for those in the snow

Aussies on the world snow podium

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If you’ve ever met an Aussie, you’ll know we’re obsessed by sport.

But there’s one sport that most Australians, and the world, don’t even know we’re good at. Snow sports.

Less than a year to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and our beach loving Aussies are making waves on the international snow sports competition circuit.

Check out these podiums so far this season. But remember, this isn’t counting personal alpine skiing bests, fastest in age groups, Europa cups and the like, where we’ve also excelled. I don’t want to boast….too much.

  • Alex Chumpy Pullin defended his World Champion SBX status in Stoneham and won making him FIS Wold Champion for another two years
  • Nathan Johnstone won GOLD at FIS World Cup in snowboard half pipe at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix
  • Torah Bright won GOLD at FIS World Cup in snowboard half pipe at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix
  • Russ Henshaw won GOLD at the Dew Tour Ski Slopestyle in Breckenridge
  • Holly Crawford won SILVER at the FIS World Cup HP Olympic test event in Sochi
  • Holly Crawford wins SILVER at the FIS World Championships HP in Stoneham
  • Lydia Lassila won SILVER at the FIS World Cup aerials in China
  • Lydia Lassila won SILVER at the FIS World Cup aerials in Canada
  • Lydia Lassila won SILVER at the FIS World Cup aerials at Stoneham
  • David Morris won SILVER at the FIS World aerials at Lake Placid
  • Russ Henshaw won SILVER at the FIS World Cup ski slopestyle at Copper Mountain Grand Prix
  • Laura Peel won SILVER at the FIS World Cup aerials in Deer Valley
  • Laura Peel won SILVER at the FIS World Cup Olympic Test Event aerials in Sochi Russia
  • Anna Segal won BRONZE at the FIS World Cup ski slopestyle at Copper Mountain Grand Prix
  • Anna Segal won BRONZE at the FIS World Cup ski slopestyle in Silvaplana Switzerland
  • Anna Segal won BRONZE at the Dew Tour Ski Slopestyle in Breckenridge
  • Britteny Cox won BRONZE at the FIS World Cup moguls at Lake Placid
  • Anton Grimus won BRONZE at the FIS World cup in Ski X in Canada
  • Nat Segal won BRONZE on the Freeride World Tour big mountain extreme skiing
  • Belle Brockhoff won BRONZE at the FIS World cup for Snowboard X in Europe
  • Torah Bright won BRONZE at the FIS World Cup Snowboard World Championships in Slopestyle Snowboard in Canada

There’s still more to come with the Sochi Olympic Test Events currently underway and the FIS Ski World Championships in Norway from March 5.

Not bad for a nation known more for surfing and cricket.

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