Winter in the Snowy Mountains looks set to become even livelier in the coming months, with a new funding injection into local snowsports events.
Graham Annesley, Minister for Sport and Recreation and John Barilaro, Member for Monaro have just announced the Australian Freestyle Moguls Championship, the Australian Rookie Snowboarding Fest 2013 and the NSW Cross Country Ski Week 2013 will all be receiving government funding to help with the costs of managing events over winter.
"The events will showcase international stars, up and coming local talent and give new starters the opportunity to take lessons. The NSW Government continues to foster these events to reach our goal of making NSW ski fields number one again," Mr Barilaro said.
"Having been heavily involved in local sporting communities I'm personally aware of how helpful this funding can be; by assisting these sporting groups we can help develop a healthier and more lively community during winter months."
The Australian Freestyle Moguls Championship will see some of the world's elite mogul skiers competing for places in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The Australian Rookie Snowboarding Fest will provide under-18 snowboarders to compete in a brand-new 'slopestyle' event, to be included in next year's Winter Olympics, and the NSW Cross Country Ski Week sees nine separate events held over nine days, including tour races, biathlon, night relays and the Australian Cross Country Distance Championships.