The NSW Interschools Snowsports Championship season is in full swing at Perisher. Interschools is a series of snowsports competitions divided into different states of Australia, where competitors represent schools within each state and region in different age groups and seven discipline events.

Competitors lunge along hills and paths in the Cross Country events and whoosh downhill at great speed dodging markers for the Giant Snowboard Slalom and Alpine events. You’ll see skiers pulling up their knees in the bump & jumps Mogul events or zipping down as fast as they can on their snowboards or skis to get the best time in the Skiercross or Snowboard Cross.

Image from: NSW Interschools

Interschools competitor. Image source: NSW Interschools

While helmets as a safety measure may have eliminated the ‘wind in their hair’, the sentiment of fun is always present in snowsports competitions. Adverse weather conditions dampen ski gloves rather than dampen spirits and fuel a roaring trade in hot chocolates all over the resort.

When competitors in the Interschools Snowsports Championships are not having the time of their lives representing their school they are worn out, as everyone should be after a great day in the snow. In previous weeks the weather has been windy and bracing but competitors braved these challenging elements, wearing their school colours with pride.

In September Perisher is hosting an invitational cross country camp (September 7th) at Perisher Nordic Centre for those identified as having talent. The camp will focus on ski techniques and other on-ski training. The cost will be $55 and competitors need to make their own way to and from the venue.

Also in September competitors will vie for places at the Australian Championships held from September 10 to 14th at Perisher Resort. Start lists are available from the Interschools Snowsports website. Jump online now and see whether you qualify.

Perisher accommodation for Interschools Skiing 2014

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Ski Rider’s onsite restaurants are convenient and delicious.

Ski Rider is a great choice for Interschools Snowsports accommodation at just 11km from Perisher. We have a range of comfortable, spacious rooms suitable for two to six guests, and the atmosphere is friendly and fun. Check out our Spring special for 7th – 20th September for staying locally, whether you’re a spectator or part of the action. You’ll pay just $408 per person twin share for 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts , 3 dinners and 3 days of ski /snowboard or clothes hire.

Our onsite restaurant ensures you don’t have to worry about bringing supplies for breakfast or venturing outside for dinner after a big day on the mountain. We also have a free shuttle bus that goes straight to Perisher up to nine times a day so you don’t have to worry about driving conditions up to the resort or finding somewhere to park.

We also have August specials on right now if you can’t wait for September. One night is just $165 per person twin share (normally $199 per person) and includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner valid 17th – 21st August. Or pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night free for $796 per person twin share including 5 nights accommodation, 5 dinners and 5 breakfasts valid for arrival before the 30th August.

We look forward to seeing you for the Interschools action at Ski Rider!