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FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST 2019

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Top: Light The Night this Saturday - raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Please join in! Pic - courtesy FCRM. Bottom Left: Wouldn’t you love to be here? Pic - Nathan Fenton, taken Thursday 22nd August 2019. Bottom Right: Kanagroo Hoppet leaders hard at it off Heathy Spur on lap 1. Pic - Ken Bell.


FROM THE CEO So Much To Enjoy!

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e’re in late August and the snow depth is smack on average for this time of year, with a little top up forecast ahead of this weekend, meanwhile the sun is contributing to some ripping goggle tans and any excuse for après is a good one! The resort has just hosted another successful Kangaroo Hoppet (congrats to all involved), even though the Europeans dominated the senior ranks (two of the Aussie ladies evened up the score in the main event), it was tremendous to see a very strong showing from the next gen of XC superstars in ‘the Birke’ and ‘the Joey.’

Good luck to all competitors. With home ground advantage (something Geelong have been robbed of ), let’s get behind our Falls Creek Race Club members and cheer the competitors on… and Go the Catters!

This Saturday night, the Leukaemia Foundation joins our community to shine lanterns of hope to cure leukaemia, CEO Stuart Smythe welcoming everyone to last year’s Light the Night for the lymphoma and Leukaemia Foundation. Pic – Courtesy FCRM myeloma. As part of the Thanks to everyone who has provided foundations series of Light the Night Walks, Well done to all and especially the positive feedback on the ‘Drop it Falls Creek adds snow and a slide down organising committee, the sponsors, the You’ll Drink It’ piece… it is great to Wombats Ramble to help raise much needed 150 volunteers and all who participated. see others appreciating the fragility of donations to fund blood cancer research to Diarise it now, that is the third weekend the environment we play in and the improve treatments and find cures. Join us in August (every year), because next year, consequences of not caring about how in Slalom Plaza on the evening of Saturday the Hoppet turns 30!... Rumours are very actions have consequences. August 31st…more details here: https://www. strong that the RMB will have a Board vs. fallscreek.com.au/listing/falls-creek-light-theManagement challenge. To paraphrase a great Gandhi quote (or the night-falls-creek/ Margaret Thatcher version)… ‘Your actions This weekend in Falls Creek, it’s the become your habits, your habits become downhill young gun speed demons who Want to know what else is on this week, read your values, your values become your get the opportunity to shine with the SSA it here: http://www.fallscreek.com.au/eventdestiny’… let’s not leave a legacy of failing National Children’s Championships. search/ to care for our environment and make some very simple small changes to actions OPENING HOURS and habits. Otherwise, the butterfly effect of this complacency will create the next 12noon – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday generations’ tsunami. Volunteers Needed Ph: Margy 03 5758 1200 On that note, Falls Creek Resort is doing its Panabode Building, Slalom Street, Falls Creek bit… as at the end of June, the Resort has Map Ref: E4. Look for the Harvey Kat. reached a new significant milestone with For Further Information: respect to its recycling and landfill diversion Wb: www.fallscreekmuseum.com.au rate. We’ve hit 50%... that’s right - in fact Em: info@fallscreekmuseum.com.au 50.25% diverted from landfill… Thanks to Fb: facebook.com/fallscreekmuseum all who’ve joined the program. There’s a lot Ph: 03 5758 1200 more we can do… watch this space.

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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 Finally, I’d like to take the opportunity to farewell Sharon Raguse, the outgoing GM of Falls Creek Ski Lifts. Sharon has made a significant contribution to the resort in her time at Falls Creek. Sharon, Matt, Harry and Joe (the family dog) immediately became valued members of the community and year round residents. Sharon took control of the Lift Company at an extraordinary time following the loss of one of its longest serving senior executives, Lyn Gibbs. The void left by Lyn’s passing was felt in many ways across the resort. To Sharon and her team’s credit facilitating this transition and doing so in one of the busiest seasons on record was testament to Sharon’s leadership and guidance. On behalf of the resort Board, management, stakeholders and our guests, we thank you and wish you and the family all the very best with your future endeavours. We look forward to seeing you out there on the slopes, getting a few turns over the next few weeks and in the years to come, here at Falls Creek.

Foodie Tip of the Week: x2 – BE Foodstore: Get your Japow fix with the Karage chicken (as good as Japan) and the Katsu Sando (Pork Cutlet Sandwich – sans the crust)…very authentic and delicious… washed down with a Beechworth Pale Ale (FYI – their breakfasts are awesome too!); The Chophouse: Meat, Meat and More meat…tho the Chicken Wings (boom) – best I’ve had on the hill!, plus Jalapeno

Croquets, double helping of corn bread and the roast corn strips to start, followed with Brisket, Ribs, Macaroni Cheese, Mashed Spuds… (note; party of 8!!!). Full as a sumo’s mawashi belt. To book both: http:// www.fallscreek.com.au/dining/ Now get out there and work on that goggle tan. • Stuart Smythe, CEO Falls Creek Resort Management

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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


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he regular DWA Sit Ski Camp was held last weekend and with the camp, DWA hosted OAPL, a company that provides innovative orthotic and prosthetic services to Australia and who assist DWA. The Sit Ski Camp provided DWA members the opportunity to Sit Ski, Ski, or Ride independently with their families and with guides. This was nine year old Molly’s first time at Falls Creek with her family including mum and dad Emily and Greg and her brother Jack. With DWA guide Jane as the primary guide Molly continuously wanted to be on the mountain and threw her hands in the air with great joy when the chairlift brought them to the top of all the runs. Greg stated, “it was the first time as a family we could do an activity together and all could enjoy it.”

Harry could also be seen down Drovers mastering straight skis (parallel) with DWA guides Hagan and Mel. With steady progression Harry started to develop parallel turns and when Sally his mother caught up with him for a ski on Sunday, Sally mentioned that DWA had turned Harry into a racing skier. OAPL came to Falls Creek in support and in partnership with DWA. OAPL staff were eligible to attend based on a previous experience with volunteering. The aim for the camp was to allow OAPL staff to interact with individuals with disability and the people who support them outside of the clinical setting. Here are some of the comments made from the OAPL group that indicated what the weekend meant to them. • “Thanks, DWA for an amazing weekend. It was amazing to see the passion and dedication that DWA has for all its participants. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to have experienced the snow for the first time with such caring and compassionate people.”

Mark Sawyer and guides supporting Falls Creek fist-timer Molly on her single ski sit ski. Pic – Courtesy DWA

• “It was such an amazing experience. Highlight for me was meeting the families and the participants and seeing how much they enjoyed the snow.” Rebecca Marshall; Queensland Practice Manager. • “It was great to get a better understanding of how DWA camps work and getting to mix in with the guides and participants.” • “I had a fantastic time and I am glad I went. For me going down in a sit ski was amazing - it was the closest thing I could get to skiing myself. Everyone is so inspirational. It has made me more aware of how to treat someone with a disability.”

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COMFORTABLE SKIING What the Foot?

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ike us grown-ups, the foot has a job to do. Unlike all of us, it’s a damn important job. It holds us up, walks over rough surfaces, has 26 tiny bones and 13 joints that hold the weight of our body plus the extra forces (three to five times the body weight!) put through it when walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, dancing and skiing. And yet it is also sensitive enough to feel a tiny grain of sand between our toes. Astounding. Leonardo Da Vinci said, “the human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” and I absolutely agree. It is amazing, and yet so often we take for granted what it does for us… until it gets sore. Then we freak out about why it’s sore and isn’t working properly. When really, we should just be amazed it can do its usual feats of brilliance without issues! The human foot is designed for standing, walking and running. But sometimes the loads we’re wanting to put through it can be more than what it’s ready for. When we start running and get sore feet because we’ve increased the load on the foot faster than it can adapt to the changes, we look at reducing these loads with strengthening, stretches or maybe orthotics (and usually better footwear).

mechanical function means there is a limit to the absolute understanding of it by humans and it is constantly debated amongst academics and clinicians. When it comes to skiing, the foot was absolutely not designed to be in a ski boot (a honking, great plastic box) or be in the same position all day. The foot is designed to move, to conform, to flex and stretch yet a ski boot prevents these natural motions. In a ski boot the foot needs some extra help to support the crazy forces that we’re putting through it. The foot needs to be able to allow for pronation (rolling in of the ankle and midfoot) to initiate turns and absorb shock. It also needs to be able to supinate (rolling out) to create a rigid platform with which to hold an edge and go through the middle and end of a turn. And every movement you make, you want it to translate into the ski to control your skiing. So much movement, yet so little space!

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Therefore, the first port of call to resolve most ski boot issues is an appropriate ski orthotic. They independently fix half of the problems that pop up and keep the foot stable and secure so the rest of the issues can then be dealt with. Ski orthotics disperse pressure evenly across the bottom of the foot to prevent burning spots, they support and align to prevent muscle fatigue, and improve translation of your movements into the boot and ski with less energy loss. So, whatever the issue or injury, a thorough understanding of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the foot is mandatory for those attending to your ski boots. • Krista Sturday, Podiatrist and Bootfitter at Ortho Ski

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RACE CLUB NEWS Great Results

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t has been a hugely busy month with multiple competitive events on at home here in Falls and away at other mountains. So this week’s article is a bit of a recap of event results to congratulate & celebrate the athletes who competed. The ASSSTC (Australian Secondary Schools Snowsports Team Championships… that’s a long one!) event was held over several days at the start of August and involved cross-country, ski & boarder cross and GS events. Congratulations to Cody Allport for coming second in the Men’s Ski GS division on 8 August. The Rails Under The Lights event was held on Friday 9th August. Race Clubbers Tom Breen & Jasper Wong placed first and second respectively in the Male Grom Ski category. Woohoo!

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And then we come to the Victorian Interschools competition. I always think Interschools is it’s own very ‘special’ experience: 6am starts so kids can slip a course at 7:30am, lots of standing round getting cold feet in between your kid’s first and second run, skiing or boarding around after your kids with a backpack loaded with snacks, keep warm jackets, hand warmers and spare gloves, trying to keep them motivated when it’s (often) a white out and drizzling and - at the top of the hit parade trying to get kids changed out of race suits (which requires the removal of boots) and back into the usual snow pants & jackets in a random toilet somewhere while people are queuing for the loo….so much fun!! I was at Buller for two days with my kids and during that time my cold little heart crystallised with pride as I saw Race Clubbers from Falls Creek Primary School, the Falls Creek Alpine Academy and ten’s of different primary and high schools all cheering each other on and supporting each other. It was beautiful to witness the kids and parents in our Race Club community interacting so positively and supportively during Interschools; even when in direct

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competition against each other we are able to encourage and cheer on our friends. Well done everyone who took part in Vic Interschools and big congratulations to all the kids who made it through to National Interschools. I’ve said it before and will no doubt say it again after this; not everyone who competes can make it through to the final round or onto the podium. But we are proud as punch of all of our Race Club kids who took part. In any competition the hard part is learning to fail, and afterwards to get back out there again and keep competing until you do succeed. Congratulations to the following Race Club Kids (and their amazingly supportive parents who also deserve a medal for their efforts) who made it onto the podium. Hopefully I haven’t left anyone out! • Mackenzie Whiteley Individual & Team Gold Div. 2 Alpine, Team Silver Div. 2 Ski Cross. • James Houghton Individual & Team Bronze Div. 2 Alpine, Team Bronze Div. 2 Ski Cross. • Edward Wilkinson Team Silver Div. 2 Alpine. • Maddie Hooker Individual Gold, & Team Silver Div. 2 Ski Cross. • Archie Shaw

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RACE CLUB NEWS • Sebastian Whiteley Individual Silver Div. 3 Alpine, Individual Bronze Div. 3 Ski Cross. • Lachlan Houghton Team Gold Div. 3 Alpine, Team Silver Div. 3 Ski Cross. • Hamish Wilkinson Team Bronze Div. 3 Alpine, Team Bronze Div. 3 Ski Cross. • Ben Weir Team Bronze Div. 4 Snowboard Cross. • Archie Gould Individual Gold Div. 5 Alpine , Team Silver Div. 5 Ski Cross. • Archer Buscombe Team Gold Div. 5 Alpine. • Jasper Wong Individual Silver, Div. 5 Moguls. • Jasper Wong, Darcy Moon & Hamish Pringle - Team Silver Div. 5 Moguls. • Eric Wang Team Silver Div. 5 Ski Cross.

& 42km races for the shear joy of doing it. Congratulations to Race Clubbers Ben Weir & Darcy Moon who joined their Falls Creek Primary School mates Beau, Evie, and Tully to make a team and brought home the Primary School Trophy for the fastest mixed team. Well done! Falls Creek also hosted their Big Air & Slopestyle competitions on Saturday 24th August. In both the Big Air & Slopestyle competitions Jasper Wong came second in the Grom Male Ski category. Woohoo! Jasper you are killing it this season! That’s all for now. We have the SSA Children’s Carnival coming up this weekend. It is a fantastic event run over three days for our U14 and U16 athletes and is very exciting to watch. Additionally the U8, U10 & U12’s have a fun Agility Race against our closest rival Hotham Race Club on Friday. These two events will keep our kids and us all busy. Good luck everyone and hopefully see you out there on the slopes. Cheers! • Nyree Fiddes - Falls Creek Race Club

• Coco Thomas Individual Silver Div. 6 Alpine. • Tiger Ashton Individual Gold Div. 6 Alpine GS & Team Silver Div. 6 Alpine GS. • Axel Ashton Team Silver Div. 6 Alpine GS. • Louis Sanderson Individual Bronze Div. 6 Alpine GS. And special congratulations to the Falls Creek Primary School team, which finished in 3rd place overall. For a small team of only 11 competitors this year, it is a great result. The Kangaroo Hoppet took place on Saturday 24 August with great fanfare and fantastic organisation as always. Lots of Club members took part in the 7km, 21km

Our fabulous Race Club kids having fun! Pic - courtesy Nyree Fiddes.

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CROSS COUNTRY NEWS Another Excellent Hoppet

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ast Saturday, 24th August, Valerio Leccardi of Switzerland and Iris Pessey of France took out the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet Men’s and Women’s titles for 2019! Valerio made it his 5th Kangaroo Hoppet title and sets the record for most individual victories on this stage. Iris Pessey won for her first time, beating a third place in 2017 and a second in 2018. Perhaps all the World Cup in Mountain Running did the trick. Over 1,100 competitors from 25 countries took part in the 29th running of this fantastic international cross country skiing event.

Conditions were clear, sunny, but windy. The track was firm and fast and set over a full length Hoppet course. Leccardi set the pace early on, leading an elite pack which slowly diminished as the race unfolded. A group of six skiers including Leccardi, Swiss comrade Fabian Schaad, a triple Italian contingent of Giacomo Gabrielli, Enrico Nizzi and Mattia Armellini, and a four time runner up and Mount Beauty local boy Phil Bellingham broke away from a strong international field as the skiers left Sun Valley after 6km. The three Italian men had spent a bit of time being tourists in Melbourne before heading up to compete. Potentially too many pizzas in Carlton meant after a series of attacks, only Gabrielli was able to hang on to the Swiss athletes Schaad and Leccardi. Leccardi increased the pressure over the final 10km finally breaking Gabrielli and making a small gap over Schaad, going on

to win from his Swiss companion by only five seconds with Gabrielli rounding out an international podium a further 1 min 34 sec back. Bellingham finished strong in fourth place ahead of Nizzi and Armellini. Valerio Leccardi, a 2010 Olympian, now Mount Beauty local and National Team Head Coach said after the race, “I am very happy to win my 5th Hoppet in such good conditions at Falls Creek.” He then added “it was tough to get away in the fast snow, so I had to use my experience to manage my moves on the course.” In the Women’s field another strong pack skied together before Pessey was able to utilise her marathon experience over the top of the course into the windy sections. Pessey was able to break the chase pack of local skiers Casey Wright and Aimee Watson and create a comfortable gap as the skiers started the final 16km loop. With Wright and Watson sharing the load into the wind, Pessey did well to maintain her lead through

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THE 2019 COUNTRY HOPPET DOZEN CROSS NEWS the middle of the race. It was Pessey’s first win in the event and the first French skier to claim the title in the 29-year history of the event. Watson was able to slowly create a gap from Wright towards the end of the event. Kat Paul skied well into fourth, with Sarah Slattery claiming 5th. After the race Iris Pessey said “I have been training at Falls during the Australian Winter for three years and it was a strong goal of mine to win this event in 2019. It has been great training on the trails at Falls Creek in the lead up to the event and we are looking forward to great snow and trails.” A huge thankyou to all of the 150 Volunteers as well as Race Director Ben Derrick for putting on an excellent event. Thank you also to AGL for sponsoring the event as well as Falls Creek Alpine Resort for promoting and celebrating the great sport of Cross Country Skiing. National Championships Recap The weekend before the Hoppet (16 and 17th August) were Round Two of the Australian National Cross Country Skiing Championships and the second weekend of the Aus/NZ Continental Cup, with the Winner of the AUS/NZ Continental Cup awarded extra World Cup starts and funding. Before the weekend, Phillip Bellingham of Bogong Village was ahead with 200 points followed by Seve de Campo on 160. With Kat Paul and Casey Wright even on 180 points each in the Woman’s field before the weekend. Saturday the 16th brought a Freestyle Sprint in a rare case of perfect weather in Perisher (if you know,

you know). Casey Wright won the prologue four seconds ahead of Kat Paul and Swiss Skier Lauro Brandli took the prologue time ahead of Phil Bellingham by one second. It was a different story in both cases though with the sprint title being taken by the ‘underdogs.’ Kat Paul narrowly held off a late surge from Casey Wright in the final to hang on by less than a boot length. Phil Bellingham, as he has done time and time again, flew past everyone on the last hill on the Perisher sprint course to take the gold. The weather held out for the racing again on Sunday with a shirtless sunny day. The women raced around a hilly 5km course with the Men doing two of those to be a 10km, in Classic style. It was fairly close again in the Women’s field with Casey Wright showing good distance form this season taking home the choccies, thirty seconds ahead of a dogged Kat Paul, young gun Zana Evans rounded out the podium with a strong ski. Wow, she reminds me of her father. In the Men’s field, it was again close. Master-blaster Phil Bellingham got a good start to lead second placed Seve de Campo with 15 seconds after the first lap and finished 17seconds ahead. Mark Pollock pulled out a promising result coming in just under a minute behind Phil in a 33minute long race. Mark raced without a top on. Overall a great weekend of racing and applying klister. Good luck to those going and competing in the rest of Aus/ NZ Continental Cup in Snow Farm New Zealand, try not to get distracted by all the sheep. • Seve de Campo.

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AGL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS A Valuable Reward

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he 2019 Kangaroo Hoppet attracted over 1100 skiers from 25 nations to Falls Creek to take part in the southern hemisphere’s largest annual international ski festival. With three events covering 42km, 21km and 7km, the Hoppet festival gives skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in their event of choice. Eight AGL Scholarships are awarded at the Kangaroo Hoppet to the first Australian man and woman in the following categories. First Australian man and woman

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in the 42km main event of the Kangaroo Hoppet, the first U23 man and woman in the 21km event, and the first U18 and U14 boy and girl in the 7km. “We recognise that participating in top flight sport comes at a financial cost, which is why we created these scholarships AGL scholarship winners (from L to R): Phil Bellingham, Aimee Watson, Damika that provide funds Morton, Bentley Walker-Broose, Zana Evans, Ella Jackson, Isaac Spring, John Mordes. for our younger Pic – Mike @ Top Shots developing skiers to assist with training decade, from past Olympians down to and development and, for our elite skiers, the developing skiers coming through our to offer a reward for the immense effort pathway programs. Support from AGL, and dedication needed for these athletes not just to stage the event, but to also to reach the top of their field.” said Simon develop and grow our sport is a wonderful Kelley, AGL Head of Renewables. contribution to what is for so many people Ben Derrick, Kangaroo Hoppet Race a lifetime sporting and recreational activity.” Director and Ski and Snowboard Australia Kangaroo Hoppet – First Australians: Phil XC Chair, praised the generous offer from Bellingham and Aimee Watson. AGL. “These scholarships represent the great community spirit from AGL that Australian Birkebeiner – First Australians has been genuinely appreciated by many U23: Bentley Walker-Broose and Ella of our skiing community over the last Jackson.

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THE ASSST 2019CHAMPIONSHIPS HOPPET DOZEN Mount Beauty Wins

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ount Beauty Secondary College competed exceptionally well in can only be described as trying conditions to take out first place in this year Australian Secondary Schools Snowsports Team Championships. Due to limited snow at the beginning of the week, the skier and boarder cross was held at Ruined Castle on a flat course. The blizzard conditions couldn’t hamper the team spirit and Cody Allport, Rhys Cook and Connor Deane achieved the three fastest boys’ times on the course, taking out the Boy’s Skier Cross honours for the school. Day two saw further strong winds which meant the Giant Slalom events where relocated to NASTAR on a tight course. The relentless snow made for good skiing conditions but a ‘not so ideal’ race course. Cody and Rhys again took out the boys skiing honours for the school and Jonah Cosgriff and Kobe Bell’s times gave the school a second place in the snowboarding. Ayla Armitage and Emma Edward’s combined times also earned a second place in girls snowboarding. Waking up on the final day at Howman’s Gap to a storm total of 90cm of fresh new snow created some logistical challenges. After digging out the school bus, the school was further delayed when two busses became stuck on the driveway out of Howman’s Gap, leaving the team to hitch-hike up the hill. Most of the team made it to the Nordic Bowl, which couldn’t be said for all schools, including our arch rival Snowy Mountains Grammar School who were snowed in.

The school achieved a clean sweep in the cross country events. On a very slow course, Accacia Benne-Keble, Hannah Gray & Ayla Armitage won the girls skate relay, Tommi Sylvester, Ash Forrer & Rhys Cook won the boys skate relay and Cody, Jonah and Flynn Eriksson won the reserve skate relay. Tommi and Ayla won the classic events. Other notable contributions to the team were made by Clare Bowring, Amali Keogh, Logan Dickson and Harry Derrick. Well done to the whole team, the Australian champions! Thanks to all the staff and parents involved, especially the rescue party who came to collect the team when the bus became incapacitated due to snow related complications. •

Trying Conditions… Yep, very trying conditions – but a great team spirit! Pic Courtesy MBSC.

Our very happy and very successful Mount Beauty Secondary School Snowsports Team. Pic – Courtesy the MBSC.

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hat’s your local Falls Creek CFA been up to recently? Preparedness and prevention is what your local Falls Creek CFA places great emphasis on. During the snow season, the Falls Creek village transforms into a unique place to live, reside, work and holiday. However in this unique environment, there is an increase in seasonal population and complexity, resulting in heightened risks and consequences of emergencies. Here is a recap of the dedicated work that your local CFA firefighters have been conducting to support themselves being prepared and ready in the event that they need to ensure the safety of our community: Fire Warden Information Breakfast: conducted on June 5th, this covered the roles and responsibilities of fire wardens. Thanks to Barry and the team from Elk @ Falls for their hospitality and use of venue. Fire warden and evacuation training for

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to emergency management between CFA, FCSL, VicPol, AV, FCSP, SES, FCMC and FCRM. The application of practical skills, as well as emergency management team discussion, ensured that chairlift rescue procedures and processes are coordinated, effective and efficient in the event they are required. Thanks to all the agencies that came together to work through this scenario.

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metres so far this week and the conditions Falls CreektoPrimary School visit: At the are perfect ‘keep on pumping!’ end of July, CFA joined VicPol, FCSP and Falls Museum ATS Creek to conduct an emergency services and operations team to the FallsofCreek To maximise yourvisit appreciation the Primary School. This provided school resort, a visit to the museum is the a must. students with reminders on how to be safe Open from 12noon until 4pm on both within Falls Creek. Thanks to the Helen, the Saturday and Sunday, the museum is teachers and students for their inquisitive fantastic. There are many relics and some questions great films(and fromstatements?!). many days back and it presents a fantastic insight into how our Structure Fire Exercise: With a simulated village grew. fire reported at the end of Telemark Street, CFA conducted a ‘mock’ the Speaking of museum, theresponse historicaltosociety external rear of The Man building. This – and in particular one Karen Smythe – provided realistic scenario for firefighters has done aa fabulous job of putting this to practise fundamental firefighting skills, as museum together. But, during winter, well as exposure to the dynamic initial stages many of the Historical Society members and actions required during structure fire are flat out working their ‘normal’ jobs. emergencies. Thanks to Bodean, Josh and Therefore we are looking for volunteers The Man staff for providing this training who would love the opportunity to spend environment for CFA. some time staffing the museum to keep itKitchen open soFire thatand people can take advantage Evacuation Session: of the fabulous collection of14th material and Conducted on Wednesday August, videos. As anprovided opportunity to learn about this session an opportunity our resort and itstohistory, for stakeholders visuallyvolunteering experience ain the museum is gold! Phone 03 5758 1200 kitchen fire and an evacuation. This was ifimportant you are interested. for both owners and managers, to hear information about kitchen fires and Village Get-Together assess their own safe practices, and those of You invited to the 5th accommodated. Annual “Falls theirare guests or staff being WINTER EDITION SEVENTEEN Creek Meeting” 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday The session provided consistent advice on 9th June 2019 at Elk. Drinks at safety. bar prices. alpine lodge evacuation and fire AD PROOF Nibbles provided. Thanks to Martin, Genevieve and the Nelse Lodge team for their hospitality and This is not really a meeting, it’s more about use of venue. And also April Padbury and meeting others and catching up with old CFA Community Safety and Media for friends and kicking off the new season with involvement. a bang! (read hangover). Meet Resort Management CEO Stuart Smythe and Falls Creek Ski Lifts GM Sharon Raguse and get an update on preparation for the upcoming Winter.

QUEEN’S WEEKEND COUNTRY THE BIRTHDAY 2019FIRE HOPPET AUTHORITY DOZEN Finally, I would like to acknowledge the volunteer firefighters that make up Falls Creek CFA. This team of locals and seasonal workers have a broad range of skills and are dedicated to serving your community, giving up their time, to protect life and property in Falls Creek. For more information, check out CFA’s complete home fire safety check list at: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/ plan-prepare/home-fireSome of our most important people are already out on safety-checklist

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total of over 40km of trails. This has led to lots of fun for locals and adds amenity and attraction for visitors. 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. A comprehensive suite of events makes summer in Falls Creek a nice time to be here. The Dragon Boat festival; the Alpine Challenge; the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, the World’s Longest Lunch and the Trails Tales and Tucker guided walks and lunch are highlights of the summer - as are the 12°C cooler temperatures on those stinking 40°C summer days in the city. At $425,000 this unit is well worth an inspection. Contact Ted Weeks at Falls Creek Real Estate on Mb: 0456 022 211. •

An interesting feature for an owner that may wish to occupy full-time or in the summer months is that there is an open fireplace, which is a rarity at Falls Creek. As well as this, the property is dog-friendly. The apartment features polished floorboards throughout and high cathedral ceilings in the upstairs area. Located just off Ory’s Home Trail, it is true ski-in ski-out and it also has the easiest access to the Nordic Ski Trail of any property in Falls Creek. A shuttle bus stops right out the front and there is off-street parking over summer. There are excellent restaurants and cafes close by. The body corporate charges are only $8003 per annum and there is efficient hydronic heating throughout the apartment. Works for the new lease have been completed. The property is currently managed by Mountain Multiservice, the largest booking and management company at Falls Creek and shows good rental return. As an all-year-round resort and holiday destination, Falls Creek has a lot to offer. World class mountain bike trails have been constructed in the resort adding up to a

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he Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association invites you to join them for their Annual General Meeting.

This is scheduled for 7:30pm on Thursday, September 5th at the AUDITORIUM at the Visitor Information Centre. All members are welcome but we would also welcome anyone who would like to hear what we have achieved in the last year and what our plans are for the next year. When you hear what we have achieved you may consider becoming a new member and bringing forward further suggestions for community improvements. For further detail, Email: kpike@westnet.com.au. •

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When: Monday 2nd September, 1:30pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Where: Mount Beauty Senior Citizens Hall, Tawonga Crescent, Mount Beauty The presentation will be given by experts from Dementia Australia and will provide an introduction to dementia including the different types of dementia. It will cover: • Planning ahead. • Diagnosis. • How to support someone living with dementia. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits will be available for those arriving early This session is supported by Alpine U3A, Probus Club of Mount Beauty Inc. & The Senior Citizens of Mount Beauty Inc. Further details from: David Wood, Ph: 0419 514 399 or Email: dgwood4@ bigpond.com. •

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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 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

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. 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.

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.

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.

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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. SOLAR-POWERED SKYLIGHTS A unique and locally developed product supplied and installed by a fully qualified electrician. Available for all other electrical work. Reg No 20917. Phone Mal: 0419 884 668 CAKE MAKING & DECORATING Elene Wood at www.studioecakes.com.au in Tawonga – for all occasions. Mb: 0409 673 192 or Em: studioecakestawonga@bigpond.com BOWEN THERAPY & MASSAGE Tawonga South. Ph: Heather 0428 993 125. 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 AUGUST Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Saturdays. Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118. 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.

Australian Junior XC Distance Championships 10am Falls Creek Nordic Bowl. Ph: Ann 0427 006 246.

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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. Refer write-up on page 15 of this paper. Further details from: Mb: 0419 514 399.

3rd – 8th Gay Ski Week Australia. Australia’s only national Pride event: frosty, fun and fabulous. Would you like to play at Australia’s biggest alpine party? www.pointsofdifference.com or phone: 1300 990 390. 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 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

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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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Documentary Movie ‘The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami who started it all!’ at the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre. Two Sessions: 1pm and 6:30pm. Cost: $10 per person. Also features a special introduction by Bhakta Das, who will also answer questions after the documentary. Bookings Essential. Ph: 03 5754 1166.

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Regular Monthly Meeting of the Mount Beauty Diabetes Support Group. 10am Lakeside Community Centre. All Welcome. Ph: 0427 544 824.

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