- 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!Continue reading →
- 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:Continue reading →
- 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!Continue reading →
- 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!Continue reading →
- Christmas Day – Stuart in the Three Valleys
Christmas Day and I met up with friends, in the morning, at the La Tania bubble. I hadn’t skied for over two weeks and wasn’t expecting the best of conditions given all the doom and gloom that is being reported at the moment. We skied in the La Tania/Courchevel valley and the slopes were in surprisingly good condition with some fantastic piste skiing to be had. We met up with the rest of the Silver Ski team at the Bouc Blanc restaurant (top of La Tania) for a hot chocolate or vin chad in the beautiful sunshine. Our final ski down into La Tania was on the blue Folyeres which was in a great condition and surprisingly quiet.
The rest of the Northern Alps may have little to no snow but here in the 3 Valleys the pisteurs and snow machines have worked incredibly hard to keep many good ski runs open. Take a look at my short video taken on Christmas Day. The final clip is the run into La Tania, one of my absolute favourites: Christmas Skiing in La TaniaContinue reading →
"All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays [in this brochure] [on this website - as appropriate] are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate". ATOL number 2093