GOINGS ON’ Around the Manganui Ski Area
Snow.co's Manganui 6 day weather forecast, Upper Mountain
Manganui Randonnee Race, Saturday 16 August
Just a reminder that the Randonee race is coming up in a few Saturdays.
We need volunteers to help run this event.
If not, then get up there anyway to watch - it should be a great oppurtunity to see first hand what this type of event is all about.
If you would like to assist with the running of the event, please contact Todd Cations-Velvin firstname.lastname@example.org
The intended race course
Volunteer Staff Vests
SMC have recently purchased 6 new Volunteer Staff Vests.
So idea is a vest that can be worn over own clothing/jacket, to identify to public who is volunteer staff, for assistance if required (will be visibly badged "SMC Volunteer Staff").
See this as a bit more visibility to all those doing volunteer work over the mountain on operating days.
So if you are doing volunteer work around the ski area for the day, or even few hours, be sure to wear one of these.
SMC acknowledges the support of Cactus Clothing and Kiwi Outdoors Centre.
Tow Belts now available at the Ticket Office/Canteen
Top Tow belts are available from the Ticket Office/Canteen at the following prices:
- Belts (inc. nutcracker) - $95
- Harnesses (inc. nutcracker) - $150
- nutcrackers - $25
NZ Mtn Safety Council Snow Skills and Avalanche Awareness Course
location: Fitzroy Surf Club, Manganui Ski Area
23-24 August. Lecture: Fitzroy Surf Club Seminar: Manganui Ski Area
Essential avalanche awareness info for trampers and mountaineers venturing beyond the ski area into the backcountry where no avalanche control work is carried out.
The course focuses on avoiding the need for avalanche related rescue, but also dedicates time to learning the technical skills required for rescuing a companion or small party. It covers Mountains weather, identification of avalanche terrain, basic route finding and decision making, companion rescue and safety equipment (including use of transceivers).
The lecture is held in the evening prior to the field day (Fitzroy Surf Club) and lasts around 2.5 hours. Attendance is prerequisite for the field day.
The field day focuses on practical aspects and is a full day (Manganui Ski Area). At the end of the course a “Certificate of Attendance” is issued to the participants.
Cost: $100.00 incl. GST
Venue: Lecture: Fitzroy Surf Club
Seminar: Manganui Ski Area
to register contact Gayle Tricklebank
Phone: 06 753 5021