Trips

Here is a selection of trips currently planned.

You need to be a current club member to come on club trips.

Full details of trips including trip leader/contact person are available on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.

DateGradeDestinationTypeDescription
Jul 2024
Mon~15~Jul~--~Thu~22~Aug 20242BPretty Plain (sometime between mid July & mid August)5 Day TourExact date not set yet. In and out via Bourkes Gorge FT, then Pretty Plain Hut - Grey Mare Hut - Dershko’s Hut - Pretty Plain Hut. To ski from Pretty Plain must be the Holy Grail of cross country skiing. However, this trip will go ahead only if there is snow on Pretty Plain, and for this reason an exact date has not been set. Participants will have to be prepared to go when the snow falls. Register your interest with the coordinator. The coordinator expects to be flying over Pretty Plain regularly during this period, to gauge snow level.
Mon~22~--~Thu~25 Jul~20242BDay trips from ThredboDay tripsThis year I'll be running 4 different day trips from Thredbo (avoiding the traffic and early starts out of Jindabyne).
Wed~24~Jul~--~Wed~24~Jan 2024Club Meeting
Fri~26~--~Mon~29 Jul~2024To summit or notThredbo via Charlotte Pass to Perisher ValleyLodge based XC skiing
Sat~27~--~Sun~28 Jul~2024Easy 2BCascade HutTwo Day TourIn from Dead Horse Gap via Horse Flat. Out via Cascade Fire Trail. Very scenic trip to a very photogenic hut. If insufficient snow, then trip will be rerouted to a higher elevation.Limit of 8. Map: Chimneys Ridge 1:25,000.
Aug 2024
Sat~3~--~Sun~4 Aug~20241ABeginners Touring Instructional. Gary Gow Memorial Trip. This is an introductory tour specifically aimed at beginners. The trip is an introduction to the huts experience and the club's Four Mile connection, and tuition is provided in the skills needed for touring. Garry Gow was a member who took a particular interest in the hut, regarding it as an important part of his life. If insufficient snow, then Plan B. Map: Cabramurra 1:25,000.
Fri~9~--~Sun~11 Aug~2024Beginners/Intermediate Instructional Weekend.Tuition in skiing technique for those a little more advanced beyond beginner level.
Sat~24~--~Wed~28 Aug~20242BWomens Snow Camp, ex Guthegabase camp in snow tents, then day tripsWomens only multiday snow camp. Must be able to ski in and out with full camping gear. Must bring poo bags or poo tube. Day ski trips on Main Range appropriate to weather and interests. Earlier exit possible for those with independent ski touring skills. Leaders - Nyrie (Telemark) and Junko (AT)
Mon~26~--~Sat~31 Aug~20242B - 3CVictorian AlpsLooking for expressions of interest in a 4 to 5 day multi-day overnight ski trip in the Victorian alps in the week after the Kangaroo Hoppet. Destinations will depend on snow and weather but could be any or a combination of the following - Mt Bogong, Mt Fainter area, Bogong high plains, Mt Loch and Mt Feathertop. Participants need suitable ski equipment to suit the terrain and snow conditions. For example, if we went to Mt Bogong, then AT or Telemark Equipment (with ski crampons/skins) will be necessary. We'd base camp near Cleve Cole Hut and do some day excursion from there. Details to be firmed up in the week before the trip. Meetup/Car Camp will be in Victoria (eg Mt Beauty or Harrietville) on the evening of 25/8 before setting out on 26/8. Maps: Various - Falls Ck Nth 1:25K, Falls Ck Sth 1:25K, Feathertop Nth, Feathertop Sth, Mitta Mitta Sth. Participant limit - 6. Contact: Monika Binder monikabinder2@gmail.com or by phone 0414 205 043.
Wed~28~Aug 2024Club Meeting
Sep 2024
Sun~15~--~Sun~29 Sep~2024Suit yourselfLodge-based Day Trips from Charlotte PassDay TripsEnjoy the luxury of dry boots, skiing from the door, 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. (Lift operation at Charlotte Pass depends on snow cover.) Experience the outrageously cooperative spring snow and choose the grade to suit yourself. Cost for the week $770 for Southern Alps Ski Club (SASC) members and $952 for SASC non-members, fully catered. Great value for full board. You may be able to come for less than the full week, cost pro-rata. 50% deposit required on booking and should be paid early as it is likely the lodge will be full for both weeks. There is a wide variety of day trip choices available, you can vary the grade to suit yourself.
Wed~25~Sep 2024Club Meeting
Oct 2024
Wed~23~Oct 2024AGMAnnual General Meeting. Reports from Office Bearers, election of 2025 committee, photo competition &etc.