Easily the largest single day event in
Australia, the Redlands Cup brings together more than 550 competitors from 50 schools across
New South Wales and the ACT to the challenging runs of Thredbo. The Redlands Cup serves as a lead-in event to the Sydney Division Interschools and prepares school skiers and snowboarders for the race season. This ultimately helps competitors improve their times for upcoming State and Nationals events, held in Perisher and Falls Creek later in the year.
The Redlands Cup is an open event, giving even the kindergarten children a chance to compete and sharpen their skills early, turning them into the top skiers of tomorrow.
"Because the Redlands Cup is a challenging event, its the best event to prepare student athletes for the challenges of the Interschools" said Redlands MIC of Snowsports, Bruce Campbell.
"Lets face it; Thredbo is not an easy mountain to conquer."
"The Redlands Cup is very professionally managed, run by the prestigious Thredbo Race Club and the expertise of the Thredbo Snowsports Race Department with strong support from parents group, the Redlands Friends of Snowsports" Mr Campbell said.
The Redlands Cup concludes with a prize-giving ceremony with awards including Fastest Boy and Fastest Girl, as well as the individual Team awards for each age Division. Last years awards were presented by Olympian and former Redlander Nick Fisher. Other top Australian competitors like Zali Steggel and Jono Brauer as well as past Redlands Champions have been forerunners for the event.
In 2013 are celebrating the 16th annual Redlands Ski and Snowboard Championships.
Redlands was nominated and selected as the winner of 'The Snowsports Achievement for Australia for 2007. This was presented by Dean Gosper and Michael Kennedy from Ski and Snowboard Australia at the SSA AGM held on April 28 at the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.
I would like to acknowledge the work of all those who helped make this happen, thanked Bruce Campbell when he received the award.