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Past events - short reports written by Paul L'Huillier

The Course

Due to lack of snow, the course had to be relocated to the Mt McKay area at the top of the ski resort. The 42km Hoppet course (shortened to 30km) comprised three loops of the Frying Pan Spur and the Mt McKay circuit. The 21km Birkebeiner course (shortened to 10km) was two loops of the Mt McKay circuit. The Joey 7km course (shortened to 5km) comprised one loop of the Mt McKay circuit.

Weather & Snow Conditions

Weather perfect! Snow cover marginal but sufficient to conduct the event in the summit area of Falls Creek for the fourth time.

Entries

1,051

Other

• Night Sprints: Men: Callum Watson (AUS)    Women: Anna Trnka  (AUS)

• Esther Bottomley wins back-to-back Hoppets, having been the first local female Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club member to win in 2010.

• Skiers had an option to ride a chairlift to get to the start in the summit area of Falls Creek. 

Technical Delegate (TD)

Georgy Kadykov (RUS) 

Winners & best placed Australians

 

Overall

Best Australian

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

Kangaroo Hoppet

Petr Novak CZE

Esther Bottomley AUS

Alex Almoukov AUS

Esther Bottomley AUS

Birkebeiner

Phillip Bellingham AUS

Anna Trnka AUS

Phillip Bellingham AUS

Anna Trnka AUS

Joey Hoppet

Damon Morton AUS

Xanthea Dewez AUS

Damon Morton AUS

Xanthea Dewez AUS