We prepare well for the championships and prioritise getting it right on the competition days.

Information

The National Championships, the best of the best in the nation competing for top spot. These races are a cornerstone to national team selection and nomination for international races. 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. in 2017 ATC won the Best Club Trophy for the under 16 boys at the British Champs. We will be looking to back up this performance this year and add to it in the other categories.

We suggest that under 12s be accompanied by their parents if this is their first camp with ATC.

Training the week before the Champs is essential to best prepare and build confidence. We have the use of a private piste, with a fast turn around ski lift which enables us to get a ton of training in a very short time. 

Dates and Locations

British Championship Prep Training Week
Tignes - March  24-30

British Championship Race Week
Tignes - March  30-April - 6th April 

Goals of the Camp

On Snow: We hit the slopes early for the training and racing week. We book a private training piste in resort where we get a faster turn around. Afternoon skiing is a little softer snow so we tend to do a few runs in the gates then have some fun free skiing around resort. During the training days we will focus our attention on fine tuning technical areas and getting used to skiing longer courses under race conditions. Tignes is great fun and usually in hot weather. 

Off snow: Our focus will be equally shared between fitness, stretching and active recovery. Time will be spent tuning their skis, under supervision of the coaches.

Racing

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. 

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GBR race entries and information can be found on the GBSKI website and the FIS programme can be found here http://gbski.com/competition.php?ID=397

Flights

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

  • 24th March / Dep EDI 1155am Arrive GEN 1515pm EZY6905
  • 31st March / Dep EDI 1335pm Arrives 1550pm EZY 6903

Inbound group flight options

  • 6th April / Dep GEN 2140pm Arrives EDI 2250pm EZY6908

Note: There will be van transport going directly to Austria for the spring easter camp

ACCOMMODATION Locations

Training Week - Chalet Chardons Tignes Le Breviers
Race Week - Hotel Paquis Tignes Le Lac

Last year club U16 champions ATC 

Last year club U16 champions ATC 

Coaches

Ali Kuwall  U14 -   07983099555 ajkuwall@gmail.com                          
Natalia Pruska U16 -    +48739053777 Natpru@gmail.com 
Meghan Costello U12 -   07936605433
Duncan Shepherd U12 - 07872429609  
Mark Blyth U14 -   07786160638
Rosie Latto U16 -   07584061802
Jamie McWilliam FIS -   07902544944
Adam Piper FIS -   07730588881 adam_piper_7@hotmail.co.uk

House Parents And ATC Staff

Anthony Lyons 07859064587
Rachael Blyth 07825684233

 

Equipment Check list 

  • SL GS SG skis
  • 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
  • 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 Geneva airport and will either be in the ATC van or with a local transfer/bus company. The journey takes approximately 3hrs.

Prices 

Training Week - Tignes

  • Training Only £400         
  • Full Package £1300 (£1200 if booked in advance)

Race Week - Tignes     

  • Training Only £400
  • Full Package £1300 (£1200 if booked in advance)

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 - 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

Upcoming ATC Camps

  • Spring Camp Hintertux
  • Scottish Camps Cairngorm Mountain February and April