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