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July 16, 2012

Backcountry Report 14th July 2012

Filed under: Backcountry Report,Latest news,Shop News — MAC Team @ 7:02 am

July 13, 2012

meet Pete’s first time ski tourers!

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July 12, 2012

Backcountry Report 8th July 2012

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Awesome early season conditions making for an inspiring backcountry report by Pete Webster!

July 10, 2012

the main range is looking superb!

Filed under: Backcountry Report,Latest news,Shop News,Ski touring — MAC Team @ 11:15 am

A few photos from the 8th July 2012. Thanks to Pete Webster!

The Sentinal and Watsons Craggs behind.  Really filled in, looks like a great ski descent (below).

Northcoate in the centre frame , such a perfect open curtain of snow all on the windward side ready for turns

The bowl into Club lake below Caruther’s Peak

July 7, 2012

Basic needs – extreme happiness video

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Aleksander Gamme on day 86 of his polar expedition feeling pretty darn good!

Aleksander Gamme recently became the first person to complete a solo expedition to the south pole. Gamme did this just days ahead of the Australian team James Castrission and Justin Jones.

July 6, 2012

Introduction to Crosscountry ski, showshoeing & telemark lessons

Filed under: Latest news,Shop News — MAC Team @ 4:03 am

We are super excited to announce some new introductory lesson options for people wanting to experience Cross country skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Telemark Skiing. The lesson prices below are available to customers who hire equipment at our regular price.

Telemark Tuesday 10am Tuesday: 1 1/2hr telemark lesson at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort $40 plus hire & lift pass. On Tuesdays Charlotte Pass does a 2 for 1 price which includes oversnow, lift & lunch. Please contact Charlotte Pass for more details!

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing 9.30am Saturday: 1 1/2hr XC ski lesson at Perisher Nordic tracks $20 plus hire

Introduction to Snowshoeing 9.30am Sunday: 1 1/2hr Snowshoe tour at Perisher $20 plus hire

Lessons will run weekly but bookings are essential as minimum numbers will apply for some lessons.

What a start to the season!

Filed under: Backcountry Report,Latest news,Shop News,Ski touring — MAC Team @ 1:58 am

These photos are a few days old but they are too good not to share; they were taken on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 by Bec & Jeff. The report was cold calm day, snow flurries & boot deep powder!!!

July 4, 2012

Is it possible to turn light touring skis…we think so!

Filed under: Latest news,Shop News,Ski touring — MAC Team @ 2:15 am

Pete Webster – Mountain Adventure Centre backcountry instructor getting some turns in on our rental Karhu skis & Alpina BC boots. Below are a few tips from Pete on how to get some quality turns on light touring (skinny) skis.

” First and foremost its all about controlling the trailing ski to do this you want to weight your inside ski as you go into the turn. 

As you are coming through for your first lead change start to pressure your new inside ski earlier than normal.  To achieve this your hips need to be further back while still maintaining an upright position, when doing this be careful that you don’t fall into the back seat. 

As you can’t rely on the equipment to hold you in there use your core strength to maintain stance.  Keep you upper body down the fall line and let your legs do the turning!” Pete Webster APSI level 1 Telemark Instructor

Introduction to Backcountry skiing 3rd July 2012

Filed under: Backcountry Report,Shop News,Uncategorized — MAC Team @ 1:16 am

Many still think of this as early season but the great conditions tell otherwise.  Amazing cover for this time of the year providing a great ½ day ski tour.  The great snow cover means easy access to the back country and fantastic skiing.

Today’s small group were lead on an introductory ski tour covering basic skills needed to negotiate off trail skiing in the Australian High Country.  We headed out in the direction of Porcupine rocks from Perisher Ski Resort.  The group loved getting away from the crowds and were amazed by the natural, untouched environment of the mountains in winter.

July 2, 2012

Hilleberg Atlas – free standing group tent

Filed under: Latest news,Shop News,Ski touring,Uncategorized — MAC Team @ 4:21 am

Blue Mountains TAFE are testing out our new Hilleberg Atlas tent as their base camp class room. We took a peek inside this morning and were pleased to see it lives up to the reviews “Tremendously spacious, very stable & completely modular, the Atlas is the big-group tent for any situation.”

We have 3 of these tents and connecting vestibules which we will pitch and post video/photos of soon. In the mean time visit the Hilleberg website for more information.

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