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IN 1987, WE WELCOMED 50 STUDENTS PER YEAR, AND NOW WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME OVER 10’000 CAMPERS FROM OVER 70 NATIONS PER YEAR AS WELL AS AROUND 250 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS THAT TAKE PART IN ONE OF THE NUMEROUS PROGRAMS OFFERED BY LES ELFES.

Meet The Team

Philippe was born and raised in Lausanne in 1952. Throughout his life, he has always been passionate about sport and nature, in particular skiing and Verbier. His passion for these activities has led him to spend many memorable moments on the snowy slopes of Verbier. Nicole was born in Japan in 1957, but grew up in Basel. She continued her studies in Basel before moving to Lausanne in 1987. It was there that she met Philippe in 1981, during a stay in Verbier. Their love grew over time, and they married in 1990.Philippe and Nicole had two daughters. In 1994, they decided to settle in Verbier, where they have found happiness and fulfillment. They had the idea of creating their own business: vacation camps for young people from all over the world. Their aim was to offer children an unforgettable experience in an exceptional natural setting, while enabling them to take part in a variety of sporting activities, including skiing. Today, Philippe and Nicole continue to run a successful business in Verbier. Their passion for sport, nature and creating unforgettable memories for young people from all over the world motivates them every day to offer unique and enriching experiences.

Philippe and Nicole Stettler
The Founders

Alexandra took over the reins from her father Philippe Stettler. She has happy memories sledging to the Verbier School in her ski pants during the winter months, before going on to continue her studies. At the age of 19 Alexandra left Verbier to gain valuable experience in Lausanne, New York, Barcelona, Zurich and Singapore. She studied at École Hôtelière de Lausanne which involved spending six months in New York in an events management company. Following a Master’s degree from a business school in Barcelona, Alexandra worked in various roles in the finance industry for seven years. Whilst working in Singapore she realised that she wanted to work in a business that aimed to make children happy and decided it was time to return to Verbier and take on the mantle of managing les Elfes International. Now she is excited to be back in her hometown, and is looking forward to welcoming campers to enjoy sports and games and make lifetime friends and memories. Unfold.

Alexandra Stettler
The CEO

Carlotta Ceruti, 31, an Italian with a passion for marketing, has been working for six years with Les Elfes International in Verbier. In this Alpine paradise, winter turns into a skiing season, while summer is all about running, climbing and cycling. Verbier, for Carlotta, is not just where she lives: it is a world-famous ski resort and an idyllic place for summer activities where she can live out her interests. Lucky to call this place home, Carlotta combines her role as Head of Sales and Marketing at Les Elfes International with her outdoor passions. In her own words, "I am grateful to share this magic with the Les Elfes International family and to contribute to making Verbier a centre for all-weather enthusiasts. Life here is an adventure, and I am loving every moment".

Carlotta Cerutt
The Head Of Sales and Marketing

Iggy is our Resort Manager in Verbier and has been with us for nearly 9 years, working at each of our different campuses before settling in Verbier. After finishing her honors degree Iggy worked as an event manager in London and began travelling the world teaching skiing and snowboarding in North America, Oceania & Europe. Iggy's passion for working with children was born during her years in Girl Guiding in the UK and she brings that enthusiasm and her love for the outdoors to our students at Les Elfes. This season is an exciting one for Iggy because it will be the first season her young son Julian will be old enough to try snowboarding for the first time. Iggy is a strong and organised leader at Les Elfes but she has a special talent for remembering to bring fun with her to the camp each day. She spends lots of time with our campers sharing her rubbish jokes and making them smile with her unusual taste in socks.

Iggy Chambers
Resort Manager, Verbier

Raphael is a primary school teacher and has been working for Les Elfes for about 15 years. He loves the mountains and the outdoor and of course, the village of Crans Montana which is a fabulous place! Previously, he’s held positions all around the world as camp manager or teacher (Egypt, USA, France, Argentina, Mexico, etc…). He comes from France, is a great skier and snowboarder and also plays the guitar for his 2 sons.

Raphael Nouillat
Resort Manager, Crans Montana

Meet Florence, our resort manager at our La Tzoumaz Poste campus.  She is 42 years old and grew up in Valais. She studied hotel management in Switzerland and worked for 20 years in various hotels around the world as well as in Switzerland, from 3* to 5* companies. She loves snowboarding, skiing and paragliding and is always looking for the next challenge to come.

Florence
Resort Manager, La Tzoumaz-poste

Nadiia is a group accounts manager and she takes good care of all the students and teachers that come to Les Elfes from all across the globe.

Prior to joining Les Elfes family, Nadiia has followed a career path in international hospitality as working in the USA, Egypt, UAE and Qatar.

Today, she is happy to live in the pristine beauty of Swiss Alpes with her husband and two little ones. Nadiia enjoys spending time with family, travelling and improving her portrait photography skills.

Nadiia Svitova
Head of Schools

Our core priorities

Safety

security

Safety is our top priority! Our camps are equipped with extensive camera surveillance, a night guard, professional staff trained in first aid, an on-site nurse, three medical centres in the nearby town, and rigorous risk assessments for all activities at Les Elfes International.

fun

FUN

With over 40 exhilarating activities in summer and full days of ski lessons in winter, complemented by engaging language classes and captivating excursions, our campers simply don't have the time to get bored!

Inclusion

INCLUSION

70+ nationalities, bi-lingual instructors, special diets available (halal, vegetarian). At Les Elfes, we celebrate the rich mosaic of cultural diversity, we prioritize creating an inclusive environment where every student, irrespective of their origin, beliefs, or appearance, feels heard and respected.

Our Philosophy

Since 1987 Les Elfes has worked with professionally trained and experienced staff to offer the very best activities...

Corporate Responsibility

Annapurna

The idea of helping girls to go to school stems from my own experience. We believe that every child has the right to an education...

Les Elfes Green

One topic we are especially keen on is our climate, the impact we have on our environment and in general being more aware on how small changes can make a big difference.

What Some Of The Parents Had To Say

Jobs

WE ARE HIRING!

FAQ

The excitement of outdoor activities the warmth and friendship of living in a community...

Partners

WHERE PARENTS CAN STAY

A Swiss Style Apartments or a 5-star hotel can be the best solution for your stay in Verbier...

OUR PARTNERS

Verbier International School, Ecole Suisse de Verbier. Read more about our partners...