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.

Level 1 Coach – on-snow technique and assessment workshops

Looking to update your knowledge of ski techniques or kick-start your coaching qualification?

These on-snow workshops will introduce new coaches to race techniques, give them tips on how to teach the basics of race techniques and what to look for when assessing skier technique. For registered coaches it will be an excellent opportunity to update your understanding of technique, learn what’s changed and what we are focusing on in training in 2015. Freestyle and Classical techniques will be covered in different workshops. The workshop will also cover different methods of evaluating technique including apps and video footage. Please note that this is not an instructors course so an understanding of the different ski techniques is required.

The course is only available to registered coaches and instructors. If you would like to become a registered coach you need to complete the Australian Sports Commission Basic Coaching General Principles, online through the ASC website prior to attending the course. This also applies to instructors wanting to attend the course. A copy of the Coaching Principles certificate needs to be emailed to the National Coaching Director prior to the course: allison.c.stoddart@gmail.com

Course details:
Please note, coaches attending the workshop will need to complete the associated assessment to gain the 3 Coach Education Credits towards the full qualification of the Level 1 certificate. Register online at:

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=13772&OrgID=2083

Falls Creek
Coach Level 1 – Freestyle techniques (on-snow): offset, V1 and V2
Friday 17th July
2 – 5:30pm
$60
*Pre-requisite – Community Coaching General Principles

Falls Creek
Coach Level 1 – Classic technique (on-snow): diagonal stride, double pole and double pole-step
Saturday 18th July
2 – 5:30pm
$60
*Pre-requisite – Community Coaching General Principles

For more information on the Falls Creek workshops contact:
Jean Claude Legras
email: skijc00@gmail.com
mobile: 0478 616 210

Nick Grimmer doing technique analysis with Ashleigh Spittle, 2012-2013 nternational Junior Team Tour

Nick Grimmer doing technique analysis with Ashleigh Spittle, 2012-2013 nternational Junior Team Tour

Perisher XC Trails
Coach Level 1 – Freestyle techniques (on-snow): offset, V1 and V2
Saturday 18th July
1 – 4:30pm
$60
*Pre-requisite – Community Coaching General Principles

Perisher XC Trails
Coach Level 1 – Classic technique (on-snow): diagonal stride, double pole and double pole-step
Sunday 19th July
1 – 4:30pm
$60
*Pre-requisite – Community Coaching General Principles

For information on the Perisher workshops contact:
Alasdair Tutt
email: tutty_skisfast@live.com.au
mobile: 0466 256 166

Fast & Female Falls Creek is on, Sunday July 5

Will the latest weather front bring a dump or a dusting of snow to the Australian alps? It doesn’t matter because Fast & Female will be on regardless this Sunday July 5 at Falls Creek. Join some of Australia’s best cross country skiers including past Olympians,World Championship skiers and  current National Team athletes for a morning of fun activities either on snow or off snow depending on how much falls from the sky.

The first 40 people to register receive a Fast & Female Buff, and all participants are eligible to win a pair of pink Rudy Project sunglasses by turning up in the best pink outfit of the day. Registration in advance is via the Eventbrite website, or also available on the day between 9:00 and 9:45 am at the Falls Creek Nordic Centre (Windy Corner). Further details are available in the flyer below, click through for the PDF version.

Fast and Female Falls Creek 2015

The Rollerski Train, and other summer training highlights

Originally posted on Half an Adventure:

Summer is in full swing in Germany, which means spells of warm, humid weather, where every afternoon brings a thunderstorm, and spells of cold, wet weather, which can bring snow to the tops of the mountains. I am back in Australia now about to start skiing for the winter, although this post was written a couple of weeks ago…

I have managed to latch on to another group of the German National Team, training under Markus Hofmann and with a small group of all girls, one of whom is guaranteed to be faster if the session has anything to do with rollerskiing… but let’s not dwell on that. We have been training since the 4th of May, and in 5 weeks I have notched up a whopping 105 hours (21 a week), which is far more than my previous best of 90 hours, set during the Australian season last…

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Paddy Pallin Junior Postponed

Due to the snow situation the Paddy Pallin Junior scheduled for this weekend at Perisher has been postponed until later in the season. Look for the Jindy XC Juniors page on Facebook for any updates on future dates.

National Team partners with YMCA at Falls Creek

Media Release, SSA Cross Country Committee, 19 June 2015

Cross country skiing in Australia looks set for a bright future, with today’s announcement of a new partnership between Ski & Snowboard Australia  and the YMCA Falls Creek Nordic Centre.

National Team coaches will join experienced instructors to provide an enhanced range of cross country skiing services for skiers of all abilities. With a new season focus on healthy lifestyle, family snow-fun and winter fitness, the YMCA Falls Creek Nordic Centre has something for everyone.

2014 NTC Coach Tom Smith working on technique with athlete Casey Wright

2014 NTC Coach Tom Smith working on technique with athlete Casey Wright

Diverse terrain, consistent snow and high quality trail grooming makes Falls Creek a world-class skiing destination for elite and beginners alike. It has been the official home and National Training Centre for the Australian Cross Country Ski Team since 2004.

”Cross country skiing is a great way to stay healthy and to spend time with friends and family,” said Matthew Charles-Jones, Manager of YMCA at Falls Creek. “The National Team coaches will add great depth to our ski school offerings and add a real vibrancy to the cross country trails.” Continue reading

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