Pambula Beach skier Cooper Woods is this month honing his skills on the slopes of Steamboat Springs, USA.
Cooper is attending a training camp and will contest events throughout Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Series.
A junior national moguls champion, Cooper is also regarded as one of Australia’s top mogul skiers in any division.
Cooper came into his own in 2012 after winning the regional, state and national championships.
As a result, Cooper was awarded three scholarships to help achieve his goal of representing Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics at South Korea.
Scholarships received were from Perisher Valley Ski Resort to help cover the costs of training, the Ameila McGuiness Foundation, which supports winter sport athletes and the third was from the South East Regional Academy of Sport.
Mum Katrina Woods said Cooper had also received support from the local community.
“Cooper has been amazed with the generosity and support of the local community, with one local family sending him a cheque just because they were proud to help out a Pambula Beach kid,” she said.
“This money will help go towards the cost of him achieving his future goal of the 2018 Winter Olympics.”