Just because we live in SA doesn’t mean we can’t build a snowman! Sure there are some logistics and costs – but we’re talking life long memories and our interstate friends are always happy to have us along.
Alpine activities cover OAS streams of Basic Alpine, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Camping / Snow Shoeing
How to make it happen
Snow Venture is held each year at the Bogong Rover Chalet and is an awesome opportunity for Venturers to learn how ski or to improve your skiing if you’ve skied before – you will soon learn to ski if you haven’t before!
The Bogong Rover Chalet, owned by Victorian Rover Scouts, is located in the spectacular Bogong High Plains 11km ski south of the Falls Creek Ski Resort in Victoria. The Chalet is unlike any other Chalet found on Australia’s Snowfields. It has a unique atmosphere where everyone works together as a team to make Snow Venture a great success.
Suitable for: Snow Venture is a physically strenuous activity and applicants require the completion of OAS Bushwalking Stage 4, and OAS Bushcraft and Camping Stage 3. Snow Venture is restricted to youth members 15 and over, and under 18 years of age on the first day of Snow Venture.
Dates: 10 – 19 July 2019 (second week of July school holidays)
Cost: $830 which includes:
- Return travel to Falls Creek from Adelaide
- All meals & accommodation
- Cross country ski hire
The Ice Arena!
It’s the coolest place in Adelaide, so why not make a group booking for a skate, or snow play
Suitable for: All youth members
Further Information: http://icearena.com.au/
Joey Alpine Trip
We are giving our Joeys the opportunity to go to the snow to complete Stage 1 and 2 of their Alpine Outdoor Adventure Skills.
More details to come. Limited places available. 2 days travel, 4 days of activities at the Jindabyne Alpine Centre.
Suitable for: Joeys #joeyscan
Dates: 26 Sep– 2 Oct 2020
Further Information: http://qstore.sa.scouts.com.au/event/joey-alpine-trip/
NSW Scout's Snow Trip
The Scout Snow trip is ran by Scouts NSW, whether you are a first timer who has never seen the snow before or a black run riding pro there is terrain for you to explore and hone your skills.
These trips are a great opportunity for members of all ages to ski and board the slopes of Perisher, Australia’s most popular snow holiday destination and the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest alpine resort.
Suitable for: Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
Further Information: www.scoutsnowtrip.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org com.au
Suitable for: Venturers and linking Scouts, or other youth members working on OAS Stage 5+ core areas
Dates: tbc (most likely August)
Further Information: https://scoutsvictoria.com.au/activities-events/activities/ski-touring/events/
Other Scout Alpine Chalets and Lodges
The Bogong Rover Chalet
The perfect venue to get into x-country skiing and extend skills.
Further Info: https://bogongroverchalet.org.au/
W.F. Waters Ski Lodge at Mt Baw Baw
A traditional ski lodge experience, Baw Baw is a pretty low-key resort with access to both lift-serviced skiing and back country trails.
Further Info: https://www.vicrovers.com.au/bawbaw/about/wf-waters
Scouts SA Alpine Team
Scouts SA have a number of Activity Leaders of Alpine Activities with great experience. If you have skills to offer, or would like to know more, the Bushwalking team is the best place to start.
Contact Leader-in-Charge Bushwalking Team
Bob Ellis email@example.com
Training and Skill Development
Learn by Doing at Snow Venture
Snow Venture is the primary way for Scouts SA youth and adults to upskill in cross country skiing. Review the Snow Venture information on this page and talk to the team about having these components assessed through participation.
Scout Alpine Schools and Training
Industry Based Training
A number of interstate training providers conduct training for prospective and current snow workers. These skills can be recognised as OAS competencies for youth members and alpine endorsements for adult leaders.