Winter News

Morris creates history

24 February 2013
David Morris rewrote wintersport record books when he became the first Australian to win a men’s World Cup aerial skiing event in the Ukraine in February 2013. In doing so ended the season as the highest ranked Aussie male in the discipline’s history.

AERIAL SKIING: David Morris rewrote wintersport record books today when he became the first Australian to win a men’s World Cup aerial skiing event and in doing so ended the season as the highest ranked Aussie male in the discipline’s history.

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

Australia’s Winter Olympic hopefuls have been given their first taste of the trying conditions that await them at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games as they took to the Olympic venues for the first time at the official test event over the past fortnight.

Jenny Owens at the Sochi Test Event.

Dual Olympian Jenny Owens has seen first hand just how the host city of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games is coming together less than a year out from the event.

Grimus recaptures form

20 February 2013
Anton Grimus of Australia races down the course during the official training session and qualification for the Audi FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Skier Cross race on December 22 2012 in San Candido, Italy.

SKI CROSS: Australian athlete Anton Grimus enjoyed a World Cup career equalling best qualifying result and a fourth place in the consolation final in the ski cross test event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia today.

Laura Peel wins silver at the Sochi 2014 test event.

Australian aerial skier Laura Peel moved into third on the world rankings with the fourth podium finish of her career in the World Cup and test event of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia tonight.

Australian skier Britteny Cox competes at the Sochi Olympic Test Event, February 2013.

MOGULS: Australian teenager Matt Graham marked the start of his 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games countdown with a career best result in the World Cup mogul skiing and Olympic test event in Russia.

New alpine heights

15 February 2013
Greta Small of Australia skis in the Women's Giant Slalom during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on February 14, 2013 in Schladming, Austria.

ALPINE SKIING: Australia’s lone female alpine ranger Greta Small skied to 45th in the Giant Slalom at the World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria on Thursday. The event was won by Frenchwoman Tessa Worley who has family ties to Australia.

Clockwise: Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin, Torah Bright, Holly Crawford and Nate Johnstone.

Australia's snowboarding prospects continue to grow brighter as a country more known for it's love of the sun and surf takes it to the world's elite winter sport countries.

Holly Crawford claims silver at the Sochi Test Event in February 2012.

Australia’s Snowboard halfpipe athlete Holly Crawford delivered Australia’s first podium finish at the site of next year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi tonight (Russian time).

Lydia Lassila #3 of Australia competes in the Ladies Aerials during the Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

AERIAL SKIING: Lydia Lassila fears she could be just one jump away from having to pull the pin on her aerial skiing title defence at next year's Winter Olympics with herniated discs playing havoc with her preparations.