The Redlands Cup has been the traditional curtain raiser to the Sydney Snowsports Race Week. It is consistently the largest single day snowsports event in Australia with around 500 competitors regularly taking part in skiing and snowboard races. The age of the competitors ranges from Preschool to Year 12, and whether they be snaking snowploughers or speeding schussers, the emphasis is always about fun!
The Redlands Cup is proud to have held the races for 21 uninterrupted years on the testing Thredbo courses until 2020. With 2 years without any racing, Redlands Cup returned in 2022 and will be back again in 2023. Usually there are 3 courses which are generally set according to divisions: the teenagers get tested a little more than the prep schoolers. A few Olympians and quite a few World Cup athletes have competed in the Redlands Cup. Jarryd Hughes, Lavinia Crystal, Samantha Kennedy, Luke Kneller, Adam Lambert, Josh Miller and Josie Baff just to name a few, have gone on to race Alpine and Snowboard at the World Cup level.