The course will run from Sunday to Thursday with the Friday off (run this way to allow for the potential of a bad weather day and shifting the day off to that day). Unless you are planning to take a day or two extra at either end of your trip, you should travel out and back Saturday to Saturday.
The courses are designed to build and develop skill and confidence, to enable people to ski all terrains with an emphasis on precision and technical skills on piste and in bumps for the summer courses. Skills are developed by practicing specific exercises that benefit the main topics. Progressively, the new skills are tested in suitable terrains to build confidence. Each skier is also looked at from an individual point of view to help understand their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
The summer 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. Avoiding having a 6 months+ gap between skiing outings helps you retain and develop your skiing ability better over time.
The groups are a maximum of 6 per instructor.
Please click the video below for lots more on the summer courses.
To take advantage of our exclusive accommodation offer with the 3* Hotel Mon Reve, please contact their reception desk by emailing email@example.com or calling +39 0166.940244. Please don’t book through their website as Academy clients get a special discount and reserved rooms so the pricing and availability may be wrong if going through their site.
If you’d like to see more info and pricing you can view the Mon Reve accommodation page on our site here.
We highly recommend flying into an Italian airport if at all possible. Cervinia is close to four international airports – Turin, Milan Malpensa, Milan Bergamo and Milan Linate. Turin is the closest, then Malpensa and then Bergamo and Linate – but all are within a easy 3hr driving to/from Cervinia.
Car: Car rental from within Italy is a very cost effective and easy way to get to resort. Cervinia is easy to reach, served by the A5 motorway, take the Châtillon/Saint-Vincent exit and head along the regional road to Cervinia for 28 km. Valtournenche is 19 km after Châtillon and 9 km before Breuil-Cervinia. If you’d like to car share please pop a message on the community page of the website (direct link below)
Coach/Train: The nearest railway station is at Châtillon/Saint-Vincent (info and timetables www.trenitalia.it). From Châtillon, and also from Turin and Milan, there is a coach service to and from Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche (info and timetables www.savda.it).
Private Transfer: Transfers can be arranged based on demand. It is often easiest and quickest to contact the hotel for advice on this or anything else related to travel. Feel free to contact us too if helpful. If you’d like to transfer share please pop a message on the community page of the website (direct link below).
To read all about what to expect during the week and on the course in full detail please view the course content page by clicking here.
We booked a summer course and it was great! The snow conditions were perfect. In the morning nice compressed snow, great for carving, and in the late morning good conditions for the bumps. In the afternoon there was enough free time to explore the area. We have learned a lot in one week. Thanks to the clear instructions and video analysis we have enough material to practice to get even better.
The summer course exceeding my expectations. I ended the days with a huge smile on my face. It feels more like a training course and there is a feeling of that mentality on the glacier. As you are skiing up and down a more limited number of pistes, you can focus on the particular exercise, without worrying about too much unexpected terrain, and trust that if you do (or try to do) the drill you will get results. We were up early, making the most of every day and our instructors were absolute stars. I loved every minute.
There is a real risk that this course could turn you into a ski fan. This is the third time I’ve come back on the course, and each year I have learned something new. This has “forced me” to switch from summer holidays to skiing an extra couple of weeks so I can keep trying to build on what I’ve learnt. The feeling of skiing better is addictive.
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