31st March – Arrival + Departure Day, mini excursion, skiing
Time flies as we head into April, and what a last day of March it was today, lots of students leaving, but even more arriving as we head into probably one of the most busiest weeks in the season so far!
Our students that are staying for another week had the choice of skiing or venturing out of the Verbier bubble to Martigny to partake in some shopping and a bit of bowling, which they highly enjoyed. Our keen skiers, decided they didn’t want a day off to relax but wanted to hit the slopes to improve their techniques.
Our new arrivals, had lots of fun doing ski fit and clothes fit, to ensure they had the right equipment for their stay, but also loads of fun enjoying the fresh snow. Some of our students, as like most weeks have never seen snow before, so was a delight for them, especially as it was acutally snowing when the arrived!!
The evening was very relaxing and time for all the students to get an early night, as most have travelled far and wide to get to camp. Although very excited about the week ahead, was a quiet camp by the early hours of the evening as most campers crept off to bed ready for the fun packed week ahead on camp.
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.
Sunday 26th Febuary – Ski Fit, Skiing, Snowboarding, Crans Hunt, Bowling
14th February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Torchlight Walk, Bowling, Town & Swimming
CRANS MONTANA: Day 3 on the slopes with our school from Dubai, and yet another beautiful bluebird day here in Crans Montana! Some of the groups ventured up to the glacier today and enjoyed the views, and others ventured to the baby snowpark to have some fun on the jumps.
After skiing, the campers went snow tubing, which was as always enjoyed by all the campers whizzing and swirling down the slope! This evening was a venture out to the bowling alley, the best score of the night being 142!
VERBIER: The sun was out yet again today with beautiful blue skies and hot temperatures. Our beginners who have been Learning down the mountain went up for the first time today and they did amazing!! They were so happy with their achievements and it’s great to see so many children with massive smiles on their faces. Our more Advanced groups had the chance to explore new areas of the mountain today, keeping them on their toes.
Back at camp, again there were plenty of activities going on. A lot of our children opted for swimming, a time to splash around with their friends and relax in the hot tub. Others had the chance to do some souviner shopping in town whilst the rest chilled out at camp.
Tonight a lot of our children went on a Torch Light walk, a great way to see Verbier by night, lite up by flaming torches. Back at camp we had the Qube and a Bin Bag Fashion show.
28th January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Bowling, Arrivals & Departures