Brindabella Ski Club has a proud heritage of encouraging people to participate in snow sports. In the Club’s earliest days, members organised trips to the snow and brought friends along, some of whom had never seen snow. Many of these friends subsequently become members. Skilled members showed new skiers the basics, and helped them develop their skills through the years. The club ran races, encouraging members of all ages and skill levels to compete. We helped organise, and fielded teams in races against other clubs. Over the years, several of our members have competed in world class winter competition including the Winter Olympic Games, while others have made contributions behind the scenes.
This heritage continues today. Brindabella Ski Club was named NSW Alpine Champion Ski Club in 2009 due to the strong performance of our Club members in races through the year. For a number of years we have had a particularly strong showing from our Junior racers, which is very encouraging for our future.
The Club Championships alternate between Guthega and Thredbo annually.
The Club competes annually in the Balmain Cup, the oldest snow sports competition in Australia, and in the Thredbo Senior and Junior Interclub races. See the Racing page for details, including the team selection process.
Ski Development Programme
Brindabella Ski Club runs a Ski Development Programme, targeted at developing racing skills within the Club. In past years, experienced members would provide tips and tuition to others in the club, to help them develop. The club had a collection of poles stored under Tiobunga and we would set our own courses. The resorts no longer allow people to set courses or provide instruction outside their Ski Schools and Race Departments, so our approach now has to be different.