NSW, ACT, QLD Interschools Thredbo championships cancelled

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Snow Australia released further news today about the future of Interschools in the 2020 season.

After announcing earlier this year that the New South Wales July events would not go ahead. Today the organisers behind the annual Snow Australia Interschools Competition announced the August championships at Thredbo are also cancelled.

This comes after Thredbo’s announcement yesterday of drastically reduced operational plans for the Covid-19 ski season from June 22.

“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” reads the Snow Australia statement.

“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.”

Snow Australia is awaiting Perisher’s Safe Operating Plan before making any further decisions on their Interschool Snowsports events in 2020. 

Victoria events are, at this stage, proceeding as planned via the Snow Australia calendar.

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