Bormio Wrap Up 2018
We had a record Bormio camp this year with over sixty ATC athletes attending. ATC brought nine staff including Anthony our house parent who looked after and entertained the 15 kids who stayed with us in the ATC hotel. There were also a record numbers of podiums for ATC with athletes big and small making in to the medals. ATC had medals at every level of competition including Senior FIS, Junior FIS, Children and the Minis. That is a remarkable achievement for the team and the in individuals! We should also congratulate our ATC newcomers to this national race level. They all raced their very best and represented the team fantastically by competing with grit and determination and having lots of fun.
Many just missed on the podium after crashing in their second runs, like under 16s racer Holly Clark who was on a second run charge while in 3rd place in the first run of the slalom. The charging second run she put down showed great character in the fact that she did not back off. She skied her best and was going for that podium. When she came through the finish after her run it was nice to see her happy instead of sad. This was despite having a crash and dropping off the leader board. The reason she was happy because she is now skiing at a higher lever than ever before and she proved this to herself. The training this winter had paid off and she was competing with and beating her peers who are the best in the Britain.
It takes teamwork to run a camp and I would like to thanks our fabulous team for all their hard work. They are:
Coaches Meghan, Duncan and Rosie did a fabulous job of coaching our ATC Mini Team (herding cats comes to mind). It is not easy to keep these fast little rascals safe and having lots whilst at the same time teaching them how to ski fast and win races. They also had the most podium pictures to take!
Ali Natalia and Mark were coaching the U14 and U16 racers. This is the most competitive age category in British skiing where the best kids are on the podiums of international races on a regular basis. Despite the challenge from their peers we had a number of top 5 results and Gregor Munro hit the podium twice in the Slalom and the GS. We had some amazing runs from our first timers. It was so nice to see ATC kids ranked in the 50s and 60s charging down the slalom course and finishing in the top 20! This is very special indeed. The coaches had the tough job of preparing the athletes for the Super G including all those who were doing a speed race for the first time. There is a lot of nerves energy and it takes coaching skill and experience to know hoe to get the best from everyone and keep the racers focussing the elements they can control
Jamie and Adam were coaching the FIS team. This is the big league where some of the best juniors FIS racers in the world compete. The races where tough but the coaching team managed to keep the athletes focused and learning taking video of all the runs and taking development notes continuously to share with the team at the evening meetings.
I played a support role in Bormio helping out where needed. It was nice to speed meet all the parents there and get feedback and help plan their kids programmes for the summer and next year. Thanks for all of your time and a huge thanks to Rachael for organising the meeting over the two days. Rachael was also our finish coach providing essential feedback and giving all the finishers a high five as the came through the finish. I also have to mention that Rachael ran up the mountain every morning which was 10km in -10 degrees C.
Last but not least is Anthony who was our house parent on this camp. This role is huge! Those of you who have done this know how much work goes in to supporting the not only the kids but the coaches too with logistics and driving to the various locations each day with kids and our lunches. At the end of a tough day you can always find Anthony in the reception entertaining at least 10 kids with a story or a game. Wow!
ATC Podiums Bormio
Euan Kick (FIS Senior)
Duncan Kuwall (FIS Junior)
Gregor Munro (U14)
Maisie Blyth (U12)
Sophie Anderson (U10)
Luka Anderson (U10)
Hamish Blyth (U10)
Information For 2019 Bormio Camp
This is a great race series that we would encourage all families to attend, and of course we also recommend training the week before the races. We suggest that under 12s be accompanied by their parents if this is their first camp with ATC.
Dates and Locations
Bormio Prep Training Week
Bormio Race Week
Goals of the Camp
On Snow: The races in Bormio are normally long and on hard snow. We will focus our attention on fine tuning technical areas and getting used to skiing longer courses under race conditions. Bormio is great fun and both racers and parents enjoy the atmosphere and the competitions.
Off snow: Our focus will be equally shared between fitness, stretching and active recovery. Time will be spent tuning their ski, supervised by their coaches.
There is a Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and a Parallel during the race week. These races are British seeded (BASS) races and are included as selection races for the British U16 and U14 Teams.
GBR race entries and information can be found on the GBSKI website http://www.gbski.com/index.php
We will have an accompanying adult on some of these flights. If you would like to organize separate travel please let us know the details.
Outbound group flight - TBA
Meet the coaches at the easyjet check in 2 hours before departure with your parent concent form (link below). Please remember you are representing ATC on the plane so behave yourselves and be respectfull of your coaches and the traveling public.
Inbound group flight options - TBA
Programme - Daily
- Saturday – travel training week / arrive for dinner / team meeting
- Sunday to Friday - training and racing / ski prep / fitness / video / schhol work
- Saturday - travel or rest / arrive for dinner / team meeting
- Sunday to Friday - training and racing / ski prep / fitness / video
- Saturday - travel home
Lift Passes - Live out Training only
Lift passes are availble at a 10% discount through the lift pass office at the base station. Just say you are in the races to recive the discount. If you get a multi-day pass this will cover both race areas (Thursday Friday are in Adela area opposite Bormio).
Sean langmuir 07940017548 firstname.lastname@example.org
House Parents And ATC Staff
Sean langmuir 07940017548 email@example.com
Equipment Check list
- SL GS SG skis
- Protection - including certified FIS helmet and back protector
- Cat-suit and training shorts
- ATC jacket and salopettes
- Thermals x2 and ski socks x2
- Hat, gloves x2 pairs and buff x2
- Fitness clothing and running shoes including shorts and tracksuit
- Tuning equipment including wax, files, vices, waxing irorn, 87 / 88-degree angle, scraper etc. (benches provided)
- ATC clothing if you have some (please wear when travelling)
- Sun-cream and lippy with sunscreen
- Casual clothes including
- Water bottle, travel adaptor, towel
- Pocket money - needed for travel days for drinks/food at airports, and for extras like hot chocolate, hot soup for lunch, etc.
Transfers to Resort with ATC
Pick up will be from Milan Malpensa airport and will either be in the ATC van or with a local transfer/bus company. The journey takes approximately 3hrs so make sure you have some snacks and water.
Training Week - Bormio
- Training Only £
- Full Package £
Race Week - Bormio
- Training Only £
- Full Package £
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.
Booking - 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