"We aim to provide a clear route for young athletes to develop as ski racers giving them access to the best training programme without compromising their academic studies."
The ATC Racing Academy is our base in the heart of the Austrian Alps. The Race Academy offers young athletes a world class training facility and a home away from home in the heart of the Austrian Alps. We aim to provide a clear route for young athletes to develop as ski racers giving them access to the best training programme without compromising their academic studies.
As well as full time racing programmes we offer tutored academic support. Training camps range from three-day long weekends to full season programmes for U14 to U18 (FIS) ski racers.
The resort of Berger Alm is in the Wipptal region of Tyrol Austria. Berger Alm regularly plays training host to the Austrian Ski Team and is home to Austrian WC Slalom legend, Manfred Pranger. With over 150 snow cannons on five separate floodlit race pistes the training facilities are world class. The ATC buildings are a short 200m walk from the lift.
Access from abroad could not be better as it is only a 20 minute drive from Innsbruck airport and 90 minutes from Munich and Salzburg. This makes it convenient to come and go, and a real possibility for quality short training camps, including long weekends over the winter.
Academy tutoring combined with intensive race training is available from a three day long weekend to monthly and season programmes. Our objective is to work with your existing schools, not replace them. Gavin Carruthers heads up our ATC's education support team. Gavin is a secondary education Maths teacher and is also an experienced alpine race coach. Gavin will be available to assist in setting up study schedules with the children and their home schools to ensure they cover all their school work. Athletes will receive guidance from our support teachers and can also access extra one to one tuition on specific subjects if required.
Parents are welcome to stay on the quieter weeks.
Gavin Carruthers leads the education team pictured here with Snowsport Scotland Chairman Wayne Glass Davies
ATC have the backing of the local Wipptal regional government who are building two bespoke 10 bed chalets to accommodate the athletes and coaches. Also under construction is a collection of smaller six bed chalets where families and older athletes can be accommodated. Joakim Strickner from the Wipptal Tourism Board is excited to be part of the project.
"Together with the lift company of Berger Alm, Wipptal are very happy to support and invest in ATC. We believe this exciting new project will thrive here and will bring young athletes and their families to experience the Wipptal area. Our sporting culture and good ski training facilities make Wipptal an ideal location for the Alpine Training Centre."
Programmes and weeks offered
Please see links below for training week dates. For FIS programme details please contact email@example.com This includes FIS CIT and NJR racing.
2011 - 2002 386 euros
2001 - 1999 616 euros
Adult 771 euros
ATC will refund Academy athletes £85 per week if you use your TyrolCard on any other camps.
Weekly training fees start at £900 per week and are all inclusive except for lift pass (link below for details). The more weeks you book, the cheaper the training gets.
Tyrol Region Season Pass
TyrolCard season passes are great value and available to our athletes. They are valid in over 40 resorts and 5 glaciers from October 1st to May 15th. If you have one on the Hintertux October or Spring camps we will refund you the value of the weekly pass for those camps.
The Coaching Team
Sean Langmuir is the director of ATC, and former British Olympian and National Team coach. He believes there is a huge need for a facility like this to enable young athletes to thrive in the international arena. "The jump up to FIS level racing at 16 years old is very difficult and there are few options available to dedicated youngsters. With the average age of an Olympic medalist at 28, athlete maturation in ski racing is long term. The ATC base and academy aims to provide athletes with a home away from home, and allow them time to mature as people as well as athletes".
Natalia Pruska is the Head Coachof the academy and U16 Head Coach. She will also guide the FIS woman's programme. "The ATC training base in Austria provides a wonderful opportunity for young British athletes to train in a hidden gem. Steinach is a truly awesome ski area for race training, and just ripping around. I'm looking forward to working with eager young athletes. I can't wait to see what we can achieve together."
Ali Kuwall was instrumental in the development of the team which won the U16 National Championships. "This is a fantastic chance for young athletes to have a flexible training base in the Alps. It is also a home away from home where you can pick up quickly where you left off on your last training camp. There will be no wasted time getting to know the area and settling in. I believe it is the missing link that is needed to realise the full potential of these kids".
For more information on the ATC base and academy please contact Sean Langmuir at ATC firstname.lastname@example.org or +447940017548