Friday, January 15, 2021

National Ski Academy’s Saas-Fee Summer Training Camp

Coronavirus Update:
  1. Classes resume in Collingwood in August through to October and then if international travel is allowed we will run a three week camp in Europe, location TBD.
  2. We are not able to reopen in August and classes continue online remotely as we have since March and once students are allowed to return we will work towards a late fall camp either in British Columbia or Quebec depending on snow conditions.

Camp Overview:

Each year, the National Ski Academy provides an opportunity for non-NSA U14, U16, and FIS athletes to participate in our training camp in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.  This unique camp is situated in a world-class training environment with optimal ski conditions for SL and GS technical training alongside National and World Cup athletes. We offer a training-only camp for two or six weeks as well as an option in the 6-week camp to take one of the following Ontario Ministry of Education approved credits – Grade 9 or 19 academic French (FSF1D & FSF2D), Grade 11 or 12 academic English (ENG3U & ENG4U). The academic class schedule will begin at the NSA in Collingwood on Monday, August 19 and continues in Saas-Fee and includes an academic excursion. Boarding at the NSA from Aug 18 – 23 for those taking classes is available. Six-week athlete applications are subject to approval by the NSA Athletic Director.

Camp Location: Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Athlete Ages: U14 – FIS

Cost: Please contact us for 2020 Fees

Notable Coaches: Sami Piana, Jurg Gfeller, Liisa Savijarvi

Notable Alumni: Roni Remme, Larisa Yukiw, Dave Duncan

Why You Should Attend This Camp:

Our summer training camp offers a world-class training environment and coaching. Camp fees are all-inclusive of coaching, accommodation & meals, lane space, daily dry land training & video analysis, camp report/evaluation.

What makes your camp stand out?

Guest athletes train with NSA student-athletes and 6-week campers can attend class and earn a high school credit or work on their own school work during supervised study periods. Athletes stay in fully-supervised apartment accommodations with delicious homemade meals prepared by our Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Extra-curricular activities and excursions are organized by our staff.

Coach to athlete ratio: 1:6

Outside of training on snow, what should athletes expect to be doing at your ski camp this summer?

Athletes enjoy fitness-based outdoor activities including hiking, soccer, volleyball and exploring the spectacular Saas-Fee Valley, attending cultural events in the village. Six-week campers will take part in a day trip to a beach in Italy.

“Simon is home and back to school already, but can’t stop talking about his amazing 2 weeks training with NSA coaches at Saas-Fee. Thanks so so so MUCH! He had an amazing time on and off the mountain, and is looking forward to show us his improvement. We are extremely thankful that you accepted him in the camp and coached him these 2 weeks. We also greatly appreciate the care and safety!” Vesselina Stoyanov, U14 Parent, New York, NY

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