The Outdoor Adventure program is a series of excursions and activities designed to showcase the natural outdoor resources in the area surrounding LAS. Leysin is located in a prime alpine location, with abundant rock climbing, high-mountain trekking, via ferratas (mountain routes equipped with fixed steel cables and footholds) and several ski resorts and mountain huts nearby.
The Outdoor Adventure program encourages students to be active in the outdoors and the Swiss mountains—with hiking boots, snowshoes or ropes and harnesses—to see the view from the top. The program consists of afternoon activities and weekend trips. The fall semester includes an overnight trek to the summit of the Dents du Midi (the highest peak in the area), as well as an after-school activity of orienteering and avalanche awareness. This activity includes hiking around the local ski resort terrain and surveying the various aspects of the slopes, becoming familiar with piste and off-piste trails.
The series of outdoor activities and weekend trips are open to all interested students. They include (but may change because of weather factors and enrollment):
- Overnight trek to summit the Dents du Midi mountain (3257 m; 10,686 ft.)
- An overnight hiking trek organized by the students
- Sailing on Lake Geneva, a team-building exercise
- Via ferrata up the Tour D'Ai, Leysin canyoning and/or whitewater rafting (in the spring)
- Indoor and outdoor rock climbing
- Early season overnight ski trip
- Winter overnight hut trip
- Overnight spring camping trip
- Lake Geneva bike touring trip