2018 Work Parties - Perisher Trails and the Nordic Shelter


Regular summer XC Work Parties have been held for nearly 30 years, in co-operation with NPWS. Summer work parties have facilitated constant upgrading of the trails and the Shelter and have involved hundreds of volunteers from the XC community over the years - many involved since the first snow fences were built in the 1990s. And they are on again in 2018.

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2018 Perisher XC Week - Sat 4 August through Sunday 12 August


Lock in these dates! A broad range of events and activities are being planned - details still being finalised. The calendar, event information and how to register will all be published on PXC ( as the information becomes available. So stay tuned and keep an eye on the PXC website.

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Closing - Paddy Pallin/Mountain Adventure Centre Jindabyne


The XC community has been privileged to be looked after by generous, knowledgable retailers who have been integral parts of the community for decades. We have been so used to being able to consult with and be looked after by these retailers that it came as a shock when the oldest of those shops - the Paddy Pallin/Mountain Adventure Centre at the Thredbo turn-off - announced closure by the end of January due to the non-renewal of the lease for the shop.

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Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter


The Nordic Shelter continues to be supported and maintained by the people who use it. Thank you to all who have contributed to the significant costs, time and resources required to keep it open and constantly improving. There was a sharp rise in the cost of electricity this year, partly due to the extended season and largely due to increased costs of power in Perisher, one of the most expensive areas for power in NSW.

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Heaps of fun at Charlotte Pass!


The 2017 NSWXC Charlotte Pass Camp was a huge success! It was our biggest camp ever, with lots of new kids joining us for the fun and our coaches Adrian, Carla, Australian Team member Phil Bellingham and multiple French National Champion Iris Pesseytte. The group experienced some beautiful backcountry skiing with the help and knowledge of our guide Arnold.

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Extend the Season !!


Extreme and unexpected snowfalls mean that the Perisher Valley XC Trails have enough snow to groom for ages - more than has been seen for a very long time! 

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64th Perisher Cup - 16th of September


It is on again, the longest running skiing event in the Australian Calendar. Call Alan Davis (Barney) on 0411 189 974 to find out the details regarding when and where on race day the 16th of September, a Saturday. (Read more) to find out all about Perisher's Cup fine history, with much thanks for Philip Woodman from the Perisher Historical Society for providing this information. Rock up and enjoy being a part of this great event.

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XC Ski Week Wrap UP


A great week (plus) was had by all that made it. Some character building weather at the beginning and the end, with some of the best skiing for years, in between. What is typically trying weather for the KAC Classic was picture book with only a light breeze. All events were held and well attended with a stand-out being the KCros Tour and the Snowy Mountains Classic. I say stand - out as the trying weather did not deter good numbers from being a part of it.

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XC Week - Giant, Huge Fundraiser!


Silent Auction - Bid for amazing things and help get Callum, Aimee and Barbra to the Olympics!

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KCros Tour - XC Ski Week off & racing


Under very snowy and windy conditions 27 starters completed an 8.5 & 3.5 Km course. All efforts were put into trying to have a good classical track with fresh grooves being set moments before the race start, but only so much can be done against the drifting snow. Recent years have been wet with today being a welcome change with snow and not rain coming down. Much thanks to Altitude, The Lodge Smiggins for providing a great place to have lunch at to present the winners and others with prizes.

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