Friday 31st March. Ski race, Prize giving and packing.
Crans Montana. Friday 31st of March.
All the campers woke up on their final day of skiing to beautiful blue skies. All the ski instructors have been highly impressed, the beginners have managed to accomplish their first red run which is a major achievement. The advanced groups has conquered the glacier run with great skill and style whilst improving their technique. In the afternoon all the groups participated in the ski race, which showed us some amazing new little ski racers.
This afternoon all the campers came back for hot chocolate and snacks. We then had prize giving where the results from the ski race where announced and special prizes given out. There where smiley faces all around at prize giving. Packing and games followed. All the instructors and animators have had an amazing week teaching these campers.
Looking forward to our last night with these campers and looking forward to welcoming are new set of campers tomorrow.
We have had a fantastic day to highlight the end of a brilliant with our schools and individuals here on camp. Everyone was full of energy this morning and ready to get out skiing for the last time. They have improved tremendously since the start of the week and their attitude on and off the slopes has seriously impressed both the instructors and animation staff.
This afternoon we had outdoor and indoor games as well as town to buy those all important souveniers. One group also enjoyed a milkshake at the milk bar and had a look round the free ride world tour stalls in the village. This evening we all celebrated everyones achievements at tonights prize giving. The instructors awarded medals for yesterdays ski race as well as special prizes. The animation team gave out prizes for this weeks star campers and the tidiest rooms. Afterwards it was time to head down to the cinema room to watch the slideshow and the music video. We have had a brilliant week and want to thank our campers here for their enthusiasm and energy and hope to see them again next year!
30th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Race Day, BBQ and Disco!
Today has been full of action with our ski race taking place in La Chaux. All our groups had the opportunity to take part in an exciting slalom style race, where they were competing for a first place position with the quickest time. Everyone had a great time, and are now eager to find out their results which we will reveal at our prize giving on Friday. After they were treated to a lovely BBQ in the sunshine, enjoying the views and of course the food! What a day!
Back at camp on of our schools headed out to enjoy a milkshake and a crepe at Café in town, a great way for them to socialise and laugh about their funny moments so far. Others chose to do some souvenir shopping, buying presents for friends and family back home whilst the rest chilled out at camp and made the most of the great weather by playing games outside.
Tonight everyone had lots of fun at our weekly disco. Everyone had been looking forwards to it and it great seeing everyone smiling and dancing away with old and new friends!
Crans Montana. Thursday 30th March. 149 726
Another action packed day in Crans Montana; with a full day skiing on the mountain for all the campers. We had beautiful warm sunny weather here which all the campers enjoyed. The beginner groups continue to improve; with the intermediate groups impressing their instructors at every turn.
Everyone came back for hot chocolate and snacks; then this afternoon we hosted a wii and table football competition, which all the campers enjoyed. Followed by the legendary disco held at the pub in Crans town. We had some amazing dancers this year, with everyone pulling out their best moves.
All the campers are looking forward to their last day of skiing in Crans Montana.
29th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Excursion, Outdoor Games and La Fureur!
Today has been full on with plenty of activities and excitement. One of our schools were up and out skiing and snowboarding in the beautiful sunshine, learning more from their instructors and exploring new slopes. One group took a picnic and enjoyed their lunch in the 4 Valleys – what a treat!
For one of our schools it was excursion day, a chance to have a rest from the mountain but to explore different parts of Switzerland. They headed to the chocolate and cheese factory which they loved and then on for some shopping in Vevey. For our individuals they had the opportunity to go to Chamonix and visit the Glaciers by train. After they had lunch in town followed by some retail therapy.
This afternoon we made the most of the sunshine and had activities and games outside including basketball, volleyball and Smite. Tonight was pretty craz
Crans Montana. Wednesday 29th March.
Day four with are campers here in Les Elfes. Again it was another blue bird day on the mountains. All the groups have continued to impress their instructors with their progression in skiing from both the beginner groups who are starting to parallel turn to the advanced who are now accomplishing more difficult techniques which they could not do at the beginning of the week.
The campers all came back for hot chocolate and snacks this afternoon. We then all went to the cinema where we saw the new Beauty and Beast movie, which everyone enjoyed immensely. After this we played the music quiz, which included guess the song, artist and act out a song name given. All the campers loved this and we found out they all had very loud singing voices.
Everyone is looking forward to tomorrow for more skiing and activities.
Tuesday 28th March Fashion show, Torchlight Walk, The Cube
Today was another fun filled day and the weather was great once again. Most campers have progressed to the mountain and it was some of their first time up there are they all said they really enjoyed it. All the instructors are very pleased with how hard everyone is working and how much they are progressing each day.
After skiing the camper had the chose of different activities which they all really enjoyed. These activities were to pop into town for some more shopping and maybe even a milkshake, play games at les elfes for example: football, basketball, card games, table tennis and many more. Some campers even got the option to do a fashion show where they dressed one of their friends up with different craft materials and they went down the catwalk showing off there creation.
In the evening the individuals had the option to go on dine out where they went to the village and had a lovely meal out. Another group here went on a lovely torchlight walk around verbier looking at the stunning views. The final group of campers did an activity called the cube which they all got very competitive at and competed against each other to win points for their teams.
Crans- Montana. Tuesday 28th March.
Another fun filled day had by all the campers. Again we woke up to a beautiful blue skied day. All of the beginner groups started on the mountain where they successfully navigated blue runs and a pommel lift. The more advanced groups tackled the glacier run which all groups enjoyed immensely, especially with the fantastic view.
All the campers came back for hot chocolate and snacks followed by shopping in Crans town. Where all the campers brought souvenirs for their families and amazing cakes from the bakery. This evening we played Crans vs Montana a game where two teams go head to head in games such as orange pass, balloon game and the mummy game. The teams where called the pink fluffy unicorns and the rainbow penguins.
All the campers have gone to bed now and looking forward to their fourth day skiing in Crans Montana.
Monday 27th March – Skiing, town, & Music Video
Saturday 26th March – Skiing, baking, town & ice skating
It has been a wonderful first day for our new arrivals as they settle into camp. This morning they met their instructors for the first time and were introduced to the rest of their ski or snowboard group. Everyone new to skiing went along to the beginner slope where they practiced putting skis on and off. Afterwards it was time to learn how to stop and do snow plow. The more experienced riders explored Verbier mountain and practiced improving their technique.
Everyone had a really fun day and returned to camp with smiley faces and lots of stories. This afternoon one school headed into Verbier town to have a look round while another group baked some delicious cookies! This evening we all went to the ice rink to do some skating and ice hockey before having a cup of hot chocolate back at Les Elfes.
Everyone is super excited to head back out tomorrow.
Crans – Montana. Sunday, 26th March.
We have all had an amazing first day skiing with all are new campers in Crans Montana. Everyone was woken up at 7.30 am to enjoy a filling breakfast and to get ready for the first day of skiing. All the new campers where split into 5 ski groups with 2 beginner groups. The beginner groups went to the magic carpet, where they learnt how to snow plow with some managing to parallel turn by the end of the day, whilst the other three intermediate ski groups explored the rest mountain and started to improve their individual ski technique ; even though the weather conditions where slightly foggy today all the ski groups managed amazingly well.
After skiing everyone came back for snacks and hot chocolate. This afternoons activity was Bin bag fashion show where all the campers split into 4 groups and made a costume based on the theme animal kingdom, we had a killer mouse, Tarzan, sausage dog and a narwhale. Following on from this we had a delicious dinner and then went bowling, which all the kids enjoyed with many of them getting strikes. Everyone can not wait for Skiing tomorrow.
Friday March 24 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Excursion, Prize Giving and Departures.
Thursday 23.03.17- Skiing, Snowboarding, Town, Egg Drop Challenge, Swimming, Games, Disco
Wednesday 22.03.17- Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking,Town,La Fureur, Fashion Show, Chalet night
Tuesday 21.03.17 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Team building, Swimming, Town, Fashion Show, Yoga
Monday 20.03.17 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking, Shopping, Swimming & Music Video
Sunday March 19th 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking, Swimming, Shopping & Ice Skating
Saturday 18th March Arrivals, Departures, Ice Skating & Excursion
It was a quiet morning here on camp. Throughout the night our school groups from last week departed until we were left with only a small group of individuals. It was a lovely week and a shame to see everyone leaving but it is arrivals day so we are greeted with new faces and some very familiar faces.
The existing individuals chose to have a cultural excursion to Geneva with some sightseeing and shopping and a chance to rest their legs after a full week of skiing. Throughout the day our new school groups began to arrive from India, Malaysia and Switzerland. They took turns being ski fitted, clothing fitted and visiting the village to buy any last-minute essentials.
We had a lovely chance to meet in the evening over dinner and to enjoy a curry together before almost all of our campers turned in for an early night. Our Swiss group also went for a spot of ice skating before bed.
We would like to say a big thank you and farewell to our fantastic groups last week and we look forward to a new week with lots of new campers and new energy.
Friday 17th March – Excursion day, skiing, torchlight walk & Music Quiz
16th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Town, The Cube and Prize Giving
15.03.17- Skiing,Snowboarding,Excursion Day, Bin Bag Fashion show,Swimming and Shopping
Once again another beautiful day in verbier. Most of the campers got up to go skiing and the rest of the campers went on a excursion to the chocolate and cheese factories and some shopping in the town. After lunch some of the campers got the chance to go look at the amazing views at the highest part of the mountains called Mt Fort they were amazed at how beautiful it was.
In the afternoon the campers came back and got to sign up for lots more interesting activities including a very animated and entertaining bin bag fashion show, some souvenir shopping for our older students and even a swimming session for some.
Some of our campers had dinner on camp while others went for a nice restaurant meal with their monitors. After dinner everyone danced the night away in our local Disco Venue in town. With lots of great moves and singing. All campers had a fun filled day and are looking forward to what tomorrow brings them.
March 14 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Scenic Walk, Dine Out & La Fureur
13th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Egg Drop, Town, Music Video, Torchlight Walk
12th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Cooking, Ice Skating & Games
11th March – Departure Day, Arrival Day, Ski Fit, Verbier Hunt, Movie Night
Today has been a busy day with plenty of departures and arrivals. It was sad to say goodbye to our school from Dubai as we’ve had a great week getting to know them all but we were all excited to welcome our new schools and individuals.
After a quick welcome speech we were straight into action, getting the children ski fitted and ready for their first big day on the mountain. A lot of the children also had the chance to explore Verbier village and enjoy a hot chocolate in the afternoon.
Tonight after a long day, we chilled out watching a movie and had an early night.
10.03.17- Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming,Town, The Cube