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Winter Camps Activities

Les Elfes International Camps
Verbier, Switzerland

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Main activities included

Skiing

Verbier’s 450km of slopes are also available to snowboarders to enjoy, for first time on snow, we recommend to start with skiing to get a feel for the sport

Snowboarding

Verbier’s 450km of slopes are also available to snowboarders to enjoy, for snow beginners however, we recommend skiing as it brings fewer risks of injuries

Lunch in private restaurant

Les Elfes International is lucky to have two privatized restaurants on the slopes. Each day, our kitchen Chefs prepare warm meals for the happy campers to eat on the slope. A vegetarian option is always available

Evening activities

After-ski 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.

Zip-line

A little closer to home, in Verbier itself, our highest mountain Mt Fort stands at 3330 m above sea level. Stunning views from the top looking over to the Matterhorn in Zermatt and Mont Blanc in Chamonix, campers this year will be able to do a zip line, not for the faint-hearted and ideal for those adrenaline seekers! The Zip-Line is one of the largest in Europe, and it speeds of up to 100kmph, reached in no time at all.

Excursions

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.

Language courses

To ensure we offer the best possible tuition for our  winter camp students we work in partnership with Verbier Language School to offer specialist teachers in each language for every course.
Students are grouped according to their language levels with a maximum class size of 7 students per teacher. 3 types of courses, Conversational, Intensive and Private are available in French, English, Spanish, and German.

Each of our courses during our winter camp in Switzerland follows set criteria for levels of language proficiency with detailed certificates and a portfolio of work which students may take away with them.

Conversational Language Course In A Swiss Winter Camp Setting
Our conversation course is a highly interactive course designed to get students to speak in their chosen language. The course consists of 8 sessions of 50 minutes of tuition per week, typically taught in 4 1:45 hour sessions.

Intensive Language Course
This winter camp course combines speaking with reading and writing and consists of 15 sessions of 50 minutes of tuition per week. It is ideal for students studying for an exam or wishing to make quick, comprehensive progress in their languages in just 1 week. The course is typically taught in 5 3-hour sessions each morning with activities in the afternoons.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

Why not try the experience of a paragliding flight over the Bagnes Valley?
Suitable for children of all ages from 6 to 17 years. During about 40 minutes of flight, the students will fly over the Bagnes Valley passing from 2’200 m to 800 m.

About Verbier

Verbier, the original home of Les Elfes, is situated in the French speaking part of Switzerland and only two hours away from Geneva. Verbier’s stunning location on a south facing plateau guarantees an exceptionally sunny climate in both summer and winter.

In addition to the breathtaking panoramic views, Verbier is one of the most famous resorts in Europe and offers a variety of sport and leisure activities all year round in a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere.

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Campuses

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 nature surroundings.

Our staff

Each Camp is supervised by a Resort Manager and an Activities Manager. Les Elfes runs the camps with all appropriate staff, including animators, kitchen staff, nurse, night guard, cleaning team, private drivers,…

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