Big year at Buller for In­ter­schools

Alpine News - - Interschools -

THE SUBARU Vic­to­rian and Aus­tralian In­ter­school Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships as well as the South Aus­tralian In­ter­schools will be hosted at Mt Buller in 2015.

The South Aus­tralian (SA) In­ter­schools will be con­ducted on July 15 and 16 in the dis­ci­plines of Alpine Ski­ing and Snow­board­ing. Stu­dents of all ages and abil­i­ties will bat­tle it out for cham­pion school, team and for in­di­vid­ual hon­ours. The SASKI week from Sun­day, July 12 to Fri­day, July 17 is a cel­e­bra­tion of not only the In­ter­schools, the event also serves as an ac­ces­si­ble fam­ily hol­i­day to Mt Buller in the last week of the SA school hol­i­days.

The Subaru Vic­to­rian Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships will be con­ducted at Mt Buller on Sun­day, Au­gust 9. The Tirol flat cross coun­try course which was de­signed in con­junc­tion with Ski and Snow­board Aus­tralia’s cross coun­try tech­ni­cal del­e­gates in 2014, will be open on Satur­day, Au­gust 8 for train­ing.

Over 800 event en­tries are ex­pected in this fan­tas­tic event. Event dis­ci­plines will be in­di­vid­ual and team Clas­sic events, fol­lowed by the ex­cit­ing Freestyle team re­lay events in the af­ter­noon.

The Vic­to­rian cham­pi­onships will be hosted at Mt Buller from Au­gust 24 to 30 and 180 schools with over 5000 event en­tries will com­pete in the dis­ci­plines of Alpine Ski­ing, Moguls, Ski Cross, Snow­board Cross and Snow­board Gi­ant Slalom.

The top 15 in­di­vid­u­als and top six teams from each event will qual­ify for the Aus­tralian cham­pi­onships.

The Subaru Aus­tralian In­ter­school Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships will be hosted at Mt Buller from Septem­ber 9 to 13. All event sites will be pre­pared through­out the sea­son to max­imise the qual­ity of cour­ses at the Na­tion­als. More than 200 schools from around the coun­try will be rep­re­sented with close to 2900 en­tries across seven dis­ci­plines.

Vic In­ter­schools event man­ager David Speirs said that he is very ex­cited about the up­com­ing sea­son.

“The team that im­pacts on the qual­ity of these events have been work­ing hard on the plan­ning and we are con­tin­u­ally look­ing to im­prove all ar­eas of the event ex­pe­ri­ence from new mo­bile com­pat­i­ble web­site design, im­proved sched­ul­ing and start time in­for­ma­tion,” Mr Speirs said.

“Our goal is to stage world class events that are not only ac­ces­si­ble but de­liver an ex­tra­or­di­nary com­pe­ti­tion ex­pe­ri­ence for all lev­els of par­tic­i­pants, as well as their fam­i­lies and schools.”

For more in­for­ma­tion please visit, www.vicin­ter­schools. com.au.

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