Swiss Snow Academy

You will be challenged and supported at your level in a variety of ways – you’ll be learning what you enjoy!

For children who have successfully completed the Black League.

Age

10 to 18 years

Requirements

  • Short turns with pole planting on a difficult slope
  • Parallel turns off-piste
  • Carved parallel turns on a wide, easy slope
  • Black Prince/ Princess successfully completed

Group size

max. 9 children per instructor

Courses

 09.30 – 15.30 (incl. lunch break)
09.15 Assembly point Eggli (Gstaad)
 New course times for the Academy, as well as for Red and Black League.

Levels and medals

We teach the children in accordance with the curriculum of the Swiss Snow Academy, where we can respond individually to their needs and requests. When different topics have been covered, the children receive a sticker which they can stick on the academy card.

The following possible topics can be covered:
  • Parallel turn “Switch”
  • Parallel turns “off-piste” with variations of the radius
  • Tracks in the snow/Powder 8
  • Short turns in the moguls
  • Carved turn variations
  • Short turn variations
  • Slope tricks 180° and Swedish 180°
  • Rotation on box or rail
  • Straight air with grab (at least 2 different jumps)
  • Air Trick Spins (180° or 360°)
  • Using an avalanche transceiver
  • Reading an avalanche report
  • Choosing lines and stopping places

Fringe events

General information

Good to know

  • Please reserve your lessons as early as possible.
  • Please indicate the approximate level of the participants when booking. If you are not sure, we are happy to advise you.
  • Lift tickets are not included in the tuition price.
    • Children under 6 years of age ski free of charge in Gstaad, but they always need a lift ticket.
    • We recommend that you buy the lift tickets online in advance. This guarantees you the best price and less stress on your holiday.
  • In general, ski lessons take place in all weather conditions.