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The Course

This year the Hoppet course took skiers two laps of Sun Valley and two laps of Heathy Spur for the full 42km. The Birkebeiner 21km race competed one lap of Sun Valley and Heathy Spur, and skiers in the 7 km Joey race skied one lap of the Sun Valley loop.

Weather & Snow Conditions

The weather on the day was below freezing and overcast, with some fog on the higher elevations.The snow surface over the course was good and described as fine grained.


1033 from 26 nations.


Elite sprints were held on Thursday night in the Village Bowl at Falls Creek.


Technical Delegate

Dr. Rob Barrow (AUS)


Assistant TD

Sean Mehegan (Vic)

Chief of Race

Ben Derrick (Vic)


 Winners & Best Australians



Best Australians






Kangaroo Hoppet

 Matt Gelso USA

 Deedra Irwin USA

 Phillip Bellingham 2nd

 Aimee Watson 3rd


 Liam Burton AUS

 Ella Jackson AUS

 Liam Burton 

 Ella Jackson

Joey Hoppet

 Bentley Walker-Broose AUS

 Maysen Duffy AUS

 Bentley Walker-Broose

 Maysen Duffy