Falls Creek Winter Olympians Dinner – July 29

On Wednesday July 29 Falls Creek is hosting an evening celebrating local Winter Olympians from the past 54 years. The Falls Creek Olympians Dinner will be held at Elk @ Falls, a lodge and restaurant in the heart of the village renowned for great food and quality accommodation. The evening will also act as a fundraiser for athletes aiming for Pyeongyang 2018. Join past Winter Olympic athletes and officials from Cross Country Skiing, Alpine and Freestyle disciplines and the local Falls Creek community to celebrate the past and look to the future.

Tickets for the evening including a 3-course meal are $50 and can be booked over the Try Booking website: www.trybooking.com/ICDX

2015 Falls Creek Winter Olympians Dinner Flyer
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On-Snow Level 1 Coaching Courses Perisher and Falls Creek – Postponed

Due to insufficient numbers the Level 1 On-Snow Coaching Courses in Falls Creek on the 17th and 18th of July and at Perisher on the 18th and 19th of July have unfortunately been postponed. New dates for the courses will be available soon.

Keep checking this post for updates advising of the new dates.

SSA XC eNews – 14 July 2015

SSA XC eNews – 14 July, 2015

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SSA XC Athlete Handbook

2015 XC Handbook Cover JPG

SSA is pleased to release the 2015 Australian Cross Country Skiing Handbook. Featuring general sport information, athlete pathways, National Teams, selection policies, competition rules and more, the XC Handbook is an essential resource for Australian cross country skiing athletes and coaches.

2015 XC Handbook Continue reading

YMCA Masters / Waxing Clinics & National Team Fundraisers

As part of the new partnership between the National Team and YMCA Nordic Centre a series of Masters Technique and Waxing Clinics will be held at Falls Creek throughout the 2015 winter. With snow now hitting the ground and the season about to begin properly the first of these clinics will be held this weekend, with a Waxing Clinic at Howmans Gap on Saturday evening and a skating technique Master Clinic on Sunday morning. The clinics also double as fundraising activities for the XC Towards 2018 project. Continue reading

Howmans Gap All Stars Race Cancellations

Dear skiers,

Howmans Gap All Stars Ski Club Inc. regrets to advise that we must cancel the cross country ski races scheduled to be conducted at Falls Creek on Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July 2015.

The latest forecasts based on weather prediction models indicate that there will likely be insufficient depth of snow to conduct the snow Trek and Travel High Plains Tour on Saturday 11 July 2015. Significant snow is unlikely to arrive before Saturday afternoon or evening, and will be preceded by rain/wet snow periods from early Friday morning through to mid-Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

Falls Creek On-line Entries Open

Online entries are now open for the following events at Falls Creek:

Please note that the entry deadline for the Australian Junior Championship and the Australian Open Championship is on the Sunday night of the previous week. After this date a late entry fee will apply up until 4:00pm on the Friday before the race. No entries will be accepted on the weekend of the races.

Race Cancellations

Despite snowfalls this week all scheduled races at Falls Creek and Perisher have been cancelled. This includes the Birkebeiner Classic at Falls Creek, and the Cooma Clean Out the Waxbox and Amelia Time Trial at Perisher. However, the Fast & Female event at Falls Creek will still be on. With more snow expected in the coming days it is hoped that races the following weekend July 11-12 can be held.