SMC welcomes the following new members for 2007...
New Families & Couples:
Dirk & Wibke Schmidt-Rittershaus
Len & Pam Rodenberg
Shane & Marjolein Reynolds
Dean & Sarah Rattenbury
David & Linda Greig
Mitch & Raylene Rowe
Peter & Shona Dietrich
Steve & Maree Pedley
Stefan & Nicola Schwarz
Brent & Susy Anderson
Ian Dickey & Jen Harries
Duncan & Leanne Scott
Dion & Anna Van der Hulst
Mark & Maxine Luff
Graham & Devina Johnston
Volunteer Staff Training day - Sunday 24th June
Organised and run by Todd Velvin, Rhys Williams and Mark Braddock, the attendance of 25 people was well received, with lots ski area operations info covered and discussed.
A range of topics were covered, from HSE requirements, Employer (SMC) and employee responsibilities, lift operations, snow safety, field operations guidelines for 2007, accident management and evacuation procedures, groomer and skidoo operation, snow condition reporting, Manganui Lodge security and fire systems, as well as avalanche rescue training.
Lars and Brooke in the new Manganui Ski Area Staff uniforms
Todd taking the avalanche rescue training session.
It was all very informative and a good insight into how the operation of our ski area has to be organised and carried out, in these modern times of Ski Area Safety Plan compliance, and operating concessions.
Thanks to all who attended.
Manganui Ski Area staff for 2007
The employed staff for Manganui Ski Area for 2007 are:
Todd Velvin (Chief Ski Area Operator)
Brooke Fletcher (Ski Area Operator)
Lars Binsbergen (Ski Area Operator)
Dave Mason (Ski Area Operator)
Hazel Mason (Ticket Office/Snack Food)
Wendy Taranaki (Ticket Office/Snack Food)
Blair Argo (Manganui Lodge Custodian)
They are all friendly and approachable, and this year will be distinctive in their uniforms.
Please don't hesitate to consult them on any ski area issue.
Summary Snow Report direct on skitaranaki website
We have just updated our website so that it displays a summary of the snow.co.nz snow report on the homepage and every other section page.
We are now working on including more report details on the Snow Report page of our website also.
The live temp displayed is from the Metservice weather station located at Five Dollar Hut, the very top of Manganui Ski Area (the top of the top tow) at 1680m.
Our ticket office is at 1260m, so expect the live temp displayed at 1680m to be colder than the actual base area temperature!
We are also working on having more live data from the weather station available on our Snow Report page.
Taranaki Secondary Schools Ski/Board Champs
& the Taranaki Primary & Intermediate Schools Ski Champs
The Secondary schools hold their Championships on the first suitable day of next term and the Primary and Intermediate schools follow on the next suitable day (a suitable day means adequate snow cover and fair weather).
The events are held at the Manganui Ski area on Mt Taranaki. Please refer to this events section on our website for the latest info as it comes to hand. We will work towards having resources available from this website such as entry forms and whatever we can do to assist you all. information will also be posted on the Snowphone 7591119 around the scheduled days.
The SMC Junior Ski Racing & Training Ski Coach Christina Binsbergen will attend to set the race course, and we will have a Ski Patrol on hand for any first aid requirements.
Please feel free to contact Clive Saleman if you have any queries
Stratford Mountain Club Racing Coordinator
Ray Priest at Oakura School is coordinating the Primary and Intermediate Champs.
Also contact Mr. Richard (Titch) Turner at NPBHS for further details on Sec Schools Champs.
Philli Butt addresses the competitors at the 2006 Primary & Intermediate School Ski Champs. Ray Priest is coordinating the 2007 event.