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.

1960 Winter Olympics Team at Squaw Valley

9th May 2015 |

The full team, at the Olympics Centre in Squaw Valley. They even had the Australian Coat of Arms prominently displayed…

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1960 A Part of the Winter Olympics Team

9th May 2015 |

 

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Workers Agreement

8th May 2015 |

The working conditions of Smiggin Holes employees, date unknown.

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Teaching Blind Skiers, 1970

8th May 2015 |

Although this was not the Perisher Range, the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Ski Club started in 1970. It…

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40th KAC Cross-country Classic

13th February 2014 |

2011 marked the 40th running of the KAC Cross-country Classic (known for many years as  the Martini).

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The early days

3rd December 2013 |

By 1909 the general public’s interest in Mt Kosciusko and the snow saw the NSW Government Tourist Bureau construct the…

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Perisher Ski Patrol

9th August 2011 |

Recovery and care for those injured skiing progressively developed into the highly trained, efficient and disciplined organisation that it is…

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