Get involved

This is a volunteer run event. We welcome your ideas on how we can make it a great weekend. If you have a skill relevant to being in the backcountry, and can offer your time, please get in touch.

We hope to engage a range of people, from ‘first timers’ who normally ski or ride in resort, or day tourers who might be thinking about doing overnight trips, so we want to be able to offer a range of events, from the mellow to the hard core.

Any ideas or offers of workshops/ tours/ skillshares relevant to the backcountry would be most welcome. Please get in touch. The draft program will be launched once we get clarity on what will happen with the ski season this winter.

This year (2020) we have set up a series of working groups, each of which has responsibilities for a section of the festival.

Program – tours and workshops

  • co-ordinator TBC

Speakers program

  • Cam Walker (CO-ORD):

Social events including the outdoor bar

  • Fraser Lorkin [CO-ORD]

Demo village

  • Co-ord TBC


  • Frazer Sanders [CO-ORD]

Sponsors/ fund raising

  • Co-ord TBC

Data/ registrations

  • Daniel Sherwin [CO-ORD]:


  • Co-ord TBC


  • Matt Crawley [CO-ORD]

Communications/ media / website

  • Daniel Sherwin [CO-ORD]:

Volunteer co-ordination

  • Matt Howe:

Base camp (JB Plain or elsewhere) and transport

  • Co-ord: Peter Robinson:

Overall co-ordination

  • Cam:

The trip to Mt Bogong (SEPT 7 -10)

  • Daniel Sherwin:

Until we have all groups co-ordination organised, please contact the working groups via:

0419 338 047.



Please spread the word:

Facebook page for the festival here.