From December 24, 2016 till January 7, 2017 this Crazy Snow Camp took place in a nice winter sports resort in Switzerland. Skiing, snowboarding, snow shoe hiking, crazy group games, new years bonfire…
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This event has taken place in Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017 and therefore is history. So you can not sign up for this event anymore.
High above the valley, right at the slope: the mountain is ours, the snow is ours!
We’ll have a mountain hut just for our group at an altitude of 2.200m, high above the village and you can only get there by going up with two chair lifts 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!
The hut is at an altitude of 2200m and right at the slopes (ski-in/ski-out). The ski area is not super big and not super small. There are several chair lifts and ropeways. Highest point is at 2650m; lowest point at 1500m. The slopes are diverse and freeride and backcountry possibilities are good. We will be in the French speaking part of Valais/Wallis in the southwest of Switzerland.
The hut is really simple and consists of a dorm room, a kitchen/living/dining area and a dry toilet outside. Heating is with wood. The location is amazing, high over the valley, far away from the villages. There will be max. 12 people in our group. In general you will hardly have any personal 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 or sleeping bag liner. And there will be the unique Crazy Camp Mountain Sauna.
Yes the hut is really simple… and therefore this Crazy Snow Camp will be very affordable!
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…)
Your financial participation is:
· EUR 560 for the full two weeks
· EUR 295 for only the first week
· EUR 345 for only the second week
or EUR 475/250/295 if you are female and you choose to make use of the Gender Pay Gap Compensation (faq)
This is per person for accommodation, food (that we will cook together) and tourist taxes. That is cheap, especially considering that XMas/New Year is the most expensive time of the year for accommodation in ski resorts! 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
+ 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 massage of the tired muscles.
How to get there
Distance from Geneva airport is 175km, Zürich airport 300km, Basel/Mulhouse airport at 270km, Milano airports at 250 km, Lyon airport at 325 km. Easy to reach by train (and then one bus). From The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxemburg 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 chair lift and then ski/board to the hut.
Switzerland is member of the Schengen agreement. If you can travel in any other Schengen country, you can travel in Switzerland.
Don’t miss this epic snow adventure!
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.