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

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

Every Friday we organise our popular ski school race as part of the lessons for the Red and Black Leaguea as well as for the Academy.

The race starts at around 10.30 a.m. and the announcement of the results takes place from around 2.30 p.m. at the assembly point Eggli.

Every Tuesday we hold our traditional pasta party on the Eggli. Participation is optional and does not take place as part of regular group lessons. We always look forward to many children attending and unforgettable evenings. The pasta party costs CHF 40.00 per child.

General information

Book the lessons right here on our website. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, we would be happy to advise you personally.

Please note that places in group lessons are limited. Book your lessons as early as possible to secure a place for your child.

For all-day bookings, the little ones will be catered for in one of our mountain restaurants between 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. and looked after by the class teacher – all for CHF 13.00.

Please notify us of any allergies when booking.

You should provide your child with or dress them in the following equipment::

 

  • Warm clothing, preferably in several layers so that something can be taken off if necessary.
  • Gloves, helmet and ski goggles
  • Sun cream
  • Suitable ski boots
  • Skis that reach approximately between the child's chin and nose
  • Ski poles
 

     

    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.