Austria Training Base and Academy support
This winter the ATC will open a racing base and racing academy in heart of the Austrian Alps. The facility will offer athletes a fully world class training facility with tutored academic support for athletes still in education at their home schools.
The resort of Berger Alm is in the Wipptal region of Tyrol Austria and 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 is only a 20 minute drive from Innsbruck airport and 90 minutes from Munich and Salzburg. This makes it very accessible come and go and a real possibility for quality short training camps including long weekends over the winter.
Athletes will be set and will follow work prepared externally from their home schools. Our teaching coordination will help set this up with you and your school. The students will follow their own curriculum with dedicated one on one time with qualified teachers supporting them.
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."
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 talented youngsters. With the average age of an Olympic medalist at 28 athlete maturation in ski racing is long term. The ATC base and academy set up 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 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. See you in Austria!"
Ali Kuwall was instrumental in the development of the team which won the U16 National Championships. "This is a fantastic opportunity 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".
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ATC is currently considering athlete applications and recruiting coaching and teaching staff. If you would like to apply or request more detailed information please fill out the form below and we will get back to you will prices and detailed information on the training available at ATC Austria and the academy education support. Alternatively you can call us directly on +447940017548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.