Rules of Racing
The Interschools Rules of Racing have been updated for the 2018 season. The changes are highlighted in blue bold print.
Here is a list of Rule Changes for 2018:
- 1.8 - Entry fees increased from $45 per event, per competitor to $47. $30 registration fee remains the same. For individuals that do not compete at the Regional level and join for the first time at the NSW State Champs (XC or Slopestyle events) the school will be invoiced their registration fees.
- 1.4 - All volunteers must be 19 years or older and cannot be enrolled at school (High School, College)
- 1.10 - If payment for entry fees is not received by NSW Interschools prior to bib collection, a purchase order from the school must be provided.
- 1.14 - School students from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with an emphasis on fun and participation in the initial Regional Championships. As the competitions move into the NSW State and Australian event, the level of competition and the degree of difficulty increases. It is advised that all competitors must be able to execute linked turns and ride a chairlift/T-bar confidently, prior to competing in Regional Level events.
- 2.13 – Concussion must be taken seriously to safeguard the long-term welfare of all competitors. All cases of concussion must be reported to the NSW & ACT Interschools Committee immediately. Competitors suspected of concussion must be removed from snow and may not resume competition on the same day. Any competitor suspected of concussion must be thoroughly assessed and monitored by a healthcare professional. Competitors with concussion must progress through a Graded Return to Sports (GRTS) protocol. Competitors must receive medical clearance before returning to sport. For further information, please refer to the Ski & Snowboard Australia concussion Policy and Guidelines. https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/resources/concussion-guidelines/
- 5.12 – No race bibs are to be discarded on course or on the mountain. If race bibs are found, they can be identified, and those competitors will be asked to donate $50 to the Kosciuszko National Parks & Wildlife Service.
- 7.14 – From the State Slopestyle Championships, up to the top fifteen individual competitors from Division’s 1-3, having received a minimum acceptable score, will be eligible to compete in the Australian Interschools Championships. There are no team invites. 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. No National Championship points will be awarded to Slopestyle event results and only individual medals will be awarded at the National Event.
- 8.2 – Volunteers who fail to check in at the event registration desk or fail to report to the top of the course after checking into the registration desk, the school will be penalised $110 per official.
- 8.11 – Interschools requests that Gate judges are not accompanied by smaller children whilst on course.
- All competitors must wear an approved snowsports helmet. Other protective wear is recommended but is not compulsory.
- Alpine Race Suits are permitted in Divisions 1 – 5 only. No Race Suits are permitted in Division 6
- Competitors must wear either a snowsports jacket and pants, or soft-shell jacket and pants, unless competitors are wearing a race suit, when competing in their timed runs. Outerwear such as hoodies, long sleeve shirts, school jerseys and track-suit pants will not be permitted on-course when competing and/or training. This rule is being introduced for course and competitor safety reasons, and is in-line with NSW Department of Education school snowsports clothing guidelines. Failure to wear the correct and approved race clothing will lead to removal from the event and the event result.
Please familiarise yourself with the Rules of Racing before your competition.