About the camp
15 December - 10 January (4 separate or combined weeks and 7 BASS races)
We are offering 4 weeks of training and racing at the ATC Academy base over Christmas and New Year. The resort of Bergeralm is one of the best race training venues in Austria. ATC will take full advantage of the great piste preparation and snow making facilities which guarantee us great training when other ski resorts struggle at this time of year. We have recently added a week 15-22 December and also added the option to join us from the 22nd December. There will still be the option to fly out on the 26th of December (accompanied flight). See below for details on the camp weeks, travel and BASS race options.
Training Week #1 15-22December
This is a great week for first time campers on it own or as part of a longer camp preparing for the BASS racing (Ambition) in early January. This is also an Academy week so we will be offering school tutoring and study time each day so bring some work with you! We will focus on technical skills in SL and GS this week. There may be the opportunity to train SG if the weather permits. We will work on putting together all the pre season preparation in to race practice. This means timed runs on full length courses. Off snow we will be conducting daily fitness and activities.
There is the opportunity for us to train SL and GS at night in Steinach. This is not only hugely beneficial in getting two sessions on those days but its also great fun! We have an evening meal on the mountain with the local Austrian club after training and then ski down the flood lit piste at the end of the evening.
Training Week #2 22-29 December
We will be celebrating Christmas this week will an evening meal on the mountain followed by a sledge run home and visit from Santa!
For those on week 1 we will continue working on what you are developing and slowly increasing the intensity of training. For those starting this week we will be building up to full length courses with timing and video. Skiing and training gates in Steinach at night under the lights is an amazing experience and one not to be missed. We should have at least two evening sessions this week finishing with a meal on the mountain.
Some of you will be arriving on the 26th December. Your coaches will ensure you have the technical time you need on snow and gradually build up in to race simulation. Evening time will be spent tuning skis under supervision of the coaches and in the evenings reviewing the video of the days' training.
Race week #3 29 December - 6 January (8 days)
The week will begin with three days race preparation including two night sessions. We will set off on the morning of the 2nd of January for Saalfelden where we will be based for the BASS races. There will be 4 days of race support at the Ambition BASS races from the 3-6 January. Our race support is suited for all racers wether this is the first race series or you are experienced challenging for the medals. GBR race entries and information can be found on www.gbski.com
Travel - ATC plan to travel on the 6th from the Ambition races and return to Munich on the 10th January for the return flight on the 6th January. This is a tight schedule and we plan to depart at 1pm following the last race.
SG RACE SERIES 6-10 january (3 Days)
This race series hosts a possible four races over the three days (7-9 January). These races are BASS seeded and include a SL and two SG. This is a great opportunity to get SG experience and points preparing for either the English Championships and the British Championships. GBR race entries and information can be found on www.gbski.com
Travel - ATC plan to travel on the 6th from the Ambition races and return to Munich on the 10th January for the return flight on the 6th January.
There is no shortage of experience and knowledge on the ATC coaching team. Olympians and ex national team coaches Andy Freshwater and Sean Langmuir lead the team for the December January camps and races. Meghan Costello, Sofia Morton, Murray Howie, Jamie McWilliam and Adam Piper will also be coaching.
We will have an accompanying adult on these flights. Please meet us at the Easyjet check in desk 2 hours before departure, check in your bags as soon as you arrive.
Outbound group flights
December 15th EZY6911 Edinburgh 1025am Arriving Munich 1340pm
Accompanying adult - Meghan Costello
December 26th EZY6911 Edinburgh 1025am Arriving Munich 1340pm
Accompanying adult - Meghan Costello
Inbound group flight option
December 22nd EZY6912 Munich 1410 Arrives 1540pm
Accompanying adult - TBC
January 6th EZY6912 Munich 1705pm Arriving 1835pm
Accompanying adult - Meghan Costello
*Depending on bookings we may be able to accompany the Munich flight on the 10th January returning after the SG series. Contact us if you would like to travel accompanied on this flight.
Important notice on the return flight: This flight leaves on the day of the last BASS race. We will be leaving the race venue at 1pm following the last race. Those travelling home will not make the prize giving and if there are delays they may miss the 2nd run. If you would like to organize separate travel please let us know the details.
Remember to bring your signed "parent consent for international travel form"
Transfers: Pick up will be from Munich airport and will either be in the ATC van or with a local transfer/bus company. The journey takes approximately 2hrs.
Steinach am Brenner (ATC Racing Academy). If you are thinking of coming with the family the tourist office has offered to help you locate a place that suits your needs. You can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +4352726270
If you are living out as a family there is lots to do in the area. There are many other resorts for skiing, ski touring and cross country. There is also night sledging (scary), swimming and the amazing and world famous Innsbruck Christmas Market.
FIS Dates Residential £1200 PW
15 - 22 December FIS
22 - 29 December FIS
29 December - 5 January FIS
Children’s Dates Residential £1200 PW
15 - 22 December
22 - 29 December
29 December - 6 January (8 Days)
6-10 January incl EVO BASS Speed Series £650
£400 per week or £70 per day
£500. Please indicate at check out which week
*For non weekly durations the price is divided by 6 and the times the number of days.
Step by Step
Pay for the camp in full or pay deposit http://www.alpinetrainingcentre.com/projects/
Fill out the booking form
Book flights https://www.easyjet.com/en/ call us to make sure camp is confirmed
Read and sign ATC Athlete Code of Conduct http://www.alpinetrainingcentre.com/read-me-1/
Ensure all equipment is ready and in good condition – call your coach if you need help
Read your last ATC coaches report, and bring it with you
Make sure your passport and insurance are up to date
SL GS and SG skis if you have them
Protection - including certified FIS helmet and back protector
Cat-suit and training shorts
Warm jacket and salopettes
Thermals and ski socks x2
Hat, gloves x2 and buff
Fitness clothing and running shoes including shorts and tracksuit
Tuning equipment including wax, files, 87 / 88-degree angle, scraper, iron (benches provided)
ATC clothing if you have some (please wear when travelling)
Sun-cream and lippy with sunscreen
Water bottle, travel adaptor, towel swimmies and towel - in case we go for a swim
Pocket money - needed for travel days for drinks/food at airports, and for extras like hot chocolate, lunch and swimming
Emergency medical insurance is required specifically you need to be covered for ski racing. We highly recommend cancelation insurance, because if you have to cancel your booking due to any reason within 4 weeks of the camp start date you will not receive a refund from ATC.