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Perisher X-Country NEWS, 2 August 2023 Mini Newsletter #50

Get the latest information regarding XC Ski Week


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Images of the start of the Snowy Mtns Classic (thanks Mike Edmondson), a Coffee tour crowd and this years PXC Cup/ Mug

Starting this Weekend - XC Ski Week,

XC SKI WEEK is with us again, and we have no choice but to make the most of what we have no matter what the weather/ snow gods service up to us. This is not a new thing where at the beginning of the week, the amount of snow has been problematic, where sufficient snow did come in the first weekend. Approximately 10 years ago a huge amount of shoveling was done on the Friday, from where in the next day there was good snow falls. The shoveled work was important as the new snow then fell on snow and not running water and we progressed on to have a great week.

Can you spare some time on this coming Friday and/or Saturday? 

With the warm days we are keeping a close eye on the condition of the trails. If no significant snows do come, we might be using the Perisher XC Centre trail system for all the races. With this in mind it may be required to have a team of shovelers out there on this coming Friday and/or Saturday, to patch up the trails, where needed. If you believe that you can lend a hand, please call Peter Cunningham on 0477 356 835. Peter will decide if these works are required and to what extent. At the moment the weather is not looking too kind but need to assess at the time.

The following is a quick summary of all the planned events, except for the KAC Classic, where we have a lot more information.

Regards Wayne P

See all about how to enter during XC Ski Week by clicking here.

PXC Cup Saturday, 9.30 am start (F)

Check out the FaceBook Post and enter On-Line. You can also make a late entry at the Nordic Shelter before 8.30 am. The race will be shorter than the advertised 10 km, possibly much shorter.

Whacky 1st, 2nd and 3 rd prizes, everybody getting this years one-off designed Cup/ Mug, Vouchers from the Eiger Chatel and PXC merchandise.

Plenty of fun prizes and everybody gets their own, one off PXC Cup/ Mug. A great fun way to start the week.

On the day looking for some helpers, e.g. taking entries/ giving out numbers/ start- finish. If can assist, please call Wayne P on 0481 268 598

City Tatts Boonoona Open, Sunday, 10.00 am start (C/F) 5 km 

This event has been going for over 40 years and is great as you have a choice of Classical or Freestyle.

Make your On-line entry by clicking here.

Presentation is at 2 pm at the Nordic Shelter.

KAC XC Classic - Monday, 10.00 am Start (C/F) 8.5 km

OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS - follow this link:  Enter the 2023 KAC XC Classic

As a previous participant in the KAC XC Classic we thought we’d drop you an email to let you know the 2023 KAC is open for registrations.

As has been tradition in years gone past, the 2023 KAC still encourages entrants to enjoy the race on many different levels – ski hard and competitively if you’re of Olympic, World, Masters, or Nationals standard, or just join the fun of a casual race in a beautiful part of the world.  The KAC is open to both Classic (diagonal stride) or Freestyle (skating) skiers, with the Classic racers starting first. Both styles ski the same course.

Celebrate with us after the race at the Kosciuszko Chalet, Charlotte Pass.  Catch up with friends over a drink, Gluhwein, and some hot food, and maybe even collect a prize.

For more information about the race please follow this link to the KAC website: Click here for more information on THE KAC 2023


Transport is available to and from Charlotte Pass for those who prefer not to ski back to Perisher and for those who travel with a non-skiing cheer squad – please book oversnow transport with Charlotte Pass Ski Resort: Book your Oversnow

As a Race entrant or Race spectator you are eligible for discounted oversnow rates - please contact the KAC Office by email (admin@kac.org.au) for a PROMO CODE. 

Please note the Event is weather dependent, and all racers will be contacted via SMS with updates – please ensure the mobile number attached to your race entry is valid.


To enter the 2023 KAC Cross Country Classic follow this link:  Enter the 2023 KAC XC Classic


The fine print…

·       ALL ENTRIES INTO THE 2023 KAC MUST BE MADE ONLINE - there will be no ‘on the day’ entries

·       Race entries are only permitted online through the Ski & Snowboard Australia website.  Online entries will close on Sunday 6th August 2023, at 6:00pm.

·       Entrants must be at least 12 years old on the day of the event to participate. Entrants under 16 must be in the care of an adult.

·       Entry is conditional upon current Snow Australia SnowID insurance.  Please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/ for more information.


Mystery Coffee Tour 1 - Tuesday 9 am at the Nordic Shelter

It has been running with the same successful format for now 10 year. Always one the main social events of the week. This year being no different.

The cost will be $20 per head to account for all costs and to leave aside some funds to cover promotions with the remaining funds going to the Nordic Shelter.

A prize of a $100 gift voucher to spend at the Eiger Hotel will be given to the most colourfully dressed skier.

Only quality products will be used with the added bonus of being able to make bush Cappuccino's if you so desire.  If weather is too bad, we will make arrangements to go to a lodge with the cost being significantly reduced to $5.

Bring Cash, as this makes it easier for the organisers to pay out the costs.

Hello in the Snow - Tuesday 4 pm at Marritz Alpine Hotel.

Here PXC and the Perisher Historical Society have a get together with fine finger food being supplied, in amongst having a very social time and some short speeches. Nice opportunity to catch up with many long term XC Ski Weekers.

Charlotte Pass Open - Wednesday - 11 am

Join us for the 2023 Charlotte Pass Open on Wednesday 9th August 2023

A 5km loop race in the Valley of Charlotte Pass followed by a hearty BBQ lunch at The Lodge, KAC Charlotte Pass.  Plenty of opportunity to catch up with old ski buddies, make new friends and regale the crowd with stories of prowess!

Discounted oversnow available from and to Perisher.  Please contact the KAC Office by email (admin@kac.org.au) for a PROMO CODE. 

For more information about the race please follow this link to the KAC website: Click here for more information on The Charlotte Pass Open 2023


To enter the 2023 Charlotte Pass Open follow this link:  Enter the 2023 Charlotte Pass Open

NSW Twilight Relays (F) - Wednesday 5 pm

The night relays have been run since 1988. Join in the fun with a short/ quick lap around the sprint loop, before awards being given. Food and drink are provided with funds being raised for the Nordic Shelter

Sundeck Handicap Race (F), Thursday 11 am .

A huge fund raiser for the National Team, heaps of fun being had. 

The big interest is in the handicapper and how wrong he can get it. Applied for someone else to be the handicapper, but no other takers. It's a tough job.

Sundeck will be supplying lunch at the Nordic Shelter

Mystery Coffee Tour 2 - Friday 9 am at the Nordic Shelter

Same as Tuesday's only it is on a Friday.

Snowy Mountains Classic (Saturday) (F) 2.5/7.5/15/30 km

A great race to get you ready before the Hoppet. Enter On-line here

Here, no matter your age you have a choice of 2.5, 7.5, 15 of 30 km

Presentations 2 pm at the Corroboree Lodge

XC Ski Week Big Presentation (Saturday)

Starting at 2.45 pm at the Corroboree lodge.

The more events you go in during the week the greater the chances of you winning a prize/ prizes with the added requirement being that you have to be at the presentations to qualify for any of the prizes. 

Finger food will be provided.

Prizes are from Rhythm Snowsports/ Wilderness Sports/ Eiger Chalet/ K7 Ski School/ Lake Crackenback Spa & Resort and finally from Rossignol.

The Clubs competition for the Bronze Ski is also to be awarded to the most represented club throughout the week. This allows the winning club to spent $1000 at either the Sundeck Hotel or the Tathra Hotel. 

The major prize will be a pair of Rossignol Ski's and bindings. 

Approximately $5000 worth of prizes to be won, but you need to be there. 

If you still have not had enough skiing, there is NSW Ski Orienteering Championships on the Sunday.  To enter, Click here

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