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Discussion: Mapping

in: Ralph; Ralph > 2016-01-06

Jan 8, 2016 5:17 AM # 
Is this a statement that you did it, or a statement that you think it should be done?

There used to be a 2-day event based at Falls Creek every second year on the January long weekend - course setting was sort of UK mountain marathon style, but not as long (2-3 hours a day for A) and returning to base each day so no overnight camp. It got cancelled in 2003 because of bushfires and hasn't been resurrected since, but it would be worth doing so (assuming we could get permission).
Jan 8, 2016 11:07 AM # 
I think it should be done. Although I have heard that some of the other alpine villages may be good/better. Thredbo for example.

I have seen maps from 1981 and 82 of the high plains race and then having seen the terrain from some of the good weather it would be a pretty cool race to do.

Having it as part of an Easter could be cool. Or part of WOC
Jan 10, 2016 6:08 AM # 
Interestingly, I just got back from Thredbo thinking how cool it would be for a sprint map.
Jan 10, 2016 8:44 AM # 
Larry :
heaps of people been keen to get the skiing towns mapped, but it always felt to me like permission would be a nightmare
Jan 10, 2016 9:32 AM # 
I think that would probably be the case, too, given that to get a decent sprint you'd want to be getting up close to the buildings. The boundary between what's public and "private" property often seems to be poorly defined, too. (I use "private" because I think in most of the resorts, the land that lodges and similar sit on is owned by the resort or by National Parks, but is on a long-term lease).
Jan 10, 2016 9:42 AM # 
Worth chasing up though - Thredbo at least has done loads (new infrastructure, carnivals etc) recently to cater for non-skiing sports in an attempt to lure tourists during the summer. Orienteering could fit in very well.
Jan 10, 2016 10:06 AM # 
Quite a few of the resorts do. Mount Baw Baw is especially keen, probably because they know they have no future as a ski resort.
Jan 11, 2016 10:43 PM # 
We were thinking the same re mapping Dinner Plain this Christmas...

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