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Lake Mtn cup this weekend

Well, the shop and cafe pumped last weekend. Hundreds through. All with good gear and out again in approx. 15 minutes. Furthermore, we didn’t run out of any stock. The cafe was also hammered with promotion of pizzas at the ski hire registers allowing people to order a takeaway whilst heading down after their day at Lake Mtn. Hand in your ski hire and have your pizza ready to take away…too easy!

It’s that time of the year with the running of the annual toboggan race series at Lake Mtn to be held this Saturday. As you will see from past blog posts we ( the royal we ) at Cross Country Ski Hire, take this event very seriously. In fact, we have hired the winning tobboggans since the events inception. Yes, it could appear to be an obsession and our tactics are shameless and unfair. Indeed, we have increased our Supercarve toboggan numbers to 120 and we have even waxed a few of them! Furthermore, with over 500 toboggans instore, its also unlikely that we will run out so need to prebook. It also
looks like the snow gods will be smiling on this snow year’s event, with a nice dump set to hit the alps tonight and tomorrow. We should expect around 15 to 20 cm from this front which should also set things up nicely for another week.

With disapointing conditions for skiing todate, last weeks falls have seen a number of school groups rush to take advantage. Indeed, a PB for the shop today with 3 schools attending in succession with a combined number of 86 skiers being fitted out with skis, boots and poles in under an hour. Another win for the newly designed shop. Good staff also helps – thanks Sue and Jake. Thanks to the staff and students from  Hetherton Christian College, St. Kevin’s,Yarra Hills Secondary College and Hillcrest Christian college for your support again this year. A top bunch of  boys and girls. We look forward to helping you with your winter programs in 2013. And what is it with kids feet these days? Fifteen year old boys and the majority had a size 12/13 shoe.

Photos this week of the school mini buses using the return car park. Remember to get up here nice and early if you’re heading up for the races. Should be another busy one and don’t forget the carrot for the snowmans nose. A stick is a poor substitute.




Cheers Grego

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