XC Skiing



Fri 30 Jun 7:00pm - Sun 2 Jul 2017 9:00pm

Posted by Luke F on Mon, 20 Mar 2017
Leaders: Luke F, Adele W
Trip standard: Beginner
Meeting: Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 7:30 pm


POSTPONED: indefinitely, I've broken my wrist, but hopefully we can find someone else willing to lead the trip.

Please Note:

  • Dates for this trip are preliminary, all depends on when the snow comes.
  • There should be some spots for beginners, but will depend on leader numbers and our exact intentions.
  • I've opened the sign-ups early to gauge interest, so don't let large numbers put you off signing up if you'd like to come because there's a good chance many people will pull out or won't show up (grrr).

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Dear fellow OXOs,

Would you like to work on your ski technique?

Would you like to sample some back-country skiing on the spectacular Razorback?

If this is the case, then this could be the trip for you.

Basic idea is to head on up to Mt Hotham, one of Victoria's ski resorts to work on our downhill ski technique with the aid of some lifts on Saturday, then on Sunday, head on over to the start of the Razorback for some back-country fun.

The Razorback is one of Victoria's most distinctive pieces of alpine terrain, a long ridge running from Mt Hotham, all the way to the attractive form of Mt Feathertop. The Razorback offers some fairly easy slopes at its start, and as you progress, the sides begin to drop off steeper, so we can work our way along as we feel comfortable.

If you're a beginner, and you'd like to continue practising in the resort, you can always buy another lift ticket for Sunday. Skiing skill progression time varies wildly from person to person, some people pick it up very quickly, and others take a bit more hard work to get there. The general consensus I've formed the past few years watching beginners is that it's much harder to learn the downhill travel than the uphill, so a day at the ski resort lets you progress through those skills at a much faster rate. After this, all your hard earned treks up the mountain can be rewarded with some fun (sickk!) fall-free turns.


Best regards, and may you all have a merry winter!

Luke


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