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Early Season Ski CampCervinia, Italy - 1 Week

Start The Season Like A Pro

If you’re itching to click into your skis and kick your season off in style, join our pre-season camp in Cervinia. Based in the beautiful Aosta Valley, this Italian escape features five days of pro coaching and technique tips to boost your skills, plus a morning of freeskiing to bookend the trip. Nestled in the Alps and connected to Switzerland's Zermatt, the mega ski area is known for its great early-season snow, immaculate pistes and high-altitude glacier.

 

Each day you'll explore the Italian-Swiss slopes in small, sociable groups as you get miles into your legs. You’ll spend your lunches in mountainside restaurants, followed by evenings soaking up Italian culture with new friends. Accommodation is in cosy, friendly chalets, with daily breakfasts, hosting, airport transfers and a 6-day lift pass included.

 

Youll love this course if: you’re ready for an early season kick-start with a focus on progression, you enjoy a chilled-out resort vibe with an Italian twist, you’d like to meet a like-minded group of friends.

 

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Resort

Cervinia is Italys most snow-sure resort. Known for its high-altitude slopes, silky snow and Matterhorn views, Cervinia mixes an authentic Italian atmosphere with varied skiing and snowboarding.

 

Located in the Valle dAosta, in the northwest region of Italy, Cervinia is connected to Zermatt in Switzerland. The collective ski area is colossal with more than 350km of slopes spread across a sea of jagged peaks.

 

The long, mellow runs and high-alpine views of Cervinia are hard to beat, including an 8km red run that descends 1,800m from the Plateau Rosa. The combination with Zermatt gives access to series of steeper and more challenging pitches, perfect for an extra dose of adrenaline.

 

The resort village is situated at 2,050m, based around a car-free cobblestoned main street. Theres a relaxed atmosphere in the town with a great selection of local bars and restaurants. Après and live music options are good without being overly rowdy, starting on the slope terraces by mid-afternoon.

Coaching

This camp is designed with a simple aim: build on your technique to prepare you for a great season. Just like the pros, we gather to kick our bodies and minds into gear with a pre-season boot camp in a beautiful setting.

 

Our coaches join this camp from Canada and France, tasked with bringing their skills and know-how to the Aosta Valley. Using the magnificent terrain of Cervinia and Zermatt, well develop your technique as we get ski miles into your legs. The focus is on personal development, with technique tips to boost your balance, edging, timing, and speed in the fall line.

 

Each day is spent in small, sociable groups of up to six, matched by ability via a survey we use before you arrive. Coaching features drills and guided mileage, followed by video analysis in the evenings to reflect on the days progress. Youll meet the group in the morning before a full day on the slopes, with a break for lunch to rest and refuel.

Accommodation

The cosy Hotel Mignon is our base for the camp. A traditional mountain chalet with comfortable rooms, a restaurant serving traditional Italian home cooking and a finely stocked cellar.

Typical Day Here's what a typical day in Cervinia will involve...
7.30am
Draw the curtains to the sun rising on the Matterhorn. Retrieve jaw from floor and get ready for another day of fun and progression.
8am
Fuel up on a delicious Italian breakfast before grabbing a coffee for the gondola ride to the peak. Your coach will explain the plan for the day. Step out onto the crisp snow and clip in…
10am
After a fun warm-up lap we’ll ski Cervinia’s glorious pistes while focusing on the fundamental skiing skills to ensure you’re in prime position for the season ahead.
12pm
After lunch in a mountain restaurant we either head over the Italian-Swiss border into Zermatt or to the steeper slopes of Valtournenche.
1pm
The progression continues and with small groups, the coaching is very tailored to your individual needs and is supported by plenty of video footage.
6pm
De-brief (over tea and cake) with your coach back at the hotel viewing video footage and discussing lessons learnt and the focus for tomorrow.
8pm
Over a well-earned glass of Italian wine and a delicious plate of fresh pasta we swap stories on the day’s adventures. The town is enjoyably crowd free so it’s easy to enjoy meeting friendly locals.
Dates & Prices

What's Included

Professional Coaching +

You'll receive five full days of coaching. This course is designed so you can start your season like a pro, work on the fundamentals of your ski technique and iron out any early season issues to set yourself up for a successful winter.

Accommodation +

You'll stay in Hotel Mignon right in the centre of town.

Daily Breakfasts +

You'll be treated to a continental breakfast each morning.

6 Day Lift Pass +

You'll be given a six day lift pass for the Cervinia and Zermatt ski area. 

Airport Transfers +

If you book our suggested flight or coordinate your travel around these timings then you can take advantage of our airport transfers. 

24 Hour Hosting +

Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.

Video Analysis +

Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.

1% For The Planet +

1% of revenues support environmental non-profits, including Protect Our Winters

Carbon Offset +
We make your trip carbon neutral by offsetting emissions we can't reduce, including flights.
On behalf of all participants, we offset the measurable carbon emissions of your trip based on the duration, location and type of course, as well as the journey you’re taking to reach your course. Through our partnership with Climate Impact, we contribute to effective carbon reduction projects.
Not Included +

These things are not included in the package:

Flights +
We advise you fly to Milan LINATE , Italy in time for the Nonstop transfer. See FAQs below for further details, bit contact us before you book your flight.
Travel Insurance +
We can point you to insurance policies that previous clients have rated. Some offer discounts to Nonstop participants.
Ski Equipment +
Historically it's a 50:50 split between people bringing their own gear or renting whilst in resort.
Lunches & Dinners +
You should budget for lunch on the mountain each day & an evening meal in town - make the most of the Italian cuisine!
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FAQs

Will the snow be good enough at this time of year? +

We can never 'guarantee' snow, however historically Cervinia has proved to have reliable snow conditions during the early season and our coaches are highly skilled at utilising the terrain they have open to them to accomplish the objectives.

 

We also have the option to ski on the glacier if snow coverage within the resort is variable.

Where do I need to fly to and what flight do I need to get? +

We will release flight & transfer information a bit nearer to the time of your trip. Over the last few years, BA and EasyJet have both made multiple changes to the flight schedules that we've based our plans around so we've decided that it's sensible to wait a while before booking flights. 

 

 

 

Should I bring my own skis? +

This is completely up to you! In previous years it's been about a 50:50 split between clients bringing their own gear and those who simply rent gear when they arrive. We have established a good relationship with a local ski shop who stock excellent gear and offer reasonable rates. We send clients up to date price lists prior to their departure so they can make an informed decision.

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