Author Archives: Paul L'Huillier

Hoppet T-Shirt Archive – a request …

The 29thKangaroo Hoppet is only weeks away and the Race Office/Shop organiser would like to display some of the early T-shirts that were printed for competitors and volunteers.   If you have any Hoppet T-shirts stored away, especially early ones from 1991 … Continue reading

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Hoppet Helpers & Hotham to Dinner Plain Race

Hoppet Volunteers Needed Here is your opportunity to make a contribution to this great event. Volunteers are needed on Friday 23rd August for Set-Up and on the day of the event Saturday 24th August. This is the 29th Hoppet since 1991. Volunteers from the Birkebeiner Nordic … Continue reading

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Birkie News Update

Australian Senior XC Championships Last weekend the club conducted the FIS# Australian Senior Sprint (C) and Distance (W10 km and M15 km – F) Championships at Falls Creek for Ski & Snowboard Australia. Note – #FIS stands for Fédération Internationale … Continue reading

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Mid-Season Dinner – a good night

On Thursday 25th July the club held its mid-season dinner at Roi’s Restaraunt in Tawonga. Forty-five people attended. The meal was terrific and the enthusiastic talk by Erin Yungblut our visiting overseas Canadian coach enjoyable. Erin thank you for the … Continue reading

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2019 Aust Open XC Championships – 27th-28th July Falls Creek

Sprint (C) – Saturday 27th July. Distance (F) – W10 km & M15 km — Sunday 28th July.. Entries close mid-night Wednesday 24rd July Volunteers needed for Aust Senior Champs The Championships are on 27th-28th July at Falls Creek. If … Continue reading

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Lost ski poles at Vic Juniors & Alpine Timing

Lost ski poles One of our very keen juniors (Zoe Hocking) had her ski poles taken from outside the clubhouse following the Vic Junior Championships on the weekend. They are a Swix RC610 composite 145cm pole. Her name may be … Continue reading

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Club News … extra

Clubhouse Exercise Equipment Johanna Pihkanen reports that the club has purchased a Sporting Equipment Kit that is stored in the clubhouse. There is a box of “goodies” under one of the couches consisting of a yoga mat, resistance bands, massage … Continue reading

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Juniors – Low Fluoro Wax Protocol

In the event you are preparing skis for the Victorian Junior XC Championships this weekend 20th-21st July please take note of the LOW FLUORO WAX PROTOCOL which was in place last year — Ronice Goebel (Vic Junior Squad Manager) Coaches … Continue reading

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2019 Aust Open XC Championships – 27th-28th July Falls Creek

Sprint (C) – Saturday 27th July. Distance (F) – W10 km & M15 km — Sunday 28th July. Entries close Wednesday 24rd July. Ski de Femme Registrations are open. Click [HERE]

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Mid-Season Dinner at Roi’s Restaurant​ – Thur 25th July

When: Thursday 25th July 2019 Time: 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm meal. Where: Roi’s Diner – 179 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga. The night will also include a short presentation from our Birkie coach, Erin Yungblut from Canada. The meal is … Continue reading

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