NSW, ACT and QLD States Snowsports Interschools Cancelled

May 29th, 2020
The interschools are the biggest on snow events in Australia, but the 2020 state rounds in Thredbo have been cancelled. Photo: Snow Australia

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Snow Australia today announced the cancellation of the NSW, ACT and Queensland interschools, slated for Thredbo in August. The news comes as no surprise but at this stage no announcement has been made on the Victorian interschools or the national championships scheduled for Perisher in September.

Snow Australia Statement:

Snow Australia Interschools acknowledge the Statement released by Thredbo on May 28 outlining the Resort’s operational priorities with a view to commencing the season during this unprecedented period of challenge.

Thredbo aims to open on June 22 under a revised operating model that includes a cap of maximum day passes.  Thredbo has also listed a number of activities and services that will not be available when the Resort initially opens.  These include group lessons, seasonal programs, race training, and events that bring together large groups of people.

Given the uncertainty this places over Snow Australia Interschool events and following discussions with Thredbo, it has been decided that the August 2020 SUBARU NSW ACT QLD States Interschools Snowsports Championships will not proceed at Thredbo. This includes the August 2020 NSW ACT QLD State Cross Country Interschools Championships that was scheduled for the Perisher Trails. Please note that the State event will not be held in Perisher in August.

We await the announcement of Perisher’s Safe Operating Plan, most likely next week, before making further decisions on our Interschool Snowsports events in 2020.