Wednesday 6th March: Excursion day and Skiing!
Today half of our students went skiing or snowboarding while the others went on excursion.
It was not as sunny as yesterday but those on the slopes did enjoyed it. They had a great lunch on the mountain and skied an other couple of hours. Après-ski, they could choose between going shopping in the village, baking some delicious cookies or playing table games.
Our students on excursion went first visiting the Chocolate Factory of Maison Cailler , then went on with the Cheese Factory of “Maison du Gruyère”. In the afternoon, they had the opportunity to do some shopping in the town of Vevey.
At dinner, all our students discovered the ice-skating ring and had lot of fun.
Wednesday 20th: Excursion day + Skiing for Perin camp!!
Today our students had the choice between going on an excursion at The Charlie Chaplin Museum and skiing.
Most of them went on excursion, discover more about this iconic personality and then enjoyed an afternoon shopping in Vevey.
While others chose to go on the mountain and to get the most of it during their stay at Les Elfes.
“Après-ski” they could either make chocolate mousse, go to the village or play some card games.
At the end of the day, ice-skating was offered to them as an evening activity. The individuals went for Dine Out either to the pizzeria or the fondue restaurant for an authentic dining experience.
11th April – Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating,Baking, Dine out and Torch Light Walk
Sunday 9th April – Ski camp, village, relaxing walk & Ice skating
It has been a beautiful sunny day here in Verbier with lots going on for our new groups. It was the schools first day on the mountain and they were all super excited to get out and meet their instructors for the week. They all got on really well and were very happy with the progress made.
On return to camp we welcomed our campers back with hot chocolate and snacks and signed them up for optional activities this afternoon. Some opted to go on a relaxing walk up the mountain where as the rest headed into town to check out the shops.
Tonight we welcomed one more arrival who were ski fitted and then had a movie night to chill and relax. The rest of camp visited the ice rink for some fun skating around and a game of ice hockey! It has been a brilliant day and we are all looking forward to tomorrows activities.
Monday April 3rd 2017 Baking, Swimming, Escape Rooms
Sunday 02.04.17- Skiing, Snowboarding,Games, Swimming, Baking,Town, Music Video, Ice Skating
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 March 19th 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking, Swimming, Shopping & Ice Skating
12th March – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Cooking, Ice Skating & Games
Sunday March 5th 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding & Ice Skating
Sunday 26th Febuary – Ski Fit, Skiing, Snowboarding, Crans Hunt, Bowling
Sunday 19th February- Skiing, Swimming, Games, Verbier Hunt and Ice Skating
Sunday 12th Febuary 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Village Visits & Ice Skating
Thursday 9th February – Ski race, BBQ, Sledging, Ice Skating, Torchlight Walk, PJ Party & Disco
Friday 3rd February – skiing, ice-skating, departures, cabin Mt Fort & Escape Rooms
29th January – First day on the mountain, Town, Languages, Swimming and Ice Skating
Sunday 15th January – Skiing, sledging, games & ice skating!
Sunday 1st January – Skiing, treasure hunt, ice-skating & PJ Party
Sunday 11th – Skiing, Snowboarding, Games, Town & Ice Skating
Sunday 3rd – Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating & music video
Sunday 20th – Arrivals, skiing, ice skating, music video & torchlight walk
We had another group arrive today so great to see some new faces joining us for the week. They have all been ski fitted with equipment and are eager to get out onto the mountain tomorrow. It was all go for the rest of the campers here who had a brilliant time riding around Verbier and Savoleyres with the instructors. The beginners had a tiring but fun day learning with the hard work paying off as they all seriously improved.
On return from the mountain they were all welcomed with hot chocolate and snacks because choosing their afternoon activities. Some chose to chill and play ping pong and pool in the games room, others went to town for a crepe and a milkshake while a few went to the swimming pool to splash about and relax tired muscles in the jacuzzi.
This evening there was two different activities. Half of the campers went to the ice rink for some skating and ice hockey which was great fun. Many who had never skated before started to pick it up and become more confident which was fantastic to see. Back at Les Elfes it was music video night! The groups tonight made some amazing choreographies to Taylor Swifts ‘Shake It Off’ before coming together to do some JustDance!
It has been a brilliant day and everyone is looking forward to what tomorrow brings.
Meanwhile in Le Chable…
Our campers have started their week of skiing with full steam ahead. One group of our beginners, with some students who had never even seen snow until this week have progressed so quickly that they will be heading to the mountain on only day 2 of skiing!!!!! Our other beginner group is progressing really quickly too and we’re expecting them to join the others after a little more time at Les Esserts. We also have many groups this week with a high level of ability in skiing and snowboarding, which is great to see and we’re hoping those groups will use this week to really refine their technique and explore the vast expanse of the resort here and in the 4 Vallées!
After skiing and snowboarding today our campers had a chance to visit Verbier for some shopping and to explore the town before a really nice dinner of chicken fajitas. After dinner we had a scenic torchlight walk around the village of Le Chable visiting the old town to see the rustic houses and the beautiful church before finishing with some marshmallows on the BBQ.
Both of our schools are doing a fantastic job of mixing and making new friends from other countries and even other continents and already the lines between the schools at meals and on the slopes have begun to blur! We anticipate a GREAT week ahead!