Johnny Abbottsmith – Snowfields Pioneer
This is the story of Johnny Abbottsmith – a name familiar to many who have travelled the Perisher range from Jindabyne to Mt Kosciuszko. He played a pioneering role in the development of the snowfields at a time when there were few of the facilities which skiers today take for granted.
Copies are also available at the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne.
- 75 pages
- 21x21cm, soft cover
- historic photographs
- fully indexed
JOHNNY ABBOTTSMITH is a name familiar to many who have travelled the Perisher range from Jindabyne to Mt Kosciuszko.
Starting with a job at the Hotel Kosciusko in 1936, Johnny became a ski instructor, soldier, Antarctic scientist, ski racer, carpenter, diesel engineer, weather observer, owner of the first oversnow transport in Perisher, builder of ski tows and ski lodges, owner of a service station and caravan park, and in later years, opal miner and round – Australia traveller.
This book gives an account of his remarkable life.