Snow Australia is working with the NSW Government to develop the NSTC in Jindabyne with the refurbishment of the existing JSRC sport centre that will become the NSTC administration, acrobatic and training facility.
Snow Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Kennedy said the commencement of construction works is a great milestone.
“I can confidently say that the airbag will be among the very best in the world and will be highly sought after by athletes from all over the world to come and train in Jindabyne year round,” Mr Kennedy said.
“The National Snowsports Training Centre will have a profound impact on Australian athletes’ capacity to maintain and enhance their international competitiveness.
“It will serve as a base for our high-performance programs and will also provide a focal point for pathway programs and the broader winter sport community to come together.
“I would like to thank NSW Office of Sport, the Deputy Premier John Barilaro for the Government’s ongoing support. We are looking forward to working with NSW Office of Sport, NSWIS and the local community to maximise this special opportunity,” he said.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the National Snowsports Training Centre would be a world-class airbag training facility that will attract winter sports athletes from around the world.
“Seeing excavators and earth works at the site is an exciting development in a project which will have many benefits for our region, not just from a sporting perspective but also economically through jobs, investment and tourism,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The centre will be open all-year-round, enabling Australia’s leading winter sports athletes to be at their peak at all times.”
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the NSW Government is committed to improving the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure in regional NSW.
“The dry slope at the National Snowsports Training Centre is going to give Australia’s best athletes the chance to train in their own backyard 365 days a year,” Mr Lee said.
Commencement of the airbag comes at the same time Snow Australia completed the purchase of Action Sports Training (AST) with day-to-day management of the centre to transition in time for Term 1 programs.
AST has been in operation since 1988, initially as the Jindabyne Trampoline Club, and has been owned and operated by the Berchtold family since its inception. AST operates community acrobatic programs from the custom-built training facility inside the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre. For more – click here.
Stage 1 of the National Snowsports Training Centre is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
Article Courtesy of Snow Australia