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Saas-Fee ski training camps for adults / Summer & Autumn

  • Certain weeks from 13 July - 23 August & 11 October - 31 October.
  • Adults of all Levels.
  • Groups of maximum 7 racers per trainer, according to level and ambition.

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 activities on off-snow days. These are just some of the reasons why the top athletes in the world do their Summer Ski Camp pre-season preparation in Saas-Fee.

Development and reinforcement of technical and tactical skills. During the week there will be video feedback sessions with your coach. Master racers interested in a full day program with activities in the afternoon, should sign up to our FIS ski camp.

Arrival on Sunday night and departure on Friday after ski training for one week or several consecutive weeks.

Each week includes:

  • 5 days ski training.
  • Max. 7 racers / coach.
  • Video Analysis + Workshop.
  • Report and videos.
  • Condition training, Mental Coaching and Yoga on demand.

** Also available are multiple accommodation options in hotels and apartments. Please enquire and we will assist you.

Best ski camp for adults
Activities and Athlete development:

The best Ski camp for adults with Ski Zenit means fun glacier 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 will build your confidence.

During the afternoons trainers will organise two video analysis and technical tuning workshops per week and will offer a list of extra body and mind activities.

Great day looming...
6:40

Breakfast

7:15

Go to Slopes

8:00 - 12:00

Ski Training with 15min break

13:00

Lunch

15:30 - 18:00

Equipment maintenance, physical and mental conditioning (individual or booking a trainer)

18:30

Video Analysis and workshops (2 times per week)

Well done!

* IN AUTUMN THE DAY BEGINS LATER AND SKI TRAINING SESSIONS ARE LONGER

 

Activities athlete development adults ski training

Athletes participating in our training camps will be divided into training groups based on 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 individualising training.

Our ski camps for adults, Master Racers and Instructors, is 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.

Activities athlete development adults video analysis

Video analysis is an important tool for our coaches to help athletes understand and improve the areas they are trying to develop through ski training. Technical and tactical performance enhancement concepts will be well explained during these sessions so they are clear for next day’s training.

Optional activities available on demand for an additional fee:

Activities athlete development adults mental coaching

We have a highly experienced sports psychologist on our coaching staff who has a special talent for getting skiers 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 approaches and goals of each individual.

These sessions are add-ons to the Masters package, or alternatively are included in the FIS package.

Activities athlete development adults yoga

For a long time now we have been observing the benefits of stretching, yoga and meditation and have therefore incorporated these activities into 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 participants how to slow down and delve into inner stillness and peace for full recovery.

Yoga is a great way 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.

These sessions are add-ons to the Masters package, or alternatively are included in the FIS package.

Activities athlete development adults condition training

Condition Training is a great afternoon activity that can be added to our Masters programme. These workouts 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.

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.

These sessions are add-ons to the Masters package, or alternatively are included in the FIS package.

Activities athlete development adults sports

Team sports and mountain trekking are also possible activities during the afternoons and non-ski 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.

These sessions are add-ons to the Masters package, or alternatively are included in the FIS package.

Activities athlete development adults ski tuning

Having well prepared skis is crucial for maximising your performance while on the slopes and to that end we have a proper ski-tuning workshop in the hotel itself. The workshop is available to those who are comfortable servicing their own skis. If you require guidance on ski tuning, we can arrange a ski tuning session with a ski technician.

  • WEEK CAMP
  • 520 SFr.
    per Camp / Week
  • 5 skiing days
  • Single day option 120 SFr.
  • Certain weeks depending on participants
  • 13 July - 23 August
    11 October - 31 October
  • SKI PASS
  • 275 SFr.
    per 5 days
  • 1 day 75 SFr.
  • 5 day 275 SFr.
  • 10 day 470 SFr.
  • 15 day 585 SFr.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 118 SFr.
    per night, full board in 3* hotel
  • Apartments
  • Hotels
  • Variable price range
  • Convenient for Summer skiing

“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: 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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

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