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.

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 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.

Aerial Skiing Program Recruitment

March 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 VIS

January 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 Honours

June 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.


April 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


March 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 Championship

February 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 Championships

February 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.


November 29th, 2018

Scotty James carves his name into VIS history as the first snowboarder to win the Award of Excellence

Aerial Skiing Program – Ski Coach

September 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.

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

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

Ski and Snowboard Australia



Mt Buller Resort

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