Scouts Super Snow Spectacular AKA South Met Region Snow trip
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Event Details
When:
Fri 16th Aug 2024 (4pm) to Sun 18th Aug 2024 (3pm)
Where:
Scout NSW Alpine Centre Jindabyne
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Cost:
General participant - $220.00 ($80.00 deposit)
Guides and Instructors (Prior approval required) - $110.00
SMR Indentured Trainee Guides - $100.00 ($50.00 deposit)
Event Staff (Prior arrangement needed) - Free
Registrations:
Open: Tue 9th Jul 2024 (1.40am)
Close: Sun 28th Jul 2024 (11.55pm)
Capacity:
Maximum 60 people
Coordinator:
Account:
South Metropolitan Region
sm.region@nsw.scouts.com.au
Brief Summary:
Learn the art of snowcraft, snow camping, Alpine Survival, Cross Country Skiing or snowshoeing. Begin your journey in back country ski touring. Our experienced Guide team have skied and climbed in the Antarctic, The Americas, Norway, Europe and New Zealand. You will have an opportunity to learn from some of the best.
Additional Information

 

This activity is open to all Scouts (12 years old and over), Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. 

Accomodation at the NSW Scouts Alpine Centre in dormortory style bunk rooms.

Making your way to the snow

Make your way to the NSW Scouts Alpine Centre on Friday 16th Aug. Please arrive after 4:00pm

Departing back to Sydney

Sunday 18th Aug before 10:00 am (We will be departing and not returning to the centre)

We will ski on Sunday and plan for an arrival time back in Sydney Between 9:00pm and 10:00pm

All meals will be included in the price but participant assistance will be expected in the kitchen. Sunday night dinner on the road is not included.

Age limit and acceptance

This will be a reasonably physical demanding activity and as such it is only open to persons over 12 years of age. Special consideration will be given to applicants under 12 yrs of age at the discretion of the event admin. Please contact us if this effects you. The Alpine team will be running a Cubs and Joey snow play CLICK HERE for the link weekend, later in the year to accomodate younger applicants. All applications will be reviewed by the event admin and succesful applications will be informed by email. Acceptance to this event is entirely at the descretion of the Event Admin.

Refunds

We are a volunteer organisation and will endevour to do our best to refund all funds in the case of cancellations. However any costs to us in organising the event (ie, food / Accomadation that has already been purchased) will be passed onto applicants in the form of reduced refund amounts. This will be at the discretion of the event admin. All refunds will incure a minimum $5 fee to cover our admin and credit charge fees.

The deposit refund is entirly at the discretion of the event adinistration but generly deposits are not refundable.

 

Transport

Make your own way to the snow and car pool where possible. You will be responsible for your own transport costs and park entry fees.

We will endevour to help organise car pooling but it will ultimatly be your own responsibility.

Activity Venues

Perisher Cross Country Ski Trails

We will be Cross country skiing at the Perisher cross country ski trails. All groups will be accompanied by Scouts NSW appointed Guides. We will have activity station around the trails where persons can participate in Snow Games, Learn survival skills for Alpine touring, Snow craft and avalanche awareness and Alpine navigation.

Snow Shoeing

We have a limited number of Snowshoes for those wanting to try this sport. We recomend that you hire your own snowshoes from Rhythm sports at Cooma. All snowshoers will be accompanied by NSW state appointed Snowshoe Guides

This will be a great opportunity to learn snowcraft, XC ski and Snow shoe skills.

XC Ski Hire

We have arranged an extremely good discount at Rhythm sports in Cooma for the event. Approx $50 for hire of  Cross Country boots, stocks and Skis (NNN BC) or snow shoes for the two days. Participants will be responsible for paying for their own XC ski or snow shoe hire (Ski Hire IS NOT included in the event price). Please note that this discount is not available to Scouts outside this event. We will book / reserve (but not pay) for you your XC skis and snow shoes through Rythm.

Perisher Ski Resort

There will be no downhill or resort skiing / Boarding on this event. 

 

Outcomes from the weekend

If you want to pursue qualifications and OAS progresions

We will be offering opportunities for

OAS training and recognition for components of Alpine cross country skiing, Snow Camping, Snow craft, Alpine Survival and Snow Shoeing up to stage 6. This, of course is dependant upon individuals abilities.

VET training and recognition for the following VET modules 

Ski on easy cross country terrain - SISO SKT 001

Components of

Use snowcraft skills for Alpine Touring SISO SKT 003

Scouting Skills

Safe  Participant Snowshoeing Day Trips

Trained Participant Snowshoeing Day Trips

Safe Participant Cross Country Skiing day trips and patroled areas

Trained Participant Cross Country Skiing day trips and patroled areas

And, of course lots of fun :)

 


 

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Event Documents

  Download What to bring

List of items recommended for your stay down the snow

  Download Alpine Activity center handbook

Some general information about the NSW Scouts Alpine Activity Centre

  Download Gear list for Cross Country Skiing

This is an extensive list of equipment needed for Cross Country skiing. Do not worry about the Group Gear

  Download XC Ski Lesson Plan

Our basic XC ski lesson plan

  Download Map of Perisher XC Ski Trails

A detailed map of the groomed XC ski trails around Perisher Valley

  Download Weekend Handbook

A base handbook. A later more detailed handbook will be distributed after registrations close

Registrations Open
Payment Options
This event is administered by:
South Metropolitan Region

Once you have submitted your registration, an invoice (summary sheet) will be generated with instructions on how to pay for this event. The following payment options will be available to you:

Credit/Debit Card