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Lindsay Salmon 1914 - 1973

The Drift Chalet - Hotham Heights

The Mt Hotham Ski School 

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A legend in his time. The Ace Instructor.    Mr Hotham & King of Hotham

A stone monument, stands isolated on top of Mt Higginbotham as testimony to Lindsay Salmon's efforts in the early development of Mt Hotham as a ski resort. The reader is drawn into the picture as Mt Hotham grows from a gold mining outpost to the premier ski resort it has become today as it paints vivid and effective portraits of pioneering individuals who lived a life style few Australians have experienced. Featuring - The Albury Ski Club, The Alpine Club, Mt Hotham, Mt Buffalo, Middle East. The History of skiing. Early skis, different styles of skiing, wax and clothing.

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The Drift Chalet

Set in north-eastern Victoria's high country, where man is governed by nature's forces, the names Lindsay Salmon, the Drift Chalet and Mt Hotham are synonymous. The story pays tribute to a remarkable man, a hero, who fought against all odds in order to carve out a career for himself on the white-roof of Australia. After a romantic interlude on top of Mt Hotham in 1945 Lindsay met Pat Vietz, they eloped on skis to be wed in Bright; a story that deserved to be filmed.

"A gripping tale full of history, emotion, hardships and triumph - Tony Kewish" 

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1st Australian Corps Ski School - The Cedars Lebanon.

Lindsay Salmon was one of six Australians to be chosen to teach the troops to ski in combat in the Lebanon Mountains during the second World War. The reader is drawn into the picture as Mt Hotham grows from a gold mining outpost to the premier ski resort it has become today.

It is not only the biography of Lindsay Salmon, but also an autobiography, as I, the author, explore my relationship with my father and the mountain I once called home. Of course it will not only appeal to people interested in snow, skiing, mountain life, and Mt Hotham in particular, but equally it will captivate a much wider and general audience as a true tale of bravery and adventure, as amazing achievements always will.

Lindsay, Pat, Gillian & Jennifer Salmon

Lindsay, Pat, Gillian & Jennifer Salmon

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