Australian downhiller AJ Bear has skied to the first top 20 World Cup result of his career, finishing in 17th place in Val Gardena, Italy.
Emanuel Oppliger has ridden to the best performances of his career over the weekend, finishing sixth in the second of two snowboard World Cups in Le Relais, Canada.
Dale Begg-Smith has won the first gold medal in Australia's 25-year history of World Cup mogul skiing, sharing the podium with Olympic Winter Institute team-mate Michael Robertson on what has been one of Australia's most successful weekends of winter sport.
Cameron Morton has again led team-mate Mark Raymond in biathlon World Cup competition in Europe, as the pair vie for the one place available for an Australian in the Torino 2006 field.
Australia's Flying Kangaroos have had a mixed weekend in China, collecting three top 60 per cent of field Olympic qualifying results, but a best placing of only eighth from the two World Cup events.
Speed skater Richard Goerlitz has finished in 32nd place in the first of two World Cup events in Inzell, Germany, unfortunately missing the top 80 per cent result he needs for Olympic qualification.