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  • Regional Visit – SMGS Heading to Merimbula Seaside Markets

    Join us at the Seaside Markets in Merimbula on Sunday 21 April 2024, where you can meet our Deputy Principal, Registrar, and Director of Innovation. Discover the diverse learning opportunities we offer and explore the benefits of boarding at SMGS for your family.
  • 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program – Applications Now Open

    Calling all Year 6-10 students! The Snowy Mountains Grammar School 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program is now open for applications.   Our program is designed for students who are passionate about joining our learning environment and are committed to making a significant contribution to the life of the school.   Available Scholarships and Bursaries: Academic […]
  • Volunteers needed at the Jindabyne Ski Sale

    Calling all SMGS families!   The Jindabyne Ski Sale, an initiative of the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation, still needs volunteers to assist with this weekend’s event.   All funds raised will subsidise the cost of school skiing for JCS and SMGS students in years K-2 to encourage participation and exposure to the Snowsports industry.   […]
  • 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Updated)

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Redlands Cup Competition are now available: 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Tuesday 30th May 2023) Please direct any queries to snowsports@smgs.nsw.edu.au
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Elite Snowsports Academy

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Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers an educational opportunity like no other in Australia.

Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and largest ski fields on our doorstep, our students have unsurpassed opportunities to immerse themselves in snowsports while remaining fully engaged in their academic studies.

Our location means that no other school can match the opportunities provided by SMGS for students to participate simultaneously in a full elite alpine, cross-country or snowboard program along with a full academic program, delivered in a school environment by dedicated subject teachers.

 

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.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a high quality academic education, with rigorous teaching programs, immersed in a modern, technology-rich learning environment.

Our teachers are exceptionally dedicated professionals who care for their students’ overall wellbeing. Our personalised learning approach enables ESA athletes to participate in full time on snow training programs at either Perisher or Thredbo, while attending a majority of normal timetabled classroom lessons each week.

Additional support is provided to ESA athletes through a number of special programs including additional after-hours tutorial sessions, liaison and support through the ESA co-ordinator and on-staff study co-ordinators to help each athlete manage their commitments.

Important Dates

2024 Program dates are as follows:

(Program dates subject to change based on any changes made by Resort program schedules)

2024 Applications Open
Wednesday 31 January 2024

2024 Applications Close 
Friday 16 February 2024

2024 Interviews
Monday 26 February 2024
Friday 1 March 2024

2024 Team list released by
Friday 22 March 2024

2024 Program Start
June 2024 – Date TBC

2024 Program End
September 2024 – Date TBC

“The SMGS ESA program is a comprehensive support program for advanced and elite snowsports athletes. It focuses on balancing athletic success with academic progress, promoting overall wellbeing and fostering positive relationships with staff and peers.”  

Josh Armstead – ESA Program Co-ordinator

Recent posts from the Elite Snowsports Academy

2022 Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 6

By | September 12th, 2022|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

The sixth and final day of the 2022 National Interschool Snowsport Championships did not disappoint. The Perisher race crews perfectly prepared the courses for the Div 2 Alpine, Div 2 Moguls and Div 1 Ski [...]

2022 NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 4 & 5

By | August 26th, 2022|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Interschools returned to the mountains this week in spectacular fashion as students from across NSW, ACT and QLD competed for a trip Nationals in one-weeks time. The 5-Day event saw our students compete across almost [...]

SMGS named as Australia’s Best Boarding School of 2018

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Elite Snowsports Academy, Wellbeing|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School was named 2018 Boarding School of the Year at the inaugural Australian Education Awards held in Sydney last week.

SMGS Announced as Australian Snowsports School of the Year at the 2017 Ski and Snowboard Australia Awards

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

Melbourne, VIC. (27 April 2017) – Snowy Mountains Grammar School was announced as the Australian Snowsports School of the Year and NSW Snowsports School of the Year at the 2017 Australian Ski and Snowboard [...]

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