Perisher Nordic Shelter Managers for Winter 2017 – Expressions of Interest

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The NSWXC Nordic Shelter Management Committee are seeking expressions of interest by persons interested in managing the Perisher Valley Nordic Shelter in 2017.  Managing the Nordic Shelter at the Perisher XC Centre is one of the more interesting ways to fill a winter.

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Seeking Perisher Nordic Shelter Manager

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The NSW Cross Country Committee is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Perisher Nordic Shelter Manager/s for the 2016 Australian winter.

Managing the Nordic Shelter at the Perisher XC Centre is one of the more interesting ways to fill a winter. The position won’t make you wealthy (it is a volunteer position), but, as the Nordic Shelter Manager, you will have a winter like no other. The managers’ role, on many occasions requires 2 people to complete all tasks, particularly in adverse weather conditions.

Accommodation is provided at the Nordic Shelter for two people and the manager/s are required to be in residence from the June long weekend through the October long weekend.

Further details are provides in this linked PDF: Nordic Shelter EOI 2016


Expressions of interest in the position are requested by 18 March 2016. Please include your contact details, a short (half page at most) essay about your suitability for the role (and other comments that you may wish to make) and a dot-point list of your relevant experience and skills. For further information or to submit an EOI contact:

NSWXC Seeking 2016 Winter Coach

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NSW Cross Country is seeking expressions of interest from coaches to work with the NSW Junior Team and Athlete Development Program during the 2016 Southern Hemisphere winter, with the primary role being coaching athletes and coordinating the program.

The program will be of approximately twelve weeks duration and will be based predominately in Jindabyne/Perisher, NSW, with travel to the Victorian resort of Falls Creek for races and training events. There may be a requirement to travel to Sydney for dryland training. Additional information is provided in the job description linked below.

Interested persons should apply via email to NSW Cross Country Skiing Chair: ( by 12th Feb 2016, briefly addressing the key selection criteria. Please provide 2 references, with the contact details of the referees.

Applicants may be invited to supply additional information and/or to attend an interview. The appointment will be made by a panel appointed by NSWXC.

Position Title:  2016 NSW Development Program Manager/ On-Snow Coach.
Due Date:  By 1700 hrs, AEST, Friday 12th Feb 2016
Contract Period: 23rd June 2016 to 10th September 2016.

Snowy Mountains Classic & NSW Cross Country Ski Week

The 2014 Snowy Mountains Classic was held last Saturday August 9 at Perisher. The longest cross country ski race in NSW, the SMC is one of the highlights of Cross Country Ski Week that includes a swag of events and activities from August 2 to August 10. The winner of the 30km Freestyle event was Barbara Jezersek from Slovenia, and the first man was Petr Jakl from the Czech Republic (both of whom have been coaching/instructing at Perisher this winter).

The full results of all distances, and most of the other races from Cross Country Ski Week are available on the results page of the Perisher XC website.

For insight behind the scenes of Cross Country Ski Week read Wayne Pethybridge’s blog.

2014 Boonoona Open Results

Assorted results from the Boonoona Open on Sunday August 3. There were about 80 entrants skiing in 2.5km and 5km events in Classic and Freestyle. For more information on NSW Cross Country Week head to the Perisher XC site.

Assorted Perisher Race Results

There’s been plenty of racing action happening at Perisher so far this month. The latest events were the ACT Championships on Saturday July 12 and the NSW Championships on Sunday July 13. In the open women’s class Barbara Jezersek from Slovenia cleaned up the races in both competions, while in the open men Callum Watson won on Saturday and Cameron Morton won on Sunday.

Full results of all competitions are linked in PDF format below:

To find the results as soon as they are posted head to the Perisher XC Results Page.

Paddy Pallin Junior Report & Images

Thirty nine brave junior cross country skiers braved the wild and wintery weather to participate in the Paddy Pallin Juniors at Perisher on Saturday 28 June 2014. The snow was plentiful and so were the smiles, even with near blizzard conditions roaring across the ski tracks. Participants ranged in age from 5 to 15 years, with skiers competing over varying distances from 200 metres to two kilometres with multiple laps of the sprint loop at the Perisher Cross Country Ski Centre. The focus of the Paddy Pallin Juniors is to promote participation in cross country skiing and therefore skiers are only awarded their time taken to complete the course, rather than given a placing.

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SSA Futures in Sydney

Ski and Snowboard Australia, in conjunction with NSW Cross Country and NSW Biathlon Association, hosted an SSA Futures camp in Sydney over the weekend with over 40 athletes attending.

The athletes were treated to some high level coaching, with Cross Country World Juniors Coach Nick Grimmer, Biathlon National Team coach Nick Almoukov, NSW XC State Coach Alasdair Tutt, XC Olympian Ben Sim, Olympic Biathletes Alex Almoukov and Lucy Glanville and Biathlon National Team member Daniel Walker all helping. Continue reading

Rollerski with an Olympian Wrap-up

Ski and Snowboard Australia, NSW Cross Country and the NSW Biathlon Association partnered up last Saturday 10 May to put on “Roller Ski with an Olympian” at the Sydney Olympic Park. The day was a great chance to raise the profile of Nordic sports in Sydney as well as to kick start fundraising for athletes towards the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympians Esther Bottomley, Lucy Glanville, Alex Almoukov and Slovenian Barbara Jezersek all participated in the event, assisted by Olympic Biathlon and Cross Country coaches Nick Almoukov and Finn Marsland, XC National Coaching Director Allison Stoddart and Biathlon National Team athlete Daniel Walker.

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NSW Race Week Results

All results for the 2013 NSW Race Week are up on the Perisher Cross Country website. Here’s the direct link to the results page.

Also read here for a overall report of the week.