Development of Skiing
Skiing in Australia commenced at the Kiandra goldfields in 1861. Miners from overseas introduced the knowledge and techniques of ski or "snowshoe" construction to others during the Winter of 1861. This was a particularly harsh winter and many up to 10,000 miners had left for easier pickings elsewhere. Those that stayed on amused themselves by skiing straight down the local "Township Hill". Over the years this developed into one on one drag-racing in a knock-out format to achieve an ultimate winner.
Start of the KAC Martini Race in Perisher Valley 1974 The KAC is one of the largest cross-country ski races…Read More
By Pat Edmondson The Smiggin Holes Ski Patrol is inexorably tied to the Illawarra Alpine Club. This profile of the…Read More
Perisher Cup Langlauf 1968 History of the Perisher Cup Since the early 1950’s the ski clubs in Perisher Valley have…Read More
The Ski School staff at Perisher. Perisher Instructors 1966 Front row L-R: Franz Pichler, Christine Smith, Adam Zapenski, Unknown, Sigi…Read More
This small handbook of ski technique was published by the Kosciusko Alpine Club in 1936. It was prepared by Bob…Read More
L to R: Leo Jaeggli, Billy Dittmar, Paul Keller, Karl Hochstel, Ludwig Kurz, Graham Bookalill, Rosli Stucki, Roger Staub (Ski…Read More