Intense private ski racing training to facilitate improvement and increase race performance quickly!

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Zinal Private racing Training / Autumn & Winter

  • 15 November - 20 April.
  • All age groups and racing levels. Also for Master Racers and Ski Instructors.
  • Totally personalised program.

Private training in Zinal, racers benefit from personalised exclusive ski race sessions with top quality conditions, both for free and gate skiing, working on three disciplines (SL, GS and SG) and with great off-piste skiing too that will enhance all round skills. Our private training sessions in Zinal are true performance boosters for racers of any age or racing level. One trainer can be hired by one racer or by a group of racers up to a maximum of 3 people per trainer, until April 20th.

A private training day in Zinal includes:

  • Personalised training plan.
  • 4 h morning or full day ski training.
  • Max. 3 racers / coach.
  • Reserved pistes and gate courses.
  • Video Analysis + Workshop.
  • Video files.

** Several accommodation options close to the lifts are available. Please enquire.

Activities and Athlete development:

 


Grimentz-Zinal is a veritable private ski racing paradise in Switzerland, as they open exclusively for racers on November 20th, as soon as the cold temperatures allow the use of their powerful artificial snow making system and natural snow begins to fall. Racers can hire a Ski Zenit trainer privately for a 4 hour morning session or for a full day, double session with lunch at the restaurant by the training lanes. During the winter when it is open for all skiers, and even during the high season, there are still great runs reserved for race training.

 

Great day looming...
7:30

Breakfast

8:00

Go to Slopes

8:45 - 12:45

Ski Training 4 hours morning with 15 min break

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Ski Training 2 hours afternoon (if full day is booked)

17:00 - 19:00

Video, equipment maintenance, physical and mental conditioning

20:00

Dinner

22:00

Bedtime

Well done!
activities athlete development ski training private Saas-Fee

Ski training sessions in zinal are intense and highly productive, whilst being done in a relaxed atmosphere. Training runs for course setting are varied and offer extremely good conditions. The free-skiing space and freeride terrain are also stunning, enabling us to develop the base technical fundamentals of the younger racers with many variations of the training. Each session will be personalised and will include different parts and workouts, adapted to the skills and needs of each athlete.

Activities athlete development private Zinal mental coaching

On Request 140 SFr. / 1.5h Session.

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.

yoga stretching ski zenit private Zinal

On request 90 SFr. / 1,5 h Session.

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 athletes how to focus 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 for different skill levels and ages.

activities athlete development ski tuning private zinal

All athletes taking part in training must have their skis in perfect condition, waxing and sharpening the edges each day at the hotel. Please bring at least the basic ski tuning equipment.

Activities athlete development video analysis private zinal

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 thoroughly explained during these sessions so that they are clear for the next day’s training. One session of video analysis will be done after every 2 or 3 days of training.

  • 4H MORNING
  • 325 SFr.
    per person / day / 1 skier
  • 215 SFr. per person / day / 2 skiers
  • 150 SFr. per person / day / 3 skiers
  • 120 SFr. per person / day / 4-7 skiers
  • Long term programs available 15 November - 20 April
  • FULL DAY
  • 465 SFr.
    per person / day / 1 skier
  • 280 SFr. per person / day / 2 skiers
  • 190 SFr. per person / day / 3 skiers
  • 150 SFr. per person / day / 4-7 skiers
  • Long term programs available 15 November - 20 April
  • SKI PASS
  • 30 SFr.
    per day under age 16
  • 40 SFr. per day 16 or older
  • Season pass from 269 SFr.
  • LUNCH 22 SFr. Menu in restaurant by the slopes

“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

Important
Additional
Information

Just press any "Book Now" button and select the product you are interested in, or send us an email via our Contact page. We will be pleased to assist you.

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:

  • Personal information (Name, contact details and date of birth).
  • Languages spoken.
  • Skiing skills.
  • Racing experience.
  • Physical condition.
  • Allergies or food intolerances.
  • Illness or physical limitations.
  • Brand, model and length of skis and boots to bring to the training.
  • Skiing videos.

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: Zinal is a small village with a very Alpine atmosphere. It is surrounded by stunning peaks which reach up to 4200m. In the town you can find all services and a variety of accommodation in hotels, apartments and chalets.

THE SKI AREA: Zinal is a medium-sized ski area with a great variety of terrain and reserved training runs. Due to its altitude and orientation it usually opens in mid-November with the first snowfalls and the artificial snow produced by its powerful snow-making system, enabling high quality training before the winter season properly starts and until the very end of it. We consider Zinal a true training paradise in which we can benefit from great freeskiing terrain and a variety of training runs for course setting.

We can help you find your accomodation in Zinal during the training. Please enquire us. Zinal offers a variety of hotels, chalets and apartments.

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.

  • Race-quality ski boots with appropriate size and flex index.
  • GS skis of appropriate length and with good edges and base.
  • SL skis of appropriate length and with good edges and base (starting from age 11).
  • GS ski poles.
  • SL ski poles with slalom hand-guards (starting from age 11).
  • Slalom shin-guards protection (starting from age 11).
  • Good quality helmet approved for ski racing.
  • Slalom chin guard (starting from age 11).
  • Back protection.
  • Sun goggles.
  • Low light/ fog goggles.
  • Ski gloves.
  • Training backpack with enough space for ski boots, jacket, goggles, helmet, water, snack...
  • Water bottle to take up to the slopes.
  • High-factor sun cream.

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 Valsport 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.

  • Racing suit (not mandatory).
  • Training shorts when using a race suit.
  • Training windbreaker jacket.
  • Long ski pants.
  • Warm ski jacket.
  • Thermal base layers.
  • Ski socks.
  • Neck warmer.
  • Underwear.
  • Tee-shirts for condition training.
  • Sport pants and sweater.
  • Street clothes.
  • Sport shoes for running.
  • Soap and shampoo.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Suitcase with wheels (pedestrian town).

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 Sierre taking about 2 hours and 45 minutes.

From the Sierre train station you must take a bus to Zinal which takes about 35 minutes. You can purchase both legs of the trip on a single ticket.

For further information visit the SBB website

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