Members should be advised that the postponed 2020 AGM will be held on March 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm at the TAH and therefore nominations for positions on the Executive and Committee are now open. Nominations must be received no later than COB March 24th, 2021. The Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Nominations will be only accepted in accordance with the current constitution of the Association.
The Chamber looks forward to seeing you all at the upcoming AGM and encourage nominations from all members for positions on the Committee.
Please be advised that the Dead Horse Gap walking track will be closed to visitors from Friday 26th February to Thursday 1st April due to construction works.
The closure will be to ensure visitor safety while the next section of the Dead Horse Gap walking track upgrades are carried out. These upgrades will improve the quality of the walking track for visitors.
Signage will be erected at the beginning and end of the track as well as at either end of the physical construction area.
If works are completed sooner than the anticipated date then the track will reopen.
Also in this newsletter:
What's On in Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains
Thredbo Valley Track update and Fox Baiting program
Live music at Candlelight Lodge
Black Bear Inn Trivia
The Après Bar Prosecco Party
Dine and Discover register
This weeks occupancy and Dining Guide
This week in Thredboand the Snowy Mountains
Thursday 18th of March
* Live music at Candlelight Lodge featuring Jock from 4-7pm
* Trivia Night at the Black Bear Inn. Dinner from 6pm with Trivia starting at 8pm.
Friday the 19th of March
* Yoga at the Shed- $20.00 per person, both cash & card accepted. Classes are 1 hour with all equipment provided.
Saturday the 20th of March
* Twilight Sessions on the pub Deck from 3-6pm- Enjoy a Saturday session on the Local Pub deck! Grab your friends and family and head to a Thredbo favourite for tunes by DJ Chekrah, cold drinks and good vibes.
* Bombala Show - We look forward to welcoming you to Bombala show this year...And if you have any queries in the meantime, please contact our show secretary Nadean White: 0409583290 or our Horse steward Samantha Platts on 0409 032 019.
Sunday the 21st of March
* Cooma Rotary Markets - 8.30am -1.30pm Every third Sunday of the month
* Gravity Girls Mountain bike clinic - Gravity Girls is a women’s only MTB clinic designed to encourage ladies into the gravity side of mountain biking in a fun and supportive environment while meeting a few new riding friends throughout the day.
Led by some of Australia’s best female coaches, the day will focus on the core skills of mountain biking including body position, cornering, braking with the more advanced riders learning a thing or two on the fundamentals of jumps & drops. The clinic offers 3 different levels with some prior gravity mountain bike experience required.
* Cooma Multicultural Festival - Held every year in March to celebrate Harmony Day.
* Live music at Candlelight Lodge featuring Jock. Come and soak up some amazing views and fresh air on the deck whilst listening to some great tunes from 4-7pm.
Coming up next week;
* Candlelight Live Music
* Black Bear Trivia Night
* Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours
* Bredbo CWA Village Markets
Thredbo Valley Track Update
The part of Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery and Pallaibo walk will be closed for a 5 to 7 day window sometime between Tuesday 9 March and Thursday 1 April 2021. The closure is due to a planned hazard reduction burn.
The dates are highly dependent upon weather forecasts and other hazard burning commitments. Once the dates for the burn are confirmed a closure notice will be placed on this website for these facilities.
Keep checking the alerts page on the NPWS website as there are other closures throughout the upcoming riding season.
A fox control program will be undertaken adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega, including the main range track, and along Schlinks Pass from Saturday 20th March until Tuesday 20th April. The program will involve the burial of 1080 baits within the areas identified in the attached map. The fox baiting program has been undertaken since 1999 to reduce the number of foxes on the Main Range and surrounding alpine areas.
The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes cage trapping for feral cats and soft jaw trapping for foxes and feral cats during the non-snow periods and baiting during the winter months. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact of predation on native animals including the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.
Did you know that soft plastic such as GLAD wrap, bubble wrap, snack wrappers and cereal box liners cannot be placed in Thredbo's regular yellow recycling bags. Soft plastics need to be disposed of separately.
Plastic cannot biodegrade – it breaks down into smaller pieces and accumulates in the environment. Wildlife including fish and birds are threatened by ingesting and becoming entangled in plastics that drift into their habitat. Plastic particles also accumulate in landfill where toxic chemicals may seep into groundwater and downstream water sources. It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year!
As consumers, we need to acknowledge the problem and rethink our consumption of plastics. There are many plastic waste hierarchy’s on the web, but they all have the 4 R's in common.
Refuse single use plastics wherever possible – when grocery shopping purchase loose items not packaged in plastic, bring your own reusable bags and containers for takeaway food.
Reduce your plastic footprint – choose products that contain less plastic packaging and fewer plastic parts – what happens to those products at their end-of-life?
Reuse existing products where possible – glass and stainless steel are long-lasting, durable, healthier alternatives to plastic. If you do end up with plastic containers, you may be able to re-purpose them (storing seeds for the garden, nuts and bolts in the shed)
Recycling programs are struggling to keep up with the massive amounts of plastics they receive. Recycling is a band-aid solution rather than a prevention – and should be considered only if you cannot refuse or reuse. There are REDcycle programs across Australia for soft plastics, and most hard plastics can be recycled.
The good news is that you can collect your soft plastics and drop them off to the collection point at Woolworths in Jindabyne or Cooma.
Help keep our beautiful mountain environment plastic free!
Candlelight lodge has live music every Thursday and Sunday afternoons from4-7pm featuring Jock. Come and enjoy a drink on the deck, listen to some great music and soak up the beautiful Thredbo scenery.
On Thursday nights during Summer the Black Bear Inn will be hosting a Trivia night.
Dinner service will be from 6.00 - 8.00pm only.
Trivia will commence from 8.00pm.
Bookings are essential.
**EXCITING NEWS ** The Black Bear Inn will also be open this Wednesday and every following Wednesday until after Easter.