Club Working Bee – Saturday 6th May at Falls Creek

The annual Working Bee is held to get the clubhouse ready for the winter and to assist Falls Creek Resort Management with trail work that benefits all skiers.

The club is asking its members and those of other XC Clubs to volunteer for this year’s task which will have a big impact on improving XC skiing at Falls.  The more volunteers we can get, the more resort management will commit to the day.

The major task this year, identified with resort management, will be flattening out the bench surface on the south side of the Rocky Valley dam wall, to allow better snow retention, grooming and thus skiing.

Some volunteers can crack and or moving the bigger rocks, resort staff say they shatter easily. Others can be involved in moving smaller rocks to smooth the surface for grooming.

If we get enough volunteers we could also do some pole realignment in Sun Valley taking the track away from the wash outs the groomers have had trouble with in the past.

Time and Date and Where to Meet

Volunteers should meet at the Birkebeiner Clubhouse at Windy Corner, Falls Creek at 10.00 am on Saturday 6 May 2017.


The work will be conducted on the Rocky Valley Dam Wall, southern side bench, and if there are sufficient numbers also in Sun Valley for snow poll alignment.


  • Meet at 10.00 am.
  • Lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm at Clubhouse.
  • Finish at 4.00 pm

Warm clothes and waterproofs as appropriate for the weather

  • Possibly drinking water, sunscreen and a sunhat, or thermos with a warm drink – keep an eye on the forecast.
  • Overalls or similar protective clothes, strong work gloves such as riggers gloves, eye protection, and protective work boots.
  • Tools such as sledge hammers, fencing bars (sometimes called a crow bar), shovels, picks and mattocks.


Those wishing to volunteer please contact Secretary Doug Hamilton for further information and to help organise catering — RSVP by Monday 1st May: Email: or Mobile: 0431 248 298.

If you have a preference for clubhouse clean-up or trail work indicate this to Doug.

Doug would like to know who is attending so jobs can be allocated, and also for BBQ lunch catering. It also enables him to contact you in case forecast weather conditions require cancellation or postponement.

Please support this initiative and put your hand up.

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