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Winter Camp
Verbier

Girls and Boys 7-18 years old
Ski and Snowboard from beginner to advanced

From beginning of December until the end of April, Les Elfes offers several winter camp sessions, usually from 1 to 2 weeks long.

At Les Elfes we allow the young adults to express their individuality within a truly international circle. Each winter, we welcome over 45 different nationalities from all continents of the world.

Les Elfes ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff.

The main activities Les Elfes offer in the winter are skiing, snowboarding and the opportunity to learn new languages along the way.


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Overview

Our team of fully qualified instructors teach the students in groups of 2-7, with full day instruction, lunch on the mountain and breaks throughout the day. Ski Touring and snowshoeing are also options, for those who want to try a different discipline.

Whether skiing for the first time, or a seasoned enthusiast, our team of instructors will make sure there is a good level of progression and, above all, fun for everyone.

Typically the teaching day consists of learning new skills in the morning and having an opportunity to practice those skills on different slopes throughout the afternoon, with a hot chocolate break for when the group is feeling tired.


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International Community

Meet friends from all corners of the world. Trough out each year, there is a mix of over 50 different nationalities present at Les Elfes.

We are pleased to have heard from many campers that they have found lifelong friendships and have built international networks for their future.

At Les Elfes we have students from all over the world. Within this international community we feel it is beneficial to recognize the traditions of each other. It not only gives students the opportunity to celebrate their nation or beliefs, but allows them to bring a little piece of home into the camp. Also students from other parts of the world will learn and hopefully appreciate the cultures of others, to recognize that New Year is celebrated at a different date in china for example, or that Christmas is not always on the 25th of December for some.

In this modern diverse age, the fabrics of society are made up of many different cultures, and here at Les Elfes we constantly strive to recognize them all, and if it means cooking some traditional dishes, or decorating the chalets accordingly, then we are more than happy to encourage students to do so and will help them along the way.


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Verbier

The high altitude of the Verbier ski resort guarantees great snow conditions throughout the whole season.

Nestled on a sunny plateau deep in the Alps, Verbier has the quaint feel of a traditional Swiss Village. Snow-covered streets scattered with delightful wooden chalets, exquisite restaurants and high-end snowsports shops. Despite it’s small feel Verbier maintains the exhilarating vibe of an International hub packed with skiers from the neighbouring Italian and French resorts and tourists from around the world.

Verbier’s 4 Vallées Ski Area is the largest lift-linked ski domain in Switzerland with almost 100 lifts accessing over 400km of pistes and a beginner ski area right in the village which means optimum safety and convenience for first-time skiers.

For returning skiers and snowboarders Verbier offers fast progression into an expansive and varied resort. Snow on the pistes is guaranteed from late November to the end of April and the spectacular scenery from the top of the ski area – Mont Fort, at 3,330m – boasts views as far as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Verbier is also home to a range of thrilling international specatator events including: Xtreme Verbier (the finals of the FreeRide World Tour competition), the Verbier High Five (at which amateur skiers compete alongside world champions) and the Patrouille des Glaciers (a gruelling ski touring race from Zermatt).


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Level Progression

At Les Elfes, our ski and snowboard instructors teach all ability levels, from complete beginners, who have never seen snow before in their lives to very advanced skiers. All equipment can be hired on campus: skis / snowboards, boots, wrist protectors and helmets, skiwear. All equipment is renewed on a regular basis.

From beginning of December until the end of April, Les Elfes offers several winter camp sessions, usually from 1 to 2 weeks long. Our winter camp is a ski and snowboard camp and combines the discovery and practice of skiing and snowboarding with optional language lessons. In addition, we offer daily changing exciting after-ski and evening activities.


IMG_2152Beginner Level
Beginners will start on an easy slope, which is located very close to the center of the village.
On the beginner slope, we use the “magic carpet” to go up. In small groups with qualified Les Elfes ski instructors, our newcomers will learn step by step first familiarizing themselves with the new equipment.
At the end of one week, beginners will be able to do parallel turns on skis or snowboard fluently within the ski resort of Verbier.


DSC00399Intermediate Level
Intermediate level skiers will go further up on the mountain and see many parts of the ski resort.
They are comfortable on blue and red slopes and can ski parallel. Introducing advanced skiing techniques and black slopes.
Intermediate level skiers will go further up on the mountain and see many parts of the ski resort. They are comfortable on blue and red slopes and can ski parallel. Introducing advanced skiing techniques and black slopes.


DSC07772Advanced Level
Advanced skiers will do very dynamic skiing.
They are comfortable on black slopes and will learn or improve carving techniques and dynamic short turns.
They are able to ski itinerary runs such as Mont Fort and Tortin.
Introduction into moguls and variable terrain.


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