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MyViamonde is the area of our website specially created for school party leaders, parents of children enrolled in school ski programmes camps, as well as Viamonde staff.

Parents of children enrolled in a school ski programme should contact their child's school directly for the relevant login information.

What are the minimum and maximum lengths of programme you offer?

We try to be as flexible as possible and can consider any length of programme. Generally, a 3 night stay would be considered the minimum and 10 night stay the maximum.

Do you offer inspection visits to party leaders?

Yes, depending on availability of accommodation, we are pleased to offer inspection visits to party leaders. For a nominal fee, which is fully refundable in the case of a booking, we include accommodation, local transport and visits to activity locations. Full details are available on request.

What is the minimum number of participants you accept?

The minimum number of paying participants we accept is normally 20. However, depending on dates, we are often able to combine two or more small, compatible, groups, so party leaders who expect a smaller number of participants should still request a quote for their group.

Do you offer free places for accompanying chaperones?

Yes, we offer free accompanying chaperone places on a ratio of 1:10 paying participants.

If we arrange our own bus transport, do you offer free places to the drivers?

In addition to the free places for accompanying chaperones, up to two bus drivers will be accepted and provided with accommodation and full board (picnic lunches).

How do you choose and vet your staff?

Staff members are chosen on the basis of their documented experience of working with children and suitable qualifications. All staff members are thoroughly interviewed to ensure they have the personality, creativity and professionalism we require and must provide at least two independent referees.

What is the average size of an activity group?

Generally, activity groups are on average 12 children to ensure a safe and fully-supervised environment. For some activities, for example hiking, two or more activity groups are combined.

How much activity time can the children expect each day?

Generally, activity sessions are 3-4 hours, with two activity sessions each day. For some activities, for example hiking, the activity extends over two sessions.

Do all the chaperones need to participate in all the activities every day?

No. Whilst we encourage chaperones to join in the activities, our counsellors and the specialist instructors and guides will supervise the children from when they leave the chalet/hotel in the morning, until they return at the end of the day.

If there is an accident, what medical facilities are available locally?

In the event of an accident, our counsellors will coordinate the response with the local authorities, who will order helicopter evacuation, if necessary. All our resorts have a general practitioner available in the village and excellent hospital facilities are available in Sion.

Are special diets catered for?

Vegetarian alternatives are always available at every meal and if we have advance notice, we are able to cater for most special diets. For a small supplement, we are usually able to provide Kosher and Halal meats.

Are chaperones provided with single rooms?

Party leaders will be provided with a room plan detailing the exact room configuration available for their group. Unless special arrangements have been made, chaperones will usually be assigned to twin rooms.

Is all equipment provided for every participant?

Absolutely. Suitable safety equipment (e.g. helmets, harnesses, etc.) is provided for every activity. Our counsellors and the specialist instructors and guides will carefully explain the use of the equipment and ensure that it is fitted properly.

What activities are offered in the evenings?

Typical activities include “counsellor hunt”, “mini-Olympics”, talent show, camp fire, quiz competition and a disco, but the exact programme will be discussed in advance with the party leader to ensure their suitability for the group and reflect his or her own priorities or aims for the trip.