Perisher XC - Grooming Report
Sun, Sep 17th, 2017 6:00 am

This is the day we have been waiting for all week ...... blue sky, sunshine and excellent Spring snow conditions.  Luke has groomed and trackset all the inner trails and the 7.5k.  Given it is the 17th of September, it doesn't get any better than this.  If you are not interested in the groomed trails, put on the touring skis, pack a picnic lunch and head out to Porcupine Rocks for the day.

A big thank you to those individuals who have contributed funds to support the ongoing grooming of the trails during a time of the year when there is often very little to groom. What you are skiing on today is partly the result of your generosity.

Enjoy the day.  We certainly will.

Geraldine and Adrian at the Nordic Shelter.

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Current Conditions at the Nordic Shelter:

Current Temperature: (c) -2.1
Overnight Low: (c) -7
Visibility: Excellent
Wind: Light
Cloud Cover: 0/8
Weather: Blue sky and sunshine - the bluebird day of the week.
Snow Cover: Excellent Spring snow cover. Firm at first, softening as the day progresses.

Trail grooming Report:

XC Centre/access: Groomed and trackset
Sprint Loop: Groomed and trackset
Valley Trail: Groomed and trackset
Ted's Link: Groomed and trackset
Ross's Link: Groomed and trackset
Carl's Link: Groomed and trackset
2.5 Km loop: Groomed and trackset
Coaches Link: Groomed and trackset
3.5 Km: Groomed and trackset
5 Km loop: Groomed and trackset
7.5 Km loop: Groomed and trackset
10 Km loop: Not groomed
Porcupine Link to Rock Creek: Not groomed
Porcupine Trail: Not groomed
Paddy's Link: Not groomed
Other Grooming:

Upcoming Events:.

Saturday 23 September (time to be confirmed):

The Canberra Cross Country Ski Club Is holding a come try day open to anyone who would like to join.
The cost for the lesson will be $20
Contact: Gale Funston for further details 

Campaign to Raise Funds for Grooming 

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! NPWS has done a wonderful job of grooming the trails as the snow has fallen this winter, and will continue to do so. But no one anticipated such large spring snow falls!
Contribute to the grooming going through the school holidays. Tax-deductible donations will be used to supplement NPWS grooming for the remainder of 2017 winter. If anything happens to be left over, it will be used for summer grooming.
This is a short term project - donate very soon to enhance the spring grooming on the Perisher XC Trails.

To donate, click on the link below which will take you to the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) Project page:


 Position Vacant for 2018

Hans Oversnow is looking for a new Groomer Driver for the Perisher Cross Country trail network.  Experience with heavy machinery or earth moving operations would be an advantage.  Training will be provided.  Must be a team player and able to take direction.  If this position sounds like the job for you or someone you know, call Iggy on 6457 5334 (until October 8th) or Ralph on 6457 2611 for further information.