Ski & Snowboard Australia is slowly building up the range of merchandise available through its on-line shop. Currently there are four cross country skiing items available: National Team / Falls Creek drink bottles, Kangaroo Hoppet / Falls Creek ski ties, the Cross Country Training Diary, and subscriptions to Australian Cross Country News. Continue reading
Tonight on the digital channel ABC News 24 a short documentary on the Hoppet will be aired. The program is Contact Sport at 7:30pm, and will also be repeated tomorrow morning at 7:30am.
The story follows ABC reporter James Bennett learning how to skate from scratch and competing in the 42km Hoppet, and also includes footage from the Australian cross country and biathlon championship events at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
The program can also be viewed online on the ABC website: http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/
Cross Country National Teams for 2010-2011 have just been released by SAXC, the cross country committee for Ski & Snowboard Australia.
Five athletes have been named into the World Cup Team for 2010-2011, including 2010 Winter Olympians Esther Bottomley and Ben Sim. Joining them on the team are Aimee Watson, Callum Watson, and Chris Darlington. Continue reading