Tuesday April 4th 2017 Escape Rooms, Chalet Night, Torchlight Walk

Today was another awesome day here at Les Elfes and campers made sure they made the most of the great weather and snow.
All the groups headed out to practice all the skills they have been learning over the past days and a lot of the groups have progressed from the magic carpet to the big slopes now hitting blues and reds and really toning their skills.
This afternoon after relaxing over hot chocolate and snacks the campers all signed up for various afternoon activities some got to go try their luck escaping from the Verbier escape rooms, some baked some yummy chocolate chip cookies, some visited the village for some shopping and crepes, others had their language courses and some stayed at les elfes and played games.
Tonight all of the campers who live in the Chalet got to enjoy their at the chalet and hang out their for the night.
The rest of the campers after dinner went on a awesome torchlight walk up the mountain to check out the stars and  others participated in the cube which is a bunch of different games to beat the clock.
Everyone here is now off to bed to catch up on some sleep for the big day to come tomorrow.

 

Crans Montana. Tuesday 4th April.

Day 3 with are new campers in Crans Montana. The sun was shining and the snow was excellent. All the groups have done amazing with the beginner groups mastering how to turn and stop on the magic carpet, whilst the advanced groups are learning how to carve on red runs.

The campers came back for snacks and hot chocolate this afternoon. We then went to the cinema in Crans to see the new Beauty and Beast film, which all the campers loved they even cheered at the end. We then came back for a delicious dinner at les Elfes with a table football competition where all the campers got competitive.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

1st March – Snow, Skiing, Cinema, Crans vs. Montana, Snowboarding and Excursion Day!

CRANS MONTANA:

Day 4 was off to a fantastic start, all throughout breakfast the kids could see the fresh snow falling as they geared up for the day. All groups were able to make it up the mountain to enjoy a full day of powder.

Once returning from the day the campers prepared to go watch Oscar-nominated film Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman at the local movie theater in Crans. Following the amazing film, they enjoyed some supper and were able to get cozy in the chalet for an indoor game of Crans vs. Montana. Which included various mini games such as Over & Under, Orange Pass, and Keep the Card.

Tomorrow is going to be another fantastic day of skiing with all the fresh snow that is expected overnight!

VERBIER: Goodbye February and hello March! This morning we woke up to more snow here in Verbier which is great for the conditions on the mountain and means our skiers and snowboarders had the chance to ski in some powder today. They had great fun and for our beginners it meant a very soft landing. Everyone did very well on the slopes, following their instructors advice and progressing massively from day one!

For one of our School groups from Ethiopia and the individuals, it was time to ditch their snow gear and head off for excursion day. They were very excited as their first stop was the new Neste Museum which is very interactive and modern and of course a chance to sample some chocolate. After, they were straight off to the Cheese Factory followed by some shopping in Vevey, which went down well with all our campers. They’ve had an amazing day and it’s great for them to explore new areas in Switzerland.

Tonight everyone was super energetic during our evening activities. We had round two of La Fureur and The Qube, which got all the children dancing, singing and very competitive. After a long day, it is finally time for bed!!