Let the laser games begin this winter
THERE’S a new game in town.
Alpine Laser Skirmish will be based at Wire Plain this winter as the latest offering from the team that also runs Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours.
In t wo teams of three, players are kitted up with laser guns and a headset, dressed in camouflage gear and let l oose i n an area with obstacles, barriers and “hidey holes” all under the supervision of a master controller.
It’s the Hunger Games without the obvious consequences.
Jake Greaves said it was an idea that continues to grow.
“Initially we were looking at paint ball but we wanted something that was family friendly and didn’t affect the snow,” he said.
“This was perfect and the reception we have had from people has been incredible – we have had families with kids as young as seven and eight, right through to businesses looking to do team building.
“There are no projectiles and the infra-red laser is no different to your television remote.
“At present we have six sets of equipment but given the level of interest we are looking to expand to 10 from the July school holidays.”
Greaves said they would be ready to go from opening weekend.
“This is the first of its kind in Australia in the snow,” he said.
“The equipment itself was developed by a Brisbane firm but it has been tested in Norway in sub-zero temperatures so there is no issue there.
“This is our third season back at Dinner Plain and Mt Hotham and we just saw an opportunity to add to the experience at Wire Plain that already includes the kids snow mobiles and the toboggan slope.
“The plan is we will have wooden obstacles as well as snow banks and holes for hiding and that will all be developed during the course of the winter and continue to change with the seasons – the idea is that we run this through summer as well.”
Alpine Laser Skirmish will run from 9am to 4pm each day and bookings can be made on 0488 040 308.