Skiing into the spring season
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.