Elite Snowsports Academy
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.
2022 Applications Open
Monday 8th November 2021
2022 Applications Close
Sunday 16th January 2022
Monday 7th & Monday 14th February 2022
2022 Team list released by
Thursday 7th April 2022
2022 Program Start
Saturday 25th June 2022
2022 Program End
Sunday 18th September 2022
(Program dates subject to change based on any changes made by PWSC program schedule)
“The SMGS ESA program aims to deliver an holistic experience that incorporates all facets of athletic, academic, wellbeing and logistical support to the advanced and elite snowsports athlete. Participants in this program will be guided to pursue athletic success without sacrificing their academic pathway, while living a balanced lifestyle, underpinned by respectful and supportive relationships with staff and peers.”
Josh Armstead – ESA Program Co-ordinator
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