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Perisher 21st & 22nd of August 2010

Another weekend of Race Training was disturbed by the recent snowfalls. High winds created conditions which were too dangerous for race training on Saturday, so we went free skiing instead. I had a ball on my GS skis proving you don’t need stupid fat skis, like the canoes to ski off piste, but they sure do make it more fun! The wind had been so strong it had dropped 10cm of snow inside the men’s Ski Tube toilets. Conditions were similar to Friday, but there were less wind scoured areas.

On Sunday it was SL training. We had to train on the lower section of Racecourse, which was not at all ideal because Perisher Management has decided we can’t train at Guthega any more, grrrrr. Mark and I traversed around the back of Mt Blue Cow to ski the usual goodness at the top of Racecourse, but all we found was the wind lip and wind scoured ice. At least we got some great views of the main range. We also had a quick run down Kamikaze while the course was reset, up top it had a nasty crust, but down low it was nice and dry.

  Snow drifted into the Ski Tube mens' toilets  
Snow drifted into the Ski Tube mens' toilets
  Towers was good skiing  
Towers was good skiing
  Leidchardt T-Bar  
Leidchardt T-Bar
  The most interesting campervan I've ever seen  
The most interesting campervan I've ever seen
  Mt Blue Cow South Ridge  
Mt Blue Cow South Ridge
  The Main Range from Mt Blue Cow  
The Main Range from Mt Blue Cow
  Racecourse was not as enticing as expected  
Racecourse was not as enticing as expected
  Zali's with good dry snow  
Zali's with good dry snow
  The Eyre T-Bar  
Michael Noy EnjoyingKamikaze

It was a fantastic day, it was great to get the canoes into some deep soft stuff, you can ski them however you want in deep snow, so many options, so much fun. Please Hughie, send more snow!

Richard Hocking