Programs range from 1 to 16 weeks of training and racing. Athletes have many different commitments throughout the year, so we will work together with each athlete to develop a program that will help them improve for the long term and peak at the right time in the season. We will target all key British races throughout the season as well as a selection of local Children’s or FIS races to help gain experience of racing.
Training days will typically involve skiing in the mornings for up to 5 hours, this can include any of the following depending on the time of year, availability of slope, location etc:
- On ski warm up
- Technical free-skiing drills (either in a practice phase alone or with a coach teaching and explaining new drills)
- High intensity free-skiing, here an athlete is skiing hard and trying to create speed, but the shape of the turn is not dictated by gates
- General free skiing – just covering miles on the hill with no specific aim other than to enjoy and ski the challenge of what is in front of you.
- Gate training – this can range from full race courses in SL, GS or SG to technical brush and stubby courses designed to force change in an athletes skiing