Delivered in partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia & Snow Australia (Olympic Sports) and Snow Australia & the Australian Paralympic Committee (Paralympic Sports), the NSWIS Winter Sports Program aims to support Australian winter sports athletes achieve medal outcomes at the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

The partnership is also supported by Perisher and Thredbo ski resorts providing access to world class on-snow training and competition facilities, as well the Office of Sport through the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre providing world class off-snow training facilities and accommodation.



Annie Geiger

Para Sports Program Coordinator

Stan Wu

NSWIS Coach - Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air

Harald Benselin

OWIA Head Coach - Snowboard Cross

Leon Tarbotton

National Freeski Development Coach

Kate Blamey

NSWIS Coach – Freestyle Moguls

Jason Clauscen

NSWIS Coach – Snowboard Cross

Peter McNiel

NSWIS Head Coach - Freestyle Moguls

Peter Topalovic

Manager, Winter Sports Programs

Steve Desovich

OWIA Head Coach - Freestyle Moguls

Shawn Fleming

OWIA Head Coach - Ski Cross

Program Components:

  • Para Alpine & Snowboard
  • Park & Pipe
  • Snowboard Cross
  • Freestyle Moguls
  • Individual