Subaru SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships

Race Schedule

CLICK HERE for the 2019 SSA Northern States Championships Race Schedule.

The detailed Cross Country race schedule will be available by the end of the week.

Cross Country Program

CLICK HERE for the Program for the Red Energy NSW, ACT, QLD Interschools Cross Country Championships, outlining the approx start times of each division 

Race Bib Collection and Course Official Check in is from 8.00am at the Nordic Shelter.

Volunteer Course Officials Roster

CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Course Officials Roster for the SSA Northern States Championships.

We are still looking for volunteers on some of the primary division events. If you can fill a volunteer position that has an *, please email Wendy at wolsen@skiandsnowboard.org.au

Volunteer Check In is in the Interschools Race Office in the Perisher Skitube Terminal ONLY except for the Cross Country, which will be at the Nordic Shelter. If you are on the roster for an event in Blue Cow or Guthega, you must check in, in Perisher first.

Volunteer Information - Perisher

Course Officials Guidelines

It is very important that Volunteers understand the various Course Officials positions undertaken at Interschools events before they volunteer. We recommend that all Volunteers read the Course Official Guidelines and/or attend a Course Official Briefing.

 

Volunteer Check In

All Volunteers must check in before making their way to the top of the course for the course inspection time. Volunteer Check In is in the Interschools Race Office in the Perisher Skitube Terminal ONLY except for the Cross Country, which will be at the Nordic Shelter. If you are on the roster for an event in Blue Cow or Guthega, you must check in, in Perisher first. Please check in in enough time to be on your course just before course inspection time.

 

What happens on the day if I cannot Volunteer?

In the event that you cannot fulfil your volunteer course official’s position your school must provide a replacement for you to fulfil your role. Failure to do so may result in a fine and sanctions on the school.

 

Volunteer Course Officials Lift Tickets

Volunteers are entitled to a free of charge lift ticket on the day they are volunteering.  This lift ticket can only be used by the Course Official if they do not already have a lift pass or season pass. Course Official lift tickets can be collected at the Race Office at the Perisher Skitube terminal. If you are travelling from Bullocks Flat, you can collect a train ticket from a Perisher Staff Member, and then your full day lift ticket in the Perisher Skitube terminal.

 

How long do I Volunteer for?

Volunteers are required to be on course 10 minutes before the course inspection time until all competitors on the course have finished their race. It is difficult to estimate how long a course takes to complete as it is determined by the number of competitors on the course, snow conditions, etc but it can take anywhere between 1.5 to 3 hours.

 

Volunteer Tips

Please be prepared for all weather conditions when you are volunteering on our courses and make sure you have clothing options for all conditions!

Gate keepers can be the most exposed to the elements and will be standing or sitting down for the duration of the course. You will be required to write notes in this position so please bring either inner gloves or similar that you can write with.

 

For any enquires in regards to volunteering, please contact Wendy on 0422 240 483 or wendy@nswinterschools.com.au

National Invites

CLICK HERE for the National Invites for the Australian Championships so far, we will endeavour to update the Invites every second day of the SSA Northern States Championships. 

SMS Event Updates

Event information updates will be sent to coordinators, via SMS, when required. If you are not a school coordinator but wish to receive these updates during the Interschools Snowsports Championships, you can subscribe to the alerts via SMS:

Text nswis to 0447100275 to subscribe and

Text stop nswis to 0447100275 to unsubscribe

Start Lists

The Start Lists for the SSA Northern States Interschools Championships are available HERE 

Perisher Interschools Competitor & Team Manager Lift Tickets

Interschools Competitors 15 to 18 years and Team Managers are entitled to discounted lift tickets at Perisher on the day they are competing/are a team manager. 

Lift tickets can be purchased online. Load your tickets onto a Perisher Card or pick up their Perisher Card from any Perisher Ticket office. 

Click Here to purchase the competitor and team manager tickets online.

Competitor tickets for students 5 to 14 years are available here.

Part Day / Twilight tickets are available from 2pm and valid into the night.  Child $56  / Adult $97

 

How to purchase Competitor and Team Manager Tickets at the Event

Competitors and Team Managers who do not order tickets online can purchase tickets from the Bullocks Flat Ticket Office from 7.00am and Perisher Valley Ticket Office from 7.30am on the day of the event only.  For Team Managers to receive a discounted lift ticket, their name must be assigned to the team/individual they are looking after when entries are completed in the online entry system. 

 

Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) Northern States Interschools Champs - Event Info

In 2019, the NSW State Championships has been replaced by the SSA Northern States Championships and will now include ACT & QLD Competitors. Participation from ACT and QLD schools will be optional in 2019 and 2020.

From the Northern NSW & QLD Interschools Champs and ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Champs, ACT and QLD schools will receive a National Invite as well as a SSA Northern States Invite.

ACT and QLD schools can choose to enter both events or either of the events. If participating in the SSA Northern States event, your results will not effect your National invite. 

The SSA Northern States Championships also hold the Slopestyle, Cross Country and Multiclass Interschools Championships, which do not have a pre-qualifying Interschools Championships.

 

Event Details

The Championships are a 6 day event at Perisher from Tuesday August 20 - Sunday August 25. CLICK HERE for the event schedule.

The Championships also include the Slopestyle, Cross Country and Multiclass Interschools Championships

 

When entries open and close

Entries for the SSA Northern States Championships open Monday July 29 and close Monday August 12.

Qualification Rules - How to qualify for the SSA Northern States and National Championships

NSW Qualification Rules

From the SSA Northern States Championships subject to competitive times/scores, the top six NSW placed teams and the top twenty individual NSW competitors from divisions and disciplines (other than in Slopestyle), will be eligible to race in the Australian Interschools Championships. (Subject always to the discretion of the Interschools Committee).

ACT Qualification Rules

From the ACT-Southern NSW Championships, subject to competitive times/scores, ACT teams that place within the overall top 6 team placing’s, along with ACT individual competitors that place in the overall top 15 individuals, from all divisions and disciplines, will be eligible to race in both the SSA Northern States Championships and the Australian Interschools Championships (subject always to the discretion of the Interschools Committee).

QLD & International Qualification Rules

From the Northern NSW & QLD Championships, subject to competitive times/scores, QLD and International teams that place within the overall top 6 team placing’s, along with QLD and International individual competitors that place in the overall top 15 individuals, from all divisions and disciplines, will be eligible to race in both the SSA Northern States Championships and the Australian Interschools Championships (subject always to the discretion of the Interschools Committee).

Cross Country Qualification Rules

From the SSA Northern States Cross Country Championships, subject to competitive times/scores, NSW ACT, QLD teams that place within the overall top 6 team placing’s, along with NSW, ACT, QLD and International individual competitors that place in the overall top fifteen individuals, from Divisions 1-5 in all disciplines will be eligible to race in the Australian Interschools Championships. (subject always to the discretion of the Interschools Committee).

Slopestyle Qualification Rules

From the SSA Northern States Slopestyle Championships, up to the top twenty individual competitors from Division’s 1-3, having received a minimum acceptable score, will be eligible to compete in the Australian Interschools Championships. For State Slopestyle competitors a minimum acceptable score (for National Championship progression) will be determined by the Interschools Committee following 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.  

Slopestyle - Event Details

The SSA Northern States Interschools Slopestyle Championships are on Tuesday August 20 at Perisher.

Who can Enter

There is no pre-qualifying event for the Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle event. The Slopestyle Championships are open to NSW, QLD and ACT school students in Divisions 1-3 only. Students must have the appropriate level of skill and experience to compete in Slopestyle and must answer yes to the following questions:

• Can you execute a controlled straight air on a ‘green’ or ‘S’ (Small) category jump?
• Can you execute a controlled 50/50 (snowboard) or straight grind (skier) on a 5metre box?
• Do you have the ability to ride/ ski switch in a controlled way down a blue run?

Schools can enter teams or individuals into the Slopestyle Championships.

How and when to enter

School Coordinators enter competitors into Slopestyle events via the online entry system under the event "SSA Northern States Championships". Entries will open July 29 and close August 12.

National Qualification Rule 

From the SSA Northern States Slopestyle Championships, up to the top twenty individual competitors from Division’s 1-3, having received a minimum acceptable score, will be eligible to compete in the Australian Interschools Championships. For State Slopestyle competitors a minimum acceptable score (for National Championship progression) will be determined by the Interschools Committee following 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.  

There are no team invites for the National Championships.

Slopestyle Competition Guide

Download the 2019 Slopestyle Competition guide. 

Event Info - Cross Country Championships

The Red Energy Cross Country Interschools Championships are on Thursday August 22 at the Perisher Cross Country Centre.

How and when to enter

School Coordinators enter competitors into Slopestyle events via the online entry system under the event "SSA Northern States Championships". Entries will open July 29 and close August 12.

Cross Country Disciplines

The cross country disciplines students can enter are;

  • Cross Country Freestyle - Raced with skate or classic cross country skis or style with a mass start. Teams need to field three skiers to achieve a team result. Individuals can also enter.
  • Cross Country Relay – Three skier relay team only event.

National Qualification Rule 

From the SSA Northern States Cross Country Championships, subject to competitive times/scores, NSW, ACT, QLD and International teams that place within the overall top 6 team placing’s, along with NSW, ACT, QLD and International individual competitors that place in the overall top fifteen individuals, from Divisions 1-5 in all disciplines will be eligible to race in the Australian Interschools Championships (subject always to the discretion of the Interschools Committee).

2019 Multiclass Event

The 2019 NSW / ACT / QLD Interschools Multiclass Championships will be held on Saturday August 24 at Perisher as part of the SSA Northern States Interschools Championships. The event is being run in conjunction with Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA). The event is an Alpine and Snowboard GS event for students with a disability in NSW, ACT and QLD.

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a two day DWA training camp at Perisher leading up to the event on August 22 & 23. The camp and support on the event day is a $98 fee payable to DWA (DWA membership also needed) and involves 2 x 2 hour coaching sessions each day with DWA’s volunteer adaptive snowsport guides. It is a basic introduction to racing to help students understand the racing process and to become more comfortable in a race course.

Students compete for their school in their Interschools division (year at school).

  • Division 1 Male & Female - Years 11 & 12
  • Division 2 Male & Female - Years 9 & 10
  • Division 3 Male & Female - Years 7 & 8
  • Division 4 Male & Female - Years 5 & 6
  • Division 5 Male & Female - Years 4 & below

 

Paralympic classification is not required to participate in the training program or Interschools Multiclass event.

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 place getters in each division.

Online Entries are through the Interschools Online Entry System and close August 12. For help with your entries, please contact Wendy on wendy@nswinterschools.com.au or 0422 240 483.

 

Australian Multiclass Event

In 2019, NSW, ACT, QLD and Victorian Interschools Multiclass participants will qualify to attend the National Interschools at Mt Buller on Friday the 6th of September. To qualify for the Australian event, all participants must have competed in their State event (either in NSW or Vic).

 

For more information on the event, please contact Wendy at wendy@nswinterschools.com.au or 0422 240 483

For more information on DWA and the event camp, please contact Jo Terlich at jterlich@disabledwintersport.com.au

NSW Interschools Policies and Information Documents