Where did you grow up?
3yrs to 11yrs: Falls Creek (Grade 5 & 6 Falls Creek Primary)
12yrs - Current: Mt Buller
11yrs to 15yrs: St Christoph and Tschaggunns Austria
16yrs : Apex, Canada & Park City, US
17yrs to 18yrs: La Thuile, Italy and Kaprun Austria
Where do you work?
Mt Buller, Australia
What is your connection to the snow?
Ski racing and coaching – I was a ski racer (Slalom & GS), entering my first comp at 9yrs (Slalom Children’s Champ, Perisher).
What was your best snow experience?
Where do I begin?..
From 11-14yrs skiing in the Austrian Alps with Coaches Pascal Hasler (former Lindsey Vonn coach) and Ross Taylor (Mt Buller Legend). Highlights include skiing off piste from Stuben to St Christoph, Training and living with Austrian Children’s Team in a regional academy, and spectating the Downhill and Slalom in St. Anton and to later compete in a FIS race and demoed on the same hill during Interski 2011.
Competing in a range of races from Topolino to Park City NorAm, Courchevel Europa Cup – the training, travel and team mates.
A dream intro to coaching thanks to Ivan Pacak (World Cup & Olympian) – in my first year as a National Development Coach I coached with the US National Team (Miller, Legity) and Swiss National Team (Cuche, Défago) in the tiny village of Frais, Italy.
More recently, skiing in Niseko with 70cm of fresh, coaching in Winter Park, a season in Italy with my now Fiancé Gab, skiing with Dad in Lech and later Mum in St. Anton, a season in Brand, Austria with my great mate Jacko, skiing the Chutes with May, Tirol deck with Gale and Clarky, coaching with Brownie, all the APSI courses and training with the likes of Richo Ross, skiing off piste and tree jumping with Oscar in Italy and getting lost out the back of Rendl, St Anton... the best snow experiences are endless…
Home Town: Melbourne, VIC
Home Resort: Mt.Buller, Australia
DOB: 14.02.1983 (Valentine's Day!)
Height: 183 cm
Certs: APSI Level Four Trainer/Examiner (Alpine), CSCF Level Three Training
Other: Mt Buller Race Club Coach, Former Australian Children's Team Coach, Former Australian Development Team Coach
Interski Attendance: 2007,2011,2015
Ski: Nordica SLR 170cm
Bindings: Nordica Pro X Evo
Boots: Nordica GP 130
Poles: Scott 120cm
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