Snowy Mountains Nordic Family Cup Report
From pirates to ice princesses, superheros, Hawaiian snorkelers and Egyptians, the 2nd annual Snowy Mountains Nordic (SMN) Family Cup was a riot of colour and fun on Saturday 1 September at the Perisher Nordic Centre. Aimed at providing a fun, social event towards the end of the racing season, the SMN Family Cup requires teams of two with some family or friend connection. Competitors ranged in age from 2 years to the over 50s and competition involved two events with total time determining a placing. This year competition involved an uphill and downhill slalom, a flag race and beanbag biathlon with competition fierce across all categories. To add to the fun nature of the event, fancy dress is encouraged and those with the best outfits can have up to one and a half minutes taken off their accumulated time, hence giving them a shot at winning the event overall.
Mother and son team of Kate and Hamish Greenwood, who skied fast in their vintage XC ski clothing, were the best dressed participants and ultimately won the event by a close 4 seconds, to the French dressed team of Harriet Greville and Sam Bylett who failed to impress the outfit judges but skied the quickest times on the day. Third place was awarded to the mother and daughter team of Shawn and Tamzyn Davies, who skied impressively in their witch and dragon outfits.
Fantastic prizes were kindly donated by SMN members and Mont Adventure Equipment, with the running of the event a team effort of SMN members. Thanks to the Nordic Shelter managers, SMN members and the XC community for their contributions to a fun and social day.
Images courtesy of SMN