Skike Australia Victorian Ski Chase Announcement – April 2016

Greetings Skiers,

Hopefully you all have had a wonderful summer, and/or northern winter, and are now starting to think about this upcoming southern winter.

As many of you know, the Victorian Ski Chase is organised and run by Ski Cross Country Victoria (SXCV) on behalf of Snow Sports Australia (SSA), and is designed to encourage participation in Victorian citizen XC ski races. While the fun of participation in these many great events is motivation enough, we once again have prizes to add to the excitement.

We are very fortunate to have our naming sponsor Skike Australia back on board ( offering another pair of v07 PLUS skike’s as the major draw prize.   Rochford Wines ( will also be supporting us again with four $100 gift vouchers as prizes.

We are also hopeful that we will benefit from generous donors for the junior cash prizes.  Thanks again to our anonymous donors from previous years, and Melbourne Nordic Ski Club and Skike Force for their donations last year.

This year we have an extra event on the Ski Chase calendar:

  • Victorian Roller Ski / Skike Championships (Sunday 1 May at Lake Mountain, details below)

Why add this event?  To be fair to our sponsors it was decided that the Ski Chase will be cancelled if ever there are fewer than four events run (open to all people).  The addition of the roller ski event thus reduces the likelihood of cancellation.

Note: All previous Ski Chase participants are automatically registered in the 2016 competition. For new registrations, follow this link:

See for more details. (This link should be updated in a day or two.)

Victorian Roller Ski  / Skike Championship — event details:

While listed as a championship race, it is open to skiers of all abilities, with long and short options.

The championship event runs from the ticket box to Gerratys car park Lake Mountain, a distance of 10 km.  The shorter option of 4.5 km, is ideal for beginner-intermediate skiers.  The full 10 km option would also be fine for relatively fit intermediate skiers (and super-fit beginners).

A limited number of roller skis and skikes together with adjustable length skike one4ALL carbon fibre poles will be available for hire, for those who do not have their own equipment.

For skike hire enquiries: e-mail or call 0417 352 845

For roller ski hire enquiries:  e-mail or call 0488 642 782

If you want to give skiking a go after the event, Skike Australia will have skikes to try at the finish line in Gerratys car park.

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