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.
Success in Life after SportMay 20th, 2021
Freestyle aerial skiing is one of the most spectacular sports ever invented: “something like diving, something like gymnastics, something like throwing yourself off a cliff”.
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 ChampionMarch 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 ValleyFebruary 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 CupJanuary 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 RussiaJanuary 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 CupDecember 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 2020November 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 WinnersNovember 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 BrisbaneOctober 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.
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
Sleeman Sports Complex, Brisbane
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Ski and Snowboard Australia
Mt Buller Resort