SwitzerlandWinter early season camp

Enjoy our performance training ski camp in Switzerland for the early season, designed for racers of all ages. Discover race skiing in the heart of Europe with top training conditions and Ski Zenit coaches.

Ski Zenit’s early season training camps in Switzerland will offer you the opportunity to benefit from prime skiing conditions at the onset of Winter. Enjoy extended ski days, excellent snow quality, diverse and lengthy training courses, and an outstanding overall experience. Ski Zenit will deploy their experienced trainers to Switzerland, bringing their expertise and training techniques to the early winter season.

Our international ski racing camps in Switzerland are the best formula for you to kick off the early winter season in the strongest position possible!

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Early Winter season race ski camp in Switzerland

Dates 2024 – 2025

  • 1 – 21 December.
  • 5 – 25 January.


  • All levels.
  • All ages


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

Ski Zenit has been conducting its ski racing program since 2008. We offer private ski race training throughout the entire winter season. However, during the early winter season, we offer our camps, bringing athletes together from all over the world.

Switzerland offers some of the best early-season ski training conditions in Europe. Our home winter ski resort boasts amazing artificial snow making and opens only for racers at the beginning of winter, making it a paradise for ski racers. The dates we have chosen for our camps are some of the best training periods of the season; conditions are really good, and the ski resort is not very crowded, guaranteeing incredible ski runs and really short queues.

This camp is recommended for competitive racers who have had solid training during the previous months, and are looking for race training conditions to kick off the Winter season. Travel arrangements to and from Switzerland 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.

The camp takes place in Zinal, in the Valais region of Switzerland.

Each camp includes:

  • 18 days on snow training.
  • Training GS+SL option of SG.
  • 6 days ski pass.
  • Max. 7 racers / coach.
  • Condition training, video analysis and ski tuning.
  • Optional races.
  • Videos.
  • Airport Shuttles.

* For companion’s accommodation, ski pass and airport shuttles, please enquire.

Early season training in Switzerland with a highly-skilled team of coaches

Best early season ski training in EuropeActivities and Athlete development:

Ski race training in Zinal 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.

8:00 h.


8:45 h.

Go to Slopes

9:00 – 15:00 h.

Ski Training with lunch break

16:30 – 19:00 h.

Stretching, condition, video and ski tuning

20:00 h.


22:00 h.


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The ski racing camp by Ski Zenit in Zinal, Switzerland caters to racers of all ages looking to maximize their racing potential. Participants are advised to have spent a few weeks on the snow beforehand to focus on building their foundational skills. Pre-camp training is crucial as it enables athletes to practice in genuine winter racing settings, tackling full-length courses that mirror those in actual races.

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At our ski camp located in the beautiful Zinal, racers will have the opportunity to participate in daily recovery and stretching sessions, as well as engage in light conditioning training a few evenings per week to enhance their performance on the slopes.

ski tuning workshop

A proper ski tuning workshop will be available for all athletes so they can tune their skis daily, with trainers assistance.

Video analysis for ski racing camp

Video analysis is an extremely valuable tool for our coaches to help racers understand and improve their performance during ski training. Technical and tactical concepts crucial to performance will be explained in detail during these sessions, ensuring clarity for the next training day. The timing of the video analysis sessions will be decided by each group’s coach.

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 Zinal is expected to be mature and responsible enough to follow the camp rules with a high degree of autonomy.

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per Camp / Week

18 skiing days

Lunch on the piste included

1-21 December / 5-25 January
Extended date and FIS circuit possible

ski pass


per 6 days

12 days TBC CHF

Season pass TBC CHF

Variable prices in other ski resorts
Ski pass and race entry fees


85 CHF

per night, breakfast and dinner

10 minute drive to ski lift

Same lodging as coaches

Available during camp dates
  Only for U-16 and older

Google reviews

Mark Hennings
Mark Hennings
Top ski trainers for technique alpine ski racing and gate training for all ages
Anthony Ellison
Anthony Ellison
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Un stage "Race" très professionnel, une équipe au top. Très bonne expérience.
Gary Deger
Gary Deger
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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