Life at the academy revolves around the sports and academic programmes but there is much more to be gained from the experience. We aim for each racer to have a really enjoyable stay and a valuable taste of life on the ski circuit.
The students learn to be well organised. They breathe the culture and geography of the Alps and work together in peer groups with a healthy team spirit. We travel to races, to the town of Aosta and to other attractions in the region.
Our team of housemothers have overall responsibility for pastoral care. Ensuring the well-being of the students, also supervising bedtimes, rooming, pocket money disbursements and laundry.
Full medical insurance with cover for ski racing is mandatory. (Insurance for travel and loss of or damage to property is also advised.) Minor ailments and first aid are dealt with in house. Local medical services are accessed where necessary. The Application form authorises the academy to act in loco parentis in the case of an emergency, although every effort would be made to contact the parents in such a situation. Medical costs incurred are recoverable from parents’ insurance.
Meals are excellent. The hotel caters to the needs of our energetic young British athletes and any special dietary requirements. Careful note is taken of specific needs and parents are encouraged to contact the pastoral team if they have any particular concerns.
The academy's Child Protection Policy is provided as part of the registration process. The code of conduct which is included is simple and based on consideration and common sense. There is no smoking and no under age drinking. This season, 2017, we will be introducing Athlete's Agreement/declarations to be signed by trainees to declare their understanding and support of the general rules of conduct by which they agree to abide.