(From Canberra Times)
Byline: MEGAN DOHERTY
Picture: GARY SCHAFER Bushfires in the Snowy Mountains could cost the local tourist industry up to 1000 jobs and $121 million in lost income this summer.
Some businesses have had no cash flow as fires burned in the Kosciuszko National Park and major roads such as the Alpine Way between Jindabyne and Thredbo were closed to visitors for almost three weeks.
The Alpine Way to Thredbo was only reopened last night after being closed on January 17. Walking trails to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko were also reopened from Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. Camping is still banned and other areas of the park …