Ski camps in Mt. Hood or should you go to Switzerland?
When the Summer season starts, skiing in North America becomes a bit of a challenge. The only two places you can ski during the Summer are Mt. Hood and Whistler Blackomb. Ski camps in Mt. Hood can be great, but the glacier has really struggled during the last years. There is really big queues in the lifts and the snow condition is very often not optimal for alpine race training. Whistler is another option if you want to travel to British Columbia, but the terrain is really limited if you compare it to the bigger glaciers in Europe.
To summarize, if you want to get good quality ski race training during the Summer season you have two options; flying to the Southern Hemisphere in search of an endless Winter, or going to the bigger European glaciers. Both options are unique and offer completely different things.
- In the Southern Hemisphere you will have a real Winter, with short days, bigger skiable areas and variable Winter skiing conditions.
- In the Swiss Saas-Fee glacier you will be able to fully focus on your race training while having a great time. You can fully devote yourself to improve your skiing performance and physical condition. The long days offer the possibility of 3-4 hours ski sessions and after lunch (and some rest) attend our many activities working along with our professional condition trainers and sport psychologist. Many evenings include personalized video analysis with the ski coaches.
Taking into account all the factors mentioned above, Ski Zenit has based itself in Saas-Fee to deliver the highest quality ski racing camps available. The glacier has perfect slopes for free skiing, slalom, giant slalom and super giant slalom training. The car free town and sport facilities offer the ideal environment for racers to focus on their personal and technical development.
We help with the organization of your whole ski trip, doesn’t matter if you want to send your kids on their own, want to travel to Switzerland as a family or you’re a Master ski racer that’s seeking private training or ski camps. We run our own athletes hotel, but we can also offer a variety of hotels, chalets and apartments, as well as ski passes and airport shuttles.
Ski Zenit has developed a very unique and thoughtful coaching method, which ensures full adaptation to each athlete. Under the guidelines of Head Coach Mauro Pini (former World Cup coach of some of the best ski racers) our professional team of coaches is teaching the most up to date ski racing techniques and tactics.
I have attached a short movie from Summer 2016 with a group of Swedish and Swiss racers that were training with Ski Zenit in Saas-Fee. Enjoy!
Skiing in Europe, apart from the quality of the skiing in Saas-Fee, there is a great cultural component. In the small ski villages the culture is completely different from North America. Many people that come from the U.S.A. to our ski racing camp also combine their trip with cultural visits to the nearby cities and countries.
Here is a short edit of the town where we develop our ski racing camps, Saas-Fee. This will give you an idea of the great environment you’re constantly surrounded by.
For more information about our Summer, Fall or year long ski racing programs, send us an email at [email protected] or click Here! When you think about ski camps in Mt. Hood, think outside the box!
See you soon skiing with us in Saas-Fee!
Peace and love
Switzerland or Austria racing camps for this Summer?
When we think about Summer ski camps there is not that many options in Europe. Austria racing camps mainly take place in Hintertux, Pitztal and Stubai. These glaciers offer good conditions in Spring and in late fall due to their height and exposition. In France the main Summer ski resorts are Tignes and Les Deux Alps. During the last years the French glaciers struggled with snow conditions and huge crowds.
We run our Summer ski racing camps in Saas-Fee because conditions are PERFECT ALL SUMMER for ski racing. The slopes offer a variety of gradients and lengths, and the snow is in great conditions during the whole Summer season. This choice of slopes make it ideal for racers of all levels and ages. Early mornings ensure firm conditions for gate training and free skiing until noon.
Starting at 4 PM the afternoon is full of different sports and activities. Racers benefit from video analysis, profesional condition training and sport psychologist.
Well prepared slopes adding to a car free town is the reason why Ski Zenit is based in Saas-Fee. National teams from all over the world chose Saas-Fee for the same reasons as us.
Ski Zenit has been running ski racing camps for the last decade. We ensure the highest quality of training by enrolling a very profesional team of coaches following the guidelines of our Technical Director Mauro Pini (Former coach for several top athletes of the World Cup circuit).
Our coaching method is very personalized transmitting the most up to date technique.
Here is a short movie that shows the Summer skiing slopes of Saas-Fee, and Ski Zenit’s racers training hard to achieve their goals!
Apart from the great slopes and snow conditions, another reason to chose Swiss rather than French or Austria racing camps is the magic of the town of Saas-Fee. You’re in a car free town surrounded by the some of the biggest peaks in the Alps. This is a really safe place to grant some freedom to your kids while keeping peace of mind.
Here is a short video we’ve made showing some of the incredible views we enjoy each day.
If you want more information about our Summer ski racing camps, or you want to visit Saas-Fee and need some assistance, don’t hesitate on sending us an email at [email protected] or click Here! and we will get back to you with all the detailed information you are seeking!
See you soon training with us this Summer and Autumn!
All the best
Ski racers can also go to the Snowpark!
Today we had an incredible day in the Saas-Fee summer snowpark, we got some spins done, some flips, some crashes… A bit of it all.
Here is a short video of today. Hope you like it as much as me!
For more information about or ski racing camps in The Alps, send us an email at:
Have a great day.
Here is a great video talking about Julia Mancuso’s Alpine Ski Racing trajectory, and showing us how she prepares her winter season training in Saas-Fee.
Saas-Fee is the best place to ski during the Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s the reason why so many national teams from all over the World come here for race training.
Enjoy this video!
If you want to prepare your winter season during the Summer and Fall, check our website where you will find all the information about our ski racing camps.
For more information send us an email at: [email protected]
Have a great day!
Here is a little reminder of one the funniest moments of this season’s World Cup Tour. Julien Lizeroux, French ski racer, does a hilarious start off in Meribel, Alps. After a long season, and summer training in the alpine glaciers, he seems a little tired, but he did make us laugh!
Thanks Julien for this precious moment, see you in summer with some more training!
Peace and love from the Skizenit team!
Ski race training doesn’t just happen in the slopes. Physical conditioning is one of the most important parts in a solid ski race training program.
In Zenit ski racing we take really seriously the physical condition training of all of our athletes. When skiing with us, they all have dry land training sessions in the afternoon. We can organize or recommend specific exercises for physical conditioning related to race training throughout the whole year.
Here is a short video of some of our strength and coordination drills.
For more information about our ski racing camps, and our private ski race training programs, check our website: www.skiracingcamps.ch or send us an email at: [email protected]
Have a great day
Last years slalom world cup champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, was skiing in the Saas-Fee summer ski resort. We had the chance to train right next to her, and get to now her, and many more World cup racers from the USA ski team.
This is a great motivation for our athletes to push themselves to their limits.
Hope you enjoy this short video from Zenit ski racing camps.