7km Joey Hoppet

7km joey Hoppet

The 7 km Joey Hoppet is the ‘one size fits all’ of cross country skiing. From primary school kids, family groups, athletes of the future and everyone in between, regardless of age and ability there is a place for you in the Joey.

On an undulating course with the spectacular backdrop of the Alpine National Park, the Joey provides the opportunity to be part of a major international ski event at your own pace. 

7Km Joey Hoppet

The 7km Joey Hoppet starts and finishes in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl and is a scenic anti-clockwise loop of  Sun Valley.


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

7km Joey Hoppet

AdultU18Pouch Joey
Early Bird
Up to July 13
July 14 - Aug 14
Aug 15 - 22
Day Before
August 23


  • There is no minimum age for the 7km Joey Hoppet, but young children should must be accompanied by a responsible adult who must also enter the event.

  • Pouch joey is for assisted/carried/towed children

  • Age is calculated as at December 31


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 below

Joey Start times

From 9.50am. 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 (link) 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 (opposite the Police Station) 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.

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

School Challenge

The Joey includes a school competition with four categories for male (or mixed) and female teams from both primary and secondary schools. Each team can name up to 5 members, and the best 3 times will go toward the team’s result. Schools may enter any number of teams, Click here for more information.

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.

Win an AGL Scholarship

The fastest Australian under 14 and under 18 boy and girl in the Joey Hoppet will win a $1000 AGL Junior Development scholarship. The scholarships show a strong commitment from AGL to support grassroots to elite racing in Australia. Previous recipients have included many of our past and present winter Olympic athletes. Note: The age category is calculated on the age they turn this year.


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.


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.