Busy time in the moun­tains

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - REGIONAL EXTRA -

WITH the snow sea­son hit­ting its stride, there is so much to see and do in our alpine ar­eas.

This Fri­day at Falls Creek will see the Ros­sig­nol Chil­dren’s Cup, fol­lowed closely by the Cranky Char­lie Cup, which give skiers of all ages a chance to test out their skills on the moun­tain’s race course.

This Satur­day, July 14, will also see the King of the Moun­tain event on Falls Creek, which is the fi­nal race in the Snowracer se­ries.

If you’ve al­ways wanted to learn more about snows­port, check out the Snows­ports In­dus­try of Aus­tralia Demo Days at Falls Creek on Satur­day and Sun­day, or cheer on some tal­ented young­sters a the South Aus­tralian In­ter­schools Snows­port Cham­pi­onships this Sun­day.

Over at Mt Hotham, you can en­joy the Le­goland® Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre Mel­bourne, which runs un­til July 17, or check out the In­ter­schools Train­ing and Trial Se­ries through­out this week­end, which are fo­cused on moguls and gi­ant slalom rac­ing.

Mean­while, Mt Buller will host their sec­ond Snowracer event this Satur­day, and the moun­tain will host the South Aus­tralian Schools Snows­ports on July 18.

Mt Buf­falo con­tin­ues to be a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for vis­i­tors, par­tic­u­larly over school hol­i­days, and park staff said that be­cause of the chance of rapidly chang­ing weather con­di­tions, mo­torists should al­ways carry chains to be ready to fit them when di­rected.

See the Parks Vic­to­ria snow re­ports out­lin­ing con­di­tions and chain re­quire­ments at ski hires in the val­ley be­low and also on the Mount Buf­falo Ski School Face­book page.

What­ever moun­tain you’re vis­it­ing, keep an eye on snow cams or ask at your lo­cal ski hire busi­ness or tourism in­for­ma­tion cen­tre to find out cur­rent snow lev­els, snow chain fit­ting ad­vice, and weather at re­sorts around the area.

PHOTO: Chris Hock­ing

◆ ON THE SLOPES: Drew Jolow­icz from Bright en­joys fresh pow­der at Hotham af­ter a chilly mi­nus 6C morn­ing.

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