SNOWCRAFTAlpine activities are exciting, fun and challenging, but due to the potential dangers members must have suitably qualified people to suprevise the activity.
Sydney North Region's Cross-Country Ski Team will be running a number of Cross Country Ski and Snowcraft Adventures. There is also the opportunity to challenge yourself with Back Country Snowboarding and Mountaincraft.
Who Can Do It?These activities are most suitable to Venturers, Rovers and Leaders.
When Can I Do This?Day trips and weekends, however snow trips are usually wekend or extended activities.
Sydney North Region Snowcraft Workshops are conducted in accordance with NSW State Alpine Policy - Alpine Activities. It must be emphasised that these workshops are a significant risk activity. All of our Guides and Leaders are qualified and all participants in these courses must abide by the Alpine Policy as well as normal Scouting rules and regulations including all reasonable requests and instructions given by the training Leaders/Guides.
Workshop Dates 2018
Snowcraft 1 - Theory Night 4th July, Practical Weekend 28th - 29th July - Download E1 Form.
Snowcraft 2 - Theory Night 8th August, Practical Weekend 18th - 19th August - Download E1 Form.
Snowcraft 1 - Level 1
This weekend involves basic cross country ski training, perfect for those who have never skied cross country before. Get up on your ski's, learn to turn, stop and travel over the snow. Come and see the areas the downhill skiers don't know exist. Course cost is $20. Other expenses which you will need to bring money to pay for are transport, accommodation, ski hire, park entry and Saturday dinner. Estimate of these costs is $230. You bring a tent, sleeping bag, breakfasts, lunches and other personal gear.
Activity is suitable for Venturer age or older.
Snowcraft 2 - Level 2
On this weekend adventure you will receive training in cross country skiing, camping and survival skills in alpine regions. Get out into the back country and see the beauty that is the alpine region in winter. Course cost is $20. Other expenses which you will need to bring money to pay for are transport, Friday night accommodation, ski hire and park entry. Estimate of these costs is $195. You bring all camping and personal gear and meals, as advised on theory night.
Activity is suitable for Venturer age or older. Must be able to ski competently on cross-country skis, have attended a Snowcraft 1 weekend.
Snowcraft 3 - Level 3Snowcraft 3 events are for more advanced skiers who want to hone their skills and broaden their experience. These courses can be scheduled on demand for almost any weekend in the season. Please ask
Ski Tours, Ski Tourer Training in Ski TouringDuring the season we will be conducting a number of ski tours ranging from two day (weekend) trips to extended tours up to 9 days in both NSW and Victoria.
Back-country Snowboarding and MountaincraftThese adventures are available pending interest.
Expressions of interest to attend these weekends should be directed to the Snowcraft coordinator as detailed below. Expressions of interest should be made no later than 1st August to determine dates and costings
BookingsDownload the E1 Form and comple it. Send the completed E1 forms together with the cheque (made out to "Scouts Australia") to the Region Office.
2 Ellis Street
CHATSWOOD NSW 2067
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