Skier Grants

BNSC members selected for National Teams are eligible to apply for club grants.  Please go to to find details.  Please pay attention to the guidelines on the website and the application form.  Applications are due by October 8.

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Help save Callum Watson’s lung!

Most of the cross country skiing community are probably aware of Callum’s terrible accident during the National Sprints. If not, have a read of Callum’s blog or read the abc news article.

You could then consider making a donation to this champion of a bloke. Just click on this link

Cheers, Paul

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – September 2014

The September 2014 Birkebeiner Bulletin is now available for viewing on-line as a pdf file (2.0 MB).

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin all you need to do is click the link below in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Note: You do not need to go to the website to read the newsletter.

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer you need to go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. (Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use). Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – September 2014


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BNSC Clubhouse Survey – your feedback is needed!

As the current lease with Falls Creek Resort Management is due to expire at the end of 2015, Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club is committed to making upgrades to meet current regulations.

BNSC is considering the options it has for upgrades to the clubhouse. Falls Creek Resort Management has asked that our clubhouse upgrade its energy efficiency. As part of this we are also taking the opportunity through this survey and other avenues to receive feedback from our members before decisions are made.

To support this, the BNSC Committee would value members’ feedback on current usage of the Clubhouse.

Please take the time to read and fill out the following short 5 to 10 min survey.

Note: The survey will close at the end of September.

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Mini Series #4 (F) Update – Sunday 31 August Falls Ck

Mini Series #4 (F) starts at 11am in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl. $5.00 entry fee. Following the Mini Series race Birkebeiner NSC will be holding their Junior Joey #3 program of activities and BBQ.

Diplomas for all Participants in the Mini Series #4  with medals to those who have completed all 4 events along with Spot Prizes.

Following the Presentations and either before or after the BBQ the Telemark NSC will conduct Laser Biathlon Relays. Spot Prizes again from Snow Trek and Travel – Wodonga.

Telemark is hoping that this Sundays activities combined with the 3 earlier Mini Series and 2 Laser Biathlon events will help to generate sufficient funds to cover Club insurance for 2015 – so the popular Mini Series program can continue.

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Junior Joey #3 & Mini Series #4 – Sunday 31st August


Come and help celebrate a great ski season with Junior Joey #3 at Falls Creek. There will be a family BBQ following the  Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #4 (F) starting at 11am ($5 entry). The club will supply sausages in bread as well as the usual snow slushies.

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.

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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

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