Saturday 25th February – Skiing, bowling, excursion, arrival day

It has been a busy start to the weekend here in Verbier with lots of our campers departing. It has been such a good week and all the schools and individuals have mixed brilliantly. There was lots of sad goodbyes this morning but lots of excitement about seeing each other again next year.

Our remaining campers had the option to ski or go bowling. It was a lovely sunny day out on the mountain and the small group enjoyed whizzing around. Bowling was lots of fun and was a close match with some high scores! One school visited the chocolate factory and then onto Lausanne to do some shopping and see the sights.

This afternoon we have had many arrivals and it is brilliant to see so many smiley faces excited to get out skiing. We ski fitted everyone with the correct equipment and then walked into the village to have a look around. Many campers are tired from the long day travelling so it was an early night or a movie to relax and get ready for a busy day tomorrow.

Wednesday 22nd February – Skiing, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Music Quiz and Can You beat the Cube!

Today has been a fantastic day all round, the weather has been beautiful, the skiing great and everyones enthusiam on top form. All our groups are now on the mountain discovering their new found talent for skiing or snowboarding! All the instructors have been really impressed with the campers attitude and willingness to learn which is fantastic. Elsewhere some of our individuals had the opportunity to go to Aosta, Italy on excursion. They visited the castle before heading to around the lovely town and grab an ice cream!

This afternoon we had different activities on offer such as swimming, arts and crafts and spaghetti towers which was a huge success. This evening half the groups took part in a music gameshow with lots of dancing, singing and games while the rest enjoyed a competitive version of the Cube. Both went down really well and everyone enjoyed taking part which is amazing!

 

Monday 20th February – Skiing, torchlight walk & music video

It has been a lovely sunny day here in Verbier with our groups settling in brilliantly and learning lots on the mountain with their instructors. Our campers on the beginner slope were really keen and improved massively so tomorrow they will get the opportunity to head up to the mountain. Lots of our experienced skiers had a super time exploring new parts of the mountain and trying out new tricks!

This afternoon the majority of camp headed out for a torchlight walk, some up the mountain to watch the sunset and others to visit the old town. Some of our other campers popped into the village for a crepe and a milkshake in the sunshine.

This evening everyone took part in the music video which was hilarious with some great dance moves. We look forward to seeing the final product on Friday.

  

Sunday 19th February- Skiing, Swimming, Games, Verbier Hunt and Ice Skating

We have had a very busy day on camp today with many different activties going on. Skiing went well for everyone and the weather was lovely. For some of our campers it was their first time on the slopes and we can’t wait to see them progress throughout the week. Everyone is coping very well being away from home and being organised throughout the day.

During the afternoon we had many activties going on. Swimming, games and Verbier hunt they were all very successful. Lots of us buying lovely souvernirs for our families back home.

This evening we all went ice skating then came back and relaxed with some hot chocolate and headed to bed to get an early night ready for a busy day tomorrow.

Smiles all round at camp today.

February 17th – Skiing, escape rooms, dine out, prize giving

It has been an interesting day here in Verbier with all our campers making the most of their last day on the mountain. The weather has been a real mix from beautiful sunshine to lots of snow! Most of our groups enjoyed skiing around different slopes with some visiting Mt Fort as well. Everyone has worked super hard this week and has been determined to carry on even though we had lots of tired legs. A big well done to everyone from all the instructors and monitors here in Verbier.

This afternoon we had lots going on with our discovery group attempting to get out of the escape rooms. They did really well and although they didnt quite make it they displayed great team work and dedication! Back at camp we had lots of games while some chose to wander into town to buy some souveniers. Tonight some of our explorers went on dine out to the restaurant Chez Martin and had a really lovely meal. We celebrated the end of a brilliant week with Prize giving this evening. Our monitors and instructors took the opportunity to thank and congratulate their groups by awarding medals and prizes.

It has been a super week and we are looking forward to meeting our new arrivals tomorrow!

 

 

 

Saturday 11th February- Arrival day

What a beautiful day in verbier!!

Today we have had a very busy day with lots of arrivals from all around the world. We are all settling in very well and making friends already. We had ski fitting so we are all prepared and ready to go skiing straight away in the morning. We also had a nice relaxing movie and games night.

Crans Montana – 8th Feb – Skiing, snow tubing and Crans vs Montana indoor game

CRANS MONTANA:

Another amazing day on the slopes for all the groups! Still loads of snow which means amazing conditions on the slopes! Midway through the week now; and after a much needed lie in this morning, all the groups were raring to go skiing! All the instructors are really impressed by the level of all the skiers, and all the campers are still having lots of fun with big smiles on their faces!

This afternoon the campers went snow tubing, which is always fun for all and this evening they took part in the Crans vs Montana game, where two teams complete challenges such as orange pass, musical chairs and many more games!

VERBIER:

Another Snowy day here in Verbier so the powder was brilliant but extremely challenging for our skiers and snowboarders, particularly the beginners. Our instructors were super impressed with their performance and determination throughout the day in the conditions.

Lots of our individuals went on excursion today and had a fantastic time visiting different parts of Switzerland. They visited the Olympic Museum first which was very popular with the students followed by the Cailler chocolate factory. Of course everyone loved this as they got to taste different types of chocolate! Elsewhere one group had the opportunity to go to Aosta in Italy and explored a castle in the historic area before looking around the town.

 

Monday 6th February – Arrivals, skiing, sledging, baking, music video and Escape Rooms

Monday has flown by and we have had a superb day full of laughter and excitement! We had a school arrive this morning who were keen to get straight out on the slopes and meet their new instructors. Many have been before so it is brilliant to see their smiley faces again. It has been snowing continuously here so the powder today was amazing and all our groups had a fantastic ski. Those on the beginner slope are doing really well and should be making their way up the mountain very soon.

This afternoon we had numerous activities on offer for our campers. Some went sledging and enjoyed zooming down on the boards while others had a snowman building competition. We had a spaghetti building challenge as well and many played in the games room.

This evening was music video where our campers were split into different groups and giving a piece of a song to choreography a dance to. It was a lot of fun with everyone in fancy dress and we are looking forward to seeing the finishing piece at Prize Giving. Some of our campers also spent the evening in town attempting the Escape Rooms. They worked together really well to escape in 60 minutes. Back at camp some of our individuals baked some delicious cookies ready to have at snack time tomorrow. It has been a wonderful day and we are all excited to see what tomorrow brings!

Saturday 4th February – Arrivals, skiing, Verbier hunt & chilled night

More snow has arrived which is fantastic news for our new campers this week. Those skiing today enjoyed the snow and did well in the conditions they were in. We have had lots of arrivals through out the day, all are now settling in and being ski fitted ready to get out on the slopes tomorrow.

Tonight is going to be a chilled night playing games and watching a movie as many have had a long day travelling. Everyone is extremely happy and we are all looking forward to a brilliant week!


Friday 3rd February – skiing, ice-skating, departures, cabin Mt Fort & Escape Rooms

It has been a very busy Friday here at camp with lots going on. Unfortunately we had to say farewell to 3 of our school groups after a fantastic week. Hopefully we will see them return next year. One group spent the morning at the ice-rink skating around and enjoying themselves.

The rest of the campers were having fun on the mountain making the most of their time skiing and snowboarding. For most it was their last time with their instructors and so an emotional afternoon! Some of our individuals had the opportunity to snow shoe up to Cabin Mt Fort this afternoon and spent the night watching the sunset on the mountain. It was a great experience for them all to end a brilliant week. Everyone else at camp ventured into town to take part in the Escape Rooms and try to solve all the problems and clues within 60 minute. They all did really well.

It has been a super day and we are all looking forward to tomorrow!

Thursday 2nd January – Skiing, ski race, BBQ, prize giving & disco!

It has been a fun filled day here in Verbier for all our campers and one to certainly remember! Everyone was up nice and early ready to meet their instructors and head out to the mountains. There has been some serious improvement in everyone’s ability and our campers had a super day skiing and boarding around the slopes. Today was also race day and so everyone got the chance to take part in our very own slalom course and compete against their fellow campers. It was taken very seriously and everyone was excited to find out the results at prize giving!

It was a special lunch today, a beautiful BBQ in the sunshine at La Chaux. It was a chance to enjoy the scenery and relax before continuing with this afternoons ski. Back at camp this afternoon it was time for Prize Giving where our instructors and monitors took the opportunity to congratulate our campers and award them with race result medals and prizes. Afterwards it was down to the cinema room to watch this weeks music video and slideshow!

The highlight of the day was tonight’s disco in town! Everyone was dressed to impress and eager to get on the dance floor. The atmosphere was buzzing and all the campers wanted to dance the night away!

 

Wednesday 1st February – Skiing, excursion day, torchlight walk & La Fureur

The 1st of February has been and gone here at camp and what a brilliant day we have all had. A beautiful sunny morning and the camp was busy and full of excitement. Many of our individual campers and groups headed off for their excursions across Switzerland. Some visited the Olympic Musuem and Cailler chocolate factory, while others went to Lausanne and the Charlie Chaplin museum. Everyone had a brilliant day and enjoyed sight-seeing and shopping as well!

Our skiers also had a superb day and made some serious improvement with their instructors. They were all extremely positive and willing to learn. Our more advanced skiers rode around exploring different parts of the mountain and focused on improving their technique.

On return to camp everyone enjoyed some snacks and hot chocolate before getting ready for afternoon activities. Some took the opportunity to go out on a torchlight walk and hiked up the mountain to enjoy a beautiful view of Verbier village and ventured back with torches to guide the way! The rest of our campers enjoyed playing games or headed into town for a milkshake.

This evening everyone took part in a music game show called La Fureur. There was lots of dancing, singing & games which went down brilliantly. Everyone was super enthusiastic and involved.

Tuesday 31st January – Skiing, problem solving, swimming, games & clubs night

It has been an exciting day here at camp and everyone has had a busy and exciting time. Some of our new campers have learn’t to snow plow and stop and have been testing out the button lift. Our other campers enjoyed some snow up the mountain! It was very exciting and everyone did fantastic in the conditions. Fingers crossed for more snow!

This afternoon we had lots of optional activities on offer. One group visited the pool and had fun splashing around while another group took part in some problem solving games. The rest of our campers played on the Wii, in the games room or made some bracelets.

After a traditional Swiss dinner of raclette we had clubs night. As part of our club night tonight we had a Harry Potter themed yoga session which went down a treat! We also had healthy eating group who did fruit carving while another group baked some yummy cookies. We also had some arts & crafts and design & build where they made bridges. It was a great day and everyone is looking forward to skiing or excursions!

 

 

Friday 20th January – Departures, skiing, village, prize giving

It has been a beautiful sunny day here in Verbier and all our campers had a super day skiing around the mountain. The snowboarders have seriously improved and have been working on drills to improve their balance and posture. The skiers have also enjoyed learning new tricks to add to their performance.

We had one school sadly depart after lunch, it has been a wonderful week with excellent skiing and lots of fun activities in the afternoon and evenings. Some of our individuals chilled out playing in the games room while some ventured into the village to enjoy a milkshake and a crepe!

Tonight we have prize giving to award our star campers, the tidiest rooms and announce the all important race results. All our instructors have been super impressed this week and are looking forward to congratulate their groups tonight.

January 18th 2017- Skiing, Snowboarding & Excursion Day

A beautiful sunny morning here at Les Elfes and a lot of excitement this morning as some of our individuals and schools headed out on various excursions around Switzerland. Some visited the Cailler chocolate factory, some to the Charlie Chaplin museum and some to Italy. Back in Verbier all the others made the most of the amazing weather out on the slopes practicing their turns and learning new skills.

This afternoon some of the campers went swimming, sledging up behind Les Elfes and also baking some delicious chocolate brownies which were eaten tonight for dessert.
One group are sadly leaving us and so they with their instructors from the week had a prize giving and presentation to celebrate their week here with us. Another group enjoyed an exciting game of La Fureur which is a interactive music quiz. The rest of our individuals spent the evening cooking and eating at their chalets and played some games in the evening.
Everyone here has had a very fun filled exhausting day and are now off to bed ready for another awesome day to tomorrow.

 

 

17th January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Sledging and Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

Verbier looked super pretty this morning with the beautiful sunshine beating down on the snowy mountains. The air was fresh but the children were all wrapped up warm and ready to get out on the slopes again to continue learning from their amazing instructors. Some groups are learning to parallel turn whilst others are beginning to carve around the mountain. Our beginners are progressing quickly and most of them will be heading up to the top very soon.

Back at camp there were a mixture of activities on offer and there was an exciting vibe in the air. The children had a crazy time sledging back out in the snow whilst others went swimming or made some delicious cookies. Some of individuals headed to languages and others strolled into town to look around the shops and visit some cafes.

Tonight our school group had a lot of fun participating in Who Want To Be A Millionaire, which got very competitive but showed just how clever our campers are. We also had Boys vs Girls for our Individuals who completed different games and challenges to see who are the ultimate champions! All in all we have had a fantastic day here in Verbier!!

Monday 16th January – Skiing, sledging, swimming, music video & dine out

Today has been a brilliant day and we are all happy to welcome our new school here at Les Elfes. Upon arrival it was time for lunch before meeting their new instructors and heading up the mountain. They are all experienced skiers and boarders but it is the first time in Verbier for most. Everyone was super positive about their day back at camp and loved skiing in the fresh powder! Our existing groups had a blast today as conditions were great and they are all impressing the instructors with their dedication to learning.

This afternoon we had lots of activities on offer, sledging, baking, swimming and games. The sledgers had an awesome time riding down the mountain on bum boards, the bakers made some delicious cookies and our swimmers splashed around playing some games in the water. The atmosphere has been brilliant all evening, filming our very own music video. The campers were split into groups and came up with their own choreographies to their piece of music. We had some great clips and we are all looking forward to seeing the finished edit at prize giving. Elsewhere our individual campers spent their evening enjoying a meal in town. The italian restaurant was lovely and it was a nice experience for them to dine out together.

 

 

Sunday 15th January – Skiing, sledging, games & ice skating!

Sunday has almost come to an end and we have enjoyed every minute of it! Everyone has been making the most of the powder and good visibility today. Our beginners have made real improvement learning how to stop and turn while our advanced campers have started to improve their technical side to skiing and snowboarding.

This afternoon a couple campers were keen to try out sledging and so we hiked up a little way and enjoyed whizzing down the mountain. As soon as the powder was compressed the sledges were running super fast, the boys loved it! Back at camp we had lots of table games with a big game of Uno on the go as well.

This evening we all headed to the ice rink for some skating and had a brilliant time racing round. On return there was some lovely hot chocolate to warm us all up.

     

Saturday 14th Jan – Skiing, Snowboarding & Aquatic park.

WE GOT MORE SNOW!!!!!
Today was another amazing day at Les Elfes and on the snow for the campers waking up this morning a little later than usual after a well deserved lie in to more fluffy white snow.
Half of the campers headed up the slopes for a awesome day skiing and snowboarding in all the fresh snow whilst the other half enjoyed a great day at the aquatic park and we also got some new campers from Brazil and Argentina.
This afternoon most of the campers were exhausted from skiing and snowboarding but headed into the village for a mini tour and a spot of shopping whist some of the others decided a relaxing afternoon at Les Elfes was needed.
After dinner most of the campers opted for a movie night whilst others decided to play card games and have a jam session with the guitar before bed.
Everyone is off to bed now to get some sleep for tomorrow as they will all have a big day of skiing and snowboarding and tomorrow also promises to be sunny.

Friday 13th January – SKiing, arrivals, excursion & prize giving

This morning started off with a bang! Everyone was eager to get downstairs to put their boots on and get out skiing and snowboarding on the fresh snow. We have had heaps of snow during the night which continued into today so a powder day for everyone! All our campers persevered through many snow storms and were determined to stay out even in tough conditions. Some groups enjoyed a quick hot chocolate on mountain before carrying on.

Due to the hard conditions today many campers were extremely tired so opted to stay and relax at camp or headed to the village. We also welcomed a new group from China this evening who had spent their first day visiting Chateau de Chillion. They are all excited to be here and are ready to be ski fitted and get a good nights sleep after a long journey!

Also this evening we had our prize giving for our individuals and school from Dubai. It was a chance for our monitors and instructors to thank and congratulate the campers for such a wonderful week.

 

 

 

Thursday 12th January – Skiing, race day, swimming, baking & disco!

We have all had a fantastic time here in Verbier with lots of activities going on. This morning everyone was up early for breakfast raring to hit the slopes. It was race day here so everyone had their game face on ready for the tough competition. All groups did brilliantly and are eagerly waiting for the results tomorrow at prize giving. Everyone did loads of skiing around and took in lots of skiing knowledge from their instructors.

Back at camp we had hot chocolate and snacks ready for their arrival. Some children from the schools took the option to swim this afternoon so headed to the pool for lots of races and games. We also had some shortbread making which turned out really well and JustDance going on in the cinema room for some of the girls to show off their moves! Tonight everyone was all dressed up and excited for the disco out in town. It was a brilliant night with some super tunes and great dancing from all our campers!