All competitors, families and school coordinators are highly recommended to refer to the Snow Australia Cross Country Classic technique videos. This valuable page gives examples of the correct Classic techniques as well as techniques that are not permitted that if used could result in verbal warnings or outright disqualification.


Event: The 2024 Mogul Ski World Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships will be conducted on Sunday the 4th of August.

Access to Cross Country Course: From Day Car Park- use Northside Express Chairlift; competitors will need to walk from Northside Express to the course on Tirol Flat

From Village- make your way by shuttle bus 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 to the Cross Country course.

Lift Opening times: Bourke St Express, Abom Express and Northside Express Chairlifts will be open from 7am on Sunday 4th of August

Day Car Park and Village shuttle bus schedule: The Horse Hill Car Park shuttle Buses will run from 7am until 10pm on Saturday the 3rd of August and from 7am until 6pm on Sunday 4th of August. The village shuttle buses will run from 7am on Sunday 4th of August.

Lift tickets: All Competitor and Team Manager lift tickets must be prepurchased via the online entry system by the event entry closure date of July 22. 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 8.30-10.30am and 3pm to 6pm on Saturday the 3rd of August on Level 3 at the Event office at Alpine Central (resort management building). Bib and prepurchased lift ticket collection on Sunday will take place from 7am at the Event office at Alpine Central (resort management 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 4th of August or prepurchased online at a cost of $32 for children and $39 for adults. Please note that foot passengers are only permitted on the Northside Express lift.

Spectators can also access the course on foot via the Day Car Park Village buses, Village summit Rd shuttles then walk to the course from the Arlberg Hotel

Active Chip Number is the Same Number as your Classic Bib #


In a continued effort to improve every aspect of the Victorian Interschools the 2024 Mogul Ski World Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships will 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

VISAG Statement on XC Wax Rule

Schools are reminded of the waxing rule for the Victorian Interschools Championships.  The rule is designed to encourage a level playing field for competition and aligns with an initiative being adopted by Snow Australias 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.

14.15. Waxing of any type is prohibited in the start area or course arena. Fluoro wax and Fluorocarbon liquid sprays are prohibited. The Interschools Committee advises that equipment may be subject to inspection.