Snoworks Ski Courses are now running throughout the month of July in the resort of Tignes, France.
Several different courses are on offer for recreational skiers including Ski Skills, Race Carve and Junior Race Camps – and for qualified ski instructors, Ski Instructor Training, Eurotest and Test Technique. The skiing takes place on the Tignes glacier ski area, with accommodation based in the resort that has been operating since the middle of June.
The minimum level required for the Ski Skills course is Snoworks level 4 (comfortable on red runs and easy black runs and can ski all day with a stop for lunch). This course is designed to develop skier’s all-round performance to help prepare them for the winter season. Race Carve courses are available for adults and juniors and focus on skills required for skiing gates and include GS (Giant Slalom) training – minimum level good red run skiers that can carve turns.
For anyone looking to train for their ski instructor qualifications, then the Ski Instructor Training courses provide an opportunity, off season, to learn from some of the best coaches in the business. Instructors can also train for their higher level qualifications that require competition ski racing. The Test Technique course trains instructors in slalom skiing (qualifies instructors to work in France as trainee’s) and the Eurotest training prepares instructors to pass the ultimate test – a high speed giant slalom race that opens the doors to full qualification status. Passing the Eurotest involves competing against the world’s top ski racers and getting within a percentage of their time (18% for men, 24% for women).
Phil Smith, director of Snoworks Ski Courses, said:
The snow is in great shape right now and we’ve been running courses for the past few weeks. Now it’s possible for people to travel from the UK, we’re welcoming guests throughout July. Tignes is an absolutely fantastic place to ski and also relax during the summer, with mornings on the slopes and afternoons either relaxing or taking part in all the other summer activities on offer here.
Course Dates And Costs (per person)
Commencing July 13, 20 and 27, courses run for 5 full days Monday to Friday
Ski Skills Development: £350
Ski Race Carve: £350
Junior Race Camps: £350
Ski Instructor Training: £300
Test Technique: £250
Travel And Accommodation
Travel and accommodation during the summer for Snoworks Ski Courses is booked on an individual basis. Flights with EasyJet, BA and SWISS are available from London (and other UK airports) to Geneva and accommodation in Tignes is available on a self-catering bases. Contact the Snoworks office for information.