SMGS snowsports athletes were back in action today at Perisher Resort for the 2017 Scots Race.

Front Valley was a piste of excitement as competitors were greeted by a layer of much needed fresh snow. The flurries continued throughout the day with winds picking up mid-morning making visibility a challenge for all competitors.

Despite the weather, racers were happy to have another opportunity to test their early season form, cheer on their teammates and enjoy yet another wonderful event put on by The Scots College and the Perisher race crew.

Of her race, year 8 ESA student-athlete, Jess Dickson said, “I felt that I rode my hardest and it was great to see so many people out there doing well”.

First Year ESA student-athlete, Charlotte Mooney was happy with her efforts, saying, “Today was fun, and I was really happy with my run even though it was a bit windy”.

At the end of the day, SMGS had a number of podium results across most of the race categories and disciplines; those results are as follows:


Cassie Nicholls 1st, Div 4

Charlotte Mooney 2nd, Div 4

Letitia Murphy 2nd, Div 3

Madison Rager 1st, Div 2

Antonia Murphy 2nd, Div 1


Jess Dickson 2nd, Div 3

Flynn Gannon 2nd, Div 3

Max Vardy 3rd, Div 3

Clem Mobbs 3rd, Div 2

Finn Sadler 1st, Div 2

Georgia crisp 1st, Div 1

Well done to everyone who competed today!

SMGS snowsport athletes take on the Redlands Cup tomorrow at Thredbo Resort.

A note from Mr Tim Bland, Head of Snowsports about the Redlands Cup:

We will see you bright and early; bib pick up starts at 7:30 am. Race details as follows:

Redlands Cup – 10th July: Thredbo

Mrs West will have bibs ready for collection from 7:30 am at the grass near the tennis courts (Kosi Chair side).

Please note that for these races it is expected you would be racing in full school snowsports uniform unless you have race specific equipment to use.

Please also be aware that your school snowsports jacket is required to be worn on the podium.

Goodluck to everyone competing tomorrow!

SMGS Snowsports Program

As you might expect from a school that actively utilises its natural environment, wintersports form an integral part of the program at SMGS.

All students are encouraged to participate in the winter program, from Kindergarten through to Year 11, and programs cater for all skill levels from the very beginners through to elite athletes. Students also have the option of applying to join the Elite Snowsports Academy which caters to students who require a more rigorous training program.

To learn more about the SMGS Snowsports program, click here!