2020 XC Event Information

Resort Access: Please be advised that if you are staying off mountain and will be making day trips on the Saturday training and Sunday event day you are strongly advised to pre purchase your resort entry pass. All day trip visitors are advised to arrive well before 10am to minimise the chance of delays. 

Cross Country Course Location: Tirol Flat Start/Finish area adjacent to Tirol Restaurant and top of The Fox Chairlift.

Training: The Cross Country Course will be open for training from Saturday morning the 8th of August.

Event: The 2020 Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships will be conducted on Sunday the 9th of August.

Course Layout: The course will be designed to incorporate flat, uphill and downhill sections in the 1km loop. The Cross Country Technical Delegate will be involved in the final course design and layout.

Access to Cross Country Course: From Day Car Park- use Northside Express Chairlift; then follow trail toward village under The Fox Chair lift, then turn uphill to right and follow signs to Cross Country course.

From Village- make your way to Arlberg, either by Bourke St Express Chairlift to get to Arlberg and walk up to the course from there. Please note that only skis and day packs can be carried on the Free Shuttle Bus (no overnight luggage). In addition those with skis on can take the ABOM Express lift and ski down Baldy under the lift line approximately 500m and follow signs to the Cross Country course.

Northside Express, ABOM Express and Bourke St Express Chairlifts will be open from 7am. The Free Car Park shuttle bus and the Inter-Village Bus Service will operate from 7am

Day Car Park and Village shuttle bus schedule: The Horse Hill Car Park shuttle Buses and Village Shuttle buses will run from 7am until 7pm on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th of August. 

Event entry closure date: The event entries for the Cross Country Championships will close Monday July 27th.

Lift tickets: All Competitor and Team Manager lift tickets may be prepurchased via the online entry system by the event entry closure date of July 27 or can be purchased from 7am on the morning of the 9th of August at the Horse Hill (Day Car Park) and Saleyards (Bottom of Bourke St in the village) ticket offices. Payments for event entry and any required lift tickets are due by Friday July 31. Lifts covered by the XC lift tickets are Bourke St Express, Northside Express and ABOM Express. Competitors and Team Managers using these lifts must have skis on. No foot passengers are permitted on Bourke St Express or ABOM Express.

Bib and prepurchased lift ticket collection: All prepurchased lift tickets and bibs will be available for pick up by an official school representative from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday the 8th of August at the Event office at Alpine Central (resort management building). For schools that order 2 day lift tickets please contact the event management team to arrange ticket and bib collection time. Bib and prepurchased lift ticket collection on Sunday will take place from 7am at the Event office at Alpine Central (resort managment building). Schools wishing to pick up lift passes and bibs from the Day Car Park at Northside Express must via their school coordinator make an official request to the Event Manager David Speirs by email on info@vicinterschools.com.au.

Sightseer tickets: Due to COVID 19 capacity issues there will be no sight seeing lift ticket sales in 2020.