Gstaad Race Academy

The Race Academy is all about technique and gates. With the right tips and tricks, you will get significantly faster.

For children who have successfully completed at least the Red League King Level.

Age

from 10 years

Requirements

 
  • Short turns on an easy slope
  • Parallel turns with various radii
  • Red King/ Queen successfully completed
 

Group size

max. 9 children per instructor (is only taking place with minimum of 6 participants)

Courses

 Monday to Friday
    (14 to 18 February 2022)
 10.00 – 16.00 (incl. lunch break)
09.45 Wasserengrat valley station 
 Montag to Friday
    (21 to 25 February 2022)
 10.00 – 16.00 (incl. lunch break)
09.45 Wasserengrat valley station
Does your child have several classmates, and would you like to organise a camp for them on a date of your choice? We would be happy to make you a tailor-made offer.
Disciplines

Be it in the giant or slalom gates, in combi race training or even in Ski Cross, the technical training on the slopes as well as the training with timing and video analysis, combined with a lot of fun and great experiences in the group, help the children improve when skiing though the gates.

The following possible disciplines can be covered:

The basic technical training in the gates and above all around them is the cornerstone of being fast in the race. That is why the technical training of children in free skiing is also an important part of the Gstaad race camps and is always integrated into our training.

The giant slalom is the basic discipline for every ski racer and of course it is an important part of our race camps. The gates are between 17 and 22 metres apart and you ski using the giant slalom skis, which are usually a little longer. This is where children usually gain their first competition experience – they will train and compete in this discipline time after time.

The slalom is rock & roll between gates and the discipline for more experienced ski racers. With a distance of between 7 and 11 metres between gates, shorter slalom skis, as well as shin and hand protection, you get very close to the gates. In our camps, the children are also introduced to the technically challenging slalom.

The children's combi-race is an internationally recognised form of competition for children, which consists of a mixture of standard turns and gates. Tactical skills are developed by mixing the different sections with different gate combinations in a flowing, rhythmic and constantly changing pattern.

 

Ski Cross is a discipline in which 4 to 6 skiers compete against each other at the same time. They have to negotiate gates, peaks and troughs, jumps and high-banked turns. These various elements make the Ski Cross discipline very varied and help develop technical and tactical skills.

If a suitable slope is available, we install the Ski Cross component in our camps, taking all the necessary care.

Rahmenprogramm

On Friday we organise a final race as part of the Race Academy, where the children can immediataly put into practice what they have learned.

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:

 

  • Helmet and back protector
  • Giant slalom skis
  • Forearm protector
  • Slalom skis
  • Shin protector and poles with hand protection (slalom)
 

     

    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.