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IGLUTE 2022 AT MT STIRLING

Friday 12 – Sun 14 August at Mt Stirling

Iglute is a weekend long introduction to lightweight snow camping, snowshoeing and igloo building.

The long-standing IGLUTE introductory snow-camping weekend enables Venturers and linking Scouts to learn basic snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their formative snow mobility skills on the gentler practice slopes and nearby trails.

NOTE: Attendance at IGLUTE is dependent upon the Group’s own private transport to and from Mansfield and up to Mt Stirling and down again on Sunday. Generally, the drivers should be either Leaders or parent helpers with sufficient on-snow experience for driving and ability to accompany the groups contingent and camp on-snow with them. It makes sense to try cross-country skis independently or attend one of the scheduled Ski Intro Days across July (see above) at Lake Mountain, Mt Buffalo or Mt St Gwinear, before coming.

Should you or your unit wish to participate in this introduction to snow-camping and on-snow travel then you can contact the State Leader for Ski Touring to discuss it or simply download & complete the application form (see the link below) and send it in by email.

Attendance cost: $30 per youth participant - to cover overnight accommodation in Mansfield, team member attendance costs and the Scout Fleece Beanie which each participant receives. No charge applies for Leaders and Parent Helpers to attend.

Gear hire: Usually $85 per person for cross-country skis, stocks and boots for the weekend. Each individual needs skis, boots and stocks or snowshoes. These can be hired in Melbourne before coming, in Mansfield on Friday evening or from Stirling Ski Hire on Saturday morning.

Ski Touring Activity 2022 Application Form

Contact: state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Downhill  ski / board intro days 2022

Supervision: One leader or supervising parent from your Scout Group for every six Scouts or Venturers attending; provide some easy way of recognising those attending as part of your Group (common coloured cap, bright-coloured neck buff, Group scarf, more outlandish method); swap your mobile numbers.

Preparation: A good breakfast to provide energy for the day’s activities; dress in layers that can be added or removed easily according to the weather conditions we get throughout the day; nibblies and water to remain fuelled and hydrated; put sunblock on early, UV block lip balm and wear your sunnies /goggles from the start of the snowy part and keep them on to prevent snow-blindness.

Transport: Shared private transport; arranged by the attending groups.

Bring:

  • Waterproof jacket/ ski jacket
  • Waterproof pants / ski pants
  • Fleece top
  • Beanie
  • Fleece gloves/ski gloves
  • Daypack
  • Sunnies/ goggles
  • Whistle
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Spare socks and gloves
  • Easily consumed lunch and high-energy nibblies
  • Sitmat (300mm x 400mm x 10mm) for sitting on-snow.

Cost

  • Resort entry fee per car (around $62 at gate or $50 online)
  • Hire of skis/boots/stocks (usually ~$61per day)
  • Lift ticket ($103)
  • Lessons ($80)
  • Some spare cash for hot food & drink ($20-30)
  • Contribution to cover alpine team costs ($15 per Scout/Venturer)

Dates:

  • Mt Buller Sat 16 July
  • Falls Creek Sat 30 July
  • Mt Baw Baw Sat 3 Sept

 

Contact: state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au or Peter Robinson on 0448 250 526

Apply: using Ski Touring Activity 2022 Application Form form to state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Cross-country Ski Intro Days 2022

Supervision: One leader or supervising parent from your Scout Group for every six Scouts or Venturers attending; provide some easy way of recognising those attending as part of your Group (common coloured cap, bright-coloured neck buff, Group scarf, more outlandish method); swap your mobile numbers.

Preparation: A good breakfast to provide energy for the day’s activities; dress in layers that can be added or removed easily according to the weather conditions we get throughout the day; nibblies and water to remain fuelled and hydrated; put sunblock on early, UV block lip balm and wear your sunnies from the start of the snowy part and keep them on to prevent snow-blindness.

Transport: Shared private transport; arranged by the attending groups

Bring:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece top
  • Beanie
  • Fleece gloves/ski gloves
  • Daypack
  • Sunnies
  • Whistle
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Spare socks and gloves
  • Easily consumed lunch and high-energy nibblies
  • Sitmat (300mm x 400mm x 10mm) for sitting on-snow.

Cost:

  • Resort entry fee per car (around $56)
  • Hire of skis/boots/stocks (usually ~$35 per day)
  • Some spare cash for hot food & drink ($5-10)
  • Contribution to cover Ski-tour team costs ($15 per Scout/Venturer)

Dates:

  • Saturday 16th July at JB Plain (near Dinner Plain) - Intro to cross-country skiing
  • Saturday 23rd – 24th July at Mt St Gwinear - Snow camping & Intro to cross-country skiing
  • Saturday 23rd July at Mt Buffalo - Intro to cross-country skiing
  • Sunday July 24th at Lake Mountain - Intro to cross-country skiing
  • Saturday 30th July at Mt St Gwinear - Intro to cross-country skiing
  • Friday 12 – Sun 14 August at Mt Stirling - Iglute

NOTE: If snow cover at Lake Mtn is poor, the venue may shift to St Gwinear.

Contact: state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au or Roger Harrop on 0400 839 307

Apply: using Ski Touring Activity 2022 Application Form form to state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au

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