Ski Camp Training Methods

National Alpine Ski Camp coaches are some of the best in the industry. They are all are trained in the “athlete centered” coaching model. This modern method of coaching allows the coach to quickly identify each individual athlete’s motivation, understanding, and movements. The coach can then custom tailor a ski training program to facilitate the athlete’s motivation, understanding and movements matching their teaching style to each athlete’s individual learning style.

The athlete-centered coaching model creates a highly effective learning partnership between the athlete and the coach. Athlete-centered coaching utilizes the movement pools that are used in skiing, quickly isolates skill deficiencies in the athlete, and builds progressions to develop the inefficient skill.

We use modern US Ski Team fundamental tactics and technique to develop proper strategy and line in the race course. We can do a comparative video analysis to compare both tactics and technique of each athlete with the fastest.

Individualized Ski Training

NASC is unique because we keep the ski groups small so we can individualize the coaching program for each athlete. A 4-to-1 athlete-to-coach ratio allows us to meet the individual needs of each athlete. The athlete-centered teaching methodology combined with a low athlete-to-coach ratio allows the ski camp coaches to develop an individual focus for each athlete rather than just a group focus.

No Refunds within 60 days of camp start dates. Inside of 60 days the deposit will be extended to another session.

Challenging Ski Training Terrain Designed for Safety

NASC has four private ski training areas (two steep lanes and two flatter lanes) that are meticulously prepared and salted to maximize quality for gate training. Because we use four different training lanes, we can get each athlete on terrain that will maximize their performance. For summer NASC in conjunction with the Timberline snow cat drivers builds a WAVE TRACK..

We also use special terrain configurations to challenge the athletes balance without having to use steeper terrain. National Alpine Ski Camp has the Mt. Hood snow cat drivers custom-build rollers at GS distance (25 meters), and we run Giant Slalom and Slalom in the rollers to develop proper movement patterns.

NASC uses more salt than any other camp to ensure a quality and safe training experience. We used more than 40,000 pounds of salt in 2013 in our surface preparation. All NASC courses and gate drills are set by our FIS level coaches and allow the athletes to maximize ski performance.

Integrated Approach to Ski Camp Training

National Alpine Ski Camp coaches are teachers. We use modern gate progressions (easier to more difficult) to maximize proper movement patterns. We also use drills and skill development progressions to build each of the primary movements (skills). We then integrate the newly developed skills back into the athlete’s technique. In the evenings we have tactical lectures with video analysis and rollerblade in gates to practice what we have learned. Then we take it on the hill, free-skiing and then into the gates. We drive go-carts to practice and execute the tactics we have learned, and then on to the snow and into the ski race course.