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
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
Satellite Communicator Hire
Hire the ZOLEO Satellite Communicator for your next activity
Perfect for groups, teams, or units engaging in activities with limited phone coverage.
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/
Applications open 1 Jan 2024
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!
Snow Venture is a memorable 10-day snow experience in the Victorian Alps for Venturer Scouts (aged between 15 and 18). We stay at the Bogong Rover Chalet where we have almost unlimited ski touring access to the back country whilst being secluded away from Falls Creek Village (3 hours away by ski). The Chalet is unlike any other accommodation found on Australia’s Snowfields. It has a unique atmosphere where everyone works together as a team to make Snow Venture a great success.
Are you hunting Alpine OAS progressions? We are focussed on providing the perfect opportunity to achieve Alpine OAS progressions.
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: Fri 12 July – Sun 21 July 2024
- Return travel to Falls Creek from Adelaide
- All meals & accommodation
- Cross country ski hire
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 Greg Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpine Specialist – Bushwalking Team
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.