HPC Race Camps

Our Philosophy

Developing racing champions is at the heart of HPC Leogang’s philosophy.  How often have you watched racing and competitive sports and wished you or your child, athlete or team is given the chance to have access to training environment and facilities that many professionals have access to - to become the best? HPC Leogang looks at bringing this ‘New Level of Race Training’ to future champions in a One Stop Shop model.

About the location

The HPC Leogang is located in the heart of the Austrian alps, in the most varied holiday destination of the alps, the region Saalfelden-Leogang. Within a 30min radius, we have access to a vast number of training stadiums, including venues like Hinterglemm, Hinterreit, Zell am See, Karprun or Resterhöhe, which are frequently used by the world´s best skiers. At our home base Leogang, we have guarenteed daily access to the main training stadium due to our close relationship with the Leogang lift company.

About training

1 On-snow training: Critical base of successful race training is Free skiing to build natural agility & position, innate feel of snow and nurture the love of the sport and the alpine mountains. HPC coaches utilize our very own HPCFreeSKILLS program – tailored using the natural terrain of Leogang’s steep curves, bumps and jumps, the program is designed for athletes to optimize intrinsic and reactive skills on snow. Our gates training sessions (mix of Slalom, Giant Slalom and SuperG) are designed age category specific, always closely monitoring the individual athletes´ progression, ability and fatigue level.

2 Off-snow training: We have our very own HPC gym training facility conveniently located at the foot of the Asitzbahn gondola (including video analysis, ski tuning, equipment storage, etc.) to highlight the critical importance of daily physical conditioning and a time-efficient training routine. Our off-snow training gets complemented by climbing/bouldering, ice skating or cross-country skiing for example.

3 Athlete Management: We offer all-year-around athlete management, including physical conditioning programming and monitoring for our seasonal athletes. This program offers a full-battery of assessments 2-4 times per year (including Functional Movement Screening, Strength and Power Testing by our best physical coaches) and customized, individual performance programs including Strength and Conditioning, Movement Skills, and outsourced Mental Coaching and Nutritional Assessment and programming on a fee basis.

4 Academic Program: As we understand the importance of academics, we have integrated an academic program, delivered by a professional in-house tutor. The academic program is built around the on-/off-snow program and allows athletes to train full-time while still ensureing to stay on-track with academics.

 

Our offers 

At the HPC Leogang we offer both seasonal and weekly race training programs. Our programs are age specific, meaning we operate an U14/U16 Children´s team and an international FIS Junior team. In addition, we offer drop-in programs for the U8, U10 and U12 age categories.

 

HPC Full-time Race Training Program (seasonal): You will be signing up to a full service, athlete dedicated, one stop shop race training program with our expert fully certified coaching staff. The full-time program includes 18 weeks, additional weeks during the pre-season can be booked on top of the Full-time program. Our program includes priority access to the HPC facility and HPC Athlete House, state of the art video analysis equipment and facilities, academic tutoring and many more.

 

HPC Part-time Race Training Program (8 weeks or more): For athletes who cannot commit to the entire season, but are ready to take their skiing to the next level.

 

HPC Drop-in Race Training Camps (weekly): For those athletes that have other commitments but still dedicated to competitive ski racing – HPCs depth of race training programs allow athletes the choice to join training camps that enhance their specific required skills for competition and training enhancement. Skill development is at the core of the drop-in programs.

 

FIS Competition Program in Australia/New Zealand: We organise a training/competition program for the Southern Hemisphere season. This full-service 7-week program gives you great training and racing opportunities in New Zealand (Coronet Peak) and Australia (Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Thredbo, Perisher). Contact us via Email for detailed infos.

 

Come join the fun, be challenged and reach your potential!  Be part of our HPC family. We look forward to having you.

Testimonials:
Melanie Rothman (tutor)
"As the tutor and carer of athletes in the HPC Leogang program it was my role to oversee the academic program of each individual student by providing an environment that allowed them to balance their training and study commitments. This role involves regular communication between schools, students and parents coupled with an understanding of each athletes unique needs and learning styles. Under this model, athletes were able to achieve success in their studies, which included some great exam results and the early completion of many of their course units.    Along with the academic program, Australia House was transformed into a 'home away from home' by providing enriching and age appropriate activities that allow athletes to connect with each other outside of the competitive realm. This included activities and competitions as well as special celebrations such as Australia Day. Guidelines and boundaries are put in place place to ensure the living environment is one in which athletes feel comfortable and safe to form and continue to develop lifelong friendships with their peers, coaches and the tutor. Additionally, the positive and productive relationship formed between athletes and their tutor and coaches ensures there health and wellbeing is monitored and managed so that they can maximise their time on snow whilst achieving success in the classroom.   Overall, HPC Leogang Alpine program has been and will continue to be, a professional highlight for me as I am able to witness and support each athlete."
Warwick Crawford (ski racer)
"The coaching team at HPC is committed to my long-term development and success. I love the structure and professional approach to 12-month programming and the training set-up at Leogang, which guarantees great training opportunities with top European athletes."
Vanessa Mahon (racing parent)
"My daughter Sophie attended the SSA Northern Hemisphere Camp in Leogang, Austria for the third consecutive year this January to April. The SSA camp really works well for the athletes because the training mountain, the new HPC dryland centre, the athlete accommodation and the schooling are all situated within close proximity to each other. In addition, the expert coaching has helped Sophie to progress in her ski racing with focus on individual areas. This approach has encouraged Sophie to push out of her comfort zone everyday."
Finn Bowes (ski racer)
"I’d like to thank all of you (Regi, Stoffl, Raph, Markus and Mel) for an amazing season of varying results and exceptional training. I believe I have improved greatly over the last three months and that is the result of amazing coaching from the lot of you. Thank you especially to Mel for helping me keep control of my schoolwork even when I was sick. I am very keen in coming back next year for the FIS camp and look forward to seeing all of you there."
 
 
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About Us

We would like to welcome you to the new High Performance Centre Leogang (HPC)

This brand new facility is the vision of Christoph Maier – a dedicated and fully certified alpine race coach for over 15 years.  Christoph, born and raised in the beautiful alpine region of Leogang, himself a local alpine racer as a kid, is now leading the charge to push race training boundaries across multiple disciplines.

Coaches
 
Christoph-Maier
Christoph Maier

Founder/Director

 
Regina-Wintersteller
Regina Wintersteller

HPC Alpine Children´s Team Coach

 
Raphael-Galler
Raphael Galler

HPC Alpine FIS Team Coach

 
Markus-Steiner
Markus Steiner

Strength & Conditioning Coach