Thursday 22nd March ski race

today was one of the best ski days ever. All the kids were in their competetive mood for the ski race. Trying to ski as fast as their feet allow, the kids really felt the wind on thier face. Luckily, the sun was also bright and shining, which just made everything about the day sweeter.

For lunch, the kids had a lovely barbeque on the mountains. To top it off, there was a super fun snow game between the kids.

After skiing, the kids enjoyed  the hot chocolate and some nutella bread to fuel up on energy. After snacks, the kids were prepared for their evening activities of visiting the beautiful village and playing cool games.

While some kids had a yummy home cooked meal, the famous swiss fondue, perfect to warm up in the winter nights, and some went into one of verbier’s restaurant for a fancy italian meal.

After dinner, the kids had a blast on the torchlight walk or playing our favourite music game:  la fuerer.

After this day full of good memories our student went to bed thinking about tomorrow…last day on the slopes, excursion and for everyone the prize giving cerimony.

 

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for the last bit of excitement of the last day!

Goodnight.

 

Friday 28th April – Ski race, excursion, core clubs & prize giving

It has been a brilliant Friday here in Verbier with tons and tons of snow! It has literally not stopped for 24 hours giving us so much powder to play and ski with. All our campers have found it amazing building snowmen and having snowball fights. They had their ski race today which went really well, we had some super quick times and some individuals really shone through when it came down to the final race.

Elsewhere we had one group visit Vevey to do some sight-seeing and shopping. They also had a brilliant time at the Charlie Chaplin museum. This afternoon when our campers returned from the mountain we enjoyed some snacks and hot chocolate before taking part in our final core clubs. We had presentations to conclude the sessions and show off what they have all learnt.

Tonight we enjoyed prize giving where our animation staff and instructors got to hand out special prizes and award the medals for the race results. We ended the evening with a slideshow of the weeks highlights. It has been a really fun week and we hope to see these campers again next year.

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.

Verbier

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 23.03.17- Skiing, Snowboarding, Town, Egg Drop Challenge, Swimming, Games, Disco

Today was a bit cloudier here on camp but it didn’t stop any of the campers having an amazing day. The instructors are very pleased with everyone’s improvement today and the children also took part in an exciting ski race. We will find out the results tomorrow evening!

After skiing everyone had snacks and signed up for activities. The younger children participated in an egg drop challenge where they had to protect an egg with materials and then they dropped it off one of the balconies to see if it survived. Lots of campers decided to just chill at camp and play in the games room as well as card games. Some people decided to go to town to get some more souvenirs. A couple of campers went to the pool for a relaxing swim.

In the evening after dinner we had a Disco in our cinema room. Everyone really enjoyed dancing the night away. Some of the older children decided to play some card games upstairs and a casino night.

2nd March 2017 – Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ski race, town, swimming & disco!!

CRANS MONTANA:

Day 5 was off to a great start with another dump of fresh snow, because of the wind conditions the Cry’der lift was shut in the morning so all the groups took the bus to the Violettes. Once coming back for lunch the campers were able to re-energize and head back to shred the mountain.

After a long day of skiing the kids warmed up and then went right back out to enjoy some snow tubing. Snow tubing was a lot of fun because of the fresh snow. Returning from dinner the kids had some time to get ready for the disco after dinner. The disco was great as the campers were able to all show off there amazing dance moves.

Getting back from the disco the kids were able to relax for what would be a blue bird day of skiing!

VERBIER: Today has been a brilliant day here at camp with all our skiers and snowboarders progressing massively and all performing really well in our slalom ski race on the mountain. Lots of our campers are confident they won they will have to wait anxiously till tomorrows prize giving to find out. We then had to have an indoor BBQ due to the weather but everyone still enjoyed the delicious food that was prepared.

This afternoon some visited the local pool for some games and a relaxing jacuzzi while many headed into town with our monitors to buy souvenirs for their family back home. Tonights dinner was traditional cheese fondue which went down a treat before this evenings disco! We had lots of dance routines to follow and everyone was giving it their all on the dance floor.

 

Friday Feb 10th 2017- Skiing, Escape Rooms, Departures & Prize Giving

CRANS MONTANA: Final day on the slopes with our amazing school from Dubai! The ski race had to be postponed to the afternoon due to the strong winds, but all the campers managed to still do brilliantly, going super fast down the boarder cross!

This afternoons prize giving was lovely, giving out lots of prizes and medals which meant lots of happy campers!  All the kids are packed ready for their journey home to Dubai tomorrow!

              

 

VERBIER: Today was another amazing day here at Les Elfes the sun was shining and everyone was super excited to get out on the mountain to enjoy for some there last day here on the slopes.
Today for some of our campers it was only a half day skiing before heading back to Les Elfes for lunch and then departing whilst the rest of the campers enjoyed the rest of the afternoon skiing and snowboarding around the mountain with their new friends and instructors.
This afternoon some of our campers went to the Escape Rooms here in Verbier whilst others went to the village for some last minuet special gifts.
Tonight was a awesome night of celebration of all the campers, the staff and the instructors celebrating all of their accomplishments from the week but it also meant a sad goodbye for some as tomorrow we have a number of departures.
Everyone is off to bed now to catch some sleep for the big day tomorrow.

Thursday 9th February – Ski race, BBQ, Sledging, Ice Skating, Torchlight Walk, PJ Party & Disco

CRANS MONTANA: Day 5 of skiing for our school fro, Dubai and what lovely day it was! The sun was shining for the first day of the week, which was lovely for the group. As every day the campers still have bags of energy and were whizzing around the slopes enjoying the fresh snow with the sunshine, what a perfect combination!

In the afternoon all the campers went for a bit of an ice skate, followed by a disco. Final day of skiing for the group tomorrow with the ski race in the morning!

          

VERBIER: Today has been a beautiful sunny day here in Verbier with one school group making the most of their last full day on the mountain. The conditions were fantastic and so everyone was happy skiing about. Race day was on all morning with each group taking part to see if they could make the quickest time. The results will be announced at tomorrows prize giving and everyone is eager to find out if they have won. Lunch was different today, it was BBQ time! It was lovely weather and a brilliant atmosphere as the children enjoyed their food out in the sunshine.

This afternoon lots of our campers went over to the ice rink for some skating, they had a brilliant time whizzing around and playing ice hockey. Other campers opted to go sledging and had a super time sliding down on the boards.

This evening we had a mixture of activities, a torchlight walk around the old town, a PJ party and disco! Everyone had lots of fun and we are all excited to see what tomorrow brings.

 

26th January – Race Day, Games & Disco Night!!

We’ve had an exciting morning here in Verbier with our ski race kicking off in La Chaux. Over breakfast everyone was chatting about the race wondering who will be awarded the gold, silver and bronze medals tomorrow. All the children did very well and we had some very quick results, especially from our Swiss School. Our beginner groups were very chuffed with their achievments, considering at the start of the week some of them had never been skiing or Snowboarding before. After the race they enjoyed more runs in the beautiful sunshine.

This afternoon, after a busy fun filled week, a lot of our students opted to rest at Les Elfes, joining in with games such as Table Tennis, Pool, Bracelet making, and Card Games. It was nice for them to just chill out after an energised day.. Everyone had a fantastic time dancing away tonight at our Disco in town. The tunes were pumping and everyone hit the dance floor following some of our monitors dance routines and having a good time. Now it’s time for some much needed sleep.

 

19th January – Ski Race, Afternoon Activities and Disco Night!

What a day we have had here at Les Elfes. The standard of skiing and snowboarding has been super high this week with everyone eager to learn. Anticipation filled the air out on the mountain as the groups waited for their turn for race day. The timings were extremely close as everyone battled it out for that chance to win the gold medal. All the children find out their results tomorrow, so Good Luck to them all!!

There was no time to stop and relax back at camp as there were plenty of activities on offer. A lot of the girls joined in with bracelet making which they found very fun and learnt the techniques quickly. A small group chose again to go sledging, whizzing down the hill and creating new crazy runs. Others picked to join in with games such as table tennis, Wii, pool, and table football and after we put on a movie to chill out to.

Tonight was the exciting part. All our school groups and individuals danced the night away at our weekly Disco. Everyone had a brilliant time and the tunes were flowing. There was a great vibe and a good buzz, it was nice to see everyone getting along, smiling and enjoying their time away from home. One girl said it was ‘the best time of her life!’