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Snowmobiles at Falls

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by talin3, May 25, 2009.

  1. talin3

    talin3 First Runs

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    Hi. Does anyone know what the local laws are regarding the private ownership of Snowmobiles at Falls? Can lodge managers have one? Also, if you do own one, where are you allowed to use it?

    Cheers.
     
  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not exactly sure, but this is pretty close.

    Licensing of snowmobiles and ATVs is very tight. Only lift co owned ones and ski patrol can go on the actual slopes.
    Other business owners can apply for a permit. Some years they seem very reluctant to grant them, other years it is fairly easy if you can make a valid argument that you need it for your business on the hill. These vehicles are only allowed in the village.
    The other circumstance is SES. Members of SES who have permits for their machines can join in training once a week. This training is enable them to have skills, terrain knowledge and confidence for real search and rescue situations. They do seem to enjoy their training sessions though.
     
  3. SNOW-STUFF

    SNOW-STUFF Hard Yards

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    yep, that is the go... and given the green push, I think new licences are only granted on 4 stroke models...
     
  4. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Falls Creek SES is pretty much falls creek sled club [​IMG]
     
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  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    just because they have a lot of fun doesn't mean it isn't good (and necessary) training
     
  6. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They do get in trouble from time to time.
     
  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    i don't know what suffers more damage - the machines or the riders (certainly not the environment)
     
  8. talin3

    talin3 First Runs

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    Thanks for the replies.

    So even if they granted a license you wouldn't be able to take the snowmobile off piste? It's a shame because there is so much great terrain around Falls. If only...
     
  9. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Talin, that's why they invented xc skis.
     
  10. Serial Blogger

    Serial Blogger First Runs

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    Go hardcore - hike it.

    I say this as someone who refuses to walk more than 50m uphill, so take my advice with a grain of salt ;-)
     
  11. Ulmerhutte

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    Funny how often the need for training arises when there has been a fresh fall of snow. [​IMG] Rocky Knolls seems to be a favorite.
     
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  12. snowduck

    snowduck One of Us

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    What you need to realize is that the region around FC is a National Park. It is Crown Land. Imagine this scenario in summer : a group of people decide to head up to the Alpine National Park and tour the landscape on motorbikes. The authorities would act swiftly to stop them, and probably issue the lot with fines.

    If one person is granted the privilege of using a powered sled, then in fairness any person should have the same right. One person will act responsibly, the next guy will be out for some hooning. Eventually people abuse the privilege, and it's game over for one and all.

    As much as I'd love to take an Artic Cat across the roof of Victoria, I understand why there are very strict regulations regarding the use powered vehicles within the park.
     
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