Local ski instructors place well in Hoppet
IT was great success for the Stirling Experience crew in the Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek recently.
Head ski instructor and cross country ski coach Varhur Teppan finished second in the Thursday night sprints and fourth outright in the 42km Hoppet marathon.
Joosep Tammemae and Siim Eilo finished 20th and 27th respectively from an international field of more than 1000 competitors.
Being part of the World Loppet Cross Country Skiing race series, the Hoppet at Falls Creek is possibly the largest open snow sports community race in Australia attracting some of the finest athletes from across the world.
The Stirling Experience team, all Estonian cross country ski instructors, working in the Mt Stirling Ski School this winter, were pleased with their result and immediately following the 42km marathon skied out to Mt McKay as a cool down exercise in what they say is the first of their training in their aim to reach the Estonian Soul 2016 Winter Olympic team.
Director of the Mt Stirling Ski School, Craig Jones, congratulated the boys for their outstanding effort and thanked them for their dedicated work on Mt Stirling throughout the season.
He also thanked the school students who took part in the Stirling Experience Cross Country race squad and were trained by these three great Estonian instructors and wished all the best for the interschools national competition to be held at Perisher.
TOP GUYS: Mt Stirling’s three Estonia ski instructors all placed well in the recent Falls Creek Kangaroo Hoppet event - using it as a training exercise in readiness for the next Winter Olympics.