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 in multiple parts. During the season we have dedicated sessions with a gradual technical progression. We start with free skiing technique on GS skis, in order to guarantee the best performance base. Only after we start a progressive approach to the gates, with tactics on lines, course inspection routine and so on.
We organize two weeks of full immersion race training, 5 days a week, all day. To put together all the previous training and get ready for the race!

Are you interested in race training during the autumn? Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out more!

Winter Race Training in Zermatt – Cervinia

For the season 2019/20, we run the two weeks full immersion from the 30th March onwards.

Training will also be possible on the days straight before the Zermatt ISIA Test, on request. The organizing body of the ISIA speed test also allows free practice on the course the day before the race. For any help in booking onto the race get in touch with us.

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The Training

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. 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.
The training slopes will be on the Cervinia ski area, easly accessible also from the Zermatt side.

The Coaches

Head Coach for the two weeks will be our favorite 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.
Co-coach for the event is our Federico Sollini, available for guided practice outside gates and extra video analysis if required.

The Schedule

The training weeks are set with one single day apart.
This is to allow recovery and also maximize the time at disposal (keeping accommodation and lift pass costs under control!).
The second training week ends on the 19th April to allow one or two days of rest before the free/unsupervised practice held by the ISIA Speed Test organizers in Zermatt, prior to the test dates.

Training Week 1: 30th March 2019/20
Training Week 2: TBC
ISIA Speed Test Zermatt: TBC

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The Accommodation

We have a few rooms available in our partner Hotel in Cervinia, at preferencial rates: 50 euros per person per night, in shared bedrooms with single beds, including breakfast and wifi.
Spaces are very limited, first come first served!

Training Fee

Training fee per person per week is 380 chf.
For two weeks package the fee is 700 chf rather than 760 chf.
If booked before the 10th of January 2020: 650 chf

Please make sure you send your request to: info@subzerocoaching.com.
The group is small!

Members discounts

The first week of training is part of our ISIA Season training programme and is included in the package. If you are keen to participate to the second week please get in touch with us directly, you can access further discounts.
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!

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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!  Handmade in Italy, every pair can be customized around your biomechanics and technical needs. Directly on snow. At ski instructor prices! Visit the dedicated page and get in touch with us!


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 IASI Alpine Coach DTC

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.
The IASI 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.

For more info about this course and the pre-requisites, please get in touch with us at info@subzerocoaching.com.

The IASI Freestyle Coach modules are open to both skiers and snowboarder. We run these courses 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 running the course.

For more information about these courses visit the dedicated page.

Autumn Race Training

If you are interested in attending a long block of training dedicated to gates, get in touch with our friends at Impulse!

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They are ski coaches specialized in ski racers.
As they work only with racing kids and adults, year round! Based in Pila (Aosta) Impulse  runs Giant Slalom Training in Tignes, in November and December.
Impulse have access to a variety of slopes on the Tignes glacier and will use this advantage to create a technical progression that allow everyone to perform at their best. Along with a few decades of experience and specialization in race training!

The Subzero Coaching Team


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