Local Children Excel On The Slopes


The Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Schools Ski Race was held at Mt Cheeseman on Sunday, August 18th.

The annual Primary and Intermediate Race is a fantastic day of racing where children representing their schools, participate as individuals and teams. There are medals for individual age group winners, along with the much coveted overall team trophy for both Primary and Intermediate school teams.

The ski and snowboard race event consists of a dual slalom course for boys and girls of all age groups from Year 1 to Year 8.

The emphasis is on fun, and introducing children to the excitement of ski-racing. No previous ski-racing experience is necessary, merely sufficient skill to ride a T-bar Ski Lift and ski groomed, easy slopes. Results below are from those Malvern students who finished in the top ten, well done to all those who competed in this competition.

SPR – Springfield School

HOR – Hororata School

W/M – West Melton Primary

DHS – Darfield High School.

Year 3 and 4 Male

1: Fredrick Gorman,

SPR, 00:01:05

2: Fletcher Thwaites,

HOR, 00:01:10

3: Harry Helps,

W/M, 00:01:19

7: Max Taylor,

SPR 00:01:37

Year 5 and 6 Female

1:Charlotte Gorman,

SPR, 00:00:55

3:Poppy Freeman,

HOR, 00:01:13

6: Josie Roycroft,

W/M, 00:01:17

9: Georgia Johnson,

SPR, 00:01:23


4: Toby Thwaites,

HOR, 00:01:15

7: Sol Armstrong,

SPR, 00:01:18

Year 7 and 8 Female

10: Isabel Schurr,

W/M, 00:01:47


1: Eddie Adams,

DHS, 00:01:03
3: Barnaby Maude,

DHS, 00:01:08
5: Nash Allin,

W/M, 00:01:09

9: Jack Guy,

DHS, 00:01:12

10: Ryder Allin,

W/M, 00:01:12.

For full results visit: mtcheeseman.co.nz