Thrills, spills, conquests and catastrophes at Charlotte Pass – a fascinating Kosciuszko alpine history.
A celebration of the history of snow sports in the magnificent Snowy Mountains in New South Wales - a book about the legendary pioneer skiers, adventurers, snowboarders, summer stockmen, environmental warriors, ski club members and mountain staff - the colourful denizens who have carved deep tracks on its frozen slopes over the past century.
Author Rick Walkom arrived at Charlotte Pass in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains in 1975, after completing university. He was keen to take a short working holiday with a couple of mates before settling down to a life on the land. It was not to be! This famous, snowbound outpost of winter sport on the roof of Australia seduced and captivated him, and he stayed for fifteen seasons.
This fourth, 320 page, updated Hardcover edition, includes the period 1980 to 2020. It contains 450 wonderful photos, many of them rare, many are in colour.
“Rick has written a wonderful and insightful history of Charlotte Pass. A must read for anyone with an interest in the Australian snowfields.”
— Leon Smith. Pioneering member, Ski Tourers Association, 1950s
Dimensions: 22.6 cm x 24.6 cm.