From February 27, 2016 till March 5, 2016 this Crazy Snow Balance Camp took place in a wonderful winter sports resort in Switzerland. Skiing, snowboarding, other snow sports, crazy group games, yoga and massage, moon shine hikes… be part of it!
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This event has taken place in March 2016 and therefore is history. So you can not sign up for this event anymore.
All Snow Sporters Unite! Perfect skiing/snowboarding; nordic skiing, snow shoe hiking… and then relax in the sauna!
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 or ski lifts and then ski, snowboard or walk to the hut. In the evening we will organise crazy group games, we’ll cook and eat together, we’ll relax in the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna, have massage, yoga and meditation sessions etc. In the daytime there will be flash mob style challenges – and a lot of snow fun, obviously. 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 neighbors. After breakfast: take your skis or snowboard and you’ll be the first on the slopes! In the house clothing is optional, except in the sauna (faq). In general you will have very limited privacy. 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 in the sauna. Bring a sleeping bag. And there will be the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna! The perfect way to relax mind&muscles.
In the daytime most of us will be skiing or snowboarding. This can be individually but we will do some things as a group also. 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.
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.
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.
At the end of the day and in the evenings we will be automatically together (theoretically you could ski to the village but there will be no way of getting back to our hut in the evening) so we will make our own après ski! This will start with cooking, eating and cleaning together. There will be crazy group games, yoga and meditation and so on. And let’s not forget the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna! Basically everybody is expected to participate in the group life at the end of the day and in the evening (faq).
Mind & Body
Although just being in this absurdly beautiful, remote mountain valley is already a good reset for your stressed brain, we will be actively working on bringing back balance to your life. Every day there will be yoga sessions and meditations – in the hut, but in the snow around the hut as well…
Most of these sessions will be guided by Antonia (see picture below). She is very experienced in yoga (certified trainer), meditation and body work and she is used to work with people with different levels. She’s actually very passionate about “working with people” and sees it as a way of learning and growing for all people involved – including herself. I’m very happy that Antonia will be part of the Crazy Snow Balance Camp :-)
And there will be the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna – and jump in the fresh powder snow afterwards! as well as guided massage sessions.
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…)
I encourage early sign-up.
You choose your participation in the cost for these 7 days and nights:
· EUR 305 if you sign up and pay the advance payment before December 1st, 2015
· EUR 325 if you sign up and pay the advance payment after November 31st, 2015
This is per person for accommodation, food (that we will cook together) 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!
What is included/provided and what is not?
+ Guided yoga and meditation sessions
+ Simple lunch (sandwiches, leftovers of yesterdays dinner)
+ Dinner (we will cook together)
+ Coffee, tea, milk, water, juice
– Snacks, fruit, energy bars, energy drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages
+ Tourist taxes
– Sleeping bags
– Skipass, equipment rental
– Parking fees in the village if you come by car
+ Unforgettable fun
Should the exchange rate between EUR and SFR change dramatically, I will have to adapt these amounts.
If you are a couple, please understand that in the Crazy Snow Balance 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 the other extreme of the group table during dinner, and accept that someone else than yourself might be giving your partner a salt scrub in the sauna.
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. Easy to reach by train. From The Netherlands (and either Belgium/Luxemburg/Nancy or NRW/FFM) there is a ride share available, approx. EUR 80 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.
Switzerland is member of the Schengen agreement. If you can travel in any other Schengen country, you can travel in Switzerland.
Don’t miss these 7 nights of epic snow fun!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER!
If you want to participate in this event, then you’re out of luck… It is a past event! Please check out the other upcoming Crazy Camps or sign up for the newsletter and I’ll keep you updated about new Crazy Camps.