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The latest documents related to the Governance and Carrying Capacity Reviews  underway at the moment will be posted under the relevant name tab.

Other documents with pertinent information will be posted here as well.  The most recent updates can be viewed in the Information Hub under the topic Governance Review / Management Review.

NSW Snowsports News – August 2017

The latest NSW Snowsports News is now available on their website, including information on Snow Sports Unification.

In 2006, the ASC ordered an independent investigation into the governance of snow sports in Australia which resulted in The Costello Review.

The Costello Review

ASC Snowsports Unification

2018 Epic Australia Pass Now On Sale

Perisher + Whistler + Best of the U.S.


Epic Australia Pass Link

TechnoAlpin Snowmaking Machine Smiggin Holes – DA 8637

Perisher Blue Pty Ltd is seeking to install a “TechnoAlpin snowmaking machine” adjacent to Kaaten Triple Chair at Smiggin Holes.  The DA is on exhibition and open for submissions until 8 August 2017.

Snow Making DA 8637 Smiggin Holes

DA 8637 Exhibition Link

Vail Resorts Makes an Epic Promise

Vail Resorts, Inc. (YSE: MTN) announced that the Company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint”.  This ambitious undertaking, announced to employees at a companywide event on the 28th July 2017, commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero operating impact to forests and habitat.

Download Press Release

Governance Review – Latest

On 26 June 2017 OEH advised that the Governance Review (aka the Management Review) “has concluded” with no head lease (the preferred management model identified) being offered by Government to any of the proponents that responded to the EOI.

OEH says it is investigating better cost recovery options for providing services at Perisher Range Resorts and will progress this in consultation with stakeholders.

For details see email link below. For more background see the INFORMATION HUB under “Governance Review / Management Review”

View OEH Letter concluding the Review

Perisher, Guthega and Smiggins Village meetings – Saturday 24 June

The annual Village meetings were held on 24 June 2017. The meetings are held for Clubs to send representatives to listen to information, ask questions and contribute comments regarding aspects relating to the 2017 Snow Season.

A report from SLOPES on the 2017 Village Meetings can be viewed by clicking on the link below

Reports on past meetings can be found in the INFORMATION HUB by selecting the Village Meeting topic.

View Report for 2017 Village Meetings

SLOPES Annual General Meeting 2017

The SLOPES 2017 AGM will be held on Monday 20 November 2017 starting at 7.30pm.

The venue is the Auditorium in the Chatswood RSL Club 446 Victoria Ave, Chatswood.

Formal notices and agenda papers will issue to Member Clubs in October/November.

Guthega Waste Management – Changes for 2017 Season

NPWS has made some changes to improve waste management affecting Guthega Village.

For details see the following email:

View Guthega Waste Management – Changes for 2017 Season

Snowy Mountains Magazine – latest edition out

The June edition (Issue 5 -2017) is out and can be accessed online at

The magazine website is:

For background regarding the Magazine and how to access it online see SLOPES email listed below.

Winter 2017 – Snowy Mountains Magazine – Information for Clubs

Snowy Mountains Magazine Website