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The week all begins at the Perisher X-C Centre
All competitors get the signature mug and a chance to win some novelty prizes. Presentation at the Nordic Shelter after the race.
Start is at the Perisher XC Centre
Has been going for over 40 years, with the choice of skiing of classical or skating.
Presentation held at the Boonoona Ski Lodge from 5 pm onwards.
Normally on a Wednesday but this year it is a Monday. This is the biggest race of the week and has a long history of over 45 years. It is the only point to point race of the week, starting in Perisher Valley and finishing in Charlotte Pass. This race caters for the guns of skiing through to the moms and dads and elderly, but able long time skiers.
2010 Olympian Ben Sim has said that the KAC race on the Wednesday is his favorite race in Australia and three-time Olympian Anthony Evans has said that " the KAC is the best day in Australian Cross-Country", so there is high praise for the event.
The race presentation is held at the Charlotte Pass hotel providing a quick and easy step from the finish line to warmth with plenty of time to discuss the race that was. For those who don't want to catch the oversnow back to Perisher Valley, the ski back if often a quick and reasonably effortless as by later in the afternoon there is usually a nice breeze to push you back home.
The Mystery Coffee Tour leaves the Nordic Shelter at 9.45 am. A guide is provided which will take you on a tour over some wonderful skiing terrain. As the name implies, it's is a mystery as to where and when the coffee is supplied. It could be out on the plains or via a visit to a warm location within Perisher, Smiggins or Guthega. Tour to be approx 5 - 10 km in length, dependent on the numbers and the prevailing weather.
Bring $10 to cover the cost of having great coffee and food. This is a PXC initiative.
Please call Wayne Pethybridge on 0481 268 598 preferably no later that the Sunday to register your interest and to find out more. You can also put your name down on the sheet that will be on the notice board in the Nordic Shelter by/on the previous Sunday. Can call after this date to check whether catering/ logistics allow for extra numbers.
Typically on a Monday, but this year Wednesday it is. This race is a lot of fun and if you blink you will miss it, short & sharp.
Skiers leave the gate at 30-second intervals which are different to all races during XC Ski Week. This race has traditionally been a club race for Kosciusko Alpine Club (KAC) members but it is open to all. An excellent lunch is provided after the race at the KAC lodge at Charlotte Pass.
The track is lit by various forms of lighting which present a different and surreal skiing experience. This event is a huge amount of fun. Teams of 4, race around a short 0.5 to 0.7 km loop, only 1 lap each. Teams consist of clubs members or just a band of four who want to have a lap around. If you're not in a team, just turn up and we will soon have you in one.
After the event a presentation will be held outside the Nordic Shelter. This is a great chance to meet the XC Skiing community if you're new to XC Ski Week. All monies raised goes towards the running costs of the Nordic Shelter. Entries are taken from 4 pm at the Nordic Shelter
This is a handicap start where skiers previous results are taken into account e.g. the fastest skier starts last. Presentations will be back up at the Sundeck Hotel.
This is also a fundraising event where all monies go towards XC Skiing. Many thanks go to Cliff Wallis of the Sundeck Hotel for running and financing this event.
To find out more go to www.sundeckhotel.com.au or drop in and ask for Cliff.
As in Tuesday event, The Mystery Coffee Tour leaves the Nordic Shelter at 9.45 am. The same
This is the second year that we have ran the coffee tour with last year being a great success and a lot of fun. Bring $10 to cover the cost of having great coffee and food. This is a PXC initiative.
Please call Wayne Pethybridge on 0481 268 598 preferably no later that the Wednesday 6/8 to register your interest and to find out more. You can also put your name down on the sheet that will be on the notice board in the Nordic Shelter by/on the previous Wednesday. Can call after this date to check whether catering/ logistics allow for extra numbers.
Originally the Paddy Pallin Classic, the Snowy Mountain Classic (SMC) has been running since 2000. The SMC put special emphasis in trying (weather and snow permitting) to provide interesting and varied groomed ski trails which follow both the existing groomed trails and new trails which cross scenic sections of the high plains. The course is demanding with the race organizers offering a variety of race lengths for those who don't want to do the full 30 km.
The 30 km event being an excellent training race for those who are competing in the Kangaroo Hoppet (42Km) in two weeks time.
Whilst it is not quite the end of XC Ski Week, this is the last time we can have a grand presentation to celebrate all that has happened over the whole week.
Presentations to worthy skiers will be made for a host of categories not necessarily aligned with being the fastest. Promises to be a fun evening and a great way to finish off the week.
Starting from the Perisher XC Centre.
Here you need to be a cunning skier to find your way quickly. Distance is between 5 and 10 km.