Karbon announced as new uniform suppliers

Its official! We can proudly announce that Karbon are our brand new uniform supplier for 2019 and beyond.

After an extensive quoting and negotiating process with numerous distributors and suppliers, St Moritz decided that Karbon were the best “fit” for our club’s needs. We are very happy to be able to supply such a top quality garment for our athletes which will again be fully included in the 2019 program fee.

One of the key principles of our club is to provide quality ski tuition programs at a price that is as cost effective as possible. Our new uniforms will ensure our athletes are the envy of the mountain as we have chosen to return to the traditional all-red jacket of our foundation members. The uniforms will also be sporting our brand new, updated logo as well as tail branding, advertising our club as our athletes whizz by on the slopes. It is our hope that our St Moritz athletes get many seasons of wear out of their new Karbon Jackets.

Delivery is expected to be mid May, just in time for our registration day. Stay tuned on our website for our planned fundraising events as well as updates to our 2019 program offerings.

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The Merch Tent is here!!!!

All good things come to those who wait. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Well, wait no longer and step into the St Mortiz merch tent! We’re starting small, so our first release will feature a Hoodie and a cap.

 Hoodie is Navy, pull over, midweight fleece

Hoodie is Navy, pull over, midweight fleece

There will be a product page and shopping cart on the website real soon, but for now, please email us through your order stmoritzskiclub@gmail.com

HOODIE - $65ea
260GSM 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester
Midweight fleece
Relaxed fit
Navy

Cap - $25
Black with logo on front
velcro on rear

Shipping - $12 flat fee
or pick up from Cooma - $0

Account Name: St Moritz Thredbo Ski Club Inc
BSB: 032-720
Account Number: 215794
Reference: Please use your family name as the transaction reference 

We’ll be placing a bulk order on Sept 28th so email through your orders and make your payment ASAP

2018 Presentation Night

Our 2018 Presentation night took place this year at the Cooma Car club. It was a great night, full of socialising and swapping ski stories. We also revealed our new updated logo and branding! The kids had a great time and the results went like this:

Under 8 girls:
- 3rd place: Alice Fergusson
- 2nd place: Storm Rowe
- 1st place: Heidi Betar

Under 10 girls
- Sienna Sky

Under 10 Boys
- 3rd Place: Ari Geach
- 2nd Place: Archie Fergusson
- 1st Place: Cian Thornton

Under 12 Girls
- 3rd place: Marli Dixon
- 2nd Place: Juliet Betar
- 1st place: Emerson Crandall

Under 12 Boys
- 2nd place: Lachlan Sky
- 1st place: Dash Rowe

Under 14 Girls
- 1st place: Mackenzie Deane

Under 14 Boys
- 2nd place: Jamie Glover
- 1st place: Oliver Betar

Under 16 Boys
- 2nd place: Max Van Der Plaat
- 1st place: Lewis Teasey

Under 18 Boys
- Peter Brunig

Alice Jones Award
-Mackenzie Deane

Jibmeister
- Lewis Teasey

Instructor Awards:
Damian - Marli Dixon
Matteo - Juliet Betar
Nadia - Emerson Crandall & Oliver Betar

Fastest Dad - Bruce Geach

Fastest Mum - Sam Halpern

Wooden Spoon - Kirsty Betar

Club Person of the year: Elizabeth Van Der Plaat

Thanks again to our resident shooter, JettyBlue Photography Also a huge thank you to our major sponsors for 2018: Thredbo, Rhythm Snowports and Deane Transport Services


Here’s our raceday movie for those who didn’t catch all the action:

Dead Horse Gap Run 2018

What a fantastic day for the official end of our 2018 season! Our athletes, coaches and parents assembled at the bell before making their way through the wilderness down to dead horse gap.

While the snow cover was ample, the quality wasn’t quite the dry pow we had last season. Not that anyone cared! All our athletes had a ball skiing the back country and it was a new experience for a few of the adults too.

Thanks to the Thredbo Ski Patrol for hearding us all safely through the trees and thanks to our treasurer Elizabeth for arranging our excellent BBQ feast at the Dead Horse Gap carpark. Our Transport sponsor, Deane Transport Services was there as usual to lend a hand with a coach to transport us all back to Thredbo at the end of the day.

See the fun and re-live your favourite moments from this years Dead Horse Gap run!

St Moritz Program kicks off with a bang!

What a fantastic start to our season! With so much snow on the ground, and sun in the sky, it was easy to be mistakenly thinking we were back in August 2017! We welcomed a few new skiers - Marlie, Ari and Sienna! It it was great to see a few more familiar faces back again.

We also welcomed our new instructor Matteo. Fresh from Italy, he's taking over Damian's squad from last season whilst Damian fills Margi's shoes with our new skiers. Damian's extensive experience will for sure see our younger skiers rapidly rise through the ranks.

See you on Sunday for another week of fantastic St Moritz skiing! Don't forget to tell all your friends about our school holiday program!

Join our School Holiday Program!

We understand that a weekly Sunday commitment can be too hard for some families, especially when trying to fit other weekend sports into the timetable. So we've come up with the perfect solution - our July School holiday program. The holiday program runs in parallel to our standard program and depending on numbers, the holiday athletes will have their own dedicated expert instructors and will be grouped in ability.

The holiday program runs over 5 days; July 15, 16, 17 + 19, 20 and includes 6hrs of expert ski tuition each program day and a FREE return ski bus from Cooma, with stops at Berridale and Jindabyne.

And at only $120 per child per day, our holiday program is leaps and bounds ahead in value for money compared to other 5 day camps available on the mountain that start at $979*!

Spots are limited, so register your interest TODAY!

Name *
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What are their names, their ages and skiing abilities?

* based on Thredbo Snow Sports "Max 4" 5 day clinic valued at $979RRP

Adult Lessons and Masters Racing in 2018

Adult lessons are back in 2018 for St Mortiz members. They have always been a great way to sharpen your skills and meet other club members. Some with kids in the program, others are long time members, their athletes long flown the St Moritz coop.

Just like the kids program, the adults will have consistency of instructor and we hope to secure the fabulous Andrea again this season - but its dependent on numbers, so register your interest now by emailing us all your details and how many adults in your family that would like to sign up for adult lessons.

You can be of any level, beginner to experienced. Once we have our numbers we will group you with other parents of similar ability. Michelle did a fab job of coordinating our parent lessons last season. David van der Plaat is in charge of the adult lessons this year.
 

Important Info:

  • The lessons are held on Sundays from July 8

  • Groups of 3 or max of 4 skiers

  • 3 - 4 lessons per season on a roster to follow (dependent on numbers)

  • Lessons are 2 hrs each

  • Start times of 9am / 11am / 1.30pm

  • $65 per skier/ per lesson (hopefully - TBC)

  • Adult lessons only available to active club members

If you are interested in joining in, please contact David ASAP directly on email: david@hctruss.com.au or 0401 877 552 by Friday 22rd June.
Register your interest now so we can arrange the groupings and secure our favourite instructor for the season.

St Moritz is also on the look out for adult members to join our Masters Team! This year the Thredbo Masters is on July 27 & 28. Our president has even offered her services as team coach! All the event info is HERE

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Meet our Coaches - Manuel

St Moritz Ski Club is unique in that we have our pick of the best instructors Thredbo has to offer. In fact, we have instructors knocking on our door, begging to come coach St Moritz! Every winter, the same amazing instructors return year after year so we can offer a level of coaching consistency and learning fluency that no other program in the mountains can offer.

One of these fab instructors is the coach of our race squad, Manuel. 2018 will be his 4th season with St Moritz and we are so excited to have him back in Thredbo. And we'd love for you to meet him...

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Manuel was born in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) in 1984 and started skiing at the age of 3 years. As Manuel says "I married with my ski boots!" (I'm sure his girlfriend is happy to hear that ;-) Manuel raced in Italy until the age of 16, but unfortunately his World Cup racing dreams were cut short due to injury. Not to be deterred in making a career on the snow, he achieved his ski instructor qualifications in 2004. Since then, he has expanded his teaching and gained further qualifications in specialties such as telemark, free-ride and disabled snow sports. In 2013 Manuel achieved the accreditation of Italian Federal Ski Coach. "I love skiing!! Ski is my life.."

Meet our Athletes - Dash Rowe

If you're wondering if the St Moritz program is right for your little athlete who has big race goals for 2018, we'd like to introduce you to Dash.

Dash and his little sister Storm joined St Moritz with their family for the first time in 2017 but has been skiing Thredbo since he was 2. As a 9yr old with a few interschool races under his belt and a penchant for speed, Dash fit right in perfectly with Manuel's race squad. Our race squad is made up of kids of all ages, but their abilities are all very similar. Even though he is one of the youngest in the squad by a few years, Manuel's intuition and flexibility to adapt the day's skiing program to suit his student's skiing AND mental maturity ensured that Dash flourished early on in the program.

Dash's skiing goal for the 2017 season was to qualify for the Interschools State titles which requires a top 10 finish place at the regionals. Something that he had not been able to achieve before. Being that he competes for his Sydney primary school in the Northern NSW division, which is held very soon after our program starts, Manuel had his work cut out for him. But, Manuel's years of experience coaching kids and our program's focus on holistic skills aquisition, meant that Dash did not have to spend every minute training gates to improve rapidly.

During the Interschools regional titles, Dash placed 8th, earning him a place at the State titles. He then completed the St Moritz July holiday program and prepared for the State titles in Perisher in August. As part of his preparation, he raced in a number of satellite races such as the TSRC cup and the Redlands cup where he made the top 10 and 12 despite being pushed into the under 12s due to his August birthday.

 Here's Dash racing the TSRC cup in July 2017

Here's Dash racing the TSRC cup in July 2017

The State titles roll around in August at Perisher and with his 2017 skiing goal in the bag, Dash raced in the Alpine and Skier X without expectations. His preparations and St Moritz coaching paid off! He finished 9th in the alpine, earning him a spot at the National Titles in Mt Buller!

He then competed in our annual St Moritz race day. The conditions were less than favourable, but ski racing can't be all sunshine and groomers, so the kids raced anyway, adding to their "have skills, will ski in and on anything" bag of tricks, and we all had a ball! During classes, Dash had proved to be very eager to learn and progress, which saw him achieve our club's highest race award in only his first year of skiing with St Moritz - the Alice Jones award. This is awarded to the skier who achieves the fastest single run of the day and is in honour of our previous St Moritz athlete, Alice Jones, who went on to an amazing international ski career and Australia's best ever Olympic level Alpine result of 12th place in the combined at the Salt Lake City Winter Games.

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Dash receiving the Alice Jones award at our presentation day along with trophies for the fastest U10 boy and the instructors award for most improved.

With the St Moritz program coming to a close in late August, a week before the Nationals, Dash and his coach worked hard on his overall ski technique which paid dividends at Buller. The day of the Div 5 boys alpine came and a huge cold front dumped a blizzard on Mt Buller. With conditions less than ideal (gale force winds and heavy fog rendered any course inspection completely futile), Dash took a start hut phone call from his coach Manuel back in Thredbo. With last minute pep talk and a season of skiing everything and anything in all conditions under his belt, Dash launched out of the start gate into the fog.

Unfazed by the "hideous" (according to his Mum) weather and very heavy snow conditions, Dash confidently and skillfully negotiated the tough course to earn a very respectable 16th place out of 63 starters. What's worth noting about his efforts, is that Dash was actually the 5th fastest competitor from NSW, meaning that most of the competitors who had previously beaten him at race meets with perfect snow and weather conditions, were nowhere to be seen when the going got tough. Training gates alone does not guarantee race results. Overall skiing competency and a training program focused on skills acquisition such as St Moritz, is what propelled Dash from a regional top 20 finisher, to a National level skier in one season. 

 Dash competing in the soup that was the Interschools Nationals at Mt Buller

Dash competing in the soup that was the Interschools Nationals at Mt Buller

We're looking forward to having Dash back in our program in 2018 and we can't wait to see what he and his coach Manuel can achieve in 2018. Go Dash!

If you'd like more information about our 2018 program, or just to chat about how St Moritz can help your child achieve their skiing goals, connect with us HERE. We'd love to hear from you!