Snow Venture

Snow Venture, is held each year for Venturers at the Bogong Rover Chalet, and is an awesome opportunity to learn how or to improve your skiing. (You soon learn if you haven’t skied before).

The Bogong Rover Chalet, owned by Victorian Rover Scouts, is located in the spectacular Bogong High Plains 11km south of the Falls Creek Ski Resort in Victoria. The Chalet is unlike any other Chalet found on Australia’s Snowfields. It has a unique atmosphere where everyone as a team work together to make Snow Venture a great success.

Chalet facilities include 240 volt diesel generator power, fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities, washing machine, drying room, hot showers, and upstairs dormitories that include mattresses and pillows.

Snow Venture is unbeatably the best value for money you can get for 8 days skiing, however also gives you a wonderful experience to appreciate some of Australia’s awesome high country in the snow, while cross country skiing with other Venturers. We all travel together to the Chalet from Adelaide by hired bus to Mt Beauty in Victoria, and then commercial coach up to Falls Creek. The final leg of the trip is accomplished on cross-country skis for 11km.

Yes, you need to and must be physically able to ski the full 11km into the chalet carrying all your gear and share of food.

Exciting day ski trips are conducted to explore summits and historic huts on the Bogong High Plains, one of them being “Wallaces Hut,” which is the oldest hut on the Victorian High plains built in 1889.

There is a different theme each year for the trip and Venturers organise evening activities for everyone to participate in after the days skiing adventures, which are great fun.

Snow Venture is organised & led by an experienced team of leaders that have attended many ski weeks at the chalet and have also completed training for the running of the chalet to make Snow Venture not only a wonderful experience for all, but also to ensure the SAFETY of everyone in the snow.

You may count Snow Venture toward part of your award scheme provided all criteria are met.

Snow Venture is an activity for Venturers and strictly limited to a total of 35 people. Applications from Venturers received with money are given first priority.

Price and Dates

Cost includes:

  • Travel to Falls Creek from Melbourne (or Adelaide), includes fuel and parking during the event
  • all meals
  • accommodation
  • ski hire, (skis, stocks and boots)
  • and an absolutely unforgettable amazing experience with other Venturers and Guides in the snow!

Outside the Chalet
Outside the Chalet

Wallaces Hut
Wallaces Hut

Victoria

When: Friday 30th June – Saturday 8th July 2017.
Also available later in the season, from Friday 22nd September – Saturday 30th September.

Age: Venturers need to be over 15 years of age at the time of Snow Venture

Cost: $480, including

  • $295 Snow Venture Only
  • $110 Ski Hire
  • $75 Transport from Melbourne

Book online.

Download the 2017 Snow Venture Application Form (Vic), and mail it to us.

 


South Australia

When: Jul 14th – Jul 23rd 2017

Age: Venturers need to be over 15 years of age at the time of Snow Venture

Cost: Approx $750 (2016 price shown) in total for 10 days includes:

  • Return travel to Falls Creek from Adelaide (bus hire & fuel, we travel 2000km total).
  • All meals & accommodation
  • Standard ski hire, (skis, stocks and boots)

For more information, please download the 2012 Snow Venture information flyer (SA), contact snowventure@sa.scouts.com.au or go to the SA Snow Venture Website.

Download the 2012 Snow Venture Application Form (SA).