support is correct to improve muscle efficiency. If you have any concerns or questions, pop in and we can help you work through all these issues, whether you’re looking for high performance or doing it for fun. • Krista Sturday, Podiatrist and Bootfitter at Ortho Ski.

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THE RUDI RACE In Memory

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he Rudi Pendl Cup will once again take place at Falls Creek on the Summit next Thursday 29th August. This is a recent event that has become a favourite race among members of the Falls Creek village community and it is set to honour the life of long-time and much loved employee Rudi Pendl. And again this year, the organisers have maintained - for the Ladies – the Lynn Gibbs trophy in memory of another village stalwart. The trophies are hand crafted by Freddie Dalkin and Gary Hough. We will have four age groups male and female that have been

named ‘The freshly baked strudels – U16,’ ‘Two day old strudels – U30,’ ‘The left-over strudels – U50’ and finally ‘The left, left over strudels of Over 50’ class. When the original little Austria was purposefully burned to the ground in the summer of 84. Little Austria was moved to middle Nissan and Rudi spend most of the winter nights refurbishing the new Little Austria with his team of Comrads including Konrad. The new digs took shape in an Austrian Gemuetlich style and many fun evenings were had with Rudi’s hospitality and a share Tiroler groestl. When the reno’s were finished in Little Austria a time capsule was installed above the dining table and booth; it may be time to take a peak. Rudi loved to cook. Rudi loved to build. Rudi loved to race. Rudi loved to help! Thanks Rudi. “3, 2, 1 Go.”

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The irrepressible Rudi Pendl. Pic – Courtesy FCSL

Lyn Gibbs was the lady that ran the office. And run it she did. The staff loved her and the people she came into contact with loved her. While running the lift company office was not a public profile job, it would be one of the most important on the mountain an Lynn did it well. On Thursday 29th, from around 6pm the lights of the Summit will be shining brightly on our competitors that will be adorned in classic ski wear, snow boards, some old skis and will ‘Langers’ ride the snow bike once more? The Frying Pan is setting the evening alive with a small schnapps bar and some Austrian food favourites to help the racers along from 6pm. Bibs collected at 5:30pm. Course Inspection between 6pm and 6:30pm. Racing starts at 6:45 pm. The racing will be followed by fireworks and then the presentation sin the Frying Pan.

Registration is free and all competitors must be of suitable ability. The link for 17 SLALOM ST, FALLS CREEK | 03 5758 3263 DINNER RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED registration is skifalls.com.au or call the Happy Hour Beer & Wine 5pm - 11pmRace & FREE Bar Snacks - 11pm. and Events office on5pm 03 5758 1026. • Happy Hour Beer & Wine 5pm - 11pm & FREE Bar Snacks 5pm - 11pm.

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WELCOME TO KANGAROO HOPPET 2019

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For Our 29th Year

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Furthermore, the Hoppet provides the opportunity to showcase the resort to the many international and national visitors who are participating this year and will no doubt return to compete in the future.

Falls Creek Alpine Resort is Australia’s premier All Seasons Alpine Resort and Victoria’s largest ski field, with 1535ha of skiable lift assisted terrain and 65kms of cross country trails. As such, being able to host the 29th Annual Worldloppet Kangaroo Hoppet is a great privilege.

The Kangaroo Hoppet is the largest snow sport event in the southern hemisphere and this is testament to the organising committee, race committee, volunteers and sponsors, who’s passion and determination has contributed to and will continue to ensure the race and the carnival atmosphere that thrives around it, remains the pre-

n behalf of Falls Creek Resort, the stakeholders, community and resort users, I extend a very warm welcome to the 2019 Hoppet athletes, sponsors, supporters, guests and volunteers.

eminent Australian XC event in the calendar. The diversity of participants, from elite professionals to rank amateurs is what makes the event such a success and the reason for its popularity. So, on the day, whether you are competing for prize money, a personal best, or just using the event to catch up with friends and have a great time, we wish you all the very best. Now – kick, glide and have some fun. • Stuart Smythe, CEO Falls Creek Resort Management

Hoppet Course (42 km)

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The Pools The Sweeper

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Watchbed Crossing The Paralyzer

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Dam Wall

Heathy Spur Loop

The Park Park Drink Station

Langfords Loop

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Sun Valley Loop

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Rocky Valley Storage

Sun Valley Drink Station

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KANGAROO HOPPET WEEK 2019 2019 HOPPET SHOP Opening Hours Friday 23rd Aug

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Hoppet Passports and Results will be available at the Presentation Venue: The Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent Saturday 24th Aug, 7pm - 9pm Sunday 25th Aug in the Hoppet Shop

Kangaroo Hoppet Race Office Open Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August. Located next to the Visitor Information Centre in ‘The Auditorium’ on the left as you approach Mount Beauty. This is your One Stop Hoppet Shop and you can: • Collect race numbers. • Check out the range of Hoppet clothing and souvenir items. • Check out the Hoppet Dozen featuring

wines from the King Valley and Alpine Valleys wine regions. • Worldloppet Passports available for purchase. • Enter the race. Late entries accepted until 4pm Friday 23th August. • Catch up with friends and check out who is here this year.

THE PROGRAM Worldloppet Masters & Passport Holders’ Reception Friday 23rd August From 4pm at Howman’s Gap Alpine Centre.

Visitors and community members who are not involved in the event are also welcome to visit the Hoppet Shop and Race Office to check out the results, the souvenir merchandise and the Hoppet Dozen. See article on Page 12 for a description of the wines. There are over 30 volunteers helping in the Hoppet Shop/Race Office, many of them don’t even go near the snow, but they are always happy to support the event. 2018 Hoppet winners, from left, Callum Watson (3rd), Valerio Leccardi (1st), Phillip Bellingham (2nd) Pic – Mike @ Top Shots

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KANGAROO HOPPET WEEK 2019 A unique chance for Worldloppet Masters and Worldloppet Passport holders from around the world to meet and see who has made it to Australia this year. Stay on for a $25 three course meal if you wish. Pre-booking is required for the meal. Phone 5758 3228 or email howmansgap@ ymca.org.au

THE MAIN EVENT Saturday 24th August 2019 Falls Creek Nordic Bowl 9:30am Kangaroo Hoppet 9:40am Australian Birkebeiner 9:50am Joey Hoppet

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Presentation Ceremony 11:45am Hoppet Finish Area

Post Race Social Evening and Awards Presentation

From 6:30pm. Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent, Mount Beauty – next to the Bakery. Official Ceremonies at 7:30pm with presentations to the winners of all events, age class, school and workplace awards, AGL athlete scholarships and new Australian Worldloppet Masters. Special award badges for those who have taken part in ten Hoppets, and gold medallions to those who have completed twenty Hoppets. Spot prizes from Brazen Brownies, Rojo, and Elude. Grab a great curry from the Spice Trailer, enjoy a coffee, a soft drink, a beer or a wine and relax for an enjoyable evening – from 6:30pm When you come off the mountain and need a meal or just somewhere to hang out over a drink or snack, there are a number of choices, including Flour+Water, Roi’s Restaurant, The Mount Beauty Bakery, TakeOut, Treats, West Peak Hotel, Settlers Tavern, Stockpot Restaurant, Templar Lodge and Swiss & Chips.

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Sunday 25th August Appreciate Your Achievement! Hoppet Race Office In The Auditorium, at the Mount Beauty Information Centre. • Check results and event photos from Top Shots at the Race Office. • Last chance for Hoppet shopping. Relax with friends over a coffee and brunch at Flour+Water, The Bakery, Treats, Stockpot, Rocky Valley Snowsports, and then maybe check out the local wineries on the way home. • Falls Creek & Mount Beauty THIS WEEK - Winter 2019 Edition TWEVLE

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KANGAROO HOPPET 2019 The 2019 Hoppet Dozen

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he Hoppet Dozen, available only from the Kangaroo Hoppet Race Office in Mount Beauty, with the option of either six whites or six reds, provides skiers with a unique chance to sample wines from four of our local regional wineries. The sheltered alpine valleys of north east Victoria have established a reputation for high quality cool climate wines. The Alpine Valleys wine region takes in the Kiewa, Ovens, Buckland and Buffalo River Valleys, while the adjoining King River Valley to the west is a region in its own right. The cool nights and the reliable natural rainfall of the alpine valleys combine with the warm days from being north of the Great Dividing Range to reduce transpiration rates, creating ideal ripening conditions that maximise the natural sugars, esters and acids in the grapes leading to intense fruit flavours. A quick glance the list selected for this year’s selection throws up three names that need a bit of an explanation - Bianco, Rosso and Gris de Gris. The Bianco and Rosso are from Sam Miranda’s Ballerina range with their distinctive ballet dancer label. While it is easy to just say bianco is Italian for white, we can go into a bit more detail and say that if you were in the area around Soave, about half an hour’s drive east of Verona, and you found this style of wine, chances are that it would be called Soave and consist of at least 70% Garganega. However since

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Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah. 2018 Gris de Gris (Pinot Gris)

Which brings us to the Gris de Gris from Feathertop winery. As you might hazard a guess, it has something to do with Pinot Gris, and you would be right. The grapes were picked a bit earlier than usual and the result is a wine more in the style you would expect of a Pinot Grigio. The style was inspired by a wine of this name that Feathertop owner Kel Boynton came across in a café in Paris. To find out just which street in Paris, you will have to acquire a bottle and read the label.

Red Wines Sam Miranda Wines. Snow Road, Oxley. 2017 Rosso (Barbera/Shiraz) 2017 Mountain Range Cabernet Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah 2015 Shiraz

White Wines Sam Miranda Wines. Snow Road, Oxley. NV Sam Miranda Prosecco 2018 Bianco (Soave style) 2017 Sam Miranda Pinot Grigio

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THE 2019 HOPPET DOZEN Rotarians Cater for Hoppet Crowds

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he snow has been laid out across the mountains. The storm has passed and the fine weather has arrived. Keen skiers have already begun trying their skills on the various sections of the Hoppet course. But the real action is on Saturday, when around 1300 skiers will take on courses of 7, 21 and 42km in this year’s Kangaroo Hoppet. When they all get back to the start/ finish area they will be looking for a little something to eat and drink while they share stories with fellow skiers. Step in The Rotary Club of Mount Beauty. For many years local Rotarians have turned up to man the finish line where they hand out food to skiers as they cross the line. We should mention here that they have been supported by the Mount Beauty Bakery who have, every year since the first Hoppet in 1991, provided mountains of rock buns for a quick carbo boost. A few metres further on from the finish line, however, is where most of our Rotarians will be found; cooking up a treat at the BBQ. Kranskies with sauerkraut and mustard, Burgers with onions and coleslaw, snags and veggie burgers are turned out by the hundreds. As well as filling the Bowl with delicious aromas and sating a few appetites, the on-site BBQ

facilitates a social atmosphere amongst skiers, supporters and race volunteers. This all contributes to the familiar Hoppet Day carnival atmosphere. The money raised from this BBQ adds to the coffers of the local Rotary club enabling it to fund local and international actives. Students from Mount Beauty Secondary College help at this BBQ, giving these students the opportunity to thank Rotary for funding many of their activities. Some of the end-of-year academic awards, the Youth Science forum and the Melbourne familiarisation trip are just a few. Come and join us on Saturday for the Hoppet celebration, buy a snag or burger from the Rotary BBQ and contribute to the Rotary Club of Mount Beauty. See you there! •

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t’s Hoppet time! Welcome all readers, whether you are a seasoned local or you have come from lands far and wide to ski this great race. This week I have done some rustling through the metaphorical ‘Hoppet files.’ I’ve had a look at the key personnel that have helped make this event what it is today.

Who Is Harry Hoppet? Allan Marsland has been here from Hoppet number one back in 1991 and well before that. He was part of the early days when the Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club was getting started and has been one of the most influential people in creating the ski race we have today. He is friends with all the big

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dogs from the Worldloppet organisation and attends the AGM every year – wherever it is held around the world. TWIFC: “What is your purpose of attending the Worldloppet AGM each year Allan?” Allan: “While I could just quote the aims of Worldloppet which include travelling the world, meeting old friends and making new ones, which is the fun part, the meetings provide an opportunity for representatives of the world’s major international ski marathons to get together to discuss common issues, share experiences and solutions, and make plans for the future growth and development of our sport. Which is the hard bit? Major topics at this year’s meeting in Iceland, held at Isafjiordur where they hold the Fossavangsgaten race, included establishing a global ranking system for citizen skiers, developing a global calendar of popular XC races, and strategies for reducing use of plastics and disposable ‘stuff’ at events. I also managed to see a puffin and get swooped by arctic terns … just like magpies, only they hunt in swarms. I not sure what the collective noun is for lots of arctic terns but swarms certainly describe the experience quite well.” TWIFC: “Apart from the Hoppet which

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Worldloppet do you think is the most unique? Allan: “‘Most unique’! Let’s not get sidetracked into a debate about whether there can be degrees of uniqueness. Whether it is the 15000 skiers in the start paddock of Sweden’s Vasaloppet, the spectacular Swiss alps looming over the frozen lakes at the Engadin Ski Marathon, the magnificent snow sculptures in China, or the woolly sheep toys at New Zealand’s Merino Muster and the nearby Cardrona whiskey distillery, all the Worldloppet races have something that makes them unique.” TWIFC: “What is something about your role each year that you are still trying to improve on? Allan: “Learning to say no and letting go of tasks for younger folk to take over.”

The Backbone Of The Hoppet Another guest in this week’s article is current Hoppet oversnow transport coordinator Bob Flower. Whilst Bob is currently the oversnow transport coordinator, he has enjoyed a number of roles throughout the years including serving as Chief of Race. TWIFC: “What work has been done over the years in designing the Hoppet course? Is it about showing off the Australian Alps? Bob: “The Hoppet course has been refined many times over its 29 year history to make it safer and more enjoyable for our citizen Visit the

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CROSS COUNTRY NEWS skiers. Unlike many of the overseas events, our longer races, the 21 km Birkebeiner and the 42km Hoppet, take participants out into quite remote areas of the National Park and involve significant amounts of climbing and descending. National Parks staff have worked closely with Falls Creek groomers over the years to develop a course which takes in the beauty of the High Plains whilst making the hills and corners as manageable as possible for skiers of all abilities. In the weeks leading up to the Hoppet each year a lot of work is done benching the course to make it flatter and widening corners to make them safer.”

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TWIFC:here’s “What do you think makes a wattle blooming everythe day, Hoppetsomewhere a unique event?” in our land, misty alpine passes tofrom the Bob: “I From clearlythe remember the feedback burning desert sand. the internationals in our first Hoppet of 1991. TheEastern thing that theyfringes enjoyed mostthe was From the coastal where skiing beautiful snowgums. wattle amongst grows thethe best, There is nothing like it elsewhere in the To the and lonely rugged gorges of the world, snowgums have featured Kimberley out prominently in West. Hoppet posters.” TWIFC: “What is something about your The each wattleyear is our hundred role thatsymbol, you areand stillatrying to years before improve on?” Henry“As Lawson wrote of the shearers’ strikes Bob: oversnow transport coordinator saw--Iheam involved with getting several tonnes of gear make out onthe totyrants the snow intoo’ “We’ll feeland theup sting the National Park to set up the various those that they would throttle, drink and food stations. We are striving to They needn’t say thefor fault ours if blood improve conditions ourisvolunteers by should stain the wattle.”lighter and easier making the equipment to handle, as well as providing shelter from Of all the native trees thelocations. wattle wins the elements in remote Wethearetest, also making greater efforts to look after our For it blooms in golden trusses and the wild volunteers who work tirelessly on the Friday birds make their nest. High up in the canopy, well in from the borders,

and Saturday with provision of a Volunteers Tent in the Start/Finish area. Here they can relax and enjoy some refreshment during what is often a long day on their feet.” Bob is another example of the unsung heroes of the Kangaroo Hoppet, often we take for granted having the drinks and snacks during the race as well as the great support our volunteers give. Someone has to organise it all. Thanks Bob!

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Finally this week I wanted to find out about the work that has been done in the Hoppet Shop! Trishsafe Cross John Bailey have Snug and fromand mankind and aerial been in charge of the shop for the past ten marauders. years and they say that the most popular item have seen the when first headband Sprigsthey of wattle wentwas along Aussies as the iconic Kangaroo Hoppet leftwell for as war, buffs. Trish says as well this year “Apart To theKangaroo poppy-fields of Flanders, beneath from Hoppet regular items the cannons’ roar. beanies, wind vests, etc) (souvenir T-shirts, this a new souvenir The year, Diggers keptitem the iswattle closeearrings --- those produced by a local Mount Beauty jewellery brave and hardened men, And the wattle was their talisman, to get back home again.

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ay Ski Week Australia returns to Falls Creek this year as part of their ten-day skiing festival, and it’s the perfect way to warm up your winter with some LGBT+ pride hitting the slopes. “We pride ourselves on creating a space where everyone feels welcome no matter your skill level or ability” producer Adam Bold from Points of Difference Travel & Events tells us. “We loved bringing our queer skiers and snowboarders to Falls last year. This beautiful resort allowed our program to get bigger and better. Bringing an exciting sense of celebration with us and taking our Alpine Festival to another level” Adam added. Now in its 11th year, Gay Ski Week Australia creates a fun and welcoming environment for LGBT+ Australians, inviting them to hit the slopes over ten days at Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resorts. With on-site accommodation and free lessons available, it doesn’t matter if you’re

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND PROPERTY OF THE WEEK bar, ample storage and a commercial washing & drying machine setup. Additionally what makes this sale attractive is the low holding costs of the venue including rates and utilities. It is located centrally in Falls Creek making it equally accessible to all guests of the resort. An establishment such as this with such low outgoings is a rare opportunity in the alpine area. This would make the perfect investment for hospitality professionals or those wanting to live the alpine lifestyle. Further financials & information on the restaurant can be provided upon request. With an asking price of $580,000.00 this business is definitely worth some serious investigating. Some of our most important people are already out on Please contact Christa Smit (Zirknitzer) at the slopes making things safe and secure for a fabulous Zirky Real Estate, 0402Pic277 808. www. opening Ph: weekend. - Nathan Fenton

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ENTERTAINMENT Chris Booroff ‘Chris Booroff (Long John Grandad) is a solo looping artist playing a mix of funk, soul, blues and reggae. Originally hailing from the UK, Chris has played shows in many different ensembles across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. When he isn’t playing solo, he tours with the Australian reggae band Sun Salute on lead guitar and trumpet. The original members of Sun Salute met each other and formed the band in Falls Creek, which gives Chris a close sentimental connection to the mountain. Chris intertwines guitar solos, funky riffs, trumpet lines and smooth melodies into his music. His signature sound is a cross of influences from artists such as Ed Sheeran,

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and everything in between. As a keen snowboarder now living in Melbourne, Chris has made a few trips to the mountain in past years as well as working on the mountain for the whole season of 2018. Chris plans to continue playing regular shows in future years on the mountain as a solo artist and as part of Sun Salute. Check him out for some groovy jams and some great renditions of your favourite tunes!’ You can enjoy Chris’s talents at Happy Harvey Hour at Falls Creek Hotel this Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm. Be there! •

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fter years of working with bands from Africa to the Middle East and honing his reggae, ska and mento expertise, Nicky has drawn on his musical journeys and philosophies to produce his first ever solo work, Planet Juice. This collection captures songs that have been sitting in the bag for years to new tunes – freshly squeezed. His new work sees him getting back to his roots; spending more time on the drum kit on top of a kaleidoscope of other instruments including the ukulele, marimba and guitar. With a rich and exciting life so far, this album marks a new phase in Nicky’s musical journey, where the artist

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stands before the canvas, holding the brush alone. “It strangely took me a while to get started on these songs. I kept finding subconscious excuses to avoid the studio. Eventually I allowed myself to be vulnerable and feel the fear a little. It was the blessing the adventure needed. I now realise the possibilities are endless.” With a passion for culture and people, Nicky has travelled extensively, immersing himself in the music and culture of places such as Ethiopia, Morocco, Jamaica, Europe and his birthplace Malta. Consequently, the music produced by this peace-lovin’ troubadour is a melting pot of fun, adventure and exotic sounds of the people and places he loves. The live performance still holds sacred for Nicky who is eternally committed to creating a sense of community and unity whenever he plays. It is not uncommon for Nicky to go off on some magical tangent in order to really connect with an audience.

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Ed 13 * 30.08.19 * Kangaroo Hoppet Wrap. Aus Junior XC Sprint & Distance Champ.s. (C) Ed 14 * 06.09.19 * Mini Series #4. Summit Masters. Australian Juniors XC Wrap. (C) Ed 15 * 13.09.19 * Falls Freestyle Wrap. McKaos Lead Up, Summer in the Sun. (C) Ed 16 * 20.09.19 * The McKaos, Spring Activities, Summer Calendar. (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

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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 TWELVE


ALPINE RESPONSIBILITY CODE Flying by the seat of his pants is something Nicky welcomes. “I’m always aware of the active energy of a crowd. Believing in the moment and kind of steering that spontaneous beast can result in something really special. Absolute positive vibrations.” Nicky has built a solid reputation in the music industry via many projects including conducting the 30pce Melbourne Ska Orchestra to playing drums on John Butler’s award-winning ‘Sunrise over Sea’ to being the Artistic Producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria “Visible” project. Over the years he has formed and played with bands purely for the love of the music and the adventures they create. Some of these activities include: Touring extensively with the Bomba band (Reggae/Funk), Banana Oil (Jazz), Bustamento (Calypso/Mento) and The Truth (Funk). This week you can enjoy Nicky at Astra on Wednesday 28th at Astra and then on Friday 30th he will be with the full ‘Bustamento’ mob at the Frying Pan Inn. Plenty to enjoy in that little lot. •

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5. Observe and obey all signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails or runs.

egardless of how you enjoy your snow sport, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are inherent risks in all snow recreational activities that common sense, protective equipment and personal awareness can reduce. These risks include rapid changes in the weather, visibility and surface conditions, as well as natural and artificial hazards such as rocks, trees, stumps, vehicles, lift towers, snow fences and snowmaking equipment.

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Observe the Code and Share with others the Responsibility for a great experience 1. Know your ability and always stay in control and be able to stop and avoid other people or objects. It is your responsibility to stay in control on the ground and in the air. 2. Take lessons from professional instructors to learn and progress. 3. Use appropriate protective equipment to minimise the risk of injury. 4. Before using any lift you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

7. Do not stop where you are not clearly visible from above. Look uphill and give way to others when entering/exiting a trail or starting downhill. 8. Always ensure your equipment is in good condition and use suitable restraining devices to avoid runaway skiing/boarding equipment, even when riding chairlifts. 9. Do not ski, board, ride a lift or undertake any other alpine activity if your ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol. 10. If you are involved in, or witness an accident or collision, alert Ski Patrol, remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol. Know the code. It’s your responsibility. Failure to observe the code may result in cancellation of your ticket or pass by ski patrol or other authorised personnel. Respect gets respect - from the lift line, to the slopes, through the park and the resort. •

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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

FOR HIRE Three Tonne Tipper and mini Excavator. Ph: 0427 942 171.

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

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

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.

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. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AT FALLS CREEK Position available for reliable person to assist with scaffold construction in the resort area. No previous experience necessary. The applicant should be physically fit and have an ABN. Work will commence midOctober. Good wages and conditions. Please contact Barry on Mb: 0418 578 500. CLOTHING REPAIRS Call Marilyn Sparks, Mb: 0411 335 326. Also on Facebook private message.

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

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.

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.

LD’S HOME PET CARE Pet Care & Dog Walking. Ph: Lisa: 0407 541 695

COMPUTERS & SERVICE Custom built computers, Upgrades, parts, laptops, troubleshooting, virus removal, data recovery, back-ups. Ph: Michal Trnka 5754 4637 or Mb: 0417 163 601.

PAINTING SERVICES Interior/Exterior, Domestic/Commercial. Obligation Free Quotes. Quality & Service Guaranteed. KLM Alpine Painting Services, Ph: Laif 0437 023 921.

CAKE MAKING & DECORATING Elene Wood at www.studioecakes.com.au in Tawonga – for all occasions. Mb: 0409 673 192 or Em: studioecakestawonga@bigpond.com

ELECTRICAL All Electrical Services. Ph: 0418 698 491. Reg No: 7923.

PHYSIOTHERAPY Kiewa Valley Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy. 5A Hollonds St Mt Beauty. Out of hours and home visits available. HiCaps. Ph: 5754 1270.

BOWEN THERAPY & MASSAGE Tawonga South. Ph: Heather 0428 993 125.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Altitude Electrical - no job too big or small. Domestic, commercial & industrial. Contact Ben Svarc 0419 801 109.

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.

BUILDING & ELECTRICAL Duggan & Hanlon, your complete building service, please call Justin on 0458 220 879. CIVIL CELEBRANT - HEATHER MULL Quality Ceremonies - All Types. Mb: 0428 993 125. www.celebrant-ne-vic.com.au SPORTS MASSAGE Book online. impactmassage.com.au

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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.

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WHATS ON Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Saturdays. Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118.

23rd - 25th David Rosendale Photography Exhibition. The Boardroom at QT Friday 6pm – 8pm. Sat & Sun 10am – 8pm. Em: info@davidrosendale.com.au. 24th

TDFNL Qualifying Final. Venue TBC.

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All In Slope-style. 9am – 2pm. Ruined Castle Terrain Park. Falls Creek’s home-grown Slopestyle Event. Ph: 03 5758 1026.

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Falls Creek Nordic Bowl. 9:30am: Kangaroo Hoppet, 42km. 9:40am. Australian Birkebeiner, 21km. 9:50am. Joey Hoppet, 7km. Contact the Race Secretary: 03 5754 1045.

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TDFNL Elimination Final. Venue TBC.

29th

Rudi Pendl Night Race. 6pm on the Summit. In memory of an Austrian friend that embraced snow, dance, cooking and all of Falls Creek. Ph: 03 5758 1026.

31st

Australian Junior XC Sprint Championships. 9:30am Falls Creek Nordic Bowl. Ph: Ann 0427 006 246.

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TDFNL 2nd Semi Final. Venue TBC.

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Falls Creek Light the Night – Supporting the Leukaemia Foundation 5pm to 7pm Slalom Plaza. Ph: 03 5758 1200.

Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association Annual General Meeting. 7:30pm at the Auditorium at the Information Centre. All members should attend and other interested folk are welcome to hear what has been achieved in the last 12 months. For further detail, Email: kpike@westnet.com.au

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Mount Beauty Community Market, 9am – 1pm. Top end of Hollonds Street and Kiewa Crescent. You make it, you bake it, you grow it – you’re welcome! New stall holders welcome. Enquiries or to book a stall, phone Bev: 0419 289 672, or Em: bevbantick@gmail.com.

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Australian Junior XC Distance Championships 10am Falls Creek Nordic Bowl. Ph: Ann 0427 006 246. PROBUS Mount Beauty and U3A present: ‘Dementia Explained’ – a 1.5 hour presentation by Dementia Australia at 1:30pm at the Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Tawonga Crescent, Mount Beauty. Further details from: Mb: 0419 514 399.

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Regular Monthly Meeting of the Probus Club of Mount Beauty. 10am at the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre. Regular Guest speakers and plenty of healthy activities. All Welcome. Enquiries to: Mb: 0419 514 399.

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Regular Monthly Meeting of the UKV Community Association. 7:30pm in the Auditorium, beside the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre. All Welcome. For more info, phone: Mb: 0428 226 922.

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