A one week on snow training camp took place in late July at Perisher Resort where focus was placed on board testing and start section techniques.
In early August the team traveled to Mt Hotham to assist Ski and Snowboard Australia staff during the two day Snowboard Cross Futures initiative. The program has been most successful with over 50 young riders receiving mentoring & expert coaching from OWIA/NSWIS athletes and coaches.
The Snowboard Cross ANC races took place at the conclusion of the Futures program so that all participants had the opportunity to apply what they had learnt in a race environment while also being guided through the practice and training components of a competition.
In total four events took place over the Australian season at Mt Hotham in early August and September.
Alex “Chumpy” Pullin had an outstanding series winning all four Australian events. Cameron Bolton had two second place finishes behind Chumpy.
Belle Brockhoff was also in strong form winning three of the four events.
Jarryd Hughes has been recovering from injury and has been restricted in training activities. The plan is for Jarryd to rejoin full program activities during the Northern Hemisphere winter for World Cup competition.