Red Energy NSW & ACT Cross Country Interschools Championships

Event Info - NSW & ACT Cross Country Championships

The Westpac NSW & ACT Cross Country Championships are on Wednesday August 22 at the Perisher cross county trails.

Schools enter through the Interschools Online Entry System under the "NSW State Championships" event when entries open in August 2018.

The cross country disciplines students can enter are;

  • Cross Country Freestyle - Raced with skate or classic cross country skis or style with a mass start. Teams need to field three skiers to achieve a team result. Individuals can also enter.
  • Cross Country Relay – Three skier relay team only event.

Race Bib Collection is on from 8.00am at the Nordic Shelter at the Perisher Cross Country Trails. 


How to Qualify for the Australian Championships in Cross Country?

The top six placed NSW teams plus the top 10 individual competitors from Divisions 1-5 will be eligible to race in the Australian Interschools Championships. (subject always to the discretion of the NSW Interschools Committee).

At the Australian Championships, each team must have one original team member from the team that qualified.

Cross Country Wax Rule

Schools are reminded of the new waxing rule for this years Interschools Championships.  The rule is designed to encourage a level playing field for competition and aligns with an initiative being adopted by Ski and Snowboard Australia’s National Cross Country Committee for all club and state level Cross Country races.

While the rule will be based on an honour system and peer group review, Event Organisers reserve the right to inspect or test waxing practices in the interest of fairness.

The specific rule is set out below.

14.6 - Only no-fluoro or low-fluoro waxes are to be used for glide waxing (such as Swix LF7, LF8 or LF10), with no high-fluoro waxes or high/pure fluorocarbon coats (liquids, powders, blocks) to be used