Alpine News - - Contents - BY DAVID SPEIRS VIC In­ter­schools Event Man­ager

THE SUBARU Vic­to­rian In­ter­school Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships will be hosted at Mt Buller in 2016 and this sea­son will see the in­tro­duc­tion of ex­cit­ing new In­ter­schools events:

Di­vi­sion 6 Alpine event for all chil­dren from prep to grade 2.

Slopestyle Ski and Slopestyle Snow­board events.

Chal­lenger Di­vi­sion 3 Girls Alpine event.

The Subaru Vic­to­rian Cross Coun­try (XC) Cham­pi­onships will be con­ducted at Mt Buller on Sun­day, Au­gust 7.

The Tirol Flat XC course, which was de­signed in con­junc­tion with Ski and Snow­board Aus­tralia Cross Coun­try Tech­ni­cal Del­e­gates in 2014 and 2015, will be open on Satur­day, Au­gust 6 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.

This year will see the in­tro­duc­tion of RFID live tim­ing, where spec­ta­tors will be able to see live loop and fi­nal times on their phones.

The Subaru Vic­to­rian In­ter­school Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships will be hosted at Mt Buller from Au­gust 22 to 28.

The event will fea­ture 180 schools with over 5200 event en­tries com­pet­ing in the dis­ci­plines of Alpine Ski­ing, Moguls, Ski Cross, Snow­board Cross, Snow­board Gi­ant Slalom, Slopestyle Ski and Slopestyle Snow­board.

The top 15 in­di­vid­u­als and top six teams from each event will qual­ify for the Subaru Aus­tralian In­ter­schools Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships ex­cept for Slopestyle events, where the top 10 in­di­vid­u­als only will qual­ify for the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships.

We are very ex­cited about the up­com­ing In­ter­schools events, which will be held at Mt Buller this year.

Fol­low­ing on from our 2015 post sea­son sur­vey re­sults, we have been working hard with Ski and Snow­board Aus­tralia, key re­sorts and state In­ter­school event man­age­ment teams, to fi­nalise th­ese new events. It will be ex­cit­ing to see th­ese new events in ac­tion, as the in­ter­est that has al­ready been shown is sig­nif­i­cant.

We are con­tin­u­ally look­ing to im­prove all ar­eas of the event ex­pe­ri­ence from RFID tim­ing, mo­bile com­pat­i­ble web­site de­sign, im­proved sched­ul­ing and start time in­for­ma­tion, com­peti­tor gifts, in­di­vid­u­ally en­graved medals and best and most ap­pro­pri­ate event course lo­ca­tions to name just a few.

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.

PHOTOS: Fun Photos

COM­PE­TI­TION TIME: Pippa Sher­gold from St Cather­ine’s in Toorak com­pet­ing at the 2015 In­ter­schools.

RAC­ING: Ge­orge McCon­nell takes to the slopes for his school, St Joseph’s in Be­nalla.

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