Ski+Snowboard Cross Training Camps

Following the success of the 2018 programme, GB Ski+Snowboard Cross will once again be running a series of training camps from June to November.

These camps are available to those athletes who are selected to the World Cup and Europa Cup squads. Non-squad athletes are also invited to attend the camps where they will have the opportunity to train alongside our best athletes and coaches in an elite environment.

GB Snowsport has been able to keep camp costs at the same level as last season: 

  • Full Europa Programme (includes priority access to all camps and all Europa Cup competitions as discussed with coaches) £3500
  • Priority access to all camps £2000
  • Attendance per camp (for those not able to commit to the full camp series) £300

If you have not trained with us previously, we will need to confirm your attendance with our head coach Guillaume Nantermod and we will review the position following the first camp. This is simply to ensure that all athletes who attend training are safe to train with the team and that the training is appropriate for the athlete at their stage of development.

Selections to the Europa Cup Squad will take place at the end of April with prospective athletes needing to meet the eligibility criteria. (Please note this is provisional and will be published as a formal document in the next couple of weeks.)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. MINIMUM FIS POINTS

  • Ski Cross - 50 points*
  • Snowboard Cross - 20 points*

* The standard of events in which the FIS points were scored, will be considered by the GB Ski+Snowboard Cross head coach for each athlete, in addition to the published skills matrix, listed below.

2. PROGRAMME COMMITMENT

Athletes must demonstrate a:

  • commitment to a dry land training programme agreed with the GB Ski+Snowboard Cross head coach
  • commitment to the GB Ski+Snowboard Cross Europa Cup Programme 

3. REQUISITE SKILLS 

  • consistently land subsequent straight jumps of 10m men/8m ladies, with good speed management between features
  • produce a halfpipe run reaching the top of the coping
  • experience in a giant slalom course, using edges consistently
  • basic turn in switch (snowboard cross athletes only)
  • experience of producing gate starts

Determination of ability to perform skills is at the assessment of the head coach.

2019 SUMMER/AUTUMN TRAINING CAMPS

  • 15-19 June - Les Deux Alpes
  • 27-29 June - Les Deux Alpes
  • 19-24 July - Venue TBC (off-snow training camp)
  • 5-9 August - Les Deux Alpes
  • 26-29 August - Les Deux Alpes
  • 24-27 September - Saas Fee
  • 7-11 October - Saas Fee
  • 22-25 October - Saas Fee
  • 4-7 November - Saas Fee/Pitztal
  • 20-24 November - Saas Fee/Pitztal

All dates are on snow dates, arrival will be the previous day and athletes will depart after the last day on snow.

If you have any questions regarding the camps or squad, please email Alex McKeown.