EPT Extended Performance Training In The Autumn

Snoworks launches EPT ‘Extended Performance Training’. Phil Smith, director of Snoworks explains. Photo: Lee Townend training on the Tignes glacier in the autumn with guests. Photo courtesy of Polly Baldwin www.dynamicpictures.co.uk

Oh how frustration can build up! Just when you think you’re getting to grips with something it’s time to head home. This happens to me every summer just as I believe I’m finally getting to grips with a ‘Carve Jibe’ on my windsurfer it’s the end of our summer holiday and time to head home. The ‘Carve Jibe’ will have to wait for yet another year. Argh!

One way of avoiding the dreaded ‘end of holiday’, ‘almost got it’ feel is to extend your holiday. That’s if you have the time of course.

Welcome to Snoworks EPT ‘Extended Performance Training’ for those that have the time. You can train with Snoworks in Tignes this coming autumn and every autumn for any duration up to 9 consecutive weeks. This autumn skiing begins in Tignes on October 17th. But you can select any combination of weeks from this date up to the Christmas week.

Who Is EPT Extended Performance Training Aimed at?
Intermediates, Advanced, Experts Skiers
EPT is aimed at everyone as long as you can competently ski red runs you can come and improve. There’s no upper limit.

What Sort Of Stuff Will Be Covered?
EPT also stand for ‘Edging Pushing Twisting’ which you may well have heard on Snoworks courses, along with ‘Emotions, Performance, Technique’, and of course ‘Extended Performance Training’ so EPT it is. The ability to move freely on your skis is critical when it comes to coping with the whole mountain environment during the winter season but the problem with development is always one of time, so skiers often get caught up in developing one particular aspect of performance due to time limitations rather than every aspect of performance. With ‘Extended Performance Training’ the one aspect that limits performance – time, is removed.

Why The Autumn?
The autumn is a great time to develop ‘technical skills’ prior to the start of the winter season. You can focus on repetition, drills and have the time to work on developing your whole repertoire of skills. We’ve also secured great prices in the Mark Warner Chalethotel L’Ecrin with amazing ‘academy’ facilities so we can keep the budget down whilst offering first class accommodation, and training facilities , the on-snow training courses and ski passes are cheaper than the winter. So all in all it’s a good deal.

What Is The Cost?
A week’s training in the autumn from October 17th up to the beginning of the opening of the Espace Killy at the end of November is £300. That’s training all day from Monday to Friday (with stops for lunch) so you just add the weeks together. If you go into the start of the winter season Nov 28th onwards the course fees change to £365 and training is for half days but you can extend this to full days if required. Don’t forget for every week booked you are also allocated SKIMILES™ so can receive further discounts. Accommodation is flexible. You can stay in the Ecrin for £320 per week up to and including the week of the 28th November, or source your own accommodation. Book your own flights and book transfers with Snoworks or organise your own transport. Ski passes can be booked in the resort.

5 for 4
Book 4 or more weeks of consecutive courses and you we will give the 5th course free. That’s a free course valued at £300.

How Will EPT be structured Week To Week?
Throughout the autumn we have different courses running for different needs. All Terrain, Race Carve, Instructor Training, Race Camps, and when the winter arrives, Bumps and Off Piste. We can slot you in to the appropriate course each week depending on your level and your needs. Remember this is totally flexible and can be adjusted each week, each day as your training progresses, swapping between groups as required.

How To Book
Email [email protected] or call us on our booking line and discuss your requirements. One of our Team will be allocated to you to discuss your needs and can discuss group possibilities each week ensuring your development opportunities are maximised. Don’t forget training is totally flexible so you can move around between groups each week depending on how you are progressing. Flexibility and maximizing your potential will underpin the programme.

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