Schools South Is MTB Champs HORI

South Island School MTB Championships

Mountain Bike
21 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
Coronet Peak

The 2024 South Island School MTB Championships Supported by Volcom will be held in Coronet Peak from 21 - 23 March hosted by Coronet Peak with support from the Queenstown MTB Club! The event will include Enduro, Downhill, Cross Country and Cross Country Relay events!

Click here for the provisional Event Manual - at 13 March 2024.

*Please note this is subject to change.


Final Event Info

Click here to read the important final event information that has been emailed to the competitors and schools.


Start Lists - at 23 March


Cross Country

Enduro Start List - All Girls, U13, U14, U15 Boys

Enduro Start List - U16, U17, U20 Boys

*Please note this is all subject to change.

*Seeding is per clauses 25.5 (XCO) and 26.3 (DH)

*Any concerns are to be raised by the Team Manager only with the Chief Commissaire as soon as possible, or no later than 60 mins prior to the race start  


Volunteer Programme

Schools are asked to provide one volunteer for every four riders, please register your volunteers in Enter Now before entries close.

All volunteers should be over the age of 18, be confident in their role and wear fully enclosed footwear. All equipment required for the role will be given out on the day, such as high-vis vests. Click here to read the Commitment of Volunteering agreement. Please contact if you have any questions.



Age as at 31 December 2024


Individual races:

U20, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 boys and girls.

At a minimum competitors must be enrolled in Year 7.


Team Races:

Senior (U20) Boys and Girls
Junior (U16 - Year 7 & 8 can ride in a Junior team) Boys and Girls

Mixed teams must ride in the boys category

Entries will open on Thursday 1 February 2024. Please read the key dates table below.

Schools must be affiliated for 2024 and follow the 6 Step by Step Guide here before they will be able to enter this event.

Click here to view the live entry list.  

Entry Limits

Enduro & XC = No limit

DH limit = 300 limit

Entry is not guaranteed until entries have closed. This is to provide fair and equitable weighting across all schools. 

In determining which riders/schools will be accepted into the event (where entries exceed the maximum limit), CNZS may take into account any of the following criteria: 

  • The total number of riders entered into the limited event by age or gender category
  • The total number of riders entered into the limited event by a single school
  • Entries received by the advertised due date & Payments made by the advertised due date 
  • Prior history of the school in participation at the particular event 
  • Prior history of the school in support of the particular event (providing volunteers etc.) 
  • Past performance of riders at the particular event and at other CNZS or CNZ events 
  • Eligibility for medals 

 See school rules here - Appendix 5 - Capacity Event Entry Process


Key Dates

Thursday 1 February 2024  Entries open for Cross Country, Relay and Enduro, and pre-registration opens for Downhill
Tuesday 27 February Pre-registration for Downhill only closes
Friday 1 March Downhill spaces allocated to schools as per the Capacity Event Entry Process
Tuesday 5 March Schools must confirm Downhill riders names by this date as well as the riders on their waitlist if applicable
Entries for Cross Country, Relay and Enduro close 
Friday 8 March All invoices available to be downloaded in Enter Now by schools
Monday 18 March All invoices must be paid by this date


Entry Fees

Downhill (DH) = $75*

Enduro (END) = $55

Cross Country (XCO) = $48

Cross Country Relay = $64 per team 

*Includes race day lift pass


Composite Teams - Cross Country Relay
If you are entering a Composite team please advise us by adding COMPOSITE into the team name in Enter Now and by emailing to confirm. See CNZ Schools Rules for more information. Composite teams are eligible to compete and will be recognised on the podium if they place in the top 3, however as per the current Schools Cycling Rules, they are ineligible to receive a medal.


Refund Policy

Refunds requested after the entry closing date will only be processed on the presentation of a medical certificate. All refunds will incur a $25 administration fee.


Terms and Conditions 

Click here for the event terms and conditions.

This event will follow Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules, and the MTBNZ Technical Regulations.

DH Protective Clothing Requirement Update - Long Sleeve Shirts Now Mandatory

On 1 January 2023 an update to UCI Regulation 4.3.011 came into effect that changed the protective clothing requirements for downhill events. The updated regulation now mandates the wearing of long sleeved shirts and introduces requirements for leg covering/protection.

The impact of the change to the CNZ/MTBNZ MTB Regulations is that long sleeved shirts are now mandatory for all riders (previously senior riders could wear short sleeve shirts with elbow protection). The leg protection rules are essentially the same as the existing NZ requirements. 

The updated CNZ/MTBNZ Protective Clothing Requirements are available here.

The new requirements will apply at all MTBNZ, CNZ (MTB Nationals) and UCI calendar events in New Zealand, starting with round 1 of the MTBNZ DH series in Cardrona on 15 January.


Health and Safety
Everyone has a responsibly towards Health and Safety at an event.

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Event Manager. 

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