The Mogul Academy was devised to cater for clients looking to specifically improve their mogul skiing. This is a focus in all our 5 day courses but lots of people really wanted to get their teeth stuck into this notoriously difficult area of skiing and so we’ve dedicated an entire course to the art of mogul skiing. Perfectly suited for those really wanting to hone their mogul skills or take their already good piste and powder skills and learn how to adapt these and make the decisions necessary to ski moguls with skill, flare and fluidity.
Time will be split between the piste and the bumps. We’ll utilise the piste throughout the week to work on the specific techniques and speed of movements required for bump skiing so when we enter the bumps you’ll have all the necessary skills learnt and we can focus on the mental and tactical side of bump skiing.
The course is suitable for Academy levels 3-6 on our rating scale. You can have a look at the video levels by clicking here. Willingness to ski bumps and embrace this terrain is of course a necessity too so please consider this psychological level in addition to your technical level.
Due to the nature of the course, it is compulsory for skiers to wear a helmet. Other recommendations specific for the mogul course – often you will have a slightly shorter pole than normal. If you have adjustable poles this is easy, if you are renting please rent poles 5cm shorter than your regular length. Pole baskets should be small not large as this is better for moguls. There are mogul specific skis available – you’re very welcome to come on these but they usually aren’t necessary (until competition level). A relatively long, straight piste ski (think like a GS more than a slalom) would be appropriate or a relatively long all mountain ski.
If you aren’t sure on equipment please give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to advise further.
The 3* Hotel La Rotonde is ideally located in the central square and only 5 minutes from the Medran ski lifts, offering 27 rooms each with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel has a cosy lounge area, a breakfast room and ski storage room. A friendly Alpine atmosphere awaits you upon your arrival.
If you’d like to see more info, pricing and booking information you can view the Hotel Rotonde accommodation page on our site here.
If you’re looking to fly to Verbier, Geneva is the closest commercial airport with numerous flights available from all major airlines. Once you get to Geneva airport you can get to Verbier by Train (www.sbb.ch) or if preferred there are numerous transfer companies that offer the route such as Alpybus or Alpine express.
If you’re looking to get to resort in a more environmentally friendly way or just don’t like flying; the train journey from London is really straightforward and a pleasure to experience. You can use https://www.thetrainline.com to find prices and look at the journey simply choose London-Lausanne or London-Geneva and your dates. For the leg in Switzerland the info and Swiss website above will provide that information but that will be a very small portion of the journey.
If you book early or have quite a lot of ski kit to bring out the train choice can often be the more cost effective choice too!
For full details on travel plans to Verbier use the Verbier Tourism website and click on the ‘Access’ tab. Another excellent website for finding information on Verbier is www.verbinet.com. If you click on the ‘Travel/Transport’ tab you will find every solution.
If you need to rent skis, boots or avi equipment or wish to pre-order your lift pass our partners at Ski Service Verbier are offering all Academy course participants a special discount that you can use towards any type of rental this season and discounts on your lift pass too! Their team is also available to advise you on any queries you may have regarding skis and boots. With regard to which lift pass to get – you’ll need a 4 Valley Liftpass to cover the entire area. To obtain this discount please pre-book online by clicking here.
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