Choose either a drop-in day, or immerse yourself in a full 5-day training experience. We'll organise your lift pass, and book any type of accommodation you'd be looking for.
At Ski Zenit, our goal is to ignite a passion for racing in every instructor through engaging, interactive, and fun-focused training that goes beyond qualifications and turns race training into an exhilarating experience for all levels of instructor. Try before you commit! This summer we're offering a FREE try-out day with our coaches on the Saas-Fee glacier on Monday 28th August. At Ski Zenit, we don't just coach skiing, we embody it. Take your skiing technique and knowledge to the next level in your career.
The Saas-Fee glacier is the top ski race training location in Europe for our ski camps for adults in the Summer and Autumn season. The altitude, characteristics, and snow conditions alone set it apart from other glaciers. This, together with the variety of terrain available, makes it second to none for training purposes. The car-free village promotes a very healthy lifestyle and provides everything needed for optimal condition training and the ideal sports activities on off-snow (closed glacier) days. These are just some of the reasons why the top athletes in the world do their Summer/early Autumn Ski Camp pre-season preparation in Saas-Fee.
Development and reinforcement of technical and tactical skills and each week includes:
*Arrive on Sunday night and depart Friday after ski training for one week or several consecutive weeks (see dates below).
** Also available are multiple accommodation options in a range of hotels or apartments. Please enquire directly through us, and we will assist you all the way.
The best Ski camp for Instructors with Ski Zenit means fun glacier training sessions on snow to improve the fundamental technical aspects and physical skills on skis that will allow you to perform and enjoy competitive gate courses and at the same time build your confidence.
* IN AUTUMN THE DAY BEGINS LATER AND SKI TRAINING SESSIONS ARE LONGER
Instructor athletes participating in our training camps will be divided into training groups based on their skill level with a maximum of 7 skiers per group. Groups may change during the course of the week in order to work on each athlete’s specific goals with a view to best individualise training.
Our ski camps for Instructors are flexible enough to adapt to different goals and levels of performance and bring the best out of each skier, providing a good balance between confidence building and step-by-step achievements for permanent progress.
Video analysis is a key part of our coaching for athletes in Eurotest, ISIA speed test, or Test Technique Instructor-specific training. It helps athletes understand and improve their performance, providing clear feedback and strategies for the next day's training.
Having well-prepared skis is essential for maximizing your performance on the slopes. To cater to this need, we have a dedicated ski-tuning workshop conveniently located in the Ski Zenit hotel itself. This workshop is available for those who are comfortable servicing their own skis.
We will also organise throughout each week, ski tuning tuition from one of our ski coaches. They will provide the necessary guidance and ensure your skis are properly tuned for optimal performance each day.
Condition Training is a great afternoon activity and will always be based on the condition of each participant. They are designed to be challenging and demanding as well as fun and creative.
These post-ski workouts focus on recovery from the training sessions and protection against injury; the aim is also to improve strength, coordination, balance, agility and flexibility.
As well as this, we acknowledge the immense benefits of stretching and have therefore incorporated this into our training to again help instructor athletes recover from their training on the hill.
It's an excellent way to relax, stretch and strengthen muscles after a long day of training.
Team sports and mountain trekking are the options on closed glacier days. Saas-Fee is the ideal setting to engage in a wide range of sports and physical training with all the quality amenities at the sports pitches which are all on your doorstep.
“This was the second time I skied with Stefano and it’s only getting better! I am a 22 years-old skier in competitive level, and just like the first time, I enjoyed every single moment of my journey…”
CEM • LAUSANNE
SWITZERLAND, Trip Advisor
“I chose Zenit because of their approach and program. All the other schools I contacted didn’t seem to offer what I needed. Dedicated 1/2 day lesson 1 to 1 reaching.Alex was my teacher, and I felt…”
STEVEN • MOERS
GERMANY, Trip Advisor
“My son had an awesome experience. The coaches are all extremely professional, kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Our son got excellent feedback on his skiing and how to improve and he grew hugely in confidence both on and off the piste. We were very impressed by the coaches and by the whole setup. He’s looking forward to training with them again soon. Thank you!”
ALAN • ZURICH
Switzerland, Trip Advisor
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When booking ski training with us it is very important that we are provided with enough information about each athlete via our online booking form which includes the following:
Our booking personnel will provide you with all information needed in order to attend training and send you an invoice for the total cost.
Full invoice must be paid within 4 days in order to confirm the booking and secure the place.
Please read our General Terms and conditions carefully before booking.
Feel free to enquire about accommodation in a variety of hotels and apartments or about airport shuttles if you require these.
THE TOWN: Saas-Fee is a pedestrian-only town where only certain electric vehicles are allowed. The atmosphere is very serene, clean, and the town is surrounded by an impressive landscape of forests and glaciers with peaks reaching 4400 metres. It has all necessary services and a wide range of sports facilities. These safe and relaxed conditions make it an ideal place for any athlete to enjoy and have productive training.
THE GLACIER: The Saas-Fee glacier, where the camps are held, is at an altitude of between 3200 and 3600 metres. It has four T-bar drag lifts providing access to 3 free skiing runs, 5 gate training runs and a snowpark. In order to access the glacier in summertime, you must take two cable cars and an underground funicular train. The trip takes a total of 35 minutes.
In a normal year, the vertical skiable area increases by 700 metres by the beginning of November adding many more skiing options.
Weather conditions can vary quite drastically, even during the summer, and we therefore recommend that you pack clothing for both warm and cold conditions.
We offer single, double, triple and quadruple bedrooms, all with a private bathroom. The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the town centre and 1 minute to the lift (cable car).
The hotel has a restaurant, refreshment bar, living room, wi-fi and a ski room. Rooms are cleaned and sheets and towels changed once per week. Each athlete is responsible for keeping his/her room tidy at all times. The beds have Nordic comforters so bed-making is fast and simple. Towels are included.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the hotel staff. Any special dietary needs must be communicated to Ski Zenit in advance.
Collaboration among all participants and teamwork are requirements for successful co-existence in the Hotel.
Proper water intake is an important factor for all athletes. Athletes taking part in our camps must take even greater care because of the altitude on the glacier and the low relative humidity. For training on the slopes and post-ski workouts, athletes must carry at least one liter of liquid in their training backpack and this liquid must be consumed during the course of the training session.
Sun protection using high factor sun cream is also indispensable. You must also carry quick-energy, salty snacks with you to glacier training (energy bars, nuts, fruit, and sandwiches). There is always a break during glacier training to eat snacks. Athletes staying in our hotel will be offered a variety of snacks to choose from at breakfast time every morning.
A well-balanced and abundant breakfast before training is also of vital importance and we will insist that all our athletes heed this recommendation.
While athletes are training with us, their diet should be varied, healthy and sufficient and must include fruits and vegetables. Our ski camps include instruction on healthy eating habits.
Ski Zenit can provide athletes with Fischer race skis and boots and Komperdell racing poles and accessories at a special price. Equipment must be ordered and paid for at least 10 days in advance. We can assist you in choosing the most appropriate length, size and model.
Athletes who have made purchases will pick up their new equipment at the local Intersport Glacier shop upon arrival.
There they can also find helmets, goggles and other accessories with a 10% discount. The shop also offers professional boot fitting and ski tuning with the most modern machine.
For our younger racers we have several pairs of race skis for rent in different sizes. Limited stock is available, so make sure you reserve well in advance.
All athletes participating in the Camp must have current ski accident insurance valid in Switzerland covering at least civil liability, rescue on the slopes (including helicopter), medical treatment and repatriation. We recommend insurance which also reimburses you for services unused due to injury (ski pass, training, lodging, etc.).
Photocopies of participants’ insurance card must be given to Ski Zenit leaders upon arrival or a digital copy can be sent ahead of time.
Switzerland has agreements with EU Member States for medical assistance at public hospitals. In order to take advantage of such agreements, you must have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You need to apply for this card well in advance at your local medical centre in the EU.
Switzerland is a member of the Schengen Area meaning that travellers from EU countries which are party to that treaty may enter the country with their identity card. However, minors must always travel with a valid passport. Travellers from other countries must check the conditions for entry into Switzerland before embarking on their trip.
Ski Zenit offers its athletes and their chaperones a transfer service in comfortable mini-buses from/to the Geneva, Zürich, Basel or Milan airports. Transfer by motorway takes about three hours. These transfers are organised through a local company with professional drivers. All airport transfer drivers are authorised to check-in all young athletes traveling alone.
Convenient train service is available from the Zurich, Geneva and Basel airports to the town of Visp taking about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
From the Visp train station you must take a bus to Saas-Fee (two buses per hour) which takes about 45 minutes. You can purchase both legs of the trip on a single ticket.
The trip from the Milano Malpensa airport takes about the same amount of time. From the airport, you need to take a bus to the Domodossola train station (bookings through www.comazzi.it).
There you take the train to Visp. Depending on which train you take, sometimes you may need to change trains in Brig.
From the Visp train station you take a direct bus to Saas-Fee.
For further information visit the SBB website