Through April and May it continued to snow and rain across the Alps. In Saas-Fee, up on the Allalin glacier this translated into several meters of snow in excellent condition. The conditions for the summer programme have had a big head start and a good snow base is set for the summer. Many people do not think of the summer as a time that will have snow, but over the years the Academy proved over and over again to clients that the snow can be as good as the winter with occasional powder days thrown in.
Check out Warren’s video blogs from last July and August:
On a summer course you still get the full day of coaching as with the winter courses. As its summer you start earlier and finish earlier giving the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the multiplicity of outdoor sports available in the summer. This also makes it good for families with children who are not skiing. The hotel offers child minding facilities making it easier for parents to take part in the ski course whilst combining it with a family holiday.
The summer 5 day group courses run from Sunday to Friday with the Wednesday off. The groups meet at 8am and ski until 1.30pm. On the mountain the Academy coaching team develop skill and build confidence to enable people to ski all terrains including Moguls, Steeps, Variables, Powder and how to Carve effectively on piste. During the group courses each skier is also looked at from an individual point of view due to the fact that we are all individuals and have different strengths and weaknesses that need identifying and developing. The courses are ideal for skiers who are looking to develop their skiing on a regular basis and not have to wait for the winter season.
The course accommodation partner is the 4 Star Hotel du Glacier which offers a substantial discount to Academy clients compared to their website. The hotel will also be able to book you Academy lift passes at a heavily discount rate, approx. 30% off hotel and lift pass. It’s located in the centre of Saas-Fee and is only a two minute walk from the main lift station. The Academy clients and coaches all stay here together making it a cosy and friendly week with plenty of people to join the many activities or apres ski activity. See the Academy video on the Saas-Fee courses here.
To book on the summer courses, click here.