The Olympics are well underway in PyeongChang with the Australian contingent poised for some standout performances on the world’s greatest sporting stage.
Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and largest ski fields on our doorstep (Perisher and Thredbo resorts), Snowy Mountains Grammar School students have unsurpassed opportunities to immerse themselves in snowsports while remaining fully engaged in their academic studies.
SMGS strives to provide a tailored program to accommodate students who are pursuing snowsports at an elite level. Our snowsports program, and in particular our Elite Snowsports Academy, is targeted at providing support for the ‘whole athlete’ on academic, logistical, pastoral and social wellbeing levels.
It is no wonder that many Australian snowsports Olympians have attended our school. The 2018 Olympics are no different, with five ex-students and alumni lining up to take on the world in PyeongChang.
Alumni and ex-students competing at the Olympics this year include:
- Sami Kennedy-Sim – Skier Cross
- Russell Henshaw – Slopestyle, Skiing
- Callum Watson – Cross Country Skiing
- Aimee Watson – Cross Country Skiing
- Rohan Chapman-Davies – Moguls
Luke Kneller (SMGS class of 2009) is working with Channel 7 in Melbourne providing expert commentary for the freestyle events.
SMGS wishes these athletes the very best of luck in their competitions! We also wish local Jindabyne snowboarder, Adam Lambert, the best of luck in the Snowboard Cross.
SMGS ESA Program
Our Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) offers full-time and winter-only programs, giving participants the opportunity to excel in snowsports while maintaining their academic standards.