31st December 2017 – Games tournament, NYE Festival, Torchlight Walk
The last day of 2017 and wasn’t it an amazing day!! Bluebird day on the mountain in Verbier meant that everyone had an amazing day on the slopes! All groups progressed with their skiing/snowboarding especially the new campers that arrived on Saturday.
After skiing the campers came back to enjoy and afternoon of table games, shopping and a games competition. The evening was full of games and activities as we celebrating New Year’s Eve in style with a massive carnival. The were loads of games, including Spin the Wheel, waffle Madness, balloon pop, face painting, marble dash and many more…
All the campers seemed to have an amazing time during the carnival and with a raffle at the end of the event, there were many prizes to be won!!
After the carnival, some of the campers went for a midnight torchlight walk to overlook Verbier and Watch the fireworks from a height. A true experience for all our individuals from all over the world.
Happy New Year! 2017 has been an amazing year at Les Elfes, and I’m sure 2018 will bring more amazing memories!
Tuesday 5th December – Skiing/Snowboarding/Christmas Cookies/Decorations and Torchlight Walk
Second day on the slopes for our school from Spain and aren’t they improving massively! All the instructors are really happy to be teaching this group, they are all really keen to learn and improve their skiing! The day was yet another glorious sunshining day, which always keeps moral high!
When the campers returned, they got involved with making some scrummy Christmas cookies, which turned out to be delicious! All the groups did well by following the recipe and making some amazing Christmas shaped cookies. The campers also had some time to get a bit crafty and decorate the campus by making some Christmas décorations of their own to hang around Les Elfes.
After dinner, the campers went on a torchlight walk down to the old Verbier Village, which was a nice way to spend the evening. Once back in the warm, by the fire, the campers tucked into some of their homemade cookies and drank some hot chocolate before heading to bed.
1st March 2017 – Skiing, excursion day, sledging, Music quiz and torchlight walk
Can’t believe its March already and what a beautiful start to the month with more fresh powder! Our individuals and one school ventured off this morning on excursion, to the cheese factory, Nestle and Vevey to do some shopping. They were excited to have the opportunity to look round Switzerland and do some sight-seeing.
The rest of camp were on the mountain practicing their turns and improving their technical side. They all had a super time and are loving being up the mountain whizzing round. This afternoon we had sledging on offer now the snow has arrived and we had such a good time. For many it was their first time and really enjoyed sliding down the mountain. A few of our campers opted to put their feet up and watch a movie.
This evening we ran one competitive gameshow and one music quiz which got really intense and had lots of laughs. At the same time one school went out on a torchlight walk and saw Verbier by night.
Monday 13th Feb – Skiing, Shopping, Torchlight walk
CRANS MONTANA: Second day on the slopes for our school from Dubai and all the groups, even the beginners made it up the mountain, which is an amazing effort on just the second day skiing! All the instructors are really impressed with the quick pace of the campers and hopefully this enthusiasm will continue throughout the rest of the week! As it was a lovely bluebird day, the campers had a nice picnic on the terrace which was enjoyed by all!
After skiing, the campers had a chance to do a bit of shopping and this evening was a lovely torchlight walk around the lake.
Today has been super hot and sunny and the children have all enjoyed themselves out on the mountain. They were very eager this morning, with their ski gear on ready to go! Our beginners on Les Esserts are doing fantastic and they can now control their turns and will hopefully progress up to the blue slops tomorrow afternoon. Our intermediate and high level skiers and snowboarders covered a lot of ground, following their instructors, working on parallel turns and carving.
This afternoon we had plenty of activities on offer to keep up with our energetic groups. We had sledging, swimming and snowman building for our school groups and our individuals had languages and sledging, whizzing down and having fun!
This evening our school groups all joined together to take part in a music video whilst the individuals got stuck in with some cooking and the brain puzzling escape rooms.
16TH FERBRUARY – PERFECT DAY ON THE SLOPES, CLUBS NIGHT, TORCHLIGHT WALK & ESCAPE ROOM
Another perfect bluebird day in Verbier. Clear sunny skies and great powder set the perfect conditions for the campers on the slopes today.
One of the groups started their epic ski touring adventure today, catching the first lift at 8:30 at Medran, trekking up the mountain. After a tough and rewarding hike, the campers finally reached the beautiful and historic Cabane Mt. Fort, where they will be spending the night. The students were lucky enough to talk to the guest speaker, the legendary Swiss Freeride Snowboarder – Emillien Badoux – who shared with them his many triumphs and snowboarding adventures.
The other campers, after returning from another great day of skiing, wined down with a warm cup of a hot chocolate and snacks. They then were spoilt with the choice of either hanging out in campus, shopping and sightseeing around Verbier town, swimming and relaxing in the hot tub, or sledging in the slopes nearby.
Tonight at Les Efles was club night, where our animation team set up many different activities for the campers. At cooking club, the little chefs made delicious apricot and white chocolate flapjacks, learning about kitchen safety and hygiene along the way. Others explored their engineering abilities at Design and Build, where they designed, produced, and tested homemade airplanes. Others got a bit more artistic at arts and crafts, where they made and decorated beautiful ninja squishy balls!!!! At the photography club, the campers wrote their own story lines and produced and filmed their own stop-motion videos.
The individual students also had an amazing evening. One group went on a scenic torchlight walk halfway up the mountain, where they were greeted with stunning views of the shining lights of the Verbier Valley. Another choice was to visit the Escape Rooms, a new live entertainment facility, where the campers had to figure out puzzles and work as a team to “escape” the trapped room in less than an hour.
Languages, Optionals,Mini golf Verbier, Mountain biking Verbier and Torch light walk
After breakfast the students separated into groups to participate in languages, there is two different types of language courses, intensive and conversational. Between languages and lunch there was a few selected students who went into their optional activities. The activities on today were horse riding and tennis.
After lunch the students separated into their own groups,
Discovery – Team discovery stayed at Les Elfes on campus to do some problem solving and team challenges to get to know the staff working with hem and other students.
Explorers – The explorers took off to the mountain to enjoy a full afternoons worth of Trottinetting and mountain biking, For some this was a brand new experience but the explorers had great enthusiasm and the monitors were really impressed with he participation.
Pioneers – Went into the center of Verbier to have a relaxing afternoon practicing putting on the mini golf course.
After dinner The pioneers gathered together on the football pitch to prepare for the kayak expedition for the following day, tonight they will practice putting a tent up and do a through equipment check.
The discovery and explorers went on a relaxing torchlight walk around Verbier completing challenges along the way.