After more than 10 years running ski racing camps, in the Summer of 2019 we decided to start a new ski camp in Nevados de Chillán in Chile to give an added dimension to our already comprehensive training programme. This will be the second year of the Chile ski camp following up on last year’s excellent experience skiing in South America.
Nevados de Chillan has some of the best skiing in South America and Chile is a very friendly and welcoming country. Athletes will be able to ski in some of the biggest and most remote mountains in the world, enjoying real winter skiing conditions that will ensure they boost their performance in the best Race ski camp in South America. The town of Las Trancas, where athletes will be staying, offers a great balance of nature with modern, comfortable hotels.
This camp is recommended for competitive racers who previously attended one or two weeks of technical and physical base work in Saas-Fee, although this is not mandatory. Travel arrangements to and from Santiago are not included, but we can help you organise your flight. Parents or other companions are welcome to join the trip for the experience of a lifetime.
We fly into Santiago de Chile and from there will drive South to Termas de Chillán on August 16th.
Our Ski Camp in South America - Chile includes:
** For companion’s accommodation, skipass and airport shuttles, please enquire.
Ski race training in Chile involves long, full days on the slopes. Proper winter conditions give athletes productive training days on the slopes followed by a solid recovery and stretching session and short conditioning training in the afternoon.
Ski Zenit’s ski racing camp in Chile is designed for U16 and FIS racers that want to get the most out of their racing. Prior to this camp, athletes are strongly encouraged to have spent several weeks on the snow to work on their base technique. Prior training before arriving in Chile allows athletes to focus fully on technical, tactical and psychological improvement, whilst training in proper Winter race conditions.
In our ski camp in Chile, racers will do recovery and stretching sessions every day and light condition training sessions some evenings each week.
A proper ski tuning workshop will be available for all athletes so they can tune their skis daily, with trainers assistance.
Video analysis is a very valuable tool for our coaches to help racers understand and improve their performance whilst ski training. Technical and tactical concepts that are important to performance will be explained in detail during these sessions so that they are clear for the next training day. One video analysis session will be done after every 2 or 3 days of training.
The Ski Zenit coaches will be in the same hotel as the athletes and will therefore be able to chaperone the group. Every racer under 18 attending the ski camp in Chile is expected to be mature and responsible enough to follow the camp rules with a high degree of autonomy.
“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: Las Trancas is a small town about 500 km from Santiago de Chile. It is very peaceful and surrounded by nature. There are a few cafés and restaurants very close to the hotel.
THE SKI RESORT: Nevados de Chillán is an amazing ski resort with a big vertical drop, under a Volcano. It is only a 10 minute drive from the hotel in Las Trancas, and we will use four-wheel-drive vehicles to drive to the mountain each day. It is ideal for training with solid snow conditions and varied terrain.
We will stay in Oliva’s Lodge in Las Trancas. It is a newly built hotel with comfortable double and triple rooms and apartments. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotel’s restaurant and lunch will be in the restaurant by the slopes. Both offer great quality food.
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 Chile 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 participant's insurance card must be given to Ski Zenit representatives upon arrival or a digital copy can be sent ahead of time.
You need to make sure that you have a valid passport to get into Chile. Depending on the country of origin you might have to pay a tourist entry visa.
Ski Zenit will organize the airport transfer for the athletes joining the camp on the arrival date. For transfers on different dates for athletes or companions, please enquire and we will advise you.