Saski move to Falls

Alpine News - - One The Slopes - BY MAR­GARET BROOM Pres­i­dent, SASKI

SASKI is the in­cor­po­rated Snows­port body reg­is­tered in SA and its main function, now, is to con­duct the South Aus­tralian In­ter­school Snows­port Cham­pi­onships, which it has run suc­cess­fully for 22 years.

The com­mit­tee has been very busy over sum­mer, re­view­ing the host­ing agree­ment for the event and has de­cided to move the event to Falls Creek.

This presents an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to strengthen the his­tor­i­cal con­nec­tion be­tween Falls Creek and the South Aus­tralian snows­ports com­mu­nity and, more crit­i­cally, sus­tain and grow the event.

The ac­tual races are de­signed for all abil­i­ties, so first time skiers and snow­board­ers can start lessons on the Mon­day and be able to par­tic­i­pate in the races later in the week.

Any SA school stu­dent can en­ter (in­clud­ing home schooled stu­dents), as they do not need to be part of a for­mal school trip or group.

The cham­pi­onship week takes place on July 18 to 22 and is sched­uled for the sec­ond week of July school hol­i­days for sub­se­quent years.

Races are sched­uled for the Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day but there is an ex­cit­ing event pro­gram for the en­tire week.

The open­ing cer­e­mony will be held on Mon­day evening, snow­board pre­sen­ta­tion Wed­nes­day evening, alpine and school win­ners pre­sen­ta­tion on Thurs­day evening, and a fun slalom race on Fri­day morn­ing for par­tic­i­pants and fam­i­lies/teachers.

Adults will not be left out ei­ther, with a par­ent/teacher cock­tail party on Tues­day night.

Reg­is­tered en­trants can also ac­cess a dis­counted lift and les­son pack­age, although th­ese need to be booked by July 4 via the forms on the SASKI web­site. Th­ese les­son pack­ages will in­clude prac­tice on the des­ig­nated race course.

The SA Cham­pi­onship also has a new ma­jor spon­sor for 2016, Tel­stra Busi­ness Cen­tre Wayville, which has nam­ing rights to the event for 2016. SASKI wel­comes their gen­er­ous sup­port.

Visit SASKI’s web site for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the SA In­ter­schools and stu­dent en­try info: www.saski.org.au.

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