Green power back at Mt Stirling
HYDROELECTRIC power is returning to Telephone Box Junction (TBJ) after a tenyear absence. Burnt out in the 2006-7 Alpine Park wild fire, the resort has had to rely on a diesel-powered generator for its electricity requirements.
Thanks to a government environmental grant and hard work from the Resort Management Board, a new hydro electricity plant, complete with battery back-up, is nearing completion for a pre winter start-up and will see the entire electrical requirements of the resort fuelled by the new hydro plant.
Mt Stirling also has some extremely affordable family deals on offer this winter.
Saturday for Kids – ages 6 to 14, every Saturday $60, 10am start and will include a full day of ski hire, ski instruction, supervised games and tobogganing. Saturday Afternoon Guided Snow Shoe Tour - $45 which includes snowshoe hire Saturday 1pm - 4 pm.
Sunday Experience Guided Ski Tour - $40 or $90 with ski hire and includes a full day of ski instruction and guiding from a professional ski instructor. Every Sunday commencing at 10am - 4pm. Junior Race Squad – Juniors aged 12 to 18, $40 per session, starting at 1pm on Saturdays. The junior squad is coached by internationally acclaimed cross country ski racers from Estonia and covers everything from training, ski technique, race tactics, ski tuning & waxing. School Holiday Family Camp – Adults $295, children $175. Full board is provided along with accommodation, professional guide and ski instruction. This unique camp will run from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 9. XC ski hire will be available on the mountain if required with a 10 per cent discount.
◆ CROSS COUNTRY: Mt Stirling is the perfect place for the keen XC skier to test their ability.