Another season has come to a close for the Thredbo St Moritz ski club. Everyone enjoyed their season and even though mother nature could have been a little kinder talks are already underway for the 2014 season.
This year saw the club's membership grow significantly, confirming the club's belief that the Thredbo St Moritz ski club offers the best ski instructors, loads of learning fun for children and the opportunity for a family day out skiing.
In atrocious skiing conditions on August 11, the Thredbo St Moritz race day was held on the Rossi race course. The course was hard packed ice with a very thin covering of snow, making for a precarious course. The kids, instructors and some brave parents tackled the course with aplomb, with many crashing in the uncertain conditions. However, all made it to the bottom safely with most doing a second run.
The last day of the St Moritz season saw the annual trek to Dead Horse Gap followed by a barbecue and plenty of reminiscing about the season's events. They were even fortunate enough to be visited by some brumbies while enjoying the sunshine and barbecue. Due to the conditions throughout the season, the club was unsure if this annual pilgrimage was even going to happen, luckily it did. Thanks to the Thredbo ski patrol for making the day a safe and enjoyable one.
The club's presentation night was held on Friday September 6 at the Alpine Hotel in Cooma. This year's special guest speaker was Olympic Moguls champion Manuela Berchtold. Manuela had many stories to tell and brought along her Olympic ski jacket and participation medals to show the kids. She then helped to hand out the trophies to this year's winners.
All the children received a participation medal and are ready to do it all again next year.