The ES Freeski camp will promote a safe and diverse approach to freeskiing in a fun and supportive atmosphere, developing athletes’ skills in halfpipe, big air, slopestyle, rails/boxes, freeride technique and moguls. We aim to improve performance through on-snow coaching of technique, tactics and mental preparation, backed up by video analysis and dry land training. The camp will include a day spent on the water ramps and trampolines of the world renowned Jumpin facility at Mettmenstetten near Zurich, allowing athletes to quickly and safely develop aerial skills and the confidence to take these back onto the snow during the remainder of the week.

Our young coaching team bring fresh ideas, commitment and motivation to inspire clients to push for that extra inch of performance and get more from their training.

The Coaches

Andy Longley – currently the UK’s number one moguls skier and a future Olympic hopeful, Andy entered his first world cup event last winter and had a promising finish at the world championships in Japan. His light hearted and cheerful character makes him a favourite amongst aspiring skiers in the UK. Andy was one of the first British riders to land the double flip and continually seeks new and innovative tricks to add to his collection. When not competing or training, Andy coaches moguls and freestyle skiing to share his passion with others and deepen his own understanding of the sports.

Oli Corkhill - part of the new wave of ski coaches in the Alps, Oli has a dynamic and creative approach to ski teaching and has developed a broad skillset through training in a variety of disciplines including freeskiing, racing and adaptive coaching. Oli works with a variety of skiers from holidaymakers to performance level athletes during the winter whilst maintaining his own training. Known in the industry for his sense of fun coupled with an ability to focus on the task in hand when it matters, Corkhill has been involved in the British freeskiing scene for a number of years and has worked with many of the industry’s top coaches and athletes.

Roddy Willis – one of European Snowsport’s top coaches with a proven track record in helping clients reach their goals. He has been instrumental in helping Peak Leaders trainees have a near perfect pass rate on both their Saas Fee and Verbier instructor training programs. Having realised that technical and physical coaching are not the whole story when it comes to sporting performance, Roddy studied to become a Master Practitioner of Sports Hypnosis and NLP and now uses these skills alongside his technical expertise to help athletes optimise mental preparation and achieve results beyond the expected.

The Venue

Zermatt is one of the World’s premier mountain resorts. With a vertical drop of 960m from the top station at 3,870m, 20km of pistes and the pipe, kickers, boxes and rails of the Gravity Park, Zermatt’s Summer ski area is one of the Alps’ finest and is relatively unknown on the UK scene, despite being a magnet for many European ski clubs and national teams. Situated in a high open valley surrounded by twenty nine 4,000m+ peaks including the famous Matterhorn, Zermatt offers a huge range of summer mountain activities in spectacular surroundings. The tranquil car-free environment provides a perfect space to kick back and chill out after the day’s sporting activities.

Price

Camp cost: 545 Swiss francs for five days’ on snow training in Zermatt, one day at the Jumpin facility (includes return coach transport, water park entry and equipment hire), video analysis and three afternoon dry land training sessions. Travel to and from Zermatt, accommodation, lift pass and insurance are NOT included in the basic price.

Accommodation

We have arranged special prices from CHF70/night for half board accommodation at hotels a few minutes’ walk from the Matterhorn Express lift station. Please enquire for further details. Otherwise, Zermatt offers a huge range of accommodation including budget hostels, apartments and hotels.

Lift Pass

We have negotiated a special discounted price for lift passes with the lift company. Zermatt Bergbahnen also offers discounts to ISIA and Swiss Snowsports licence holders – please enquire for details.

Booking & Enquiries

Please email: freeski@europeansnowsport.com


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