The first Australian cross country ski event for the Australian 2013 season is next Saturday 29 June at Lake Mountain.
It’s a Skier Cross event on skinny skis … given the unusual jumps, berms and amount of “sugary” artificial snow at the bottom of the sharp J turn … there are not only “cash prizes” but also “crash prizes”!
Lake Mountain may not have a biathlon range, but it is the closest cross country ski area closest to Melbourne, and is near Marysville, a couple of hours’ drive from town.
This makes it very accessible to many biathletes for this event, where biathletes tend to dominate the field … this is a cross country event designed for max fun and not a little embarrassment for those that take themselves too seriously.
Oh, and the athlete in the pic, who shall not be named, is not a biathlete … any more … 🙂