Subaru SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Lists are available at http://actinterschools.com.au/start-lists
Participants will be listed here once their entry has been completed. Please make sure that you are entered into your correct events and division before entries close.
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:
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There are still a few more entry spots available in the Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials on Monday August 19 in the Alpine and Snowboard Cross only. Entries in the Ski Cross are full. Late entries are available up until 5pm Thursday August 15, unless sold out prior. Be quick, only a few entries left!
CLICK HERE to Enter.
This fundraising event is open to school-aged participants and is an individual event. It is a great training opportunity for skiers and snowboarders in preparation for the SSA Northern States Interschools Championship while supporting emerging winter athletes through the foundation.
For Race Times and bib collection, see the Race Schedule.
Following the Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials for students (K-12) on Monday August 19 at Perisher, there will be an adults Alpine race to raise funds for the Foundation starting at 12pm. The Masters and Apprentices Time Trial will be a dual course, so you can line up next to a friend or rival to race against. There are lots of prizes on offer.
The event is aimed at Parents, Teachers, School Coordinators, Older Siblings, Former Interschools competitors, and so forth.
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.
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
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).
When entries open and close
Entries for the SSA Northern States Championships open Monday July 29 and close Monday August 12.
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 2018 Slopestyle Competition guide.
CLICK HERE for the Race Schedule for the 2015 Westpac NSW & ACT Cross Country Interschools Championships at the Perisher Cross Country Trails.
Volunteer Course Officials Roster
CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Roster for the Cross Country. Volunteers much check in with NSW Interschools at:
- Cross Country Freestyle - 8.30am
- Cross Country Relay - 10.15am
- Cross Country Classic - 1.45pm
Race Bib Collection
Race Bib Collection is on from 8.00am at the Nordic Shelter at the Perisher Cross Country Trails.
Cross Country Classic Trial Event
A Cross Country Classic Trial event will be held after the Freestyle and Relay. Participants do not need to enter the event. They just need to use their cross country freestyle race bib on the day if they wish to enter. There is no awards presentation for the event. Individual results will be posted on the Interschools website after the event. Results from the Cross Country Classic will not be used for the overall point score.
The event will be the ideal chance to practice for the National XC Classic event at Mt Buller and to rank your skiers for the race. The Classic race will be held under conditions that will be similar to those you will find at the National event.
No changes are allowed on the day of the competition. As per the Interschools Rules of Racing:
2.10 Substitutions may be considered on account only on illness or injury, medical certificates may be requested. Any changes must be submitted by a School Coordinator by 4.00pm the day before the event. Changes to teams will be restricted to direct team member substitutions only.
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.
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 email@example.com or 0422 240 483
For more information on DWA and the event camp, please contact Jo Terlich at firstname.lastname@example.org