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Winter Sports Club FAQ

Winter Sports Club

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do I register for a program?

We recommend purchasing early to secure your spot, as some programs may sell out. Returning athletes will have the opportunity to access an exclusive sales period prior to programs opening to the general public.

Does the program cost include lift access?

Program costs do not include lift access, we recommend that Perisher Winter Sports Club program participants purchase the Epic Australia Pass.

Are there season-long lockers available for hire?

Yes, there are lockers available for hire in a secure room adjacent the public locker facility at Blue Cow.

Where and at what time do the programs start?

Meeting places and start times are planned by program and may change throughout the season. Updates will be provided each Sunday for the upcoming week.

Is attendance mandatory for every training day?

Daily training attendance is recommended but not mandatory. Please keep in mind that the acquisition of skills is based on a season long progression and missed days may interrupt personal development.

Do we get compensation for missed program days?

Training schedules are planned based on daily participation throughout a season long program and coaches are engaged for every scheduled training day.  There are no refunds, credits or exchange of days permitted.

What happens on a poor weather day?

Perisher Winter Sports Club programs will still go ahead as long as a safe training environment can be provided. It is important to learn how to handle variable weather conditions in preparation for competition participation and coaches will find suitable training locations to provide the best on-snow coaching possible.

Is there a minimum skill level prerequisite to participate in programs?

Each program has a unique minimum skill level prerequisite to participate. Please visit the WSC program website of your choice for further details.

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Equipment 

What is Snow Australia and do I need to become a member?

Snow Australia is the nationally and internationally recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for competitive snowsports in Australia. Snow Australia manages athlete pathways, organises events and training for Alpine, Cross-Country, Freestyle and Para-alpine skiing as well as snowboard and Para-snowboard. Perisher Winter Sports Club programs underpin the Snow Australia Athlete Pathway and is an officially recognised athlete development pathway program.

Perisher Winter Sports Club athletes will compete in several national and international events in Australia that require a Snow Australia membership and/or FIS race license to enter in these events.  Further information can be found on the Snow Australia website.

Are helmets required?

Yes, helmets are required and must be worn while participating in all programs. Competition level athletes must wear a helmet that meets applicable Snow Australia/FIS competitions standards and requirements.

For all other athletes a helmet certified for Snowsports activities is suggested as a minimum requirement. For other protective equipment needs, please refer to your program handbook (issued mid-June). Further questions can also be directed to your program head coach.

Is there a uniform that is required to be worn?

There is no set uniform for Perisher’s Winter Sports Club, a team puffer jacket is available for purchase, contact our administration office for details.

We recommend quality waterproof ski & snowboard gear to be worn and any required protective gear for specialty training.

What type and size skis or board should I have for the program?

Individual programs and disciplines inform what type of equipment is needed and will be subject to the athlete’s age, physical maturity and program type.

Check out recommendations on the Snow Australia website or seek out your head coach for suggestions.

Competitions

Who organises athlete travel for interstate competitions?

Parents and athletes are responsible for organising all transportation and accommodation for events held other than at Perisher. Supervision outside of regular coaching hours is also the responsibility of parents.

Is Perisher Winter Sports Club able to offer lodging to athletes?

We are unable to provide lodging or daily transport to and from the resort to program participants.

How do I contact the Perisher Winter Sports Club?

Our Winter Sports Club team will be growing to it's full capacity closer to the winter season. For any technical advice or detailed program outcomes, we ask that you contact us from the beginning of May. Our phone lines are not manned at this time.

The FAQs section aims to provide you with answers to our frequently asked questions and is the source of our most up-to-date information. If you can't find the information you need above, please submit a contact form which will be available from early March.

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