The Snow Stuff¬† Park, will provide people with a safe groomed location to participate in some of the newest snow activities from around the world.
These include motorized snowboarding, modern tobogganing, ski trikking and ski riding.
Kirstie Marshall, winter legend and Mt Hotham representative knows how important it is to enjoy yourself and have a challenge.
"Being in the mountain for me has alway been enjoyable and a challenge. Trying new activities is a great way to do this and learn. The best aspect of the Snowplay activities and the Snow Stuff Park is that you don't have to be a World Champion to try them, you just have to want to have fun!"
Mt Hothams' new park is located at Wire Plain and easily accessible on the free transport bus route at stop 11.
All equipment is available for hire and a lift ticket is not required.
Personal hard moulded plastic toboggans are also welcome.
Bungra the Snow Possum lives amongst the trees of the Possum Flat Snow Play and Toboggan area, near Wire Plain at Mt Hotham.
¬†He is a shy but cheeky little critter, usually only seen during the winter months.
The Ô¨Ārst sighting of Bungra was back in the 1880s when the children of the Brandy Creek gold miners saw him pinch an enamel plate and use it as a toboggan.¬† It is likely however he has been around much longer than this.¬† Miners crossing the Great Dividing Range during the 1860s would often report whole loaves of damper going missing, or a mysterious snowball knocking off their felt hats.¬† On investigating all the miners ever found were possum prints in the snow leading back into the thick undergrowth¬†
Bungra was named by the children, who fathers were working on the Cobungra Ditch.
These kids would often call out ‚ÄúBungra‚ÄĚ when releasing a snowball or taking off down a steep slope on their toboggans.
Bungra has been quietly living in the Mt Hotham area ever since.¬† When a mitten or beanie mysteriously disappear, Bungra ľs paw prints are nearly always found where these items were last seen.¬†
When playing or tobogganing at the snow play area make sure you keep your snow gear close, or you might just see Bungra whooshing down the toboggan run wearing your beanie and mittens, and sliding on your toboggan!
For further information, please contact the Mount Hotham Resort Management Board on 03 5759 3550 or email¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†
Snow Stuff Australia¬† on 03 9572 3966¬†or email at¬† email@example.com
22 June 2012