Event Details

The love of mountain sports invites you and all to an Australian Backcountry Information Evening. The night is hosted by Watkin McLennan and presented in association with Marker Bindings, Rhythm Snowsports, Mountainwatch.com and Chillfactor Magazine.

When: Thursday 16th July from 7:30pm

Where: Banjo’s Back Room. 1 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne.

The evening is for Australian backcountry skiers and snowboarders of all levels of experience and ages. The night kicks off with a short film shot on The Roof of Australia.

Following the film Bill Barker will talk about the hazards unique to the Australian mountains. Bill has been patrolling for over 20 years, is a certified guide with the Canadian Ski Guide Association, and a member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He is the director of ski patrol at Mt Hotham and runs epic backcountry trips to Gulmarg, India. Visit www.billstrips.com.

Doug Chatten, Jindabyne local and Main Range expert will follow Bill. Doug’s local experience will be shared as he talks about the different strategies and approaches to getting out into the Main Range.

We will then open the floor up to questions for our expert panel.

7:30pm Short film and Welcome
7:45pm Bill Barker to talk about the hazards unique to the Australia.
8:10pm Doug Chatten to talk about getting into Main Range.
General questions and conversation to follow.

You can register for this free event here.