Join this early season camp in Cervinia to kick your winter off like the pros do. We fly over our top instructors from Canada who'll fine tune your technique so you're ready to tackle everything once the season gets in full swing.
Cervinia and Zermatt offer some of the best and most reliable early season conditions in the Alps thanks to their high altitude, the perfect hunting ground to kick your season off in style. You’ll be skiing on the Italian side of the Zermatt Glacier with the Matterhorn in the backdrop.
We’ve chosen the town of Breuil-Cervinia as our base. With plenty of great ski shops, restaurants and bars, surrounded by awesome peaks, this is a special town for a short ski break.
This camp is designed to fine tune your technique using the fantastic groomers of Cervinia and Zermatt where you’ll focus on the fundamentals, setting you up for a great season. Long wide groomers are the perfect way to iron out any early season issues and start your winter strongly.
Coaching will be focused on your own personal improvement with outcomes based on carving skills, short radius, increasing speed and building confidence in fall-line skiing.
Our Ski Technical Director, Jens Mende, comes all the way over from Fernie, BC to head up this pre-season camp in Cervinia to get you prepared for a great winter of skiing. He's one of the most experienced and most qualified and respected skiers in Canada - a CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor since '89 and an active CSIA Course Conductor since '86, as well as a CSIA High Performance Coach and CSCF Level 2 Race Coach.
This year, Anna Stekle, our head ski coach from Banff, will be joining Jens in Italy to prepare and inspire you for the season ahead. Anna is not only a hugely experienced ski coach but might possibly be the nicest person in Canada (which, given the Canadians' friendly nature, is no mean feat!).
You'll receive four 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.
You'll stay in Hotel Mignon right in the centre of town.
You'll be treated to a continental breakfast each morning.
You'll be given a five day lift pass for the Cervinia and Zermatt ski area. On the final day there is no coaching but you will have time for half a day skiing before we set off for the airport
If you book our suggested flight or coordinate your travel around these timings then you can take advantage of our airport transfers.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.
These things are not included in the package:
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.
We advise that you fly to Milan Linate, Italy. This is where the pre-arranged Nonstop transfer will depart from.
Please contact us for details so we can advise you of the schedule.
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.
We look forward to speaking with you.