National Alpine School 2023

This intensive alpine training event will provide Rover Scouts and Leaders with an opportunity to learn, develop, and demonstrate their skills in leading day tours and snowshoeing trips. The School is designed to focus on the practical skills that Snowcraft Leaders require to take youth members into alpine environments, such as:

  • Managing parties in challenging environments
  • Dealing with alpine emergencies
  • Navigating in poor visibility
  • Avalanche safety
  • Snow camping techniques

At the completion of the course you will be assessed in two subject disciplines:

  • Use snowcraft skills for alpine touring -siso skt 003
  • Lead skiing activities on easy cross-country terrain -siso skt 004

Dates: 5 August - 12 August

Location: Bogong Rover Chalet - Falls Creek

Cost: $600 (+ski hire)

Prerequisite - must have one from the list below

  • Trained Participant - cross-country skiing day tour patrolled.
  • Trained Participant - snow shoe day tour. 
  • Bushwalking - Activity Specialist Extremely Difficult Tracked & Untracked Environments.
  •  Attended 2 weeks at Bogong Rover Chalet.
  •  Other suitable experience with logbook evidence (If unsure please contact State Alpine Leader).
  • Hold a guide appointment in one other Adventurous Activity within Scouts.

For more information and to register your interest, click here, or email Peter Robinson ( or your State Alpine (Bushwalking) Leader.  


Expressions of interest are still accepted for waiting list

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