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  • Len 24.1.14
    LEN’S NEWS FROM LA PLAGNE
    A total change in the weather and we have experienced a snowy and cloudy day.
    Vision not too good so we had a rather lazy day with a very long lunch break
    greatly helped with a couple of glasses of vin chaud which made the ski back
    home more than interesting!
    Len’s Ski Tips:
    To continue about ski-ing bumps.  No one single way unless you are a
    competition skier. A nice easy way is to ride up the bump allowing your knees
    to bend and absorb the bump, re-stretching the legs as you slide into the hollow,
    turning as you go and poling hard to the side to give a quick turn looking for the
    next bump and a repeat in the opposite direction. Be well over the front of your
    skis and pre-anticipating every turn.
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  • Len 23.1.14
    LEN SILVER IN LA PLAGNE
    Wednesday was a smashing day ski-ing with my family, all good skiers and
    my grandsons making me ski much faster than normal, but with clear blue
    skies and perfect conditions under-foot it felt very safe. Best day of the winter so far.
    La Plagne 22.1.14
    Len’s Ski Tips: 
    Ski-ing bumps is not everyone’s cup of tea and that is because of several reasons,
    the main one being that it is necessary to be very much over the front of your skis
    and able to turn quickly. Until you do that, bumps will always remain a problem…
    next time I’ll go into more detail……..
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  • Len 21.1.14
    LEN SILVER IN LA PLAGNE
    With my family here this week I must ski every day whatever the weather.
    It was very foggy and snowy today but surprisingly we had a great day on the
    well groomed slopes down to Montachavin and we forgot about the
    poor visibility.
    Len’s Ski Tips:
    If you fall particularly on a steep slope, dig your skis sideways to stop sliding
    too far. Place your skis at right angles to the slope so that getting up
    is easier with your feet below you. If you lose a ski or skis always put the
    downhill ski back on first.  If you struggle to get up with skis on (like most
    overweight people like me do), play it easy and take your skis off..it is
    not a crime !
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  • Laura 20.1.14

     A Ski Season is Snow Joke!

     

    Watch for more from the Three Valleys over the coming weeks 

    The snow has continued to fall this week in Meribel, bringing out the big-kid in all of us

    as we can’t help but have a good old giggle with our white-washed surroundings. It

    seems perhaps there is something in those flakes, with silliness the order of the day!

    Seeing our first heavy snowfall of the week, staff made sure to make their mark in

    the pristine covering. With deserted roads, our friend Shay became the Angel of the

    Morel Chairlift, leaving a pretty pattern for the early morning skiers to enjoy.

    Shay Snow Angel

    A healthy snowfall is sure to bring a day of powder – or ‘Powie’, according to

    Aussie Shay – and again the streak of silliness was prevalent as we discovered

    an untouched ledge on the way down to St. Martin; the perfect jump for the

    daredevil boarders amongst us. Several falls later, Jim delivered a showstopper, encouraging fellow-boarder Sunny to try out a back flip, with somewhat less success.

    He left the route christened the much more appropriate ‘Snowy’!

    Jim Jump

    Finishing off our week of foolery, we bumped into a new friend on the way out to

    the local bar. Having made sure she wasn’t merely a mirage caused by one too

    many chalet-wines, we decided to invite Mrs Meribel to join the SilverSki team.

    Sadly, despite being unusually hot stuff for a snowwoman, it turns out she’s not so

    good at keeping cool when faced with serving up an oven full of tasty dinner!

    Mrs Meribel

    Mrs Meribel may be no more, but here’s hoping there is plenty more fun

    to be had with what looks like another snowy week ahead.

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  • Len 20.1.14
    LEN IN LA PLAGNE:
    Saturday with broken sunshine, -2c and I ski-d with some guests…quite a
    modest pace on comfortable blues. Didn’t work up a sweat and stopped for
    a hot chocolate on the Arpette.  Good job I like ski-ing slowly!
    Len’s Ski Tips:
    To be strictly technical and to make each turn as perfect as possible,
    it is made easier if you flex up and down. Stand upright as you
    plant your pole, then as you complete the turn, bend the knees hard
    with ever increasing pressure on the turning ski (lower one), then it’s up again
    as you plant for the next turn.  Hard on the muscles until it becomes habit,
    but worth while.
    Continue reading →

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