Get out and about on lo­cal moun­tains

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - NEWS -

WHILE the snow sea­son is wind­ing down, there are still events to en­joy on our lo­cal moun­tains. Through­out this week­end, you can take in a pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion by David Rosendale, en­com­pass­ing a 12 month pho­to­graphic study of sea­sonal change and en­vi­ron­ment at Falls Creek. The ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing held at QT Falls Creek. This Satur­day you can check out the last leg in the Falls Freestyle Se­ries, which will be con­tested on the medium line at Panorama Ter­rain Park. At Mt Hotham, Chicks With Stix will take place through­out this week­end, which is a grass­roots level week­end which gets women to­gether to learn new snows­port tricks and make new friends. Hotham Hero Pass Holders can at­tend the moun­tain’s Hero Pass Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day this Satur­day to re­ceive some com­pli­men­tary treats. Satur­day will also see Retro Day at Mt Hotham, where par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to dress up in their most out­ra­geous and colour­ful ski gear and en­joy a day of cel­e­bra­tion, topped off by fire­works and an af­ter party. This week­end also sees the ac­tion of the Hotham Ju­nior Freeride event at Mt Hotham. Over at Mt Buller, the moun­tain is host­ing the 2018 Mt Buller Wild West Ad­ven­ture Race this Satur­day, with pairs rac­ing to 10 se­cret check­points to be in run­ning for cash and prizes. For more in­for­ma­tion on en­ter­ing this race, see the Mt Buller web­site below. At Mt Buf­falo, while snow cover is be­gin­ning to thin out, con­di­tions re­main great for tobog­gan­ing, cross coun­try skiing, snow shoe­ing or sim­ple snow play. 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: Nathan Fen­ton

◆ GLO­RI­OUS DAY: Some skiers en­joy­ing time on moun­tain at Falls Creek re­cently.

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