2019 SSA Northern Interschools Snowsport Participation Initiatives

Interschools Snowsports will add three further Participation & Development weekends to the 2019 Events Calendar, with half-day time-trial events scheduled during each of those three weekend periods. These additional event-experience opportunities have been developed following input from Schools, the Resorts and their respective Chambers of Commerce.  They have been specifically scheduled for non-peak and lower volume visitation periods. These participation time-trials are for individual participants only rather than teams, and will be similar in format to our highly successful Amelia McGuiness Time-Trial events held in August.   

Perisher - June 23 & June 30:  The “SSA SUBARU / INTERSCHOOLS Participation & Development Series”, is a new participation experience scheduled for June 23 & June 30, at Perisher. The target market includes all existing schools wishing to practice their race-skills for the upcoming Regional events in Alpine GS & Snowboard GS, Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross, together with ‘new’ 2019 participants such as our youngest Division 6 competitors (Kindergarten & Year 1), new 2019 Schools, and any members of the general public who just want to give it a go. There will also be educational sessions and social functions around the event. More details on these Participation weekends/days at the Perisher Resort will be sent to School Coordinators in early May.

Thredbo – September 14: The “SSA TRAVELPLAN SKI / INTERSCHOOLS Experience Weekend”, is a new participation experience scheduled for Saturday September 14 at Thredbo. The target market includes the schools, parents and school coordinators who will compete in the Northern NSW & Queensland Event at Thredbo in 2020, along with any new 2020 Schools, and any members of the general public who just want to give it a go. There will also be educational sessions and social functions around the event. More details on this Interschools Experience at the Thredbo Resort will be sent to School Coordinators in early June.

It is planned that these new initiatives will develop slowly in 2019, with the intention to add these three weekends permanently onto the annual Interschools long-term calendar.