This iconic 42km Worldloppet international cross country ski event is an amazing way to enjoy the Australian high plains and ski a challenging race in a supportive environment. Skiers will need a good level of fitness or and experience to successfully ski the fully groomed undulating course, which has some climbing and spectacular views over Rocky Valley Dam. Once you have crossed the finish line, mingle with other skiers and enjoy the after race vibe in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl.
The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet course is a 26km lap consisting of the Sun Valley loop, the Langfords Loop and the Heathy Spur loop with a diversion to the right at the Park drink station (Johnstons loop), followed by a second lap (16km) consists of another Sun Valley loop then the Langfords loop and return along the Two Pauls track.
NOTE: The course is subject to change due to prevailing snow and weather conditions.
Any changes to the course will be posted in Windy Corner Day Shelter and at the Hoppet Shop in Mt Beauty.
The Race Office in Mt Beauty will open for bib collection on Thursday 24th at 10am.
Kangaroo Hoppet 42km
26 Aug 2023
Up to July 15
Registrations close 4pm Friday 25th August.
Entries received after August 16 cannot be guaranteed a seeded start and bib numbers will be auto generated. Late entries may be required to start at the back of the field.
Hoppet Start times
From 9.30am. The start is seeded, with the elite top skiers (the first 30 bib numbers) standing on the front line. Skiers are grouped into start paddocks for groups of 100 (by bib number). Please enter the correct start paddock. Each paddock will move up the hill in turn, and start in waves at one minute intervals. Race times will be calculated from each wave's start time.
Bib Pick up
Bibs must be collected from the Race Shop in Mt Beauty next to the Info Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. The race shop will be open from 24th August, 10am to 6pm; on Friday 25th from 10am to midnight, and on Race day, from 5.30am to 7.30am. Post Event- Race day from 12pm to 6pm, Sunday 27th from 9am to 3.00pm
Race Day bus
A special Hoppet bus will take you from Mt Beauty to Falls Creek, Windy Corner for $25 U18 and $30 Adult return ticket when you register online. Only 140 seats are available and at this price they are extremely popular, so get in early! Pick up is at Mt Beauty Hoppet shop at 6.15am. The first returning bus will depart Falls Creek Windy Corner at 1pm (or when full) and the other bus will depart at 2pm back to Mt Beauty. The regular coach from Falls Creek Coach Service is also available.
How to get to the start
There will be two ways to get to the start/finish from Falls Creek Village
- Purchase a chairlift ride on Halley’s Comet chairlift to Cloud Nine restaurant and a 15-20 minute walk. This lift will run from 07:15 to 08:20 for Hoppet skiers.
Tickets are only valid on Race Day. They must be PRE PURCHASED CLICK HERE Competitors with an Epic Australia Pass or valid lift ticket for the day can use them for access.
After purchase you will receive a bar code and can collect your access pass at any time from pickup machines at Falls Creek Sports Slalom Plaza, Falls Creek Sports - Village Bowl, Gebi’s building or the ATS.
On Race Day you can collect your access pass at Falls Creek Sports – St Falls or Falls Creek Sports – Snowzone.
- A 45 – 60 minute walk from Windy Corner up to the McKay Road and along to the start.
There will be no food stations on the course. Skiers are required to bring their own drinks and food. There will be a finish food station with cakes and cherry bites.
It is recommended that you book your accommodation early as this will be the busiest weekend of the 2023 ski season! Click here for more information on where to stay.
Get a team together for the Participation Awards
If five or more members of a club, organisation or school are taking part in any combination of the 2 Hoppet events, remember to register the group when you enter. At the presentation evening in Mt Beauty pennants will be handed out to a group representative to celebrate your group achievement .
Win an AGL Scholarship
The fastest Australian male and female skiers in the Kangaroo Hoppet will win a $1000 AGL scholarship. The scholarships show a strong commitment from AGL to support grassroots to elite racing in Australia. Previous recipients have included many of our past and present winter Olympic athletes.