From January 17, 2016 till January 23, 2016 this Crazy Snow Camp took place in a wonderful winter sports resort in Switzerland. Skiing, snowboarding, crazy group games, moon shine hikes…
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High above the valley, right at the slope: the mountain is ours, the snow is ours!
This event has taken place in January 2016 and therefore is history. So you can not sign up for this event anymore
We’ll have a mountain hut just for our group at an altitude of 1.400m, high above the village and you can only get there by going up with the cable car and then ski or snowboard to the hut. In the daytime we will be skiing and snowboarding in this beautiful area with ‘on top of the world’ feeling. In the evening we will organize crazy group games, cook and eat together, we’ll relax in the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna etc. The Crazy Snow Camp will be an unforgettable snow adventure!
Our mountain hut is at an altitude of 1400m 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. Mainly blue and red slopes but also some black and ski routes. Total vertical drop is around 1.200m (1.700m if the slope all the way to the village is open but that’s not all to often) The hut can be reached over a black slope, a red slope and over an easy ‘skiweg’ and to get away from the hut you’ll have to use a towbar skilift. That makes this Crazy Snow Camp not suitable for absolute beginners.
The mountain hut is simple and with a very natural feel. The beds are bunk beds in group rooms. There is an open kitchen with a wood stove. There is a toilet and an improvised shower with warm water from the wood stove (shower might be outside, not inside. TBA.). Please do not expect luxury things like comfort or 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. Bring a sleeping bag! And there will be the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna! The perfect way to relax mind&muscles. Target number of participants is 18. No smoking in the house or in the sauna.
In the daytime we 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.
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. In that case, we might be doing snowshoe hikes, build a kicker near the hut, or other improvisations :-)
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 crazy group games, yoga-ish stuff 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).
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 6 days and nights:
· EUR 275 if you sign up and pay the advance payment before November 1st, 2015
· EUR 295 if you sign up and pay the advance payment before December 1st, 2015
· EUR 315 if you sign up and pay the advance payment after November 30, 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?
+ 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 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 the east of Switzerland. Distance from Zürich airport is 120km, Basel/Mulhouse airport at 200km; Milano Bergamo airport is 280km, same for Munich airport. Can easily be reached by train.
From The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxemburg there is a ride share available, approx. EUR 85 two-way per person (faq)Most probably, as time passes by, ride shares from other directions will be added.
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 6 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.