Mogul Matt’s is the new name given to a ski run at the Perisher Ski Resort, honouring Olympic silver medallist and NSW Institute of Sport athlete Matt Graham.
The freestyle moguls skier was on hand to unveil the renamed run, which was previously known as Cold Shoulder accessible off the Brumby T-Bar.
“It’s a great honour to be recognised today with the naming of Mogul Matts.
“I’ve spent heaps of time skiing here as a junior mogul skier in both training and competition. The run brings back a lot of great memories.”
Perisher is Graham’s home mountain, where he first began his path to silver in PyeongChang.
“I learnt to to ski here when I was three years old and I plan to be skiing here for as long as I physically can.
“I got my first taste of Mogul Skiing when I joined the Perisher Winter Sports Club program back in 2002”.
Further to the naming of Mogul Matts, Perisher have also announced a $260,000 investment in snowmaking on Toppa’s Dream.
This investment will see automated snowmaking installed on Toppa’s Dream allowing this iconic run to be open earlier each winter providing a longer training period for the Australian and visiting International mogul skiing teams each winter.
Peter Topalovic Winter Sports Coordinator for the NSW Institute of Sport is excited at what this means for elite skiers in the country.
“Today’s announcement is a game changer for the sport.
“Increasing the training period on Toppa’s Dream each season will give our athletes a great advantage and allow us to continue delivering great results within Australian mogul skiing.”
For Perisher’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Brulisauer, the funding commitment is a continuation of Perisher’s support of freestyle moguls.
“Perisher has a long and proud history in mogul skiing and it’s fantastic to be announcing this significant investment into the sport that will go a long way to helping our Aussie athletes achieve their goals.
“Matt is a huge role model for aspiring athletes and will always remain one of Australia’s most internationally successful skiers, and we are so pleased to name Mogul Matt’s after him” added Brulisauer.