Please see Snow Australia Interschools June 12 Update
The 2020 Victorian Interschools School Coordinator meeting was conducted on May 14 2020. View VISC/Snow Australia and Event Management presentation slides. It was fantatstic to have 85 School Coordinators participate in the webinar. Please contact event management on email@example.com for further information or to submit feedback.
To maximise our chances of resorts opening this season in the best possible operating conditions, we encourage all Australians to download the COVIDsafe App.
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EXCLUSIVE: Victorian Interschool's Discount
To celebrate our partnership with the Victorian Interschool's Snowsports Championships, we are extending an additional 5% off all new snow holiday accommodation packages to USA and Canada, booked before Aug 31, 2020.
**Simply quote the code 'Interschools5' on booking to enjoy an additional 5% off your 2020/21 North American snow holiday.
For more information or to view our current specials see links below;
- USA Specials https://mogulski.com.au/destinations/specials/usa-specials/
- Canada Specials https://mogulski.com.au/destinations/specials/canada-specials/
- Europe Specials https://mogulski.com.au/destinations/specials/europe-specials/
- Japan Specials https://mogulski.com.au/destinations/specials/japan-specials/
Buller Ski Lifts in conjunction with Buller Holidays offers the extension of the ‘Kids Festive Bird Membership’ sale price of $549 to bonafide Victorian primary and secondary school students. The School must agree to the terms and conditions, and provide Buller Holidays with a signed agreement prior to receiving application forms to disperse to parents. All student applications must be submitted no later than the 31st of May, 2020.
Please contact your school coordinator to register your interest or contact Buller Holidays at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With the Victorian Government and Health authorities due to make announcements regarding sporting and recreational activities on May 11, the 2020 Victorian Interschools School Coordinator meeting will be held on May 14th.
The meeting will be held online via Zoom from 6-7pm. The link to the meeting will be circulated prior to the meeting.
The meeting will consist of presentations from Event Managment, Snow Australia participation manager and the chair of the Victorian Interschools Committee. It is a great opportunity to gather information and ask questions
Make the most of your time in isolation and stay active as a family with SnowActive.
Developed by Snow Australia, SnowActive has been designed to deliver a fun and interactive ski and snowboard fitness program aimed at people of all ages and abilities.
Hosted by 2 x Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim, SnowActive is a 30 minute strength and fitness workout you can do from home. With new sessions each week, this free and accessible training program is great for the whole family to remain active and ready for the snow
New programs will be available each Tuesday and are designed for 3-5 sessions of the same workout to help you progress through the complete 8 week SnowActive Program.
So join Sami and get SnowActive
Snow Australia places the safety, health and well-being of its competitors, volunteers, parents and school communities as our prime focus.
Together with our Resort partners, we are closely monitoring the daily directives from governments, and the recommendations and policies of school systems and health authorities with regard to Covid-19. In an environment of constant change, Snow Australia and the Resorts continue to make preparations for the 2020 winter season.
We still have a number of months to prepare and plan for the Victorian Interschools in this evolving environment. However, regular, clear and factual communication remains essential.
To assist school communities in particular, we will provide regular updates through our Interschools e-News communiques.
All 2020 reservations made through Mt Buller central reservation agency Buller Holidays, will be 100% refunded in the event of COVID 19 related resort closure, travel restrictions or illness. Please refer to the Mt Buller COVID-19 update page for all refund policies. If booking with an independent accommodation booking agent please confirm their refund policy conditions.
Event Entry, Competitor and Team Manager lift pass Refund Policy
To assist Schools in their planning, Snow Australia is pleased to confirm that should any Interschools events not proceed, full refunds will be made on all event-related payments.
Please ensure that your school communities are subscribed to the Victorian Interschools Enews so that they receive all event related news.
We thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. Our capacity and collective endeavour to welcome guests safely to the mountains in winter this year remains the positive objective.
In the meantime lets #flattenthecurve to #protectOURseason
The Snow Australia Interschools Team.
The Event Management Report for the 2019 Mogul Ski World Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships has been published.
How your donations are helping families in Victoria
“When our 11-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Camp Quality were quick to reach out to our family and offer their support. We became part of the Camp Quality family. We were so excited to be invited to take part in the Camp Quality Snow Camp. Olivia had just finished her chemotherapy and radiation treatment and was gaining her strength back, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to spend time as a family and have a weekend of fun together with other families going through the battle of childhood cancer. It was a chance to forget about hospital and tests. Camp Quality took care of everything from accommodation, meals, snow gear and transport. We had a blast tobogganing, making snowmen, snow tubing and playing laser tag. In the evening it was a chance to have a delicious meal with the other parents whilst the kids watched a movie under the care of the amazing Camp Quality volunteers. Snow Camp was so much fun for our family during a time in our lives where there wasn’t too much fun, we thank you Camp Quality for giving us this weekend together because laughter really is the best medicine!” Christine, Camp Quality mum
Please help us reach our goal of $37,500 by donating through the link below
What a great day of Interschools Cross Country competition we had on Tirol Flat. Congratulations to all participants who made up the 760 event starts, as well as our Champion Schools.
- Primary Boys Scotch College Junior
- Primary Girls Lauriston
- Primary Co-Ed Falls Creek Primary
- Secondary Boys Melbourne Grammar
- Secondary Girls St Catherines
- Secondary Co-Ed Geelong Grammar
Victorian Interschools Snowsports Family Camp Fundraiser
Help CAMP QUALITY fund a FAMILY CAMP and give families impacted by cancer a chance to laugh and create fun memories in the snow!
Please help us reach our goal of $37,500 by hosting an event at your school or business or by making a generous donation through the link below.
Camp Quality gives kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again. Our services and programs are made specifically to help children 0 -13 who are dealing with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad. We are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer, providing opportunities to laugh, make friends and have new adventures. In 2018 Camp Quality raised funds to ensure over 8,000 kids who were registered for our services and programs had the chance to just be kids again
Family Camps are an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and make new connections with families in a similar situation. This builds their tool kit of resources for the ongoing experiences they face and can create lifelong friendships. It is an opportunity to relax and make memories not centred on sickness -often for the first time since a diagnosis.
As previously published the top 20 individuals (from events with more than 30 starters) from all state Interschools events will qualify for the National Interschools. As a result the Victorian Interschools mogul format will change from a reverse order second run of the top 15 ranked skiers from the first run to a reverse order second run for the top 20.
11.2 Competition format
The competition will consist of a competition run for all competitors, followed by a reverse order second run for the top 20 placed skiers from the first run. The individual ranking will be determined by the best score achieved by all competitors for either the first run or second run at the Victorian Interschools.
Navigating the pathway to high performance snowsport has just become easier with the release of Ski and Snowboard Australia’s (SSA) Athlete Pathways.
Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Cross are the first athlete pathways to be developed using Sport Australia’s FTEM framework which divides ‘the whole of sport pathway continuum’ into four phases – Foundation, Talent, Elite and Mastery. FTEM recognises that each stage of sport development is unique and is an important stepping stone for athletes with a goal to succeed in high performance sport.
SSA Performance Pathway and Program Manager Ben Wordsworth, said the pathways had been developed to inform every member of the snowsport community about the stages of an athlete’s development journey.
“SSA’s athlete pathways have been prepared to make it easier for all participants to understand an athlete’s road to success,” Wordsworth said.
“They’re an evidence-based and practicable blueprint for athlete development.
“Whether you participate recreationally or compete at an elite level, the pathways support all stages of athlete development,” he said.
The pathways promote a collaborative approach between clubs, coaches and sport partners and provide practical methods to maximise and manage long-term athlete development opportunities.
Each stage of the SSA athlete pathway provides an overview of athlete preparation, programs, on and off-snow development, equipment, competition, leadership and support.
In encouraging news, FTEM has been proven at elite international level in other successful snowsport countries.
While the Alpine and SBX athlete pathway guides are the first to be released, work is currently being undertaken to finalise all other discipline pathways and should be available shortly.
More information on SSA athlete pathways is available below and here.
Dear Victorian Interschools Community
The National footprint of Interschools Snowsports continues to grow, introducing more and more young competitors to our sport.
The National Interschools Committee (NIC) has finalised plans for the 2019 season - it will be our largest on record, with 36 event-days across four Australian resorts.
2019 will see widespread consultation with the Australian Interschools community and our valued School Snowsports Coordinators as we plan for the 2020-2030 period. We will seek to further align our events programme to the SSA Pathways and Athlete Development programmes with a focus on three core themes - sustainability, safety and success.
This update provides important information on 2019 Interschools rule changes, workshops and other major events.
We look forward to another successful Interschools season and wish all involved a rewarding experience.
Chair, Victorian Interschools Snowsports
President, Ski & Snowboard Australia
As an initiative to maximise the quality of all 2018 Subaru Victorian Interschools Alpine and Snowboard GS race conditions the following will be implemented:
At all events an event staff member will lead regular course slipping groups during the first and second competition runs. The course slippers will be skiers only. The staff member will at the top of the course ask for competitors that have completed their run as well as other appropriately skilled spectators, teachers and parents to join the course slip group. The group will be lead and directed by the staff member through the course.
It is not permitted for competitors who are yet to race in that particular run to take part in the course slipping group. We trust that team mates that have completed their Alpine run will help with at least one course slip per run. This will ensure the best possible race conditions for all as well as the best possible course conditions for all second runs. As snowboarders will not be permitted to course slip we encourage appropriately skilled spectators, parents and teachers who are on skis to assist whenever possible. Your assistance with this important initiative is greatly appreciated.
Where do I find the APP?
Download the Snowracer APP today – click here . The Snowracer APP is free to download via the Google Play Store or the Apple App store
The full Snowracer APP features include:
- Upcoming Events
- Live timed races and live scored events
- SnowID Lookup
- Access to SSA's social pages
- Links to snow cams
- Live weather conditions
- Links to Australian ski resort websites
The 2019-2023 Long Term Calendar for all Victorian, NSW, ACT and Australian Interschools events has been published.
Ski & Snowboard Australia is committed to protecting the health and well-being of everyone that participates in snowsports. It is for this reason that SSA has introduced the concussion guidelines in conjunction with HeadSmart with the aim of providing information and advice for non-medical people who are involved with skiing and snowboarding at any level. These guidelines apply to the care of snowsports participants from beginners and intermediates through to recreational experts and sub-elite or elite competitors. Everyone’s brain is equally important and deserves the benefit of concussion management according to current international scientific guidelines.
Additionally, the guideline allows for the Ski and Snowboard Australia community to access the same high standards of care that are available to full-time professional athletes. Our common goal is to achieve a successful return to sport, with full recovery and readiness for competition, minimising short-term risks and long-term health consequences. It is written for the benefits of athletes, parents, teachers, coaches, peers, and any program directors or support staff.
Buller Ski Lifts are delighted to offer schools that have never participated in a school trip to Mt Buller extraordinary discounts of 75% for a first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year of participation. Please click on the quick link file for complete YETI program details.