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
SOLD OUT for 2022 – Applications for 2023 open 1 Jan 2023
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: Fri 15 July – Sun 24 July 2022
- Return travel to Falls Creek from Adelaide
- All meals & accommodation
- Cross country ski hire
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: 2023 dates TBA!
Further Information: https://scoutsvictoria.com.au/activities-events/activities/ski-touring/events/
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/
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 Greg Roberts email@example.com
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.