Sea­son gets into full swing

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Regionalextra -

THERE is more and more to be ex­plored when you visit the North East’s snow re­sorts this week.

Falls Creek, today hosts Bur­ton’s 40 Years For­ward event, hon­our­ing the past and cel­e­brat­ing the fu­ture of the iconic snow brand.

The event will see fun, rac­ing and apres ski events.

This week­end at Falls Creek will also see the Fast and Fe­male event at the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl on July 1, set to fea­ture some of Aus­tralia’s best fe­male skiers.

The Birke­beiner Clas­sic on July 2 show­cases the best of clas­sic ski rac­ing and fea­tures three dif­fer­ent dis­tances – 10, 5 and 2.5km.

Mean­while, at Mt Hotham, Harry the Snow­dragon’s Birth­day Party will take place on July 5, with lots of fun for fam­i­lies at the Big D at Mt Hotham.

On Thurs­day, July 29, Mt Buller will host the Petit Miam Kids’ Race, which fea­tures chil­dren booked into Bun­yip and Buller Kids Thurs­day lessons. The race takes place weekly.

July 5 will see a screen­ing of Tight Loose, a film show­cas­ing the work of sports doc­u­men­tary mak­ers TGR.

The film por­trays ath­letes from In­dia to Alaska among some of the most spec­tac­u­lar des­ti­na­tions on earth.

While snow has not yet ap­peared at Mt Buf­falo, dur­ing the snowy months, the moun­tain caters for snow play, to­bog­gan­ing, snow­shoe­ing and cross coun­try ski­ing and dur­ing win­ter, has ar­eas of snow at Dingo Dell and Cresta Val­ley to en­joy, as well as un­groomed cross coun­try ski­ing trails.

There is also a a café and day shel­ter at Dingo Dell.

Keep an eye on snow cams, in­clud­ing www.mt­buf­falo­cam.com.au, or ask at your lo­cal ski hire busi­ness or tourism in­for­ma­tion cen­tre to find out cur­rent snow lev­els at Mt Buf­falo, and at other 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: Karl Gray

GREAT FUN: Many peo­ple have been en­joy­ing the snow on Mt Hotham re­cently.

COLD SNAP: While Mt Buf­falo was still await­ing snow at time of go­ing to print, the weather there was get­ting in­creas­ingly colder, with ice form­ing on Lake Catani.

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