We are staying at a hotel owned by an Australian, Alan Pennay. He is a skier, musician, local legend and resident for 40 years. Originally from Goulbourn in NSW, he played the piano professionally at Thredbo before leaving for England where he played for many years then settled here, originally earning his living as a musician. He turned 79 years old yesterday and looks in fine fettle. In this excerpt from a local newspaper, we discover other reasons why he is so famous. Anyway, he has offered to edge my skies for me so he’s immediately a good bloke.