BSAR ski skills training at Mt Stirling, Sat 26 August 2017

2017 BSAR ski training at Mt Stirling
The BSAR ski skills training day was held at Mt Stirling on Saturday 26 August 2017 for all BSAR members keen to acquire or improve their ski skills.  Six BSAR members and three Police SAR members attended.
Activities included some basic instruction, skiing to and around the summit, some steep slope skiing then a return ski run to Telephone Box Junction

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Mt Hotham backcountry avalanche and warning, 8 Aug 2017

Mt Hotham avalanche Aug 2017

An avalanche occurred in Mt Hotham’s backcountry on 8 August. There were no injuries to mountain staff or guests.

This follows warnings from the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol team regarding the high risk of avalanches in the backcountry due to the large amount of snowfall, cold temperatures and strong winds that has occurred over the last few days.

Mt Hotham Ski Patrol perform avalanche control work daily and noted in their snow report today the danger of sizeable wind slab avalanches at higher elevations.

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