All Past CCCSC Events

From Yesterday, Backwards to 2020

Jun 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 16 Jun 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
19:30 - 22:00
Open Night – Introduction, Gear, Cross-country skiing, Lessons, Tours, Events, and Second Hand Ski Swap/Gift/Sell
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Club members will talk about gear, cross-country skiing, lessons, tours, events and manage the second hand gear swap/gift/sell.
The gifted skies may be able to be re-gifted to people who are interested in skiing with the club. Existing or previous members interested in assisting with the night and gear are appreciated.

Sun, 2 Jun 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Sat, 1 Jun 2024 - Sun, 2 Jun 2024
All Day
June Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

June Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

May 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 26 May 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Wed, 22 May 2024
19:30 - 22:00
Navigation Training, Tour Leader Development and Photographs
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Navigation for Ski Touring.
and
Short slideshow of Alan Levy’s recent trip to Norway, Greenland and Iceland.

Sun, 19 May 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Sat, 18 May 2024 - Sun, 19 May 2024
All Day
May Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

May Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Sun, 12 May 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Sat, 11 May 2024
18:30 - 21:30
Warren Miller Film 2024
Dendy Cinema, Canberra, Canberra ACT

2024 edition of the Warren Miller film experience.

Sat, 11 May 2024
08:30 - 13:30
Snow Australia's Snow Sale Canberra
Canberra Showgrounds, Lyneham ACT

Snow Australia’s 2024 Canberra Snow Sale

Sun, 5 May 2024
09:00 - 10:30
ACT Dryland and Rollerskiing Training
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Dryland roller skiing training, to prepare for the snow ski season. Lead by an international coach.

Apr 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 - Sun, 28 Apr 2024
All Day
Four Mile Hut (new) and Vickerys Huts (overnight car camp)
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

Will do day walks from Mt Selwyn to the newly rebuilt Four Mile Hut, and from the Snowy Mountains Highway to Vickerys Hut, with a car camp in between, probably at Three Mile Dam.

Sat, 6 Apr 2024 - Sun, 7 Apr 2024
All Day
April Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

April Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Mar 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 2 Mar 2024 - Sun, 3 Mar 2024
All Day
March Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

March Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Feb 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 3 Feb 2024 - Sun, 4 Feb 2024
All Day
February Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

February Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Jan 2024

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 20 Jan 2024 - Sun, 21 Jan 2024
All Day
The Sentinel (overnight camp)
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Will start at Charlotte Pass and follow the walking track past Blue Lake out to The Sentinel to set up camp. There is a great sheltered campsite and amazing views of the steep western side of the Main Range.

Dec 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 6 Dec 2023
17:30 - 20:30
2023 Christmas Party
Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla ACT

Come along and say hello and goodbye to your ski mates until next year. BYO food and drink.

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 - Sun, 3 Dec 2023
All Day
Introduction to Snowy Plains

Snowy Plains, comprising much of the catchments of the Gungarlin and Bulls Peaks Rivers is an extensive salient of private land extending into the middle of the Kosciuszko National Park approximately half way between Kiandra and Guthega. It offers superb sub-alpine scenery and often rewards skiers with good nordic skiing opportunities, though this past winter was not forthcoming. Part of its charm is its remoteness which is reinforced by its 4WD access limitation. So the proposed trip, staying or camping at one of the private lodges in the area (Snowy Vale) will be limited by the number of seats available in 4WDs registering for the trip. There will be limited bunks available in the lodge on a first registered / first served basis. The lodge offers full household facilities and the surrounds offer good car camping.

Early December is the prime time for the sub-alpine wildflowers to be in bloom and to enjoy spring coming to the mountains – warm days and cold nights. People can explore the country around Cesjacks Hut in the park and out towards the Bulls Peaks or Jagungal or wander up the delightful Bulls Peaks river towards the privately owned Flanagans Hut.

Nov 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 4 Nov 2023 - Sun, 5 Nov 2023
All Day
November Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

November Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Sat, 4 Nov 2023 - Sun, 5 Nov 2023
All Day
Main Range Camp
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Will head out from Charlotte Pass and camp overnight near Snowy Bridge, below Seaman’s Hut, which provides a good base to explore the surrounding area. Mostly flat terrain in to the campsite along the Summit Road. After camp is set up possible destinations to explore on foot could include Mt Kosciuszko, Etheridge Ridge or Lake Albina. Rescheduled from mid October due to the weather forecast.

Oct 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 8 Oct 2023
All Day
Carruther's Peak & Beyond
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

From the crossing of the Snowy River, head up to Carruther’s Peak. May also go to Mt Twynam and Blue Lake.

Sep 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 23 Sep 2023 - Sun, 24 Sep 2023
All Day
Aries Tarn and the North Ramshead Snowcamp
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

The little jewel of Aries Tarn lies below the North Ramshead. It has been a calendar shot in past years. Use the Thredbo chairlift for access. What happens will depend on interest.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023
All Day
Aries Tarn and the North Ramshead Daytrip
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

The little jewel of Aries Tarn lies below the North Ramshead. It has been a calendar shot in past years. Use the Thredbo chairlift for access. What happens will depend on interest.

Sun, 17 Sep 2023
All Day
Snow willing wander to Illawong
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

If there’s snow, along towards Illawong and the suspension bridge from Guthega carpark.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023
19:30 - 22:00
2023 Annual General Meeting
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

2023 Annual General Meeting. Discuss where the Club has been and where it will go.

Sun, 10 Sep 2023
All Day
A Perisher-ish ramble, or wherever there’s snow
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

We’ll start from wherever there’s enough snow, now the summit road is cleared to Spencer’s Creek.

Mon, 4 Sep 2023
All Day
September Ski Tours from Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

We have a long-standing CCCSC member and XC instructor leading tours from Guthega every day during the period 4 to 16 September. Ring the ASC Guthega Lodge the day before if you are interested.

Aug 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Mon, 21 Aug 2023 - Fri, 1 Sep 2023
All Day
Tin Hut-Mawson Hut multi-day tour
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A 4-5 day ski trip using Tin Hut and/or Mawson Hut as a base for tours.  Would be in late August or early September.

Sun, 20 Aug 2023
All Day
Munyang - Aqueduct Track
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Hopefully some new snowfalls later this week to help soften the snow cover. Will start from Guthega Power Station and climb the zig-zags then ski along the aqueduct track south towards Guthega or north towards Horse Camp Hut, depending on the snow. May stay at Kalkite the night before to ensure an early start.

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 - Fri, 11 Aug 2023
All Day
Practise downhill techniques at the ski resorts
Kalkite Lodges, Kalkite NSW

Practise downhill techniques at the ski resorts

Sun, 6 Aug 2023
All Day
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The tour will now start from Perisher, not Dainers Gap. Will meet at the Nordic Shelter and head out to wherever the snow is best, preferably around Rock Creek and towards The Porcupine, otherwise on the trails.

Wed, 2 Aug 2023 - Thu, 3 Aug 2023
All Day
Practise downhill techniques at the ski resorts

Practise downhill techniques at the ski resorts

Jul 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 30 Jul 2023
All Day
Johnnies Plain from Perisher
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Ski from the Nordic Shelter via the “back route”, poles near Rock Creek to Porcupine Rocks and on to the Trapyard Creek/Johnnies Plain/Spencers Creek area. Return along the Perisher-Charlotte Pass Road, although we might vary from that a little depending on the group’s progress.

Sat, 29 Jul 2023
All Day
Thredbo River corridor from Dead Horse Gap
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

Tour will start at the lower carpark at Dead Horse Gap beside the Thredbo River. We will ski along the first part of Cascades Trail and then on towards Boggy Plain. Distance covered will depend on how the group progresses – the aim will be to have a relatively leisurely pace; nonetheless, if progress is good, we might get to Teddy’s Hut.

Wed, 26 Jul 2023
19:30 - 22:00
Biathlon from an Australian Defence Force perspective
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

A brief outline of the winter sport of Biathlon and it’s history in the Australian Defence Force

Tue, 25 Jul 2023
All Day
Sugarloaf & Johnnies Plain
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will ski from Perisher and head towards Spencers Creek via the lower slopes of The Paralyser before continuing to the top of the Sugarloaf then to Johnnies Plain before the returning to Perisher.

Mon, 24 Jul 2023
All Day
Porcupine Rocks
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Starting in Perisher, we will ski up Rock Creek and clamber up the Porcupine Rocks. Depending on time and skills, we will return either via Rock Creek or the Kosciuszko Road.
Basic – Intermediate Skills,
Rolling Terrain,
Short – Medium Distance.

Sun, 23 Jul 2023
All Day
Skill Building and Afternoon Ski Tour - Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The Club will run a skill building session on the Sunday morning from 9am followed by tours around the Perisher Trails from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre for these activities.

Sat, 22 Jul 2023
All Day
Ski Tour after Come & Try Lesson - Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Following the Come-and-Try lesson on Saturday 22 July, we will have some beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails from 12:30pm to 3pm to suit the skill levels of the participants. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre by 12:30pm.

Sat, 22 Jul 2023 - Sun, 23 Jul 2023
All Day
Come and Try Cross-Country Skiing Weekend (Late July)
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The lessons are open to everyone. See lessons page. Cost per person is $25. Registration on Snow Australia website. Purchase a BBQ lunch and tour of the trails in the afternoon. Please arrive by 8.30 am to be graded into groups.

Wed, 12 Jul 2023
19:30 - 22:00
A kaleidoscope of skiing experiences in NSW and Victoria and beyond
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

A kaleidoscope of skiing experiences in NSW and Victoria and beyond

Tue, 11 Jul 2023
All Day
Kiandra Area - Somewhere Different? It all depends on the snow cover
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

Depending on the snow cover/weather/aptitude of the party the following tour options may open up:
Gooandra Hut via Wild Horse Plain – largely open flat country with a short descent to the Tantangara Plain;
Gavells Hut via Gang Gang Mt – relatively short trip from the high point on the Tantangara road with a descent thru country burnt in the 2019 fires to Nungar Plain and return; or
Selwyn to Kiandra loop – a straight forward loop in open country with a descent down Crack Hardy spur to the township? and a car shuffle at the end.

Sun, 2 Jul 2023
All Day
Mt Selwyn Area
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

A tour starting at the Mt Selwyn Resort, and heading either along the Kings Cross Road or across the plateau to the east of the resort where there are great views of the northern end of the park.

Jun 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 28 Jun 2023
19:30 - 22:00
Skiing in Canada
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Skiing in Canada

Sat, 24 Jun 2023
All Day
Mt Selwyn / Kiandra
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

Will head to Kiandra or Mt Selwyn and aim to ski somewhere in this area, where ever the snow conditions are best. An opportunity to avoid the crowds at Perisher.

Wed, 14 Jun 2023
19:30 - 22:00
Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners and New Members
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners and New Members

May 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 24 May 2023
19:30 - 22:00
Photos and Socialising
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Late 2022 Ski Activities and Summer Activities
A short slideshow, of attendee contributed photographs.

Sat, 13 May 2023
08:30 - 13:30
ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo
Canberra Showgrounds, Lyneham ACT

Snow Australia’s 2023 ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo

Sat, 6 May 2023 - Sun, 7 May 2023
All Day
Perisher XC Working Bee

Perisher XC Working Bee – 6-7 May 2023

Apr 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 23 Apr 2023
09:00 - 10:30
Come and Try Roller Skiing
Stromlo Forest Park, Stromlo ACT

Snow Australia is organising a Come and Try Rollerskiing session, open to newcomers of all levels from juniors through to adults.
Rollerskiing uses short skis with a wheel at either end, and the same boots and bindings used for cross country skiing on snow.

Fri, 7 Apr 2023 - Mon, 10 Apr 2023
All Day
Pretty Plain (2 night camp)

We will leave from the Tooma Dam and follow the fire trail into the upper Tooma River on Pretty plain to put in a base camp. On the middle day people can either visit the nearby Wheelers hut – a slab classic, or walk up the valley to the rebuilt Pretty Plain hut. Some might prefer to spend the day fishing the Tooma River for the legendary trout. Currently planning to do this trip during Easter, on the best three days.

Mar 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - Sun, 19 Mar 2023
All Day
Geehi Flats (overnight car camp)

Will drive to the Geehi Flats camping ground to set up the tents for an overnight stay. Will spend the Sat afternoon and Sun morning doing easy walks to the nearby huts (Geehi, Old Geehi, Keebles, Doctors and Doctor Forbes huts). Some river crossings involved.

Feb 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 11 Feb 2023 - Sun, 12 Feb 2023
All Day
The Sentinel (overnight camp)
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Will start at Charlotte Pass and follow the walking track past Blue Lake out to The Sentinel to set up camp. There is a great sheltered campsite and amazing views of the steep western side of the Main Range.

Jan 2023

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 21 Jan 2023 - Sun, 22 Jan 2023
All Day
Mt Anderson west ridge (overnight camp)
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

The aim of this trip is to experience the high altitude wildflowers at their peak along with spectacular views down Siren Song Creek and across to Watson’s Crags.  The trip will leave from Guthega and aim to put in a high camp on water at the most advantageous spot. The preferred time for this walk is during late January.

Dec 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 7 Dec 2022
17:30 - 20:30
Christmas Party
Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla ACT

Come along and say hello and goodbye to your ski mates until next year. BYO food and drink.

Sat, 3 Dec 2022
All Day
A December Ski
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

From Thredbo, we will walk and ski up to Mt Kosciuszko. Probably ski back via the South Ridge and Cootapatamba basin. Catch the chairlift down.

Nov 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 5 Nov 2022 - Sun, 6 Nov 2022
All Day
Snow Camp - Ramsheads and Leather Barrel Creek area
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

We’ll take the chairlift up from Thredbo and ski over the Rams Heads Range, including to the Rams Head itself (2190m). We’ll camp in the Leather Barrel Creek / Peak 1977 area. Another day will be spent exploring the areas southwest of Mt Kosciuszko. The tempo will be “mellow” but participants should have intermediate-level skills, given the terrain. Dates to be confirmed, and could vary depending on weather conditions; and an optional extra day could be added if that suited participants

Sat, 5 Nov 2022
All Day
Blue Lake area
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Still plenty of snow on the Main Range.  Will start at Charlotte Pass, cross the Snowy River then head up towards Blue Lake and beyond. 

Oct 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 30 Oct 2022
All Day
Club Lake Ramble
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

From Charlotte’s Pass, cross the Snowy River and head up the valley towards Club Lake.  If the weather allows we may head higher, otherwise we will ramble around the valley, enjoying the ice bergs and hut ruins.

Sun, 23 Oct 2022
All Day
Kangaroo Ridge and Beyond
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

From Charlotte’s Pass, head towards Mt Stilwell. Maybe bag the summit. Continue along Kangaroo Ridge. If we are fast enough we can reach Snowy Bridge or even Seaman’s Hut.

Sat, 22 Oct 2022
All Day
Main Range Sub-Circuit
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

From Charlotte’s Pass, via Foreman’s Crossing, we will go up Carruther’s before heading over to Mt Lee, Northcote Pass, Moraine Pass and finish the funnest part by going down Mt Clarke. Return back over Foreman’s Crossing to Charlotte’s Pass.

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 - Sun, 16 Oct 2022
All Day
October Lodge Weekend - Charlotte Pass
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

The October lodge weekend will be held at Pygmy Possum lodge at Charlotte Pass from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 October. 
This is always a popular weekend, with Club ski tours held around Charlotte Pass or on the Main Range on the Saturday and Sunday. At present there is a deep cover of snow on the Main Range, so there should be good skiing during October.  People will need to bring along food, linen and towels for the weekend.
Bookings should be made directly through the Pygmy Possum lodge booking page through the link on the Members Page. The cost is $84 per person per night for adults and $38 per night for a child.

Sat, 1 Oct 2022 - Mon, 3 Oct 2022
All Day
Wilkinson's Valley Snowcamp
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

We’ll access the Main Range using the chair from Thredbo to ski and set up a snow camp at Wilkinson’s Valley for two nights. We’ll do a day trip from there (eg to Mt Townsend). We’ll leave Canberra very early on Saturday morning to meet up at the Thredbo overnight car park at 8:30am packed and ready to go. This trip is suitable for skiers with intermediate skills and suitable snow camping equipment.
We’ll be monitoring the weather forecasts and will confirm the trip is going ahead (Thursday night/Friday morning). If the trip can’t proceed due to weather we’ll aim to reschedule.

Sep 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 28 Sep 2022
19:30 - 22:00
2022 Annual General Meeting
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

2022 Annual General Meeting. Discuss where the Club has been and where it will go.

Tue, 20 Sep 2022
All Day
Mid-Week Tour
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

A mid-week day tour to take advantage of the new snow falls. Will start from Dead Horse Gap. Possible destinations could include the Brindle Bull and Paddy Rushes Bogong, or Teddys Hut or Bob’s Ridge.

Wed, 14 Sep 2022
19:30 - 22:00
Eucalypt Dieback in Australian Alps
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Matthew Brookhouse will talk about eucalypt dieback in the Australian Alps.

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 - Fri, 16 Sep 2022
All Day
Intermediate level overnight base camp
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A 3-day, base camp trip for intermediate level skiers. The destination will depend on snow and weather conditions, possibly near White’s River hut with trips onto Dicky Cooper Bogong, or using a Guthega Creek base with trips up Mt Tate or Twynham.

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 - Sun, 11 Sep 2022
All Day
Main Range Spring Skiing
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Cover some countryside on the Main Range in spring and practice downhill technique on slopes along the way. Heading out from Jindabyne or Kalkite each day. Because it will be late in the season, what we do will be dependent on where the snow is as well as weather conditions.

Mon, 5 Sep 2022 - Sat, 17 Sep 2022
All Day
September Ski Tours from Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

We have a long-standing CCCSC member and XC instructor leading tours from Guthega every day during 5-9 September and 12-17 September. Ring the ASC Guthega Lodge the day before if you are interested.

Sun, 4 Sep 2022
All Day
Illawong and Beyond
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Will start from Guthega and head up the Snowy River valley to Illawong Lodge, before continuing to Spencers Creek and across the new suspension bridge to explore the slopes of Mt Guthrie.

Aug 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 31 Aug 2022
19:30 - 22:00
Bushwalking and other outdoor conditions and opportunities in Tasmania
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Having moved to Tasmania in early-2021, Robin Collins will speak about exploring the island, particularly the North-West, from the perspective of a new resident.

Sun, 28 Aug 2022
00:00
Ramshead Range Traverse
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

Beginning from Dead Horse Gap, ski up through the forest towards the Ramshead, bagging rocky knolls along the way.  Depending on fitness and skills of the group, we may head to Kosi South Face or Leatherbarrel Creek.

Tue, 23 Aug 2022
All Day
Bogong High Plains
Windy Corner, Falls Creek, Victoria, Falls Creek Victoria

This tour is for those travelling down to Victoria for the Kangaroo Hoppet. We are still leaving the final destination and date flexible depending on the weather and snow conditions.

Wed, 17 Aug 2022
19:30 - 22:00
PLBs and Rescue
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Linda Berryman from AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) will talk about search and rescue and the latest developments involving distress beacons.

Sun, 14 Aug 2022
All Day
Upper Thredbo River
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

Along the Thredbo River upstream of Cascades Trail carpark, towards Teddy’s Hut and views of the Chimneys. We may get as far as Teddy’s and we may take a small diversion part-way up the Brindle Bull.

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - Sat, 13 Aug 2022
00:00
Main Range Traverse under the Full Moon
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

A grand adventure! Ski out to Illawong hut in the afternoon, set up camp, and then up to Mt Twynham for sunset. Ski the Main Range to Kosi, and back to the tents in the wee hours. Only in good conditions.

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
All Day
Full Moon ski on the Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Here is a tour with a difference! The tour will start, weather permitting, at 6.30 pm from the Nordic Shelter and go around the 5 km loop. A head lamp is essential, and of course people should dress for the weather, and expect the trails to be frost hardened.

Wed, 10 Aug 2022
All Day
Cheer squad at the Charlotte’s Pass Open
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Ski from Perisher to Charlotte’s Pass to cheer on those participating in the Charlotte’s Pass Open. We will ski up the road to CP and if conditions allow, return via Johnny’s Plain/Bett’s creek/Porcupine trail back to the carpark.

Sun, 7 Aug 2022
All Day
Kiandra Area
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

A ski tour in the Kiandra area in the northern end of the park, away from the crowds. The preference is to ski in the Gooandra area (unburnt country) with a fallback to Selwyn. Meeting at Adaminaby bakery at 8.45am.

Jul 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 31 Jul 2022
All Day
Horse Camp Hut
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Will start at Guthega Power Station and ski up the road to Horse Camp Hut, then ski along the western aqueduct track. A big climb initially followed by more gentle terrain higher up.

Sat, 30 Jul 2022
08:30 - 16:00
Kosciuszko Tour
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The 2022 Kosciuszko Tour

Wed, 27 Jul 2022
19:30 - 22:00
A Ski Traverse from Arthur's Pass to Mt Cook
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Nic Bendeli will talk about his ski traverse in Winter 1982 of the NZ Alps, from Arthur’s Pass to Mt Cook.

Sun, 24 Jul 2022
09:00 - 14:30
Ski Tour Beginners and intermediate
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre. Tours from 9am.

Sun, 24 Jul 2022
All Day
Perisher to Dainer’s Gap and Rainbow Lake or Plains of Heaven
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Follow the Dainer’s ski trail to Dainer’s Gap. If time permits, we can explore Rainbow Lake or the Plains of Heaven.

Sun, 24 Jul 2022 - Tue, 26 Jul 2022
All Day
Broken Dam Hut – Tabletop Mountain area, Northern KNP
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

Skiing in the Broken Dam Hut-Tabletop Mountain area, extending the tour on Sat 23 July to Elaine Mine. Snow camping around Broken Dam and exploring possibly as far as Happy Jacks Plain area.

Sat, 23 Jul 2022
All Day
Perisher XC Trails after Come and Try Lessons
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Perisher XC Ski Centre: following the morning’s Come and Try lesson, we will have some beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails.

Sat, 23 Jul 2022
All Day
Elaine Mine
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

Will start at Mt Selwyn resort and ski across the plateau to the Tabletop Fire Trail, before continuing south past the burnt remains of Four Mile Hut to the site of Elaine Mine, which contains an old steam engine and other gold mining artifacts.
Intermediate Skills, Rolling-Hilly Terrain, Medium-Long Distance

Sat, 16 Jul 2022
All Day
Mt Selwyn area
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

An easy ski tour starting exploring the area close to Mt Selwyn resort. This trip has fairly easy skiing terrain, good views of the northern part of the park, and plenty of burnt trees!
Basic-Intermediate Skills, Rolling Terrain, Medium Distance

Wed, 13 Jul 2022
19:30 - 22:00
Rambling in Yorkshire
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

David Drohan will talk about some walks he did in Yorkshire in northern England late last year.

Sun, 10 Jul 2022
08:30 - 11:30
Ski de Masc
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

We will run a Ski De Masc while the women are on the ski De Femme. Honing ski skills for beginners and intermediate tour.

Sat, 9 Jul 2022
12:00 - 14:00
Ski Tour after Come Try Lesson
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Following the Come-and-Try lesson on Saturday 9 July 12pm – 2pm, we will have some beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre.

Sun, 3 Jul 2022
All Day
Commissioner's Gully
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

A ski tour starting from Kiandra and heading south to Commissioner’s Gully, a long valley to the east of Mt Selwyn.

Sat, 2 Jul 2022
All Day
Mt Twynam and Blue Lake
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

From Guthega, head up the Snowy River valley and cross the swing bridge towards Mt Twynam and climb to the summit.  We may do some ski runs in the region, and eventually head down to Blue Lake and back down the Snowy River Valley to Guthega. Skills Intermediate – Advanced Terrain Hilly and Steep Distance Long

Jun 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Tue, 28 Jun 2022
All Day
Perisher XC Trails - Mid-Week
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

A mid-week ski on the Perisher XC trails using track skis. Will leave the packs at the Nordic Shelter and travel light, returning to the shelter for morning tea and lunch before heading out again.

Sun, 26 Jun 2022
12:00 - 14:00
Ski Tour after Beginners Lesson
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Following the Beginners lesson on Saturday 25 June 12pm – 2pm, we will have some beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre.

Sat, 25 Jun 2022
12:00 - 14:00
Ski Tour after Beginners Lesson
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Following the Beginners lesson on Saturday 25 June 12pm – 2pm, we will have some beginner and intermediate ski tours around the Perisher XC trails. Meet at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre.

Sat, 25 Jun 2022
All Day
Ski Tour Rock Creek
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Ski up Rock Creek to Porcupine Rocks.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022
19:30 - 22:00
An Olympic Skier's Experience
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Seve de Campo, an Olympic Skier from the Beijing Winter Olympics, will be talking about his cross-country racing career.

Mon, 20 Jun 2022
All Day
Perisher XC Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

This would be a good tour for advancing beginners who have already built up some xc skills and now want to further develop them. The distance and time on the snow will depend on those attending.

Sun, 19 Jun 2022
All Day
Tantagara Mountain Visit
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

Starting from the Snowy Mountains Highway, follow a fire trail up to the top of Tantangara Mountain.
We should get to Harvey’s Hut for lunch. Maybe get to the top. It is a guaranteed long, easy run down back to the cars after we turn around.

Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - Sun, 19 Jun 2022
All Day
Witze’s Hut
Old Kiandra Court House, Kiandra NSW

Our first overnight snow camping trip for the season. About 10 km each day on the rolling Kiandra country.

Mon, 13 Jun 2022
All Day
Goldseekers Trail & Three Mile Dam
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

A tour in the northern end of the park away from the long weekend crowds at Perisher. This ski tour near Mt Selwyn will start at the Three Mile Dam carpark and go around the Goldseekers Trail and Three Mile Dam area.

Wed, 8 Jun 2022
19:30 - 22:00
Skiing in Sweden
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Alan Laird will talk about Skiing in Sweden.

May 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 25 May 2022
19:30 - 22:00
We're Back
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Late 2021 Ski Activities and Summer Activities
A short slideshow, of attendee contributed photographs.

Sat, 21 May 2022 - Sun, 22 May 2022
All Day
May Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

May Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Sat, 14 May 2022
08:30 - 13:30
ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo
Canberra Showgrounds, Lyneham ACT

Snow Australia’s 2022 ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo

Sat, 14 May 2022 - Sun, 15 May 2022
All Day
Geehi Flats

Will do an overnight camp at Geehi Flats and walk to the various huts in the area.

Apr 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Tue, 5 Apr 2022 - Thu, 7 Apr 2022
00:00
Cave Creek / Blue Waterholes (2 nights car camping) (postponed till early April)

Drive along Long Plain to Cave Creek / Blue Waterholes. Will camp for two nights by the creek a short distance from the public camping area and do day walks around the area. Some may be interested in poking into the many caves in the area or doing a bit of trout fishing. Trip postponed till the first week of April, pending better weather.

Sat, 2 Apr 2022 - Sun, 3 Apr 2022
All Day
April Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

April Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Mar 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 5 Mar 2022 - Sun, 6 Mar 2022
All Day
March Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

March Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Sat, 5 Mar 2022
All Day
Gavels Hut (Day Walk)

A day walk from the Snowy Mountains Highway along a fire trail onto Nungar Plain then to Gavels Hut.

Feb 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Mon, 7 Feb 2022 - Fri, 11 Feb 2022
All Day
Extra Special Bridge Building Working Party
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Perisher Sprint Loop bridge building working bee.

Sat, 5 Feb 2022 - Sun, 6 Feb 2022
All Day
The Sentinel (Overnight Camp)
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Will start at Charlotte Pass and follow the walking track past Blue Lake out to The Sentinel to set up camp. There is a great sheltered campsite with amazing views of the steep western side of the Main Range. The first weekend in February is the preferred time for this trip.

Sat, 5 Feb 2022 - Sun, 6 Feb 2022
All Day
February Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

February Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Jan 2022

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 29 Jan 2022
00:00
Mt Kalkite (Day Walk)

A day walk to the top of Kalkite Mountain which overlooks Lake Jindabyne.

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 - Sun, 23 Jan 2022
00:00
Abbotts Range (Overnight Camp)
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

An overnight camp on the Abbotts Range, which provides another eagles view over the upper Murray country and a ‘top of the world’ camping experience, and is the place to go to escape the sweltering summer heat. The second half of January is the preferred time for this trip.

Dec 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 8 Dec 2021
17:30 - 20:30
Christmas Party

Come along and say hello and goodbye to your ski mates until next year. BYO food and drink.

Sun, 5 Dec 2021
All Day
Stockyard Spur / Mt Gingera

Will start from Corin Dam and climb the trail up Stockyard Spur to Pryors Hut and on to Mt Gingera. A steep trail with many steps and about 900m in elevation gain. Approx 21km return.

Nov 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 28 Nov 2021
All Day
Spring in the Mountains (Day Walk - Charlotte Pass to Guthega, or Cascade Hut)
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

A walk in the sub-alpine or alpine areas to see the alpine plants in flower,. If the forecast is for a gold plated day i’m suggesting the Guthrie traverse – Charlotte Pass to Guthega with a car swap.  If its forecast a grey day then the alternative destination will be Cascade Hut via the Cascades fire trail.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021
00:00
Spring in the Mountains (Day Walk - Horse Camp Hut)
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A walk from Guthega Power Station to Horse Camp Hut.

Tue, 9 Nov 2021
All Day
Thredbo - Mt Kosciuszko Area
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

Will catch the chairlift to the top of Thredbo and head along the metal walkway towards Mt Kosciuszko, enjoying the views and skiing the remaining drifts.

Oct 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 31 Oct 2021
All Day
Kunama & Club Lake Visit
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

From Charlotte’s pass to Foreman’s Crossing to Kunama Cirque & Hut (ruin), then to Club Lake and back to Charlotte’s Pass

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 - Thu, 28 Oct 2021
All Day
'Snow' camp and touring in the Mt Kosciuszko area
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Two nights of “snow” camping (but we will be aiming to find a pleasant grassy patch) and two days of skiing, plus an exit ski/walk on Thu. On Tues, we will ski/walk from Charlotte Pass to the Snowy Bridge/Seaman’s Hut/Upper Snowy River area, where we will set up camp. We will then make excursions out from that site, e.g. Mt Kosciuszko, Ramsheads, Townsend/Abbott Ridge. Some participants intend to travel down on Mon afternoon and car-camp at Island Bend; additional participants could also consider this.

Sun, 24 Oct 2021
All Day
Carruthers Peak
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Will start at Charlotte Pass, cross the Snowy River and head up onto the Main Range to Carruthers Peak for spectacular views of the surrounding area. May also go to Blue Lake. Some walking will likely be involved to reach the snow.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021
All Day
Watson's Crags Visit
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Head for Watson’s Crags, out from Charlotte’s Pass. Cross the Snowy River at Foreman’s Crossing, roughly follow the Main Range Walking Track over to Soil Conservation Creek before crossing over the crest of the Main Range and onto the spur of Watson’s Crags. Return likely down the glacial valley into Blue Lake or down the side of Carruther’s.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021
09:00 - 18:00
Half-day add-on to Thursday Watsons Crag tour: e.g., Mt Stilwell
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

This is intended for those who would like to do the Watsons Crags tour on Thursday but would also like to travel down to the Snowies on Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon we would look to do a short ski tour, such as Mt Stilwell and Kangaroo Ridge from Charlotte Pass or, alternatively, a short bushwalk.

Sep 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
19:30 - 22:00
2021 Annual General Meeting
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

2021 Annual General Meeting. Discuss where the Club has been and where it will go.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - Fri, 17 Sep 2021
All Day
Intermediate level overnight base camp
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

A 3 day, base camp trip for intermediate level skiers. It would be suitable for people who do not want to carry an overnight pack for long distances. The aim is to include an introduction to snow camping, although it would be good to have a few experienced snow campers to share their skills. Destination will depend on snow and weather conditions.
Intermediate Standards, Rolling – Hilly Terrain, Medium Distance

Sat, 11 Sep 2021
All Day
Illawong and Beyond
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Will start from Guthega and head up the Snowy River valley to Illawong Lodge, before continuing to Spencers Creek and hopefully across the new suspension bridge to explore the slopes of Mt Guthrie.
Basic – Intermediate Standards, Rolling – Hilly Terrain, Medium Distance

Wed, 8 Sep 2021
19:45 - 20:30
Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

Ian Turland will provide a presentation on “BACK-COUNTRY SKIING IN NEW ZEALAND”. This will feature skiing on the Pisa and Two Thumb Ranges in the South Island.

Fri, 3 Sep 2021 - Sun, 5 Sep 2021
All Day
Pounds Creek snow camp (2 nights)
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Guthega to Illawong / Snowy Suspension Bridge to Pounds Creek. Day ski around Pounds Creek / Mt Anton / Mt Anderson, with much rubbish telemarking and giggling. Return via outward route.

Aug 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 29 Aug 2021
All Day
Smiggins Area
Smiggin Holes, Smiggin Holes NSW

An easy tour starting at Smiggins and exploring the surrounding area, which could include along the Link Road, the plateau containing the old XC trails, the slopes of Mt Piper, or down to Pipers Creek Hut.

Sat, 28 Aug 2021
09:30 - 16:00
Kangaroo Hoppet
Windy Corner, Falls Creek, Victoria, Falls Creek Victoria

Linking page to the Kangaroo Hoppet

Sat, 28 Aug 2021
All Day
The Virtual Hoppet 2021
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The virtual Hoppet 2021 – Do It Your Way on the Perisher Nordic trails.
Join fellow club members on the Perisher trails and complete your chosen distance of 42, 21 or 7km.

Wed, 25 Aug 2021
19:30 - 22:00
Skiing in New Zealand
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Ian Turland will present on a 2017 trip to New Zealand, which included participation in a guided training course, some resort skiing and backcountry skiing in the Pisa Range and Two Thumbs Range.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021
All Day
Thredbo River - Chimneys Area
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

A ski along the Upper Thredbo (Crackenback) River, as far as the Chimneys and perhaps Teddy’s Hut as the day allows.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021
All Day
Snowshoe up Rocky Creek
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

For something a bit different, those interested in trying out showshoeing, we are running an exploration up Rocky Creek from Perisher Village.

Sat, 21 Aug 2021
All Day
Perisher to Trapyard Creek
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Start off at the Perisher Nordic centre, ski past the Porcupine and follow the pole line down to the Betts Creek valley to explore the Trapyard Creek trail. Depending on the group we may visit Charlotte Pass before returning to Perisher via the Kosciuszko Road.

Sun, 15 Aug 2021
All Day
Ramshead Range
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

A nice challenging day tour starting from Dead Horse Gap, bagging some Ramshead Peaks, and hopefully making it as far as Kosi South Face or Leatherbarrel Creek.

Sat, 14 Aug 2021
09:30 - 15:30
Race - Snowy Mountains Classic
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

2.5, 7.5, 15 & 30km Freestyle races held around the Perisher trails, starting at 9:30am.

Fri, 13 Aug 2021
All Day
Mystery Coffee Tour # 2 & Club Tour
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Part of the XC Week at Perisher activities, 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. A separate club tour will occur after the Coffee Tour, departing from the mystery location.
All Standards, Rolling Terrain, Medium Distance

Thu, 12 Aug 2021
11:00 - 13:30
Race - Sundeck Handicap Race
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

A 7.5km handicap race around the Perisher trails, stating at 11am.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021
18:30 - 23:45
Full Moon Ski on Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Here is a trip with a difference!  Moon rise is at 4.15 pm so the moon will be high by the time it gets dark.   The tour will start, weather permitting, at 6.30 pm from the Nordic Shelter and go around the 5 km loop.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021
10:30 - 15:30
Race - KAC XC Classic
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Part of the Perisher XC Week, this is the biggest race of the week and has a long history of over 45 years, starting at Perisher and finishing at Charlotte’s Pass.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021
All Day
Canadian Slideshow
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Ralph Gailis will present a “traditional” slide night (yes, real, physical slides!) on his year living in Alberta in 2002. The focus will be on skiing, though some other of Canada’s natural wonders will also be thrown in.

Tue, 10 Aug 2021
All Day
Mystery Coffee Tour # 1 & Club Tour
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Part of the XC Week at Perisher activities, 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. A separate club tour will occur after the Coffee Tour, departing from the mystery location.
All Standards, Rolling Terrain, Medium Distance

Mon, 9 Aug 2021
09:30 - 16:30
Race - Charlotte Pass Open
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

A 2-3km Classic sprint race held at Charlotte Pass. Skiers leave the gate at 30-second intervals which are different to all races during XC Ski Week.

Mon, 9 Aug 2021
All Day
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

A tour for those staying down for Perisher XC week or anyone else who wants to come along. May explore the Perisher trails or the edge of the plateau overlooking the Crackenback Valley. Meet at the Perisher Nordic Shelter at 9:30am.
All Standards, Rolling Terrain, Medium Distance

Sun, 8 Aug 2021
10:30 - 16:30
Race - Boonoona Open
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

A 5km race for all standards around the Perisher Trails, starting at 10:30am. Classic and Freestyle.

Sun, 8 Aug 2021
All Day
Mt Piper
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Starting at Perisher, the tour will explore the slopes and plateau of Mt Piper. Good views of the Main Range and some good slopes to practice on.

Sat, 7 Aug 2021
All Day
Three Mile Dam
Mt Selwyn Resort, Mt Selwyn NSW

An easy tour around the frozen lake at Three Mile Dam, near Mt Selwyn. The terrain is mostly flat or rolling and suitable for beginners.

Sat, 7 Aug 2021 - Sun, 15 Aug 2021
00:00
Perisher XC Ski Week 2021
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

XC Ski Week is a week for all XC enthusiasts whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned racer or a recreational skier. Lots of races and fun events.

Fri, 6 Aug 2021
All Day
Dainers Gap - Thompsons Plain
Dainer’s Gap, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A 10am start from Dainers Gap. The tour will follow the pole line along Thompsons Plain and Prussian Plain towards Perisher.

Sun, 1 Aug 2021
All Day
Rock Creek Ramble
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An easy day up Rock Creek from the Nordic Shelter past Porcupine Rocks.

Jul 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 31 Jul 2021
08:30 - 16:00
Kosciuszko Tour Ski Race
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

The 2021 Kosciuszko Tour

Fri, 30 Jul 2021
All Day
Dainers Gap
Dainer’s Gap, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A trip from Dainers Gap to Rainbow Lake and out towards Rennix Gap and the escarpment.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021
19:30 - 22:00
Backcountry Skiing in Japan
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

No summary yet.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021
All Day
Long Plain

A ski tour to some of the huts on Long Plain, starting at Rules Point.

Mon, 19 Jul 2021
All Day
Smiggins Area
Smiggin Holes, Smiggin Holes NSW

Will start at Smiggins and explore the surrounding area, which could include along the Link Road, the plateau containing the old XC trails, the slopes of Mt Piper, or down to Pipers Creek Hut. (Or, if there are good snowfalls at lower levels this weekend then the trip destination could be changed to the Kiandra area (ie – Gooandra Homestead). or the Rainbow Lake area).
Basic – Intermediate Skills, Rolling – Hilly Terrain, Short – Medium Distance

Wed, 14 Jul 2021
19:30 - 22:00
Social Meeting, 14 July
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Australian White Sherpas climb Everest in 1988 without any high altitude Sherpa assistance:
Pat Cullinan re-lives his journey of a decade-long preparatory campaign, culminating in a strong Australian team climbing Everest in 1988.

Sun, 11 Jul 2021
08:30 - 12:30
Ski de Femme
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Fitness, fun and Female is the order of the day for the annual SnowSports ACT “Ski de Femme” held at the Perisher Cross Country Centre.

Sun, 11 Jul 2021
All Day
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An easy tour somewhere in the Perisher area. People doing the Ski de Femme lesson can join the tour during the afternoon.
Beginner-Basic Skills, Gentle Terrain, Short – Medium Distance

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 - Sun, 11 Jul 2021
All Day
Beginners' Ski Lesson and Ski Tour
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Perisher XC Come and Try ski lesson in the morning.
Following this, an experienced club member will lead a short easy tours in the afternoon on both days
Beginner-Basic Skills, Gentle Terrain, Short – Medium Distance

Fri, 9 Jul 2021 - Sun, 11 Jul 2021
All Day
July School Holiday Lodge Weekend 2
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

This, the second of 2 club weekends in the July school holidays, is a great opportunity for all members, especially beginners or new members, to learn to ski or develop new skills, go on tours appropriate to their skiing level and meet other members, while staying in comfortable accommodation close to the mountains.

Sat, 3 Jul 2021
All Day
Beginners' Ski Lesson and Ski Tours
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Perisher XC Come and Try ski lesson in the morning.
Following this, an experienced club member will lead a short easy tour in the afternoon. Also on offer will be an intermediate tour at the same time.
Basic – Intermediate Skills, Gentle Terrain, Short – Medium Distance

Fri, 2 Jul 2021 - Sun, 4 Jul 2021
All Day
July School Holiday Lodge Weekend 1
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

This, the first of 2 club weekends in the July school holidays, is a great opportunity for all members, especially beginners or new members, to learn to ski or develop new skills, go on tours appropriate to their skiing level and meet other members, while staying in comfortable accommodation close to the mountains.

Jun 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 23 Jun 2021
19:30 - 22:00
Restoring Kosciuszko’s liquid heart: alpine wetland regeneration
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Restoring Kosciuszko’s liquid heart: alpine wetland regeneration:
Join environmental and adventure guide Acacia Rose, soil microbiologist and climate scientist Walter Jehne and ecology cinematographer Stephen Curtain for a short film.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021
All Day
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

A tour starting at Perisher. Possible destinations could include towards The Porcupine or Spencers Creek, or Prussian Plain.
Basic – Intermediate Skills, Rolling Terrain, Medium Distance

Tue, 15 Jun 2021
All Day
Blow off the Cobwebs
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

We have put up with cold, wet weather in Canberra for the last few days, so let us go and find some snow to ski on. We’ll probably start in Perisher, hit the trails and head to somewhere picturesque. Pretty Point or Porcupines would both be pretty good.
Basic – Intermediate Skills, Fairly Flat – Rolling Terrain, Short – Medium Distance.

Wed, 9 Jun 2021
19:30 - 22:00
Walking: The Perfect Motion, with Jono Lineen
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Walking: The Perfect Motion, by Jono Lineen
Jono Lineen will talk about his recent book “Perfect Motion”, in which he investigates important benefits conferred by walking, including with regard to creativity, learning and resilience. Jono, an experienced cross-country skier, suggests that the principles he discusses in his book can also apply to cross-country skiing.

Sat, 5 Jun 2021 - Sun, 6 Jun 2021
All Day
June Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

June Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

May 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 26 May 2021
19:30 - 22:00
We're Back
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Late 2020 Ski Activities and Summer Activities
A short slideshow, of attendee contributed photographs.

Sat, 8 May 2021
08:30 - 13:30
ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo
Canberra Showgrounds, Lyneham ACT

Snow Australia’s 2021 ACT Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo

Sat, 1 May 2021 - Sun, 2 May 2021
All Day
May Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

May Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Apr 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - Sun, 18 Apr 2021
All Day
April Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

April Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Mar 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - Sun, 14 Mar 2021
All Day
March Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

March Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Feb 2021

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 6 Feb 2021 - Sun, 7 Feb 2021
All Day
February Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

February Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Dec 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 2 Dec 2020
17:30 - 20:30
Christmas Party
Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla ACT

Come along and say hello and goodbye to your ski mates until next year. Look for the Club banner, near one of the BBQs. BYO food and drink.

Nov 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - Sun, 15 Nov 2020
All Day
November Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

November Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Oct 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
All Day
Watson's Crags Visit
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Head for Watson’s Crags, out from Charlotte’s Pass.
Will only run on a good weather day.

Intermediate – Advanced, Hilly & Steep, Medium

Sat, 10 Oct 2020
09:30 - 16:00
In search of the Kunama Lodge Ruin
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Kunama Lodge was destroyed by an avalanche in 1956, killing one person. Apparently there are still ruins, as a KHA link photo shows, but I have never seen them. So the intent of this trip is to ski up to the slopes of Mt Lee and find them. If there is time, we could ski further, depending on the capability of the group. It’s only a few kms up to Mt Lee. However, we do have to wade across the Snowy River, (provided its safe to do so).
Meet at Charlotte Pass ready to leave by 9:30am.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - Sun, 11 Oct 2020
All Day
Charlotte's Pass Lodge Weekend
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

The Committee is still working on the Annual October Lodge Weekend.
It might be held on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 October, or Saturday & Sunday, 17 & 18 October, or not at all.
Keep watching this page and the Home page for updates as they become known.

Fri, 2 Oct 2020 - Sun, 4 Oct 2020
All Day
Main Range Snowcamp
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Start from Charlotte Pass, walk up the Summit Road to Snowy Bridge then camp on the grass nearby, close to the Snowy River below Seamans Hut. Spend the weekend exploring the surrounding area, probably around Mt Townsend and Wilkinsons Valley.

Sep 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 27 Sep 2020
All Day
Main Range Intermediate Tour
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

Hunting for snow. Most likely leaving from Thredbo. Possibly heading down Leather Barrel Creek.
Intermediate, Rolling – Hilly & Steep, Medium

Wed, 23 Sep 2020
19:30 - 22:00
Annual General Meeting
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

2020 Annual General Meeting. Discuss where the Club has been and where it will go.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020
All Day
Ramshead Range and Mt Kosi South Face / Leatherbarrel Creek
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

Start from Dead Horse Gap and head up to the central Ramshead Range area. Bag the Ramshead and one or two other peaks nearby. Ski down to Lake Cootapatamba, and depending on time available, ski up and down Kosi South Face, or else head down to Leatherbarrel Creek. Return back the same route to Dead Horse Gap.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - Fri, 18 Sep 2020
00:00
Horse Camp Hut basecamp
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Will start at Munyang Power Station and head up the road to Horse Camp Hut. Will camp or stay in the hut and spend the next two days exploring the surrounding area – Tin Hut, Schlink Hut, Rolling Grounds etc.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020
09:00 - 16:00
Perisher to The Paralyser, or Charlotte Pass
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will start from Perisher. The preference is to go to The Paralyser and back, however if the visibility and weather were not conducive then the tour will likely be along the Kosciusko road to the village trail and thence to Charlotte Pass. Return would be via the nordic trail over Johnnies Plain and Wheatley Gap.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020
09:00 - 16:00
Not the Kosciusko Tour – Thredbo to Perisher
Thredbo Main Terminal, Thredbo NSW

This tour will re-create the glory days of the Kosciuszko Tour ski race by following the original route from Thredbo to Perisher.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020
09:15 - 16:30
Tate West Ridge
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Will start at Guthega, cross the dam wall and climb past Guthega Trig out to Consett Stephens Pass and on to Tate West Ridge, which provides great views of the Main Range and Geehi Valley.

Wed, 9 Sep 2020
19:30 - 22:00
Social Meeting, 9 September
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

The North American touring smorgasbord: what does the continent offer?

Sun, 6 Sep 2020
09:00 - 16:00
The Paralyser from Perisher
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will start at Perisher and ski up to the Paralyser plateau and trig. Great views and slopes along the way.

Sun, 6 Sep 2020
09:00 - 14:30
Beginners Ski Tour - Perisher
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An easy ski tour around the Perisher trails and surrounds

Sat, 5 Sep 2020
09:00 - 15:30
Perisher - Intermediate Tour
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An intermediate ski tour starting from Perisher.

Sat, 5 Sep 2020
All Day
Beginner's Tour of Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An easy tour of the Perisher Trails. Ideally suited for beginners.
Basic, Fairly Flat – Rolling, Short.

Aug 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - Fri, 11 Sep 2020
09:00 - 15:30
Day Tours from Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

CCCSC members are welcome to join XC ski tours that are being run for the Australian Ski Club at Guthega from Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September inclusive and Monday 7 September to Friday 11 September. Tours will depend on ability levels, weather and snow conditions. Tours are always leaving Guthega and have a reputation for good humour and finding something interesting to do.

Sun, 30 Aug 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Out of Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

We will head out from Guthega. Our destination depends on the snow. Pounds Creek is one possible destination.
Intermediate Rolling & Hilly Medium

Sat, 29 Aug 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will start from Perisher and head somewhere interesting, depending on the snow conditions. Possible destinations could be Johnnies Plain or Trapyard Creek.
Basic-Intermediate Rolling Medium

Fri, 28 Aug 2020
All Day
Blue Lake from Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Starting from Guthega, ski to Blue Lake.
Advanced, Hilly & Steep, Medium

Wed, 26 Aug 2020
19:30 - 21:30
Social Meeting, 26 August
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Worldloppet 2020: Alan Levy & David Drohan will talk about their trip earlier this year skiing in the Dolomites and participating in Worldloppet ski races in Europe.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - Fri, 28 Aug 2020
09:30 - 15:30
Day Tours - Wed 26 to Fri 28 Aug
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

It looks like there might be some good weather days next week, as well as good snow cover following recent snowfalls. If anyone is interested in doing tours next week (the current intention is to focus on day-tours at the intermediate and/or advanced levels) on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and/or Friday 28th August, please contact the tour leader.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020
All Day
Tate East Ridge & Mt Anderson
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Cross Guthega River near the northern end of the Pondage, up to Tate East Ridge and then to Mt Anderson. Return down Pounds Creek to the Illawong Lodge bridge at via Pounds Creek and then back to Guthega.
Intermediate – Advanced, Hilly & Steep, Long

Tue, 25 Aug 2020
All Day
Eucumbene Explorer
Eucumbene Cove, Eucumbene NSW

An intermediate level tour, heading out from Eucumbene.
Intermediate, Rolling, Medium

Mon, 24 Aug 2020
All Day
Dead Horse Gap Area
Dead Horse Gap Lower Carpark, Thredbo NSW

Will ski from Dead Horse Gap along the Thredbo River valley. Possible destinations could be Teddys Hut, the Chimneys area or the Brindle Bull.
Intermediate Rolling-Hilly Medium-Long

Sun, 23 Aug 2020
All Day
Virtual Merino Muster
Charlotte’s Pass, Charlotte Pass NSW

Ski the Virtual Merino Muster on the Perisher Trails. The leader has a target of 21km, but there are also 7km & 42km races available. Weather & grooming permitting, we will ski towards Charlotte’s Pass & back.
Intermediate, Fairly Flat – Rolling, 21km

Sun, 23 Aug 2020
All Day
Munyang Valley
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Visit White’s River Hut or Schlink Hilton, depending on weather and speed.
Intermediate, Rolling – Hilly & Steep, Medium – Long

Sat, 22 Aug 2020
All Day
Perisher Trails —Hoppet Do It Your Way
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Ski the Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 … Do It Your Way with other Club members (and others) on the day of the Hoppet by skiing your preferred distance around the Perisher Trails.
7km, 21km, 42km

Sun, 16 Aug 2020
All Day
Tour Out From Guthega
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Depending on the weather and snow, going up either Guthega Creek or the Snowy River. Trying to build in some kind of circuit or else look for a spot where we can have a short play of some downhill techniques. Participants need to have the skills and gear to cope with any icy traverses and downhill sections.
Intermediate – Advanced, Hilly, Long

Wed, 12 Aug 2020
19:30 - 21:30
Social Meeting, 12 August
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

What’s involved in climbing a 6000m peak in Ecuador and other adventures, by Dave Drohan.
Climbing some of the high peaks in Ecuador are technically easy, yet only about half of those who try, succeed in reaching the summit. I did succeed in summiting two of those volcanoes in 2019. My high point was 6278m. Come along to discover the travels of the small team I 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.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020
09:30 - 15:00
Dainers Gap / Rainbow Lake
Dainer’s Gap, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Will start at Dainers Gap and ski to Rainbow Lake and out to the edge of the plateau overlooking Lake Jindabyne.
Basic-Intermediate Skills Rolling Terrain Medium Distance

Mon, 10 Aug 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Munyang Valley
Munyang, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Start at Guthega Power Station and ski along the road up the valley to Horse Camp Hut and beyond.
Basic-Intermediate Skills Rolling-Hilly Terrain Medium Distance

Sun, 9 Aug 2020
All Day
Smiggins / Mt Piper Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will start at Smiggins and explore the surrounding area, including the plateau containing the old XC trails, along the Link Road and around Mt Piper.
Basic-Intermediate Rolling-Hilly Medium

Fri, 7 Aug 2020
09:30 - 15:00
Perisher Trails
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Meet at the National Parks Building at Perisher at 9:30am, and we will head off from there around the Perisher trails.

Thu, 6 Aug 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Thompsons Plain
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Meet at the National Parks Building at Perisher at 9:30am. Will ski from Perisher north across Prussian Plain towards Thompsons Plain.
Basic-Intermediate Skills Rolling Terrain Medium Distance

Thu, 6 Aug 2020
All Day
The Paralyser & Spencer's Creek
Guthega Village, Guthega NSW

Guthega to Old Farm Creek up to the open areas on the Perisher Range. From there, we will make our way to The Paralyser, on towards the end of the ridge and then to Spencers Creek. If there is sufficient snow, we’ll ski along the eastern side of Spencers Creek to the Snowy River and then follow the southern side of the Snowy back to Guthega. Otherwise, we will return to Guthega along our outward route.
Intermediate-Advanced Rolling-Hilly Long

Sun, 2 Aug 2020
All Day
Perisher Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Will start from the Perisher Nordic Shelter and go around the Perisher Trails and explore the edge of the plateau overlooking the Crackenback Valley.
Basic-Intermediate Rolling Medium

Sat, 1 Aug 2020
09:00 - 15:30
Perisher Trails and Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

An easy trip starting from Perisher. Suitable for beginners. Will explore the Perisher Trails and surrounding area.
Basic Skills Rolling Terrain Short- Medium Distance

Jul 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
19:30 - 21:30
Social Meeting, 22 July
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Ian Turland and Dave Drohan will provide a presentation on their 2018 ski trip in Norway and Sweden, where they explored a number of national parks.

Sat, 18 Jul 2020
All Day
Perisher & Rock Creek Area
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

Starting from Perisher Valley, we will head out to where the snow is good. At the time of posting, Rock Creek is looking pretty good.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020
All Day
Dainer's Gap or Perisher Area
Dainer’s Gap, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

If the snow conditions look good at Dainers Gap, will ski to Rainbow Lake and beyond or to Pretty Point, otherwise the tour will start at Perisher and head out from there.

Wed, 8 Jul 2020
19:30 - 22:00
Social Meeting, July 8
Hughes Community Centre, Hughes ACT

Photographs & Chatting.
A short slide show of Members’ photographs.
Discussing what we will be doing over the next few months, especially regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

May 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sat, 2 May 2020 - Sun, 3 May 2020
All Day
May Nordic Shelter Working Bee
Perisher Nordic Centre, Perisher Valley NSW

May Nordic shelter and XC trails working bee.

Mar 2020

Date
Time
Event &
Location
Short Description
Sun, 8 Mar 2020 - Mon, 9 Mar 2020
08:00 - 17:00
Habitat Box Working Bee

A working bee to make Habitat Boxes to contribute to wildlife affected by the bushfires.