Jolly Clinics: Ski & Tourism in the heart of Northern Italy

LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
Ballers!

Over the years, we have had skiers from all over the world coming to Jolly Ski in San Gervasio, Italy. A big reason for taking the trip was the skiing of course, but also to travel and check out what the area has to offer in terms of art, food, and leisure.

This year, my sister and I decided to take charge of both aspects and provide skiers with an all-inclusive package.






The idea is pretty straightforward. Skiers will take two sets every morning with yours truly providing both technical and mental coaching on the art of the six buoys. Then, after a nice local lunch, we will head out and, over the week, visit places like Verona, Mantova, Lake Iseo, Lake Garda, and Brescia. These are not going to be the typical tourist-trap-like places, but true and authentic experiences, from entering small-batch wineries, to admiring some of the most astonishing architecture and art that Italy has to offer, to visit some of its most treasured lakes.

The first clinic will take place June 3rd to June 7th, with another one in the making towards end of July or early August.

Importantly, these clinics are not just for skiers. We happily accept non-skiing guest! With the exception of the morning skiing sets, these guests will enjoy all the benefits that come with the clinic (lodging, meals, winery tours, bike rentals, museum tickets, etc.).

If you are interested and want more info & details, please shoot us an email or send me a PM here on BOS.
Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
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  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 173 Baller
    Sounds fantastic! My dad's family is from Lucca (Family name Giuntini) - close?
    Luzz
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @Rednucleus little less than 3hrs from the site :)
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
  • skialexskialex Posts: 815 Crazy Baller
    edited January 18
    I’m interested, I wanted to ski at your place since Genadi came there but life and money issues prevented me from doing so. I will send you a mail thanks!
    Luzz
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 402 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @Luzz One of these years I will definitely be making the trip!! my family is from Verona, so its a bucket list trip! Plus I get to ski at that beautiful site!! Win win!
    Luzz
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @ColeGiacopuzzi wow!! You definitely have to! And, ski our pro event B)
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
    ColeGiacopuzzi
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @FWinter as long as you come to the Pro Am I will not get offended… hahaha
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
  • skiepskiep Posts: 292 Solid Baller
    I have been to this site twice in the last few years and it is a first class ski site. Great people and great skiing. This is a great opportunity to see some awesome sites as well as ski in a great site. Luzz will take you to some of the best places in Italy and you will have your own personal tour guide. Not to mention the incredible food you'll eat. Considering everything you get to do and see, this is a great deal. - Keith Albritton (Lake 38)
    LuzzALPJrWish
  • poskiposki Posts: 2 Baller
    My girlfriend loves to travel and I like a ski trip so this was perfect, we signed up and can't wait!
    ALPJrBill22Luzzskialex
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,801 Mega Baller
    This looks really cool. I could probably talk my family into something like this. My son and I ski and my wife and daughter don't.
    Mark Shaffer
    ALPJrLuzz
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @poski super cool, me and Michela are looking forward to having you guys!
    @Chef23 shoot me a PM if you want more info, but I really think your wife and daughter will still have a great experience with all the activities we have planned B)
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
    dvskier
  • danemechlerdanemechler Posts: 2 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited February 11
    Hey ballers, just want to echo what a lot of people have already said about this opportunity. Skiing aside, this is an incredible area to visit. I have been lucky enough to visit Matteo's site on a few different occasions. This past summer, I was able to spend 10 days skiing and visiting the area. Matteo and I turned buoys all morning at his perfect site and then we mainly spent our time eating meats and cheeses at the best local spots. Top notch skiing, food, and people. If you are considering this opportunity, I highly recommend it. Looking forward to heading back over the 4th of July for his annual pro event.
    LuzzDaveD
  • MiksLuzzMiksLuzz Posts: 1 Baller
    Hey Ballers,
    Matteo and I decided to organize this tour last summer when we realized there was a lot of interest from skiers visiting Jolly Ski to explore local areas of interest. We understood that many skiers also love to get out of the water to enjoy cities, food, shopping, nature, and arts. Of course the core focus of the clinic will be on water skiing, but how about getting professional coaching in the morning and enjoy some tourism at the afternoon? The answer to that question is the Jolly Clinic!
    Our region has so much potential in terms of tourism! You can taste typical and tasty food, drink a really good wine, visit some historical sites (also from Roman time!), get excited in front of art and, of course, breathe some fresh oxygen on mountains or natural lakes. All of these opportunities are only one hour drive away from Jolly Ski! That’s why I love so much the place where I live and why our staff decided to built the Jolly Ski School in San Gervasio Bresciano 15 years ago. I highly recommend this opportunity (obviously :D) to ski hard and receive some technical tips with Matteo, as well as enjoying some tourism and fun with the two of us. We're going to have a lot of fun! :)
    Staff member at Jolly Ski in San Gervasio, Italy and co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what we are up to on Facebook and Instagram.
    Luzz
  • wtrskier197wtrskier197 Posts: 22 Baller
    This sounds awesome! Wife and I went to Italy this past December for 12 days and on plane ride home we decided we are definitely going back to Italy. It has been a weekly topic of the amazing food we had, sounds awesome to get insight on local places to tour and nothing better than skiing
    Luzz
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Hey Ballers!

    We have a few spots left for this baller clinic :wink:

    We have been keeping the delivery of detailed information though email exchanges so far, but if you have any questions about skiing, schedule, site seeing, etc… ask up!
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 251 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Hey Ballers,

    A couple of spots are still available. We are also offering a skiing-only package without the tourism and accommodation part. Feel free to DM if you are interested. Should be a great week!
    Organizer of the San Gervasio Pro Am (recap videos from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014)
    Co-organizer of the Jolly Clinics
    See what I am up to on Twitter and Instagram.
  • ManicMikeManicMike Posts: 3 New Baller
    I rarely post anything, but would like to say that my fiancée and i toured northern Italy a few years ago and found jolly ski with Matteo and his team. He directed us on the fantastic sights that he is proposing for his tour. Likewise we had sets in the morning and then had in effect a whole new day exploring the incredible sights of this beautiful part of the world in the afternoon and evening. The coaching is world class and you are made to feel completely at home, as is the Italian way. If you are in 2 minds whether to sign up, go, you won’t even forget it.
    schaferLuzz
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,852 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 29
    @ManicMike had a great time on his trip, he had nothing but praise when he returned, by his account the skiing was sensational and areas visited were outstanding and not spoilt by tourists in big numbers, he told me that you get to see the real Italy and he experienced many sights that ticked all the boxes.
    The Real Deal !

    "Another Ball Bites The Dust”

    Luzz
  • poskiposki Posts: 2 Baller
    This trip was an amazing time and I'd recommend it to anyone, skier or not. I'm not much of a writer so I can't really give it the praise it deserves, but my girlfriend, who was a non-skier and has traveled outside the country a number of times already, said this was by far the best trip she's ever been on. Matteo and Michela were wonderful hosts and put together a great itinerary for the trip. Each day we were taken to a new corner of Italy, typically off the beaten tourist trail, and we got to see, taste, and experience things we'd never have found on our own. Not only that, but we basically had personal tour guides the entire week, who took great care in making sure we had the best experience possible. A large part of what made the trip so special were all the personal touches. Matteo has a wealth of information about the local area, history, politics, food, movies, music, you name it, and is always willing to share. Michela has a knack for planning, great artistic eye and really organized a great trip.

    That's not even considering the ski aspect of it. To be able to spend a whole week with perfect conditions, consistent coaching from world class coaches, and just immerse in life at their lake is hard to replicate. All the input I received was easy to digest and understand and to turn into positive changes in my skiing. I left feeling more consistent, confident, and prepared for what to work on for the remainder of the season. Beyond coaching, in just a few sets Matteo identified a simple ski adjustment that resolved an issue and felt much more comfortable. Each day we had the whole remainder of the day while touring to hear about ski stories and history from Matteo, anecdotes about pro skiers & tournaments, insights into the ski development & testing process, etc. Matteo's enthusiasm for the sport is infectious, and we even got my girlfriend in the water to ski at the end of the trip for her first time and she loved it.

    Could we have done something similar on our own, booking our own morning sets and planning our day trip after? Sure, but there's no way we would have had as great an experience, and no replacement for the care, attention and company from Matteo and Michela. Not to mention it would have required significantly more effort and planning on our part. With their trip we really just had to show up and enjoy, and not go through the typical headaches around planning something like this. There's no way to put a number on the value they provided from all their own time on the trip, but if we did I think it’d have been way more than whatever the rough difference would have worked out to be.

    It was their first year planning the trip and from the get go it was awesome, but it'll only improve with what they learned this time. The whole experience was phenomenal; we'd absolutely do it again and hope to some day, and again would recommend it to anyone. If your wives/girlfriends/family/significant others don't ski, they will definitely enjoy the trip and might come home more excited about skiing than before, which you also can't really put a price on.
    ALPJrDaveD
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