The VIS Aerial Skiing program is a talent transfer program, recruiting athletes from an acrobatic background and teaching them to ski and jump on snow.
Continuing its strong tradition as being one of Australia’s leading talent transfer programs, the VIS Aerial Skiing program continued to produce strong and consistent results on the world stage in 2018 – 19.
Laura Peel continued her great form from the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics into the 2019 season. She finished the FIS World Cup season in third position overall and was the best placed Australian at the 2019 FIS World Championships, just missing the podium finishing in 4th place.
The program is run in partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute and Ski & Snowboard Australia, with the program identifying and recruiting athletes who have an acrobatic background, with the long term aim of developing them into World Cup and Olympic level aerial skiers. With the announcement of local training infrastructure projects with our federal government partners, the program is in a great position as we head towards the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Try out Aerial Skiing OnlineJuly 24th, 2020
We are looking to recruit the next Olympic champion. Are you a self-motivated, resilient athlete who is passionate about the training process? Do you have big goals? Are you ready to tackle a new sport? Aerial skiers travel the world to train on the best snow and best facilities.
Aerial Skiing Program RecruitmentMarch 11th, 2020
The VIS Aerial Skiing Program is now recruiting retired female gymnasts between the ages of 14-18 years old.
A decade of achievement for the VISJanuary 1st, 2020
As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.
VIS Alumna recognised in Queens Birthday HonoursJune 10th, 2019
Former VIS Chair Kate Palmer (2010 – 2016) and former VIS Aerial Skiing athlete Alisa Camplin were recognised in this year's Queen’s Birthday Honours.
VIS OPEN DAY 2019April 3rd, 2019
The inaugural VIS Open Day will give visitors rare access to the inner workings of the VIS’ headquarters at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park
SAVE THE DATE | VIS OPEN DAYMarch 18th, 2019
For the first time in our almost 30 year history, will open our doors to the general public, showcasing our world-class facilities, athletes and experts.
James wins his third Halfpipe World ChampionshipFebruary 11th, 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s snowboarding ace, Scotty James, has taken out a third consecutive Halfpipe world title in Utah.
2019 FIS World ChampionshipsFebruary 4th, 2019
The Australian Team for the upcoming 2019 FIS World Championships has been named and includes VIS snowboarder Scotty James as well as Aerial Skiers; Laura Peel, Britt George and Gabi Ash.
SCOTTY JAMES WINS HIGHEST VIS HONOURNovember 29th, 2018
Scotty James carves his name into VIS history as the first snowboarder to win the Award of Excellence
Aerial Skiing Program – Ski CoachSeptember 24th, 2018
The VIS is seeking two experienced, qualified and passionate high performance ski coaches to work with the development athletes within the Aerial Skiing program.
4th 2019 FIS World Championships, Lake Placid USA
3rd 2019 FIS World Cup Overall Rankings
1st FIS World Cup 4, Lotus Mountain CHN
2nd FIR World Cup 2, Moscow RUS
19th 2019 FIS World Championships, Lake Placid USA
13th FIS World Cup 4, Lotus Mountain CHN
1st Nor-Am Cup, Lake Place USA
13th FIS World Cup 3, Minsk BEL
14th FIS World Cup 4, Lotus Mountain CHN
Rachel Johnson Program Manager
Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian
Amber Bennett Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation (OWIA)
Dr Peter Braun Chief Medical Officer (OWIA)
Siobhan Crawshay Sports Dietitian
Leigh Delahoy Development Ski Coach
Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manager
Liz Gardiner Aerial Skiing Development Transition & Assistant Coach
Eliza Graham Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation (OWIA)
Barbara Meyer Sport Psychology Consultant (OWIA)
Will Morgan National Physical Preparation Lead
Dave Morris Aerial Skiing Development Coach
Sylvie Withers Lead Sport Scientist
North American Ski Training Base - Snowbasin Ski Resort, Utah, USA
North American Water Ramp & Aerial Jump Site Facility - Utah Olympic Park, USA Ski Training and Aerial Skiing, Mt Buller, Victoria
Water Ramp Training Facility, Wandin, Victoria
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Ski and Snowboard Australia
Mt Buller Resort