2024 Snow Australia Futures

Snow Australia FUTURES has a vision to inspire the next generation of Snowsport competitors by offering unique opportunities for participants to engage with High-Performance athletes, staff, and facilities.

We remind ourselves that achievements of high performance are often built upon an enjoyment and passion for Snowsports and for the experiences it allows us to share with others.

With this in mind, Snow Australia FUTURES programs may aim to:

  • Introduce participants to unique sporting opportunities and expert Snowsport athletes and coaches. 
  • Engage National Team athletes and programs in pathway development initiatives.
  • Encourage participation in domestic ski and snowboard events.
  • Facilitate interactions between competitive Snowsport participants within the national cohort.
  • Introduce participants to elements of high-performance sport and practices.  
  • Provide education on the Snow Australia FTEM athlete pathway and the various opportunities, resources and programs available to Australian Snowsport participants.
  • Connect areas of the athlete pathway between interschools participation, Snow Australia pathway providers and ETP.

Stay tuned to the Snow Australia e-news for FUTURES event updates.


Nathan de Kretser – Snow Australia Sport Development Officer – ndekretser@snow.org.au

Johnny Lipzker – Snow Australia Program Operations and Sport Development Coordinator – jlipzker@snow.org.au


2024 FUTURES Events




Pre-Season FUTURES NSTC 20 - 21 April
Snowboard Alpine FUTURES TBA TBA
Snowboard Cross FUTURES TBA TBA
Para FUTURES NSTC and Perisher TBA

Register here


FUTURES Webinar Series

Snow Australia has produced the following FUTURES Webinar Series to provide education around the Snow Australia Athlete Pathway.

These were all recorded in 2020 to assist snowsport athletes unable to attend any on snow programs due to COVID.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with Sport Development Coordinator Johnny Lipzker - jlipzker@snow.org.au

Webinar 1:  Intro to the Athlete Pathway Community Forum

My Pathway & Intro to FUTURES - Johnny Lipzker, Sport Development Coordinator 
Into to the Athlete Pathway - Rebecca Clark, Alpine and Pathways Coordinator 
Panel discussion - Snow Australia National Team Coaches 


Webinar 2:  Mental Preparation & Planning

Goalsetting and IPPs - Annie Geiger, Snow Australia Para-sports Manager
Social Media & Sport - Lauren Ryan, Beyond the Break Consulting
Q & A Session - Adam Lambert, Olympic SBX Athlete

IPP Document

Webinar 3:  Physical Preparation & Performance

Nutrition, Supplements & Sport - Rebecca Hall, Sports Dietitian, OWIA
Acrobatics & Fundamental Movement Skills - Anthony Khoury, East Gymnastics
Q & A Session - Britt Cox and Sami Kennedy-Sim, Olympic Mogul and Ski X Athletes

Webinar 4: Para-Snowsports

Intro to Para-Snowsports disciplines - Par Sundqvist & Ryan Pearl, Snow Australia Coaches
Classification processes - Leanne Rees, National & International Classifier
Q & A Session - Ben Tudhope & Mitch Gourley, Paralympic Athletes