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 weeks to prepare and plan our events in this evolving environment. However, regular, clear and factual communication remains essential.
To assist school communities in particular, we will provide weekly updates through our Interschools e-News communiques. These will be targeted given that the timelines for the Northern (NSW, ACT & QLD) and Victorian series of events differ.
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. Further details will be provided in coming days.
Regarding accommodation bookings, we are confident that all Resorts and accommodation providers will be announcing generous and flexible refund policies.
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
Snow Australia Interschools Team.
NSW/ACT/QLD Interschools regular updates
Updates to be provided weekly with formal announcement on or before the following dates:
- Tuesday 21st April: Formal announcement of either the guaranteed hosting OR the cancellation of the July School Holiday Interschools Events, the Northern NSW & QLD Interschools Event at Thredbo, and the Sydney Interschools Event at Perisher. This date is 66 days prior to the Friday 26th June, the commencement date of the Independent School Holiday break.
- Tuesday 12th May: : Formal announcement of either the guaranteed hosting OR the cancellation of the Southern NSW & ACT Interschools Event at Perisher. This date is 67 days prior to the Sunday of the Event week, Sunday 19th July.
- Tuesday 28th July: Formal announcement of either the guaranteed hosting OR the cancellation of the August NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Event at Thredbo.
- Tuesday 18th August: Formal announcement of either the guaranteed hosting OR the cancellation of the September AUSTRALIAN Interschools Event at Perisher.
Snow Australia is constantly monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is receiving regular updates from the AIS and the Sport’s Chief Medical Office (CMO) Dr Peter Braun who is taking advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Government.
Whilst the snow season is some months away, Snow Australia has scheduled a number of COVID-19 response meetings in Canberra / Melbourne / Sydney / and the Snowy Mountains over the coming weeks to discuss Interschools snow sport competitions at the regional, state and Nationals level. Our mitigation planning involves discussions with the various Interschools Committees, School representatives, host Resorts, Sponsors and Event Organisers. That planning will review participant well-being, scheduling options, communication strategies, operational implications and actions to maintain client/consumer confidence throughout the coming year.
We intend to provide updates to the community throughout the review process and as the situation evolves. It is a priority to provide as much clarity as possible so that athletes, parents and schools can plan confidently during these unprecedented times.
16 March 2020
CLICK HERE for the 2020 Interschools Draft Schedule. The schedule outlines the days the disciplines and divisions will be held. Please note that schedule is provisional and may change due to entry numbers, course and/or resort conditions.
In 2020, ACT schools will recieve an invitation (via qualification from the Southern NSW & ACT Championships) for both the NSW/ACT/QLD State Championships and the Australian Championships.
Please also note that the ACT Schools Cup has been moved to an earlier date in the season, Sunday August 16.
Little Gliders is a brand new participation program that introduces children to Cross-country and Alpine disciplines through game based learning with modified ski equipment.
Please register your interest for Little Gliders at your school or community group by contacting us
CLICK HERE to view the New Interschools Promotional Video.