This year, 17 athletes won a combined 40 World Cup and World Championship medals plus 29 Para ski and snowboard medals. The closest previous result was in 2013 when Australian athletes claimed 25 World Cup medals.
Australia has also celebrated two World Champions, two Para-snowsport World Champions and a dual Junior World Champion this year, all of whom are nominated along with several other outstanding performing athletes.
The Australian Ski & Snowboard Athlete of the Year Award is the highest honour bestowed upon athletes in the sport. Finalists are drawn from the list of nominees with the winners announced at the Awards.
Nominees for Snowsport Athlete of the Year
Dominic Demschar – Alpine Skiing
Sami-Kennedy Sim – Ski Cross
Britt Cox – Mogul Skiing (Current World Champion)
Matt Graham – Mogul Skiing (2016 Athlete of the Year)
Danielle Scott – Aerial Skiing
David Morris – Aerial Skiing
Russ Henshaw – Slopestyle
Scotty James – Snowboard Halfpipe (Current World Champion)
Christian De Oliveira – Snowboard Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom
Alex Pullin – Snowboard Cross
Belle Brockhoff – Snowboard Cross
Junior World Champion Slopestyle and Big Air)
Jessica Yeaton Cross Country
Nominees for Junior Snowsport Athlete of the Year
Alec Scott – Alpine Skiing
Max Hill – Ski Cross
Liam Burton – Cross Country
Jakara Anthony – Mogul Skiing
Millie Bongiorno - Snowboard Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom
Adam Lambert – Snowboard Cross (Europa Cup Champion)
Tess Coady – Snowboard and Big Air (Current Junior World Champion Slopestyle and Big Air)
Nominees for Para-Snowsport Athlete of the Year
Mitch Gourley – Para Alpine Skiing (IPC Alpine Skiing World Champion)
Joany Badenhorst Para Snowboard (IPC Snowboard Cross World Champion)
The awards also recognize the rising stars, coaches and schools for their significant contributions to the sport this season.
What: 2017 Australian Ski and Snowboard Awards
When: Thursday 27 April 2017
Where: Maia, Shed 14, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
General Public ticket price: $125 See https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/events/7436/