Snow... Down Under: Heavy Weather

Snow... Down Under: Heavy Weather
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Three friends are skiing in the Snowy Mountains. Bad weather closes in and they make their way to Mawson’s Hut for shelter.

Summary by Damien Parer

This 1982 documentary has found an interesting way to show the Australian snowfields and tell its history. The film was instigated by co-producer, Tim Rose, a keen skier. It was produced with funds raised under the 10BA tax scheme. The film screened on the Ten Network and later on the Seven Network.


Snow... Down Under: Heavy Weather synopsis

Three friends ski on Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain. On the way they encounter bad weather and also have some fun. Intercut with this, the history of skiing in Australia is told through archival footage. Narrated by actor Jack Thompson the film also features voice-overs from Eva, Jamie and Steve, the skiers seen in the film.


Curator's notes

Snow… Down Under shows three friends skiing on Mount Kosciuszko, intercut with the history of skiing in Australia.

Notes by Damien Parer