This events listing page  will be very simple: events will be listed in chronological order by month (so you may need to scroll down to find the current month) and not sorted by category or location.

It will cover community and cultural events (the less commercial the better) and any events revolving around human powered or gravity aided adventure in and around the mountains country of south eastern Australia and Tasmania.

Please feel free to send listings to cam.walker@foe.org.au

2017

I haven’t got around to doing a full list for 2017. The winter events that I’m aware of are listed here.

2016

SEPTEMBER

Sept 17

The Bigfoot Snow Trail. 2 events, starting at Falls Creek (VIC) – a 42 k marathon or a 27k ‘sprint’, suitable for runners or snow shoers.

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/the-bigfoot-snow-trail/

Sep 3

World telemark day (Mt Hotham plus other locations)

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/world-telemark-day/

AUGUST

Aug 27

The Kangaroo Hoppet – ski marathon at Falls Creek

http://www.hoppet.com.au/

August 24

Snowy Mountains Snowshoe Stomp

Perisher ski resort

Full details closer to the event

Aug 21 – 23

Splitfest – Australia’s split boarding festival

Jindabyne and Snowy Mountains main range

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/splitfest-2016/

Aug 10

Kosciusko Alpine Club XC Classic. This is a race of about 8 km from Perisher Valley.

The KAC XC Classic

August 8

Ski de Femme

This free cross country ski event for women is held annually at  Falls Creek. In 2015 it’s on Saturday 8th August. It includes an instruction session (classical or skating) in the morning, followed by a fun race.

Ski de Femme

Aug 6

Pub to Pub ski race (The General, Mt Hotham, to Dinner Plain Hotel.

Details here: http://www.dbstrategies.com.au/pubtopub/home.php

JULY

July 2

The Birkebeiner Classic (Falls Creek)

Cross country ski race at Falls Creek. There are three different distances – ten kilometres, five kilometres and two and a half kilometres.

http://birkebeiner.org.au/

JUNE

June 1

Falls Creek Ice Plunge

Join Falls Creek locals as they take a winter plunge into Rocky Valley Dam to celebrate the first day of winter to pay homage to the snow gods for a good snow season.

http://www.fallscreek.com.au/events/falls-creek-ice-plunge?s=15/03/2016&t=17/03/2016

MAY

2nd May

Backcountry film festival – Melbourne

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/backcountry-film-festival/

1st May

Tumut 3 Hour MTB Race. This race, at Tumut on the western side of the Snowy Mountains, has a range of courses.

http://tumut.mtbwagga.asn.au/

30 April & 1 May

Mt Beauty music festival

http://www.musicmuster.org.au/

30 April & May 1

Adventure Pro Film Festival – Mansfield (VIC)

https://www.adventurepro.com.au/videofestival/tickets.htm

APRIL

April 30

Sydney showing of the Back Country film festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/223727097978298/

24th April 2016

FREE Guided History Bushwalk at Mt Hotham

Sunday 24th April 2016 (ANZAC Weekend)

9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

http://mthotham.com.au/events-activities/events-calendar/#sthash.5gvcXqXh.dpuf

April 17

Mt Buller sky run. Alpine running race at Mt Buller (VIC)

http://runningwild.net.au/alpine-runs/mt-buller-sky-run.html

April 8 – May 8

Victorian walking festival (state wide)

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/a-victorian-walking-festival/

April 8 – 10

Buffalo Stampede. North East VIC. Various running courses in the mountains above Bright, including for kids.

http://www.buffalostampede.com.au/

April 8 – 10

Falls Creek mountain bike festival

https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/falls-creek-bike-festival/

April 2 and 3

RedAss Downhill Enduro – downhill MTB racing (Thredbo, NSW)

http://www.rockytrailentertainment.com/events/DH-overview.html

April 2 and 3

Adventure Kids program at Falls Creek

This mini festival, focused on outdoor activity, has a range of activities, including mountain bike riding, bushcraft skills, geocahing, orienteering, trail running and slack lining.

http://www.adventurekids.com.au/locations/falls-creek

MARCH

27th March 2016

FREE Guided History Bushwalk at Mt Hotham

Easter Holidays

9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

http://mthotham.com.au/events-activities/events-calendar/#sthash.5gvcXqXh.dpuf

March 26 & 27

Adventure Kids program at Mt Baw Baw

This has a range of activities, including mountain bike riding, bushcraft skills, geocahing, orienteering, trail running and slack lining

http://www.adventurekids.com.au/locations/mt-baw-baw

March 20

2016 ACT Paddy Pallin rogaine. (south-east of central Canberra)

http://act.rogaine.asn.au/

March 19

Australian alpine ascent triathalon (Thredbo/ Snowy Mountains Maine Range)

Australian Alpine Ascent Triathlon

March 19

Razorback Run. Alpine running race on the Razorback, Mt Hotham (VIC)

http://runningwild.net.au/alpine-runs/razorback-run.html

March 19

High Country Hops – micro brew festival (Beechworth)

http://brightbrewery.com/high-country-hops/#.Vtvch-aZB3U

March 13

Peaks Challenge at Falls Creek (235 kilometre loop by bike, with three major climbs Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek).

NB: this is a huge event, with around 2,000 riders attending, and the road over the Bogong High Plains is closed on the sunday.

http://www.fallscreek.com.au/events/peaks-challenge-falls-creek?s=07/03/2016&t=09/03/2016

March 13

Bogong Conquestathon

This is an annual walk up Mt Bogong, held over the Labor Day weekend. It is a long day and strenuous: it involves a 20km round trip, with a climb of 1,300 metres. It is organised  by the Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club.

https://www.runningcalendar.com.au/event/mt-bogong-conquestathon/