Canberra Cross Country Ski Club

Lessons for the 2017 Season

Come and Try Cross Country Skiing this Season

The Club is organising a two hour lesson (9.00am-11.00am) by a professional ski instructor for $20 per person for Saturday 23 September at Perisher. People can join up for the lesson via Register Now. Further details of accommodation for that weekend at Kalkite are included on the Events page.

Hiring Equipment

You will need to bring your own cross country equipment. Skate or classic skis are ideal to hire for the groomed trails at Perisher.

Equipment can be hired from Mountain Adventure Centre (Jindabyne) , Wilderness Sports (Jindabyne & Perisher) or Rhythm Sports (Cooma).

Please allow plenty of time to collect your gear and if possible, hire them beforehand either online or by calling.

Skate or Classic Skiing – What’s the difference?

When you are looking at hiring equipment, you will notice that you can choose between skate and classic skis to hire. The come and try day caters for both styles, so it is up to you what you choose to hire.

Cross country skiing involves two different styles. In Classic style the skis stay parallel most of the time and a grip section on the bottom of the skis stops them from gliding backwards. Skating uses slightly shorter skis designed only for gliding and features a distinctive V shape similar to in-line skating or ice skating.


Ski De Femme 2017 29 July meet at 8.30am Perisher Cross Country Centre

Fitness, Fun and Female is the order of the day on Saturday 29 July for the annual ACT Snowsports “Ski -De -Femme” held at the Perisher Cross Country Centre. Girls and women of all ages and abilities are tutored by a variety of expert coaches in both the skating and classical disciplines. The day is not confined to beginners, and instructors will be able to take intermediate and advance classes in Classic or Skate.

A scrumptious morning tea and a BBQ lunch is included in the $35.00

Should we say something about smiles, and laughs? The chatter at previous morning tea and lunches were about progress that they had made in the lessons and new friendships that were made. Many of the newcomers said “I’ll come and do this again and do more cross country skiing.” Registrations can be made on the Snowsports ACT website, and course will be taken on day.

Rhonda Cunningham
0400 718 047

Adele Holland
0418 233 367

Sign up for some lessons!

Cross country skiing lessons are offered by a number of businesses in the Snowy Mountains. Most lessons are held in Perisher.

K7 Adventures (Thredbo and Perisher) – 0421 862 354

Mountain Adventure Centre (Jindabyne) – 1800 623 459

Wilderness Sports (Jindabyne) – (02) 6456 2966

Wilderness Sports (Perisher) – (02) 6457 5966

More information is on the Perisher X-Country website.


Join a tour!

Go to our tours page for information on how to join a tour. You’ll quickly improve with the help of experienced members from the club.

Map to Perisher Nordic Trails

The Perisher Nordic Trails are across the road from the main Perisher Centre and Car Park. This link provides directions and a map to help you find the trails:

Kosciusko National Park Entry Fee

You will need to pay a park entry free. For up to date information on fees go to:

Transport & Parking

  • Car pooling:  CCCSC coordinates transport but cannot guarantee a lift on every occasion. You can post a message on the Club’s Google Groups site to car pool. The link to the CCCSC Google Group is: A contribution to costs will be required.
  • Buses are an option: Murrays – or Transborder –
  • Parking is free inside Kosciusko National Park.