The following comes from Stephen Curtain.

Ski Guides (ski touring) course

Outcome: to begin to guide clients on day ski tours—away from patrolled areas—in Kosciuszko’s backcountry area in the Australian Alps.

Provider: Outdoor Recreation at TAFE WESTERN—Lithgow campus

Dates: 8-day course over two blocks:

7–10 Aug 2015 (Fri, Sat, Sun,Mon) and 28–31 Aug 2015.

Location: Kosciuszko National Park, various sites accessed on day trips and a possible overnight trip.

Number: 6 people                        Cost: $1725, course only.

Additional costs will apply: ski hire, food, accommodation, park entry, transport etc. Please email for an approximate price.

Units of competence

SISOSKT303A Day ski tour away from a patrolled area

SISOSKT304A Guide day ski tours

SISOSKT305A Apply snow craft skills for day touring

Prerequisites: students must already have some downhill skiing ability. Prior to entry into the course students must demonstrate that they have done a minimum of 2 days downhill skiing on resort prior to commencement of the course.

Students must also have the following units prior to entry into the course: SISONAV302A – Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment, SISOOP306A Interpret weather conditions in the field. (Students that have not completed the weather unit can undertake this unit through online study prior to commencement of the course for a nominal fee.)

Contact Natalie Purvis, email or phone 02 6352 0472.