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coaches

Chicks with Stix aim to provide participants with the ability to learn from some of the most experienced female skiers and snowboarders across Australia. Our coaches come from a freeride and freestyle background and all have varying stories. Some have competed on the big stage at the Olympics, some competed on the Free Ride World Tour, other however have years of technical experience coaching at mountains across Australia including Mt Hotham and Perisher. 

regular coaches

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ZOE JABOOR

Ski: Freeride, Moguls, Park

Home mountain: Buller

Acievements: 

  • Setting up Chicks with Stix

  • Judging at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics

  • Competing in moguls until 17, then moving to park. Best events to attend were US Open and Queens Cup

  • Won Aussie X Games and Ripcurl Freeride Pro

Fun Fact: I still travel the world judging World Cup events in (mostly in Moguls and Aerials

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TORIE HAMILTON-WILSON

Ski, Slopestyle & Big Mountain

Home Mountain: Buller

Achievements:

  • 3rd in the World Heli Ski Challenge (Wanaka)

  • Slopestyle World Cup in Mammoth Lakes

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KATYA CREMA

Ski, Ski X & Big Mountain

Home Mountain: Grew up skiing at Buller but now calls Hotham home

Achievements: 

  • 7th at the 2014 Russia Winter Olympics

  • Competing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

  • Back to Back Australia New Zealand Ski Cross Champion

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PIP O'DONNELL

Ski, All-mountain

 Home Mountain: Hotham

Skiing Highlights: 

  • Competing for a number of years in Australia

  • Heli-skiing around the world

  • Getting to go to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Vancouver 

Fun Fact: Pip has lived in France and loves to cycle.​

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HANA WILLIAMSON

Ski, All Mountain

Home Mountain: Hotham

Skiing highlights: 

  • APSI Level 1 Ski Instructor

  • CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor

  • Instructing in Japan for a number of years

  • Heli-skiing with the CwS coaches in NZ 

Fun Fact: The day after I turned 18 I moved to Japan to work as a ski instructor, I still can't speak any japanese!

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LAUREN STAVELEY

Snowboard, Slopestyle

Home mountain: Buller

Achievements:

  • Previous World Cup athlete

  • Olympic shadow team member 

  • 2012 Slopestyle athlete of the year.

Fun face: I sung infant of the pope in a choir when I was younger​

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HANNAH 'studd muffin' STUDD

Snowboard, Park & All Mountain

Home Resort: Hotham

Achievements: 

  • Winning Hotham freeride series back to back 11/12

  • Years instructing at Hotham for the Park Team

  • CASI Level 1 snowboard instructor

  • Competed internationally in slope style in Canada & Japan

Fun fact: I once lived in Hawaii in a tent for 6 months, working on a tropical fruit farm

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LUCY ANDERSON

Snowboard, Park, All Mountain & Steep

Home mountain: Hotham

Achievements: 

  • APSI Level Two Snowboard Instructor

  • APSI Level One Ski Instructor

  • Adaptive Trained Instructor

  • 8 Season's instructing at Mt Hotham

Fun Fact: Lucy has been with the CwS crew for six plus years teaching both park and all mountain but she also loves a surf down Torquay way!​

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JENNA ROBINSON

Snowboard, All Mountain & Backcountry

Home mountain: Hotham

Snowboarding Highlights: 

  • Jenna has spent plenty of seasons overseas coaching and riding with a highlight being part of a fly-in, fly-out lodge where she enjoyed plenty of heli-snowboarding days!

  • Avalanche certification 1 & 2

Fun fact

Jenna spent 3 weeks living in a van travelling and split boarding Alaska

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ERIN HEIGHT

Snowboard, Park, Boardercross & All Mountain

Home Mountain: Hotham

Snowboarding Highlights:

  • Competing in snowboarder-cross in the Mountain Dew Open 

  • Starting her own Snowboard Clothing Line - Anakie

  • Coaching at Chicks with Stix for nearly 10 years

Fun Fact: Erin is also pretty good on a pair of skis (you'll generally find her shredding the mountain or in the park). 

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