ANI Ski team trials

If your child would like to trial for the 2023 ANI Ski team with the opportunity to represent our school at the North Island Primary School Ski Championships please read on. 

At the moment we are not sure if the North Island Primary School Ski Championships will be taking place but we have entered a team into the SnowPlanet Schools Competition in August. When and if the NIPS competition takes place, we will also be taking two teams of 5 to this event. This is normally after the AIM’s games but we will wait and see if this is an option in 2023.

I have organised Tuesday 17 May for the first ANI Ski team trials. The students will leave school at 10:30am, meeting in the library, in order to get to Snowplanet and prepare themselves for their first timed ski trial. We intend to return to school before 3:00pm but this will have to be a flexible time arrangement (due to traffic/weather) and if we are running late we will contact you.

The cost for the trial will be $60.00 paid by Friday 12 May. This cost includes paying for 1½ hours on the slope between 12:00 pm to 1:30pm, race track configuration, digital timing equipment and 1½ hours with a race Instructor/Coach. The coach will be teaching correct race lines, how to navigate around racing gates and provide advice in order to make our students learn the correct race techniques.

Students are required to bring their own ski clothing, skis, poles, goggles and helmets – (compulsory). Students’ ski gear can be stored in the SLT office on the day of the trial. If required, students can hire their own skis, poles and boots for $25.00 per session (2022 prices), jacket and pants $19 and gloves $10, this will be additional to the $55 and at their own cost. (Helmets are compulsory on the snow – $6 to hire).

We will be travelling to Snowplanet using the school van and may also require parents to provide private transport to and from the trial. Mr Devery will contact parents directly to ask to take transport on the day.

Students will race against the clock through a course using gates to simulate real race conditions. The 15 fastest skiers will make it through to the additional 6 training sessions, so they can prepare themselves for the forthcoming competitions. (TBC)

The approximate cost for the 6 training sessions will be $360, if your child makes the ANI training team.

If there are any questions please contact me at school at

Mr Devery

High-Performance Ski Team Manager


May 17 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm