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  • Len Silver, La Plagne – 30 January 2016

    It’s been a very sunny week and I have been ski-ing with one of my Speedway rider friends, Chris Neath and his new Polish girlfriend Kat’.  As a beginner, Kat’ has done remarkably well and paralleled right from the start!  Pistes have been excellent, so that helped a lot. We’re due a big snowfall with high winds tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow so I dare say I’ll give it a miss on Sunday and go to the Refuge restaurant in Plagne Centre for a fish lunch….and watch the snow fall!

    Len’s Ski Tips…In bad weather, always put your goggles on inside the chalet and do not take then off or touch them until you stop for lunch.  That way you will not get snow inside them, nor will they fog up.

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  • Len in La Plagne – 21 January 2016

    Woke up this morning (Thursday) to bright sunshine, no wind and -10C so no surprises that I was on the slopes earlier than normal to find perfect conditions.  In fact the pistes were so easy to ski that I decided to challenge myself and headed for some tough stuff in Crozats, starting with the un-pisted and semi-frozen Malatray black to Les Bauches. That tested me!  So I followed up with the off piste route, also semi frozen (so very crunchy), back down for the second time.  Feeling punished enough I then went to the top of Crozats and enjoyed the softer snow off piste back down to the bottom of Crozats chair….felt good after that!  So off to lunch at 12 O’Clock.  Great afternoon in Champagny including the off piste valley next to Levasset…brilliant, and no one in it except me!

    Len’s Ski Tips…If you are ski-ing close to a Boarder, remember if you are on his blind side, keep well away!

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  • Len Silver – 15 January 2016

    Friday 4.30pm… Just arrived back in the chalet after the longest day’s ski-ing for me this Winter.  Unexpected sunshine from 10am coupled with pistes (and some off piste) in perfect conditions gave me the opportunity to make the most of it ski-ing with some friends and covered a lot of miles including a fast run down to La Roche on the steep red that starts at the bottom of the Golf run at Aime 2000. Amazing ski until the last 100 yards when I was surprised to discover a little ice and I subsequently learned that it had rained at that level the day before and with temperatures down to -10C, then ice was bound to be there.  Champagny in the sun a little later and we had earned our lunch by the time 1 o’clock came round!

    Len’s Ski Tips…Always clean your goggles with soft paper tissues and never touch the lens with your fingers…that tiny amount of grease will make your goggles fog up when you least want them to….happy vision!

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  • Stuart – Three Valleys 13 January 2016

    Stuart and Eric enjoying the half a meter of fresh snow that fell over night – click on the red ’13 January 2016′ to view (and be very envious!)

    13 January 2016

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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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