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Win REX flights to Albury, Cooma!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017


It’s usually just outside Canberra on the way back from a two or three day trip to the snow that I ask myself the question: why didn’t I fly?

While I have done more than my share of road trips to both the NSW Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps from Sydney there is something about flying that sits rather nicely with me.

It’s something to do with not feeling exhausted (there or on the way back), cutting a good chunk out of your travel time and not having to deal with thousands of people in their cars who have exactly the same idea of having a cheeky few days down the snow.

In celebration of such things our good friends at Regional Expresss (REX) have ponied up with four return airfares – two each from Sydney to Cooma and another two from Melbourne to Albury!

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The Snow Gauge – winter of giveaways!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

winter giveaway


Here at The Snow Gauge we know the way to your heart is with quality news articles and breaking stories in the snow industry.

But let’s face it, we all like some free stuff from time to time as well!

Following last year’s 12 weeks of winter giveaways we are doing it all again in 2017, starting this Friday, June 9. Read on if you’d like to know what you can win and how …

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Win Snowy Mtns flights with REX!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016


Ok, this video may not be Regional Express‘s new flight service to Cooma. In fact I must confess it isn’t. I have been down to Cooma with REX and they definitely wouldn’t let me tow behind the plane. Never mind the fact there wasn’t a foot of snow …

Be that as it may as part of The Snow Gauge’s 12 weeks of giveaways we do genuinely have a couple of return airfares to throw your way that will be valid for 12 months.

All you have to do is read on a little (and I mean a little, honestly), sign-up for The Snow Gauge Newsletter and read the next Monday’s newsletter (June 20) to see if you’ve won. It’s that simple  – even a monoboarder could do it!

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Sign up to win 12 prizes in 12 weeks!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016

Sign up to win 12 prizes in 12 weeks!

These prizes could be yours! Sign up to The Snow Gauge Newsletter to win.

To celebrate the Australian ski and snowboard season of 2016 we have some giveaways. Actually, we can do a little bit better than that for our loyal subscribers. How about a different giveaway every week during winter!

That’s right – starting June 13 (we just have to shake off the opening weekend party) we’ll go for 12 straight weeks with 12 different prizes!

And no, we are not talking sticker packs and a bum bag. How about airfares through Regional Express, gear from the likes of XTM, Giro, Sontimer, Avade and Quiksilver and stuff from Decathlon and Level Nine Sports? And that’s just a start …

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Back to the Snowys: Onboard Rex’s first Cooma flight

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Rex arrives in Cooma

The first flight to Cooma in three years. Here’s hoping there’ll be many more to come. Pic: Steve Cuff

Key Points:

  • Currently 5 return flights a week Monday to Friday; rises to 9 seven days a week starting June 10 and then up to 12 from 4 July to October 2 (includes three return flights on Fridays and Sundays)
  • Prices range from the $99 each way now and from $150 each way during the ski season
  • You can take skis/snowboard but expect to pay $7.70kg after 20kg of luggage
  • Brisbane flights to Cooma unlikely but Newcastle may be investigated
  • Transfers from Cooma Airport-Jindabyne-Ski Tube-Thredbo should be operational by May. Expect to pay $35-55 each way.

They’re back.

After a three-year hiatus, flights from Sydney to the NSW Snowy Mountains resumed today and this time there’s some confidence they’ll be here to stay.

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