Originally slated to get underway at 10 a.m., the annual event will now start at 11 a.m. Race organizers have posted the following on Facebook.
There will be a mass start at Otway, skiers please ensure that you place yourselves appropriately at the start; ie. if you are a slow skier please start at the back along with any junior competitors who are not strong skiers. PLEASE NOTE that at the end of the day it is up to each individual to decide for themselves if you feel it is safe for you to start the race given the weather conditions. If you feel it is too cold for you or your child to compete, simply do not start the race. Please dress warmly, use Vaseline or face covers, and whatever else you need to remain safe outside.