Paddy Pallin Junior XC Ski Event 2018
The 60th Paddy Pallin Junior cross country ski race will be held at 11am on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter, Perisher Valley. The race is for children up to 16 years of age (for the 2018 race you must have been under 16 years at 31 December 2017).
The Paddy Pallin Junior has been a Perisher Valley event for many years with our records suggesting this is the 60th year. It is one of the OLDEST cross country ski events in Australia and it’s just for the YOUNGEST skiers.
The Paddy Pallin Junior provides an opportunity for juniors to try a cross country skiing event. It’s a fun ski race (prizes are drawn from a hat rather than for places) where everyone gets a certificate! You can ski in it if you are only two years old or over fifteen, as long as you were under 16 years at 31 December 2017. The distance you ski depends on your age and snow conditions. The older skiers (14/15 year olds) ski up to 5 kilometres, while the younger skiers (3/4 year olds) ski only a few hundred metres.
After the race there will be the usual festivities – fruit drinks, hot dogs and spot prizes – which will be held in or around the Nordic Shelter. When that’s over, there’ll be fun and games, including an on skis jelly snake hunt!
Entry is on the day, and there’s no charge. Just turn up to register and pick up your bib at the Nordic Shelter from about ten o’clock on Saturday morning 30th June 2018. In the event there is insufficient snow to run the event on the 30th, it will be postponed until a later date.
For information ring Tim Greville on 0428 159 336.