Nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine mountain region and located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains Grammar School is quickly becoming the hub of school Snowsports in Australia. Each year, a growing number of Snowsports athletes call SMGS home during the winter season.

One of the new faces in SMGS snowsports this year, has travelled over 590 km from his home in Melbourne, Victoria.

Meet Brodie Moller, Year 7 student and ESA Program athlete.

We caught up with Brodie in between his skiing and academic commitments to see how he was enjoying SMGS and the ESA program so far.

Q. Brodie you have just joined SMGS with the ESA program for Term 3, where were you attending school before this?

St. Leonard’s College, Melbourne

Q. How have you found living in Jindabyne over the first few weeks?

Much better than Melbourne because it snows and it’s more rural, which I love.

Q. What has been the best thing about the resort training program?

Learning and skiing all day with my mates.

Q. What type of skills do you need to have in order to be successful in the ESA Program (time management, organisation etc)

I think dedication and good fitness. Once school starts, organisation and time to complete school work will be a challenge.

Q. What are your three key goals for the next 11 weeks.

  1. Become a better skier and hopefully do well at Interschools.
  2. Get through the school-work!
  3. Get a lot fitter

Q. How have you found the early morning training sessions?

I have enjoyed them as I would rather finish earlier than later. It’s also good that we can avoid the crowds.

Q. Have you met some good friends since beginning the program?

Yes. Some kids from SMGS and some from other schools as well.

Q. What has been the most fun experience so far?

Making new friends and learning while skiing.

Q. What has been the most challenging experience so far?

Getting enough sleep.

Q. Would you recommend this program to any of your friends’ back home?

Yes, definitely.