Latest News

Entries Close July 18 - ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Champs - Waivers due July 21

Online Entries for the Subaru ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Championships close 5.00pm on July 18. School Coordinators must have entered all competitors, assigned team managers and volunteer positions before the online entry system closes.

Participant and Volunteer Waivers - due 21 July

All participants and volunteer course officials must complete an online waiver form by 5.00pm July 21. Competitors will not be given their race bibs until they have completed a waiver form.

Payment - due 21 July

The School Invoice for the entry fees is due by 21 July. The invoice can be downloaded in the online entry system and details on how to pay are on the invoice. 

START LISTS for the event are available.  Please view them as a list only, race bib numbers will be allocated once entries close.

NSW State Invites -

The NSW State Invites from the Northern NSW & QLD and Sydney Championships are being looked at. This is for NSW schools qualifying for the NSW State Interschools Championships at Perisher August 22-27

CLICK HERE for the State Invites from the Northern NSW Championships

CLICK HERE for the State Invites from the Sydney Championships

Rules on State Invites

  • 7.1. From the NSW Regional Championships subject to competitive times/scores, the top five NSW placed teams plus the top ten individual NSW competitors from Divisions 1-6 in all disciplines will be eligible to race in the NSW State Championships (subject always to the discretion of the organising State Committee). 
  • 7.2. In the situation that less than the top 5 teams and top 10 individuals from a Regional Championships have been invited in a division, the Interschools Committee will review the results of all teams and individuals at All regional events, and may invite additional teams and/or individuals to the State Championships, who have achieved competitive times.

Final Invitations will be posted after the ACT-Southern NSW Championships (Week starting July 31).

  • 7.3. Each team participating in the State Event must have one original team member from Skier Cross, Snowboard Cross, Moguls, Snowboard GS and two original team members from Alpine that qualified in the Regional event. Schools may enter competitors into the State event that did not compete at the Regional events as long as they are placed in a qualified team.

 

Entries into the Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships will open on July 31 and close August 15.

Interschools Multiclass Championships

Online Entries are now open for the NSW / ACT / QLD Interschools Multiclass Championships through the Interschools Online Entry System. For help with your entries, please contact Wendy on wendy@nswinterschools.com.au or 0422 240 483.

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.

Muliticlass competitors can also enter the cross country championships on Thursday August 24.

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 (year at school).

  • Division 1 Male & Female - Years 11 & 12
  • Division 2 Male & Female - Years 9 & 10
  • Division 3 Male & Female - Years 7 & 8
  • Division 4 Male & Female - Years 5 & 6
  • Division 5 Male & Female - Years 4 & below

 

Paralympic classification is not required to participate in the training program or Interschool Multiclass race.

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 place getters in each division.

Participants will need to RSVP for the training camp - CLICK HERE to register for the Training Program

If you need a guide for the race on August 26, please complete THIS FORM

 

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 Hodges at thodges@disabledwintersport.com.au

 

2017 Slopestyle Competition Guide

Download the 2017 Slopestyle Competition guide.

Slopestyle is open to teams and/or individuals from Div 1, 2 and 3 only. 

How to enter: School Coordinators can enter competitors into Slopestyle events in the Subaru NSW State Championships via the online entry system. 

Schools Coordinators Responsibility: Each school coordinator prior to entering a student in the event must deem that the student has the appropriate level of skill and experience to compete. Questions that must be asked by each coordinator to the participant are:

• Can you execute a controlled straight air on a ‘green’ or ‘S’ (Small) category jump?
• Can you execute a controlled 50/50 (snowboard) or straight grind (skier) on a 5metre box?
• Do you have the ability to ride/ ski switch in a controlled way down a blue run?

National Qualification Rule:  The top 10 Individuals only will qualify for the Australian Interschools Championships. 

With all Slopestyle Events, no Championship School points are awarded at State or Australian Events.

 

Interschools Handbook 2017

The Interschools Handbook has been updated for 2017. The handbook includes helpful information on what to expect at Interschools events, and information for school coordinators, volunteers, team managers and parents. 

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.