The first Snowy Mountains Classic was run in 2000 following the demise of the Paddy Pallin. This will be its 20th year and it has become a great race that provides a great finish to XC Ski Week. We are looking forward to another great race, the snow looks like it will make all the traditional courses possible, the final ingredient to make another successful race will be good weather.
There will be the traditional four race distances run again this year – the Snowy Mountains Classic 30km, Guthrie Gallop 15km, Rock Creek Rush 7.5km and the 2.5km Wombat Ramble for the junior racers. You can pick your distance depending upon your skiing ability and fitness. Because the race is held two weeks before the Hoppet many skiers use the 30km or the 15km as test events for fine tuning their Hoppet fitness. All races start at the Nordic Shelter and run around all the trails with the longer ones planned to go up the Porcupine Trail and over Mt Wheatley, testing everybody’s fitness.
Registrations can be done through the SSA website - https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/events/42124/
The presentations will be held at the Sundeck Hotel at 2.30 pm and will be followed by the XC Ski Week final presentations. Come along and enjoy a great ski event and celebrate the finish of another XC Ski Week.