Hol­i­day fun in alpine re­gion

Myrtleford Times - - Regional Extra -

WITH the school hol­i­days in full swing, there is still time to en­joy the fun of the snow sea­son in its clos­ing days.

At Falls Creek, Septem­ber 28 sees a host of school hol­i­day fun with Sponge­bob Squarepants and his friends as part of the Nick­elodeon Snow Cup, tak­ing place at Cloud 9 from mid­day.

The event will in­clude heaps of com­pet­i­tive events or you can also in­dulge your creative side and build a SnowBob.

Oc­to­ber 1 sees the Big Dig, an ex­cit­ing hunt for buried trea­sure with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties and prizes to be won.

Oc­to­ber 1 also sees the com­mence­ment of the 7 Peaks Run and 7 Peaks Alpine As­cent events, hap­pen­ing across the Alpine re­gion, where you can chal­lenge your­self by com­plet­ing var­i­ous run­ning and cycling routes over the next few months.

This week­end at Mt Buller, you can en­joy the Bangers ‘n’ Mash 2017 event.

It marks one of the last days in the sea­son with lots of mu­sic and a jam ses­sion in the Mt Buller Park.

If foot­ball is your style, you can cel­e­brate Grand Fi­nal Day at Mt Hotham venue The Gen­eral.

Mean­while, at Mt Buf­falo, snow cover is dis­ap­pear­ing fast in ex­posed ar­eas.

Dingo Dell has lim­ited to­bog­gan­ing but has sight­see­ing and snow play.

Cresta has a fair cover for to­bog­gan­ing and very good snow play and sight­see­ing.

The Horn Road has fair cross coun­try ski­ing.

Many of the walk­ing tracks on the plateau still have some snow on them.

Tracks like the Mono­lith and Gorge Her­itage Walk have had enough traf­fic to make them easy to fol­low.

Fa­cil­i­ties on the moun­tain in­clude a café and day shel­ter at Dingo Dell.

Keep an eye on snow cams and the web­site of your pre­ferred moun­tain, or ask your lo­cal ski hire busi­ness or tourism in­for­ma­tion cen­tre for in­for­ma­tion on cur­rent snow con­di­tions at re­sorts around the area.

For up to date in­for­ma­tion about what is hap­pen­ing at lo­cal moun­tains this win­ter, see: Falls Creek: www.ski­falls.com.au Mt Hotham: www.hotham.com.au Mt Buller: www.mt­buller.com.au Mt Buf­falo: park­web.vic.gov.au

PHOTO: Andrew Rail­ton / Mt Buller

SU­PER SPLASH: This com­peti­tor chan­nelled Bat­man while com­pet­ing in the fourth an­nual Na­tional Pond Skim Cham­pi­onships at Mt Buller last week­end. Skiers wore crazy cos­tumes and skimmed across a freez­ing pond dug deep into the snow on the Bourke Street ski run to the de­light of the cheer­ing crowd, and co­me­dian Pete Hel­liar was among the judges.

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