A team of thirty athletes have been selected to become Australia’s first event competitors at an Asian Winter Games when they hit the ice and snow in Sapporo in February.
It was one of the most successful weekend's on record for Australian winter athletes with six World Cup medals, 2 fourth place finishes, and a number of other impressive performances on the snow and ice.
Current World Champion Snowboarder, Scotty James, has made a strong start to his 2016-2017 northern hemisphere season, qualifying second in his heat to advance through to the halfpipe final at the US Snowboard Grand Prix/World Cup event in Copper Mountain.
The winter wonderland dream results continue for Australia with Belle Brockhoff and Alex (Chumpy) Pullin winning gold and bronze respectively in the opening World Cup of the Snowboard Cross season in Montafon, Austria overnight.
A brilliant effort from 17-year-old Emily Arthur during last weekend's half-pipe final of the 2016 U.S Revolution Tour landed her in fourth place as she continued her outstanding push up the world rankings.
Belle Brockhoff has started her 2016-2017 international season in the best possible way, winning two Europa Cup Snowboard Cross events in Pitztal, Austria.
After getting a taste of Olympic competition earlier this year Emily Arthur is hungrier than ever to get the chance to take on the world’s best in PyeongChang.
With 500 days to go until the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, snowboard cross rider Jarryd Hughes has his sights firmly set on Olympic gold.
Australian athletes will get their first opportunity to compete at the Asian Winter Games after being invited to the 2017 event to be held in Sapporo, Japan in February.