Race Training

Race Training

Euro Test ISIA Test Training Zermatt

Every year Subzero Coaching offers Euro Test ISIA Test Training, dedicated to ski instructors interested in passing these races.
We structure our training programme towards these tests on multiple weeks, prior to the race.

We focus on your accurate progression. A solid acquisition of skills through out the camps allows us to develop you fully towards the highest levels of performance you can achieve.

Our approach is simple:
Build the skier > through open field tech training
Create the racer > through a progressive approach to gates.

Winter Race Training Zermatt - Cervinia

Zermatt 2024

GS Intro Camp:  11-15th March
GS Gates Camp 1: 18-22nd March
GS Gates Camp 2: 19-23rd April
ISIA Speed Test: 24th April


The two weeks of gates training will have a gradual progression on technical skills and speed. We start by covering the fundamental movements, tactics and skills needed in gates. The first camp is delivered outside gates but with GS skis on, so to refine the technical skills before having to face the track.
This is one of the most underrated stage of the prep, so we made the point of separating it from the other two camps.

The Gates Camps work on a gradual progression of difficulty. Going through each stage with appropriate pace and Getting everyone's technique and "gate's eye" up to scratch for the challenge ahead.
With different slopes and gates layout we will be able to cover a wide range of needs, giving everyone the chance to push their abilities to a new level.


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Cervinia Race Coach: Roby Bonavita. A life spent coaching athletes of every level, from national to world cup circuit. Roby is also an expert in ski instructor training, preparing a number of candidates each year for Eurotests across the Alps.

Adelboden Race Coach
: Frederick Thomas. Former World Cup Telemark Racer, current Swiss SnowSports Examiner and Demo Team member. Fred has been coaching instructor for decades, in the last few years he has become Head Coach of the Junior Team for the Bern Canton. His athletes won the 2021/22 and 2022/23 National Championships.

Zermatt Intro Camp coach
is Federico Sollini, Alpine Examiner and former Race Coach Examiner. There to guide each individual to find the correct approach towards GS skiing and build solid technical foundations.

Schedule & Accommodation

Intro Camp Schedule:
Monday to Friday, morning sessions of 3+ hours each.

GS Camps:
Morning sessions of 3+ hours each, in gates.
Coaching available in the afternoons for refinement practice.


We have a few rooms available in our partner Hotels in each location. Please get in touch with us to find out more. Spaces are very limited, first come first served!

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Training Fee

Intro Camp week: 350 chf
GS Gates Camp - single week: 450 chf
Discounts apply for multiple weeks bookings.

Please make sure you send your request to: info@subzerocoaching.com.
All Subzero courses devolve part of the fee to our ChemoTherapy Support Project.

Off-Season Race Training

If you are looking to get serious about your race training then this is the place.
We run race training camps year round, in different locations, for skiers ready to take their performance to an all different level.

Spring Camp - May - Landgraaf (NL)

Start before everyone else, to make the difference.

On these camps we create the foundations of performance, working on skills in free skiing as well as on the race lane, using brushes and stubbies.
To make the most out of these days we decided to avoid the glacier and rather work indoor, at Snow World Landgraaf.
There we are able to put some serious quality mileage (we count turns, just like we use to do when coaching WC and Olympic athletes).

The facility in Landgraaf enables us to complete the camp with a full body check up and fitness training schedule. This means giving you the chance to keep on working on your body during the summer, specifically towards your racing needs.

Camp dates: TBC, Snow World Landgraaf

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Summer Camps

We know where the extra edge can be found. A refresh in the middle of the summer, short but focused, helps massively in the retaining of the skills needed for higher performance.
We have camps available both in the Alps (Stelvio and Zermatt) and in ski domes (Landgraaf). Where we can keep on working on technical skills and physical preparation.

Camps Dates TBC June/September - Landgraaf, Zermatt

Autumn Camps

Where the skier completes the mutation to racer. On this longer camp we start harvesting the work done in the previous months, bringing together technical skills, tactical knowledge and the eye for speed.

Our Olympic Coach, Roby Bonavita, takes charge of the operations, guiding the racers through the process. Also on the field is our Fede Sollini, available as second coach for open field training as well as strength & conditioning follow ups.

Camps Dates: November/December

Winter Camps

Availability is guaranteed during the winter to all participants that want to prepare for either Speed Tests further in the season or racers with a calendar rolling in the Alps. These camps run in Zermatt (CH), Cervinia and Adelboden. Where we can guarantee stable snow conditions December to April. Through out the winter our strength & conditioning coaches will able to follow each individual according to each specific need.


Members discounts

The Spring camp is part of our Level 3 ISIA Winter Training and is included in the package. Discounts also apply to all instructors signed up to our Level 4 Winter Training.

If you trained with us in the past and you are interested in participating to either of these training weeks please get in touch, discounts apply to you as well!
Package offers are also available to those interested in signing up to multiple camps across the year.


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Euro Test/ISIA Test - Racing Skis

Looking for a new set of skis for the Euro test ISIA Test Training?
We have our own ski line, designed for instructors HERE!  Handmade in Italy, every pair can be customized around your biomechanics and technical needs. Directly on snow. At ski instructor prices!

Level 4 Ski Instructor Training

If you are training towards the end of your qualification pathway and you are looking for some coaching, let us know. We run our Level 4 Training every winter, during the low season weeks! This way we can train minimizing the conflict with teaching hours, but still have dedicated training blocks. It covers Tech and Teach specific training on-snow, as well as the chance to shadow coaches during the running of other training programmes.
Our coaching team can also offer help in physical prep and injury prevention, as we work with strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and posture educators.

Coaching Qualifications

If you are interested in becoming a coach we also run courses dedicated towards it! Through IASI we are able to run Race Coach Level 1 courses along with Freestyle Coach Level 1 & 2 courses. Find out more HERE.

The IASI Alpine Race Coach Level 1 run in April in Cervinia.
Attending this course we recommend the use of slalom skis, as the content mainly focus on slalom distances.
This module complements the eurotest/speed test training as it allows participants to gain a deeper understanding of the race course and how this is built.

The IASI Freestyle Coach modules are open to both skiers & snowboarders.
These courses take place at Snow World in Landgraaf, the biggest ski dome of Europe. Andy Bennett, IASI Freestyle Educator and current Technical Coach for GB Freestyle team will be the man in charge!

From 2023 IASI accepts 20 hrs of logged training as alternative to the Race/freestyle Coach L1 qualification, towards the IASI Level 3 ISIA Stamp.

For more info about this course get in touch with us at info@subzerocoaching.com.

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