Paddy Pallin Juniors kicks off big XC domestic season

Published Thu 04 Jul 2024

With the rollerskis packed away and the snow now on the ground, and exciting domestic season of cross country is in store and one of the first events was one which has long been an early season favourite.

The sun shone but the winds were blustery for the 62nd Paddy Pallin Juniors on Saturday 29 June, but all who braved the conditions enjoyed a great day of fun, cameraderie and racing.

While the weather forecast saw some stay away, those who participated experienced a great day out.

The event saw juniors under the age of 16 years line on a 750 metre loop on the Perisher cross country trails, with different age groups completing varying numbers of laps.

The post event lunch of hotdogs, drinks and fruit were enjoyed by participants, supporters and event volunteers who spoke fondly of the event and the season ahead.

Certificates were presented by NSWACTXC coach William Haig, who brings his experience from the United States. Incredible spot prizes from Paddy Pallin were won by participants, before the traditional jelly snake hunt on skis which ensured all skiers finished the day on a sugar high! 

This event would not be possible without the wonderful support of Paddy Pallin, Perisher FoodWorks and Snow Country Fresh Produce, as well as volunteers associated with the Nordic Shelter and Snowy Mountains Nordic who all ensure the event is an enjoyable event for all participants.