From Moguls to Massage. Awesome snow fun and crazy group games. We enjoyed a magic week in the mountain winter!
The Crazy Snow Camp is a real winter adventure!
Please find some additional info in this comparison between this season’s Crazy Snow Camps.
This event has taken place in February/March 2015 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 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, enjoy the sauna etc. In the daytime there will be flash mob style assignments – and a lot of snow fun, obviously.
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. 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 assignments – 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-ish stuff and so on. And let’s not forget the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna!.
There is some amazing news: a Real Ski Teacher will be joining the Crazy Snow Camp. And he volunteered to give SKI LESSONS for free to those Crazy Snow Camp participants that want it! Oops did I just say ski lessons? That was by mistake. For juridical reasons (liability etc.) I can not call it ski lessons and I can not call him a ski teacher. So let’s say that a very experienced skier with pedagogic skills is willing to give some peer-to-peer help to other Crazy Snow Camp participants :-) Incredible added value! Only dinosaurs, people that are in prison and people that suffer from chionophobia have a good reason for NOT joining our epic adventure in the snow!
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 do a photo session, or make us sing the traditionals of your native culture? Just some ideas… it really can be anything.
If we fill 10 places, price for two weeks is EUR 315 per person for accommodation and the food that we will prepare together (breakfast, dinner). That is cheap! However, don’t come if you are only interested in an affordable winter holiday. The Crazy Snow Camp is all about the group, spending fun evenings together, doing crazy games, etc.
Early Bird reduction: you pay 5% less if you sign up and pay the advance payment before December 28, 2014!
What is included/provided and what is not?
+ 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
If you are a couple, please understand that in the Crazy Snow Camp you can not behave like a couple. You can get neighbouring beds in the dorm if you want (in general the beds are allocated through a lottery (faq)) but apart from that, 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 opposite end of the group table during dinner, and accept that someone else than yourself might be giving a salt scrub to your partner in the sauna.
How to get there
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. 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.
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 Snow Camps or sign up for the newsletter and I’ll keep you updated about new Crazy Camps.
Confirmed participants Crazy Snow Camp – Central Switzerland 2015 Edition