Here’s what people have to say about Pratte International Alpine Race & Performance Camps. We encourage you to share your experience & photos with us! Email us 

Stéphanie Gould (CAN)
Québec Provincial K2 Champion (2009)

“Thank you sooo much Matt and Michel!! It means so much to me and your camps help me SO much!!!! thx for all your help and coaching!!!!” Stephanie! “

FIS Results

Scott Snow (USA)
World’s number 1 ranked in his age group (2009 – 2010) – SuperG and Downhill
2010 US J2 champion – SuperG and Downhill

“Pre-season training with your camps has given my skiing the boost we wanted. I’m able to hit the early season at full speed and carry the momentum through the year. Thanks for everything. Looking forward to Zermatt and Copper this Fall.”

FIS Results



Thanks for another great camp. As I have said, you have a natural ability to teach. It’s really fun to work on skiing and ravin with you. I feel that I got something this week that will stay with me and I can build on. I particularly liked the way you stuck to a theme for me throughout the week. I’ve had or observed many coaches since I’ve started racing over 25 years ago. You are the best. Period.


Tom Patterson

Monsieur Pratte!

Thank you so much for everything over the years Michel. You are a great man and an even better friend. I’ve had the best time hanging out with you and Matt and have to admit that my core strength has never been better due to all the jokes and laughter.

I also want to thank you for the support in Zermatt this year. It meant more to me than you can imagine. I’ll definitely invite you and Mister Kerr to my commissioning 4 years from now! (I figure that will put closure to the ski/SEAL dilemma, and since you two were so close to the process it is only fitting you merit an invitation). 🙂

I will definitely keep in contact, and look forward to the next time we cross paths. (Remember our door is always open to you and we would love for you to come for a visit!). I will always hold you in the highest regards and thank you again for all your help and friendship.

Take care mon frère, sincerely,


Dear Michel,

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed camp at Sun Peaks. You and Matt make such great team. You, Michel with your enthusiasm and passion for what you do and natural good humour, Matt with his slightly more casual attitude and constant jokes, and BOTH of you with your keen eyes and deep understanding of everything to do with skiiing/racing. It left no doubt that you would impart as much useful advice to us as you possibly could with the time you had. I couldn’t have been more impressed (plus it was fun! :)).



Merci Michel pour ma première expérience de course je n’aurais per espérer mieux!


What an amazing experience this week has been. We will definitely be back next year.



Dear Michel—

Merci beaucoup—this camp was very helpful—the people were great. Can’t thank you enough!


Loved the feedback, something to think about until next year. Great time as always.


Fantastic, there are no words to describe how wonderful your camp is and how much I enjoyed it.

Thanks for the memories,



Thank you for another awesome week. We appreciate all your work and this great camp.

Janet and Paul

Dear Michel,

Thanks for a great first camp—I Iearned a lot and will be better prepared for the next one 🙂


Dear Michel,

Thank you again for a wonderful training session. I’ve never felt better about our skiing.

Upward and onward,

Stace and Di

Dear Michel,

Thank you so much for all the great training in the last three years. I know it has played a big part in my performances each season. I am looking forward to seeing you again next year at Copper, even though I might not be in your camps. Thanks so much.


Scott Snow


Comme toujours, merci très très bien pour voter…(okay I’m giving up and switching to English :)) expert coaching, videography, good humour etcetera. It all adds up to a really great experience for all of us.


from your FRIENDS 🙂 in the 1st week camp.


Three years ago I had no idea how important an internet search for pre–season training would become. Our relationship with Pratte Ski over the past three years has been instrumental in bringing Scott to the cusp of achieving his athletic goals. More important, we feel that we have gained two valued friends in you and Matt. It is a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to seeing you in the years ahead.



Michel and Matt,

Thanks for another great camp! You are terrific and great people. Your positive, constructive coaching makes each one of us older guys think we can actually get better—and so we do. You make our week really fun and rewarding. I hope you know how good you are.

Tom Patterson


Thank you for your expert advice and guidance. You are the best! I appreciate your helping get Pilar on the “road to racing”. Sign us up for Zermatt in 2008!


Coach Michel,

I really can’t thank you enough. I feel I am starting the season with mid to end of season stability. You have given me good things/ideas to work on—thanks gain.

S Kaufman


Thanks for helping us to identify what we need to work through. It was the best camp yet!

Stace and Di


Thanks for a GREAT week again. What a trooper you are—styling out in that could all mooring.

See you next year,


My kids could not get over Jacques’ skiing abilities in the powder, steeps and moguls. They just followed and smiled and without even knowing it learned more in one week than I think they did all season back home. Jacques taught us that from great skiing comes great racing.