Race Training

There are a number of training options available for race training.

Southampton Alpine Centre run sessions

These public sessions are run by Southampton Alpine Centre and not run or endorsed by SASA, but are popular options that are normally attended by a number of SASA members: as follows:  They are currently running sessions on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and booking should be done through Active Nation website – see the Links below.   https://bit.ly/alpinesoton

SASA Club Run Sessions

SASA Training Days

The club runs training days a couple of times a year,  usually in spring and early autumn to coincide with the races that SASA organises.  These take place at the Alpine Centre and run from approximately 09:30 – 16:00.  Training is both on and off hill,  to give trainees a taster of importance of non skiing fitness to help improve their skiing.   We will send details of upcoming training days out to all members.  We will also advertise dates and details in the News section of the website and on our Facebook page.

Race Training Camp – Landgraaf – Oct 2021 – Watch this space

With the cancellation of the Oct 2020 and May 2021 Landgraaf camps we hope to return in October 2021.  Watch this space for further details or contact us.

Venue and Camp details

SnowWorld is Europe’s largest indoor ski centre,  with five slopes and seven lifts, including the race slope which is over 500 metres long.  We stay at the on  site hotel,  which makes getting to training very easy but it also allows trainees and parents to get to know each other better.    Landgraaf is in the Netherlands,  about three hours drive from Calais.

The race camp is normally held during the October half term, arriving on Monday lunchtime and leaving on Friday after lunch.  There are morning and afternoon ski coaching sessions and off-slope training sessions as well.    Many families make a holiday of it,  but we can accept unaccompanied trainees,  if suitable transport can be arranged for them.

Training is not just for the junior members of the family,  and we welcome many “Masters” each year.  Most of the Masters had no prior racing experience,  so if you fancy trying it out but are unsure as to whether to take the plunge,  have a word with one of the committee or any of the racers from  our previous Landgraaf or Piani camps.

Other Training Opportunities

ESSKIA Training Days

A number of ESSKIA Training days are held around the country during the summer, open to all schoolchildren.  The events are usually held on a weekend in May/June.

Spencer Pession Race Camp

An annual camp held in early August at Southampton Alpine Centre.  Residential and day options available. Great fun and always well supported by SASA members.