Ski & snowboard programmes in Switzerland for international schools.
Soulmountain in collaboration with Viamonde are committed to provide programmes of the highest possible quality and share these fantastic experiences in Switzerland with young people from throughout the world, at all levels of their ability. We are passionate about imparting our knowledge and sense of wonder onto the next generation. Viamonde is a registered Swiss company and since 2002 they have worked closely with the international community of schools and families.
Amongst other membership, we are proud member of ECIS (The European Council of International Schools).
Viamonde´s clients can be found on every continent. They work exclusively with international schools and families and their clients include some of the longest-established and most prestigious international schools in the world. References can be provided on request.
What sets our programs apart is the quality of the staff. Viamonde take staff recruiment, training and supervision very seriously. Their dynamic, experiencied, mature and caring staff are totally committed to offering a personal, flexible and above all quality service. Viamonde have a wide range of local contacts and knowledge to make very programme a success and the Viamonde and Soulmountain management team are closely involved with the programmes themselves to ensure a consistently high standard is maintained at all times.
Safety & Supervision
Safety and supervision is at the core of eveything that they offer. They are very conscious of the responsability of caring for children and are 100% focussed on the safety and well-being of the participants in their programmes.
An excellent ratio between fully-trained counsellors and students guarantees effective supervision at all times and a caring and attentive environment. Complemented by managers, healthcare and hotel staff, they are able to offer 24-hours supervision.
Viamonde counsellors carry mobiles telephones as well first aid kit and have been trained in basic first aid and CPR. Fully-equipped general medical practices ara available in every resort, a regional hospital with a paediatric department is a short distance away and a university hospital in available in Lausanne, a short helicopter flight from all of our resorts.
What makes us unique is that at every ski programme, amongst the team of staff is a qualified nurse. Viamonde´s nurses have general camp healthcare responsibilities, help the school chaperones with the organisation and distribution of medicines, liase with doctors and hospitals, if required and keep comprehensive health records.
They operate in a number of different mountain resorts in Switzerland like Saas-Grund & Saas-Fee, Anzere, Nendaz and Leysin. All of them are traditional mountain villages with impresive facilities and selected for their suitability for international school groups and all offering and a warm welcome, good amenities and proximity to excellent medical facilities.
A typical intinerary.
Saturday:Flight from your country of origin to Geneva (GVA), Zurich (ZRH) o Milan (MXP).Transfer to your destination. Arrive to the hotel and lunch. Meet the counsellors, settle into bedrooms, ski equipment and clothing fitting. Supervised free time and dinner. In the evening torchlight walk through the village.
From sunday to friday
- 7:30 : Wake up.
- 8:00 a 8:30: Supervised breakfast.
- 9:00 a 12:00: 3 hours fully-supervised sking or snowboarding.
- 12:00 a 13:00: Picnic at a mountain restaurant , on friday barbeque in the snow.
- 13:00 a 16:00: 3 hours fully-supervised sking or snowboarding, on friday including slalom race.
- 17:00 a 18:30: Supervised free time.
- 18:30 a 19:30: Supervised dinner.
- After the dinner: Supervided activities and games like “cluedo”, sledding, “stock exchange”, ice skating, talent show and others. On friday evening price giving, certificate presentation and disco.
- 21:30 a 22:00: Bedtime and light out.
Saturday: Transfer to the airport and fight to the country of origin
The price included.