Press Release 12/08/2021: The Kangaroo Hoppet Planning Committee met earlier this week and made the decision not to proceed with the on snow event this year. Read More>



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The Course

The planned 42km course was prepared and used, i.e. the first 21km going to Fitzgerald's Hut and returning the the Nordic Bowl via Heathy Spur, and the second 21km circumnavigating the Lake via Cope Hut, the aqueduct, Rover Chalet, Wallaces Hut, Langfords Gap and Watchbed Creek. The Joey went to Watchbed Creek along the road and returned to the wall via a beautiful, undulating trail along the side of the hill above the road.

Weather & Snow Conditions

The sky was overcast and the Lake Loop was icy, especially on Can-U-Cope Hill leading down onto the aqueduct towards the Rover Chalet.




This was one of the strongest international fields for the Hoppet with elite athletes from Norway, Sweden, Austria and France. Gudmund Skjeldal (NOR) and Walter Mayer (AUT) broke away and skied to the finish together, where Mayer reportedly allowed Skjeldal to win because he had done most of the work. Skjeldal was suffering with snow-blindness and was unable to attend the prize ceremony. Korea was well represented with 30 participants, many of them juniors competing in the Birkebeiner and Joey events. Night sprints were again held in the Alpine Bowl in a two-person team format.

Technical Delegate (TD)

 Tom Duffy (USA)

Assistant TD



Winners & Best Australians



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Kangaroo Hoppet

Gudmund Skjeldal (NOR)

Beatrice Grunenfelder (SUI)

Anthony Evans (10th)

Camille Melvey (2nd)


Park Byung Chul (KOR)

Yoon Wha Ja (KOR)

Ben Derrick (6th)

Miffy Cross (3rd)

Joey Hoppet

Kim Woo Soup (KOR)

Cho Eun Sook (KOR)

Tom Horniblow (6th)

Larissa Trease (4th)

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Victoria, Australia