The ski program designed to create Olympians out of Interschoolers

Australian Winter Olympian, Jono Brauer, launched The Arc skier program in Italy last northern hemisphere winter for Aussie Interschoolers wanting to improve their skills while on holiday with their family.

Image provided by The Arc. Harrington/Ellis.

Are your kids aged between seven and 18? Do they love competing in Interschools and ski in their sleep? Have we got the ultimate northern hemisphere ski program for them and snow holiday for you.

Aussie Winter Olympic alpine racer, Jono Brauer, teamed up with race coach Gianluca “Pippo” Valeri to create The Arc Skier Program, launched last northern 18/19 season. An intensive multi week ski training camp that focuses on Interschools disciplines from alpine racing to skier x, moguls, slopestyle and also caters for the whole family with a holiday experience. 

The camps focus on Livigno in Italy for a core skill development program over two to three weeks. The best part is the program is actually for all family members from non skiers to casual skiers and non competitive skiers alike. You just bring your ‘interschooler’ and while they’re training you can leisure ski and eat pasta in Italy.

While junior’s training, you can indulge in The Arc’s pre-arranged luxury experiences for the grown-ups – a day trip to St Moritz and one to QC Terme Bagni Vecchi in Bormio. There’s also welcome and end-of-program drinks for all the family – giving you the chance to meet other like-minded ski loving families. 

The program and coaches

WHISTLER, BC – FEBRUARY 15: Jono Brauer of Australia competes in the Alpine skiing Men’s Downhill at Whistler Creekside during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

With some of the world’s best coaches at their disposal, The Arc knows the key to developing young skiers is working on solid all-mountain skills that then transfer into gates, moguls, skier x or slopestyle courses.

As a result, programs focus on multidisciplined core skill development, in alignment with Ski and Snowboard Australia’s (SSA) current pathways framework for young skiers. Each group has no more than six athletes per coach, so progression is guaranteed.

The result? A stronger, well-rounded skier who can adapt to the ever-changing, variable conditions thrown at them.

There are a number of course dates to choose from, and regardless of the location, they all offer 12 days of on-snow coaching with six hours of training per day, along with small group sizes, comprehensive video analysis, progression plans and athlete reports.

Why Livigno, Italy

110km of terrain, dry powder and bulk amounts of incredible Italian food and wine… does life get better? Livigno is your ultimate destination for those who want to combine the best of Italy with the best of what a ski resort has to offer, including a range of accommodation within walking distance to the slopes.

When the ski day is done and the lifts have stopped turning, it’s time to participate in one of the other activities on offer in Livigno – think fat biking, ice climbing, snowmobiling, ice driving courses, dog sledding, horse riding, ice quad biking, paragliding and ice skating to name just a few. Plus the town has a duty-free exemption with plenty of shops to peruse, so those looking for some retail therapy won’t be disappointed.

Sign me up

Programs start from AUD$3650 per athlete for a two-week program, with programs running in January 2020. For more information, or to register your child and book your family holiday, click here for The Arc website.

For the most streamlined booking process, contact The Arc’s partner Travelplan Ski Holidays who can arrange all aspects of your holiday including accommodation, flights and transfers.

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