What a camp! This is without a doubt the best summer camp going for all ages of athletes. Fantastic ski training on the glacier and a fairytale lodge on the shores of the fjord to jump in to after a sunny hard days training on the slopes.
With the rapid deterioration of the European glaciers through the summer months we have decided to head North to Fonna, Norway to take advantage of this spectacular training facility. Early July offers the best weather and snow conditions and the training organisers salt the pistes which make them firm and stable all day long.
Norway Dates 2020
Dates for 2019 are as follows:
20 - 27 June (FIS ONLY)
27 June - 4 July (FIS ONLY)
4 - 11 July (ALL ages including FIS)
11 - 18 July (ALL ages including FIS)
Focus of the Camp
On Snow: This is the time of year to nail the fundamentals down, and then to start to build on them. Technical free skiing and drills, and then a high concentration of focused gate training. Shaping and putting into practice new faster and more effective techniques and tactics.
Off snow: Our focus will be on fitness development and practice, setting young athletes up for a great summer of building strength, flexibility and fitness. There will be lots of fun to be had (hiking, swimming, yoga, volleyball, etc) and we will take advantage of the beautiful surroundings we are in, to explore Norway's breath taking scenery.
Flights and Travel
We have organised a group flight for the 4th July returning the 18th July with Logan Air. Please note there are limited seats available and these are offered on a first come first serve basis. Contact ATC if you would like this option email@example.com. We will take ski bags out for this camp in our ATC van. Edinburgh pick up arrangements to be confirmed.
We pick up from all of the below flights (or other flights which get in to Bergen within two hours of these flights)
Children aged 12 and older can travel on their own on all flights below
ATC will have an accompanying adult to travel with children on the highlighted flights
Edinburgh - Bergen
Bergen - Edinburgh
Transfers to Resort with ATC
4th July - Pick up will be from Bergen airport and will be in the ATC van between 2pm and 330pm. If you get in earlier make your self comfortable. There is a nice cafe in the terminal with wifi and its a very small airport so we won’t miss you. The journey from the airport to Jondal takes approximately 2 hours and includes a 30 minute ferry, so make sure you have some snacks and water.
We will train early in the morning, and stay as long as the snow is good on the glacier. Afternoons will include fitness/recovery sessions and outdoor activities.
ATC Hardanger Fjord Lodge
Gamle Sætveitvegen 1, 5627 Jondal, Norway (the same accommodation we stayed at in 2019)
Live out: Training only
There are lots of nice accomodation options available in the village and plenty for parents to do. There is a drive of 20 minutes to get to the skiing from the village, so you would need a car.
Equipment Check list
SL, GS skis (one pair each)
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
Rain jacket and extra gloves and goggles (if it rains we will be skiing in the rain)
Boot dryers (plug in)
Fitness clothing and running shoes including shorts and tracksuit
Basic tuning equipment including wax, files, 87 / 88-degree angle, scraper brushes etc. (benches, vices and iron provided)
ATC clothing if you have any (you can order an ATC hoodie and other items here and we can bring it out for you on the 29th June).
Sun-cream and lippy with sunscreen
Buff x 2
Swimsuit, towel and flip-flops
Water bottle, travel adaptor,
skateboard - optional
Yoga mat and foam roller (pop it in with your ski bag)
Pocket money - needed for travel days for drinks/food at airports, and for extras like ice cream in the village on the day off.
Training Only £400 for 6 days of on hill coaching.
Full package residential for one week £1200, 6 days training, 7 days accommodation
Full package residential two weeks £2400, 12 days training, 14 days accommodation
“Residential” includes coaching, lift passes, food and accommodation, daily transfers to ski area, fitness activities, and transfer to/from airport on group flights.
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
Pay for your flight on the group booking 29-13th June. For other dates, double check your flight details with Sean and Lara so they can organise a transfer from the airport to Fonna for you.
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
Make sure your passport and insurance are up to date