By having the best resources available, such as reserved training lanes, timing systems, video analysis and specific mental and conditioning coaches, we will exceed your expectations. Racers in private ski training will also benefit from Ski Zenit’s condition trainers, yoga teachers and mental approach coaches according to their age, by participating in group activities with other racers that are training in camps. During our camp weeks we also offer, for no extra cost, constant supervision for under age minors staying in our athletes hotel and attending our private training.
The Saas-Fee glacier is the best ski training location in Europe for Summer and Autumn training due to its altitude and snow conditions. The pedestrian village allows for a very healthy lifestyle and provides everything needed for optimal condition training and activities on off snow days. These are the reasons why the best athletes in the World choose to do their Summer private ski training in Saas-Fee for their pre-season preparation.
A private training day includes:
** Athlete’s Hotel with constant supervision for under-age minors is available. For other accommodation, please enquire.
Glacier private ski training in Saas-Fee with Ski Zenit means long days full of activities both on and off the snow. Mornings are used to improve technical ski skills and move one step closer towards becoming better athletes with fun and stimulating training sessions.
During the afternoons they will take part in many activities intended to develop their physical and mental skills while having fun in an environment of teamwork and friendship.
* IN AUTUMN THE DAY BEGINS LATER AND SKI TRAINING SESSIONS ARE LONGER
With private training, the program is designed to fully adapt to each athlete’s goals and learning processes. Trainers will work on basic or advanced technical aspects as well as more or less challenging tactical situations, according to each individual’s age and skill level. Technical freeskiing, drill courses and race courses will be a part of each day’s training.
We have a highly experienced sports psychologist on our coaching staff. He is very talented at getting athletes to focus on their personal goals, manage their emotions, nerves etc. Athletes really enjoy these sessions which are very dynamic and adapted to the different age groups, focusing on development through games for our younger athletes.
This is a key part of our training philosophy. Sessions are fun, stimulating and teach our athletes how to focus, relax, establish goals and understand their emotions. This activity will be done together with other athletes of similar age.
We have included stretching, yoga and meditation as part of our training to help athletes calm their body and mind. It is an excellent way to relax, stretch and strengthen muscles after a long day of training. It also teaches them how to ease their mind and delve into their inner stillness and peace for full recovery.
Yoga is a great way for our athletes to work on physical conditioning, gain the agility that comes from deep stretching and is also highly recommended for muscle recovery. We have fully certified yoga instructors that adapt the difficulty and intensity of each session to the different skill levels and ages.
Meditation is a great way to relax and focus on your inner-self and helps athletes to "get in the zone", that special place that enables competitors to ski to their potential even in the most stressful situations. This activity will be done with other athletes of similar age after every third day of training.
All athletes taking part in our training will take part in physical workouts throughout the week. These workouts will always be age appropriate and based on the condition of each athlete. 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.
Saas-Fee is the ideal setting to engage in a wide range of sports and physical training. For these activities, athletes doing private training will join others of a similar age.
Team sports and mountain treks will also be a part of the activities during the afternoons and non-skiing days. Saas-Fee is the ideal setting to engage in a wide range of sports and physical training. Saas-Fee is a paradise for all these activities, offering amazing paths for all ages and levels as well as many field sports.
Taking good care of ski bases and edges is a must in order to perform during ski training. Every afternoon racers age 12 and older will learn and carry out all the necessary tuning of their skis with the help of the trainers, who will also take care of younger athletes’ skis.
Video analysis is an important tool for our coaches to help racers understand and improve the areas they are trying to develop while ski training. Technical and tactical concepts that are important to performance will be well explained during these sessions so that they are clear for next day’s training. One session of video analysis will be done after every 2 or 3 days of training.
Children and adolescents who are not accompanied by their parents will have round-the-clock supervision from our camp leaders. Our philosophy is to give children freedom in exchange for showing responsibility. Saas-Fee is an ideal location for this. From September to November, afternoon study times will be set aside for school-aged racers as needed.
Ski Zenit Hotel supervisors are available to receive phone calls every day between 7 pm and 8:30 pm at the phone number that will be provided on arrival to the camp.
“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 5 minutes 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 Nordica 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