42km Kangaroo Hoppet

42 km Kangaroo hoppet
Experience our iconic Worldloppet international cross country ski event, spanning 42km of breathtaking Australian high plains.  This challenging race offers fully groomed tracks for both classic and skating technique in a supportive environment.

Skiers will need a good level of fitness to experience the full course, which has some climbing and spectacular views over Rocky Valley Dam. Once you have crossed the finish line, mingle with other skiers and enjoy the after race vibe in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl.

The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet course is a 26km lap consisting of the Sun Valley loop, the Langfords Loop and the Heathy Spur loop with a diversion to the right at the Park drink station (Johnstons loop), followed by a second lap (16km) consists of another Sun Valley loop then the Langfords loop and return along the Two Pauls track.

NOTE: The course is subject to change due to prevailing snow and weather conditions. Any changes to the course will be posted in Windy Corner Day Shelter, at the Hoppet Shop in Mt Beauty and on social media.

Entry Fees

42km Kangaroo Hoppet

Early Bird
Up to July 13
July 14 - Aug 14
Aug 15 - 22
Day Before
August 23

*There is a minimum age for the Kangaroo Hoppet 42km, i.e. entries are only accepted for those born in 2006 or earlier.


Entries received after August 14th cannot be guaranteed a seeded start and the bib numbers will be auto generated. Late entries may be required to start at the back of the field.

Online registrations close 4pm Friday 23th August.

If you are unable to complete the online entry form please contact the Race Office info@hoppet.com.au or Download the printable Entry form from the link provided

Hoppet Start times

From 9.30am. The start is seeded, with the elite top skiers (the first 30 bib numbers) standing on the front line. Skiers are grouped into start paddocks for groups of 100 (by bib number).

Please enter the correct start paddock. Each paddock will move up the hill in turn, and start in waves at one minute intervals. Race times will be calculated from each wave’s start time.

Getting to the race

Falls Creek experiences extremely high visitation at this peak time, so we strongly recommend car sharing and the Pre -purchase of a resort entry permit. The Falls Creek Nordic Bowl is 500 metres from the Windy Corner Car Park, and you can either ski or walk to the start. Arrive early to ensure you get to the start on time!

We also have special race day Hoppet buses departing from Mt. Beauty Hoppet shop 7am and after the event departing Falls Creek, Windy Corner at 1pm (or when full) and another one departing 3pm back to Mt. Beauty. Tickets are limited and can be pre purchased for race day when you enter online. $25 U18 and $30 Adult return ticket

The regular coach from Falls Creek Coach Service is also available.

Ski Classics

Other Information


Ski Hire for Overseas Skiers

Ski hire information for international visitors.

It is better if you can bring your own equipment. However, there are a couple of possibilities for hiring skis. As Hoppet time is very busy, you should book them before you come to Australia to be sure of not missing out.

There are two main ski hire shops that have good quality cross country ski equipment.

1. Falls Creek Cross Country, Situated at the start of the ski trails, Windy Corner Car Park, Falls Creek. They have a vast selection of skating skis and boot-binding systems.
Email: FallsCreekXC@ymca.org.au
Website: https://camps.ymca.org.au/falls-creek-cross-country
Ph +61 3 5758 3408

2. Rocky Valley Ski Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy, Mount Beauty, (about 600m from the race office)
Website: https://www.rockyvalley.com.au/snow-ski-hire-mount-beauty.html
Ph +61 3 5754 1118

Worldloppet Skiers

Passports can be purchased for $60 in the Hoppet Shop or ordered through the race office at other times. Bring or send a passport photo to be affixed to your new passport.

There are three opportunities to have your passport stamped:

  • In the Passport/Information tent at the finish, next to the First Aid tent,
  • At the Presentation Party in Mt Beauty from 7pm – 9pm, and
  • At the Hoppet Shop in Mt Beauty from 9 am on Sunday.

New Australian Worldloppet Masters can be recognised at the Presentation Party. Contact the Race Secretary for details.

Find out how to become a Worldloppet Master and information about Worldloppet Events

Get a team together for the Participation Awards

If five or more members of a club, organisation or school are taking part in any combination of the 3 Hoppet events, remember to register the group when you enter. At the presentation evening in Mt Beauty, pennants to celebrate your group achievement will be handed out to a group representative.


It is recommended that you book your accommodation early as this will be the busiest weekend of the ski season! Click here for more information on where to stay.

Waxing Service

Want Faster Skis?

The Kangaroo Hoppet Waxing Fundraiser has been contributing $4,000+ towards XC Ski Team athlete expenses for over a decade. All funds go into the XC Towards 2026 pool, that is predominantly used to pay for athlete accommodation and transport expenses at major events such as World Championships, World Cups, and World Junior/U23 Championships.
See Here for prices and more info


We have introduced a new environmental friendly initiative and will NOT be providing plastic cups at the drink stations on course. Instead you will need to carry your own drink bottle or hydration pack. Water and 32Gi will still be available at drink stations for refills.