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Smiggins XC - Mt Piper and XC trails

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by BrindiCruiser, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. BrindiCruiser

    BrindiCruiser Hard Yards

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    i have been trying to find a map of the XC and snowshoe trails that start at the Nordic trail head at Smiggins.

    There seem to be some broken links at perisherxc internet pages. Anyone know of a working link or who can post a pic?
     
  2. nezumi

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    A bit of judicious googling has turned up this link, which describes the trails in general terms: https://www.perisherxcountry.org/perisher-xc-centre/-xc-trails/ski-touring-information/

    Then I found this link: https://www.wildernesssports.com.au/products/perisher-xc-ski-trails-cloth-map

    If you click on the picture you will get a zoomed in version - in the upper right corner of this, you can make out the loops of the Smiggin Holes XC trails.

    These same trails are also visible in the map from NPWS:
    https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.a...es/perisher-range-crosscountry-ski-trails/map
     
  3. Boutros

    Boutros One of Us

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    Here's the pdf versions of what is printed on the cloth maps that @nezumi refers to...
     

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  4. BrindiCruiser

    BrindiCruiser Hard Yards

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    Awesome. Thanks for your help. I think I will get one of the cloth versions.
     
  5. BrindiCruiser

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    I am a beginner telemark/XC skier. Quite experienced in-bound alpine skier.

    I did a short XC look around the 2k XC trail from Smiggins Nordic trail head on Sunday. It is marked in white on the Perisher Range XC map above. I am pretty sure that I skiied on the Guthega link road for a bit first.

    I wanted to give the Mt Piper trail (marked in orange dashes) a go next time. Start at the Smiggins Nordic trail head, and then do a one way trip back to Perisher. Would appreciate any advice and tips.