Cross Country Championships

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

Sightseer tickets: Multiple ride footpassenger sightseer lift passes for the Cross Country event will be available from the Horse Hill lift ticket office from 7-9am on the morning of the 9th of August at a cost of $17. Please note that foot passengers are only permitted on the Northside Express lift.

Active chip number is the same number as your Classic bib #

In a continued effort to improve every aspect of the Victorian Interschools the 2019 Mogul Ski World Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships will for the first time be using active timing bracelet chips. 

  • Schools will be allocated printed bibs for the Classic and Relay events to be pinned to the chest of each competitor
  • Schools will also be allocated with active chip bracelets with the same numbers as their Classic bib numbers
  • Competitors will wear the same active chip bracelet for their Relay event
  • Active chips are to be returned in the finish area of the Relay event or the Classic event for those that are only competing in the classic event
  • Failure to return an active chip will result in the issuing of an invoice to the relevant school

Victorian Interschools Committee statement on XC Wax rule

Schools are reminded of the new waxing rule for this years Victorian Interschools Championships.  The rule is designed to encourage a level playing field for competition and aligns with an initiative being adopted by SSA’s National Cross Country Committee for all club and state level Cross Country races.

While the rule will be based on an honour system and peer group review, Event Organisers reserve the right to inspect or test waxing practices in the interest of fairness.

The Victorian Interschools Committee has every confidence that participating schools and competitors will respect this new rule.

The specific rule is set out below.

Cross Country wax rule 12.2 
Only no-fluoro or low-fluoro waxes are to be used for glide waxing (such as Swix LF7, LF8 or LF10), with no high-fluoro waxes or high/pure fluorocarbon coats (liquids, powders, blocks) to be used