2017 Dates

What's new for Interschools in 2017?

30th Anniversary Celebration Year

2017 is the 30th Anniversary Celebration Year of the NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships. NSW Interschools will focus on recognising the very significant contributions that our volunteers make to the overall success of the events, particular at School Coordinator and Course Official level. There will be a number of announcements on initiatives and incentives for 2017.

Division 6 Ski Cross has arrived!

Following the extraordinary success of the Division 6 Alpine events in 2016, Division 6 Ski Cross will now be introduced in 2017. The Division 6 Alpine and Ski Cross events will also be held at 2017 Australian Interschools hosted at Mt Buller on the 6th to 10th of September. The Division 6 Alpine and Ski Cross events will hold School Championship points at the Regional, NSW State and Australian Championships.

Slopestyle events to be extended to Division 3

The 2017 Interschools Slopestyle Ski and Snowboard events will be held for Division 1-3 on Thursday August 24 at Perisher. The Slopestyle events will not hold any School Championship points in 2017. The top 10 individuals assuming a minimum skill level will qualify for the 2017 Australian Interschools at Mt Buller. As with the 2016 Australian Interschools Championships, only individuals qualify. No team medals or Championship points will be awarded in the Australian Interschools Slopestyle events.

Multiclass Championships

NSW Interschools, in conjunction with Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA), will be holding the Interschools Multiclass Championships on August 26 at Perisher, an alpine and snowboard event for students with a disability in NSW, ACT and QLD.

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a two day DWA training camp at Perisher leading up to the event on August 24 & 25. The camp is free of charge (with DWA membership) and involves 2 x 2 hour coaching sessions each day with DWA’s volunteer adaptive snowsport guides. It is a basic introduction to racing to help students understand the racing process and to become more comfortable in a race course.

Students compete for their school in their Interschools division. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 place getters in each division. Entries will open in early August through the Interschools Online Entry System and participants will need to RSVP for the training camp.

For more information on the event, please contact Wendy at wendy@nswinterschools.com.au or 0422 240 483

For more information on DWA and the event camp, please contact Tom at tmitten@disabledwintersport.com.au or 0487 442 237

More Days of Competition

The NSW Interschools Snowsports Management Committee is delighted to announce the expansion of the 2017 NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships calendar.

The NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships has experienced significant growth of 15% over the last 2 years. As a result of this growth, NSW Interschools has engaged in on-going and extensive negotiations with the Resorts, the NSWXC Committee, and other Event holders during the past 6 weeks, to develop a schedule that allows for real and achievable growth with NSW Interschools competitions into the future, without diminishing any other event.

NSW Interschools would like to thank the Resorts, the NSWXC Committee, the Queensland School Coordinators, and The Scots, Redlands, and Pymble event holders, for accommodating our requests and working with us to ensure that the integrity of all events is continued during this growth period.

The Northern NSW and Queensland Championships, and the Sydney Championships, will now move into a 5-day event format, commencing on the Tuesday and finishing on the Saturday. The NSW State Championships will now commence with a full competition day on the Tuesday, continuing through to Sunday. This expansion will allow our events to spread across the week and reduce the number of clashes for each division.

Change of Schedule for a couple of events

The NSW/ACT State Cross-Country Event will now be held on Thursday 24th of August, with all NSW/ACT/QLD Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle events being held the same day. Scheduling these two events on the same day will minimize event clashes, and opens the opportunity for more secondary and primary competitors to participate in our cross country events, without taking more time out of school.

Due to the recent expansion of the NSW State Interschools Championships Schedule, the Amelia McGuiness Time Trial will now be held on Monday 21st of August 2017. The AMASDF Committee has recently reviewed the Amelia McGuiness Time Trial event, and has moved to streamline this event with the NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships. In 2017, online registrations for the Amelia McGuiness Time Trial will be available via the Interschools Online Entry System as a separate event. Schools Coordinators will be required to enter participants for this event, and will be responsible for looking after the schools tax invoice and any volunteer requirements. For the first time, schools can enter teams as well as individuals. Certificates will be awarded to teams, and medals will be awarded to individuals. The event will only be open for school-aged participants, and will no longer have an open category. Entries must be completed by Monday 14th of August No late entries or on-the-day registrations will be accepted. Further information will be available in 2017.

The Amelia McGuiness Cross Country Event will be held on Sunday 20th of August 2017. This event will be organised by the NSWXC committee, and information will be available for this event in 2017. All monies raised from both events will be distributed to our emerging snowsports athletes, via the Amelia McGuiness Scholarship program.

 

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.

CLICK HERE for the 2017 NSW/ACT/QLD Interschools Event Dates and Schedule.

Calendar of Important Dates

CLICK HERE for the Interschools Calendar of Important 2017 dates, which outline when entries close, course official training dates and the Sydney school coordinators meeting. 

2017 Interschools Dates

  • Travelplan Ski Northern NSW Championships - July 4-8 @ Perisher
  • Travelplan Ski Sydney Championships - July 11-15 @ Thredbo
  • Subaru ACT-Southern NSW Championships - July 26-28 @ Perisher
  • Westpac NSW & ACT Cross Country Championships - August 24 @ Perisher Trails
  • Subaru NSW State Championships - August 22-27 @ Perisher
  • Subaru Australian Championships - September 6-10 @ Mt Buller