Bellingham & Paul Win Sprint X

The 2017 Sprint X at Lake Mountain has been run & won. Last year’s winners, local girl Katerina Paul and Sochi Olympian Phillip Bellingham put on a powerful display to take out the open 1st places. The Sprint X is an event that was created to target ski enthusiasts who love to sprint but adds plenty of extra challenge not found in normal ski racing, all on artificial snow.

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Fresh & man-made snow covered the tight and interesting course. Skills and agility were definitely needed to navigate the surprisingly fun but tough course.

After the sprinting was done everybody joined in a somewhat random Dash for Cash (& other prizes). A very competitive field also gave the judges a tough choice in the ‘Best World Leader’ costume comp, again taken out by Ash Spittle (Kevin 07) with an honourable mention to Nick Montgomery.

Full results in PDF: SprintX-Results-2017

2017 AUS Rollerski Results

The 2017 Australian Rollerski Championships were held at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra last Saturday April 8. Australian Junior Team athletes Stella Ajani and Jarrah Forrer each claimed double victories in the open Sprint and Mass Start events. The mass start races in particular saw a lot of close racing and tactics in play. In the U16 categories Lulu Miskin and Robbie Zeilic also made a clean sweep of both events, while in the U12 classes Anvi Gupta, Sarah Champion and Sam Johnson topped the podium. Full results are available in PDF format below.

A great video summary of the day has been put together by Kyrie Miskin, see below.

AUS-NZ Cup Wrap-Up 2016

The 2016 FIS Australia-New Zealand Continental Cup series concluded at the Snow Farm in New Zealand last weekend. US Ski Team athletes dominated the final events of the series, winning all six races, while Australian skiers Katerina Paul and Phillip Bellingham took out the overall series titles. Aimee Watson was the sole Australian to make the podium in an individual event at the Snow Farm, taking third place in the final 5km Freestyle.


2nd Chae-Won Lee (KOR) – 1st Liz Stephen (USA) – 3rd Aimee Watson (AUS)

Results from all the Snow Farm ANC races are available here on the FIS site:

The top 5 in the final ANC standings are as follows:

1 – 403 points – Katerina Paul, AUS
2 – 314 points – Aimee Watson, AUS
3 – 240 points – Mary Rose, USA
4 – 220 points – Deedra Irwin, USA
5 – 181 points – Elizabeth Stephen, USA

1 – 420 points – Phillip Bellingham, AUS
2 – 315 points – Nick Montgomery, AUS
3 – 285 points – Jackson Bursill, AUS
4 – 272 points – Mark Pollock, AUS
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Falls Creek Australian Championship Results

Apologies for the delay, all the results from the Australian Championship and FIS Continental Cup races at Falls Creek last weekend August 20-21 are available via the my.race.result website:


Official FIS results are available via this link:

Please note a small anomaly between the FIS points on the my.race.result site and the FIS site, due to two skiers finishing in the top 5 who were registered late for the current FIS point list. For Australian selection purposes, the results on the my.race.result site will be valid.


Australian Championship Results – Perisher

The first events of the 2016 Australian Open Championship for cross country skiing took place at Perisher on the weekend of August 6-7. On the women’s side Lilly Boland from Ulladulla claimed her first Open Australian title in the 5km Freestyle, while Kat Paul from Taggerty  added a second Classic Sprint title to her win in 2015. In the men’s Classic Sprint Mark Pollock from Canberra double poled his way to his first national victory, but it was the 10km Freestyle that raised the most eyebrows with 2010 Winter Olympian Ben Sim winning his first Australian Championship since 2011.

Full Results in PDF:

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Pub to Pub Wrap-Up

Now that was more like it!
114 skiers fronted up at 11 am Saturday in sunny cool conditions and looking forward to a fast track – and it definitely delivered!  After what must have been a really tight battle Cameron Morton – returning to the event for the first time in 9 years – managed to hold out regular winner Ben Derrick by 10 seconds with the 3rd fastest time on record of 27:47, while his son Damen made it a family affair coming in 3rd.  And continuing the family tradition, Darcie Morton had a great race to win the womens event (and coming 8th overall!) in 31:28 with Jillian Colebourn coming 2nd in her first try at the event with regular participant Irene Dunn in 3rd.  And of course there were plenty of mini races with a lot of tight finishes.  Most importantly lots of happy faces at the end!
Even a small laid back event like ours only runs with the help of a lot of people.  As always The General opened their doors to us to take registrations and provide the pre-race caffeine fix, while the Dinner Plain Hotel provided us with a great space for presentations.  A big thank you to Mt Hotham resort – as always the grooming crew of Greg, Noel and Neil deserve particular thanks for being able to present such a terrific trail given the way the season has panned out, and many thanks to all those who helped out on the trail patching efforts both this week and at other times during the season.  They also provide us with the essential support at the road crossing. Many thanks also to the Pub to Pub crew who only do one event a year but keep coming back year after year and always get the job done, and done very well. And a big thanks to sweep patroller Simon Head – another ingredient we couldn’t operate without.

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AUS Junior Championship Results

The 2016 Australian Junior Championships were held at Perisher on July 30/31. Over 90 competitors took part in the events over the weekend, with the best conditions for Saturday’s Freestyle Sprint. The Otto Pinkas trophies for the overall Australian champions in the Open Junior class were awarded to Stella Ajani and Seve de Campo, both from Melbourne. The races were organised by NSWXC and ACTXC on behalf of Ski & Snowboard Australia.

Stella & Seve - Otto Pinkas Trophy 2016

Open Junior champions Stella Ajani and Seve de Campo

Full results for all age classes on both days of competition are posted here in PDF format:

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Vic Junior Report & Video Link

It was a great weekend of racing at Falls Creek for the Victorian Junior Championships. Around 70 athletes contested the classic sprint on Saturday and the freestyle distance events on Sunday. Perfect weather conditions and great tracks saw some great skiing and close racing.

Official Results

In the classic sprint the older age class was won by Stella Ajani and Tom Hoogenraad although both finals were hotly contested. Age class victories went to Fedele de Campo and Maysen Duffy in the U16, Tommy Silvester and Lily Murnane in the U14, and Emma Prest and Jayden Spring in the U12.

There was some close racing on Sunday in perfectly prepared skating trails both the 5km and 10km events were hotly contest with the lead groups staying in touch for most of the race. The winners for the categories were U10 Annika Benne-Keeble & Isaac Spring, U12 Gabrielle Baines & Jayden Spring, U14 Lily Murnane & Tommy Silvester, U16 Maysen Duffy & Fedele de Campo, U18 Lilly Boland & Jarrah Forrer and U20 Stella Ajani.

In addition to the official timing, BNSC tested out a new timing system in preparation for the Hoppet in August. A novel feature of this system is that a video of either the start or the finish is linked to every participant. Click on the following links to see these unofficial results, lap times for some of the events, and the corresponding videos. – Sprint event – with video of the finish – Distance event – with video of the start

ACT, NSW & VIC Junior Results

Results from the various State Championships events on July 16/17 at Perisher and Falls Creek:

Assorted Race Results July 9/10

Assorted cross country skiing race results from last weekend July 9/10: