Racer Pathway

If you love ski racing and want to be competitive, or you want to become the best in the world, you need to know where to start.  How do you become a top level performance ski racer? 


1. Ski School 

  U10 U12 U14
  • Learn to carve
  • Learn to ski the whole mountain, every run on it
  • Do jumps, terrain parks, off piste, ski everything!
  • Have a family ski holiday
  • Equipment - anything goes
  • Have fun and love the sport 


2. Club

  U16 FIS
  • Sign up for ski race training with a club like ATC or SSC
  • Do race training on weekends
  • Go on a ski racing camp during the school holidays. ATC October Camp  is a good one to start with 
  • Start a fitness program at your local gym and do other sports
  • Enter ski races in your home country 
  • Equipment is good to buy second hand

3. Performance

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  • Attend regular ski race training with your club or ATC
  • Do at least 5 ski camps abroad during the winter. Christmas ATC Camp is a good racing camp.
  • Attend a summer ski training camp
  • Have a disciplined fitness/stretching program, ski specific and continue to do all sports
  • Enter local races and do races abroad (international races) and go to the National Championships if you qualify
  • Lower your BASS ranking points to get a good start number at the big races. 
  • Equipment matters, get the best you can afford new or second hand



The ATC Long Term Athlete Development Plan

From ski holidays with the family to the National Ski Team, the phases of development and maturity that an athlete goes through are critical to their success and enjoyment of snow sports. Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) maps out the important stages that an athlete follows. It offers direction and understanding to the coaches, athletes and parents. The plan is a set of goals, values, and culture which we believe are important in developing athletes.