October Training 2019

October Training 2019

October 19 -

Zermatt is our base for off-season skiing. We were last there in October 2016 and are returning in October 2019. Zermatt’s glaciers provide skiing 365 days a year. Our training base is on the Theodulgletscher and served by the brand new Klein Matterhorn 3S Cableway and the Plateau Rosa ski lifts. We are guaranteed skiing whatever the weather because the 3s lift and the T-bars can operate when chairlifts could be closed by wind.

​The training piste is 1.4km km long with a vertical drop of 300 metres and it gives us great space to train on. There are many pistes open on the glacier so we have lots of opportunities for technical training.

During the first two days we balance ski training with physical training so that the children can adjust to the altitude of the training pistes. Physical training includes trail running, tree-top high-wires general fitness.

​We start race training early in the mornings to take advantage of the snow conditions. The cooler weather in October will enable us to keep skiing after lunchtime. The different age groups will break out and focus on their training programme and we’ll be doing a balance of slalom and GS training.


We stay in the Zermatt Youth Hostel. After Breakfast, the children have a 5 minute journey down to the Matterhorn gondola.

Flights and Transfers

We fly to Geneva Airport with Swiss airlines. Our transfer to Zermatt is by train with one change at Visp. Swiss Rail transport all our luggage and equipment separately from the train to the village for us. And returning home we check in at Zermatt Railway station.

Parents and Siblings

For parents and siblings there is a wide range of activities in conjunction with the Zermatt Alpine Centre. Daily hikes around the alpine meadows and lakes are scheduled; for the more intrepid we will do an ascent of the 4,164m Breithorn and mountain biking; and for the more leisurely lunches in some of Zermatt’s amazing restaurants.

There are several options to book onto the Training Camp.  All options are for the full duration of the package:

Full Package Inlier – £


Race Training; lift pass; accommodation and all meals; transfer to and from Resort.

Self Travel Inlier – £


Race Training; lift pass; accommodation and all meals.

Outlier – £


Race Training only.

Parents & Siblings – £


Please email info@dhoracing.com for further information

Before booking on the camp, please complete the Skier Registration Form. To book and reserve a place, complete the form below and pay a £500 deposit per person.  The balance of the payment for the camp is required no later than 8 weeks before the start of the camp – we will email you ahead of this date.