Athlete Pathways


Snowsports is a sport for all, whether it's participating recreationally with family and friends, or competitively in snowsports events. With aproximately 1.2 million Australians participating in various forms of skiing and snowboarding, it is one of Australia's largest and most popular participations sports.

Whatever the motivation for participating in Snowsports, Snow Australia is committed to providing a clear "Pathways to High Performance" strategy to educate and inform the Snowsports community of the stages of athletic development.

To assist with this important initiative Snow Australia has developed discipline specific Pathway 'blueprints', informed by the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) Foundation, Talent, Elite, Mastery (FTEM) athlete framework. The blue print provides an evidence based and practicable approach for supporting the 'whole of sport' pathway continuum and the three key outcomes of sport:

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Sports Participation
  • Sporting Excellence

Each stage of the Snow Australia Athlete Pathway provides an overview of athlete preparation, programs, on and of snow development, equipment, competition, leadership and support. It is designed to inform our community about the Pathways to High Performance, and to support out Program Providers to deliver long-term athlete development opportunities.

We are please to provide a 'Whole of Sport' Pathway Framework and complete pathway brochures for Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Cross. Brochures for the remaining disciplines pathways will be made available shortly.

Michael Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer