New ‘Snowracer’ website for Interschools
WITH over 100 ski and snowboard competitions and events planned across five alpine resorts this winter, 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Australian domestic snowsports.
As any parent of a budding young athlete knows, it is often a minefield to find information on upcoming events and locate results once the events are over.
There can also be uncertainty as to when a child is due to be at the start gate, making for a daunting exercise.
This year finding information about snow sport events and registration will be easier than ever before. Parents will be able to know exactly when their child is on the racecourse and they can keep track of their scores online from anywhere!
This year everything one needs to know about Australian ski and snowboard events is going to be in one place on one website – www. snowracer.com.au
Ski & Snowboard Australia’s (SSA) Snowracer is being relaunched as the premiere source for all snowsports event information this winter. The new website will now have the most up to date snowsports event information and registration, as well as live results and live scoring, upgraded recreational snowsports insurance cover and snow fitness information.
Athletes and parents will have access to real time event information and start lists, with live results as they happen.
A key element making it possible to track competitor’s results via the live timing system is an athlete’s ‘Snow ID’ which gives all competitors a unique identification number.
Over the last four years all Interschools participants have received a Snow ID and SSA are working in partnership with race organisers to ensure all competitive snowsports participants have a Snow ID going forward.
In time, this will build a results archive where athletes can see their race history in a centralised location – similar to the FIS website.
Snowracer will continue to offer free competition insurance for non-medical expenses to the value of $500, covering items such as entry fees, lift tickets, lost accommodation or car repatriation. However, after reviewing feedback from the Snowracer membership, SSA is also introducing Snowracer Gold in 2017.
Snowracer Gold is an optional insurance upgrade for recreational skiing and snowboarding, travel and salary protection.
SSA has worked closely with the insurance providers to develop a customised insurance product, which is relevant to Australian ski and snowboard families whether competing or not.
◆ CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: The Mt Buller Yeti getting into the spirit of competition at the Victorian Interschools
◆ RACING: A young competitor takes to the slopes at the Victorian Interschools.