Online entries open - rider cross cup
Online entries are now open for the inaugral Rider Cross Cup. You can either enter as an individual or enter a female, male or mixed gender Skier X or Snowboard X team of all ages.
Date: Saturday July 27
Location: Playground Ridercross Course, Merrits, Thredbo
Times: Training 9.00am – 10.30am, Race Start approx 10.45am.
Runs: Participants complete 2 runs individually down the course. The top 4 female and male skiers and snowboarders from the first run qualify for a 2 man on the course semi final and final.
Presentation: 4.30pm Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Award Categories: The top teams will be recognised as well as the top 3 skiers and snowboarders in age categories (Under 12, Under 16, Under 19 and Open).
Ticketing: School students participants aged 15 years and older to Year 12 are eligible for a discounted Thredbo day lift ticket at the child rate.
Entry Fees: $35 per participant, $105 per team (3 participants).
Online Entries: Click Here to complete online team and individual entries. You can complete an individual entry and join a team one week before the event. Please notify Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org of the team you want to create/join by 5.00pm Friday July 19. Online entries close 5.00pm July 19.
If you are entering a large team, please email Wendy at email@example.com to complete an excel entry form of your entries. One invoice can be organised for the event payment.
NSWACT Alpine fundraining initiative
NSWACT Alpine is underway with a number of fundraising initiatives to help support and fund our NSWACT Alpine teams and programs. There is onine fundraiser where prizes can be won and all donations will go directly to supporting NSWACT Alpine athlete programs, scholarships and grants to team members.
Fast and Female Comes to the Snowy!
The Perisher Cross Country trails will again be setting its sights firmly on encouraging girls and women to cross country ski and enjoy the benefits of our wonderful sport. In 2013, there will be two great “girls only” events on the Cross Country Calender aiming to encourage females onto the Perisher XC trails.
Fast and Female is a new concept to Australia, which aims to support, motivate, inspire and empower girls between the ages of 9 to 19 to stick with sport and adopt a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. It uses world-class female athletes to act as ambassadors and role models. Developed by gold medal winning Canadian Cross Country skier – Chandra Crawford – it has an emphasis on cross-country skiing, biathlon and complementary enduro-sports.
Sochi 2014 Skier X Shadow Olympic Team member, Sami Kennedy-Sim who recently led a cross country dry-land Fast and Female session in Sydney said of the participants, "The level of motivation from our Fast and Female participants was great. We talked about how to set goals and manage the process of achieving them. The girls were very receptive and loved hearing about how to manage themselves as female athletes, as well as students and friends. I can't wait to do it again!" Fast and Female will include on-snow clinics and activities, lunch and coaching by Australia’s top XC female athletes.
Ski de Femme is a long-standing event and is back again in 2013. It is an entertaining and energetic morning on-snow for Femmes of all abilities and levels to learn or practice their cross country skiing or simply go out on the tracks for a ski with other like-minded ladies. Lunch and prizes conclude a session of skiing, socialising and fun.
Ski de Femme will be held at the Perisher Cross Country trails on Saturday 27th July at 8.30am followed by Fast and Female on Saturday August 3 at 10.30am.
Austrian race camp January 2014
The main focus of this camp is to offer a comprehensive training program for ski racers, while also providing holiday style activities for the whole family to enjoy. The camp runs from January 5-18, 2014 and includes:
- GS training on exclusive hill space
- Skier X training on Skier X courses
- Free skiing including technical drills
- Mogul and Free Style training in terrain parks or bump runs - depending on demand and snow conditions
- Video analysis
- 14 days accommodation in Hinterglemm in self-contained apartments
- 13 days lift pass for ‘Ski Circus, Saalbach Hinterglemm & Leogang’
- 13 days on-snow training with qualified coaches
- Saalbach Ski Club Membership
- Time trials
- Local race participation - depending on race calendar and demand
- Supervised ski tuning
For further information and bookings please contact: Rupert Winkler: 0449 689 287 or Thomas Reitstatter: 0421 284 808 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Win a Week's Trip in Austria! To go into the draw to win a free week's trip to Austria, register at the below link. You or a family member must compete in Interschools in 2013 to be eligible. Each entrant can only register once with a unique email address. The winner wil be announced at the Interschools presentation on Friday July 26.
The prize includes 7 Nights in a 3 Star Hotel in Saalbach Hinterglemm, 6 day lift pass for Saalbach/Hinterglemm/Leogang for 2 people. www.saalbach.com
Valid only for the following dates:
29.11.2013 – 20.12.2013
07.01.2014 – 24.01.2014
15.03.2014 – 13.04.2014
snowsports act pre season fitness training
SnowSports ACT is again running a dryland training program in Term 2 to assist ACT athletes in their pre season fitness preparation. The program will focus on gaining ski fitness and agility and coached by ACT Alpine athlete Alia Moore. The program is suitable for athletes of all disciplines aged 10 - 18 years.
We are holding a weekly session on Saturday mornings at Radford College, 9.00 – 10.30am from Saturday May 4 – Saturday June 1. The total cost of the program is $80 per athlete.
If you are interested in attending the program, please submit the online form HERE
Spaces are limited.
SSA Futures camp - april 28 in canberra
On Sunday April 28, Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) is running a SSA Futures Cross Country Camp between 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM in Canberra.
Activities including rollerskiing, hill bounding, and strength training for cross country skiing. Information will be givin on technique, SSA athlete pathways, training tips. The program is aimed at athletes aged 10-14, competing at Interschools and state level. Coaching provided by National Team coaches and athletes.
For more information contact Geraldine Blanch on 0429 210 26 or email@example.com
ALPINE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CAMP - April 26 & 28 - Sydney
A residential two and a half day strength and conditioning camp is being organised for the 26th - 28th April at the Sydney Academy of Sport facility at Narrabeen led by Manfred Wolscher.
The camp is open to all registered Alpine athletes (including Skier X) from Children born 2003 and older, to FIS age competitors. There will be separate programs for Children and Junior/Open age groups.
Please see the flyer for more information.
To register for the camp email your name and year of birth and phone contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org
2012/2013 Annual report
CLICK HERE for the SnowSports ACT Annual Report, which was presented at the recent Annual General Meeting.
new event - ACT Skier Cross & Snowboard Cross Championships
SnowSports ACT is holding an exciting new event in 2013, a ski cross & Snowboard cross race on Saturday July 27 in Thredbo.
The event will be open to all ages of recreational skiers and boarders and participants can enter in teams or as individuals. Training on the course will available in the morning.
More info to come, please put this date in your calendar!
2013 Event Dates
CLICK HERE for the SnowSports ACT Event Dates in 2013.
ski guides wanted
The Australian Paralympic Committee, Alpine Ski Team is currently looking for suitable applicants to fill the role of guide for visually impaired skiers.
Guides are required for a number of visually impaired skiers ranging from beginners to elite.
To be a guide you need to be a strong skier, enjoy working as part of a team and have the desire to ski fast! Knowledge of ski racing is a bonus, but not necessary. Commitment level varies depending on the level of athlete.
The group trains out of both Thredbo and Perisher and usually does single week or 10 day camps. There may also be potential for weekend work with some skiers.
If you or someone you know might be interested and would like further information please contact:
M: 0418 624 259
peel 2nd in deer valley world cup
Feb 3, 2013
Australian skier, Laura Peel, has finished in second place in the World Cup aerials event in Deer Valley, USA, today. The second placing was Peel's first podium finish for the season. More
applications now open: Actas scholarships
Applications are now open for the 2013 ACTAS Individual Athlete Scholarship Program.
Applications and more information on the program is available here:
Applications close 5pm, Monday 25 February 2013.
peel finalist in sports star of the year awards
Congratulations to Laura Peel who is a finalist in The Tradies Sportstar of the Year organised by ACTSport.
Laura is up for the Female Sports Star of the Year Award to be announced on November 30 2012.
2012 snowsports act annual award winnerS
Congratulations to the 2012 SnowSports ACT Annual Award Winners who were presented their award and/ or scholarship on October 26:
Athlete of the Year: Laura Peel
Ski Cross Athlete of the Year: Sam Billmann
Cross Country Skier of the Year – Hamish Roberts
Junior Cross Country Skier of the Year – Nelle Forster- Berguis
Junior Snowboarder of the Year – Valentino Guseli
Alpine Skier of the Year – Tatiana Skwarko
Alpine Achievement Awards – Jacob Winkler and Tristan Tip
Interschools Athlete of the Year - Male – Ben Hood
Interschools Athlete of the Year - Female – Lucie Winkler
Junior Interschools Skier of the Year – Isabella Davis
Master of the Year – Monika Winkler–
NSWACT Alpine Rising Star Award Winner – Andrew Kerr
School of the Year – Radford College
School Coordinator of the Year – Jonathan Mandl
Volunteer Awards – Angela Beatty and Geraldine Blanch
snowsports act annual awards - october 26
The SnowSports ACT Annual Awards Presentation will be held on Friday October 26 at the Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley St Griffith, starting at 7.00pm.
The night is a chance to get together and celebrate and recognise the achievements of ACT snowsports athletes from the Northern and Southern season. Athlete Scholarships and awards will be announced. Awards will also ne given to Interschools athletes and volunteers.
$35 per person. Payment due on the night.
Please RSVP to Wendy by Thursday October 17 via email email@example.com phone 0422 240 483
Hope to see you there!
2012 BAlmain cup results
CLICK HERE for the 79th Balmain Cup results
ACT citizens race - Results 2012
The ACT Citizens Race was held today in perfect racing conditions. There was a great turn out of participants and it was particularly great to watch many competitors have their first race.
CLICK HERE for the Race Results
ACT First Tracks Morning - Sunday August 12
You may have heard of Perisher ‘s First Tracks Mornings, whereby a limited number of skiers and riders can enjoy access to the Ridge Quad chairlift before anyone else. A First Tracks morning provides great skiing and boarding on untouched corduroy; often in fresh powder, while you watch the sun come up and enjoy the brisk mountain air.
SnowSports ACT is encouraging ACT skiers and riders to register for the First Tracks Morning on Sunday August 12. The morning is a great opportunity to catch up or meet fellow ACT snowsports enthusiasts.
If you hold a Freedom Pass at Perisher, First Tracks is free of charge. You must register at this link. Spaces are limited so please register early although you can register up until 5.00pm the day before.
Participants must catch the 7:00am Skitube from Bullocks Flat or the 7:14am Skitube from Perisher Valley to Blue Cow ONLY to access First Tracks.
Please meet outside the Cowpuccino next to the ‘SnowSports ACT Flag’. A Perisher Ski Patrol representative will give all participants a briefing before accessing the Rollercoaster run to ride the Ridge Chair.
First Tracks will operate from 7:30am to 9:00am. After 9:00am guests can access the rest of the resort.
You can then compete in the fun and friendly ACT Citizens Race at 9.30am…. (see above)
Wrap Up - ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Champs
The ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Championships have wrapped up for another year. 64 schools from Canberra and Southern NSW competed in 5 disciplines at the Champs in Perisher over 3 days.
The race courses were fast and fun. Snowboard cross and skier cross competitors race on the newly formed rider course on Possum’s at Guthega.
There was a great rivalry between the Canberra school teams. Congratulations to all the students who competed. The ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Champions were:
Division 5 Male Best Performance: Valentino Guseli – Red Hill Primary School
Division 1 Female Best Performance: Rebecca Brasser – Radford College
Division 5 Female Team : Canberra Girls Grammar Junior A – Isabella Davis, Jacqueline Davis, Abbey Davis.
Division 5 Female Team: Canberra Girls Grammar Junior A – Isabella Davis, Lara Agnew, Jacqueline Davis.
Division 1 Female Team: St Clare’s College A – Lucie Winkler, Rachel Pearson, Elizabeth Henderson.
Division 1 Female Best Performance: Lucie Winkler - St Clare’s College
Division 1 Male Team: Radford College A – Ben Hood, Lorenz Weiss, Eric Mandl
Division 1 Best Performance: Ben Hood - Radford College
Division 5 Female Team: Canberra Girls Grammar Junior A – Isabella Davis, Jacqueline Davis, Paris McMahon, Lara Agnew
Division 5 Female Best Performance: Isabella Davis – Canberra Girls Grammar Junior
Division 4 Male Best Performance: Tristan Yip – Canberra Grammar Junior
Division 1 Male Team: Radford College A - Ben Hood, Lorenz Weiss, Eric Mandl, Neal Falzarano.
Division 1 Best Performance: Ben Hood - Radford College
Snowy mountains classic - august 11
Entries are now open for the Snowy Mountains Classic on August 11. Click Here for more info
Register HERE to do an online entry for the Snowy Mountains Classic
SSACT Interschools membership
SnowSports ACT Interschools free membership is available for the 2012-2013 season. Membership entitles school students (up to year 12) to purchase a Perisher season pass at the early bird rate, as well as discounts at Adrenalin Boardstore and Straighline in Braddon.
Click Here to sign up for the SnowSports ACT Interschools Membership and view full membership benefits
Thredbo Ski Racing Club - Celebrating 40th Anniversary in 2012
This year is Thredbo Ski Racing Club's 40th anniversary. There will be a celebration on Saturday July 21 at Thredbo (weeked of the TSRC Cup). Details will be up on the TSRC website soon.http://www.thredboskiracing.com/
Alpine Youth & Children’s age categories 2012-2013
May 21, 2012
Members of the FIS Alpine Youth and Children’s sub-committee gathered for their annual meeting during the competitions of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Roccaraso (ITA). The sub-committee received reports for future FIS Junior World Championship Organizers in 2013 Quebec (CAN) and 2014 in Jasna (SVK), in addition to reviewing the recently completed 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.
Alpine Skiing has now adopted the widely used “U” or “under” description for the various children and junior categories and with the season 2012-13 these will now be U14 (Kinder 1), U16 (Kinder 2), U18 (Junior 1) and U21 (Junior 2).
The sub-committee was informed of the decision of the FIS Council that the equipment standard for the 2013 Junior World Championships will conform to the World Cup/European Cup standard. “We have seen a very high level of competition amongst the athletes from more than 45 nations at these World Junior Championships” said Committee Chairman Ken Read (CAN). “And the standard of skiing is impressive from every nation, demonstrating a commitment to training and offering good high performance programs at both the children’s level and junior level, giving us confidence our sport has a bright future.”
The sub-committee will continue to work with improvement of technical regulations for the setting of courses for children and the progression of equipment from children to junior age groups, along with improvements to the Junior World Ski Championships which are now organized at an extremely high level thanks to the commitment of Organizers like Roccaraso.
Click Here for the change of age catagories for Children & Juniors in accordance with the latest FIS resolutions
Peel wins Outstanding Achievement - SSA Awards
Aerial Skier Laura Peel last week won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) Annual Awards. Laura finished the Northern Hemisphere season with a world ranking of four, won gold in the Austria World Cup and Bronze at the World Cup in Mont Gabriel, Canada.
Snowboard World Champion, Nate Johnstone, was named as Australia's Snowsports Athlete of the Year for a second successive year. Last year Johnstone shared the honour, but this year it is his alone after another stellar season on the halfpipe World Cup circuit. Nate finished the 2012 season ranked second in the world, down just one place from his ranking at the end of the 2011 season.
Radford College won for School Outstanding Achievement of the Year, which is a great honour for the ACT school beating schools from NSW and Victoria with large snowsports programs.
2012 Award winners
Suzuki Snowsport Athlete of the Year: Nate Johnstone (Snowboard halfpipe)
Suzuki Outstanding Achievement award: Laura Peel (Freestyle aerials)
Junior Snowsport Athlete of the Year: Britt Cox (Freestyle moguls)
Snowsport Rising Star award: Jarryd Hughes (Snowboard Cross)
Coach of the Year: Cord Spero (Freestyle aerials)
Development Coach of the Year: Jon Casson (Snowboard Cross)
ACT Athletes Join SERAS
The South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) has expanded its services in 2012 to include athletes from the ACT in some of its scholarship programs.
The academy has entered agreements with Bowls ACT and Snowsports ACT to become program partners along with Bowls NSW and NSW Snowsports. These new partnerships will provide eligible athletes from the ACT with an opportunity to gain a scholarship in the SERAS Lawn Bowls and Snowsports Programs. The academy also has an arrangement with Jack Newton Junior Golf to include talented young golfers from the ACT in its Golf Program from 2012.
The executive director of SERAS Garry Lane sees this as a positive move for the academy. “The Board of SERAS is well aware of the relationship between regional athletes based in NSW and the facilities and competition available in the ACT. We feel that having partnerships with ACT sporting bodies will only strengthen the quality of our programs. We are the only academy in NSW offering a snowsports program so we are perfectly placed to assist the development of these athletes from the ACT” he said.
The following 10 athletes have gained a scholarship with SERAS in 2012: Golf – Tom Armstrong (Amaroo) and Patrick Maher (Fairbairn); Lawn Bowls – Jessica Hogan (Theodore), Jaime Locke (Giralang), Michael McQueen (Spence) and Kristen Steele (Condor); Snowsports – Max Mandl (Griffith), Alia Moore (Woden), Rachel Pearson (Banks) and Hamish Roberts (Red Hill).
SSA Futures is back in 2012
SSA Futures is back for 2012, with a series of programs planned for the pre-domestic Australian winter. Programs will be run in Sydney, Melbourne and the SSA Water Ramp Facility in Lillydale, Vic.
For your calendar the current Futures schedule is as follows:
- April 20-22: Free Ski Water Ramp Camp
- April 28: Melbourne Acrobatics Session.
- May 5th: Sydney Acrobatics/ Diving Session.
- May 12th: Sydney Acrobatics/ Diving Session
- May 19th: Sydney Acrobatics/ Skateboarding Session
2012 Australian Rollerski Championship Weekend - Canberra April 14 & 15
Ski and Snowboard Australia are running a number of rollerski events in Canberra on the weekend of April 14-15, including three Australian Championship races. These events are suitable to people of all ages who can cross country ski and have access to rollerskis.
Saturday April 14:
10:00 am - Beginner Rollerski Clinics - AIS Car Park, Masterman St, Bruce ACT
10:00 am - Rollerski Tour - Canberra Cycle Paths
2:00 pm - 1.2 km Uphill Classic Time Trial - Cook Hill Cycle Path Bindubi St
3:30 pm - Video review and World Cup video - AIS (TBC)
Sunday April 15:
9:30 am - Freestyle Sprint - Criterium Circuit, Stromlo Forest Par k,
11:30 am - Freestyle Criterium - Criterium Circuit, Stromlo Forest Park
12:00 pm - BBQ Lunch - Stromlo Forest Park. The main entrance is off Uriarra Road, Stromlo
A BBQ will be held after the events, with all proceeds going toward the Amelia McGuinness Foundation.
Race entry fee: $10 for all three races for all participants, payment on the day. To assist with organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise of your attendance before Tuesday April 10th.
A cycle helmet approved for Australian Standards must be worn during the events. Our thanks to Snowgum Wodonga for generously donating all prizes.
More information can be sought from National Coach, Finn Marsland on 0408 147 940 or Event Coordinator, Gen Yan Colebourn on 0419 426 718.
March 18, 2012
ACT aerial skier Laura Peel has finished the season with a world ranking of four after an impressive performance in the final of the World Cup event in Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway, today. More
March 11, 2012
Another strong result by ACT's Laura Peel has pushed the 22-year-old aerial skier to within a few points of finishing the season with a world ranking of four. Peel finished in sixth place in the season's penultimate World Cup aerial skiing event in front of about 7000 people in Moscow today, adding a further 40 points to her tally. More
Peel wins february sports star of the month
Laura Peel has won the ACT Sport Female and AIS Sports Star of the month for February. Laura had a great month winning her first gold medal in the World Cup in Australia.
March 2, 2012
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of SnowSports ACT Limited will be held on Monday April 2, 2012 at the ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett beginning at 6.30pm.
February 18, 2012
Twenty-two-year-old aerials skier, Laura Peel, has recorded a break-through victory to take a World Cup gold medal in Kreischberg, Austria.
The ACT skier joins the elite group of Kirstie Marshall, Jacqui Cooper, Alisa Camplin and Lydia Lassila as the only Australians to have won a World Cup aerials event.
It is the first major international win by an Australian aerial skier since Lassila won gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games two years ago. More
Peel wins january sports star of the month
Congratulations to Laura Peel for winning the ACT Female Sportstar of the Month Award for January. Laura has had a succesful month, claiming her first bronze in a World Cup in Mont Gabriel and 4th place in the Deer Valley World Cup.
Apply for a Local Sporting Champions Grant
Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships?
If yes, then you could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.
Grants of $500 per individual are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.
This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.
Applications are open, so apply now!
Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.
For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/champions
February 4, 2012
Aerial skier Laura Peel narrowly missed capturing her second World Cup medal within three weeks when she fought out a nail-biting final in Deer Valley, USA. The ACT skier finished the high quality final in fourth place, just behind world number four Fanyu Kong from China in third spot, but one place higher than Ukrainian Olga Volkova, who is currently ranked three in the World and the reigning World Championship bronze medalist. More
Watch the 2012 Deer Valley World Cup Training Vidoe narrated by Lydia Lassila
January 22, 2012
Australian aerial skier Laura Peel produced another strong performance to finish 5th in the 3rd round of the World Cup at Lake Placid in the United States, building on her 3rd place last week. More
January 16, 2012
Aerial skier Laura Peel captured the first podium finish of her career in the opening round of the World Cup aerial competition at Mont Gabriel, Canada.
Aerial skier Laura Peel captured the first podium finish of her career in the opening round of the World Cup aerial competition at Mont Gabriel, Canada, while AIS team mates Samantha Wells, Renee McElduff and Danielle Scott made a successful debut in the first World Cup event of their Aerial Skiing careers at the Canadian resort.
Although the 22-year-old Australian Institute of Sport / Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder is still going through an "experience building" phase in her aerials career, Peel was surprised when she secured third place in the event. More
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