Saas-Fee Ski Camp in Europe

Ski Zenit is a Swiss organisation devoted to ski race training for athletes of all ages, levels and nationalities.

Our ski camps in Europe (Switzerland) have become a classic in the World’s ski racing community. We have been fine tuning our coaching methods since 2008, applying the latest technical concepts with specific programs for every age group of racers. We have athletes that attend from over 30 countries each year, from all over Europe, Australia, North America and Canada.

Creating memorable Autumn and Summer ski training camps and developing athletes’ skills since 2008.

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Saas-Fee Ski Camp

in Europe for Summer & Autumn

Dates 2024

  • 8 July – 24 August
  • 14 – 26 October

Level

  • All Levels
  • From 8 years old to FIS Age

Groups

  • Maximum 7 racers per trainer, according to age and level.

The glacier of Saas-Fee is the best ski camp location in Europe for Summer and Autumn training due to its altitude and snow conditions. The pedestrian village allows a very healthy lifestyle and provides for 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 Ski Camps in Saas-Fee for their pre-season preparation.

Development and reinforcement of technical, tactical, physical and mental fundamental skills, with many interesting, complementary activities after ski training. All the activities and ski racing lessons are customised to each group depending on age and level.

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

Each week includes:

  • 6 days of activities.
  • 5 days ski training.
  • 1 off-skiing day.
  • Max. 7 racers / coach.
  • Condition training + Outdoor sports
  • Bouldering + Balance
  • Rollerblading + Yoga
  • Ski Tuning
  • Video Analysis

* Athlete’s Hotel with constant supervision for under-age minors is available. For other accommodation, please enquire.

Summer skiing and Highly-skilled Team of Coaches, a perfect combination

Best summer skiing in EuropeActivities and Athlete development:

Top athletes worldwide agree that Saas Fee has the best summer skiing in Europe. Glacier ski training camps with Ski Zenit mean long days full of activities both on and off the snow. Mornings are used to improve technical skiing skills and grow one step further 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 ambience of teamwork and friendship.

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 the day begins later and ski training sessions are longer

Age 8-11. Especially designed for the youngest ski racers. Focused on developing their basic technical, mental and physical skills and helping them grow as healthy athletes who love this sport. Great off-skiing activity program.

Age 12-15. Intended to develop U16 racers into self-organised athletes that can perform in their level of racing. Ski training will focus on reinforcing and further developing their technical and tactical skills with fun and stimulating sessions. Great off-skiing activity program.

FIS AGE. Training methods that will boost confidence and increase performance for FIS racers whatever their competitive level, with programs adapted to any goal. Great off-skiing activity program.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

ski camp

780 CHF

per Camp / Week

6 activity days, 5 skiing days

Single day option  185 CHF

Option of three consecutive weeks

Dates 2024: 15 July – 31 August
14 – 26 October

ski pass

203 CHF

per 5 days, child under age 16

1 day: child  48  / adult:  79 CHF

5 days: child 203  / adult:  329  CHF

10 days: child 385  / adult:  619  CHF

15 days: child  568  / adult:  913  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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