Bormio Camp 2024
The English Championship races in Bormio are by far the best races of the season. With stable weather, reliable snow and a full week of BASS/Mini’s races, it’s not to be missed. We will be training the week before the races and then supporting the Children’s Championships the following week.
Head Coach Calum Shepherd leads this camp. The house parents for this camp are Felicity & Bernard Houbert who will provide a fantastic level of pastoral care.
Schedule & Races
The training week is Sat 3 – Sat 10 Feb (skiing 6 days, Sun-Fri with Saturday as a day off/travel day). The English Children’s Championships run from Sun 11 – Fri 16 Feb with the opening ceremony in the evening on Sat 10 Feb.
You are responsible for entering the races yourself. You must have a valid BASS competitor registration and enter online by the deadline to attend the camp. The races are the English Children’s Championships in Bormio. See GBSki for details:
The race program does not have all age categories racing on each day. We will make every effort to accommodate a split program wherever possible. Different age groups may be training or taking a day off depending on the race schedule, which is of course subject to change (including due to weather).
Athletes can attend the camp residentially (all-inclusive) or non-residential. The camp requires a minimum number of committed athletes to be viable. Currently we are only offering the full two weeks residential, not any one week.
The camp fees are:
Residential (Sat 3 – Sat 17 Feb 2024): £1,400 per week (£2,800 total)
Non-residential (Sat 3 – Sat 17 Feb 2024): £550 per week
The residential option is open to all good skiers aged U12-U16 (year of birth 2013-2008). Good skiers aged U10, and any others, may join on a non-residential basis.
To confirm your place, you must complete the registration form and pay a deposit by bank transfer – see the registration form below for details.
After receiving confirmation of your camp place, you will be required to book on to accompanied flights. Instructions will be included in the confirmation. Email Head Coach Calum Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Further Guidance and Advice
We recommend that all parents read through the Parents’ Guide to Alpine Ski Racing provided by our partner Alpine Training Centre SCIO. This resource offers advice and insight from sports scientists, coaches and other skiing parents. Please also don’t hesitate to contact Head Coach Calum Shepherd by email at email@example.com.
SSC’s base is the Hotel Ambassador, Via Funivia, in Bormio. The hotel is well-equipped and used to hosting ski teams, and right at the bottom of the lower race piste. We will be eating breakfast & dinner at the nearby Hotel Nevada. Lunch will be arranged on a daily basis depending on the training venue.
From Bormio, we have access to training pistes in the resort (with the gondola up being within walking distance of the hotel). A short drive away, there is also Santa Caterina and Oga ski areas with additional training space.
Outbound – Saturday 3rd February 2024
EZY Edinburgh EDI – MXP Milan Malpensa
Dep. 12:50 GMT, arr. 16:20 CET
Booking ref.: TBC; accompanying adult: TBC
Return – Saturday 17th February 2024
EZY Milan Malpensa MXP – EDI Edinburgh
Dep. 17:00 CET, arr. 18:35 GMT
Booking ref.: TBC; accompanying adult: TBC
You will be required to book on to & pay for accompanied flights after booking on to the camp. Instructions will be included in the confirmation of your camp place. Please do not book flights until you are asked to do so.
Medical/travel insurance, including cover for ski racing, is mandatory for all attending athletes (residential or not).
All coaches are qualified through BASI, Snowsport Scotland, or another relevant governing body. All coaches are PVG/Disclosure checked and first-aid qualified.
- SL and GS skis (and SG skis if you have them)
- Ski boots
- Protective equipment
- Back protector and FIS-certified hard-ear helmet
- Shin guards for slalom
- For U14s and older, an easily-removable chin guard (plus any tools required to do so), and pole guards
- Catsuit and training shorts (for U12s and older)
- Jacket and salopettes
- Thermals and ski socks (at least 2 pairs)
- 2 pairs gloves and buffs
- Fitness clothing including shorts, tracksuit, t-shirts, swimming kit and sports trainers
- Personal tuning equipment
- Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
- Casual clothes
- Water bottle
- Travel power adapter
- Passport and insurance details
- Pocket money – needed on travel days for drinks/food at airports, and for extras like hot chocolates, etc.