Richard's Report - Sunday, 15 June 2014 4:45:24 PM

One Week Later

Well, here we are a week later on but there's not a lot to report. We had overnight snow that settled shortly down to 1400m but retreated back to around 1600m during the day. We certainly didn't get as much as I had hoped for - considering all the omens - full moon & Friday 13th.

Preciptation kept falling all day on and off but I suspect it only fell as snow above 1700m. It doesn't look very deep seeing how snow mobiles have dug it up even at 1800m.

A little more snow is forecast but we may have to wait a while longer before trails are open for skiing & boarding.

On a brighter note. I experienced a wonderful evening last night thanks to the Thredbo Historical Society's annual "snowfall cocktails" in Thredbo.

First, Ed Denny made a welcoming speech and spoke of the recent passing of Sasha Nekvapil. Then Kasee made a great introduction to the evening's main presenter: Matthew Quomi.

Matthew gave a fascinating talk (with photos) about his long running research into what was once promoted as "The World's Longest Chairlift" that was built between what is now known as the Ranger's Station on the Alpine Way and the Chalet at Charlotte Pass.

We now await the completion of his book on the subject. For a glimpse into what it's all about see my past report..

Under the Dome on the Long Weekend
Under the Dome on the Long Weekend

Matthew last night giving his presentation and Marion as slide controller<BR>apologies for my bad indoor photography
Matthew last night giving his presentation and Marion as slide controller
apologies for my bad indoor photography

Lower Sundance and High Noon in the background - early this morning
Lower Sundance and High Noon in the background - early this morning

Crackenback this morning
Crackenback this morning

Upper Supertrail
Upper Supertrail

Vale Sasha Nekvapil - sister to Frank and mother to Michael.

Sasha passed away peacefully in her home last Tuesday morning, aged 94. She was an amazing woman, an Olympic skier and one of the pioneers of skiing in Australia. Tony Sponar (of Sponars T-bar fame) and Sasha Nekvapil were the Czechoslovakian male and female Alpine Ski champions and competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics at St Moritz.

Even if you didn't personally know Sasha, if you know Thredbo you will probably have come in contact with her presence in Thredbo. Sasha's Schuss is named after her. It is accessed from Karel's T-bar named after her deceased husband.

We will never forget her. Like her brother Frank, she was still skiing in her 90's.
Here are some photos of Sasha skiing less than 3 years ago.

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