Are you tired of crowded ski slopes? Do you want to ski for months before the resorts open and after they close?

Are you a bushwalker who would like to explore the mountains in winter? Are you a runner or skater who would like to try racing on snow?

Canberra Cross-Country Ski Club is a friendly club for all cross-country, nordic, telemark and back-country skiers who live in Canberra or the surrounding region.

We do Cross Country Skiing for all skills and inclinations.

 


The Canberra Cross-Country Ski Club has restarted with restricted activities, following Government COVID-19 pandemic guidelines on social & mobility restrictions.


 

News Flash

Ski week from 3 – 10 August.
Tours – Advanced and Intermediate (beginner tours can also be organised) through the week.
Some tours will be included in the Tour Program and other informal tours will be arranged at the time by those staying in the accommodation. Tours will be posted on the website or emailed the night before. Club members not staying overnight are welcome to come down on the day to join any of the tours that go ahead.

July newsletter posted on web site

Face coverings required at Perisher from 27 July
https://www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/covid19-update#covid-faq-1

For cross-country skiers, you will now be required to wear a face covering from the moment you exit your vehicle in the Perisher carpark (or Bullocks Flat carpark if catching the Skitube) until such time as you cross the road to the XC trails.

Events

The Club supports the Come & Try Day, ACT Ski Sale & Expo, organises the Kosciuszko Tour Ski Race, runs Lodge Weekends in the mountains, ski tours for club members, and social meetings in Canberra.




Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, existing financial members from 2019 have had their membership extended to cover the 2020 season. if members would like to make a voluntary donation to support the club a this time, they can do so via this Register Now link.

New members can join the club in 2020 for a reduced rate of $10 individual or $20 family via this Register Now link.

CCCSC brings members together for day, overnight and longer ski tours from June to November, snow conditions permitting. The tours are graded according to difficulty, terrain and distance and are led by volunteer Club members.  Details here.

Social Meetings

Club social meetings are held at the Hughes Community Centre, Whittle Street or Hughes Place, Hughes, 7:30pm for a 7.45 start.

The next Social Meeting will be held on Wed 12 August.  Dave Drohan will provide a presentation “What’s involved in climbing a 6000m peak in Ecuador and other adventures“.

Climbing some of the high peaks in Ecuador are technically easy, yet only about half of those who try, succeed in reaching the summit.  Dave did succeed in summiting two of those volcanoes in 2019. His high point was 6278m.  Come along to discover the travels of the small team he was involved with, as well as the amazing experience of watching a solar eclipse in Chile, walking an ancient Inca trail and skiing over the equator.

Due to current restrictions we are limited to only 20 people at social meetings.  You will need to pre-book if you wish to attend. The Club’s COVID 19 Safety Plan for the Social Meetings is provided for guidance.

Contact Canberra Cross Country Ski Club

Cross-Country skiing can be a leisurely tour on a track or in the backcountry, and it can an adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding sport when citizen racing or descending a mountain by telemark or alpine techniques.
Canberra Cross Country Ski Club (CCCSC) can help.