Club events are held all over the Australian snow fields from the end of June through to mid-September, sometimes with 3-4 events on the same day across different resorts. Not all involve serious racing. Some may be purely social and others include lessons and some fun races at the end. Almost all of these can be entered on the day, though it’s usually cheaper to pre-enter. If you get keen on participating in events check out the Skike Australia Victorian Ski Chase. It is free to enter and there are some great prizes.
The largest community race in Australia
The biggest club event in Australia is the Kangaroo Hoppet, which is in the Worldloppet series of international ski marathons. The Hoppet is run at Falls Creek in August and attracts over 1000 skiers annually from 20+ nations. This usually includes 150-200 international skiers, but also many novices racing for the first time and infants or toddlers being towed in sleds.
A whole week of XC Skiing events!
In NSW, Perisher XC Week at the start of August features 10+ club events over a 9-day period, including the long running KAC Perisher to Charlotte Pass on the Wednesday and the Snowy Mountain Classic on the final Saturday.