Trips

Here is a selection of activites from our outdoor program, taking place in the near future.

DateGradeDestinationTypeDescription
Apr 2019
Thu~25~--~Sun~28 Apr~2019GentleFour Mile HutMaintenance weekendMaintenance tasks include minor repairs, a clean up and collecting firewood. This weekend is a good social weekend with the possibility of a bush walk.
Jun 2019
Thu~27~--~Sun~30 Jun~20192B Southern Alps Ski Club XC Bus TripLodge based ski touringThis is a bus trip organised by the Southern Alps Ski Club leaving Canterbury Race course at 7pm for a 7:30pm departure on Thursday evening and returning Sunday night. This is lodge based trip first staying at Christiania lodge in Thredbo, then on Saturday ski to Southern Alps Lodge at Charlotte Pass. Finally skiing to Perisher on the Sunday visiting Kahane Lodge, then returning to Sydney. Cost: $440. Confirm your booking, by payment made before 30 April.
Jul 2019
Fri~26~--~Sun~28 Jul~2019Tailored to abilitySmiggins or Perisher - Beg instructionalBeginners InstructionalSave the date! - Beginners instructional weekend. More info to come. Accomm at Adventist Centre, Jindabyne in a Chalet (bunk bedroom). Beginners will be preferenced for accommodation until closer to the date.
Aug 2019
Sat~3~--~Sat~10 Aug~2019VariesCross Country Ski Week – Perisher X-CountryCross Country skiingMeeting mainly at Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter, Perisher Valley. A great week of ski racing and other activities including mystery coffee tours and a meet and greet with Perisher Historical Society. Highlight of the week is the KAC Classic ski race from Perisher to Charlotte Pass with lunch at the KAC Lodge and presentation at the Chalet.
Fri~16~--~Sun~18 Aug~2019Tailored to abilitySmiggins Perisher or elsewhere - Beg/Int instructionalInstructionalSave the date! More info to come. Beg and Intermediate instructional. Accomm at Adventists Jindabyne in a comfortable bunk room with access to fully equipped kitchen. Camp/van sites available from Adventists further info avail.
Fri~16~--~Sun~25 Aug~2019Active UndulatingGrey Mare HutStart from Guthega Power station to ski into this remote area and basecamp at this old goldmining Hut. This Range is positioned to get some of the best quality snow in the Mountains, perfect for carving downhill runs through the sparse forest above the Hut. I am taking my wide Alpine Touring Skis for the short day trips. Also a great area for those who enjoy more touring along the creek flats on narrow skis.
Sat~24~--~Sun~25 Aug~20192BBeginners Snow Camping TripSnow campingThis trip will be held in the Perisher/ Thredbo Range area with a short ski of several kilometres to where we will set up base camp. Depending on if the weather is fine a side to trip with lighter/ day packs. Possible construction in the snow of an outdoor seating and kitchen for evening meal. Returning Sunday afternoon after working on downhill technique while wearing overnight packs. Exact location of the trip will be determined by snow cover and/ or weather.
Sep 2019
Sat~14~--~Sat~28 Sep~2019Lodge-based ski day trips from Charlotte PassLodge based day SkiingCome for the week 14-21 September or 21-28 September or both. Enjoy the luxury of dry boots, skiing from the door. Depending on your ability, day trips to places like Lake Cootapatamba, Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Townsend, Mt Lee, Mt Carruthers, Mt Twynam, Watsons Crags, Blue Lake, Club Lake, Mt Stilwell, Twin Valleys, etc, or sharpen up your teles on the lifts. (Operation of lifts at Charlotte Pass will be dependent on snow cover.) Experience the outrageously cooperative spring snow and choose the grade to suit yourself. Please note there is no formal instruction or program & any new beginners may need to stay close to the resort. Come for some or all of a week. Cost of full board for one week $621 for non-members of Southern Alps Ski Club (SASC), fully catered. Great value for full board. You can come for less than a full week, cost pro-rata. 50% deposit required to confirm place.
Sat~21~--~Sun~29 Sep~2019Active SteepWatsons Crags ChutesStart at Guthega. ski into base camp at the northern most end of Pounds Creek. Each morning head out for a day trip to find the steep runs nearby. I am taking my wide Alpine Touring Skis with skins. Come for all or part of the week.
Oct 2019
Fri~11~--~Mon~14 Oct~20192B to adventurousPresident's bash on the Main RangeLodge based day tripsDay trips to the Main Range from Guthega. Suitable for intermediates to XCD enthusiasts. A good opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season.
Jan 2020
Fri~31~Jan~--~Tue~31~Mar 2020variableIndia Skiing Late Jan/Feb to Mar 2020 (not a Nordic Ski Club trip, not covered by Club Insurance)skiingNot a Nordic Ski Club trip, not covered by Club insurance Dates: Late January/early February to March 2020. Where: Gulmarg (Kashmir), Auli (Uttarakhand), maybe Kullu Valley (Himachal Pradesh). Gulmarg is India's best ski resort, and extends from ~2800m at the base to ~4000m at the top; it's often possible to ski below 2800m, to Tangmarg. It's not far from Srinagar. Auli is near Nanda Devi, India's highest peak. Photos taken from Auli look amazing. It's near Joshimath, a bit past Rishikesh, allegedly the world yoga capital where the Beatles resided with the Maharishi decades ago. There are "ski courses" at Auli which include accommodation and full board for a very reasonable price. The Kullu has a ski touring guidebook written by Australian expat CR Spooner, and there are huge areas where ski touring could be done. Note that the skiing is above ~3200m, up to about 4500m or so. Acclimatisation to altitude is imperative, and the terrain is not flat(!). There's also a small resort at Solang. The plan is to go resort and backcountry skiing at/from Gulmarg and Auli. Overnight touring means carrying lots of stuff - at altitude. It might be possible if the participants have enough time for acclimatisation, otherwise it's too much like hard work. If you have any interest at all, please contact Stephen Poole, preferably via email in the first instance, and ASAP.