Amelia McGuiness Time-Trials at Falls Creek in 2024

Published Wed 27 Mar 2024

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation (AMASDF) Time-Trial event day will move to the Falls Creek Resort (from Perisher) and will precede the ASSSTC, NSW Regional Interschools and Falls Creek Regional Schools Events on Monday 29th July 2024.

The AMASDF has had a long involvement in providing scholarships to junior athletes. The Foundation was established in 2010, in honour of Amelia McGuiness, a gifted and talented athlete and Year 10 student, with $221,960.00 in Snowsports Scholarships being awarded over the past 13 years. The foundation is dedicated to supporting developing athletes that have shown commitment to their training and sport, as they move up through the pathway to become possibly elite athletes in snow sports in the future.

Of importance, the McGuiness family enjoy a long-term connection with the Falls Creek Community, and have agreed (with Snow Australia / Perisher / Falls Creek Ski Lifts), to re-locate this event from Perisher to Falls Creek for an initial 5-year period commencing this year. Athletes from Victoria, NSW and other states who participate in this Time-Trial will have the opportunity to apply for 2025 AMASDF scholarship, with all proceeds from this Time Trial dedicated to the AMASDF scholarship program.

Historically, the Amelia Time-Trial Event has operated in NSW in the Alpine GS & Snowboard Cross disciplines. We are exploring options with Falls Creek Ski Lifts to expand this to Alpine GS & Snowboard GS (Monday AM) + Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross (Monday PM), with more details to-be-released in early May.