Thredbo Mountain Academy is a specifically designed seasonal program for children aged 10 to 18 years looking to learn new skills and compete at a top level in a variety of disciplines for both skiing & snowboarding. Over the course of the 16 week program, mountain academy participants will train, compete and progress to become well rounded athletes in their discipline.
These programs have been created by some of the top coaches in Australia to offer a fun, friendly, progressive and skill driven environment.
Dual Olympic skier Jono Brauer, leads the team of Thredbo Mountain Academy Coaches in a quest to create well rounded, dedicated and passionate athletes. Jono brings years of experience plus new ideas to the program and is determined to see the academy athletes involved, compete at an international level.
All coaches are very experienced and excel in the specific disciplines offered. Coaches include the likes of Ryan Tiene, who’s been at the forefront of professional snowboarding and coaching in both freeride and slopestyle disciplines for over 20 years. Enzo Scotto is another coach who looks after the ski slopestyle program, offering years of experience, having competed at the highest level in this discipline.
What ski and snowboard disciplines are covered? Each of the below disciplines has a specifically designed program:
- Ski – Moguls
- Ski – Multi Discipline
- Ski – Slopestyle
- Snowboard – Boarder Cross
- Snowboard – Slopestyle
Each Mountain Academy program boasts experienced program coaches from around the globe and access to the Acrobatic Centre of Excellence dry land training facility plus the Thredbo Leisure Centre, designed to activate skill progression and air awareness in a safe environment off the mountain.
Find your program below and follow the link for more information on specific offerings, dates, prices and more.
This program aims at improving mogul skills and air manoeuvres. Athletes who participate in this program must be fit and willing to increase their strength and cardio fitness. Athletes will be encouraged to participate in several mogul events throughout the season allowing them to produce their best performance in a competitive environment.
Multi Discipline Skiing
This program is for the snow sports athlete who would like to develop elite skills across all ski disciplines and aspires to compete at a high level. The athlete joining the team will have strong technical all-mountain and GS skills, aggressively ski a mogul course and be dedicated to working on aerial skills and overall ski strength and fitness. The athletes in this program will be dedicated towards participating in a variety of events throughout the season.
The Slopestyle program is for those wishing to enhance park and air skills with a goal of competing at an advanced level. The program will see athletes achieve this by riding all areas of the mountain, including terrain parks and mogul courses and through participation in events throughout the season.
This program is for the athlete who loves spending their time in the terrain park, thrashing the mountains natural features, hitting the rails and competing. The Mountain Academy Slopestyle program is for athletes 12 years and beyond who are ready to commit and want to achieve their highest potential in snowboarding. The focus of this program is for athletes to gain the elite skills needed to compete at the highest level in slopestyle. The program will prepare them for progression into a state or national team through exposure to FIS level competition.
Boarder Cross Team
This program is for snowboarders developing skills to become more competitive in Boarder Cross competitions. Suitable snowboard athletes will have competed competitively at a State Interschool level or similar. The program will prepare them for progression into a state or national team through exposure to FIS level competition. A designated start facility will be constructed through the season for athletes to train and master their competition skills. Some early morning gate sessions will be scheduled in addition to sessions in Thredbo’s terrain parks.
The Mountain Academy boasts some of the best coaches from around the globe. Each coach has extensive experience in their specific discipline and have all competed in a high level events both in Australia and abroad. The coaches not only offer skiing and snowboard skills for progression but also great skills that can be used off the mountain and everyday life and competition.