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Thredbo Mountain Academy

High Performance Snowsports Training Program

Thredbo Mountain Academy is specifically designed for young athletes looking to get to the highest level within their chosen discipline. The program is designed for skiers and snowboarders over 8 years.

Over the 14 weeks participants will train, compete and progress to become well rounded, consistent, and ambitious athletes. Whilst we work hard on and off snow to create the best athletic outcomes this program is also all about passion, dedication, enjoyment and most importantly fun!

We have worked extensively with Snow Australia to become a key partner and pathway provider to ensure the continued growth and success of future Australian winter sports athletes.

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Helmets are required. Full Terms & Conditions

How do I apply?

Mountain Academy is an invite-only program. To apply, please fill out the application form. Any questions, please email

Program Pathways
What You Need To Know
  • Dedicated discipline focused training including;
    • Progression styled terrain parks
    • Competition moguls course
    • Dedicated Snowboard Cross track
    • Alpine GS and Slalom training courses
  • Planned and structured training with the opportunity for early morning and night training under the lights
  • Individual performance plans and competition preparation
  • Voucher provided for healthy lunch options daily
  • Nutrition literacy training, equipment preparation training and physical fitness literacy training
  • Access to supervised dryland training including gym, sports hall, pool, gymnastics and ACE trampoline (accredited coaches)
  • All programs have highly qualified coaches, boasting decades of experience. They include Olympians, World Champions, current and past athletes and coaches with the highest levels of certification. All coaches are specialised within their discipline.
Program Pathways

There are two program options on offer in 2024:

  1. Mountain Academy (ages 8-17)
    45 training days across weekends and school holidays, including Fridays in Term 3
  2. Mountain Academy Elite (ages 10-17)
    57 training days, including Wednesdays and Fridays in Term 3 and additional days during school holidays

Both options offer the following disciplines:

Alpine Ski Teams

  • Alpine Ski Racing
    • Giant Slalom, Slalom and Ski-Cross focused
  • Multi-Discipline Ski
    • Giant Slalom, Ski-Cross and Freestyle Moguls focused
  • Freestyle Mogul Skiing
    • Freestyle Moguls focused

Slopestyle & Snowboard Cross Teams

  • Snowboard Park Team
    • Terrain Park focused
  • Snowboard Cross
    • Snowboard Cross, Snowboard GS and Terrain Park focused
  • Freeski (Ski Slopestyle)
    • Terrain Park focused
  • Multi-Discipline SB (ages 8-11)
    • Terrain Park focused
What You Need To Know
  • Age: 8 – 17 years (MA Elite: ages 10-17)
  • Training Schedule: 15 June – 21 September 2024 (All Park & SBX Teams start 22 June 2024)
    • 2024 Calendar coming soon
    • Training Times: 8:30am-3:00pm (subject to change)
    • Schedule is specific to each discipline. Times and days vary depending on competition, facility availabilities and conditions.
  • Season Pass Required – more details available during enrolment
  • Equipment Storage: Athletes will have access to a locker in the Thredbo Leisure Centre
  • Competition License: Snow Australia Membership highly recommended to enable competition entry
  • Concussion Policy: Thredbo Mountain Academy Concussion Policy
    • In 2024, we are requiring all TMA athletes with a YOB of 2012 and older to complete a Baseline Concussion Test before July 7th and submit proof of completion to the Seasonal Programs Supervisor or Mountain Academy Head Coaches via: Please note this cost is not included in the program fee. Baseline test provider details will be provided in a program welcome message.

Add On’s available in 2024 – more details available during enrolment

  • Thredbo Season Pass
  • Mountain Academy jacket and Seasonal Programs raincoat
  • 5 Day Spring Camp (weather permitting)
  • Season long Premium Rental package
  • NSTC Airbag training

Our Partners


Turn & Burn | Snow Australia pathway program provider

Beyond Mountain Academy’s on-snow training, Turn & Burn (TAB) will be offering additional opportunities including specialised airbag training, mental strength camps and overseas camps.

Additional training options at the state of the art NSTC airbag facility in Jindabyne are highly recommended for Snowboard Park, SBX or Freeski disciplines. 2024 TAB program calendars coming soon.


SMGS Elite Snowsport Academy

We are working with Snowy Mountains Grammar School so local athletes can make the most of the Mountain Academy Elite program while maintaining academic excellence through extended schooling hours and flexible tutoring opportunities.

We welcome the support of SMGS staff at our school sanctioned on-snow events and throughout the upcoming winter season!


The Thredbo Snowsports team is available to answer any Thredbo Mountain Academy questions.


At Thredbo we follow industry best practices when working with children. Child Safety Policy

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