Alta Badia Dolomites International Ski Academy, in the heart of the Dolomites, in the Italian Alps
Are you a motivated, hard working and ambitious athlete who can embrace the challenges of ski racing to achieve your maximum level of success? Have you ever dreamed to live, train and race in the most beautiful part of the Italian Alps, in Alta Badia, home of one Ski World Cup classics, at the heard of the Dolomites? This is your opportunity to do so!
Located in the heart of the Dolomites, the Alta Badia Dolomites International Ski Academy a high performance multilingual international Alpine Ski academy in the Italian Alps catering to U16 and FIS athletes who want to pursue their goals of making a national team or collegiate ski racing.
Though Ski Club Ladinia-Alta Badia is a relatively small club, we have a steady history of National, European and World Cup champions. Quality, and the correct mind-set, are the basis to succeed. According to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) progression, at U16 athletes start transitioning from the "Train to Train" development phase, to the "Train to Compete" one. It is therefore in this phase that a full time, focused and challenging program becomes instrumental and can make the difference. To ensure the high quality our Ski Club is known for, our Academy will stay small and admission is therefore competitive. Though skiing is an individual sport, we believe in teamwork, camaraderie, and caring for teammates, as fundamental elements for long-term success.
In season, ski training takes place either in the early morning or in the early afternoon. In addition to training on the snow, there are fitness and conditioning sessions, mental coaching, ski tuning workshops, as well as meetings with current and former European Cup and World Cup Ski racers who will share their experience and advice. South Tirol is one of the most competitive areas for ski racing, so if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
You will attend our local public school - with a special tutoring program - train and race alongside or as part of our team. The school has two academic tracks: a college-prep track and a commercial or trade school track. Our Schools are multilingual: classes are taught in Italian, Ladin, German and English, with French and Latin as options, too. we also have the option to let you do part of your work with an online provider of choice.
Immersed in a multicultural society, enjoying all that Italy and the Dolomites have to offer, the Academy will be an enriching experience both technically and personally. You will go back home not only a better skier and racer, but also a multilingual speaker.
If you want come and see it for yourself for a shorter period, try our camps!
The deadline for applying is March 6th, 2020.
This program is part of DC4SKI, a project supported by the European Commission ERASMUS-Sport.