Aerial Skiing

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.

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. The Aerial Skiing program now has access to a year round world class training facility at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane. The program is in a great position as we head towards the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. 

Click here to find out more about the recruitment process or here to fill out an application form. 

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Back-to-back Crystal Globes, another podium finish, and athletics duo lead the charge.

March 15th, 2021

In VIS sport, Laura Peel created history with a second Crystal Globe, Scotty James finishes on the podium again at the World Championships and Linden Hall & Jaryd Clifford led the charge at the Canberra Track Classic.

Laura Peel is Australia’s first aerial skiing double World Champion

March 11th, 2021

​Australian aerial skier Laura Peel has won gold at the FIS World Championships, performing a number of spectacular triple back somersaults to claim victory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, overnight.

Golden return for Scott in Deer Valley

February 8th, 2021

Australia’s Danielle Scott has returned to aerial skiing competition in the best possible way, taking the gold medal in Deer Valley, USA, her first event since the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Scotty James takes silver in opening halfpipe World Cup

January 25th, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Scotty James has made a successful start to his northern hemisphere winter with a silver medal performance at the opening FIS World Cup event in Laax, Switzerland.

Laura Peels wins back to back gold in Russia

January 19th, 2021

It was another golden performance for Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Laura Peel at the World Cup aerial skiing event in Yaroslavl, Russia, under lights taking victory for the second consecutive time this season.

Laura Peel wins aerial skiing gold at opening World Cup

December 7th, 2020

It was a golden World Cup opener for Australia’s Laura Peel at the FIS Aerial Skiing event in Ruka,Finland, over the weekend.

Peel wins the OUA Performance Lifestyle Award for 2020

November 24th, 2020

Tonight Aerial Skiing Champion Laura Peel was recognised at the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards for her commitment to pursuing success in sport and life. Peel won the Open Universities Australia Performance Lifestyle award in a strong field of athletes, with Para Rower Alexandra Viney and Tokyo-bound race walker Jemima Montag as the other finalists.

2XU Coach Awards Winners

November 23rd, 2020

14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.

World Class Olympic Winter Training Centre Sees Athletes Take Flight in Brisbane

October 1st, 2020

​Australia’s best aerials and moguls skiers are set to soar through the Brisbane sky as they begin testing the new Olympic Winter Training Centre at the Sleeman Centre.

Try out Aerial Skiing Online

July 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.

Laura Peel

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 

Britt George

19th 2019 FIS World Championships, Lake Placid USA

13th FIS World Cup 4, Lotus Mountain CHN

1st Nor-Am Cup, Lake Place USA

Abbey Willcox

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

VIS Gymnasium

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

Sleeman Sports Complex, Brisbane

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

Ski and Snowboard Australia

Bolle

Karbon

Mt Buller Resort

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