Alpine Activities

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

All scouting activities are subject to Scouting policies and procedures. Adult Leaders are responsible for ensuring the safety of Scouts and the compliance of activities and undertakings with Scouting policies and procedures.

Snow Venture

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

Contact: snowventure@sa.scouts.com.au

Download Brochure Download Application Form  

Snow Venture 2018 photo

 

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/

Contact: bc.joeyscouts@sa.scouts.com.au

NSW Scout's Snow Trip
Unfortunately due to the bush fires in the Kosciuszko National park and some family issues with the the Alpine Activity Centre staff we have not been able to secure dates for the the 2020 scout snow trip. However things are moving ahead and we are putting the final touches on this years trip. So stay tuned because all will be revealed very soon.

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

Dates: TBC

Further Information: www.scoutsnowtrip.com

Contact: oas.support@sa.scouts com.au

Iglute 2020
The long-standing IGLUTE introductory snow-camping weekend enables Venturers and linking Scouts to learn basic snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their formative snow mobility skills on the gentler practice slopes and nearby trails.

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/

Contact: oas.support@sa.scouts.com.au

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 bc.bushwalking@sa.scouts.com.au

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.

Contact: snowventure@sa.scouts.com.au

Scout Alpine Schools and Training

We are currently pursuing opportunities for SA scouts to join training with interstate scouting branches – stay tuned, and more information will be available by late March 2020.

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.

We are currently researching options in this space and will put forward options by late March 2020

Alpine References

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