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Fresh snow in Verbier already!!!

Greetings All,

Les Elfes Winter Camps are close to starting, fresh snow in Verbier already!!! It looks set to be a great December, and with more snow forecasted this week, the slopes will no doubt be in great condition.

As for us, our staff members will take part in a two week training camp being closely examined on a variety of topics, from safety on slopes, their instructing, to first aid, all in order to make the camps are run to the highest quality, and most importantly to make sure anyone coming through our doors have the time of their lives!

Our first groups will arrive from Singapore, Switzerland and China, and the international atmosphere is back, whether you celebrate Christmas or not Les Elfes is a special place in December.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

Discover Lemania-Verbier International School

Nestled in the heart of Verbier, Lemania-Verbier International School offers world-class education for students aged 3 to 15.

Striving for educational excellence, LVIS currently welcomes 60 students from around the world in a beautiful mountain setting. Students follow the English National Curriculum, and classes are taught in English and French.

Our coherent continuum of programmes runs from pre-school (Key Foundation Stage 1) through to secondary school (Year 9). Following the accreditations the school received for the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB), we will be offering these programmes from 2018, thus enabling students to carry out their education in Verbier until the age of 18.

In order to help students fulfill their full potential, we proudly offer small class settings with highly qualified teachers, providing them with an individually tailored education with extra support when required.

Education goes beyond the curriculum at LVIS, and students are provided with a learning experience that will last a lifetime. Learning is inspired by critical thinking, creativity and open mindedness to the beliefs and cultures of others.

With a strong emphasis on competitive Sports and the Arts, LVIS offers each student the possibility to expand their knowledge and interests through a comprehensive set of artistic, cultural, athletic and technological activities. Naturally, skiing is an integral part of our programme during the winter season with skiing programmes offered to all students in what is the biggest and most beautiful ski area in Switzerland. The school has its very own LVIS Racing Team with competitions throughout Switzerland.

LVIS is entering into a development phase and has exciting plans to build a new boarding school, which will enable us to welcome up to 300 students.

For more information please visit their website: www.lvis.ch or email at info@lvis.ch

New Magazine 2017

The new Magazine is here!

 

Les Elfes is extremely proud to announce the launch of its first magazine, hard copies available now for free delivery, simply request from the contact form below, alternatively you can download an e version.

Why a magazine after all these years I here you ask? We have always used separate brochures, winter, spring and summer, however it is 30 years next year since the founding of Les Elfes and we wanted to bring all aspects of the company into one magazine.

Covering all aspects of the camp whether it is how the activities are structured in Winter, to which excursion destinations are visited each week, or even information about the food, staff or rooms, it is all there. Don’t miss out and order now, our team of postmen will send them to you swiftly. See the link attached to receive a copy accordingly.

Download the New Brochure (Full Version)

 

New in Verbier next Winter

New Boardercross / Snowpark in Verbier

Up Savoleyres and La Tzoumaz will be the new boardercross / snowpark of Verbier.
The Audi Fun Park promise a  lot of fun. [/one_half]


Half way between snowpark and boardercross , the new track is very ludique mixing banked turns, jumps and small tunnel.

The opening is currently scheduled mid – January

This location should become the best new spot for next winter!

 See you there!

Welcome Session 4… over 50 different nationalities!

Summer Camp Session 4 just started…
Very good mix this session!

We are very happy to welcome over 50 different nationalities at the campus!

In the past, we have heard from many campers that they have found lifelong friendships and have built international networks for their future… For sure this session will be a good one…
Some of the countries represented: India, Russia, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UAE, Hungary, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Kazasthan, Belgium, Greece, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Romania, UK, Nigeria…

International Day will be exciting!

Summer Special Events

During Summer, Verbier and surroundings will host many great events. Those events will be the time for great special excursions with our campers.

This is a quick overview we would like to share with you:

From 5th to 20th of July
Montreux Jazz Festival

The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival will take place from the 5th of July to the 20th of July across the lake.
Kids will visit this magical place during an excursion to Montreux and enjoy the music and food in a great atmosphere.

Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

More infos: www.montreuxjazz.com

From 19th of July to 4th of August
Verbier Classic Festival

The Verbier Festival brings together the greatest musical talents in Verbier. Since 20 years, the Verbier Festival has built up a reputation for quality, youth and frenetic artistic activity. 17 days of music with a line-up of exceptional soloists.

Every morning kids will be able to watch the training of the best musicians in the world playing Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Bach and so much more.

Complete program (download link)
More infos: www.verbierfestival.com

1st of August
Swiss National Day

The day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.

Verbier will celebrate this alliance with a display of fireworks, bonfires. Children used to carry lighted paper lanterns roam the streets at night.

Public and private buildings are decorated with national, cantonal, and community flags, and the bakers produce special bread rolls with a small Swiss flag on top.

More infos: www.myswitzerland.com/en/swiss-national-day-august-1st.html

From 16th of August to 25th of August
Jumping International Verbier

Just in front of Les Elfes Campus! From 16th to 25th of August on the parking of the Sport Center.

3 stars International Jumping.

This horse jumping show, featuring some of Switzerland’s and Europe’s greatest riders, offers outstanding entertainment for experts and novices alike.

The spectacular senery and frendly atmosphere of the village combine to create a unique experience : a glimpse of true equestrian magic !

More infos: www.verbier-cso.com

Cow fights

To discover the “queens of the mountains” – the famous Hérens cows – the famous rituals known as inalpes (leading the cows up to the alpine pastures) and désalpes (leading them down again) are truly magical traditional experiences.

Cow fighting is a traditional Swiss event, mostly in Valais, in which a cow fights another cow. Each year, the Swiss canton of Valais hosts a series of cow fights known as combats de reines (“queen fights”), which began in the 1920s and has drawn as many as 50,000 spectators in a year.

The winner is called La Reine des Reines (“the queen of queens”) and increases dramatically in value. At the end of the year, a grand final is held in Martigny, where the six best from seven districts do battle in six weight categories.

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