Historic local ski club gets the wheels turning


St Moritz Ski club is one of Thredbo’s oldest snow sport clubs and for nearly 40 years, St Moritz has been coaching local children to develop their snow sport skills and encourage participation in active, healthy lifestyles.

St Moritz is excited to announce for 2018 that the bus is back! Together with generous sponsors Thredbo Resort, Rhythm Snowsports Cooma and Deane’s Transport, St Moritz athletes can once again start their St Moritz ski day with a bus ride from Cooma with stops at Jindabyne and back again, as part of their program fee.

Deane’s transport will be providing a 38seater coach complete with trailer to transport athletes every day of the 2018 program. Club President and former winter Olympian, Alyson Deane said “we’re just so excited to have the bus back! We know that local families don’t always have parents that ski, but they still wish for their kids to participate in snowsports and the bus effectively brings our program to them.”

The 2018 season program runs every Sunday for 10 weeks from June 24th plus 4 days during the July school holidays. “We have kids that are very early on in their snowsports journey, through to national level interschool racers. Our program works for everyone because our main focus is on building on-snow competency through holistic skills acquisition. That means riding pretty much anything in all conditions” Alyson said.

“Our strength lies in the St Moritz community. We have generations of families returning to St Moritz every winter and we have the same amazing instructors that 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.”

And it appears the St Moritz dedication to building snow sports skills pays off, “we are very proud of our heritage of helping create the foundation for many of our country’s best winter olympians,” explains Alyson. With previous St Moritz athletes such as Manuela Berchtold, Nick Kirchener and Alice Jones, make sure you wave at the St Moritz bus as it travels the Alpine Way every Sunday morning, you may just be waving at our next winter Olympians.

St Moritz 2018 membership and program registrations are now open to all athletes under 18yrs of age and their families. For more program information and member registrations, please click this link:

Sam Halpern