Di­verse events across the moun­tains

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - SNOW PLAY | GARDEN HINTS -

THERE is a great range of events hap­pen­ing at the snow this week­end. Satur­day and Sun­day, Septem­ber 8-9, will see the Sum­mit Masters event at Falls Creek, sure to be full of ski ac­tion. Falls Creek is host­ing Gay Ski Week from now un­til Sun­day – for in­for­ma­tion see www.pointsofd­if­fer­ence.com. Mt Hotham will host Gay Ski Week from Septem­ber 9-13. Mt Hotham is also host­ing the FIS ANC SBX and FIS ANC SKI X fi­nals from now un­til this Sun­day, with top skiers com­pet­ing for cham­pi­onship glory on Hotham’s Rider X Course. Com­pe­ti­tion for the Junior Free Ride Se­ries is also tak­ing place this week­end at Mt Hotham, with Big Air events on Satur­day and Slopestyle events on Sun­day. On Mt Buller, you can un­leash your bright­est retro gear on Satur­day, with the 2018 80’s Day tak­ing place across the moun­tain, fea­tur­ing ev­ery­thing from live mu­sic to retro ski­wear com­pe­ti­tions and much more. At Mt Buf­falo, con­di­tions re­main great for to­bog­gan­ing, cross coun­try ski­ing, snow shoe­ing or sim­ple snow play, mak­ing it an ideal day trip for the fam­ily, What­ever moun­tain you’re vis­it­ing, keep an eye on snow cams and ski re­ports, 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.

PHOTO An­drew Rail­ton/Mt Buller

◆ SMILE: All smiles at the end of the Div 2 Board­er­cross on Sky­line at Mt Buller are Ava Lansell (Gee­long Gram­mar), Jes­sica Roberts ((Mel­bourne Girls Gram­mar) and Chloe Jou­bert (St Cather­ines).

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