- A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL
The Silver Ski teams, both in the UK office and our resorts in France wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
The most up to date information on skiing conditions came through this morning (Christmas Eve) from Len Silver in La Plagne – he wrote ‘I ski’d for about 2 hours yesterday and mostly on very well prepared pistes, very enjoyable. Only the steep parts were a bit icy, but quite manageable. Snow is forecast for Friday (modest) Saturday (heavy) and Sunday (light). Many more runs are open now. Verdon North and Colorado lifts opened and the runs from them were excellent. Some runs are open down to Montchavin although I have not yet ski’d them myself, only the Dos Rond down to the Pierre Blanche restaurant on very good snow…. In general the conditions are far better than expected. Len’
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- Win a Free Lift Pass….
WIN A FREE LIFT PASS:
Do you know where you will find the snow angel pictured below:-
If you think you know please email your answer to :
All correct answers will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive a FREE 6 day Resort Only Lift Pass for use on a 2014/15 season Silver Ski Holiday
Please pass on to your friends and family –
Good luck from The Silver Ski Team
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- Do you Want to Build a Snowman?
BREAKING NEWS FROM SILVER SKI:
‘THE SNOW’ & A VIP VISITOR ARRIVE IN LA PLAGNE!
Chalet Bon Coin opened it’s doors this weekend to a very special VIP guest!! Rumour is… Olaf heard how good the snow is in La Plagne and couldn’t resist a visit to check it out for himself!!
And it’s true – just look at this photo taken on Saturday, looking up towards the Bergerie lift:
There has been a flurry of activity, both in La Plagne and the Three Valleys over the last month and a great deal of work is taking place in preparation for the season ahead.
Firstly, our Head Chef, Dan, arrived in La Plagne. New to us this season, Dan comes to Silver Ski with a wealth of cooking knowledge and skills; he is keeping our resort team extremely well fed while they undertake renovation works in the chalets (I am told that Dan’s talents even extend to the use of a paintbrush and he has been roped in to helping in the DIY department too!). Dan will be passing on his expert knowledge and top tips during the pre-season training of all our chefs/cooks in early December.
Steve and Debs (again new this season – hosts for Chalet Jasmine in La Plagne) have also arrived in resort and have joined forces with Bianca, Chris, Nick & Amanda and have been busily preparing our new chalets in La Tania. Steve, I am told, also baked a wonderful chocolate cake this week (only to be dropped by one of our Directors on transit to La Tania – what a waste!!). They are soon to be joined by Helen and Brian (our hosts for our new Chalet Lyra in La Tania). Brian will be joining the painting and decorating team, while Helen’s talents will be put to use on the sewing machine!
Yesterday the staff took a day off from prepping the chalets and the team in resort made the most of the fresh snow and blue skies (over 10 inches fell on Saturday night)!
On to news from the Maidstone Office – last week we had a BIG birthday, and so our congratulations go to Ann on her milestone event.
Hazal, our Director, also has a BIG birthday coming up – so there has been plenty to celebrate this year including a trip to a rather swanky hotel for afternoon tea & cakes (well afternoon Champagne & cakes actually!!)
Sales this season have been superb and anyone looking to take advantage of the cheap lift pass deals and quiet slopes experienced on the first week of the season will need to get in quickly, especially if you’re hoping to stay in the Three Valleys (we only have 3 rooms left in La Tania and 4 rooms left in Meribel). Remember we are offering group discounts on this date, so the holidays can be booked for as little as £399 per person, amazing!
With the New Year week now fully booked and only 4 rooms left for the Christmas week our attention turns to January holidays. Anyone booking a holiday to La Plagne on the week commencing 11th January can benefit from a great lift pass offer – buy a 6 day adult La Plagne only pass and receive an upgrade to a full Paradiski pass, a great saving of €44 per person. We are also offering group discounts on both 4th and 11th January departures, which make our early January holidays great possibilities for spending money brought by Santa!
In my December update I hope to bring you photos of our new chalets and some pictures of the renovations – watch this space!Continue reading →
- Christmas in the Snow
Silver Ski have been extremely fortunate to team up with best-selling Author Karen Swan, PanMacmillan Publishers and ASDA to bring you some amazing opportunities.
Karen Swan has recently published her latest novel ‘Christmas in the Snow’ – a story set in the Swiss Alps with glamorous locations and heart-breaking twists, it’s a book to cuddle up with on a cold winter’s evening.
Karen has written her very own account of her perfect Christmas just for
the Silver Ski readership:
‘Last year, I got to live out my Christmas fantasy: we hired the most beautiful chalet in the Four Valleys ski area in Switzerland, just around the mountain from Verbier and we filled it to the brim with my family – my parents, my brother and his family, my sister and my husband and our 3 children. There was a billiards table, a hammam, more sofas than 12 bodies could fill and a log fire that was never knowingly unstoked. We would be out early in the morning, to get some family runs in before ski school and then my husband and I would ski as fast as we could over to Verbier, grab a coffee, then ski back, just in time for lunch.
My parents don’t ski but they loved being part of the scene and seeing their grandchildren whizzing past – they’re all complete ski demons – and they took the gondola up to Mont Ford, the highest peak, for the views.
The best thing about a skiing holiday is that you get to eat as much as you like, without any guilt whatsoever; you are also completely entitled to flop when you get back in and a glass of champagne in your hand as you relax in front of the fire is frankly de rigeur. It’s the perfect lifestyle: healthy but indulgent; energetic but indolent; glamorous and hedonistic. Is it any wonder I constantly put it in my books?
Skiing is our family’s sport of choice. It’s the holiday we’ll be taking together long after the children stop wanting to come on summer hols with us, and there is nothing so exhilerating as all carving down a slope together with bright eyes, red cheeks and snow-matted hair. Add in a car-full of Christmas presents and a giant turkey (ordered at the local butcher’s) and it’s no wonder it was our best Christmas ever. Oh, and to top it all? Three inches of powder fell on Christmas Day. Bliss.’
Would you like a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’?
PanMacmillan Publishers have kindly donated copies of Karen’s book for Silver Ski to give away – therefore the next 100 rooms booked with us will find a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’ in their room on arrival, perfect for snuggling up with in front of the fire!
Ski Holiday Competition
Did Karen’s account of time in the mountains appeal to you? Would you like to relax in a cosy chalet, with your evening meal prepared for you after an exhilarating day on the slopes? Then purchase a copy of ‘Christmas in the Snow’ from ASDA and you will have the opportunity to enter into an exclusive competition to win a SILVER SKI HOLIDAY in the French Alps for two!!
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- Exciting News!!!
It’s SNOWING in La Plagne!!!
Just had to update you all – the snow has arrived in resort today and we
thought you might like to see the evidence:
The above photo was taken from outside Chalet Bon Coin, looking across at
…. and this one was taken from the doorway of Chalet Bon Coin.
If you’re still hoping to join us for a December holiday:
14 December (first week of season) – Booking fast from £399pp
21 December (Christmas week) – Just 10 rooms remaining, from £499pp
28 December (New Year) – Only 1 twin room left in Chalet Du Praz, Courchevel
Email: [email protected]
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