Big fun fol­lows snow flur­ries

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

RE­CENT cold weather has re­ally bol­stered snow lev­els across the North East’s snow re­sorts, mak­ing it a per­fect time to check out on snow events.

At Falls Creek, the reg­u­lar Re­nault Night Show con­tin­ues on Au­gust 17, while the home grown Slopestyle event, Storm the Cas­tle, will elec­trify snows­ports fans on Satur­day, Au­gust 19.

This Satur­day will also see the Australian Open Sprint Cham­pi­onships.

Over at Mt Hotham, this week­end’s events will in­clude the Milne Shield, a me­mo­rial race com­mem­o­rat­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of Myrtle­ford’s Milne broth­ers.

The race takes place be­tween the Myrtle­ford Alpine Race Team (MART) and the Bright Col­lege Snows­ports Team (BCST) and takes place on Satur­day.

The Buller Team Chal­lenge takes place on Mt Buller this Satur­day, as does the Chill­fac­tor FreeBOM.

Mon­day, Au­gust 21 will also see the Subaru Vic­to­rian In­ter­schools Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships at Mt Buller.

You can en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties such as snow play, to­bog­gan­ing and cross coun­try ski­ing at Mt Buf­falo, although snow cover can vary de­pend­ing on the weather.

Those at Mt Buf­falo say there is lots to do there for a bud­get friendly fam­ily fun day, en­cour­ag­ing fam­i­lies to bring sand pit toys to play in the snow, or spe­cial items to dec­o­rate their own snow peo­ple.

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.

FAM­ILY DAY OUT: A fam­ily en­joy­ing the fun at Mt Buf­falo.

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