“Toby was the first to sign up & has been with Excel since its inception in 2018, The choice was Toby’s & an easy one to make, following his coach from another academy made perfect sense.”


The level of coaching is of the highest standard throughout, which despite injuries has propelled Toby to the highest ranked 2002 Slalom skier in the country. Schooling & pastoral care is exceptional & provides a sound & consistent basis for athlete development not just on the slope but also as individuals. There is a true  team spirit which is recognised in all they do.



“Our daughter has thrived within the superb environment that Excel’s Full Time Programme creates.”

The combination of focuses allow individuals to develop securely without losing track of any of the key components of the programme.  With Ski racing at its heart, the key element must be love of the sport, something you feel when meeting the team.  The ability  to ski on a wide number of mountain areas rather than be fixed to one, both within gates and when free skiing enhances and deepens that passion and has given our daughter confidence to take on any challenge.  The remarkably low ratio of athlete to high quality coaches allows detailed support and feedback to be given and new targets regularly set.  This means that our daughter has returned from a year away and quickly regained confidence and technical ability. The regular assessments and reporting cover not just skiing but fitness levels and training needs when back in the UK.  The pastoral care and athlete support provided within the Academy has meant she has settled into a new family life even though she is far from home.

The other key component, the ability of each athlete to maintain their education whilst training runs hand in hand with the on snow programme.  The fully professional programme provides superb feedback to parents and teachers in every subject on a weekly basis and our daughter has been supported to grow in confidence and organisation in order to keep up with her studies despite being away from half of the school year.  From our experience the education programme is second to none.  The latest development of joining the local High School for lesson time and interacting with local pupils, adds depth and quality to all aspects of Academy Life.  Joining Excel is without doubt the best decision we could have made for our daughter as she follows her dream of a life in ski racing.



“Since joining Excel Race Academy’s Core Program my daughter has grown as a racer and as a person.”

The high caliber coaching has pushed her out of her comfort zone, exposing her technical weaknesses. This has allowed her, with the support of her coaches, to reprogram her skiing mind and body and take her racing to the next level.  The complete mutual respect between athlete and coaches is what drives her racing forward.  Whilst developing as a racer she has also grown as an individual; learning to to take responsibility for herself on an off the slope, and to support her peers and others around her.  It is clear that being part of the Excel Race Team has had a very positive impact on my daughter.



“While skiing on the full time FIS program, Excel has made me strive in my performance.”





“Mia has been skiing for just over 5 years and has moved quickly from dry slope competition to alpine with the amazing support and training put together by Excel.  The coaching is second to none and focuses on your child and making them the best they can be.”
– Samantha

“My daughters Megan & Molly have trained with Excel for the last two winters and we’ve been delighted with both the experience and the results.”
– Chris

“Excel has been a brilliant new experience for Sydney with the flexibility of starting off with 5 weeks this year and moving onto the 12 weeks CORE programme 2020/2021”
– Nigel

“To me, Excel feels like home, and always will due to a friendly and happy social environment. To explain the organisation of the academy is unreal”
– Shannon