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The Story So Far

Emerson Facer, a 19-year-old Aussie skier, is working full-time over the next 12 months to propel his career to the next level in Ski Cross racing.

Hailing from the Geelong/Surfcoast region, his home mountain is Mt Buller. It was on the likes of Shakey Knees and Bourke Street that he took to the slopes from an early age, making his way through the ski school ranks. It was clear from early on that Emerson had a natural affinity with mountain life and how to move down a slope with ease.

A self=proclaimed "park-rat", Emerson spent three years living at Buller full time and enjoying the freedoms of freestyle skiing, slopestyle, and moguls.  

As a 'reasonable' skier Emerson entered into the Interschools program and, with no previous race experience, placed 7th in Victoria in his first competition. There was, he said, "a realisation that I was fast, sloppy, but fast". Wanting to give technical skiing a good crack, Emerson switched to alpine skiing with MBRC and spent two northern hemispheres training at Winter Park, Colorado with Richard Haslau, who with patience and perseverance, assisted Emerson to appreciate the nuances of technical skiing. 

As a junior athlete, Emerson won countless medals in the Victorian and National Interschools competitions plus podiumed consistently during KOM at Mt Buller. 

It became evident that combining his natural ability to ski terrain and his love of speed was where the future lay for Emerson, who decided four years ago to focus his attention on the discipline of Ski Cross. 

Spending a season in 2020 at the High Performance Centre in Austria, Emerson formed a special relationship with Hannes Grimus who coached him, as the youngest competitor, to a top 32 position in his first European FIS race. 

2022 saw Emerson rank 4th in his race at the FIS-sanctioned Australia New Zealand Cup at Hotham. His best local result so far.

Selected as part of Snow Australia's Emerging Talent Program (ETP) in 2023 gives Emerson the opportunity to learn and engage with industry super-weights. The next step in national team selection. 

After two full-time seasons competing on the Europa Cup Circuit and continuing to be coached by Grimus, Emerson had his first podium success towards the end of the 22/23 northern hemisphere season at Reilteram. The guidance of his coach, and training with the Austrian and Japanese national teams have seen Emerson hone and refine his skills to consistently rank in the top tier in his age bracket. 

In 2023/24 Emerson will return to Europe for the season with races in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, and Switzerland and will complete the season in April 2024 with the opportunity to compete at the World Junior Championship for Australia. His goal for this event will be to rank top 5.  

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