NSTC Update - July 2024

Published Fri 05 Jul 2024

The 2024 winter season started with a flurry of excitement as the NSTC was officially opened on 7 June.   The Premier of NSW, Chris Minns along with Steve Whan MP, The Honourable Kristy McBain, Snow Australia CEO Michael Kennedy and Mogul skier Jakara Anthony were all in attendance to cut the red ribbon and to announce the John Langley Hancock Building officially open.

Read more on the Official Opening HERE

Prior to the NSTC Official Opening, the morning commenced with a Breakfast of Champions for 130 invited guests, to highlight and honour retired athletes, Zali Steggall (Alpine), Ramone Cooper (Moguls), Ben Sim (Cross Country) and James Millar (Para Cross Country) who were presented with their Snow Australia medals which are presented to those who finished in the top three at a FIS World Cup or World Championships, and/or represented Australia at the Olympic or Paralympic Winter Games.

Read more on the on the Breakfast of Champions HERE

Forty-two athletes from eight different disciplines converged on the NSTC in late May and were inducted into the 2024 cohort of Snow Australia’s Emerging Talent Program. Throughout the 2-day camp, athletes were exposed to many of the high-performance themes our elite skiers and snowboarders carry with them on the world stage. This camp was one of many which will be staged over the course of the 2024 season.

Read more on the ETP Camp HERE

The Alpine and Ski Cross Emerging Talent athletes attended the first of the discipline specific ETP camps to be held during the season. Eight athletes took part in physical testing to identify their current physical state and set benchmarks to work towards during the season. Snow Australia strength and conditioning coach, Layne Flannery, subjected the athletes to a battery of tests to assist in their development towards their on-snow goals.

Read more on the Alpine / Ski Cross ETP Camp HERE

Snow Australia Recognised Pathway Providers are already making use of the NSTC utilising both the Park and Acro facilities as part of their winter training.  Thredbo Ski Race Club (TSRC) and Falls Creek Race Club (FCRC) have both attended air bag and acro sessions this month with FCRC being the first club from VIC to make the trip across the border.  Both Clubs had a great time, working and on their skills and refining their tricks ready to hit the snow.  

La Skill, Turn & Burn and Thredbo Mountain Academy (TMA) athletes have also commenced their season long training at the NSTC Park along with Moguls program athletes accessing NSTC Acro sessions on a weekly basis.  Scots College will soon commence their 8-week school program during the winter.  

If your club or school would like to utilise the NSTC, please contact us by emailing nstc@snow.org.au


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Included in this edition;

  • Acro Update
  • Park Update
  • Roadworks - Barry Way
  • Women of Winter Networking Night - July 8 in Jindabyne
  • Sports News
  • Contact the NSTC Team