The 2016 NSW State Interschools Championships took over the Perisher Nordic Centre and Thredbo Alpine Village during the week of 23-29 August. For Snowy Mountains Grammar School, the results from the week are some of our best ever. Over the duration of the event, we accumulated 17 Team Gold, 14 Team Silver, 7 Team Bronze, [...]
This week Snowy Mountains Grammar School was host to some important research taking place in the Cumulative Head Impact area. This forms a larger part of injury prevention in athletes, where researchers are trying to uncover new ways to minimise and prevent head injury. The project aims to determine whether there is a relationship between performance [...]
Last week saw a number of our snowboarders crossing the border and heading down to Mt Hotham, VIC for the Snowboard Cross (SBX) Festival. Over 65 young riders from around Australia participated in the two-day Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) SBX Futures Camp where they completed a series of coaching, training and education activities. A key aspect of [...]
The 2016 Thredbo Ridercross was held last Friday on the 29th July. This event brings in a variety of competitors from all over Australia. This year it included Australian Olympic team hopefuls, world cup riders, as well as competitors participating in the Snow Series. Competitors participate in qualifying timed runs for seeding. Following this there are heats [...]
Interschools is always a busy and exciting time for SMGS snowsports athletes, teachers, coaches and parents. Almost the entire SMGS student body participated in this year’s event, from up-and-comers in Divisions 4, 5 and 6, participating for the first time, to the school’s seasoned elite student-athletes. In addition to great results and performances, the camaraderie [...]
Each year, a growing number of Snowsports athletes call SMGS home during the winter season. We caught up with Year 7 student, Brodie Moller in between his skiing and academic commitments to see how he was enjoying SMGS and the ESA program so far.
On Thursday 14th July, the Shredlands Cup was held at Merritts Terrain Park in Thredbo Resort. Slopestyle has continued to grow in popularity over the past few years through events such as X-Games and it's inclusion in the Olympics. This year, for the first time, it is also involved with Interschools competition for Division 1 [...]
The 2016 snow season is here and the SMGS Snowsports Program is in full swing. With cold temperatures, snowmaking guns firing up and a healthy 70cm of natural snow, there's no better way to start. Over the past week we have had around 30 of our students commence their winter training programs, most under [...]