Talk to your PE teacher and see if you can be part of your school’s XC team! Many government schools located near the mountains have ski teams and many private schools from further away also have a strong xc ski teams. A great way to learn a new sport and to mix with students at different levels and schools within the community. If your school doesn’t have a ski program or ski team yet, take a tour through Discover XC and find out how to get started.
The most popular school XC events in Australia are the Interschools events. There are three main events; Victorian Interschools, ACT/NSW Interschools and Australian Interschools. To compete in the Australian events, individuals or schools need to qualify from the state events. The Australian Interschools alternate from year to year between Victorian and NSW.
Interschools events are predominantly team events; though individuals can compete if a school doesn’t have the numbers to make up a team. Competitors from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with an emphasis on fun and participation. For more information visit each of the Victorian, ACT, NSW and Australian Interschool websites. This direct link to the NSW & ACT Interschools Snowsports Handbook may also be helpful.