HGA Races at Falls Creek cancelled

July 5
Race Update

Howmans Gap All Stars Ski Club Inc. have today had to make the decision to unfortunately cancel this weekend’s cross country ski races at Falls Creek – the Snow Trek and Travel High Plains Tour (Saturday 8 July) and, the YMCA Howmans Gap Victorian Relays (Sunday 9 July)

At the moment there is insufficient snow on the ground for cross country ski trail grooming. The snow and weather predictions for the next few days are also not favourable for providing a groomed race track on the usual trails. Weather conditions forecast for the weekend and other factors are also not viable for running races at a higher altitude.

We encourage you to support the race sponsors Snow Trek and Travel at Wodonga for your ski and outdoor equipment, and, YMCA Howmans Gap at Falls Creek for accommodation and meals needs and, on mountain equipment hire, instruction and café at Falls Creek Cross Country (Windy Corner).

We had decided to revitalise the YMCA Homans Gap Victorian Relays event this year by moving away from it being focused as a club based competition, to open up the relays to any 3 person team, including encouraging teams such family, school, club, mixed gender, etc. The objective being to have as many people as possible enjoy the exciting fun of team competition that relays provide. There will still be an overall open male and open female first teams being awarded Championship certificates and the perpetual trophies. We welcome any suggestions, hope that you will support the new format next year and, thank you for past participation in theses fun events.

Len Budge
Race Secretary
Howmans Gap All Stars Ski Club Inc.
Ph. 0417352845