Ski­ing into the spring sea­son

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

THERE are still hap­pen­ings on the North East’s moun­tains this week, even as we head into spring.

At Falls Creek, en­joy the Band­wagon Banked Slalom event on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2 (one of the last events in the Falls Freestyle Se­ries) and the Aus­tralian Chil­dren’s Se­ries event on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3.

Satur­day will also see the Light The Night event, which sees unit­ing to shine “lanterns of hope” and also raise funds for blood cancer re­search.

Falls Creek also hosts the Snow Trek and Travel Mini Se­ries Four and the Big­foot Snow Trail Run on Septem­ber 2.

At Mt Hotham, Satur­day is a full day of ac­tiv­ity, with both the Vagabond Ski Club race and World Telemark Day both tak­ing place.

The Telemark event is an an­nual free event for telemark skiers to get to­gether and en­joy some fun on the moun­tain.

There’s also plenty hap­pen­ing at Mt Buller, with the ABOM Mogul Chal­lenge tak­ing place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2 and Shred in a Dress 17 on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, rais­ing funds for One Girl.

Mean­while, Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6 will see the 2017 Subaru Aus­tralian In­ter­schools Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships hosted 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.

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.

SNOW DOG: Cindy the guide dog in train­ing vis­ited Dingo Dell ear­lier this month and loved dig­ging and bounc­ing about in the snow. Guide dogs and other ser­vice dogs are per­mit­ted in na­tional parks and Cindy’s fam­ily pro­vided her this train­ing so she is best equipped for help­ing her new owner.

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