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Early Season Clinics

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Early Season Clinics

Discounted Ski Courses

Small group lessons on the Tignes Glacier

TDC's highly successful Early Season Clinics are small size group lessons with specific goals and high levels of personal instruction. Get you season of to a flying start with a week of technical input, fun and achievement with a TDC ski coach.

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Price 5 half days
€300 Per Person
Unrivalled prices - €60 Less Than Winter Prices.

Dates

  • 20th Nov – 24th Nov 2017 in Tignes
  • 27th Nov – 1st Dec 2017 in Tignes
  • 4th Dec - 8th Dec 2017 in Tignes
  • 11th Dec - 15th Dec 2017 in Tignes

What is the best ski clinic level for me?

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Development Clinic

- for strong red run skiers...

improve your technique, take on steeper slopes, ski more runs with greater confidence, take on different snow types to develop your performance

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Development Plus Clinic

- for strong red run /ok black run skiers...

use the skills you already have to take on more varied slopes, start to learn the basics of skiing bumps and skiing off the piste

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Challenges Clinic

- for strong black run skiers...

take on new goals in the bumps, on the steeps, in difficult snow, on the piste; challenge yourself – there are always ways to get better

The early season clinics are 5 half days, 9am - 12noon or 1pm - 4pm

Early Season Clinics will have 1-8 people per group.

Book your Early Season Clinic in Tignes now...

Sample Ski Clinic Programmes

Development Level – for strong red run skiers...

The below is a sample program and will be adapted to fit the goals of the group and the conditions prevalent at the time of the clinic.

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Development Level

Day 1

  • Rediscover ski legs and develop confidence
  • Establish group and individual goals
  • Focus on finding the middle of the ski - stance and posture
  • Control your speed and line - refresher on how we turn

Day 2

  • Develop better rotary skills to tighten your turns and deal with difficult areas of the mountain (ice, narrow sections etc.)
  • Increase control and accuracy in short radius turns
  • Develop more discipline controlling rotary movements of the upper body

Day 3

  • Develop better lateral movement to improve edging skills
  • Carving – technique and tactics
  • Use the equipment better to reduce effort and increase enjoyment

Day 4

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Apply skills to ski steeper slopes and more challenging terrain
  • Apply skills to ski non-groomed snow

Day 5

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Attend to any goals not yet achieved
  • Turn on the style and let rip!

Sample Ski Clinic Programmes

Development Plus Level – for strong red run /ok black run skiers...

The below is a sample program and will be adapted to fit the goals of the group and the conditions prevalent at the time of the clinic.

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Development Plus Level

Day 1

  • Rediscover ski legs and develop confidence
  • Establish group and individual goals
  • Focus on finding the middle of the ski - stance and posture
  • Control your speed and line - refresher on how we turn

Day 2

  • Develop better rotary skills and how to use these to match the required outcome (tactics)
  • Improve technique and tactics in short turns for steeps and bumps
  • Develop more discipline controlling rotary movements of the upper body
  • Ski un-groomed snow/off piste if conditions allow

Day 3

  • Develop better lateral movement to improve edging skills
  • Increase speed and control in carving
  • Use the equipment better to reduce effort and increase enjoyment
  • Ski un-groomed snow/off piste if conditions allow

Day 4

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Bumps – apply skills to ski more in the fall-line and improve speed control
  • Ski un-groomed snow/off piste if conditions allow

Day 5

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Attend to any goals not yet achieved
  • Turn on the style and let rip!

Sample Ski Clinic Programmes

Challenges Level – for strong black run skiers...

The below is a sample program and will be adapted to fit the goals of the group and the conditions prevalent at the time of the clinic.

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Challenges Level

Day 1

  • Rediscover ski legs and gradually pick up the speed
  • Establish group and individual goals
  • Focus on finding the middle of the ski - stance and posture
  • Mileage with a focus

Day 2

  • Develop more discipline controlling rotary movements of the upper body
  • Develop better rotary skills and apply these to ski the bumps with more consistency, control and flair
  • Develop better lateral movement to improve edging skills
  • Increase speed and control in carving

Day 3

  • Increase the number of tactical options at your disposal when skiing un-groomed snow/off piste. Turn transitions, weight distribution, line, turn shape etc.
  • Apply skills to ski couloirs (gullies), steep and narrow

Day 4

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Explore some more remote itineraries
  • Revisit the challenge of choice – bumps, speed, steep, narrow?

Day 5

  • Consolidate skill development
  • Attend to any goals not yet achieved
  • Turn on the style and let rip!

TDC's Early Season Ski Clinics

A Great Way To Get Yourself Up And Running For The Season

Val d'Isere and Tignes early season snow has been amazing the last few years, and this is the perfect opportunity for keen skiers of all levels to take a week out at low peak time and get the best tuition, in a fun and friendly enviroment.

The Early Season Ski Clinics have been very popular and are at discounted prices.

Get the best ski improvement courses early in the season, improve your ski technique so that the rest of the season you are at your best.

If you were looking for a more general technical brush up during the season then check out our highly successful clinic format, small size group ski lessons, or private development lessons.

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Testimonials

What others have been saying about
TDC the development centre - Tignes

Testimonials

  • The Best Available

    "This was the second time we have had our boys (aged 9, 7 and 5) taught by Gavin and Rab and the second time we could not have been more delighted with them."
    Daniel, 2017
  • Amazing Instructors

    "Incredibly quick to pick up all of our mistakes, whilst delivering the instructions in a way that improved confidence. A really friendly team and very well qualified."
    Richard, 2017
  • Awesome day Off Piste

    "A massive thanks to Charlie for guiding me and my friends off piste resulting in the best day of our weeks skiing!"
    Rory 2017
  • Learnt Lots and Great Fun Too

    "I found the whole experience with TDC excellent, the booking service was easy, quick, efficient and friendly and the lessons themselves were awesome."
    Sarah 2017
  • Intermediate Skiers Or Above - This Is The Place For You!

    "This was my second year with TDC. This year we had Grant and he was AMAZING. We learnt a bunch of new things and we did some fun exercises too!"
    Alex, 2017

Group Clinics

Designed to allow individuals to get access to quality and specific ski instruction, groups are kept between 3-6 people,

Private Development Lessons

For those individuals, or groups, who would like to benefit from their own instructor, private lessons are a great.

Off-Piste Ski Lessons

Learn to ski powder in either a group clinic or private lesson format. Ski the whole mountain, go on adventures that you.

Children's Ski Lessons

Groups or Privates, Teenagers or Children. Safe, Fun and Inspiring. Fantastic all round ski coaching for 10 - 17yr olds.

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