Can’t wait to get back on snow and start honing your technique ahead of next season? Then it’s time to get yourself signed up for The Warren Smith Ski Academy summer 2020 programme.
The guys at the Academy have just announced that they will go ahead with their summer 2020 ski courses based in the Italian Alpine resort of Cervinia. The news that skiing is back on for summer 2020 will provide a big morale boost for all skiers, particularly those who may have lost out on those end of season turns due to Covid-19.
The courses will take place on the summer ski area high above the resort at 3,900 meters on the Matterhorn glacier and run for 5 days during the week, from 08.30am until 2pm. The focus is on developing pupils’ skills and confidence to improve their skiing to help with carving, steeps, short radius turns, personal development, moguls and even the foundation for powder snow conditions.
The courses include in-depth video analysis and ski biomechanics assessments that are looked at during the evenings before dinner. The teaching focuses on all of the Warren Smith Ski Academy content including, ankle flex, skier symmetry, thigh steering, left and right differences and physiology, middle body strength and pole plant plus a wide range of further content that might be needed on an individual skier basis.
Although complete beginners cannot participate, group levels start at ‘Basic’ (basic parallel turns required) to Intermediate and advanced skiers, through to experts and athlete level skiers. Group sizes are a maximum of 8 people.
Warren Smith, Director of WSSA, said: “The snow is in really great shape right now and we’re really looking forward to welcoming people to the Italian and Swiss Alps this summer. We went over there from our Verbier base last week to check out the conditions and they were perfect, plus the resort is operating as normal with new Covid-19 regulations in place to ensure skiers safety. This is a great opportunity to get out on the snow this summer, especially for anyone that missed out on the end of last season”.
Dates and travel information:
The 5 day Warren Smith Ski Academy 2020 Summer Courses start on Sunday July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16. Travel on all courses is Saturday to Saturday – arrival is a day before the courses start.
Course participants are recommended to travel Saturday to Saturday and accommodation can be booked on an individual basis in the 3* Hotel Mon Reve at a cost of €55 / night per person twin occupancy including breakfast. Flights are booked independently and transfers are available from Geneva Airport (£160 return booked through WSSA), Turin Caselle, Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate.
Course cost: £359, Lift pass for 6 days: €192