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Cross Country Event Entries close Monday 23rd of July

Event Entries for the 2018 Subaru Victorian Cross Country Championships will close on Monday the 23rd of July. Invoice payment date is Friday the 27th of July. Please be sure to email your remittance advice to ar.accountant@skibuller.com.au by Friday the 27th of July. If making a direct deposit please ensure that you include the invoice number in the details field.

APSI Scholarship applications

The Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors encourages all interschools participants that will be 16 or over in June 2018 to apply for a scholarship to attend a level one instructors course next year! More information and application form are available at:  https://www.apsi.net.au/interschools/
 
We ended up awarding 4 scholarships last year and Catherine Heyburn has successfully completed the level one at Mt Buller these school holidays! https://apsi.net.au/news/interschools-scholarship-1

2018 Primary School 2XU participant growth prizes

As reward to the Primary Schools that achieve significant growth from 2017 to 2018 the following prizes will be awarded following the conclusion of the 2018 events.

Primary School with 6 or more competitors in 2017 that achieve the greatest participant growth in 2018

  • 1st prize $1000 of 2XU clothing or compression products
  • 2nd prize $700 of 2XU clothing or compression products

Primary School with 5 or less competitors in 2017 that achieve the greatest participant growth in 2018

  • 1st prize $800 of 2XU clothing or compression products
  • 2nd prize $500 of 2XU clothing or compression products

Thanks goes to our event partner 2XU for making this a possibility

Mt Buller Resort Entry, Parking and Valet Services update

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resort Entry, Parking and Valet Services

During 2017 a representative group of mountain stakeholders discussed ways of making visits to Mt Buller and Mt Stirling even more appealing. The group agreed that we should find ways to:

  • Improve affordability
  • Streamline gate entry
  • Reduce the cost of taxis
  • Encourage mid-week visitation
  • Encourage multiple night stays
  • Increase utilisation of coach services

Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following changes for the 2018 season.

Book online, save time and save 20%
Visitors can save 20% by buying resort entry, overnight permits and taxi (Valet) tickets online. The resultant online resort entry price of $44 is actually lower than 2017. Guests who purchase online can also skip the resort entry queue at Mirimbah and head straight to the snow. Knowing how many people are coming will help scheduling staff and buses so as to improve the arrival experience.

Stay longer for less
A fee equal to the cost of resort entry applies to the first night of an overnight stay, which is similar to other resorts. The savings then kick in, with subsequent nights costing only $8 midweek and $28 for Fridays and Saturdays when purchased online.

Taxis renamed and reduced
Visitors appreciate the door to door service from their car to their accommodation, which has now been renamed as a Valet service. In response to visitor feedback, the adult fare has been significantly reduced from $23 to $14.40 and the child fare from $15 to $7.20 when booking online. In a further benefit for families, the adult rate will only apply to people over 17 years old (previously 14).

Coach prices reduced
To help make coach travel more affordable, resort entry prices have been reduced from $15.80 to $15 for adults and from $11.10 to $10 for tertiary students and kids.

Gate entry streamlined
Coaches will no longer stop at Mirimbah resort entry to make their payments, leaving the main road clear for vehicles that already have a permit. So visitors with a season permit or who have pre-purchased online can drive straight through and get up top even faster.

We believe these changes will help make for an exciting season, and ask for your assistance in encouraging visitors and guests to book online at www.mtbuller.com.au to realise these significant savings.

The resort entry, overnight and valet fares are outlined below. Click here to download a PDF of this document.

 

With kind regards,

Mark Bennetts
CEO

Multiclass event information for all schools

The Multiclass event hosted at the Victorian Interschools since 2013 is an opportunity for students from any Victorian School with a physical or intellectual impairment to participate in a fun and welcoming environment. Please click here for more information on the Multiclass program around the Victorian Interschools.

In 2018 for the first time NSW and Victorian Interschools Multiclass participants will qualify to attend the National Interschools at Perisher on Saturday the 8th of September.

2018 Interschools Rule changes

The 2018 Victorian Interschools Event rules have been published. All new rules or adjustments are highlighted in blue in the rule document. Below is a summary of changes for 2018.

Division 6 Alpine Race Suits

Race suits are permitted in Divisions 1-5 Alpine events. Race suits are however not permitted in Division 6 Alpine events.

Ski and Snowboard Cross clothing start protocol

The staff member (normally the assistant chief of course) responsible for the start area line up will assess if competitors clothing meets the Jacket and Pants clothing rules. If they do not they will be told to change to compliant clothing before being permitted to start the race. Failure to change into compliant clothing will result in a disqualification prior to the start.

Slopestyle top 15 qualification to Nationals

From the State Slopestyle Championships, up to the top fifteen individual competitors from Division’s 1-3, having received a minimum acceptable score, will be eligible to compete in the Australian Interschools Championships. There will be no team invites. For State Slopestyle competitors a minimum acceptable score (for National Championship progression) will be determined by the Interschools Committee following the completion of each event, and before invitations are extended to the National level of competition. Historically this has been a score which is a minimum 45% of the total attainable score (45 / 100), and is often as high as 55% of the total attainable score (55 / 100). The minimum progression score determined by the Interschools Committee reflects the Championship Division level (competitor age), the course conditions, and the skill-level and quality of the athlete field. No National Championship points will be awarded to Slopestyle event results and only individual medals will be awarded at the National Event.

Concussion Management Guidelines

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.

Click here for more information and the Concussion Management Guidelines

2018 Important Dates

The 2018 Important Dates document is now published on the Important Documents page of the website. Please refer to it for School Coordinator meeting date as well as important event entry closure dates.

Victorian Interschools athletes selected to the 2018 Winter Olympic Team

Congratulations to the entire 51 strong Australian Winter Olympic team that will compete at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. In particular we congratulate and wish every success to the 13 former Victorian Interchools participants lead by our three current and past World Champions found on the Victorian Interschools Trophies below: Britt Cox (Mogul Skiing), Scotty James (Snowboard Halfpipe) and Alex Chumpy Pullin (Snowboard Cross)

  • Scotty James: (Snowboard Halfpipe) Southwood BGS
  • Britt Cox: (Mogul Skiing) Scots School Albury
  • Alex Chumpy Pullin: (Snowboard Cross) Mansfield Secondary College
  • Jakara Anthony: (Mogul Skiing) Christian College Geelong
  • Phil Bellingham: (Cross Country Skiing) Mt Beauty Secondary College
  • Cam Bolton: (Snowboard Cross) Melbourne Grammar
  • Belle Brockhoff: (Snowboard Cross) Peninsula Grammar
  • Tess Coady: (Slopestyle Snowboard) St Michaels Grammar School
  • Claudia Gueli: (Mogul Skiing) MLC
  • Anton Grimus: (Ski Cross) Melbourne Grammar
  • Harry Laidlaw: (Alpine Skiing) Mansfield Mt Buller
  • Greta Small: (Alpine Skiing) Albury Primary School
  • Brodie Summers: (Mogul Skiing) St Michaels Grammar

XTM partnership

FROM VICTORIAN INTERSCHOOLS COMPETITORS TO OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPIONS!

XTM is a home grown Australian company founded by an original Victorian interschools participant.

We are sold in 22 countries around the world and are the official supplier to the Australian Winter Olympic team in gloves, headwear, socks, apres boots, bags and headwear.

XTM are proud to be associated with the fantastic organisation and event that is the Victorian Interschools. 

If we can help you in any way with your outfitting please contact us on info@xtm.com.au 

or visit our website xtm.com.au for your closest stockist or on line store. 

Please also support XTMs heat the homeless campaign by donating your old ski jackets to those that really need them http://www.xtm.com.au/heat-the-homeless/

 

2XU

The Subaru Victorian Interschools is delighted to announce the partnership with 2XU. Please follow the links on this page to see how 2XU compression garments will help you achieve your potential and to see the 2XU customised thermal compression tights with school logo offer.

YETI new school discount offer

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.