New Year Camp 2023/24
The New Year races are the first busy races of the season. With prime winter snow conditions and plenty of time to train beforehand, it’s a great time to gain valuable experience of BASS/Mini’s races. The races are run at Hinterreit, a training mecca for European ski racers, and there are lots of options for training nearby.
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 plan is to train Fri 29 Dec to Mon 1 Jan. Sat 2 Jan is likely to be a day off. This is followed by 4 days of racing.
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 Ambition Children’s Championships at Hinterreit/Maria Alm. See GBSki for details:
Athletes can attend the camp residentially (all-inclusive) or non-residential. RESIDENTIAL FULL
The camp fees are:
Residential (Thu 28 Dec 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024): £2,250
Non-residential (Thu 28 Dec 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024): £700
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 £700 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSC’s base is the Sportpension Thayer in Kaprun. The hotel is well-equipped and used to hosting ski teams. They will be providing breakfast & dinner for the athletes. Lunch will be arranged on a daily basis depending on the training venue.
Kaprun gives us easy access to the nearby resorts of Kitzsteinhorn, Schmitten, Resterkogel/Pass Thurn in Kitzbuhel, and the race hill (Hinterreit/Maria Alm) all within a 30 minute drive.
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.