Solda preparation camp

After the success of all four JJC  Team members passing at the Solda test last Autumn we are running a specialist group to target this test. We are calling the program;

Project Austria:


The program will be limited to 10 spaces with a minimum commitment period to keep continuity in the camp and encourage a team atmosphere.


Austria – Tirol

The program won’t be limited to one glacier. Lift pass options make it possible to ski on all the glaciers within the region – Soeldon, Stubai, Pitztal and Hintertux. We will also have access to non glaciated terrain during our second block, building towards Alpe d’Huez. Our initial focus will be on the glaciers and then moving to non glaciated terrain when possible.

Benefits of being able to train on multiple glaciers:

  •  Less chance of being dictated to by weather
  •  More terrain available
  •  Options to choose where and what skiing will be most beneficial to the team
  •  Lanes less dictated to based on priority
  •  Terrain more uniform and good for building blocks early in the program

Benefits of moving to a resort early:

  •  Multiple resorts at commutable distance
  •  Terrain more realistic to test venues and hills variable
  •  Snow more likely to be packed
  •  Longer lanes
  •  Less altitude to contend with

Logistics of moving around:

JJC will provide transport with its team van. We will also provide transport to the tests and race support.


This may be subject to change dependent on weather and where the best training is. We will budget this into the program and deal with the logistics to take any extra stresses away.

Camp Dates:

Block 1

Arrival 1/11/15 (We can pick up from airport/train stations)

Training – 2/11/15 – 15/11/15

We will training run up to and inclusive of race support at the Solda test.

Block 2

Arrival 22/11/15 (We can pick up from airport/train stations)

Training – 23/11/15 – 12/12/15

We will run up to Alpe d’Huez inclusive of race support. Dates 14th- 17th

Minimum commitment:

We are requesting a minimum commitment so we can program to peak for test dates. It is also desirable to avoid disruption from candidates dropping in and out of the program. A primary objective is to create a team environment to train in with a clear plan.


Block 1 – Both weeks

Block 2 – First two weeks (This is to allow for rest time and ski school induction weeks if required)


Training fee – £200 per week

Lift passes

Tirol card (737 euro) Unlimited access to all glaciers and necessary resorts for entire program

White 5 (358 euro) 10 days access to required glaciers – suitable for first block and potentially second dependent on snowfall

Freizeit pass (458 euro) Certain days on glaciers and resorts required – useful for second block if early snowfall, more research required to see how it would fit with the program.

Accommodation – £140 per week (guide price at which we will aim not exceed. Where savings can be made we will. Any special request may incur an extra cost)

Travel – £10 per week