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Five things I learned at Perisher

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017

Perisher

Guthega – a sneaky good option at this time of the season. Pic: Perisher Facebook

From passes, to good lifties and getting skis stolen (err mistakenly taken), this is what I learnt on my first trip to the snow this season.

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Could this solve the snow-commodation problem?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

sleep capsule

Sleeping pods have long been the rage in Japan, where accommodation, particularly of the affordable variety in Tokyo, can be at a premium. With The Capsule Hotel just opened up in Sydney and one getting constructed in Whistler, would this be a good solution to some of Australia’s snow-commodation problems?

We’ve all been there.

A cracking weekend in the middle of August and it’s just dropped a couple of feet midweek.

You frantically hit the computer to look for an available place. Computer says no.

No on snow, no 30km up the road. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Things are so desperate you would probably sleep in a room little bigger than a single bed that looks like something from the Alien franchise. I know I would. And perhaps one day you may be able to …

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Want to buy a Jindabyne icon for $1.6m?

Posted by on May 27, 2016

The Brumby Bar

Jindabyne’s iconic Brumby Bar and Bistro. (All pics: Nick Kirshner Property and Livestock)

What’s your favourite story from the Brumby Bar and at Jindabyne? Mine is a simple one of lining up to get in:

“Sir – you must be dining or have the intention to dine.

I have plenty of memories from Jindabyne’s favourite haunt – which is now up for sale at a lazy $1.6 million – but for some reason this sticks in my head the most.

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Exclusive: Australia to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016

Thredbo Olympic map

An artist’s impression of the proposed Olympic downhill course (black line) with the orange line representing the new chair.

Australia is preparing a feasibility study to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in the NSW Snowy Mountains town of Jindabyne with the unprecedented prospect of Thredbo and Perisher working together for the event.

Sources close to the Australian Olympic Committee told The Snow Gauge exclusively that it was confident a winnable bid could be mounted in the next six months.

It comes off the back of just two bidders vying for the 2022 event and no serious candidates putting their hand up for 2026.

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