Skike Australia Victorian Ski Chase – Event 1


They say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and it was certainly true on Sunday.  The inclusion of the rollerski race in the Ski Chase was to provide at least one guaranteed event that would never be cancelled due to poor snow conditions.  Unfortunately, we didn’t account for Storm Force winds and torrential rain/hail and sleet that brought about the inevitable cancellation.
Interestingly, there didn’t appear to be anyone overly disappointed about the decision, which is perhaps a reflection of how nasty the conditions were.
During a break between thunderstorms, the juniors put on race bibs and had a race of their own.  A few of the oldies went for a run around the ski trails where the hail lay on the ground like a thin layer of snow, and one keen Skiker, decided to ski the full 10 km course, including a wet and icy roll back down the mountain to his car.
The next Ski Chase event is now just 2 months away, the Birkie Classic, scheduled for 2 July at Falls Creek.
Also, don’t forget the new and improved SprintX at Lake Mountain on Saturday 25th June.

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