Organiser

Canberra Cross-Country Ski Club

Date:

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Location:

Perisher Valley


Registration closes on:

Friday, 18 August 2017 at 5:30 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Course - The Kosciuszko Tour will (weather and snow conditions permitting) start from Perisher and follow alongside the Kosciuszko Road to the lookout at the top of Charlotte Pass. It will then cross Johnnies Plain before climbing the Porcupine to finish at the Perisher Nordic Shelter, a distance of approx 20 km.

Changes - The exact course on the day will be advised at Perisher Nordic Shelter and the Start. it will also be placed on the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club Facebook page. 

Tracks -
A classic track and freestyle track will be set and marked with flags where possible. 

The Kosciuszko Tour is open to both Classic and Freestyle (Skating) skiers.  Freestyle skiers will start 15 minutes after the classic skiers. Any skier who starts with the Classic technique group and is observed skating will be disqualified.  

If the weather conditions are poor, entrants may be required to carry a small pack of safety equipment including an all weather jacket, extra clothing, and drink and food.
There will be drink stations on the course, but it is recommended that entrants carry additional water especially if the weather is mild and sunny.

RACE OFFICE - Perisher Cross Country Centre (Nordic Shelter) 
Open for late entries 7:45am to 8:45am
Pick up bibs and ankle transponders 9:00am to 9:30am

START TIME
Pre-race briefing 9:45 am
Race Start 10:00am to 10:15am

RACING - This is a tour race so there is no calling of “track” – please go around slower skiers.

FIRST AID/DRINK STATIONS –drink stations at Charlotte Pass, Porcupine and Perisher
SAFETY - Sustain your fluid intake and wear adequate clothing. The course will be patrolled by skidoo and swept by skiers. Please note that the course does not follow the regular groomed trails and snow conditions can range from ice, deep snow or slush. Natural hazards include rocks, bare patches and vegetation. Other skiers also use these trails. Skiers must ensure that they ski in control at all times to minimise risk of collisions and injury. In sunny weather use sunscreen, sunglasses and carry sufficient water.
If the weather deteriorates ski together and help each other as much as possible. If you come across another entrant in difficulty or distress, assist and/or report to the nearest official on skidoo or at a first aid/drink station, giving a bib number, problem outline and location.
Bibs/transponders will be accounted for at the Finish and a missing bib/transponder may initiate a search at your expense.