The Australian Secondary Schools Ski Team Championships (ASSSTC) is a competition that gives participants the opportunity to perform in a team environment where skills in the various disciplines of alpine, cross country and snowboard are required. The ASSSTC is unique as far as ski competitions go, as there are no individual winners, instead each participant contributes points to the team result. It is a carnival that promotes team spirit and mate-ship and is a lot of fun even for the teachers that attend.
The maximum size of any team is 16, made up of alpine skiers, cross country skiers and snowboarders. The majority of team members need to compete in at least two disciplines, with only a handful being able to specialise in any one discipline. Students needing to compete in their non-preferred discipline mean that the pressure is off competitors to only enter if they are highly talented.
Find out more about the ASSSTC from the information pack below: