Early Ski Season Adventures
It’s that time of year again! As our amazing Swiss winter begins, we hope everyone in our LAS community is ready with their skis and snowboards. Here’s what’s been happening in the community as LAS students prepare for the height of the ski season!
Forty-five students traveled to Saas-Fee last weekend to enjoy high-altitude skiing under sunny blue skies. Saas-Fee is a resort village near the Italian border surrounded by mountains over 4,000m above sea level. Saas-Fee slopes vary in difficulty, but our students did well and enjoyed practicing before the height of the season. We’re so lucky to have such fantastic skiing at our fingertips, and we’re excited for students to explore more ski slopes like nearby Glacier 3000 in the coming weeks. The first traces of snow have fallen on our local mountains, and we have our fingers crossed that we’ll get a weekend on the pistes in Leysin before the winter holidays.
Our talented LAS ski team has been up on the glacier to start training this week. We can’t wait to hear about their achievements in the coming months! Our freestyle team has also begun pre-season training in the MMAC, using our two Olympic-level trampolines and our very own airbag! This equipment allows students to practice “air awareness” and body control for a variety of tricks on skis and snowboards. Up next for the freestyle team is Glacier 3000, the perfect place for all ability levels to practice.
At LAS, our students are offered beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons with the Swiss Ski School beginning in the official ski term in January. This allows students to learn new skiing or snowboarding skills, develop in a supportive environment, and get the most out of their scenic Swiss surroundings! Students at LAS can ski on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and every weekend during the winter ski season after the holidays.
If advanced students feel adventurous, we arrange supervised off-piste skiing with a Swiss mountain guide on certain weekends. Students can then progress to our Freeride group, where we organize regular weekly off-piste sessions with a guide.
Well done to the LAS students who have ventured out on the slopes in the past few weeks, and good luck to all our beginner skiers. Get those skis on! What are you waiting for?