If Australia's freestyle skiers can win eight Olympic medals training in a freezing, dirty dam, the signs are good for Beijing 2022 and beyond after the opening of a purpose-built facility in Brisbane.
Dating back to the days of Kirstie Marshall, Jacqui Cooper and Australia's first aerial gold medallist Alisa Camplin, who won in 2002, the Olympians have had to head overseas for off-snow training or try to dodge leeches while landing from a ramp into a muddy Yarra Valley dam.
Two-time Olympian Danielle Scott says the new $6.5-million facility is a game-changer for aerial skiers and also mogulists including Pyeongchang 2018 silver medallist Matt Graham.
As well as a glistening pool for their landings as they perfect aerial manoeuvres, there are ramps of varying heights, including take offs from 37m high.
There's also accommodation, a gymnastics centre, fitness and athlete rehabilitation centre that's expected to attract skiers from around the world.
"It's been pretty tricky in the past and we've been at the mercy of other countries to use their facilities," Scott told AAP.
"We do have something down in Victoria that's extremely run down and no longer useful really for aerials just because we need the bigger jumps and the aeration in the water."
The world cup gold medallist said it was surprising Australia's freestyle skiers had been able to win eight Olympic medals, including three gold, with such limited resources at home.
"We have such a rich history in the sport it's pretty incredible that we have been able to secure so many world championship, Olympic and world cup medals without having our own facility," Scott said.
"It's going to be pretty exciting to see what the future holds, and for future generations in the sport."
Beijing is set to host the next Olympics in 2022, which Scott is targeting.
She was due to compete in China just before Christmas but that is likely to be cancelled, meaning she will stay training in Brisbane until the first overseas event.
Scott said she was looking to nail a triple on land this World Cup season.
"I've been doing triples into the pool for a year or two now and I just need to get those ready for snow so that's my goal," the 30-year-old said.
The moguls team, including Graham, current world No.2 Jakara Anthony and 2017 world champion Britt Cox, will begin their training there next week.
Australian Associated Press