The VSA, established in 1956, is the State Sporting Association and peak body for Victorian snowsports. In 2008, following two major reviews conducted by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), on behalf of Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA), a new structure was created, incorporating the concept of a unitary model of SSA and all snowsports State Sporting Organizations (VSA, New South Wales Ski Association Limited, Snowsports ACT, South Australian Skiers Association and Tasmanian Ski Council).
The SSA-SSO Services Agreement was developed to guide the relationships of the national body and state bodies. The VSA has been charged with the responsibility of supporting and coordinating all Victorian disciplines including Alpine, Cross Country, Freestyle and Snowboard. Representatives of these disciplines were inducted to the VSA Executive Committee at the 2007-08 Annual General Meeting and an Executive Officer was appointed to support the disciplines to increase participation opportunities in their sports.
Although the VSA’s main focus is to foster increased participation in the snowsports disciplines, it will continue to act on behalf of its affiliates as the official representative to government and resort management authorities.