New ‘Snowracer’ web­site for In­ter­schools

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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.

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.

PHOTO: Mt Buller

◆ CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: The Mt Buller Yeti get­ting into the spirit of com­pe­ti­tion at the Vic­to­rian In­ter­schools

PHOTO: Photo Shop Mt Buller

◆ RAC­ING: A young com­peti­tor takes to the slopes at the Vic­to­rian In­ter­schools.

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