10th Annual Lunch - 11 June 2017

Now a Lunch

The Society's annual celebration is held on the Sunday of the Season Opening Weekend (i.e. Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June).
As many guests come up to the Valley from Jindabyne and Thredbo this makes an evening function a very late night.
So this year, on the suggestion of a member, the event has moved to be a daytime lunch and thus a more convenient time.The venue is Marritz Hotel an ideal venue for our requirements - convenient location, suitable space, food and service excellent.
It is a major social and a time when old ski pals can reminisce.  Mixed with the good food and wine is an interesting presentation.

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                             2017 - Annual Dinner - Everyone is welcome

Always a wonderful event for meeting, greeting, listening and dining

                                             Venue - Marritz Hotel - Perisher Valley

                                           Sunday, June 11th, 2017  12:00 noon

                                        Speakers - Carel Laing & Peter McGuinn
The children of Stan McGuinn - Chalet Mngr & oversaw Perisher Boom Years

               Perhaps hear the story behind the story from people who were there and listening.

The popularity of this annual event means bookings are limited. Priority is given to Members of the Society.

                                       The Skitube return fare is FREE for lunch guests.

                      Do join us for lunch, bring your friends or we can seat you with others
                                    Call Marritz Hotel and book now - 02 6457 5220     ========================================================================================

Past Dinners

2015 - 9th Annual Dinner

VENUE         Marritz Hotel, Perisher Valley
SPEAKER      Ian Curlewis QC

      Ian provided an insight into his involvement with the construction of Northcote Tow Hut and Kunama Huette.
      Then his fortunate escape as an occupant of this building when crushed by avalanche.  Ian was one of the
     numerous Chalet and Main Range skiers that hand a hand in the creation of Thredbo ski runs and ski clubs.

2015 - 8th Annual Dinner

VENUE           Marritz Hotel, Perisher Valley
SPEAKER      Warren Peck - Past President of Australian Alpine Club and a member of Warrugang Ski Club.

Warren provided a fascinating commentary to films of the period including the construction of the Main Range Huts - Albina, Northcote, Illawong and Kunama which were built by Ski Tourers Association. 

2014 - 7th Annual Dinner 

VENUE           Marritz Hotel, Perisher Valley
SPEAKER      Ron Webb - Group Electrical Manager - Perisher
                       & Lift Builder extraordinaire, photographer, Antarctic & sailor.

Ron provided an enthralling presentation of ski lift history.  Having been involved since the early days and before OH&S practices, he provided real insight to the 'can do' approach of the past.  This was enhanced by his own wonderful photographic record.

Marritz Hotel again proved to be ideally suited for the Annual Dinner with space and its convenient location for those coming up to the Valley for the dinner. 

2013 - 6th Annual Dinner

VENUE           Marritz Alpine, Perisher Valley
LAUNCH        PHS Book "Highway to Heaven" by 
                      John Barilaro MP, Member for Monaro

Also attending was Hon. Robyn Parker MP, Minister for Environment & Heritage     

Marritz Alpine put on a simply wonderful evening with one hundred and eleven, yes that's right 111, guests were on hand to witness the launch of the Peter Southwell-Keely's book by John Barilaro MP, Member for Monaro. Beautiful setting sensational food, excellent company plus the launch of the PHS book two years in creation.  The author Peter Southwell-Keely turned in a work of art and quite obviously one steeped in love for the area. 

2012 - 5th Annual Dinner

VENUE         White Spider Restaurant, Eiger Chalet, Perisher Valley
PANEL          Chris & Jenelle Brangwin, Bert Gardner, Karl Guenther, Leon Smith,
                      with Garry Huggett acting as moderator.

2011 - 4th Annual Dinner

VENUE         The Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel,  Charlotte Pass
PANEL          Larry Adler, Deidre Shannon, Peter Southwell-Keely, Tommy Tomasi, Rick Walkom, and
                     Randy Weimann with Ashley Blondel acting as moderator.

2010 - 3rd Annual Dinner

VENUE         Snow Gums Restaurant - Perisher Valley Hotel
SPEAKER    Ross Martin - member Kosciusko Alpine Club, Cooma Ski Club

2009 - 2nd Annual Dinner

VENUE         The Man from Snowy River Hotel.
SPEAKER     Peter Southwell-Keely - member Kosciusko Alpine Club

2008 - Inaugural Dinner

VENUE          Snow Gums Restaurant - Perisher Valley Hotel.
SPEAKERS  John Davis - a longtime resident of Perisher Valley.
                      Keith Line - Life Member and past Rock Creek Member (pre-recorded presentation)

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