Chicks With Stix helping ladies with skills
ANOTHER highly successful grass-roots program mentoring female freestyle skiers and snowboarders, was held over the past weekend.
Chick With Stix helps the ladies to progress their skills, learn new tricks and gain confidence; a roster of high profile skiers and snowboarders attend the sessions, giving encouragement and feedback to participants.
A series of weekend workshops aims to help female skiers and boarders progress their skills, get comfortable in a competitive environment and add some new tricks to their repertoire.
Co-founder, skier and Olympic judge Zoe Jaboor said “the idea behind CwS is to encourage girls to participate in snowsports; freestyle skiing and snowboarding, two areas that Australians are having a lot of international success with right now”.
And with the Winter Olympics less than a year away, all eyes will once again be on our female athletes.
“I think that with the Olympics just around the corner, Australian athletes are getting ready to showcase our amazing sport to the rest of Australia,” Zoe said.
“Many of our CwS participants and ambassadors have both competed and judged at the Winter Olympics.
“CwS offers girls a chance to ski and board with the best snow-sports athletes in Australia and get an insight into what our sport has to offer.”
As well as inspiring the up-and-coming athletes CwS provides an outlet for social connection, self esteem, fitness and positive body image.
All mentors agree on one thing - that skiing and boarding has opened the doors to incredible opportunities, adventures and friendships and at the heart of CwS is the desire to share that positive vibe and encourage girls to progress their skills and ultimately compete.
“Girl power may sound a bit corny but really, that’s what we’ve got,” said Zoe.
FAMILY VISIT: Enjoying a special visit to Mt Buller to be photographed in the snow are Singaporian family Saumya Jamuar (father), Wendy Liew (mother) and children Reanne Liew-Jamuar and Mia Liew-Jamuar. PHOTO: Sealey Brandt