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.
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.