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.
You’ll 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.
Cervinia is Italy’s 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 d’Aosta, 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. There’s 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.
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, we’ll 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 day’s progress. You’ll meet the group in the morning before a full day on the slopes, with a break for lunch to rest and refuel.
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.
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 six day lift pass for the Cervinia and Zermatt ski area.
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 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.
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.