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The Course

In 2018 the Hoppet course led skiers through a loop into Sun Valley, a lap of Langfords Loop and Heathy Spur, a second lap of the Sun Valley loop then a lap of Langfords and the Two Pauls' Track for the full 42km. So, to the relief of many, they only had to ski  up the Paralyzer once this year. 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 cold and sunny with little or no wind. The snow cover over the course was excellent, exceeding 2 metres, was fast, and remainied cold and firm well into the afternoon.


 1052 from 24 nations.


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



Technical Delegate


 Peter Cunningham (NSW)


Assistant TD

 Sandra Paul (Vic)

Chief of Race

 Ben Derrick (Vic)

Winners & Best Australians



Best Australians






Kangaroo Hoppet

 Valerio Leccardi SUI

 Barbara Jezersek AUS

 Phil Bellingham 2nd

 Barbara Jesersek


 Nic Blackwell AUS

 Darcie Morton AUS

 Nic Blackwell

 Darcie Morton

 Joey Hoppet

 Hugo Hinckfuss AUS

 Zana Evans AUS

Hugo Hinckfuss

 Zana Evans