Race Training

SASA Club Run Sessions

**NEW** From March 2024 – SASA will now be running Race training on a Sunday between 09:30 and 11:30 fortnightly at Southampton Alpine Centre.

Bookings can be made here SASA SKI SUNDAY BOOKINGS

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 2024 – Watch this space

We’re delighted to announce that we’re returning to Landgraaf in October 2024! and we are now taking bookings.

The camp includes technical  sessions, gate training and off hill fitness, ski preparation and is a fantastic opportunity to get some serious training in on guaranteed snow.

SASA members of all ages are welcome –  adults are encouraged to take part in the training sessions and races as well!

This camp is not suitable for beginners – all trainees need to have some race training experience.  If you are in doubt as to your suitability for the camp,  please contact chair@skisasa.co.uk

First come first served as places are limited. £100 deposit per person to book a place. (Please make sure your insurance is in place at time of booking as deposit is non refundable unless we manage to re-sell your place). £250pp due by 1st August.  Balance due by 15th September

2024 (DRAFT) Camp Details

Camp Itinerary:

This is the provisional itinerary for the week.  Session times will be confirmed closer to the camp dates.


Morning Training

Afternoon Training

Meals included

Mon 28 Oct

17:00-19:00 (technical)

Dinner TBC

Tue 29 Oct

Weds 30 to Thurs 31 Oct

09:00 – 11:00 (technical)

09:00 – 11:00 (technical) & 11:00-13:00 (gates)

13:00-15:00 (gates)

15:00 – 17:00 (technical)

Breakfast TBC, Lunch TBC, Dinner TBC

Fri  1 Nov

09:00 – 11:00 (technical)

11:00-13:00 (Timed Runs)

Breakfast TBC, Lunch & prize giving TBC

    • Athlete- shared room, breakfast/lunch/dinner, liftpass, on and off hill training, use of on site gym
    • Parents/others – shared room, breakfast/lunch/dinner, liftpass, use of gym
Outliers :
    • Training and liftpass (no meals)

For those who want to stay off-site,  there are a number of accommodation options near Snowworld that trainees have used in the past – if you would like any information,  please contact chair@skisasa.co.uk

Prices – TBC

Athlete- £XXX
Parent/other – £XXX
Outliers (training only) – £XXX

Minimum 2 sharing a room (rooms sleep up to 4)

Coaches / Pastoral Care

Pastoral care and coaches will be announced at a later date and will depend on the number of trainees.  Unfortunately,  we cannot accommodate unaccompanied under 16s,   but racers can attend with other parents as long as they have written authority that they are in the care of those parents and are NOT SASA’s responsibility.  Please contact chair@skisasa.co.uk for more information.

Payment is in three stages:

    • £100pp Initial Deposit due immediately to secure place
    • £250pp Second instalment of due by 1st August 2024
    • Final Balance payable in full by 15 September 2024
    We prefer to have the deposit paid directly into the SASA bank account to avoid transaction charges on instant payments.

All balances should be paid to the SASA bank account.

Bank Name: Santander
Account Name: Southampton Area Ski Association Ltd
Sort Code: 09-01-29
Account Number: 22122708
If you would like to pay by credit card,  please email secretary@skisasa.co.uk


Link to Booking System here

To pay the deposit into the bank account,  rather than instant payment option, choose the invoice option at checkout.

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.