The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on May 8, 1967 · Page 23
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23 jiibW SUPPLEMENT Ski titles at Buller SPORT SKI FLATS TO LET "Edelweiss" FALLS CREEK Bookings Molony's, 197 Elizabeth St., Melb. 67 8428. ARLBERG HAS EVERYTHING vnroDean ski atmosphere, Imported wines, good food, soft lights, sweet music weekends. HOT & COLD SMORGASBORD All new Imported ski equipment for hire. Write or ring, ARLBERG HOUSE PTY. LTD. ML Bullcr Phone Mt. Bullcr 4. FALLS CREEK SKI VILLAGE O.Y.O. Flats for Sale F.F.S.C. Units accommodating six. Suitable private owners or small groups. Glorious views. Price $8750 on $2000 Dep. OWNER "KARINGAL" FALLS CREEK. TEL. FALLS CREEK 20 -bar lr alls Creek skiers EQUIPMENT THE AGE, MonHay, May 8, 1967 I SNOW jA. New for Select your hire skis at Vaydln' . . .' pick them tip at Mt. Buller store! Learn to ski before you see the snow, on Vaydln's" nylon slopes from leading instructors. "VAYDLN" SKI CENTRE 926 High St., Armadale 50 6333, 50 7190 FRIDAY, 11 p.m. SUNDAY, 2 p.m. 5.30 p.m. Heathcote's Bus Service, Mansfield PHONE 31 1 Special Snowline Timetable Depart Mansfield: Arrive Old Chalet Site: IZ.15 a.m. 3.30 p.m. 7 p.m. Depart Mt. Buller: 3.30 p.m. SUNDAYS, Arrive Mansfield 4.30 p.m. Land Rover Transport is available from Old Chalet site Midweek, 8.30 a.m. 6 p.m. Fridays, 8.30 a.m. 2 a.m., Saturday. Week-ends, 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Bookings can be made after hours by phoning Mansfield 311. Hans Steiner will Transport goods of all types anywhere See me for your PORTA-GAS SUPPLIES. Also ' ON-THE-SPOT CAR REPAIRS. HANS STEINER Horse Hill, MT. BULLER. Pioneer ski weekend holidays from Melbourne are designed to give maximum time on the snow-fields, and depart 6 p.m. each Friday from June 16th and return 10.30 p.m. each Sunday. ' With Pioneer you have the choice of skiing at famous resorts of Mt. Buffalo or Falls Creek. Mt. Buffalo Weekend $23.00 Falls Creek Weekend $25.00 SNOWY MOUNTAINS TOURS FROM MELBOURNE AND C00MA for non-skiers are available throughout the winter a chance to see the Snowy Mountains Authority Scheme in its winter mantle. Ail travel it in air-conditioned coaches. BOOK NOW! u inieeii SNOW TOURS 138 Elizabeth Street, 465 Swanston Street, 34 0401 or any recognised Travel Agent. at, 60j A MEMBCt COMPANY Of ANSETT TRANSPORT INDUSJRISS UMITID SKI in SUNSHINE! GET HEALTHY TAN! Licensed MOTEL MT. BUFFALO CRESTA We have everything for skiers to make YOUR SKIING HOLIDAY EXCITING and TJNFORGET-ABLE. LIFTS Just in front of your door; CHAIR ($3 daily, 20c sin.); T BAR ($2 daily, 10c sin.). HEATED SWIMMING POOL 75" F. Drive safely, to our door. ROAD OPEN ALL WINTER TO TATRA INN. LUXURIOUS MOTEL, with shop, ladies' hairdressing Sl?.1JCON'rINENTAL cuisine and FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. Candlelight dinner and DANCE. New KIOSK and SUNDECK for quick service More runs cleared, SAFE for BEGINNERS. Also training runs for RACERS and a JUMP to train (25m.). Toboggan runs, ei t,sw school with TOP overseas instructors. fcKl hire metal Blizzard skis with safety bindings. rJtra-inn has radio-phone. BRIGHT 263. iSV e T SAVE ,rom onlv $2" FULI' BOARD. wm,Lc!ays from W667 - 14767 and 10967 W967, Sunday to Friday inclusive. Also LIFTS and , SKI HIRE REDUCED. 7M0iSk direct: 24 5985 or Bright 263 or write: TATRA Ollie Polasek, Mt. Buffalo or see your agent. WHEN THREDBO HAS SNOW WE HAVE SNOW TOO. h?,3PMES MORE out of YOUR HOLIDAY, we have NO LIFTS QUEUES. SKI ALL DAY and have FUN at NIGHT. SEVENTEEN interna-" tionals are expected to compete In the National Alpine Championships at Mt. Buller this season. They will be teams, or individual skiers, from the United States, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and West Germany. Famous coach Honare Bonnet is expected to be manager of the French team. Racing will include the giant slalom and the downhill. Dates are August 3 and August 8-9. The appearance of such a strong international contin- Action during last year's racing. gent will be a "bonus" for Buller in attracting more people to the mountain. For this Buller must thank the Ski Council of Australia, which invited teams from six countries to compete in the World Cup and Thredbo Cup, also in August. Buller this year will again have strong teams of international ski instructors. There will be about nine internationals altogether, divided between the Austrian school, run by Ski Lifts, Mt. Buller and the French school, organised by Bull Run Enterprises. A MODERN $70,000 T-bar ski lift into Sun Valley will help Falls Creek skiers blaze new trails this season. The lift which will open up the Ruined Castle area, running right down to the north-east arm of the Rocky Dam is by far the most important development at the resort in recent years. Longer in length than the main summit T-bar, the new lift will service a 2500-feet slope with a vertical drop of approximately 700 feet. The slope offers runs equally good for all stand-, ards of skier, from the beginner to the expert. One of the main attractions of the area opened up by the Sun Valley lift is its suitability for early and late ski-ing. Being a southerly slope it Is protected and holds the snow longer. Another good feature is that the slope is extremely well grassed and very little clearing was required to bring it up to top standard. Since last season work parties have done much to Improve other runs. The Gully chair lift has been cleared from top to bottom and a number of trails have been widened on the village T-bar. A spate of building has taken place since the 1966 season, lifting the number of beds available in the chalets and lodges which dot the basin where the village lies, to 1250. But even more significant moves are planned, highlighted last week by the calling of tenders for construction of a major hotel on the mountain. This could add, conservatively, another 100 beds to the village's accommodation and provide it with the biggest developmental boost for a decade or more. But the largest current building . project is the licensed restaurant on the site below Arundel ski lodge. Until now there has been no common meeting place where skiers could go after a hard day on the slopes, or to dine in the evening. Known as "Julian's," the new restaurant will have "house" specialties including goulash soup, fondues, sizzling steaks, and trout from the Rocky Valley Dam. Designed by Andrew Reed and built on a very steep slope, the restaurant will have 12 different levels. An unusual architectural feature will be the triangu lar fireplace connecting the dining levels, with a staircase running around it. Tables will be dark wood refectory style with benches. On fine days skiers will be able to drink and dine on a large balcony off the restaurant's lowest dining level. Skiers will have increased mobility on the mountain this season through new over-snow transport introduced by Yellow Horse snow services. The vehicle heated, enclosed and capable of carrying 16 passengers was designed by Terry O'Hare. The Hydrotrac, as the vehicle is named, will give adventurous skiers the op- fwrtunity to picnic and ski n the little - known areas around Mt. Nelse and Mt. McKay. The Hydrotrac also will provide internal village transport, operating from a central depot where intending passengers can obtain light hot snacks. The service may be enlarged next year to incorporate covered parking, meals and a service station. Located 5300 feet up in the Bogong Ranges, the Falls Creek village is overlooked by crests rising to 6000 feet. From the crests radiate downhill runs generally regarded as mainly suitable for the accomplished skier. i M, Snow clad slopes towering over the Cresta run welcomes skiers as they emerge from Tatra each morning. IT. BUFFALO, al- thoueh still one of the smaller Victorian snow resorts, has undergone significant improvements since the '66 ski season. Most have been at the Tatra Inn, on the Cresta run, under the guidance of well-known mountain identity Ollie Polasek. The inn, with the nearby chalet, which is run by the Victorian Railways, provides total accommodation for approximately 220 skiers. Although only just over 5000 feet high, Mt. Buffalo as shown last year can have heavy and good quality snow falls. This is recognised by the fact that this year will see the return of the Victorian intermediate races after a break of some 30 years. They will be held on July 15-16, and are part of a very heavy racing programme for the season. Amateur races, jump and lang lauf will be held on July 29-30, the amateur and veteran slalom and downhill on August 12-13 and the Ampol $1000 professional races on September 9-10, all at Cresta. Slope facilities -have been up-graded by the addition Mt. Buffalo's new look of a 20-30 metre Jump which, while small by most standards, will be enlarged in subsequent seasons, A new slalom run also has been built, wider and right to the top of the mountain. It is of Olympic standard and will easily take 75 gates. Other major amenities provided by Tatra this year include a swimming pool, heated to a constant 75 deg., a new kiosk near the ski hire, providing hot and cold drinks and quick snacks. Skiers can obtain service without removing their skis. Piped music also has been installed, giving a "blanket" cover of the mountain. Another major improvement is the introduction of a radio telephone service for the first time. The number Is Bright 263. The 80 beds at the inn range from three-four bunk rooms to luxurious motel- type suites, fully carpeted, heated and self-contained. For the first time a package deal has been introduced $28 a week Sunday to Friday inclusive operating between June 14 and July 14, and September 10 to September 30. This includes full board and reduced ski school and ski hire charges. The mountain runs are serviced by a chair lift and T-bar which can carry 1000 skiers an hour. The drop from the top of the chair lift is 545 vertical feet. A new road from Cresta down to Tatra has been constructed, eliminating the previous sharp bend and gradient over the last half mile into the resort. The road into Mt. Buffalo from Porepunkah is kept open throughout the winter. The slopes are well serviced by tows, comprising a chair lift, two 'i-oars and one Poma lift, not uiciuauia uie new oun vauey mi. Total lifting capacity is approximately 180U skiers an hour. iiie lifts, commercial and private lodges and chalets, represent an investment 01 more than $2 million. Access to Falls Creek is from Mt. Beauty, with a steep climb over 19 miles of sharply winding, unsealed gravel road which is kept open throughout the winter. There are three ski hire shops on the mountain including Harold Cummings' and a ski school staffed by international instructors. Racing, usually a strona feature of the snow season at Falls Creek, will be restricted this year to the Molony Cup on the July 15-16 weekend. Competitors will race over the slalom and giant slalom course. The cup was won in 1065 by Jean Claud Killv (France), the present world champion, and last year by Karl Schranz of Austria, who probably is the most successful skier racing today. The only other racing on the calendar this year is the Molony Alpine NEDS A children's event on September Touring by air CNOW tours with a dif-0 ference will be introduced this winter by a Melbourne air charter service. The company, Schutt Aircraft, at Moorabbin, will run regular week-end tourist flights over all the snow resorts. A typical route will be Moorabbin Airport (depart 9 a.m.), Eildon Weir, Mt. Bui ler, Mt. Buffalo, Mt. Bogong, Falls Creek village, Mt. Mc Kay, Mt. Hotham and return the same morning via Baw Baw approximately 320 air miles. ' This tour will cost $22.50. The flight to Thredbo and the Perisher area in NSW will cost approximately $30. The latest Cessna single and twin-engined aircraft will be used. MR. CHRISTOPHER SKI WEAR of Melbourne We specialise in ' made-to-measure ski pants, ski outfits and parkas. C. NICHOLAS, ' 298 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills. 83 4492. NORWEGIAN SKI KNITWEAR Glorious Colors, Patterns & Styles Sweaters, cardigans, jackets, socks, caps plus seal skin boots and slippers. 20 PRICE REDUCTION BUY NOW WHILE STOCKS LAST INGLIS SMITH & CO. PTY. LTD Corner Spencer and Flinders Streets. 61 2411. JJ ""i" "i mini inn I i ii BmJ I FALLS CREEK! I OPENING JULY 1ST I JJMiaam 9s I 1 ADJACENT I TO ARUNDEL LODGE PHONE FALLS CREEK 11 Mim in iiiiiwi muni iiiimmI :khi Moke Your Winter Sport More Enjoyable Go where the others can't! The Incredible traction and handling of PORSCHE combined with complete reliability ensures added pleasure always. For a demonstration of PORSCHE benefits contact PORSCHE DISTRIBUTORS (AUST.-N.Z.) PTY. LTD. 36 High Street. St Kllda. 51 7107, 51 2607. SKI-ING AT FALLS CREEK? HIRING EQUIPMENT MAKE SURE YOU GET THE BEST IN EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE. HAROLD CUMINGS SKI HIRE RIGHT IN THE SKI-ING BOWL. Book In Melbourne. Pick up at Falls Creek. Booking!. Brochures and Information from THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU THE FALLS CREEK TEE-BARS and CHAIRLIFT Were designed and manufactured by McCALLLUM ENG. CO. PL . 5 ROBERNA ST., MOORABBIN PHONE 95 4959 CESSNA 110 TWIN SEE THE SNOW IN COMFORT AND SAFETY The company famous for round-Australia flying safaris now invites you to share the breathtaking wonderland of the Australian Alps from the warm comfort of the latest air-conditioned Cessnas. The aircraft are powered by twin Rolls-Royce engines, under the command of fully qualified commercial pilots. Our itineraries include all Victorian and NSW snow resorts prices from $22.50 per seat. Book direct at Schutt Aircraft Pty. Ltd., 00 5005, or your nearest travel agency. GO! WITH THE SNOW STAY AT DIANA LODGE The most swinging lodge on the mountain. Completely heated throughout. Live entertainment throughout the season. For more information phone or contact VICTOUR, 63 0202, Molony's 67 8428, or Direct to Russ Rockliff, DIANA LODGE, Falls Creek. Phone 14. SKIVVIES STYLES FOX MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN Available at Ski Shops and all leading Stores CHEAP SKI TRIPS FALLS GREEK WEEK ENDS SKIS, STOCKS, BOOTS ONLY $4.50. All Transport, Accommodation Arranged, $16. Commencing Weekend of July 14th BOOK EARLY. WANDERERS SKI CLUB 802271 Always A Warm Welcome By Host ORE FRUEAUF at SNOWHAVEN in the heart of FALLS CREEK For Direct Bookings Phone Falls Creek 21 FALLS CREEK YELLOW HORSE SHOW SERVICES Will Race You From Their Depot to Your Lodge In COMFORT This Is just one of the services to be offered by the Yellow Horse this Season, 1967. SKI HIRE FALLS CREEK BOOK MELBOURNE PICK-UP FALLS CREEK MOLONY-ALPINE (SKI-HIRE) PTY. LTD. FALLS CREEK PHONE 22 MOLONY'S SKI SHOP 197 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 67 8428 FALLS CREEK IS A SKI RESORT NOT A WAIT-TO-SKI RESORT come to where the queues are NOT 900 At Australia's fastest growing ski area N.6. The snow Is best in July ALPINE DEVELOPMENTS (SKI TOWS) PTY. LTD.

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