You can either race it seriously, have fun and dress up or enter as a family! Mostly on flat terrain this 7km groomed XC course is perfect for all ages and abilities. It starts and finishes at the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl with one scenic anti-clockwise loop into Sun Valley. Once you have skied through the finish line you can enjoy mingling with other XC skiers in the bowl, cheer on others as they come into the finish line and have a tasty lunch at the Rotary Fundraising BBQ.
The course is a single anti-clockwise loop into Sun Valley starting and finishing at the Nordic Bowl Falls Creek.
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, the Hoppet Shop in Mt Beauty and in the Nordic Bowl on race day.
Joey Hoppet 7km
26 Aug 2023
July 16 - Aug 16
Age is calculated as at December 31, 2023. *U18 fee applies to entrants born in 2006 or later
Online registrations close 5pm Friday 25th August.
You can enter in person at the Hoppet Shop until 11.30 pm Friday 25th August, but strictly no entries accepted on race day.
Entries received after August 16 cannot be guaranteed a seeded start and the bib numbers will be auto generated. Late entries may be required to start at the back of the field.
Download a printable version of the entry form
Joey Start times
From 9.50am. The start is seeded, with the fastest 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 daily in August from 19th to the 24th, 2pm to 6pm; on Friday 25th from 10am to midnight, and on Race day, from 6.30am to 8.30am. Post Event- Race day from 2 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 100 seats are available and at this price they are extremely popular, so get in early! Pick up is at Mt Beauty Hoppet shop at 7am. The first returning bus will depart Falls Creek Windy Corner at 1pm (or when full) and the other bus will depart at 3pm back to Mt Beauty. The regular coach from Falls Creek Coach Service is also available.
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.
The Joey includes a school competition with four categories for male (or mixed) and female teams from both primary and secondary schools. Each team can name up to 5 members, and the best 3 times will go toward the team’s result. Schools may enter any number of teams and need to email your team lists to the Race Secretary by 23rd August 2022 to be eligible.
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 3 Hoppet events, remember to register the group when you enter. At the presentation evening in Mt Beauty, pennants to celebrate your group achievement will be handed out to a group representative.
Win an AGL Scholarship
The fastest Australian under 14 and under 18 boy and girl in the Joey Hoppet will win a $1000 AGL Junior Development 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. Note: The age category is calculated on the age they turn this year.