Fonna Race Camps, Norway, July 1st to 15th 2023


FIS skiers and U16 can join us this Summer for some exceptional race training on the Fonna Glacier in Norway.

Coaching will be from Emma Carrick-Anderson and Phil Smith. Emma and Phil have been coaching their own lads, Luca, Freddy and Zak for the past few season. All three have achieved great success. Freddy and Zak took the U16 overall British title recently in Tignes. Their success isn’t only on the British circuit. Both Freddy and Zak have won the coveted Ouvo D’Oro in Italy. An international Childrens event along with many French national races and further internationals. Luca has recently risen to 6th in the world in his age lowering his slalom point to 30 in his second year FIS. Luca is also current British Junior Slalom Champion along with Freddy and Zak taking the British overall title between them. What’s the secret to their success? Good question.

Emma and Phil are both renowned for their unconventional approach to race training. Phil having been an advocate of ‘Skiing Open’ for many years.

“Having been working in the off-piste environment for the past 20 years where every day is different, every run a new experience, every change of direction a one off, I have always wanted to see ski racing coached in a similar fashion. Ive been brought up surfing, one of the most open sports you could ever take part in where no two waves are ever the same, I longed for racers to express themselves the same way surfers do. Individually creative and adapting to the race course as it changes”
Phil Smith

“I loved my career ski racing and am now enjoying passing on my experience to my own children and other ski racers. At 15 I persuaded my parents to let me attend a racing academy in Austria. From there I rose to the pinnacle of ski racing, World Cups, Olympics and World Championships culminating in a career spanning 4 Olympic Games. I know what it takes to get to the top and have an eagle eye for technique. Im totally committed to helping every ski racer eek out the best from themselves”
Emma Carrick-Anderson

Training will be from Emma and Phil and unlike the central European glaciers you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn. The lifts open at 0900 and stay open until 1600. Training is not all day. That would be too much. But we have flexibility to train when we want and the biggest bonus we have salt available to salt the training line. That means we can just keep on training and the racing line remains good.

For those who have been to Fonna previously it is heaven on earth with incredible training and views looking down to the Hardanger Fjord. We train until early afternoon then afternoons are spent ski tuning, fitness training and swimming in the unbelievably beautiful Fjord. Did we mention diving off the cliffs and the diving boards? This camp is without doubt our absolute favourite summer training destination.

Arrive either Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd July
1 or 2 weeks
Training from Monday to Friday

Cost for Training is £600 per 5 days or £1200 for 10 days
This includes:
Coaching from Phil or Emma or both for 5 days
Lane hire 5 days
Salted race piste by machine 5 days
Hand salt by coaches
Afternoon fitness and activities 5 days

Payable in resort. Details from [email protected]

Fly to Bergen and hire a car to drive to Jondal which is about 1 1/2 hours drive. The Glacier is about 20 minutes drive from Jondal which is the main town.

Book own accommodation in Jondal or surrounding area. We may have shared chalet options.
Please contact Emma or Phil for more info.
[email protected] Tel: +33680165348
[email protected] Tel: +33 684440748

We have an option of pastural care with Sarah Ferrand whose son is on the camp. Sarah has a van and apartment with limited space but can help with airport pickups, accommodation, food and transport to and from the Glacier. Numbers for this are very limited so if you are interested in this please contact Emma or Phil for more info.
[email protected] Tel: +33680165348
[email protected] Tel: +33 684440748

2 weeks from 3rd – 14th July
1 week from 3rd to 7th July
1 week from 10th to 14th July