TBR is serious about maximising the long-term athletic development of our athletes and recognises the need to ensure world class training facilities to ensure progression.
ON SNOW FACILITIES
In 1997 Buller Ski Lifts (BSL) constructed a world cup specification aerial site. This offers world class training for aerial skiing, and also serves as an excellent jump site for mogul and slopestyle athletes to perfect their aerial tricks.
BSL will again allocate the main fall line of Chamois for a full length mogul training & competition course.
The unpredictability of the weather at Australian resorts has often limited our use of these two exceptional world class training facilities.
This unpredictability should now be a thing of the past in a “normal” winter, with BSL and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia teaming up to install three fully automated snowmaking machines on Chamois in 2013.
There are no guarantees when it comes to Mother Nature and good old M Buller’s temperamental climate but, based on average snow fall data, we should have both facilities open on Chamois for the first day of the TBR program!
This is one of the most significant developments for TBR athletes in the club’s history.
The spectacular jumps skiers are able to perform on snow does come with risk. We believe that as a club we must be proactive in reducing risk and ensure a safe learning environment is in place for our athletes.
To create a safe learning environment TBR runs a number of off-snow skill development initiatives aimed directly at improving fundamental skills, necessary to achieve success in the disciplines of moguls and freeskiing. The long-term success of mogul & freeskiing athletes has been strongly correlated with aerial and acrobatic training from an early age and throughout the teen years.
The development benefits of early & sustained acrobatic training are clear and proven. Consistently TBR athletes who are involved in these initiatives have significantly improved their competition results with some even being selected into National Teams and invited to attend prestige freeskiing events.
The TBR:ACROBATIC FACILITY, located in the sports hall at Buller Central includes:
• 3 full competition level trampolines complete with safety pads
• Double-mini and single-mini trampoline
• Multiple safety mats
TBR skiers will get opportunities throughout the season to use the TBR:ACROBATIC FACILITY with acrobatic sessions being scheduled into day-to-day training. The facility is also a great resource for poor weather days.