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

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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.

KAC and Boonoona Open – The Inside Report

The 2013 NSW Race Week is in full swing, with the Boonoona Open, NS Night Relays, KAC and Sundeck Cup already held (just to name a selection). Our on the spot reporter gives some insight into the racing shenanigans in the NSW snowfields… – UPDATED – link to KAC Results Page

The KAC Cross Country Classic, Perisher to Charlotte Pass, August 7
Well in the KAC a pack of about 4 or 5 led out up the Perisher gap with Darlo [Chris Darlington] the Western Australian setting the pace into the wind ahead of Alex [Almoukov]. Alex and Darlo broke away just before the gap and then half way to Charlotte Pass Alex took the lead to give Darlo’s surfing legs a break. Continue reading

Fast & Female Perisher – Images

Fast & Female Australia had their second event of the winter on Saturday August 3, this time at Perisher. Over 30 participants took part in skills sessions including downhill technique, double poling and biathlon (also other games before it became too windy). Fast & Female ambassadors included Lucy Glanville, Sarah Slattery, d’Arcy Baxter, Sally Cunningham, Pip Daley, Sabrina Howell, and of course Fast & Female Australia directors Brooke Darlington and Allison Stoddart. One inspirational highlight was a great talk by Lucy Glanville on planning and setting goals in order to lead a happy and healthy life. See below for image from the day. The next F&F event will take place at Mt Buller on September 3.

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Cooma Open Results 2013

The Cooma Open was held at Perisher on Sunday July 28. The male winner of the 8.5km Freestyle was Michael Brennan and the female (and junior) winner Saskia Auer. full results are linked below in PDF format.

Cooma Open Cancelled

The Cooma Open scheduled for tomorrrow July 21 at Perisher has been cancelled due to snow conditions. New snow fell overnight and more is on the way so hopefully the tracks will be groomed again soon.