ABOM MOGUL CHALLENGE 2018
Note: subject to change, finalised at team leaders meeting for the competition day.
Friday 31st of August
10:00am – 10:15am Inspection/Course Preparation
10:15am – 12:15pm FIS Open Training & Legends
12:50pm – 1:00pm Youth Inspection/Course Preparation
1:00pm – 2:00pm Youth Official Training
2:10pm Youth/ Eliminations
4:00pm Team Leaders Meeting - Event Office
Saturday 1st of September
10:00am – 10:05am FIS Open Women Course Inspection
10:05am – 10:40am Training FIS Open Women
10:50am Single Mogul Eliminations FIS Open Women/Legends
11:35am – 11:40am Course Inspection FIS Open Men
11:40am – 12:15pm Training FIS Open Men/Legends
12:25pm Single Mogul Eliminations FIS Open Men/Legends
1:30pm – 1:40pm Dual Mogul Course Inspection
1:40pm – 2:00pm Dual Mogul Training
2:05pm Dual Mogul Finals
5:30pm Presentations - Moosehead @ ABOM
830pm Official Party - Moosehead @ ABOM
2017: Graham wins historic sixth ABOM Mogul Challenge title, Parks upsets World number one to win fourth title
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) skier and current world number three Matthew Graham has smashed the record books with an historic sixth victory at Mt Buller on Saturday 2 September in the ABOM Mogul Challenge.
Graham now stands clear with the most victories in the events 29-year history, moving past two-time Australian Olympian Nick Cleaver and current world number one Britt Cox who both have five wins.
Mark Ashkanasy Photos
Andrew Railton Photos
Tim Byrne Video Highlights
The dual mogul action was spectacular on the Chamois ski run, with athletes battling it out ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea. With spots on the Australian team likely to go down to the wire, the standard of the sport in Australia is at an all-time high.
Nicole Parks had one of the best victories of her career to claim her fourth ABOM title, highlighted by a big upset of current World Champion Britt Cox in the semi-final round by a score of 13-12 from the judges. Parks’ New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) teammate Madii Himbury finished in second place, with Cox taking the bronze.
Graham was the strong favourite in the men’s event, and looked comfortable all day, qualifying in first place and winning each dual on the way to the title. International athletes Alexandre Lavoie of Canada finished second with American George McQuinn third.
The event was a great success with a record field of 128 entrants from Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Poland and the USA.
The ABOM Mogul Challenge is a world-class mogul ski competition held annually at Mt Buller since 1989. This iconic event is one of the highlights of the winter season, attracting some of the world’s best mogul skiers.
Buller Ski Lifts General Manager Laurie Blampied congratulated the athletes, “The speed, skills and style that the skiers showcased on Chamois run yesterday was impressive.
Freestyle skiing is a key component of elite snowsports here at Mt Buller and we look forward to supporting the moguls and aerial skiers with the resort’s continued commitment the Olympic Training Center here in 2018 and beyond.”
Women's Results 2017
Men's Results 2017