We spare no efforts preparing for the British Championships. Our accommodation is in a great location, we hire our own private ATC training area for the training week and we always have extra coaches on hand to ensure our ATC racers prepare and race well.

About the camp (U10 - U16)

Training Week - 28 March to 4 April
Race Week - 4th to 10 April

The National Championships offers you the opportunity to benchmark and compete against the best in the country. These races are also the qualifying races for National Team selection. We encourage all U14 and U16 racer who qualify (under 400 BASS points in one discipline prior to the championships) to attend this camp, after all this is the National Championships and if you meet the qualification you have earned your chance to compete. 

For the U12s and U10s this is a good competition week for all levels. Although it is competitive and serious racing for those competing for medals, it is also great fun with three days of racing all types of events including the Combi and a team race. The ATC camp includes as much training as racing. We also try to get the team together for afternoon activities following training and racing. We suggest that under 12s be accompanied by their parents especially if this is a first camp with ATC. 

We encourage racers aged 12 and up to stay with ATC residentially. There is so much extra help and support we can offer like recovery training, ski tuning and video analysis. We have very limited spaces for the live in option on both weeks so if you would like to stay with ATC then please book early.

Qualification to race in the British Championships

Children Qualification - U14 and U16 racers need under 400 BASS points in one discipline to qualify to enter the British Championships. You have the whole winter to try to make qualification. There is no qualification needed in U12 and U10 and these races are great fun and appropriate for all levels. FIS racers (Junior / Senior) must have a valid FIS licence to enter the FIS National Championships

ATC BASS Racing

Once again we plan to hold ATC races at the end of the Tignes training week. Our intention is that this will be a BASS seeded race in partnership with the Scottish Ski Club. The race will be suitable for all age groups. Exact dates and entry information will be available on this page in due course.

Training on in Val D'Isere on the ATC Tignes training week

Training on in Val D'Isere on the ATC Tignes training week

Daily programme 

Spring time in the French Alps is warm and sunny with hard snow in the mornings getting softer in the afternoons so the races start early. On snow we hit the slopes early for the training and racing week. We have booked a private training piste in the resort to allow us to have more training with less distractions form the senior competition running in Tignes. Off snow the physical focus is equally shared between fitness, stretching and active recovery. Time will be spent tuning their skis, under supervision of the coaches and in the evenings reviewing the video of the days training. 

Study Hour

During the training week we have organised a supervised study hour to allow kids to catch up on homework or reading.

Meet the Coaches 

There is no shortage of experience, qualifications and knowledge on the ATC coaching team for the Tignes camp. Olympians and ex-national team coaches Andy Freshwater and Sean Langmuir lead the team with Meghan Costello, Sofia Morton, Adam Piper and Duncan Shepherd. Lara Langmuir and Linda Freshwater are the house mums on the Tignes camp. 

Racing 

ATC British Champion Club Team U16

ATC British Champion Club Team U16

For U14 and U16 there is a National SL, GS and SG as well as a fun Parallel SL for everyone. These races are British seeded (BASS) races and results from the British Championships are the main factor included as selection for the British U16 and U14 Teams. For the U12s there is a GS and Combi and four training days with your ATC coach. GBR race entries and information can be found on www.gbski.com

Travel INformation - Tignes

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. 

For those younger than 16, you will need to phone Easyjet and give them the following information to book your child and add them to the accompanying adult’s reference number below. Please email us at admin@alpinetrainingcentre.com to let us know which flight you have booked for your child and how many bags.

THIS IS A NEW REGULATION FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT REQUIRING CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDER 16 TO BE ON THE SAME BOOKING AS THE ACCOMPANYING ADULT.

Outbound
28 March 2020
EZY6905
Departure 11:55 Arrival 15:10

Accompanying adult is Meghan Costello Booking Reference EXJFGS2
Address for booking: Tigh an Uillt, Nethy Bridge, PH253DR
Phone number for booking: 07940017548
Name of person who booked it: Sean Langmuir, seanlangmuir@me.com

4 April 2020
EZY6905
Departure 11:55 Arrival 15:10

Flight available soon

Inbound
10 April 2020 (Friday night)
EZY6908
Departure 20:45 Arrival 22:05

Flight available soon

Note: If you would like to take the team transport to the Spring camp in Hintertux then the team van will leave on the Saturday morning following the championships from the ATC hotel.

Remember to bring your signed "parent consent for international travel form".

Transfers
Pick up will be from Geneva airport and will either be in the ATC van and/or with a local transfer/bus company. The journey takes approximately 3hrs.

Accommodation 

Training Week - 28 March to 4 April - Tignes Le Lac TBA
Race Week - 4th to 11 April - Tignes Le Lac TBA

House Mums are Linda and Lara

Kit List

Skis SL GS SG (U14 U16)
Boots
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
Casual clothes
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

Insurance 

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

Training Only £400 PW
Residential £1200 PW 

If you are on Training Only lift passes are available for race week from the GBS website - approximately £18 per day 

Step by Step

  1. Pay for the camp in full or pay deposit http://www.alpinetrainingcentre.com/projects/

  2. Fill out the booking form

  3. Book flights https://www.easyjet.com/en/ call us to make sure camp is confirmed

  4. Read and sign ATC Athlete Code of Conduct http://www.alpinetrainingcentre.com/read-me-1/

  5. Ensure all equipment is ready and in good condition – call your coach if you need help

  6. Read your last ATC coaches report, and bring it with you

  7. Make sure your passport and insurance are up to date

ATC Tignes Video