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Patrick Thorne

02 Mar 24

Easter Camps for Juniors Too Cool for Ski School

Patrick Thorne

02 Mar 24

Ski course company Snoworks, which specialises in all mountain skiing, has launched a new programme for kids aged between 12 and 16 who are already proficient skiers and want something that goes beyond the traditional ski school class.

The five-day courses will take place over the two weeks of the Easter school holidays (week commencing March 25 and April 1) and are based in either Tignes or Val d’Isère.

“Kids are increasingly looking to learn skills that take them to a new level on and off the pistes and away from the traditional ski school class where they might follow a group down the mountain,” said Lee Townend, Director of Snoworks Ski Courses, who added, “We are finding that kids between the ages of 12 and 16 are getting more adventurous, but their parents want them to be in a safe and controlled environment. Our Shred Course offers a great balance of fun and learning for aspirational freeskiers on holiday over the Easter holidays.”

During the week, kids will be taught a variety of skills that will help them deal with all mountain terrain, including off-piste ‘Freeride’ ski techniques, mogul skiing, snow park skills, steep terrain skiing and mountain safety skills and avalanche awareness.

To take part, kids will need to already be capable of tackling a black run and be very confident on all blue and red slopes. The sessions run all day long and Snoworks staff provide supervision at lunchtime.

Courses cost £750pp and run for five full days, Monday to Friday, with a maximum of 8 juniors in a group and one fully qualified instructor. Courses don’t include accommodation or travel packages but the Snoworks office can help with this if required.