The 2016 NSW Ski-O Championships will be held at Perisher Valley on Sunday 7th August, organised by Big Foot, Perisher X Country and BushFlyers with some help from our friends. This event forms part of XC Ski week - check out the other great events on during the week.
Anyone who skis or orienteers (or both or even neither) is welcome to come and have a crack. Start times probably from 12 noon until 1pm.
Organiser: Andy Simpson
Orienteers can enter online through Eventor here. If you are not an orienteer you can either register on that site and enter online or (simpler) send an email to the email address above identifying your name and which class you want to enter (short, medium, long, snogaine). We will also be taking other entries on the day, but if you can let us know that you are coming, we can make sure we have enough maps.
Entry-on the day at the Nordic Shelter at Perisher. $15 adults, $10 for under 21s.
Entry fee includes the use of a SPORTident stick for the event if required.
A 2 hour snogaine class will be offered this year with mass start at 12 noon. Each control marked on the map will be worth a specific number of points and teams can choose which ones to visit. 10 points per minute will be deducted for each minute or part minute teama are over the 2 hour mark, zero points if you are back after 2.30pm. Team with the highest score wins.
Three middle-distance style Ski-O courses will be offered: Short, Middle and Long. Expected winning time for the long course will be 60-80 minutes. In 2014 the corresponding courses had course lengths of 2.6km, 4km and 6.7 km. Those were straight line distances (as marked on the map), competitors obviously covered quite a bit more.
Final courses will be planned on Saturday 6th August and printed that day (what could go wrong ?), so we can't give exact course lengths yet.
What is Ski Orienteering ?