Alpine Backcountry now open in Berridale

telenomore

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 26, 2010
1,414
3,420
363
Well the race against the clock and the odds has so far worked out. We have opened our Aussie branch in the Old Bakery in the Berridale shops. Catering for all BC and Nordic needs. Link below. Come and say hello. We'll be back in Furano/Tomamu once travel resumes. https://alpinebackcountry.com.au

IMG_6640.jpeg
rental shop # 5.jpeg
 
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass

POW Hungry

Old n' Crusty
Moderator
Ski Pass
May 28, 2000
25,612
45,055
1,063
Eastern Burbs of Sydney
What days are you opening?
Called in early this arvo but no one home :cry: so did a drive by.
Tuesday was a certified pow day, for sure.
Powder Day Warning, on powder days, we are likely to be skiing so be sure to call or email to ensure we are open or to make an appointment.
 

telenomore

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 26, 2010
1,414
3,420
363
Due to a necessary trip to Sydney, we must isolate for 14 days so Alpine Backcountry will be closed until approximately the 13th of July. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish good health to all during this phase of covid. We will resume our free information nights once this lockdown is ended. See you then.
 
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass

buckwheat

One of Us
Jun 6, 2000
1,399
1,944
363
Sydney, NSW Australia
Due to a necessary trip to Sydney, we must isolate for 14 days so Alpine Backcountry will be closed until approximately the 13th of July. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish good health to all during this phase of covid. We will resume our free information nights once this lockdown is ended. See you then.
Free info nights? Reminds me of the mid-90s living in Crested Butte - the local shop "The Alpineer" would have slide nights once a week (or month, I can't exactly recall) where locals would show slides on recent adventures (overseas skiing / climbing / biking / paddling expeditions etc). Was extremely social and promoted a great community. Always wondered why that didn't seem to happen here!
 

Billy_Buttons

Part of the Furniture
Ski Pass
Mar 25, 2011
13,623
14,599
813
Free info nights? Reminds me of the mid-90s living in Crested Butte - the local shop "The Alpineer" would have slide nights once a week (or month, I can't exactly recall) where locals would show slides on recent adventures (overseas skiing / climbing / biking / paddling expeditions etc). Was extremely social and promoted a great community. Always wondered why that didn't seem to happen here!
SASC always did it. Don't know now, haven't stayed at the Club for over 30 years.
 

snowgum

A Local
Ski Pass
May 4, 1999
7,532
6,524
563
56
vic
Due to a necessary trip to Sydney, we must isolate for 14 days so Alpine Backcountry will be closed until approximately the 13th of July. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish good health to all during this phase of covid. We will resume our free information nights once this lockdown is ended. See you then.
I’m so sorry - that’s terrible for you. Good luck for the latter part of the season! :thumbs:
 

telenomore

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 26, 2010
1,414
3,420
363
We are opening especially for those escaping months of lockdown (you owe yourself a long weekend!) 8:00-5:30 daily Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday. Nov 5-8. For those who have missed the season, come and enjoy spring on the main range, with enough snow up high and some great descents to be had. Expect some walking and wet feet! but hey, it sure beats 3 months of lockdown. Happy to open out of hours by appointment (message please). Plenty of great rental options including AT tech bindings, AT frame bindings, telemark, split boards, skins, poles, backpacks and beacon/shovel/probe sets. Make a booking to ensure your request is ready or go or just drop in. See you next weekend. www.alpinebackcountry.com.au
IMG_7982.jpeg
IMG_7983.jpeg
!
 

skifree

A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe
Moderator
Ski Pass
Jul 13, 1998
37,218
41,498
1,063
Middle Oz
We are opening especially for those escaping months of lockdown (you owe yourself a long weekend!) 8:00-5:30 daily Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday. Nov 5-8. For those who have missed the season, come and enjoy spring on the main range, with enough snow up high and some great descents to be had. Expect some walking and wet feet! but hey, it sure beats 3 months of lockdown. Happy to open out of hours by appointment (message please). Plenty of great rental options including AT tech bindings, AT frame bindings, telemark, split boards, skins, poles, backpacks and beacon/shovel/probe sets. Make a booking to ensure your request is ready or go or just drop in. See you next weekend. www.alpinebackcountry.com.au
IMG_7982.jpeg
IMG_7983.jpeg
!

Comon' and get it while it's cold. :woohoo:
 

telenomore

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 26, 2010
1,414
3,420
363
THURSDAY UPDATE: And then it rained...and rained..and rained! Heavy warm rain throughout the Monaro since last night. Rain predicted to continue for Friday, lightest on Saturday then more on Sunday. Monday might be the pick. You'll have to be keen I would say, with the Snowy River up and much of the remaining snow washed away. Just guessing from here in Berridale, but the long strips will still be there, think Club Lake and Carruthers etc, but it will be marginal or none elsewhere. So, being agile ( ha ha, you have to learn something from pandemics), I'm changing my hours this weekend to "by appointment". Get in touch if your mad enough to come down and I'll open up for you. John
 

snowgum

A Local
Ski Pass
May 4, 1999
7,532
6,524
563
56
vic
THURSDAY UPDATE: And then it rained...and rained..and rained! Heavy warm rain throughout the Monaro since last night. Rain predicted to continue for Friday, lightest on Saturday then more on Sunday. Monday might be the pick. You'll have to be keen I would say, with the Snowy River up and much of the remaining snow washed away. Just guessing from here in Berridale, but the long strips will still be there, think Club Lake and Carruthers etc, but it will be marginal or none elsewhere. So, being agile ( ha ha, you have to learn something from pandemics), I'm changing my hours this weekend to "by appointment". Get in touch if your mad enough to come down and I'll open up for you. John
Thanks TNM - I think we’ll be aiming for Monday,Sunday was the go but looks like another wet one.
Will follow any further river reports - having done a waist-high+ crossing NYE 91’ - that’s where I’d probably go the long way via Siemens Hut or via the Kosi chair.

Fwiw: I’ve noticed a rather inverse relationship between ease of Covid-travel and snow cover. It seems the rule of ‘diminishing snow return’ it can also apply to NSW snow too! Who’d have thought it? :oops:
 
  • Like
Reactions: telenomore

Rabid K9

A Local
Ski Pass
Jul 15, 2008
6,350
7,745
563
How is your stock of spilt board skins John?

Just threw my stuff in the bag for departure in a few hours & realised my skins are a bit worse for worse, plus they weigh more than a mammoth hide.

Might pop in & treat oneself to a new pair next week.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Chaeron

telenomore

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 26, 2010
1,414
3,420
363
How is your stock of spilt board skins John?

Just threw my stuff in the bag for departure in a few hours & realised my skins are a bit worse for worse, plus they weigh more than a mammoth hide.

Might pop in & treat oneself to a new pair next week.
Hi @Rabid K9 . Plenty to choose from G3 and Contour Hybrids for splits. New opening hours closed Mon/Tue/Wed morning except by appointment (lifestyle, can't have BC shop without getting out into the BC!). Let me know what works.
 
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass

Log in

or Log in using