Kangaroo Hoppet 

Bogong High Plains Road Falls Creek Victoria

Whether you are an elite athlete wanting to take on the world's best, a weekend warrior yearning for some more adrenalin in your life or you simply enjoy getting outdoors with your friends, they can offer you a range of exciting and exhilarating XC skiing experiences in the mountains of the Alpine National Park.

Every year, on the fourth Saturday of August, over 1000 cross country skiers of all nationalities, ages and abilities come to Falls Creek for the Kangaroo Hoppet cross country ski event.

This unique event, is a great opportunity for everyone from beginners to Olympians to step into their skis and celebrate cross country skiing in Australia.

The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet, a member of the prestigious Worldloppet and Ski Classics series, is the signature race of the event. It attracts both elite skiers from Australia and overseas, and passionate cross country skiers who enjoy the sense of achievement that comes from completing Australia's premier cross country ski race.

For those who don't feel up to the challenge of the longer distance, there's the 21km Australian Birkebeiner and 7km Joey Hoppet that allows everyone to be part of an international ski event in a safe and fun environment.

Spectators can enjoy the awesome atmosphere in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl and cheer all the participants along at both the start and finish lines.