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. 

The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10th, 2021

Come and join our world class team

International Day of Yoga: Lydia Lassila

June 21st, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport Alumni Lydia Lassila spent most of her life as an elite athlete and credits one thing that helped prolong her career in sport as well as live a better life, Yoga.

Success in Life after Sport

May 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 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.

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

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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



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