In The Mountains, But Someone’s Got To Do It…

Posted: June 25, 2011 in Snowy Mountains
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Well here we are… a couple of weeks into the Snowy Mountains ski-season and everyone is keenly awaiting the first big official dump…

Of snow that is…

And here am I setting up as an unofficial commentator of all things Thredbo, Perisher and Jindabyne and if someone pays my way Hotham, Falls and Buller as well…

So while I look out my window and gaze lovingly at those snow capped mountains glistening in the bright June sunlight… that feels much more like October… I can almost hear the cumulative beating of hearts in the Thredbo and Perisher Resort offices tapping out the refrain…

“Its the first day of school holidays and its too warm for snow-making, arghhh!!!!!”

Now I am sure that this is not what anyone in Sydney that is a rail-riding dude wants to hear but well look at it this way if you come down here there is more than JUST rails to ride… Heavens they even put in a skating rink in Smiggins Holes for the luckiest Gold Medal Olympian in history to stand on for the ski season opener at the June long weekend…

Nice guy Steven Bradbury, thats him in the photo… I’d be still smiling too…  you know there is truth for him and us all in that song that Sir Elton wrote…

(You have to check that out here…what about that Bruno character in the black leather ‘mankini’?)

So while this is maybe a slow start to the season for those that want to spend their hard earned dollars on tearing it up in foot deep powder, have a thought for those poor guys that work down here, like Sim Card (I kid ye not) who got up at 5am just so they could pull tees for you… they probably feel a bit like that guy in blue paint on Sir Elton’s vid… all dressed up with no where to go…

Welcome to ‘Its a Hard Life in the Mountains’ The unofficial daily commentary on all things Snowy Mountains…

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