Skiing since she was three, Belle Brockhoff took up snowboarding at the age of 10 and three weeks after first trying the sport, won her first interschool nationals title.
Brockhoff trained and competed in a number of snowboard disciplines, competing on the World Cup circuit in Parallel Giant Slalom, before settling on boardercross as her chosen pursuit.
Brockhoff competed in her first full World Cup circuit in 2012/13. She became the first Australian woman to win a Snowboard Cross World Cup medal when she finished third in Montafon, Austria. At the end of the season she was 9th overall on the World Cup standings.
Another promising result for the young Victorian was placing 6th at the Olympic Test Event in Sochi in early 2013.
Brockhoff has a rich history of winter sports in her family. Her uncle, Peter Brockhoff competed in Alpine Skiing at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics, her grandfather Harold Brockhoff was one of the original pioneers of Mt Buller and her great aunt, Joyce Brockhoff has a run named in her honour at Mt Hotham in recognition of her work promoting the place of women in snow sports.