Rocky Valley Rush results

The 2014 Rocky Valley Rush, sponsored by Snow, Trek & Travel – Wodonga, is over for another year. A good turn out with 61 finishers from an entry of 66. Phillip Bellingham and Alice Hamilton were the winners of the 10km event. The course was adjusted from that originally planned due to poor weather conditions. The Sun Valley Ramble was run over 5km. Click [HERE] for overall and age class results.

The race committee would like to thank all skiers who supporting this event and for the volunteers who provided the necessary assistance to conduct the event.

The club has two more major events on the calendar over the next two weekends.  For your offer of support for the Australian Championship weekend 16-17 August, please contact Paul L’Huillier — mobile: 0400 056 247 or email: <>

For help with the 24th Kangaroo Hoppet Saturday 23 August please contact Ian Franzke (Volunteer Coordinator – Kangaroo Hoppet Race Committee) via email

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2014 Rush Winners: Phillip Bellingham & Alice Hamilton

Posted in Race Info & Results

Junior Joeys – Sunday 10th August

Skate_poles_kidsPlease meet just before 11am at the Birkebeiner Clubhouse for a 11.15 Snowgaine. The Joeys will ski around the inner trail system in small groups collecting markers and finding treasure along the way. Parent helpers needed.

Further enquires to Michelle Forrer – Mobile: 0417 206 672, Email: <>

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Juniors & Joeys

Birkebeiner Bulletin – August 2014

The August 2014 Birkebeiner Bulletin is now available for viewing on-line as a pdf file (2.0 MB). It will open in your internet browser when you click the link below, or you can download the pdf file to your computer. (Right click the link below and select ‘Download Linked File…. or ‘Download Linked Target…’ depending on the browser you use).

You can also navigate via the Birkie website to Newsletters to view the Bulletin.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – August 2014

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Bulletin Newsletter

This weekend — Ski de Femme (Sat) & RV Rush (Sun)

A big weekend for the club is coming up. Please offer to help. The club’s small race committee can organise these events, but without support on the day, we cannot run them.

  • Ski de Femme – a special day for women and girls, on Saturday 9th August starting at 10am in the Nordic Bowl at Falls Creek. Click [HERE] for details.
  • Rocky Valley Rush (F) 15km or 7km race on Sunday 10th August starting at 10:30am at Falls Creek. Click [HERE] to enter. For your offer of support, please contact Paul L’Huillier — mobile: 0400 056 247 or email: <>

Don’t forget to enter the following events that are coming up and being organised by the club.

  • Australian Open Sprint (F) & Distance 10/15km (C) — Saturday 16-17th August at Falls Creek. Click [HERE] to enter.
  • Kangaroo Hoppet (F) — Saturday 23rd August starting at 9:30am at Falls Creek. Click [HERE] to enter.

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Information

Free Adult Instruction – Sun 3rd & Sat 16th August 2014

Sorry correction on previous Post: Session is Sunday 3rd NOT 8th August as advertised.

  • Skate Gunda SvAvailable free to club members only.
  • Tom Smith, our visiting USA coach, will be conducting the sessions.
  • Sun 3rd August – 1:30-3:00pm in intermediate Skate Technique.
  • Sat 16th August – 2:00-3:30pm in intermediate Skate Technique.
  • Note: Beginner instruction is offered when the Junior Joey Program is being conducted.
  • You must book your place. Bookings can be made by email to <> or Mobile or SMS: 0409 493 202.
  • Limit of 8 places allocated on a first in first served basis.
  • Meet Tom at the Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl a few minutes before the start time.

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Instruction & Lessons

Volunteer Workforce needed for 2014 Hoppet

Here is your opportunity to make a contribution to this great event on Wednesday 20st, Friday 22rd and on the day of the event Saturday 23th August. Or if you know someone that may be interested in helping please forward this message to them.

Volunteers have played an integral role in the success of this event since its inception in 1991.  2014 is Hoppet #24. Please read through the below list of jobs and if you are able to volunteer some time for any of these jobs (or feel you need some more information before committing) please contact Ian Franzke (Volunteer Coordinator – Kangaroo Hoppet Race Committee) via email

Note: Help with Transport and Resort Entry for Wednesday or Friday is available on request. Volunteers will be provided with more information about their specific job.

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Posted in Information

Club S & R Group – recent searches

The club’s Search & Rescue Group was formed in 1982 through the initiative of  life member Bruce Vine. Up until August 2010 it had been involved in 62 call-outs. Click [HERE] for more information.

Recently the group was called out twice to assist the Police in the search for lost  skiers and snowboarders on Mount Bogong. For details of searches follow the links below.

• 5-6 July ’14 — Lost skiers search click [HERE]
• 13-15 July ’14 — Lost snowboarders search click [HERE] 

Club members involved in the two searches at various times were: Ian Franzke (group co-ordinator), Bob Flower, David Panozzo, Rob Boland, Jarrod Paine, Marty Erickson, Roger Blackwell, Jeremy Rosewarne, Ian Arbuckle, Matt O’Keefe, Blair Hume and Alan Hodgson. Jim Gargan (Field Officer) and Bill Little (Police Liaison Officer) were involved in Control Centre activities in Mount Beauty. Thanks to all involved.

Posted in Search & Rescue