Wednesday 30th April
Today the students were extremely excited as the sun was beaming. It was a beautiful day the students learnt a lot today. The progression was amazing as the students become faster, more confident and looking much more professional. After a great lunch the student had a group photo in front of the matterhorn. Some of the students skied up to 45km today and they had a blast. It was overall a spectacular day. After skiing the students showered and then went to the village. Some of the students went to the local museum and really enjoyed it. In the evening the students went on a torch light walk and looked at the lights of the beautiful ski resort city
Monday 28th April
For the coming winter, Les Elfes offers a new campus in sunny Crans-Montana for school groups up to 60 persons.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable and bright rooms ranging from 2 – 5 beds. Most of the rooms have a south-facing balcony with a splendid view over the Alps and the village of Crans-Montana. All rooms and bathrooms are in excellent condition.
The campus is equipped with a big dining room and a huge lounge for après-ski activities (2 footballtables, table tennis, two pianos and more).
Just a few minutes walking distance from the centre of Crans, close to the lift station and at 1.4450 m Altitude, the campus offers the ideal location for Les Elfes ski trips.
Pictures of the new campus
another great day of skiing on the mountain, the students have had a great week learning to ski and have progressed really well.
Optional activities for when the students returned from skiing.
During the evening the students had a choice of club activities, tonight’s choice was either design and build or cooking. The activities went very well, with design and build, making a roller coaster, while cooking club made cookies.
Epic day on the mountain skiing, the students have learned alot over the past few days on the mountain.
Excursion for the individuals today, the students began the day by going to Laussane Olympic museum followed by a few hours shopping in the city.
Optional activities for the students when they returned from skiing and excursion, today’s choice swimming shopping or staying at relaxing at Les Elfes.
During the evening the students gathered in the dining room to participate in bin bag fashion show,n there was some very creative ideas used, the students first had to design a costume and the build it from bin bags and paper.
Les Elfes introduces Leadership Training and Career Orientation for our 12-17 year old campers. We work with highly professional experts who developed a unique and fun-based approach. Our campers will gain valuable practical skills.
Great day skiing today, the students are getting on really well with their skis and learning very quickly. The weather has been very good today, keeping full on sunshine all throughout the day.
Upon arriving back to Les Elfes the students signed up for optional activities, today choice swimming, shopping or staying, many of the students were very tired and decided on relaxing playing card games.
During the evening the everybody gathered together outside Les Elfes to go on a nice relaxing torch light walk, after a quick briefing the students were then shown around a route that goes both on and off road in lit and unlit areas. After the torchlight walk they then returned to Les Elfes to have a BBQ style fire outside the building, there was a choice of marshmallows, biscuits, chocolate biscuits and hot chocolate. The winner of the longest lasting torch has been decided and will be presented with a prize during prize giving on Friday.
Great day on the mountain skiing. Although the weather around Verbier was raining and misty, above the clouds in the mountains the weather was clear and very consistent. The ski instructors are very impressed with the groups enthusiasm and effort, the students are progressing well.
Optional activities when the students returned, having the choice of either swimming, shopping or staying and relaxing, many of the students decided to go swimming and completed challenges set by the monitor.
During the evening the students all gathered in the cinema room to participate in a Les Elfes classic, lip dub. During lip dub the students dance and sing in groups as they move around campus.
First day of skiing for the new students today, after being given their skis straight after breakfast the students went to the ski racks and departed to go skiing. On the mountain, the instructors began their sessions with a nice warm up, from there they then explained that today the students would be learning the fundamental skills involved in skiing and would begin with the snow plough, once at the bottom of the slopes the instructors demonstrated the lift procedures, what to do and what not to do.
After returning from the slopes the students were very tired, the had some time to relax before signing up for optional activities, today’s choice, swimming, shopping or playing games and relaxing at Les Elfes. During this time there was also a new school group of arrivals. After being welcomed at the front door, the school went through the simple check in procedure followed by a welcome speech from the resort manager.
During the evening all of the students gathered together to go ice skating, for some this was a completely new experience and the monitors were there to help them to learn every step of the way. For others this was a great chance to speak to some students who are on campus and have never met before.
A very relaxing day for the students at Les Elfes today, With four new arrivals, the camp seemed very quiet. Upon arriving the new individuals were shown to their rooms, given their own personal locker keys and then had a welcome speech, explaining all of the rules of the campus. After the speech the students then went on a Verbier hunt, completing challenges that locate themselves around Verbier.
During the evening the students were very tired and had the choice of either going downstairs to the cinema room to watch a movie with popcorn or go to bed early and prepare themselves for tomorrows skiing.
Busy day at Les Elfes today, one of the schools departed early this morning the other three went skiing for half a day. The skiers returned for lunch at 12, after lunch they gathered their belongings and departed for the airport.
during the week we have had a great time with the four schools at Les Elfes, we wish them a great flight back and hope to see them soon.
The individuals also went skiing for the day, however they didn’t return back to Les Elfes during lunch, instead they spent the whole day on the mountain skiing around.
Only the individuals on campus tonight, they gathered together and went on a nice dine out in a restaurant of their choice in Verbier. After dine out the students returned to watch a movie in the cinema room
A very constructive day on the mountain today, being the final day of skiing for most of the students they absorbed as much knowledge of skiing as possible. with a BBQ for lunch on the mountain and a ski race during the day the students had a great time today.
Optional activities for when the students returned from skiing.
During the evening the students all gathered in the dining room for a presentation from the instructors and monitors, prizes were awarded.
Amazing day on the mountain today, the weather has kept consistently sunny all throughout the day. The students are progressing really well, with many now being able to parallel ski and stop.
Excursion today for some of the students, they had a great time in the callier choclate factory followed by a nice days shopping in Vevey.
Once the day had finished the students returned to Les Elfes to sign up for optional activities. Today’s choice swimming, shopping or staying at Les Elfes relaxing
Just before dinner all of the excursion students returned. After dinner everyone in Les Elfes gathered together in the cinema room for a disco. During this time there was also casino games, party drinks, toasted marshmallows and snacks.
Another great day of skiing for the students today, the weather has kept perfectly clear with bright blue skies and sunshine.
Upon returning back to Les Elfes the students had some time to relax and get some snacks before signing up for optional activities.
During the evening the students all gathered in the dining room for a carnival night, during the carnival there were loads of different stands where students can face paint, play games, get snacks and drinks and enjoy the festival style atmosphere.
Great day skiing today, the students are progressing very well, many of them learning to snow plough very efficiently.
During the afternoon the students returned and signed up fro optional activities, today choice swimming, shopping or staying. The students that stayed participated in a giant game of basketball.
During the evening the students chose to participate in a choice of clubs, on tonight’s agenda was dance studio, Arts and crafts, Design and build, Tapas, Photo or rock star
First day of skiing for many of the students, once arriving at the beginner slopes, they separated into groups, began with a relaxing warm up and got straight on with learning to ski. Today’s skiing was to ensure the students are placed into the correct groups, for some that have been skiing before they will be joining the more advanced groups and learning different techniques.
Upon arrival back to Les Elfes the students had some time to relax before sign up and snacks
During the evening everyone at Les Elfes joined together to go down to the local ice rink, for some students this was a new expirence but the monitors were there to help them learn to ice skate, for others it was a nice time to relax and get to know the other students on campus from other schools and individuals.
Very early departures this morning, two of the schools left around 6am to go to Geneva airport. We have had a great time having them here and hope they have learnt alot about skiing and hope they return very soon.
Busy day today, during the morning there was a school going on excursion, individuals going skiing and another group of departures all before lunch. Shortly after lunch Les Elfes had a large group of arrivals, The new arrivals went straight to reception to do the simple and effective check in process, this ensured they were happy with the rooms they would be staying in and that they all had there own personal lockers with keys. After check in they went into the dining room for a meeting with the resort manager to explain all of the rules and regulations of the campus.
During the evening all of the students on campus gathered together to go on a relaxing torchlight walk, this was a great opportunity for the new students to meet the individuals and other schools we have here at Les Elfes.
Pictures of today’s excursion to be uploaded tomorrow.
Final day of skiing for many of the students, during the weeks they have done very well beginning from the beginner slopes, moving on to the mountain and now skiing very efficiently throughout the day. Many of the students have gone from never skied and not being able to ski all day to skiing well over a variety of pistes and snow conditions.
New group of arrivals today, the new students were welcomed to Les Elfes and went to reception for check in and locker keys. After the quick process of checking in the students then met the resort manager and some of the working staff in the dining room for a welcome speech, this involved all of the rules and procedures, also a nice way to meet the staff.
After skiing the students returned, signed up and went on optional activities, today choice swimming, shopping or staying at Les Elfes.
During the evening everyone met in the dining room for our very popular and rather amusing who wants to be a millionaire. The new group of arrivals had the choice to go to bed early as they were very jet lagged and tired.
Great day on the snow today the students have progressed really well over the week and the instructors are very impressed with them. All of the students have learned to ski most of the slopes, trying out varied terrain and graded pistes.
After a full days worth of skiing the students returned to Les Elfes to sign up for optional activities many chose to go shopping, a few decided to stay and played a game of football outside.
During the evening the students all gathered in the dining room to participate in a presentation and prize giving night, there were skiing certificates given out to every student and extra prizes from the monitors. After the prize giving the students were then taken downstairs to the cinema room to watch a slide show of all the pictures taken during the week.