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The Aiglon 70th Anniversary Reunion in Switzerland

“Wow, would you look at that!”

 It’s what people often say when they spy something intriguing or extraordinary. We think that’s an apt reaction to many of the offerings in next summer’s FOAC auction. Hosted by and our own gavel-pounding auctioneer Simon Kidston, our online and live auctions feature some truly outstanding items, donated by the school and Aiglon alumni. And then there are lots of other things you may be able to grab at bargain prices. Scroll down to take a look at a selection of our more interesting items. You’ll soon be able to go to Bidding For Good to view the whole array. Proceeds benefit Aiglon’s scholarship initiatives.


Aiglon Summer School. ’Nuff said.

This is no ordinary camp. It’s THE camp—a two-week program on our mountain for children and teens (ages 8–17). The agenda includes language learning, all sorts of outdoor and indoor activities, and frolicking through the Alps. BTW: where was that Aiglon banana boat when we were in school? (see the video on the Information Page). Donated by Aiglon College.

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A Luxury Villa in Bali

You just have to see it to believe it—your own luxury villa overlooking the crystal water of the Lombok Strait. Beautifully appointed rooms. A personal staff. And a private infinity pool and beach. A Siri Mendira Beach Villa is the nec plus ultra on an island that Trip Advisor calls “a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy.” For more info click here. Donated by Siri Müller Preststulen.

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Serious Winter Fun in Utah

Spend a week in a fabulous condo in the Village at Sugarplum in Alta/Snowbird, Utah—just a short walk from the lifts. Season after season, Alta has some of the best snow in the world, and you can’t beat the ambience. To check it out, click here. Donated by Nick Besobrasov and Gerald Taylor.


Hanging out with giant Sequoias 

It turns out that Nipper von Wiesenberger has a ranch in Springville, California, just outside Sequoia National Forest. Who knew? Anyway, he’s offered to let some lucky bidder(s) stay there for a week to stand tall in the redwood forests, chill, and enjoy the spectacular scenery. More info soon.


Golf at Beaverbrook


You may have heard about Beaverbrook House (, the former estate of Lord Beaverbrook, in the Surrey Hills near London. Today, the house and 400-acre property have been converted into a luxury hotel, restaurant, and spa. But did you know there’s an eponymous private golf course right next door? No? Not surprising. Its members prefer that their select club keep a low profile. But make no mistake, Beaverbrook is golfing at its best. The extraordinary course is ranked among the finest in the world. Designed by David McLay Kidd and eight-time major champion Tom Watson, no expense was spared to construct this 7,104-yard parkland-cum-downland masterpiece. Jonathan Fackelmayer has generously donated a four-ball at Beaverbrook to the Aiglon auction this summer. So, as Carl the greenskeeper (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack would say, we’ve got that goin’ for us, which is nice! But it will be even nicer for the high bidder. Bidding restricted to Aiglon alumni. Value: Priceless


A Weekend at the Ermitage de l’Oasis, near Cannes, on the Côte d’Azur

There are hotels, and then there’s… this: a truly extraordinary retreat overlooking the Med.

We know a picture’s worth a thousand words. So you get the idea. Click here for the TripAdvisor review. And here’s the hotel website, en français. Your all-inclusive weekend for two comes with dinner at the Michelin one-star Oasis restaurant and a round of golf at the nearby Riviera Golf de Barbossi. It’s a week-end de rêve in the south of France! Donated by Akram Safa.



Two nights at Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge in Swaziland

Rod de Vletter, I presume?” 

Now here’s something truly extraordinary. Run by Aiglon alum Rod de Vletter and his wife, Lungille, the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge is situated in a spectacular nature preserve in the mountains of northwest Swaziland, surrounded by dramatic waterfalls and lush natural forests. It’s a favorite destination for discerning travelers and nature lovers seeking a romantic or reinvigorating hideaway in a strikingly beautiful natural setting. The Ecolodge was designed to enhance every guest’s experience exploring the area’s remarkable ecosystem and also to achieve the aims articulated in their motto: “Peace, Privacy, Paradise.” For more information, click here.

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