Lots of moun­tain ac­tion in Au­gust

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - On The Slopes -

AT Falls Creek this week, cross coun­try ski event Ski de Femme will be run on Au­gust 12 by the Birke­beiner Nordic Ski Club.

The event is aimed at get­ting women of all abil­i­ties in­volved in cross coun­try ski­ing.

Satur­day, Au­gust 12 will also see the Wom­bats Ram­bler Night Race – this event was post­poned to this date due to in­clement weather dur­ing the orig­i­nal event in late July.

Skiers can also en­joy the Rocky Val­ley Rush and Sun Val­ley Ram­ble on Au­gust 13 – con­sid­ered to be an ideal warm up race for the Kan­ga­roo Hop­pet.

Mean­while, over at Mt Hotham, you can ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­cite­ment of the

Aus­tralian Biathlon Cham­pi­onships through­out this week­end, fea­tur­ing en­trants of a wide range of ages at the Mt Hotham Biathlon Arena.

Events at Mt Hotham this week­end also in­clude the Hotham Ju­nior Free Ride Se­ries Moguls, while be­tween Au­gust 15-18, you can wit­ness some fierce snow com­pe­ti­tion at the RAAF Games.

There is also plenty go­ing on at Mt Buller, in­clud­ing King of the Moun­tain 2017 and Slopestyle 2017 on Satur­day, Au­gust 12.

You can en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties such as snow play, to­bog­gan­ing and cross coun­try ski­ing at Mt Buf­falo, although snow cover can vary de­pend­ing on the weather.

Fa­cil­i­ties on the moun­tain in­clude a café and day shel­ter at Dingo Dell.

Keep an eye on snow cams and the web­site of your pre­ferred moun­tain, or ask your lo­cal ski hire busi­ness or tourism in­for­ma­tion cen­tre for in­for­ma­tion on cur­rent snow con­di­tions at re­sorts around the area.

For up to date in­for­ma­tion about what is hap­pen­ing at lo­cal moun­tains this win­ter, see: Falls Creek: www.ski­falls.com.au Mt Hotham: www.hotham.com.au Mt Buller: www.mt­buller.com.au Mt Buf­falo: park­web.vic.gov.au

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