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Perisher 25th to the 27th of June 2010

The last three days have been interesting skiing. Since I was instructing and coaching Nordic over the last three days I don't have many pics or info on the pistes, but I can tell you all about the weather. Friday was nasty, rain, rain and more rain. There is nothing more to say.

On Saturday morning I was sure the forecasted snow would fizzle into rain. At 7:00am the Perisher AWS said 3.4OC and I thought the cold air would miss us. I didn't believe the flecks of sleet I saw as I drove through town, but I was convinced by the large flurry which hit me at Waste Point on the drive up. Snow was settling at the Park gates and I was getting excited. Sadly once I reached Perisher the flurry had lost its strength and it only snowed gently for the rest of the day. I think with the rain the natural cover has lost about 10cm since Tuesday. Due to a lack of snow I took my two racers for a ski on Front Valley on their skate skis. We had a blast and got some great looks from people in the lift queue.

  Students enjoying the great nordic skiing terrain at Blue Cow  
Students enjoying the great nordic skiing terrain at Blue Cow
  Pony ride was the place to be  
Pony ride was the place to be
Cold Shoulder needs another 30-40cm to open
Cold Shoulder needs another 30-40cm to open
  Pretty rough ski between the Interceptor and Pleasant Valley at the moment  
Pretty rough ski between the Interceptor and Pleasant Valley at the moment
Front Valley Panorma
Front Valley Panorma
  Nice Sunset from Blue Cow  
Nice Sunset from Blue Cow
  More Blue Cow Sunset Goodness  
More Blue Cow Sunset Goodness

Today the weather was picture perfect, sunny and with only a gentle breeze. I even was treated with a great sunset at Blue Cow, where I am now taking Nordic lessons and coaching my racers. We need this next system to be a winner, make sure you pray to Hughie.

Richard Hocking