Story: Minor outdoor sports

Ski orienteering

Ski orienteering

A ski orienteer taking part in the 2008 ski-o held in Cardrona Valley, Wānaka, is seen here at a control point identified by an orange and white marker. The control points are not hidden – a map given to each participant shows the trails, with the control points numbered. The points must be visited in order, but the route taken is up to each competitor. The person who gets to all control points fastest is the winner. Ski orienteering (or ski-o) courses generally take one or two hours. The Cardrona event, held every year, is organised by the Dunedin Orienteering Club.

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Megan Cook, 'Minor outdoor sports - Orienteering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013