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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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 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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Smiggins Ski School 1964

30th May 2015 |

L to R: Leo Jaeggli, Billy Dittmar, Paul Keller, Karl Hochstel, Ludwig Kurz, Graham Bookalill, Rosli Stucki, Roger Staub (Ski…

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1957 NSW Men’s Team

30th May 2015 |

Some members of the 1957 NSW Men’s Team

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