Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does the trip Cost?
A. The Base fee for the trip is $200
Q. What do I get for my base fee?
- 2 nights at the Alpine activities centre
- 2 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner
- All transport from Sydney's North Western Suburbs, Canberra or anywhere in between.
- Transfers from the Alpine Activities Centre to the snow both days
- National park entry fees
Q. I'd really like to come. When do I need to apply by ?
A. As soon as possible. No positions can be held without payment. Seats are limited on the trip so to avoid disappointment we suggest you apply for the trip as soon as you can.
Q. Do I need to bring any extra money?
A. Yes. You will need to bring enough money to buy dinner on Friday and Sunday nights as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Plus you will need some money for any souvenirs you may wish to buy.
Q. Are there any specific rules I need to follow?
A. Yes. The alpine responsibility code are the rules of the mountain. The code is designed to keep people safe and help maximise their enjoyment whilst at the snow. Breaches of these rules can lead to the cancellation of your lift pass or even fines.
Q. I'm an interstate / international scout. Can I still come?
A. Absolutely. Scouts from all over are welcome to come along
Q. I'm coming from country NSW / Interstate / International destination. Whats the best way to get to the coach pickup point?
A. As the coach will pass right past Canberra Airport, it might be easier and cheaper to fly to Canberra and await pickup there. If you choose to arrive in Sydney please contact GRUG so arrangements can be made for the most suitable location for pickup
Q. I'm coming from a Country NSW / Interstate / International destination. Is there an option to come early and stay somewhere before the trip?
A. There are plenty of scout halls and scout camps located around Sydney that are available for scouts to sleep in. If you would like to arrive early please contact GRUG so arrangements can be made.
Q. Can I be picked up somewhere more convenient for me to get to?
A. Depending on where you are coming from certain arrangements can be made. Please contact GRUG to discuss your options
Q. How much will lift tickets and equipment hire add to the final cost?
A. This depends on a few factors, like if you are an adult or child, what kind of lift ticket you need and how much equipment you wish to hire. But as a general rule of thumb, add about $300, but check out the pricing options tab for all the information
Q. Where is the Alpine activities centre located?
A. The alpine activities centre is located at the corner of Barry way and Reedys Cutting Rd Jindabyne. From here it is approximately 30km to the snow Click here for a link to google maps
Q. Why do you go to Perisher and not Thredbo?
A. Perisher offers more terrain in general, so there is better value for money. as well as this there is more terrain for beginners so those new to the snow can enjoy many more beginner slopes.
Q. I'm the only one from my Scout Troop / Venturer Unit that's interested in coming, will I still have a good time if I don't know anyone?
A. Absolutely, We try to match people up based on their skill level as well as strictly enforcing the buddy system. So you wont be left alone, and it will be a good chance to make some new friends.
Q. Does my leader have to come with me?
A. No, there are plenty of leaders that do come so there is plenty of supervision. However for groups of 5 or more from the same troop/unit a leader presence would be appreciated.
Q. Does my mum or dad have to come with me?
A. No. There is plenty of adult supervision so no need for mum or dad to come along.
Q. I've never been to the snow before, can I still come?
A. Absolutley. The trip caters for first timers all the way through to advanced skiers and boarders. There are often several people on the trip who have never seen the snow before. We highly recommend that if you are new to the snow you take lessons to learn how to be safe on the slopes
Q. I'm not into skiing or snowboarding can I just come and play in the snow or toboggan?
A. No. Unfortunately the trip is aimed towards skiers and snowboarders and snow play and tobogganing happens in an area of the resort that needs a higher level of supervision which can not be provided.
Q. I've booked and paid for hire equipment. what does this include?
A. Hire equipment includes - Pants, Jacket, Helmet, snowboard or skis and boots. Please note that for hygiene reasons gloves and goggles can not be hired. these must be pre bought before the trip.
Q. Do I have to wear a helmet?
A. Yes. It is a requirement that all participants on this trip must wear a helmet.
Q. I have a helmet for my bike, can I just bring this and not hire a helmet?
A. No, Different helmets are designed for different applications and not all are suitable to cross over between different sports, so therefore you will need to hire a snow sports specific helmet.
Q. Can I earn any badges for coming on this trip?
A. You sure can.
For Scouts - Explorer Citizenship 6.1 and 9.2
Individual sportsman Parts A and B (You will still need to run an activity for your home troop once you return)
Outdoor Parts A, B and C (the whole badge)
For Venturers - Outdoor, Venturer Level. However you should seek the approval of your unit council and submit your V1 forms prior to coming along.
For all members on the Adventure begins program - Outdoor adventure skills, Alpine stage 1, 2, 3 and 4
If you think you may be entitled to have anything else signed off please contact your scout leader to check