The 2017 winter is set to launch this weekend June 24/25 at Lake Mountain with the Sprint-X on Saturday and Fast & Female on Sunday.
The Sprint-X is a fun ski race with jumps & berms in the main village area at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, and is one of the few events on the cross country calendar with cash prizes. This year’s theme is ‘WORLD LEADERS!’, with the race formats including a Hot Lap, Knock-Out Sprints, and the Flying 50. The Hot Lap starts from 10:30 am, the Knock-Out Sprints from 10:30, with the Flying 50 to be held at 12:15 pm (times subject to change on the day). On the day registration is open at the Fischer Snowsports Centre until 10:25 am. Head to the Lake Mountain Facebook page for more information.
The next day action continues with the first Fast and Female event of the season. Fast and Female Australia, in partnership with Articfit, is dedicated to empowering females to stick with sport and lead a healthy lifestyle through dynamic and inspiring sports based events. Join some of Australia’s best cross country skiers, Olympians, World Junior, and World Senior Championship skiers for cross country skiing tips and a range of a different skills and game based stations, including laser biathlon. The F&F ambassadors provide their best tips on how to make skiing easier, and also share their stories on why they love sport and how it has a positive impact on their lives!
The event is open to girls aged 8-19 of any skiing ability or experience. There is also a special 19+ group for the ladies who want to improve their skiing and be part of the ‘Pink on Piste’ experience! All registered participants will receive a Fast and Female or an Articfit buff. Registration opens at 9 – 9:45 am with skiing activities starting at 10 am. More details are available on the Fast and Female Facebook page.