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Year 12 2020 Interschool Snowsports Honour Roll

Snow Australia has published the Year 12 2020 Interschool Snowsports Honour Roll to acknowledge the students who will be finishing their schooling this year and who would have participated in our 2020 Interschool Snowsports events.

360 Year 12 students across Australia missed the opportunity to compete in our events this year due to COVID event cancellations. Many students have competed since Kindergarten and the last 10-12 years.  

Certificates have been sent to the schools to acknowledge and award Year 12 students long term Interschool Snowsports participation.

Snow Australia wishes all Honour Roll students the best for 2021 and beyond.

To view the 2020 Year 12 Interschools Snowsports Honour Roll - click here

Year 12 Honour Roll Merchandise Available

In collaboration with Snow Australia, The Regatta Shop are excited to offer a range of garments to recognise the contribution to Interschools of students in Year 12 2020.  To celebrate their impact on the Interschools Snowsports community through their years of participation, each garment available for purchase features the full list of all 2020 Year 12 students from across Australia.

General Information

  • The Regatta Shop will cover all shipping costs for Snow Australia Year 12 Interschools Honour Roll Merchandise.
  • Orders will be shipped within 3 business days of ordering.  Due to the impact on delivery services through CV19, shipping times may be longer than normal.

 Garment Sizing

  • There is sizing information on each garment’s page. Please measure and check your sizing before purchase, especially for garments with individual names as we are unable to exchange these for another size.
  • For upper body garments sizing refers to the half chest measurement rather than a bust measurement. The half chest measurement is measured across the chest of the garment and is taken an inch below the armpits.  For correct sizing it’s best to get a similar style garment that fits, lay it on the table and measure the half chest for comparison to each individual garment’s size chart.
  • Please note as above that there will be no exchange for incorrectly sized garments with Individual name printing.
  • If you need sizing assistance, please contact The Regatta Shop for help - https://www.theregattashop.com.au/pages/contact-us.

Click Here to view the Merchandise Range

2021 Victorian and Australian Interschools

The Mt Buller stakeholders, community and our event management team are very much looking forward to hosting the Victorian and Australian Interschool Snowsports Championships in 2021. Following the success of the events held in 2019 we have been working on further improvements to the execution and event experience at Mt Buller. We wish all of our Interschool community a safe and fun end to what has been an incredibly challenging 2020, and look forward to seeing you all again in 2021.

If you have any questions, feedback or require support regarding your schools participation in the 2021 Victorian Interschools please do not hesitate to contact us on info@vicinterschools.com.au 

2021 SEASON MEMBERSHIP SALE – CLOSING SATURDAY

Get in NOW - before 31 October - when the Early Bird Sale ENDS. After Saturday the 31 October, the 2021 Season Membership sales will be paused until further notice so don’t miss out

As a 2021 Season Membership holder enjoy skiing and boarding for the 2021 snow season plus oodles of other benefits and privileges including:

  • Lift passes and accommodation deals at international sister resorts
  • Discounts at Buller Ski Lifts operated venues 
  • 50% discounts on single day lift tickets for the season membership holder at other Mountain Collective resorts (excluding affiliates) during the 2020/21 northern hemisphere seasons and the 2021 southern hemisphere snow season. Please contact your desired resort for redemption process.
Discounts at Mt Buller during 2021:
  • 10% discount1 on Ski & Snowboard School Private and Group Lessons for the holder.
  • 10% discount1 on rental and retail purchases at all Buller Sports Mansfield, Central, Horse Hill, Altitude and Freeride.
  • 10% discount1 when dining at the ABOM Café and Bar, Moosehead Bistro & Bar, Tirol Café and Spurs

Lift Passes and Accommodation offers at international Sister Resorts including*:

Mogul Ski World - Global Family Snow Travel Experts

Mogul Ski World is a team of leading global snow travel experts who work closely with you to create incredible snow holidays for your family. With access to exclusive offers and packages, Mogul Ski World knows the best family resorts, fun family runs, ski school programs and kids’ activities, family friendly dining spots and places to stay.

As extensive snow travellers themselves, Mogul Ski World’s passionate advisors have all the local insights and access to enticing Early Bird deals.

With exclusive Early Bird deals and free cancellations up until August 31, 2020 now is the time to book your next snow holiday with confidence through Mogul Ski World.

View Mogul Ski World's latest family snow holiday specials here: https://mogulski.com.au/destinations/specials

For more details, contact our team today on 1800 335 724 or via email

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;

Introducing SnowActive

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

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How Camp Quality help families dealing with Cancer

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

https://fundraise.campquality.org.au/interschools-snowsports-fundraiser

2019 Mogul Ski World Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships

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 

Camp Quality Family Camp Fundraiser

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.
https://fundraise.campquality.org.au/interschools-snowsports-fundraiser

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. 

Mogul format changes

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.

New Athlete Pathways for Alpine and Snowboard Cross

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.

Download Alpine Pathway Brochure

Download Snowboard Cross Pathway Brochure

Chair, Victorian Interschools Committee

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.

Regards

Dean Gosper

Chair, Victorian Interschools Snowsports

President, Ski & Snowboard Australia

Alpine and Snowboard GS Course slippers

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. 

Download the Snowracer APP

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
  • Results
  • SnowID Lookup
  • Cowbell
  • Access to SSA's social pages
  • Links to snow cams
  • Live weather conditions
  • Links to Australian ski resort websites

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

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.