Aug 2013

The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier Cross Country Ski Race and the largest international snowsports event in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race, and a member of the prestigious Worldloppet series of international cross country ski events. Worldloppet is a union of the most famous cross country ski races in the world attracting over 50,000 skiers annually. Worldloppet races are held each year in Austria, Italy, Germany, Japan, Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Norway, Estonia, the Czech Republic and Australia.

Race Week

The week leading up to the Kangaroo Hoppet provides a feast of skiing at Falls Creek, together with a host of social and festive activities in Falls Creek and the nearby subalpine town of Mount Beauty. Beginning with the Rocky Valley Rush, an 18km classical tour race on the Sunday before, Hoppet week has a range of social and sporting activities leading up to the race itself on the last Saturday of August.

On Saturday the centre of attention is the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl, with all three events starting and finishing in the same area, bringing visitors and participants together to share in the excitement. In the evening participants and friends have the opportunity to relive the events of the day at a social evening in the Mount Beauty Stadium, which includes the presentation of age group and special awards.


    August 24th, 2013
    Kangaroo Hoppet - 42km (9:30am)
    Australian Birkebeiner - 21km (9:40am)
    Joey Hoppet - 7km (9:50am)
    Starting line at Nordic Bowl
    Earlybird entry until June 30
    More info & registration via

Icicles Ski Club wishes all those participating in this years event a successful competition.