The NSW State Interschools Championships scheduled for Thredbo in August have today been cancelled. Previously the July school holiday competitions at both Thredbo and Perisher had already been cancelled.
Statement from Snow Australia.
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 Championship that was scheduled for the Perisher Trails.
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.
Other Scheduled Interschools Events
The ACT Southern Zone are still schedule for Perisher in late July, and the Australian Championships still scheduled for September. Both these events will be discussed further with Perisher in the coming weeks.
Interschools authorities are also in discussion with the NSW Department of School Education, as well as other school systems, on their phased approach to the re-introduction of sporting activities in alignment with relevant State Government guidelines.
Should the ACT Southern Zone and National Championships not be sanctioned by the NSW Department of Education, these events could proceed just as a participation event. But this is all to be confirmed by associated parties as the snow season progresses.
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Current NSW Department of Education Sport and Physical Activity Guidelines