Where To Pick Up Your Race Bag (Click the link)
Two timing chips are attached to your bib, one on the front and one on the back. Do not fold or crush the chips. They will record your time as you pass by, or under, the readers. Don't block them with clothing, a pack or your arms. Stand up straight and ensure your bib is visible as you cross the finish line. Wear your own bib. Not your partner's or your child's!
How to help us avoid searching for missing skiers
If you don't complete the full course, tell the officials at the finish line that you have pulled out. Make sure they write down your number. We do not want to have an unnecessary search. Make sure you have provided a race day mobile phone contact number for you or a family member. If, for any reason, we don’t have a record of your having finished, our first step will be to try to ring you to make sure you aren't still out on the course.
The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet will start in waves at 1 minute intervals promptly from 9.30am, the 21km event from 9.40am and the 7km 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. Late entries may not be seeded and will generally start in the last wave. Skiers in the shorter events will not be allowed into the start area until after the preceding event has started, and all starters have cleared the start area.
The Race Secretary or an assistant will be in the Worldloppet Information Tent, next to the First Aid tent, from 8.30 a.m. and should be able to assist you if you have a problem.
The event is run on the Bogong High Plains, a wilderness area without roads. Skiers must be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions. Windproof and waterproof outer garments should be carried (in a bum-bag or pack) and worn if necessary. Should the weather imply too great a risk for skiers, the organisers hold the right to change, postpone or cancel the race at short notice in view of skier safety.
Eye Protection / Sunscreen: Sunglasses or goggles should be worn, and also 50+ sunscreen. At this altitude, if eyes and skin are not protected, severe eye damage, sunburn or windburn can occur.
Hoppet bus: If you bought a special hoppet bus ticket for race day when you entered online, the times are, departing Mt. Beauty Hoppet shop 7am and departing Falls Creek windy corner 1pm (or when full) and another one departing 3pm back to Mt. Beauty.
Links for more information:
Worldloppet Masters' & Passport Holders' Reception – Friday 5pm Aug 23
Personal effects - Please name your belongings! Skiers can leave their belongings in the area marked "Competitors' Clothing" near the Information tent. Please bring a suitable bag or pack to leave your belongings in during the race.
Lost & Found Please hand in any found items or broken equipment to the Passport Tent in the finish area or to officials at the race office in Mt Beauty or at the Saturday Night Presentation Party. If you lose something and want it back, make sure you have your name on it, especially ski poles.
Check at the Race Office on Sunday or email the race secretary. Items left out on the course may not be brought in for several days.
Toilets are situated in the Gully Cafe on the right as you enter Falls Creek, at the day shelter next to the Police Station, and at the Windy Corner Day Shelter. Portable toilets will be provided near the start/finish area.
Medical Service: St John First Aid service will be available at the finish. The course will be patrolled by the Falls Creek SES group and by Ski Patrol.
Results: A link to provisional results will be available on the Hoppet website at http://www.hoppet.com.au immediately after the race, or you can bookmark it now on your device, https://www.alpinetiming.com.au/results/r88/
Please check and notify us ASAP if you see any errors. Result boards will be on display at the Presentation Party from 7 pm on Saturday night and in the Hoppet Shop on Sunday morning.
Certificates can be downloaded from the results link after the event. https://www.alpinetiming.com.au/results/r88/
Photos: Top Shots race photos will be available for viewing and purchase on-line at http://www.fallscreekphotos.com.au You can navigate their site to last year's photos which are still available.
In 2019 the Hoppet will host a French film crew for the first time to produce a cultural experiential film on the Hoppet, and the many other attractions that will interest international travellers. This will be the ninth event of the Worldloppet that has been visited to produce a culturally unique summary of the event. Other episodes can be found here www.worldloppet.com/category/video/ski-planet/
Skiing with Kangaroos? Not quite, but close…..! Keep an eye on our website