YPS Interschools SnowSports Team

YPS Interschools SnowSports Team

The Yarra Primary School snow team competed, last winter, at the Victorian Interschools at Mt Buller. Flynn E. (year 6) competed in 3 skiing events and Hunter S. (year 4) competed in 2 snowboarding events in very cold (-6 degrees) and foggy conditions.  Flynn competed in his 3rd Interschools (for Yarra Primary), qualifying 11th fastest out of 180 in Victoria in skier cross, proceeding to a hotly contested final with the top 20 skiers all separated by only 1.5 seconds (with the top 10 progressing to nationals).

Hunter entered the Victorian Interschools snowboarding events for the first time in 2013. Having swapped his skis for a snowboard for 2 days in 2011, and never ridden a Boarder Cross course (consisting of narrow turns, bumps and drops), finished an admirable 24th. He also finished 22nd in the Giant Slalom.

The boys had a great time giving it a go and representing their school. "Team Yarra" even managed to go for a couple of runs together which was great. The interschools is a fun and safe event for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Hopefully we can get a larger team together for 2014!

Events include:

  • Alpine Giant Slalom
  • Snowboard Giant Slalom
  • Boardercross
  • Skiercross
  • Moguls
  • Cross Country Classical
  • Cross Country Freestyle
    Relay

Interschools is structured around age categories, based on school years:

  • Division 4: Grade 5 and 6
  • Division 5: Grade 4 and under

The 2014 Victorian Interschools SnowSports Championships will all be held at Mt Buller, a 3 hour drive from Melbourne.

We encourage anyone to give it a go! Interested students, or for further information, contact Nick Economos.

Victorian Interschools

Ski Team

Ski Team

Ski Team