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The Myth of Spring A recent week enjoyed skiing Thredbo with my wife and 3 young sons was a stark reminder of what the unpredictable season of Spring shall bring. With over 30cm reportedly falling since 1 September, it fosters great memories of late September dumps in ’92 and ’05, when some loving grandmomma ‘southerlies straight out of the Antarctic gifted us lucky ones with boot deep powder. Yes. Genuine, fluffy light powder. In spring. The resort media teams talk up conditions with rhetoric nebulous reference to “great” and “epic” conditions, recycling photos from peak season that look as good...

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We all need a few Five Minute Friends!

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So you want to see what the fuss is all about with going to the snow? Mt Baw Baw Alpine is the closest major resort to Melbourne. 2.5 hours from Melbourne it is a great family day trip! Roads and Conditions Snow chains are required by law to be carried and fitted to your vehicle from the entry gates. But don't stress they are not expensive and they are easy to fit or ask someone for help at the gates. Erica Ski Hire rent out snow chains for all vehicles and they start from $20 (1 Day) or $35 (2 days)....

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My Experience on Mt Kosciusko   My name is Peter Hosking. I am writing this because I survived 26 hours on of Mt. Kosciuszko.   On Monday the 10th of October 2012, I set out from Thredbo for the summit of Mt Kosciusko. I bought a day ticket for passengers to get up to the top station from Thredbo.   I climbed up to the top of Kosciusko by lunchtime. I took some photos and hung out at the top of Australia for about 30 mins. I then descended too Seamens Hut which is at 2030 Meters. (approx 200mtrs shy...

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Premium Snow Jackets don't need to cost the earth!

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