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Winter Skiing Camp at Verbier Campus in Switzerland

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 40

Age Range - 6-17 yrs

Session DatesDuration
12/3/202212/17/2022
2 weeks
12/18/20221/1/2023
2 weeks
12/26/20221/7/2023
2 weeks

This is the one of the best and award winning skiing camps in Switzerland for teenagers and children. The students can learn and develop their skiing skills while they make lots of friend around the world. It is full board and day camp option is available.

Not Only Skiing and Snowboarding Alongside our full-day ski and snowboard lessons Les Elfes offers a full programme of après-ski and evening activities. Students can choose from a range of activities including sledging, igloo building, torchlight hike, disco, ice skating, design and build challenges, swimming, indoor rock climbing, quiz night, football, basketball, hockey, snowman building and many, many more.

Ski and Snowboard lessons Our lessons are split into morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning campers learn new skills and techniques with their instructor and after lunch their instructor guides them around the mountain so that they can practice and consolidate these new skills. Our groups are small with 2-8 students per instructor and our instructors are fully qualified and trained in partnership with Ecole Suisse de Ski Verbier, the offical Swiss ski school in Verbier.

Accommodation Our two purpose-built wood and stone chalets follow the Swiss Alpine tradition and offer charm and comfort to our guests.  Both chalets are situated in green, peaceful surroundings and only five minutes from the center of Verbier. The girls and boys are separated in each of the two chalets, which are completely equipped for holiday camps :

  • A permanently staffed and welcoming reception hall
  • Large rooms with two to four beds and ensuite bathrooms
  • Two spacious, sunny dining room with an open-planned sitting room
  • Open fireplace leading onto a south-facing terrace with a barbecue
  • A library, games hall, cinema, music room ( or discothèque )
  • Conference rooms and internet room
  • Professionally equipped kitchens in both buildings
  • All equipment for indoor and outdoor games and sports: football field, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, golf putting/driving range, trampoline, pétanque area, and climbing walls.

Excursions and Trips

Each of our cultural excursion days is a little different during this unique international winter camp, with new options each year for those returning campers who are ready to experience a real international experience!  Whether it is souvenir shopping that interests you or the science exhibitions of CERN the options are endless. Here are some of our trips that you can look forward to during our international winter camp in Switzerland; Sample some of the finest Swiss chocolates and cheeses at the factories in Gruyere, learn a little about global cooperation with a guided tour of the United Nations or Swiss Red Cross museum in Geneva, an interactive tour of the Olympic museum in Lausanne the home of the International Olympic Committee, walking inside a glacier at the nearby ice caves in Chamonix, visiting many of the beautiful castles in the area, experience the tranquility of the natural Bains de Lavey hot springs, take a stroll through the winding cobbled high streets of Zurich, see how some of the most exquisite and delicate watches in the world are built and many many more options. Lausanne Our winter camp trip to the Olympic Museum with its wealth of memories will keep your passion for the Olympics burning, followed by a walking tour in the old town to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. Geneva With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”. Visit the old town, the heart of Geneva with its shopping and business quarter. No winter camp in Switzerland would be complete without this.  Bern The capital of Switzerland – the old town of Bern has been entered into the list of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites. The Houses of Parliament (Bundeshaus) rise above the city just a stones throw away from the railway station. Bern and bears, the city’s heraldic beast, are inseparable. When visiting the city we will take a trip to the Bear Pits. Gruyere The Gruyère region, with its rolling green landscape and peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, is home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. While visiting the famous cheese factory you will see how the tasty Gruyère cheese is made and the tour of culinary delights will be followed by a guided tour of the Cailler chocolate factory. You'll love this part of your winter camp experience.  Montreux Visit the town of Montreux that nestles in the shelter of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards, with the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-covered Alps, followed by a visit to Château de Chillon. France Get a taste of France with a visit to Evian and the famous water factory, with also a walk along the world-famous Lake Geneva. Italy Discover the famous Italian city of Aosta, visit the old town and enjoy some Italian shopping.

Activities

Our evening winter camp programmes are tailored to meet the requirements of our students. Our groups participate in an activities programme for the entire winter camp from 8pm until 9pm and our older groups from 8pm until 9:45pm, with bedtime at 10pm. We offer many activities including ice skating, team challenges, quizzes, disco night, game competitions, dining out in a Swiss restaurant, cinema night, campfires, torchlight walk, mountain BBQ, nightline, bean bag fashion show, dragons’ den and a final prize-giving celebration to finish each week.

Mountain Lunches Feast on hot, freshly prepared lunches right on the slopes with our professional kitchen team serving meals from a selection of Les Elfes private restaurants and dining rooms on the mountain. After skiing our campers can relax with a steaming hot chocolate and selection of après-ski snacks with their instructors to finish a rewarding day of adventures.

Winter Camp at Les Elfes *A team of fully-qualified and experienced instructors *Full day ski tuition *Small class sizes of 2–8 students per instructor

An opportunity to progress year-on-year with a clear structure for continued development

*Certificated levels with detailed criteria for assessment *24/7 supervision *Full program of après-ski and evening activities *Language Courses included in the price with an option to extend to Intensive language programs for an additional fee *Cultural Excursions in Switzerland, France and Italy to discover more of the Alps

Equipment Hire *Skis *Snowboard *Helmet *Poles *Ski and snowboard boots *Ski jacket *Ski trousers

Typical Day Morning A typical day at Les Elfes winter camp will start with an early wake-up at 7.30 am followed by a large continental breakfast until 8.45 am. All skiers and snowboarders will leave to go skiing with their ski guides; departure from campus is with our private mini buses. Afternoon From 12.00-1.00pm, a warm lunch will be served in our private mountain restaurants. From 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, the winter campers will practice what they have learnt in the morning and enjoy the skiing with their guides. At 4.00 pm, all campers will return to camp, enjoy a hot chocolate and relax until 5.00 pm, when they will be signing up for the after-ski activities, which are fully supervised by our animation staff. These activities will be indoor & outdoor activities, such as swimming, visiting the town of Verbier, going ice skating and many more. From 9.00-12.00 the students will be on the slopes in order to get their ski lessons and discover and practice new exercises. Every day at Les Elfes winter camp is different, but that is what makes this international environment so special. Evening At 7.00 pm, dinner will be served including a fresh and healthy 3-course menu.
The evening activities will take place from 8.00 pm until 10.00 pm. Some of our classics are the torchlight walk through the forest, ice hockey/ice skating, music video, private disco, and many other activities. During the week, the campers will go on an exciting excursion at our winter camp in Switzerland. 07h30 Students are woken by Les Elfes monitors for Breakfast 08h45 Groups meet their ski guides outside to take the Les Elfes private buses to the lift station 09h00 – 12h00 Winter camp Ski & Snowboard sessions, learning new skills and practicing through a range of drills and activities or Intensive Language Lessons 12h00 – 12h45 Lunch on the Mountain in a Les Elfes winter camp private restaurant 12h45 – 15h45 Afternoon skiing & Snowboard session, practicing the skills learnt in the morning and enjoying the slopes with their groups 16h00 – 17h00 Hot Chocolate & Snacks, shower time & possibly even some marshmallows 17h00 – 19h00 Conversation Language Lessons or Optional Activities: swimming, visiting the town, relaxing at camp, snowman or igloo building, torchlight sledging, snowball fights or games at the winter camp. 19h00 – 20h00 Dinner at camp, perhaps Fondue Night, Peppered Beef Ragout with Rosti or Cheese burgers with Juan’s secret sauce. You will never want to go to a different winter camp! 20h00 Evening Activities: ice skating, disco night, torchlight walk, music quiz or the famous Les Elfes winter camp music video.

WINTER CAMP ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS Achievement levels: L1-L5 Skiing/Snowboarding

**Not Included: ** Type Price CHF Transport by private bus o Geneva - Les Elfes, return ticket 170.– o Martigny - Les Elfes, return ticket 80.– o Transfer on other dates (one way) 150.– o Registration fees Compulsory 150.– o Third party insurance Compulsory Included o Health insurance against accidents. / week Compulsory 120.– o Cancellation insurance / week Compulsory 50.–

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Boarding12/3/202212/17/20222 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding12/18/20221/1/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
12 Days Boarding12/26/20221/7/20232 weeksCHF 4,190.00
2 Weeks Boarding1/7/20231/21/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding1/21/20232/4/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding2/4/20232/18/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding2/18/20233/4/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding3/18/20234/1/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding4/1/20234/15/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding4/15/20234/29/20232 weeksCHF 4,480.00
2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date12/3/2022
End Date12/17/2022
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date12/18/2022
End Date1/1/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

12 Days Boarding
Start Date12/26/2022
End Date1/7/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,190.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date1/7/2023
End Date1/21/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date1/21/2023
End Date2/4/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date2/4/2023
End Date2/18/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date2/18/2023
End Date3/4/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date3/18/2023
End Date4/1/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date4/1/2023
End Date4/15/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00

2 Weeks Boarding
Start Date4/15/2023
End Date4/29/2023
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 4,480.00
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