Welcome to PXC NEWS - WORK PARTY NOTICE – 5-6 FEBRUARY and 7-11 FEBRUARY 2022
Working towards less shoveling to cover water breakthroughs and more skiing!
FIRST 2022 XC WORK PARTY WEEKEND – PERISHER, 5-6 FEBRUARY
XC WORK PARTIES - HOLIDAYS ARE OVER, TIME TO GET STUCK IN!
The XC trail network has been audited in detail and there is a maintenance plan that will keep any number of volunteers busy. Nordic Shelter maintenance is also on the summer agenda with work to do to get it ready for a winter of real usage.
Note for winter 2022 – donations of two second-hand leather or vinyl upholstered sofas would be very welcome.
With visions of a more normal winter in mind, there is a lot to do this summer, starting with the first weekend in February. If you can make it, please RSVP by emailing Peter Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you can only make one day, this would be of great help.
Meet at the Nordic Shelter at 9:00am for a 9:30 start. Wear work clothes, sturdy boots and bring work gloves and gumboots – be prepared for any weather. Bring food, drink and snacks, and also your own plates, cutlery and cups. March flies are about, so be prepared. (note that, according to a march fly expert, march flies are apparently attracted by dark clothes but not light coloured clothes).
If you require accommodation for the weekend this is available gratis, thanks to Canberra Alpine Club (CAC). Please contact Peter Cunningham at email@example.com to book a bed. Bring bed linen, towels and food/drink for self-catering.
Pencil in these future 2022 XC work party dates:
EXTRA SPECIAL BRIDGE BUILDING WORK PARTY – 7-11 FEBRUARY
If the material is delivered, this week will be devoted to assembling and installing the water mitigation bridging on the Sprint Loop in front of the Nordic Shelter. A small group of workers will make this job lighter and quicker. Bring/wear the usual stuff, including gumboots. If you can attend any of the days, please contact Peter Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org). Accommodation is available.
Note that a COVID plan for work parties will be provided to NPWS and requirements for volunteers attending will be circulated prior to the weekend.
MORE XC NEWS:
2022 XC SKI WEEK – Take note of these most important dates: XC Ski Week starts Saturday 6 AUGUST through Sunday 14 AUGUST.
AUSTRALIA XC OLYMPIC SELECTION – Congratulations and Best Wishes to Hugo Hinckfuss (the youngest ever Australian XC Olympian), Phillip Bellingham (equal Australian record with Anthony Evans and Esther Bottomley as triple Olympians), Lars Young Vik, Seve de Campo, Jessica Yeaton and Casey Wright. Lots of information here - https://www.snow.org.au/news/cross-country-and-alpine-skiers-selected-for-beijing-2022/
2022 SNOW AUSTRALIA SUMMER ROLLER SKI SERIES - The Snow Australia Cross Country Committee is pleased to announce the preliminary schedule for the 2022 AUS Rollerski Series. The series entails seven events across three states and at five venues, including two FIS international race weekends. More information here - https://www.snow.org.au/disciplines/cross-country-events/
2022 Rollerski Event Calendar:
- February 27 – Snowy Mountains Nordic/NSWACT XC Roller Ski Come & Try – 8am at Jindabyne Sport and Rec – contact Kaz for more information (email@example.com).
- March 13 (TBC) – VIC XC Melbourne Grand Prix at “Teardrop” Yarra Bend Park, Melbourne
- March 20 – NSWACT XC Rollerski Challenge at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra
- March 26 – NE Victoria Rollerski Challenge at Wodonga TAFE Driving Centre, Barnawartha
- April 9-10 – FIS AUS Rollerski Championships at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra
- April 30 (TBC) – Lake Mountain Hill Climb at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
- May 28-29 – FIS Melbourne Rollerski International at “Teardrop” Yarra Bend Park, Melbourne
- June 11 – Snowy Mountains Nordic Cup at Jindabyne Sport & Recreation, Jindabyne
For all FIS events, standardised rollerskis will be supplied to all competitors to race on, as well as some of the other events. Masters and Junior skiers always have the option to race on their own equipment.
Entries for the events will be online via the Snow Australia website in 2022.
Contact Finn for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
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