Scots Race 2024

The Scots College looks forward to hosting the 2024 Scots Race on Sunday 14 July at Perisher.

The Scots Race is open to school students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who can ski or snowboard the respective event race courses safely and in control.

Participants can enter in either Alpine Giant Slalom (GS) discipline or Snowboard Cross discipline. Please note competitors cannot enter both disciplines.

Scots Race 2024 entries are now open.

Places are limited. Entries will close once event numbers are reached.

 

Race Entry – Entry Procedure 

In order to enter and compete in the Scots Race 2024, please follow these steps carefully:

Step 1: Complete and submit Scots Race Waiver forms online.

Step 2: Once the Waiver forms are successfully submitted, please finalise, pay for and submit your registration via the Trybooking form.

Step 3: Once the Trybooking form is successfully submitted, please complete and submit the Perisher Waiver form via the link provided.

Important: Scots race entry is not complete until the Scots Race Waiver forms, Trybooking form and Perisher Participant Waiver form have been successfully submitted.

 

Non-Scots EntrantsRegister here.

Current Scots Students Register here.

 

Important Reminders

  • All racers are to wear helmets (approved for snowsports) when racing in the Scots Race.
  • All snowboarders are to wear wrist guards (approved for snowsports) when racing in the Scots Race.
  • Parents and carers are required to complete their child/ren’s Emergency ID panel on the Scots Race bib.
  • The Scots Race operates under the same rules as used by Interschools Snowsports. Please note that some general exemptions may apply.
  • Division 6, 5, 4 are not permitted to wear race suits in the Alpine Ski event.
  • Race suits are not permitted to be worn in any division of the Snowboard Cross event.

Race Bib Collection

Race Bib Collection will be at the Perisher Race Office, located in the Perisher Skitube Terminal. Look for the Blue and Yellow banners. Please collect bib(s) at following times:

Saturday 13 July: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday 14 July: 8:00am to 10:00am

Race Schedule – Sunday 14 July

Snowboard Cross All Divisions 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1

2:20pm – Marshall at the top of course.
2:30pm – Course inspection.
2:55pm – Course forerunner.
3:00pm – Race start.
3:30pm – Race finish.

Alpine GS Junior Divisions 6, 5 and 4

2:20pm – Marshall at top of course.
2:30pm – Course inspection.
2:55pm – Course forerunners.
3:00pm – Race start.
4:15pm – Race finish.

Alpine GS Senior Divisions 3, 2 and 1

4:50pm – Marshall at top of course.
5:00pm – Course inspection.
5:25pm – Course forerunners.
5:30pm – Race start.
6:15pm – Race finish.

Please note, subject to change.

Results and Medal Presentation 2024

Medal Presentation details – Results should be available here by 12:00pm on Monday 15 July.

Competitors receiving a medal, please visit the Perisher Race Office on Monday 15 July or Tuesday 16 July from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for collection.

All Division 6 competitors will be awarded individual medals as they complete their second run. Results for all divisions will be posted here and should be available by Monday 15 July from 9:00am.

Results*

2023 (cancelled), 2022, 2021 (cancelled), 2020 (cancelled), Snowboard: 2019, Alpine: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

*For past competitors, who wish to remove their name from past competition results, please contact The Scots College Director of Snowsports (7-12), Mr Hugh Adams at [email protected].

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the Scots Race, please contact Director of Snowsports (7-12), Mr Hugh Adams at [email protected].

Our History

The Scots Race has been running since 1995 and is one of the largest races of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. The Scots Race is an important race fixture on the snowsports calendar and is traditionally one of the first races of the season. With the aim of serving the entire snowsports community, The Scots Race welcomes participants from all over New South Wales and Australia.

The Scots Race is often the first race experience for many competitors, some of whom have gone on to reach the highest level. The Scots Race was the first to introduce a Division 6 category for children in Year 2 and younger, which provides a wonderful opportunity to experience competition in a fun environment.

Snowsports at Scots

Snowsports at Scots began in 1980 with on-snow activities which evolved to the College being represented for the first time in the NSW Interschools Snowsports Competition in 1988.

From those early days more and more boys every year have represented Scots in snowsports competitions. Today, The Scots College has one of the largest and most successful school Snowsports teams in Australia. Our Senior and Preparatory School teams are currently the Interschools Snowsports National Championship title holders for Senior and Primary boys school teams.

The College offers a variety of Snowsports programs. Over the years there has been increased focus on development pathways including on and off snow programs. Focal to The Scots College Snowsports pathway is The Scots College Snowsports Academy, an on-snow campus which provides opportunities for a full academic and Snowsports training program for groups of Scots Senior School students.

The Scots College Snowsports Association supports the College’s snowsports activities through a variety of social events, fundraisers and community events such as the annual Scots Race and the Secondhand Clothing and Equipment Sale.

Accolades and Achievements

Australian Interschools Snowsports Male Overall Champions:

  • Primary – 2007 to 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Senior – 2008 to 2022

Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) School Club of the Year Award in 2004 and 2010.
SSA (now Snow Australia) Snowsports School of the Year Award in 2014 and 2018.

NSW Alpine School of the Year, for most cumulative points gained by all Scots boys in non-interschools races, that is the performance pathway to SSA and/FIS races in 2007, 2015 and 2016.

The Scots College has had four snowsports graduates who have represented Australia at the highest level in a Winter Olympics:

  • Damon Hayler (’94) – Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010
  • James Matheson (’12, Preparatory Snowsports Captain ’06) – PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022
  • Jarryd Hughes (Preparatory Snowsports Captain ’07) – Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022
  • Hugo Hinckfuss (’20) – Beijing 2022

Our Sponsors

It goes without saying that we could not run The Scots Race without the incredible generosity of our many sponsors. We thank all our sponsors and, in particular, acknowledge the support of our major sponsors below.

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Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.