Here are some photos from my son's NYSEF camp at Les 2 Alpes to whiten up summer for you all
He had a great time. They had to wake up at 4:20 to get in a lift line to get up to the glacier that doesn't open until around 7. By getting up earlier they got in more training runs and avoided what he call the circus at the back of the line if you tried to get in line after 5:30. There was a large 20+ person stand up Gondi that got you from the village at around 5000' up to the skiing at 9500 to 11500. The glacier itself was serviced by t bars and if the line got too long for that they hiked when training SL.
It had been warm before they got there but it snowed and was cold with temps freezing for more than a week of the camp which yielded really good training conditions - you can see how firm the snow looks. It was also a great cultural learning experience for him and he made became friends with an Italian racer who was staying in the same hotel. Cost wise this trip was less cost per day than a Hood camp and better training and learning experience.
Towards the end they had the option to do an afternoon of DH Mt biking which he had a blast doing
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen