30 resilient Ski Orienteers took on a beautiful adventure in a spring-like Perisher Valley. With average daily temperatures 3-4C and limited snowfalls over the season, the traditional ACT & NSW Ski-Orienteering Championship was on the edge of cancellation.
Participants from three states – ACT, NSW and VIC – tolerated numerous grass patches and enjoyed interrupted snow cover – all that they had to endure to complete their Championships courses.
Without their adventurous spirit the event wouldn’t be possible. Ultra fast times were set in the Long Female class by Maria Plyaschechko (former Junior World Champion in ski-archery biathlon) and in Long Male by Angus Shedden, they both cleared the tough course in under an hour.
Greg Terrill and Nicole Clark took gold in respective Middle Male and Female categories. Rory Shedden and Tash Thackray won Short Male and Female categories.
Ski-O Crew thanks the beautiful Nordic Shelter for terrific support and warmth.
Results and Splits are available here.
And we are very much looking forward to welcoming you again at Ski-Orienteering in Perisher in August 2024! Ski-O Crew