The Jindabyne Snow Ball

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The Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce are looking for a group of Fun, Organised and Creative Volunteers to help us prepare for a Magical Event we are planning for May next year.

The Jindabyne Snow Ball will be filled with Wintery Wonder, Elegance and Style. With Live Music & Dancing, Local Drinks and a Special 3 Course Dinner, it’s our wish this night be a Well Deserved Celebration to Launch the 2023 Snow Season and be a Night to Remember.

The Jindabyne Chamber hopes to see the Jindabyne Snow Ball become an Annual Event, so let’s do all we can to make this Wonderful Evening a Big Success.

Please Email or Message if you’re interested in becoming involved, we will be starting our preparations after the end of this Snow Season.

The Snowy Trout Challenge is Back Again in 2021

The 2021-22 Snowy Trout Challenge will start on Friday 1 October after 500 large, tagged rainbow trout were released into 6 impoundments across the Snowy Monaro Region…

Trout have been release into:

  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Lake Jindabyne
  • Lake Crackenback
  • Black Lake, Bombala
  • Murrumbidgee Pumping Station, Cooma
  • Lake Williams, Nimmitabel

Now in its second year, the Snowy Trout Challenge (STC) is open to all anglers and is a region wide event across the Snowy Monaro that encourages visitation to the area and promotes the local waterways for fishing. The Snowy Trout Challenge runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 May 2022.

The rainbow trout were bred at the NSW Department of Primary Industries Gaden Trout Hatchery in Jindabyne…

“The NSW Government is pleased to support the 2021-22 Snowy Trout Challenge,” said an NSW Department of Primary Industries spokesperson. “This is a great initiative which showcases the Snowies region as our premier trout fishing destination and provides fantastic opportunities for families and kids to enjoy quality fishing for spectacular Rainbow Trout bred by the expert team at the DPI Fisheries Gaden Trout Hatchery at Jindabyne.”

Trout caught during the Snowy Trout Challenge

The idea of the event is that anyone can catch one of the large rainbow trout, plus then can register their catch and go into the draw for monthly prizes. Additional prizes can be won for just registering for the event.

Each fish has been tagged with its own individual number on a White Tag for this year’s event.
To participate in the 2021-22 Snowy Trout Challenge, please register your details via the link at bottom. In return you will enter the draw to win a ‘Cash Prize’ generously sponsored by the Snowy Mountains Chambers Alliance. This prize will be drawn in June 2022 at the conclusion of the 2021-22 STC.

For every 2021* STC tagged Rainbow Trout you catch from 1 October 2021 to 31 May 2022, you are eligible to enter a monthly cash prize draw**.

To enter, you must register the details of your catch. Details on how to register your catch will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

 

*2021/22 STC tags are white. Pink 2020 STC tags are not eligible to enter in the monthly cash prize draw.
** Prize draws will commence once NSW is re-opened for regional travel.

 

The Snowy Trout Challenge is an initiative of local Chambers of Commerce and Snowy Monaro Regional Council and driven by volunteers who are eager to promote fishing in the region.
The participating chambers of commerce are:

  • Bombala and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Cooma Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce
  • Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce

https://linktr.ee/snowytroutchallenge to register

To keep up-to-date on all things Snowy Trout Challenge, please follow the Snowy Trout Challenge Facebook page.

2020 AGM JINDABYNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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The Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce held its AGM on the 24th November 2020 at Rydges in Jindabyne. The office bearers were all re-elected unopposed. The President reviewed the year and remarked on the business community’s resilience that was demonstrate this most challenging year of 2020.

 

Over the course of this year, the Chamber has been actively delivering to membership and community alike. We have hosted both Federal and State politicians, most recently the new Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain. Kristy McBain came to Jindabyne on an invitation that was extended to all candidates of the federal election during a Zoom ‘Meet your candidate’ evening organised by the Chamber. This year has certainly seen all of the Chamber executives become very familiar with this new type of communication.

 

The Chamber met with the Business Council of Australia directly after the bushfires and was able to distribute vouchers allocated to us. These vouchers helped Chamber members to seek professional assistance in the aftermath of the bush fires.

 

During the course of the year the Chamber applied for and was awarded a number of small grants from both council and state government to help deliver important new skills via face to face workshops and more zoom sessions. These successful grants were made possible by the dedicated work of the committee with a special mention of Fiona Latham-Cannon, Secretary and Matthew Bell, Treasurer.

 

Fulfilling a leadership role with the community has been key for this past year and was demonstrated via working with regional stakeholders and providing auspice for a large grant for the ‘Sustainable Snowies Initiative’. The chamber was also able to make contributions to the John McLoughlin Christmas Lights by having him give a special talk of resilience during the AGM. Extending the leadership as a member of the advisory community Group for the ever so important strategic project. With the help of Rukshan De Silva (Former Lead Senior Planner for SAP) the chamber was able to deliver two business specific meetings with the department of Planning for local business.

 

If the year was not already busy for the committee, long standing member Gordon Jenkinson has been the Chamber representative on the organising committee for the Trout Challenge 2020. Through Gordon’s dedicated volunteering he has helped the event to raise some $34,000 in prize money. Fiona Latham-Cannon, our secretary ‘extraordinar’, has also provided many hours of marketing and administration support.

 

Shortly after the AGM the Chamber hosted a guest speaker, Joan Bird, who shared with us the new code of conduct for short term rental accommodation as introduced by the department of Fair Trading. An eventful night was rounded off with the Business Connect evening. These evenings are designed to be informative and allow businesses, both new and old to network in a relaxed atmosphere. The Chamber would like to acknowledge the ongoing support offered by Rydges, Jindabyne.

 

Re-elected for another year:

 

Olivier Kapetanakos as President

Bruce Easton as Vice President

Fiona Latham-Cannon as Secretary and Marketing.

Matthew Bell as Treasurer

 

Committee Members

Gordon Jenkinson

Gary Grant

 

The chamber is a voluntary organisation exercising a policy of diversity and inclusion and would welcome new committee members to help deliver programs for the benefit of all members.

 

The next business Connect of on the 17th December 2020

 

Enquiries to join the Chamber can be made by contacting Olivier on 0400 868 683.

Regards,

Olivier Kapetanakos 

Snowy Mountains Cookies, 1 of 30 small regional businesses chosen by Facebook

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Facebook Gift Guide 2019

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Snowy Mountains Cookies is excited to announce they have been selected to be a part of the 2019 Facebook Gift Guide.

Facebook and Instagram have created an online Gift Guide to support regional economies.

Over half of the 30 chosen business, including Snowy Mountains Cookies, are in a drought effected area. Facebook’s Director Mia Garlick states “It was developed to celebrate the innovation and success of regional small businesses across the country that play an important role support the national economy,”

Snowy Mountains Cookies, thanks to Facebook and Instagram, will take part in the promotion by featuring their best-selling flavour, the Love Chocolate, in a gift box configuration – please visit www.fb.me/giftguideau

Snowy Mountains Cookies creates premium, gourmet produce and has operated for over 13 years with core business derived from servicing the airline catering sector (including 10 consecutive years of supplying Qantas), hotels, function centres, food outlets and retail customers.

Products reaffirm the brand message, made wholesome and appetising by baking with ‘clean’ ingredients that are:

  • Free of artificial colours
  • Free of artificial additives
  • Free of artificial flavours
  • Free of preservatives
  • Sulphite free dried fruits

Only premium ingredient options are used in our product range, with a focus on ‘keeping it natural by keeping it simple’.

We use:

  • Free-range eggs – recipient of the RSPCA Good Egg award
  • Butter, rather than margarine
  • Quality couverture chocolate – steering clear of compound chocolate
  • Ingredients most home pantries would stock – avoiding using tricky substitute products that mask nutritional table figure

One of Snowy Mountains Cookies owners Daisy Oayda’ states, “I believe starting and running a business like Snowy Mountains Cookies, which prides itself on its location base and name, is easier in a regional town like Jindabyne thanks to the support and genuine interest shown from local business and community, which is something that may not happen in a big city.”

Snowy Mountains Cookies is proud to have been chosen for this opportunity to help grow online sales and bring awareness to the small business in the regional town of Jindabyne. If you would like to see more Snowy Mountains Cookies products please visit www.snowycookies.com.au.


“Snowy Mountains Cookies/ Savoury/ Snacks, launched in 2006, is proudly located in the beautiful, iconic, alpine town of Jindabyne is arguably Australia’s highest commercial bakery perched at 1020 metres above sea level.”

BLUE: The songs of Joni Mitchell

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The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie van de Zandt, along with legendary musical director Max Lambert and accompanied by Robyn Martin and Kate Burke, explores her love of all things Joni.

Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni Mitchell’s life, losses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholic music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs.

Queenie van de Zandt is well known for her incredible versatility as a performer, having worked extensively in musical theatre, plays, cabaret, on television and in film, and as a recording artist, comedienne and writer. She is considered one of the country best theatre performers.

Friday 23 November Jindabyne Memorial Hall 7.30pm

BOOK NOW at www.southeastarts.org.au or phone 02 6492 0711

Tickets $20-$25

Wildbrumby unveils its ‘Spirit of Christmas’ gin

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Limited-edition Black Label gin brings a festive twist to the distiller’s award-winning range of spirits

Wildbrumby, the Snowy Mountains Distillery, has released a limited-edition Black Label gin which has been crafted just for Christmas.

The Black Label has been created from the traditional botanicals and organically home-grown raspberries used in its Rubus Patch gin.

To this award-winning spirit, we’ve added twists of festive fruit, elderflower and citrus notes to recreate the sublime spirit of Christmas.

These have been carefully balanced with juniper and native botanicals, such as the mountain pepper berry that grows wild in the Snowy Mountains.

“The subtle addition of traditional Christmas fruit to our award-winning Rubus Patch is a celebration of the things we love best as we spend time with friends and family,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Add pristine Snowy Mountains water and organic citrus fruit from the family orchard, and you have a gin that truly embodies the spirit of an Australian Christmas.”

The Black Label gin will be available until Christmas, or until stock runs out. Each bottle is elegantly packaged and includes a festive cocktail recipe (attached).

Price: $95 (700ML)

Availability: wildbrumby distillery door and online store (wildbrumby.com/christmas)

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Golden gong for Peach Nectar schnapps

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Wildbrumby wins gold medal at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’  for its Peach Nectar schnapps in the Schnapps Liqueur category at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

Wildbrumby has been in the spirits business for well over a decade. It was one of the first craft distilleries established in Australia, and introduced schnapps – that quintessential tipple from the European Alps – to Australian snow sport enthusiasts.

Distiller Brad Spalding has developed many varieties of schnapps which have proven extremely popular among visitors to the Snowy region. Peach Nectar Schnapps is one of its classic range and has a rich succulent flavour.

Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Australian Distilled Spirits Award is the only national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs.

“We are honoured that one of our classic schnapps products has received a gold medal in this prestigious category,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Schnapps is not a traditionally Australian spirit, but we have developed a unique twist on European schnapps, that is especially tailored to local palates.”

This latest award follows recent successes with its Classic, Rubus Patch and Stallion gin, which have all claimed ‘Gold’ at international spirits competitions in Melbourne and Asia.

The distillery was also named as a leading food and drink innovator in 2017 for its schnapps range in the book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations, which showcased 50 stand-out products across the entire Australian food value chain.

Wildbrumby was chosen for its focus on product experience and the personalisation of its ever-growing range of contemporary Australian spirits.

Lake Light Sculpture Festival in Jindabyne

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Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition which will be held along the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of NSW from the 30th March to 2nd April 2018.

The Easter long weekend offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Jindabyne. The sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting with the reflections of the Snowy Mountains on the lake, providing a living studio for the artworks but it is as night falls that the real magic begins. Illumination has, since the festival’s inception, been a defining element of Lake Light Sculpture, and the sculptures are lit from sunset to 10pm each evening. Artists embed lighting, reflection and optical tricks into their sculptures to play on the light of Easter’s full moon. The effect is dramatic, transforming the already interesting sculptures and revealing hidden elements. It’s an ideal time to bundle up against the autumn chill and walk hand-in-hand with the ones you love along the foreshore.

Artists of every calibre – including professionals, experienced and emerging artists, community groups, and local tradesmen – participate in the event. Previous years’ prizes have included a sculpture residency at the Australian National University, the coveted People’s Choice Award, and the Illumination Award for the sculpture that best lights up the star-strewn night.

2018 Programme

Friday 30th March 2018

10am – Official Opening and announcement of the Award Winners

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Easter Events & Activities Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Saturday 31st March 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Sunday 1st April 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

4pm to 6pm – Drinks with the Artists & Announcement of People’s Choice Award Winner

Monday 2nd April 2018

8am to Midday – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation).

CALL FOR ARTWORKS

After its stunning success last Easter, the Lake Light Sculpture committee is Calling for Entries for the 2018 Event to be held next Easter on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne from 30th March – 2ndApril 2018 with a record prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000.

“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organisations and supporters of this event, we are again able to offer a prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000” said Lake LightCommittee Chair, Lisa Matthes. “The illumination of the sculptures which may be viewed at night under the Easter Full moon makes Lake Light Sculpture a unique outdoor exhibition and to encourage artists to incorporate illumination into their artworks, we will again be offering an Illumination Award Category of $5,000 along with the People’s Choice Illumination Award Category”.

The Snowy Mountains’ area is a great holiday destination at Easter and the picturesque Snowy Mountains and Lake backdrop combined with glorious Autumn colours provide a wonderful setting for sculptures.

Longtime exhibitor to the event & multiple Major Award Winner, Eden’s Jesse Graham was thrilled to sell another of his sculptures, the 2018 Major Award winning piece Buoyansea to the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce where it is now proudly on display on Beach Road. This piece will join Song & Dance in his array of public arts acquisitions which was purchased by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council after the 2013 Lake Light Sculpture event.

With record sculpture sales last Easter, the event continues to grow and is now considered one of the feature events on the Snowy Mountains’ Summer calendar and the Regional Arts NSW calendar. Prize levels in all categories continue to be high with many diverse categories including a range of Environmental, Encouragement and Community Awards attracting entries from established professional and emerging artists, tradespeople, local school and community groups.

The Application Form can be found at www.lakelightsculpture.com.au and entries close 2nd March 2018.

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Matthes on 0409 553 651 or via info@lakelightsculpture.com.au

For high resolution images or other media information, please contact Annette Findlay on info@lakelightsculpture.com.au 

 

Jindabyne Lions Easter Art Show & Sale

Jindabyne Lions Club Art Show and Sale 2018 Memorial Hall Easter School Holidays

Over Easter, Jindabyne oozes Culture. 

It’s a relaxing time of year in Jindabyne, an interlude between Summer, (where activities of bushwalking, bike riding, sailing and swimming) and Winter (when seasonally famous Snow Sports are enjoyed). On top of the Lake Light Sculpture Festival, Jindabyne plays host to one of the biggest regional art events in NSW. The Jindabyne Lions Club Easter Art Show & Sale attracts 200-300 entries covering Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Craft and quite notably features some of the Snowy’s best Photography.

Jindabyne Lions Club invites entries for its Easter Art Show & Sale.

This annual event showcases our region’s wonderful artistic talents. The show is held in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall at the end of Town Centre opposite the Lake Jindabyne Hotel, and will run from Thursday March 29 to Saturday April 7, 2018.

Autumn is a seasonal bonus for artists, as like clockwork, the colours of red and gold are in full swing as Winter approaches. Days are sunny and nights cool, and the scenery can’t help but be inspirational to one and all, especially those with artistic talents.

With such a range of entries the opportunity exists to become an art collector of any level. Excellent artwork is displayed and is usually snapped up quickly, providing great encouragement for our local artists, not to mention an appreciating income. A maximum selling price of only $1,500 is set, and most are in the $300 to $500 price range. Some artists sell all of their work, so it really is a case of get in early or you might miss out. One happy buyer commented as he loaded his purchase into his car, “I can’t believe it, I bought this for $600 and it would have cost me $6,000 from a gallery in Sydney”.

Opening Night Gala Evening

Launch day is a busy day, the Mitre 10 Jindabyne Opening Night Gala starts at 7pm on Thursday 29 March. Opening Night is always a highly anticipated “frock-up” event with the announcement of prize winners and the chance for visitors and residents to catch up with friends over a drink or two. Supper is catered for by the ladies of Jindabyne CWA. At $15.00 entry, it’s excellent value for money.

Past exhibits have seen the likes of George Kraus’ exquisite botanical watercolours, to Peter Williams detailed large scale model of the English Electric Lightning interceptor aircraft that he worked on as a young man, to Brad Spalding’s larger than life ochre portrait of Donny Woolagooja, his indigenous elder mate from the Northern Territory.

“Again, we are very keen to see entries from ours school students”, a Lions Club spokesperson said. “Youth entries are very generously supported by Perisher, and thanks to the proceeds of last year’s Show, we have installed a gallery quality Artrack hanging system to display student’s artwork at Jindabyne Central School”. The system was handed over at the end of last term to Mr Steve Cooper the retiring acting Principal of JCS by Terry Chalk, Past President of Jindabyne Lions.

Entry forms are being sent out to artists who have taken part in past shows and are also available online at www.jindabynelions.org.au Entries may be submitted in person at Jindabyne Memorial Hall on Sunday 25th March 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Please note that no late entries will be accepted. For further entry information, please refer to the entry form.

Call for Volunteers

Although the Show is organised by Jindabyne Lions Club, you don’t have to be a member of Lions to take part. Anyone with an interest in Art is welcome to join us. We always look forward to having helpers when setting up the show, or volunteer show attendants who would like to be part of it all.

Sponsorships for the Jindabyne Lions Club Art Show & Sale are listed below, and are immensely appreciated. Without their support, the show would not go on.

Awards

Best in Show (Traditional) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate

Best in Show (Contemporary) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate

 

Best in Category (Oil) – Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Best in Category (Acrylic) – Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Best in Category (Watercolour) – Wendy Hukins Home Cleaning Service

Best in Category (Pastel) – Nugget’s Crossing Shopping Centre

Best in Category (Drawing) – Nugget’s Crossing Shopping Centre

Best in Category (Photo) – Mountain Maid Cleaning

Best in Category (Mixed Media) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate

Best in Category (Sculpture & Craft) – Mitre 10 Jindabyne

Spirit of the Snowies – National Parks Wildlife Services

Lyn Ritter Encouragement – Jindabyne Lions Club

Alan Grosvenor Youth Encouragement – Kunama Art Gallery / Jindabyne Lions Club

All Youth Entries – Perisher Ski Resort

Opening Night Celebrations – Mitre 10 Jindabyne

Blizzard Printing and Design

Snowy Monaro Regional Council

 

For more information, contact Jindabyne Lions Club or phone Terry Chalk on 0438 610 584.

 

Taking Triathlon and Adventure to New Heights

Elite Energy Australian Alpine Ascent

On March 10 the Australian Alpine Ascent returns to the Snowy Mountains. 2018 marks the events third successive year, featuring an array of events for the active minded adventurer. This year AAA adds two brand new events, a 25k and 50k trail run to the pre-existing AAA triathlon and Tri Kozzi triathlon. The key feature of these two trail runs will see athletes tackle Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko.

The event is expected to see some of the World’s greatest endurance athletes descend on the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. Elite Energy CEO, Mark Emerton, believes this festival will set the benchmark for endurance events in the Southern Hemisphere and will test even the toughest of competitors and those willing to take the challenge ‘into thin air’. “The AAA triathlon is already up there with the likes of Norseman and has been designed to really test an individual. It’s not just about distance, it’s about altitude, it’s about unpredictable weather, it’s about hills – big hills, competitors will be running to the highest peak in Australia and it will be in vain if they don’t get there before dusk when the National Park come in and literally lock you out.

“Logistically, this will be the biggest event we’ve organised and we are working really closely with all local authorities to ensure this is a great success.  Due to the nature of the course and safety requirements, entries will be capped and we are ecstatic to see such a healthy response to these events”.

For all the suffering athletes are sure to endure, the courses are nothing short of spectacular and will see athletes pass through some of the Snowy Mountains’ most picturesque locations including Dead Horse Gap, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo Village and one of the most famous landmarks in Australia, the peak of Mt Kosciuszko.

The AAA triathlon course will begin with a 3km swim in Lake Jindabyne, before transitioning out of the water and onto the bike to commence the 124km ride, the first 16km of which will be a hill climb, this ride has competitors climbing over 3200 vertical metres and will finish at Charlotte Pass Village to transition for the 25k return run along the trails to Mount Kosciuszko, before descending to the finish back at Charlottes Pass Village.

No matter whether the athletes have chosen the shorter triathlon, the AAA or one of the 2 trail runs, the courses will be a test of sheer strength, fitness and at times courage. If people would like to test themselves against any of the distance races they can still enter here.

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic Jindabyne 2018

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic

Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park
Sunday 4 March 2018

Event website – https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-multi-sport-classic-jindabyne
Facebook – www.facebook.com/Sri-Chinmoy-Multi-Sport-Classic-138414553310215/
Swim 1.5km + paddle 9km + run 6km + mountain bike 8km + swim 2.5km + paddle 5.5km + mountain bike 9km + run 12.5km + mountain bike 42.8km + swim 1.2km + paddle 9.5km + run 5km …

The Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic is a 12-leg, all-day adventure for Solo Athletes and Relay Teams combining swimming, mountain biking, paddling and running in, on and around beautiful Lake Jindabyne. The race will be staged for the 12th time on Sunday the 4th of March 2018.

Set in the idyllic surrounds of Lake Jindabyne in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the race combines water and land-based sports over 12 legs, ranging in difficulty from mild to strenuous.

Race Solo or in Relay

The race is ideally suited to Relay Teams of varying tastes and capacities, or for Solo Athletes seeking a complete all-day test of skill, stamina and fitness.

The Course

The course is varied, with 3 mountain bike legs ranging from easy to highly technical; 3 running courses from flat to very not-flat; 3 swims of between 1.2 and 2.5 kms; and 3 paddles of 5.5 to 9.5 kms. The swims and paddles criss-cross most of Lake Jindabyne, while the mountain bikers and runners thoroughly explore the rugged Eastern Escarpment, rolling farmland of the Western Shore, and bushland of the adjoining Kosciuszko National Park.

Who Can Participate?

To take part in such a gruelling multi-discipline event as a Solo Athlete requires a high level of fitness and training in all 4 disciplines of swimming, paddling, mountain biking and running. However, most moderately fit people can join a relay team and complete one or more of the legs, such as a 1.5km swim, 5.5km paddle or 5km run.

Get Your Team Together Now

Find a group of friends or colleagues with the right mix of skills and fitness to cover all 12 legs – and start training!

Information and online entries

Full event information, including course maps and descriptions, stories from previous years, and online entry is available at https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-multi-sport-classic-jindabyne

For inquiries or to register interest in joining a team, phone 0404 071 327 or write to canberra@srichinmoyraces.org

 

L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France

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L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France is a unique road cycle event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible for an amateur to get. Staged in the Snowy Mountains on 160km of fully closed roads, traversing through a multitude of stunning landscapes and topographies and truly challenging climbs, and run under professional Tour de France Race conditions, the route includes a 350m Sprint section and two challenging King of the Mountain sections.

There are two distances: The Race of 157km and the Ride of 126km. The ride includes the Sprint section in Berridale and the infamous first King of the Mountain section Col de Beloka, but excludes the final push up Col Kosciuszko to Perisher.

The local communities have truly embraced the Tour de France coming to the Snowy Mountains. The entire route is decorated with cycling paraphernalia, some exquisite works of art. The towns and villages have adopted the colours of the Tour de France: yellow (Jindabyne), green (Berridale) and polka dot (Dalgety). Last year thousands of locals lined the route with their cow bells, flags and encouragement; the welcome from the local community was extraordinary and created a wonderful ambience throughout the day.

Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome will again ride L’Étape Australia – providing some clinics on Friday and then riding from the back of the pack to the front on Saturday. While many have watched Chris Froome from the sidelines or on TV, few have had the opportunity to ride with him.

The legendary voice of cycling Phil Liggett will be calling in the riders at the Finish of the Race in Perisher, and Matt Keenan will be calling in the riders at the Finish of the Ride in Jindabyne.

www.letapeaustralia.com 

ROAD CLOSURE INFO

L’Etape Australia Cycle Ride – by Le Tour De France

Over 3,500 riders will take part in one of two rides through the Snowy Mountains starting from Bullocks Flat in Perisher. The 157km course finishes on Kosciuszko Road at Perisher and the 126km course finishing at Jindabyne.

Road closures will be in place in Thredbo, Perisher, Jindabyne, RockyPoint, Berridale and Dalgety between 5.15am and 4.30pm. Key roads include Alpine Way, Eucumbene Rd, Kosciuszko Rd, Barry Way, Dalgety Rd and the Snow River Way.

Access arrangements:
– Police will manage access to/from Jindabyne via Kosciuszko Rd from 8.30am to 3pm.
– From Berridale/Dalgety access to Jindabyne between 5am and 7am via Dalgety Rd, Dalgety and Snowy River Way, Beloka only.
– From Berridale/Dalgety access to Jindabyne between 12:15pm and 2pm via Dalgety Rd only.
– Northbound traffic from Jincumbilly will be held at Dalgety until Snowy River Way reopens at 2pm.
– Westbound traffic from Cooma will be held at Berridale until Middlingbank Rd reopens at 10.50am.
– Local resident access maintained on Kosciuszko Rd from Berridale to Eucumbene Road, Hill Top from 6am to 10.50am.

ROAD CLOSURES

THREDBO

From 5.30am to 8:30am

  • Alpine Way between Friday Drive (Thredbo Village) and Kosciuszko Road

JINDABYNE & BERRIDALE

From 5:15am to 9:15am

  • Kosciuszko Road(1, 2, 3) between Alpine Way and Eucumbene Road (westbound)

Notes:

1 Managed access to/from Jindabyne from 8:30am to 3pm. Follow Police and Traffic Control staff instructions at the location

2 Access to Jindabyne from Berridale via Dalgety detour between 5am and 7am.

3 Local resident access on Kosciuszko Road maintained from Berridale as far as Eucumbene Road.

JINDABYNE & ROCKY PLAINS

From 6:00am to 10:50am

  • Eucumbene Road between Kosciuszko Road and Rocky Plains Road
  • Rocky Plains Road between Eucumbene Road and Middlingbank Road

BERRIDALE

From 6:00am to 10:50am

  • Middlingbank Road between Kosciuszko Road and Rocky Plain Road
  • Jindabyne Road Between Middlingbank Road and Myack Street

From 6:00am to 12:45pm

  • Mayack Street between Kosciuszko Road and Dalgety Road

BERRIDALE & DALGETY

From 7:15am to 12:15pm

  • Campbell Street between Barnes Street and The Snowy River Way
  • Dalgety Road between Myack Street and Barnes Street

DALGETY & JINDABYNE

From 7:15am to 2pm

  • The Snowy River Way (4) between Dalgety Road and Barry Way

Note 4 – Between 7:15am and 2pm all westbound vehicles approaching Dalgety will be stopped at Dalgety until the road reopens. From 12:15pm vehicles will be able to travel to Jindabyne via Berridale

JINDABYNE

From 7:30am to 2:00pm

  • Barry Way (5) between The Snowy River Way and Kosciuszko Road

Note 5 – Managed access between Nettin Circuit and Reedys Cutting Road

JINDABYNE & PERISHER

From 8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Kosciuszko Road between Alpine Way and Perisher Village

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