WHAT WE DO
International Ski Racing Academy (ISRA) is a high performance academy based in Italy for female athletes who want to pursue their goals of making a national team, or excelling in collegiate ski racing. Through a combination of mastering fundamentals, directed free skiing, appropriate drills and drill courses, and most importantly, living and racing in Europe, ISRA will have a tremendous impact on developing successful ski racers. The program’s ultimate goal is to become the “go to” feeder program for the national teams, creating a seamless transition from a FIS racer to a competitor on the Nor Am, Europa Cup, and World Cup circuits.
WHY WE ARE
Through their experience coaching both the tech and speed events on the World Cup circuit, Chris Knight and Jeff Fergus have realized that ski racing is rapidly moving in a different direction. Keeping up with the radical evolution in technique and equipment, as well as the changes in approach to conditioning, is a major challenge for any program. Chris and Jeff have the experience, the insight, the connections and the proven track record to bring coaching to the next level. ISRA will disrupt the ski racing industry and raise the bar for ski athletes worldwide.
Northern Italy is perfectly located to provide athletes with the necessary training conditions to be competitive against European racers. The Dolomites offer a wide variety of free skiing and training venues. Having the ability to choose a venue based on the snow, slope, and how it’s going to affect our desired goals for the day is a luxury that most academies and teams do not have. European countries provide a large range of FIS penalties, so whether you are ready for a Europa Cup race or are refining your skills at a Junior level FIS race, the opportunities will be customized for each athlete.