Category:SIC

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What is SIC?

SIC stands for Sno-Info Conference. The Sno-Info part dates back to the early days of ski.com.au when it was also known as Sno-Info, the Conference part of the title is a mockery of the word Conference. The first ever SIC was held in 1999 at Falls Creek and each year they move to a new resort, 2004 completed the cycle through the resorts which will started again in 2005.

SIC cycle

  • Falls Creek
  • Hotham
  • Thredbo
  • Charlottes Pass
  • Buller
  • Perisher Blue

There has been suggestions that the cycle be varied slightly so as to have each successive location changing between NSW and Vic (Thredbo and Hotham to be swapped):

  • Falls Creek
  • Thredbo
  • Hotham
  • Charlottes Pass
  • Buller
  • Perisher Blue

What SIC really stands for is community. Some of the members of the forums get together at an agreed place and time and ski/board and party together. Putting names to faces, developing friendships and generally having a good time. It is not about being a great (or even good) skier/boarder, it is about loving the sport and wanting to spend time with others who also love the sport.

Regular Events

  • Friday Wine Night - This is a very casual event that started in 2000. It is NOT a serious wine tasting or wine snob night. It's more just what happens on the Friday night. Basically, one of the attendees organises a venue that is willing to host participants for the evening and allow those to BYO 1 bottle of wine. Where the venue is a licenced premise, it is OFTEN the case that a reasonable corkage is charged. Non-wine drinkers are easily catered for through the availability of bar facilities. We often also organise nibblies from the venue and this is covered as a per head charge. The idea is that you can bring along 1 bottle of wine that you like, or is a little different and that you are willing to share with others. It's a good opportunity to mingle with most other people at SIC and try some interesting wines.
  • Saturday Night Dinner - This is usually a group dinner available to everyone attending SIC. Again, it is organised by an attendee and depending on numbers, cost and venue arrangements, the dinner start times might be staggered, or may be 1 large booking. It usually is at an on mountain restaurant, lodge or club. It is not uncommon for a lot of accommodations to include meals and where this creates a clash of dinner arrangements or costs, it's quite usual that some people arrive toward the end of dinner and join everyone else for the evening, either at the dinner venue, or at another organised venue.

What SIC Isn't

  • It is not a showcase for your skiing/boarding talents. It is about friendships more than anything.
  • Organised! Seriously it isn't. It is a loose gathering of people in a common place, organisation is kept to a minimum and you choose to ski/board with whoever you want and join in the partying as much or as little as you want.

Should I Go To a SIC?

If you are a member of the online community here then you should consider it. If not testing the waters online first is probably wise! There is now only 1 remaining "legend" that has made every SIC so far and a growing number of regulars that have now made 3 or more in a row. It is a great way to ski and experience new resorts and meet new people but it cannot be emphasised enough it is a very very casual weekend!