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  • Len Silver – 14 January 2016

    Had a fantastic day yesterday ski-ing with Jess (who runs Topaz) and her parents who have been Silver Ski regulars for 15 years.  Into the trees of Montchavin all morning as it snowed quite heavily.  Ran to the very bottom and covered almost all the runs of the area finishing up at the Plein Soleil Restaurant at Plan Bois for spaghetti and a vin chaud for lunch.  Then out came the sun from behind the clouds so we made our way quickly to Bellecote and the Blanchet chair to get into Champagny on the Levasset fast run to Borselier.  Noticed then the very cold air on our faces (-10c), but the snow was perfect and the better vision made the afternoon one to remember.

    Len’s Ski Tips…If you are venturing into off piste deep snow it will help you to turn more easily if you reach a long way down with your pole before making the turn.

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  • Len in La Plagne – 7 January 2016

    With very big snowfalls over the last week, the resort is now almost fully open and the pistes are getting better on a daily basis and with the safer off piste areas now beginning to be used.  Had two super days in perfect conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday when we actually had some sunshine to go with the snow!  Today (Thursday) we are having a huge dump of snow with “white-out” conditions, so I think it will be a short ski to Monica’s for lunch….

    Len’s Ski Tips…If you drop a ski in deep powder, it will either be underneath you, or in your own ski tracks just above you…it will not shoot off to the side.  Find it by using your other ski as a scythe, but swing it deeply as the lost ski could be well below the surface…it will make a “click” noise when you find it…enjoy!

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  • Stuart – Three Valleys 4th January 2016

    Our first video of 2016 shows great skiing on 4th January in the Three Valleys. Click on the red ‘4 January 2016’ below to view:

    4 January 2016

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  • Len Silver – 3rd January 2016

    Having seen that Sunday morning was to be one of the only days this week when the sun was to shine, and following a godly fall of snow on Saturday, I was out earlier than usual and started off with a huge bonus of powder on the piste just behind the chalet… made some pretty little S’s in the snow that set me up for the best morning’s ski-ing so far this winter.  Ski’d back to the Bon Coin at mid-day to meet the new arrivals which included my long standing Speedway rider friend, Luke Bowen, who will captain the Kent Speedway team for the 2016 season.  He could not wait to get on his skis and off we went together…. but the sunshine had gone as snow clouds drifted in ready to drop a dump on us as forecast, so our vision was not the best but we still had a great run down through the trees to Montchavin and back in time for afternoon tea.

    Len’s Ski Tips…. For the busy weeks like New Year and Half Term you will often ski with lots of other skiers around you, each one a “hazard”.  The safest way to proceed is to ski at roughly the same speed as most of the others so you don’t need to overtake… far less stressful!

    3 Jan

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  • Len Silver in La Plagne

    Having had my ski’s edged and waxed, I had a fast running morning down to a very busy Bellicote and up the Arpette chair…. had to be very careful not to run into all the children being led in long lines by the ESF ski instructors and taking up all the space!  Found excellent soft snow all through Dos Rond where the huge width allowed me to let it all hang out!  At the Pierre Blanche restaurant I turned left to follow the line of the snow cannons which had been working all night and enjoyed pretty good conditions down to Les Coches.  Lunch seemed like a good idea at that point so I turned tail and found very good snow all the way back to Monica’s at Plagne Soleil… Blue runs all morning and not a rock in sight!

    Len’s Ski Tips…. When entering a piste from the side, always have a look uphill first…. it will stop you being taken out by a straight liner!

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