Ski & Study

Since the mid-1970s, Village Camps has successfully run ski programmes for youngsters globally. Initially, the services were extended to offer ski camps to its dedicated summer camp clientele during the New Year holidays and the traditional February ski weeks. In response to increasing demand, the organisation developed ski programmes for local International Schools, ensuring comprehensive supervision on and off the slopes with continuous instruction and non-stop enjoyment. Within a few years, Village Camps had established relationships with over 60 schools worldwide.

By the 1990s, Village Camps had expanded its operations to five Swiss ski resorts, including Leysin, Anzere, Morgins, Les Collons, and Saas Fee. During the February holidays, the organisation also ran programmes in Champery, La Tzoumaz, Gstaad, and the Zell am See region in Austria.

Today, Village Camps continues its mission from its base in Leysin, Switzerland, providing Education Through Recreation™ on and off the slopes, operating ski, and study programmes for school groups worldwide.

Skiing in Leysin

Nestled in the breath-taking Swiss Alps, the village of Leysin offers an ideal setting for school groups as well as others seeking an enriching and memorable skiing experience. The well-designed ski area caters to a variety of skill levels, making it suitable for students as well as others with diverse skiing abilities. Leysin's gentle green slopes provide an excellent learning environment for beginners, while the more challenging runs offer opportunities for skill progression and development among intermediate and advanced skiers.

Village Camps’ Swiss Alpine Centre, home-base for groups that partake in VC programmes, is but a short 10-minute walk from the ski lifts providing unique access for participants.

Beyond the slopes, Leysin's welcoming atmosphere and range of accommodations make it particularly well-suited for school groups. The village’s quality infrastructure means that there’s so much to do on top of skiing.

Swiss Ski School

Depending on the programme or client preference, VC may engage the Swiss Ski School, it’s partners on the slopes.

Language Learning at Village Camps

Language learning has consistently played a crucial role in all Village Camps programmes. We firmly believe that acquiring proficiency in another language not only unlocks numerous opportunities but also constitutes an essential skill for students globally. In Switzerland, we offer the choice of two languages, English and French, depending on individual interests.

Situated in a highly international village in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, our location uniquely facilitates the practice of both English and French. It's worth noting that our language classes prioritise spoken communication, comprehension, and confidence-building. Our experience has demonstrated that this approach yields the most effective results.

Prices & Reservations

Looking for a combination of language learning and skiing for your group? Looking for a ski only programme? If you know the length of stay, and have an approximate number of participants, we will supply you with a firm, all-inclusive price.

Need some help? We’re happy to advise you on the most suitable programme for your group according to your needs. Please set up a meeting using the following link or fill in the contact form with details of your request and we will get back to you with a proposed schedule and a price. We are here to help you organise a valuable and memorable experience for your students!

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