- Last Blog of the season – Len Silver
For my final Blog of the season here on Saturday March 25th. Woke to fine bright sunshine so my daughter Jackie, and I couldn’t wait to get out on the well groomed slopes which gave us, as a starter, some very smooth and agreeable ski-ing. But when we tried to go high, we were thwarted because of very high winds, Roche De Mio and the Glacier closed and some of the lower lifts shutting down for short periods as the wind gusted. Didn’t stop us cruising on excellent snow, groomed to perfection, on Verdon, Becoin and Blanchets, preparing us for our final visit to Monica’s for lunch where a few glasses of red set us up for Scrabble in the afternoon! Evening snow expected, and a few flurries started in the afternoon, up to 35cm will please the new arrivals on Sunday. Enjoy the rest of the season and I am home tomorrow to get set into my Speedway life for the Summer. Good wishes to all… Len
- Len in La Plagne – 20th March
With my daughter, Jackie, grandson Tony and wife Beau arriving on Sunday, it was inevitable that I would be doing more ski-ing than in a “normal” week. In bright sunshine today (Monday) we found some great snow off Roche de Mio, but the Inversens chair had a mechanical problem while we were on it, so the ride back up took more than half an hour! Fortunately the sun was shining and we were just having an enforced sunbathing session! The run back down via La Source turned out to be spectacularly good with Tony doing a lot of straight lining while Jackie and myself did put in a turn or two just to work up an appetite for lunch at Monica’s. With the warm weather making the snow very soft and wet, we stuck to the North facing slopes in the afternoon, mostly on Verdon and I surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying the conditions albeit that it kept you, as it were, on your toes! More of the same expected tomorrow, but after that most days are forecast for snow with a fairly big fall at the week-end. Len
- Len Silver, La Plagne – 15th March 2017
Hi there, haven’t done a “Blog” for a while… that’s because the ski-ing in bright sunshine every day is as good as it gets, and it would be boring to keep telling that truth! None the less, in comparatively warm temperatures, normal for March, the snow is soft and slippery, just as I love it. My Dynastar Powertracks are so good in these conditions and I strongly recommend them to anyone thinking of changing planks. As most of you know, Silver Ski are sub-agents and can offer them with a good 25% discount. I have certainly been delighted with mine.
Tweeked my right knee a little bit a few days ago so have been very careful about where or how I have ski’d… the snow conditions have helped. But the forecast is for snow on Saturday and during next week, but with my daughter and grandson due to ski with me then, I’ll have to suffer whatever my knee does as they will not let me slow down!
Looks like a great end to the season coming up… Len
- Kate in the Maidstone Office – Wednesday 1st March
We have had some seriously good snowfall over the last couple of days and I know that everyone in resort is very excited! As part of my job I am in regular contact with our resort teams and I thought I would share with you some of the comments that I have received from them via email this week regarding the current snow conditions:
‘We are looking forward to the last weeks when the weather and the skiing should be particularly good, now that it’s snowing again‘ – Nigel & Lyn, Chalet Jacqueline
‘Snow is falling down nicely today‘ – Nicole, Chalet Primrose
‘Should be great skiing when the snow stops, absolutely wild out there – full blizzard conditions and wind whistling around the chalet‘ – Kim, Chalet Genepi
‘Yippee we have fresh snow for our day off tomorrow‘ – Karen, Chalet Sonjon II
‘We got a big dump of snow today which is very exciting‘ – Liz, Chalet Boulevard
‘Bon Coin 09.00 Weds. -8c. Heavy overnight snow still continuing. Outside the chalet we have had almost a metre. Quite windy. Forecast…. Snow to continue through tomorrow‘ – Len, Chalet Bon Coin
Don’t just take our word for it – the comments above come straight from the horses mouth (as they say!). Now is the perfect time to hit the slopes – fresh snow, no school holidays, no queues and quiet pistes. Perfect!!
- Len Silver, La Plagne – 21st February 2017
Chalet Bon Coin Tuesday Feb 21… Had a great time last week ski-ing with family and some of our office enthusiasts… Well prepared pistes and lots of sunshine. On Sunday a group from Wales who have been regular Silver Skiers for about 14 years, arrived. I had ski’d with Peter and his family on previous visits so, of course, joined them again yesterday in bright sunshine for a super day on excellent snow. This morning a lot of cloud about, and warmer, so the snow was softer which made up for the flat light. We went to Roche De Mio to ski Inversens (my favourite) and as we started the run, out came the sun and we flew down together in sublime conditions only for the sun to disappear again as we arrived at the chairlift! It was a magic moment! More grey skies later and a light snowfall after lunch… With a heavy fall due on Friday, we’ll make the most of the sunshine tomorrow and Thursday, but in the meantime we should send praise to the pisteurs for looking after the runs so well… Len
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