PrivateRace training in Saas-Fee and Grimentz-Zinal

One trainer is hired daily by one racer or an already formed group of racers for a 4 hour morning session or a full day with a double session morning and afternoon.

By hiring a Ski Zenit coach privately in, racers are ensured a totally personalised ski race training plan that adapts 100% to their specific goals and current skills.

Since 2008, Ski Zenit offers intense private ski training to facilitate improvement and increase race performance quickly!

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Private race training

Summer, Autumn & Winter

Dates 2024

  • July – April.

Level

  • All Levels.
  • All age groups, also Master racers.

Location

  • Saas-Fee and Grimentz-Zinal.
  • El Colorado, Chile.

By having the best resources available, such as reserved training lanes, timing systems, video analysis and specific conditioning coaches, we will exceed your expectations. Racers benefit from personalised exclusive ski race sessions with top quality conditions, both for free and gate skiing. Our private training sessions are true performance boosters for racers of any age or racing level.

During the summer and autumn, the Saas-Fee glacier is the best ski training location in Europe due to its altitude and snow conditions. The pedestrian village allows for a very healthy lifestyle and provides everything needed for optimal conditioning training and activities on off-snow days.

During autumn and winter, we move our race training to Zinal, where racers can train in three different disciplines: SL, GS, and SG. There is also great off-piste skiing that will enhance all-around skills.

A private training day includes:

  • Personalised training plan.
  • 4 h morning or full day training.
  • Reserved pistes and gate courses.
  • Video Analysis and video files.
  • Optional afternoon activities.
  • Ski tuning.

* On camp dates, athlete’s hotel with constant supervision for under-age minors is available. For other accommodation, please enquire.

Meet our highly-skilled Team of Coaches

Activities and Athlete development:

Private ski racing sessions in Saas-Fee and Grimentz-Zinal mean days packed with activity.

In Saas-Fee, you will benefit from long days filled with activities both on and off the snow. Mornings are dedicated to improving technical ski skills, and during the afternoons, participants engage in various activities designed to develop their physical and mental abilities while having fun in an environment that fosters teamwork and friendship.

Grimentz-Zinal opens exclusively for racers in mid-November, as soon as the cold temperatures allow for the use of their powerful artificial snowmaking system, and natural snow begins to fall. During the winter, when it is open to all skiers, and even during the high season, there are still excellent runs reserved for race training.

6:40 h.

Breakfast

7:15 h.

Go to Slopes

8:00 – 12:00 h.

Ski Training with 15min break

13:00 h.

Lunch

15:30 – 18:30 h.

Video, equipment maintenance, physical and mental conditioning

19:00 h.

Dinner

21:00 h.

Bedtime

* in autumn and winter the day begins later and ski training sessions are longer

private ski racing sessions

With private training, the program is designed to fully adapt to each athlete’s goals and learning processes. Sessions are intense and highly productive, yet conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. Trainers will work on both basic and advanced technical aspects, as well as on tactical situations of varying challenges according to each individual’s age and skill level. Technical free skiing, drill courses, and race courses will be part of each day’s training. The free-skiing space and freeride terrain are also stunning, enabling us to develop the foundational technical skills of the younger racers with numerous variations in the training.

ski bases training

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 in ski training

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.

During the dates of our Summer camps in Saas-Fee 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. 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.

During the winter season in Grimentz-Zinal, we have accommodation available for our athletes; however, the level of independence expected from the athletes is much higher than during our summer camps. Athletes will need to use the bus to move through the valley when coaches are unable to transport them to the slopes.

SUMMER AND AUTUMN SAAS-FEE AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES:
Yoga in ski training

We have included stretching and yoga 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.

physical workouts in ski racing

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.

private race training

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.

Bouldering in the Swiss Alps

Bouldering in the Swiss Alps during the summer is an exciting and challenging outdoor activity. The alpine terrain offers a variety of rocks and boulder formations that test the skills and endurance of climbers. The breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys are an added bonus. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or just starting out, the Swiss Alps provide a unique and unforgettable experience for all levels of bouldering enthusiasts.

Balance training in ski

Rollerblading improves your skiing in several ways. Both activities require similar skills such as balance, coordination, and control. It will help develop your leg strength, agility, and endurance, which are all important for skiing. Additionally, the repetitive motions of rollerblading can help improve your muscle memory and reaction time, making it easier to adjust to the demands of skiing.

balance in ski racing

Balance is a crucial component in ski racing. A skier’s ability to maintain a stable position and adjust to changing terrain is critical in alpine skiing. Not only does good balance provide better control and precision, it also helps reduce the risk of injury. In ski racing, every fraction of a second counts, and working on your balance through targeted exercises can make all the difference in your results. Ski Zenit’s program helps ski racers improve their balance, increase stability, and achieve their goals on the mountain.

PRIVATE TRAINING

170 CHF

per person / 4 hours / 3 skiers

245 CHF per person / 4 hours / 2 skiers

370 CHF per person / 4 hours / 1 skier

Afternoon activities available

July – April

ski pass

48 CHF

per 1 day, Saas-Fee U-16

Saas-Fee 5 days U-16: 203 CHF

Saas-Fee 10 days U-16: 385 CHF

Saas-Fee 15 days U-16: 568 CHF

Grimentz-Zinal 1 day U-16: 35 CHF
 

hotel

110 CHF

per night, meals included

5 minute walk to ski lift

Permanent supervision

3 meals plus snack per day

Available during camp dates
 

Testimonials
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Mark Hennings
Mark Hennings
2023-10-30
Top ski trainers for technique alpine ski racing and gate training for all ages
Anthony Ellison
Anthony Ellison
2023-10-30
Great training at a superb location. Ski Zenit coaches were enthusiastic, helpful and constructive. Video analysis twice in the week was great to bring the technical issues to life
Daniel Compain
Daniel Compain
2023-10-29
My son absolutely loves this camp. He enjoys the cultural experience as well as having an enormous amount of autonomy that teaches him to be responsible and self-reliant. The camp is very well organized and all the coaches have a wealth of experience to impart on athletes of all ages. My wife and do everything we possibly can to get him to Saas Fee twice a year.
Sai Ho Leung
Sai Ho Leung
2023-08-25
Over the past few years, both my son and daughter have been attending Zenit. However, more recently, only my son has been participating. I am consistently impressed by the way they engage with my children - providing support, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones, and meticulously breaking down each aspect of their ski turns. The instructors take the time to explain how they can improve. In the last couple of years, my son has been the sole attendee from our family. This year, upon his return, not only did his ski technique showcase marked improvement, but he also exhibited enhanced confidence in himself. This newfound assurance is not limited to skiing; it extends to his overall ability to constructively engage and listen.
Pawel Stach
Pawel Stach
2023-08-18
Back for the third time. My son still loves training with Ski Zenit. He asked me to sign him up for three consecutive camps this year. The staff and coaching at Ski Zenit are very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Ski Zenit to anyone who is looking at improving their ski racing.
Claire Zikovsky
Claire Zikovsky
2023-08-14
Mon fils de 13 ans a participé à ce camp pendant 2 semaines. Il a trouvé l'endroit magnifique. Il a bien aimé les coachs et a trouvé qu'ils lui ont permis de s'améliorer. Il a beaucoup aimé l'horaire le matin mais il aurait aimé plus de choix d'activités en après-midi. Il a beaucoup aimé les chambres partagées et la possibilité de connaître de nouvelles personnes de différents endroits. Il a beaucoup apprécié les séances vidéos.
jayce love
jayce love
2023-08-11
I just began skiing November 22/23 winter season and my eagerness to ski race and desire to learn the sport prompted me to enroll in this camp. This summer's opportunity to train with SkiZenit has been incredible. I'm incredibly appreciative of the coaches and team I worked with during my stay since they helped me strengthen and build my technical, physical, and mental abilities I needed to begin alpine racing.
BLK 7
BLK 7
2023-08-08
Un stage "Race" très professionnel, une équipe au top. Très bonne expérience.
Gary Deger
Gary Deger
2023-08-01
Great environment as well ski coaching. It is worth the extra flight time to come to Ski Zenit compared to Oregon.

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