The Interschools Snowsport Championships provides an opportunity for Australian school students of all ages to experience competitive snowsports and to participate at either a recreational or competitive level. The Multiclass events provide an opportunity for students with a physical or intellectual impairment to participate in a fun and welcoming environment. Students can compete in an Alpine GS or Snowboard GS event.


2024 Interschools Multiclass Dates at Perisher

  • Friday July 26  
  • Wednesday August 21
  • Friday September 6 (National Event). To be eligible to compete in the National event, participants must have entered either the July 26 or August 21 events.

How to Enter

Entries into the multiclass event on July 26 is now open

Disciplines: Alpine and Snowboard GS

Course location and time: The course location and times will be published closer to the event date. 

Entry fee: $55

Entries: Open now and close July 22. Individual entries are submitted via the Snow Australia events portal. Participants must be Snow Australia Snowracer members before they can enter as you must login to your membership to enter.

Register or renew your Snowracer Membership

Direct link to enter the July 26 Multiclass event

Criteria: Please see criteria eligibility below


2024 Para Futures

  • Saturday July 20 / Sunday July 21

Snow Australia Para Futures is a Talent Identification (TID) initiative by Snow Australia with support from Paralympics Australia (PA) and Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA). The program seeks to provide opportunities for athletes with physical or visual impairments to discover and further explore the sports of Para Alpine and Para Snowboard.

Click here to find out more: 2024 Snow Australia Para FUTURES _EOI - Snow Australia

2024 SOA Winter Sports Camps

Special Olympics Australia have been running Winter Sport Camps in NSW and VIC (Perisher and Mt Buller) and we’re very excited to be opening the program up to more athletes and volunteers!

Athletes and Volunteers of all winter experience/ability can be catered for. 

Click here to find out more: Wintersport Hub | Special Olympics Australia



To be eligible, participants must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be registered with Sport Inclusion Australia and hold a valid eligibility number.
  • Hold a current eligible or provisional School Sport or Para-alpine or Para-snowboard classification pertaining to a physical or visual impairment.
  • Have a formal diagnosis of Autism and be able to provide supporting documentation.
  • Be a current year member of Special Olympics Australia.
  • Be a current year member of Disabled Wintersport Australia.



To enter the Multiclass Event, participants must also have enough experience and ability to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Ski or ride unassisted, confidently, and safely on blue runs (e.g., Front Valley at Perisher)
  • Stop confidently on a blue run at speed; and
  • Ride a chairlift or T-bar independently


Divisioning: Multiclass includes athletes with physical impairments, intellectual impairment, and autism. A Multiclass athlete’s disability is recognised via classifications defined by School Sport Australia, Paralympics Australia, and Sport Inclusion Australia.

Multiclass event divisions replicate existing mainstream events, in that they are based on school year and gender, with both individual and school team races across all divisions. Additionally, Multiclass divisioning is further broken down into two subdivisions:

  • Physical Impairment which includes athletes with motor, visual or hearing impairment
  • Intellectual Impairment and Autism which includes athletes with a Full-Scale IQ score of 75 and lower, and limitations in adaptive behaviour; or those with a formal diagnosis of Autism, ASD, or Asperger’s syndrome.