FROM HOTHAM TO GLOBAL
Popular Mornington Peninsula resident and Hotham local, Gus Broersen is making a name for himself on the world stage.
Having spent his Northern Winter at Wy’East Academy in Oregan earlier this year, Gus was then chosen to represent Australia at the Junior World Free Ski Slope Style Championship in Sweden.
In 2018 Gus won the Australian Junior Halfpipe title and placed second in the Australian Junior Slopestyle event.
Gus started skiing with Mount Hotham Free Ski (MHFS) in 2014 and won a joint scholarship to their full winter program at the start of the 2015 season. As a result he placed first that season in the Hotham Bread and Butter rail Jam, the Cheese and Crackered rail jam, the Skier cross, the Hotham Freeride and the Spring Slopestyle. Coach and Head of Programs at MHFS Martin coached Gus in moguls early in the season and the same year he entered the Junior Nationals at Buller, qualifying in 6th place and finishing in 11th place in his first taste of national competition.
Gus is now looking forward to a season at home, where he has enjoyed a five-year streak of top 5 results across multiple events, including firsts in Slopestyle, rail and pipe at Hotham and two second and a first place in the Thredbo Big Air.
When he’s not calving up the mountains, Gus enjoys his home on the Mornington Peninsula where he spends his time with friends surfing, skating, listening to music and trampolining.