From March 8 till March 14, 2020 this Crazy Snow Camp will take place in a wonderful winter sports resort in Switzerland. Skiing, snowboarding, other snow sports, crazy group games, moonlit hikes…
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All Snow Sporters Unite! Perfect skiing/snowboarding; nordic skiing, snow shoe hiking… It’s all possible here.
We will be in a simple mountain hut right at the slopes, just for our group, in an exciting skiing area in Central Switzerland, thus not in a village but on the mountain, and you can only get there by going up with the cable car and then ski, snowboard or walk to the hut. In the daytime we will be doing snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding in this beautiful area with ‘on top of the world’ feeling. In the evening we will organize crazy group games and we’ll cook and eat together etc. The Crazy Snow Camp will be an unforgettable snow adventure!
Our mountain hut is at an altitude of 1300m and right at the slopes (ski-in/ski-out). The ski area is not super big and not super small. There are several skilifts, chair lifts and a cable cars. Blue, red and black slopes; ski routes etc. Total vertical drop is almost 2.000m. That is huge! Right at our doorstep is a ski lift with a beginners slope as well as nordic skiing tracks and good snowshoe possibilities. That makes this Crazy Snow Camp the place to be for all snow lovers, not just skiers and snowboarders!
The mountain hut is made of wood and consists of two dorm rooms, a kitchen/living/dining area, a toilet and shower. The location is amazing, on a small plateau with forests around, far away from the villages with only some odd huts as neighbours. After breakfast: take your skis or snowboard and you’ll be the first on the slopes! In the hut clothing is optional (faq). In general you will have very limited personal privacy and you will be surprised how fast you will feel at ease with everybody, in a place where you can simply be who you are, far away from your day to day environment and habitudes. No smoking in the house or on the balcony. Bring a sleeping bag.
How to get there
How to get there
We will be in central Switzerland. Distance from Zürich airport is 100km, Geneva airport 300km, Basel/Mulhouse airport at 150km, Milano airports at 250 km. Very easy to reach by train. From The Netherlands (and either Belgium/Luxemburg/Nancy or NRW/FFM) there might be a ride share available, approx. EUR 90 two-way per person. (faq)Most probably, as time passes by, ride shares from other directions will be added.
From the village where we will meet we will go up by cable car and then ski/snowboard or hike to the hut.
Switzerland is member of the Schengen agreement. If you can travel in any other Schengen country, you can travel in Switzerland.
In the daytime most of us will be skiing or snowboarding. This can be individually and we will do some things as a group. In previous Crazy Snow Camps it turned out that the participants enjoy shredding the slopes together, teaching each other some ski/board skills, etc. This Crazy Snow Camp is good for beginners and for experienced skiers. Right in front of the house there are nordic skiing (langlauf/cross country) trails as well as snow shoe trails – and downhill ski/snowboard slopes.
Please keep in mind that SNOW comes from NATURE so there is no guarantee for the amount of snow that will be there and for example no guarantee that these trails will be open and that all lifts will be working. This having said, we’ll be in one of Switzerland’s most reliable resorts, that usually closes in… May!
Also we will be doing some simple, fun, creative flash-mob style challenges – and don’t worry if you are not a creative person, you will surprise yourself.
After the daytime snow sports, at the end of the day and in the evenings we will be automatically together (we’re high on the slopes, there is nowhere else to go!) so we will make our own après ski. This will start with cooking, eating and cleaning together. There will be surprising group games and sharings, yoga-ish stuff and so on. Basically everybody is expected to participate in the group life at the end of the day and in the evening (faq).
Food and drinks
Food and Drinks
Cooking will be done by the group and for the group; no à la carte service :) Because we are high in the mountains, our resources are limited and we’ll all have to be flexible. If you are very precise/specific with your food, then this is not the right experience for you, sorry.
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The provided food is vegan.
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The provided drinks are non-alcoholic.
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There is space and time for workshop-like activities, so if you would like to share some of your knowledge or skills, feel free! Maybe you want to teach us some capoeira, do a photoshoot or make us sing the traditionals of your native culture? Just some ideas… it really can be anything. Another fun activity that we’ll be doing together is… cooking! (and cleaning afterwards…)
If you are a couple, please understand that in the Crazy Snow Camp you can not behave like a couple. In general the beds are allocated through a lottery (faq) and we’re all sleeping in one big space. And you are expected to participate in all activities and group life as individuals and not as a couple. Yes you will be hugging – in the numerous group hugs! So be prepared to sit each at opposite sides of the table during dinner, and accept that someone other than yourself might be giving your partner a massage of the sour muscles.
Your participation in the cost for these 6 days and nights is EUR 350 per person for accommodation, vegan food (that we will cook together), guided yoga sessions, guided meditations and tourist taxes.
That is cheap! However, don’t come if you are only interested in an affordable holiday. The Crazy Snow Camp is all about the group, spending fun evenings together, doing crazy games, and enjoying the mountains together!
If you identify as female or are genderqueer and you choose to use the Gender Pay Gap Compensation (faq) then your reduced participation fee is EUR 295.
The reduced price of EUR 295 is also available for students and people that receive unemployment benefits. In these cases you will be asked to provide a proof of your status.
If you feel that the Crazy Snow Camp is really the right experience for you and you are seriously struggling with the participation fee: please reach out to me.
What is included/provided?
+ Simple lunch (sandwiches, leftovers of yesterdays dinner)
+ Dinner (we will cook together; food will be mainly vegetarian)
+ Coffee, tea, water, juice
+ Tourist taxes
+ Unforgettable fun
x Snacks, fruit, energy bars, soft drinks etc.
x Sleeping bags
x Skipass, equipment rental
x Parking fees in the village if you come by car
Don’t miss this week of epic snow fun!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER!
If you want to participate in this event, then please use this application form. After review of your application, I will send you instructions on how to make the advance payment (faq) and about cancellation policies. The advance payment is EUR 175. Until you pay the advance payment there is no commitment – not for you and not for me.
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