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Encyclopedia > Smiggin Holes, New South Wales

Smiggin Holes is a ski resort village in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy River Shire. It is primarily a winter only resort village. It is within the Kosciuszko National Park, and is administered by The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Access to the village is via the road. There is an access fee payable to the Park's Service, and motor vehicles are not permitted to stay overnight in the winter months. Worldwind image of Snowy Mountains The Snowy Mountains (known for short as the Snowies) are the highest Australian mountain range and contain the Australian mainlands highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches 2228 metres AHD. They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Snowy River Shire () is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the Australian Alps region of New South Wales, Australia. ... Kosciuszko is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 354 km southwest of Sydney. ... The Department of Environment and Climate Change (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation) is the peak environmental regulator in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...


Smiggin Holes is one of four villages making up the Perisher Blue ski resort. It is 1,680 metres above sea level. Perisher Blue is one of Australias largest skiing resorts. ...


The name Smiggin Holes is of Scottish origin. The trampling of hundreds of cattle consuming rock salt that graziers had placed there, caused depressions that filled with water. These depressions were called "the smiggin holes" [1]. The year 1939 signified the start of Smiggin Holes as a destination for skiers. A cafe was established to service skiers en route to Charlotte Pass and Mt Kosciuszko.


Smiggins Holes on Roy and HG

During the 2002 Winter Olympics Roy and HG so life in texas on their Ice Dream television program ran a mock campaign for Smiggin Hole to host the next available Winter Olympics (see Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympic bid). The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Roy and HG Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver, former Flinders University student politician, taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Rampaging Roy Slaven. ... The Dream with Roy and HG was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympics, presented by Australian comedic duo Roy and HG. Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... During The Ice Dream, the coverage by Australian comedians Roy & HG of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the hosts launched a campaign for the 2010 games at the tiny and little-known ski resort of Smiggin Holes. ...


References

  1. The History of Perisher Blue. Corporate. Perisher Blue (2007-02-20). Retrieved on 2007-02-20.

Coordinates: 36°23′40″S, 148°25′45″E 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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