After the difficult years of lockdowns and restrictions, we managed to buck the trend and get a ski trip underway for the first time since our last visit to Crans Montana in 2019.
The centre, Les Elfes, hosted us as always with complete dedication and enthusiasm to make the children’s week both extraordinary and memorable in every way possible. We arrived to bright sunshine and 16 degree temperatures, so suncream and care on the mountain was the order of the day. The skiing was still excellent and the children progressed rapidly in all the different ability groups. The instructors are first class and their dedication and quality teaching made a huge difference to all the pupils. They enjoyed six hours of skiing per day - fuelled by four delicious meals back at base!
Beyond the skiing, the children also visited one of the most superb indoor climbing venues in the Alps, they went ten pin bowing, had an evening in the cinema, as well as a wonderful evening walk in the forest in the mountain with marshmallows round the fire. This was combined with fun and games in the centre and competitions that kept the children entertained and active. Les Elfes is an organisation which we have used for nearly 20 years and it never fails to provide the most wonderful holiday for the children.
Thank you to Miss Davis and Mr Little for helping throughout the week and of course to the children who made the trip such a joy, they were a pleasure to take away! A huge thank you goes to Mr Mathers for organising and running the whole wonderful week.