GOINGS ON’ Around the Manganui Ski Area
Warwick Brown Building Upgrade - Fire/Security System installed...
Surplus funds from TSB Community Trust were approved to install the $8.5k Fire/Security System for the recently re-roofed/re-clad Warwick Brown Building. DataTalk sucessfully installed the new system last week. We now have an integrated security system to protect this important asset, and also a Fire Detection system, as required for Alpine Lodges (in the wake of the Whakapapa Knoll Ridge Cafe arson event of 2009).
Thanks to DataTalk and TSB Community Trust
When: 6pm, Thursday 26th May
Where: NP Yacht Club, Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth
Entry: Gold Coin donation, $10 for sellers
Drinks and nibbles will be available.
All proceeds go to the SMC Junior Ski Racing and Training Squad.
we will be drawing a pass for 2 to the International Ice Hockey - Canada v USA, Vector Arena, Auckland July 23rd.
be at our ski swap to be in the draw!!!
Funding secured for new ski-doo
Pub Charity have come to the party with $9,500 towards a replacement ski-doo.
Thanks to Pub Charity for the contribution to the upgrade of this essential operational machinery.
"Carry it in - carry it out" rubbish policy for Manganui Ski Area
Rubbish clearing is a big job for our ski area staff, given the intermittent operation. We request that all mountain users (as in the rest of the National Park) carry out the rubbish they bring in.
We have real issues with beer bottles, food waste and general rubbish (apart from that purchased from the Canteen of course!).
Please carry out your rubbish upon leaving the ski area.
New Safety Services Coordinator for 2011
SMC is pleased to announce that Bernhard Freinademetz has been employed for the upcoming 2011 season. Bernhard is from Austria.
worked for the Air & Style snowboard contest as head of the organizing committee. www.air-style.com
worked for the International Snowboard Federation as the TV production manager of the World cup.
worked as a service agency for international commercial and feature film productions.
founded a club to inform youngsters about avalanches and alpine dangers. 12000 kids went through these courses. www.saac.at
started the education of the international mountain guide association in Austria in 2007 and finished degree of an UIAGM mountain and ski guide.
Bernhard says he was always interested in travelling and adventures in the mountains; having visited many European alpine countries and some countries outside Europe as Canada, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Indonesia – this motivates me to visit your beautiful area in New Zealand.
Bernhard replaces Nicholas Fountain, who has since returned to Colorado.
We welcome Bernhard and hope is stay and work in Taranaki is an enjoyable one.
George Mason & Crew complete exterior staining for this season...
George and his crew of helpers have completed the staining of the Manganui Lodge and Warwick Brown exterior cladding, an extensive summer project. All looking great, and will stand up to the weather with Georges Goo.
Thanks to George and his helpers!
Jonathan is an apprentice chef at The Mountain House, and new SMC member. Rob and George have been involved with SMC over many years.