Coggins is unique to the DHO in Wengen. The origins of the name are lost in the mists of time, but it is thought to refer to the little cogs on the railway.
Fun, fast skiing for kids. When they are bored with ski-school or the parents are just too slow. Our head coach Bob Eastwood is a member of the Swiss Ski School Wengen.
Developing speed and control in recreational and pre-race training kids. The emphasis is on fun and activity-based learning. Although the trainers are selected from the Swiss Ski School, Coggins is definitely not ski school (no 'one at a time exercises!). Coaching is given on the move with constantly changing tasks and variety of terrain. We do a lot of skiing and the trainers know every jump and bump on the mountain.
Parents have commented not only on what their kids achieve with skiing but also on the development of personal confidence and social skills.
Kids just say "It's cool"!!
We try to keep the group size to a maximum 8 or 10. However we will organise as many groups as we can so that group standards are more even.
Coggins can expect to take part in a race during their week for which they will all receive a certificate and there are prizes for the winners. The prize giving is also where we present the coveted Coggins Badge.
Meeting at 9am and returning to resort at 3.30pm. The kids are taken to lunch by their trainers at Kleine Scheidegg where they can bet met by skiing or non-skiing parents if necessary.
Runs Sunday - Friday
Christmas/New Year: 21 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Half-term 1: 11 – 16 February 2018
Half-term 2: 18 – 23 February 2018
Easter: 25 March – 2 April 2018
(Second week is possible Limited lifts operating after 2nd April)
Other weeks are possible subject to demand.
Advance booking is essential as it is not possible to get the right leaders in busy weeks such as college and school holidays.
If there is a group running it may be possible to join in resort but a place cannot be guaranteed.
Good Ski School class 3 or "Supersonic snowplough". They should be able to ski red runs with few falls and be both brave and keen. We are not able to take beginners or cautious snowploughers.
Coggins should be able to look after their own lunch money and go to the loo by themselves and in time!
All Coggins wear suitable helmets, provided free by the ski hire shops, and DHO tabards for easy identification. Parents are responsible for making sure that coggins have suitable clothing for the conditions including warm gloves and proper eye protection, sun-screen etc.
CHF380 for 6 consecutive days, or CHF80 per day. One parent must be a member of the club.
Please download and fill in the consent form below (and bring it with you) as this will save a lot of time on the first day.
Organised by Bob Eastwood (Snowsport England Development Coach) and staffed by himself and a variety of young and funky Swiss Ski School instructors.
They are often assisted by older teenage club members acting as sweepers.
For further information or to join the Coggins programme contact Bob Eastwood in the DHO Club between 6 and 7pm local time (Telephone +41 338 55 13 75), or in the UK, Club Secretary: Sarah Hoyle. You can also join the DHO by contacting the Membership Secretary. For children interested in race training, see our Racing & Training pages.