Season gets into full swing
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
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.