Lessons for the 2023 Season
Come and Try Cross Country Skiing this Season
Come and Try XC Lessons are held at the Perisher XC Centre in July. This event is run jointly by NSW & ACT Snowsports and Perisher X-Country.
The Come and Try lessons are open to everyone who is new to Cross Country Skiing! Cost per person is $25 for the day.
The days: 22 July
It involves a two hour lesson from 9:00 am to 11.00am by professional ski instructors, a BBQ lunch and CCCSC experienced members will lead skill building tour of the trails in the afternoon. Please arrive by 8.30 am to be graded into groups. Registration for the event and further information about the day will be provided on the Snow Australia website shortly.
Register at Snow Australia through the Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) Events page. Note: to use the online entry system you need to have a ‘SnowID’. If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit Snowracer. It is free to register for a Snowracer membership and obtain a SnowID. For all enquiries regarding SnowID, please refer to Ski & Snowboard Australia at email@example.com. The registration links are provided here for 22 July.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for non registration matters.
Participants will need to bring their own cross country equipment. See Equipment Hire Page.
Beginners’ and Skill Building Lodge Weekend
Friday to Sunday, 21-23 July, 4-6 August 2023
A great opportunity for beginners or members to learn to ski or develop their basic skills, go on tours appropriate to their skiing level and meet other members. Accommodation may be available for the weekend.
If this weekend occurs at the same time as the NSW & ACT Snowsports and Perisher X-Country ‘Come and Try’ cross country ski days participants on the weekend need to be registered into the come try event.
General information about the weekends.
- Arrive at lodge accommodation in evening
- Come and Try open day’ or CCCSC organised lessons in morning
- skill building tour
- social night dinner back at lodge – self catered dinner (bring own dinner) share meal time
- Skill Building in the morning, and skill building tours in afternoon led by experienced club members
Sign up for some lessons!
Cross country skiing lessons are offered by a number of businesses in the Snowy Mountains. Most lessons are held in Perisher.
K7 Adventures (Thredbo and Perisher) – 0421 862 354
Wilderness Sports (Jindabyne) – (02) 6456 2966
Wilderness Sports (Perisher) – (02) 6457 5966
More information is on the Perisher X-Country website.
Join a tour!
Go to our tours page for information on how to join a tour. You’ll quickly improve with the help of experienced members from the club.
Skate or Classic Skiing – What’s the difference?
When you are looking at hiring equipment, you will notice that you can choose between skate and classic skis to hire. The come and try day caters for both styles, so it is up to you what you choose to hire.
Cross country skiing involves two different styles. In Classic style the skis stay parallel most of the time and a grip section on the bottom of the skis stops them from gliding backwards. Skating uses slightly shorter skis designed only for gliding and features a distinctive V shape similar to in-line skating or ice skating.
Map to Perisher Nordic Trails
The Perisher Trails are across the road from the main Perisher Centre and Car Park. This link provides directions and a map to help you find the trails: http://www.k7adventures.com/ACCESS%20TO%20PERISHER%20NORDIC%20SHELTER.pdf.
Kosciusko National Park Entry Fee
You will need to pay a park entry free. For up to date information on fees go to: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Kosciuszko-National-Park/Visitor-Info#Fees-and-passes
Transport & Parking
- Car pooling: CCCSC coordinates transport but cannot guarantee a lift on every occasion. You can post a message on the Club’s Google Groups site to car pool. The link to the CCCSC Google Group is:https://groups.google.com/group/cccsc?hl=en. A contribution to costs will be required.
- Buses are an option: Murrays – www.murrays.com.au/ or Transborder – www.transborder.com.au/.
- Parking is free inside Kosciusko National Park.