From pirates to ice princesses, superheros, Hawaiian snorkelers and Egyptians, the second annual Snowy Mountains Nordic (SMN) Family Cup was a riot of colour and fun on Saturday 1 September at the Perisher Nordic Centre. Aimed at providing a fun, social event towards the end of the racing season, the SMN Family Cup requires teams of two with some family or friend connection. Competitors ranged in age from two years to the over 50s and competition involved two events with total time determining a placing. This year competition involved an uphill and downhill slalom, a flag race and beanbag biathlon with competition fierce across all categories. To add to the fun nature of the event, fancy dress is encouraged and those with the best outfits can have up to one and a half minutes taken off their accumulated time, hence giving them a shot at winning the event overall.