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.

Paddy Pallin Cross Country Classic 1972

24th July 2020

Photos by Brian Mahoney  

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The KAC Cross Country Race

23rd July 2020

Start of the KAC Martini Race in Perisher Valley 1974 The KAC is one of the largest cross-country ski races…

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Team Uniforms

23rd July 2020

Olympic, State and National Team uniforms  

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1956 Perisher Cup

6th November 2019

The Perisher Cup events originated at the Six-Hour Day week-end in 1952, when four of the clubs in the Perisher  area met…

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Smiggin Holes Ski Patrol

10th February 2016

By Pat Edmondson The Smiggin Holes Ski Patrol is inexorably tied to the Illawarra Alpine Club.  This profile of the…

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Perisher Ski School, 1970

30th January 2016

The Ski School was staring to grow…

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Perisher Cup Results

13th August 2015

Perisher Cup Langlauf 1968 History of the Perisher Cup Since the early 1950’s the ski clubs in Perisher Valley have…

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Perisher Valley Timeline

29th July 2015

Comments, corrections and additions are both welcome and sought. It has been said that the Perisher Valley was named by…

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Perisher Instructors, 1966

11th June 2015

 The Ski School staff at Perisher. Perisher Instructors 1966 Front row L-R: Franz Pichler, Christine Smith, Adam Zapenski, Unknown, Sigi…

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Frozen Lessons

10th June 2015

This small handbook of ski technique was published by the Kosciusko Alpine Club in 1936. It was prepared by Bob…

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