- Len 6.1.14 LEN SILVER REPORTING FROM LA PLAGNE:Fresh overnight snow on Sunday morning, bright blue skies and minus 5c. Thatis Heaven. Waited for the new guests to arrive which included some of my friendsfrom the World of Speedway. So had a great afternoon on perfect pistes which wasgood enough to ski the ultimate way which I will describe in my Tips column.Len’s Ski Tips:If you are well versed in the art of ski-ing and the snow is perfect you can usethe best technique of all. Well forward and on the balls of your feet,hands flexing in front turn with weight on both skis using the “Big Toe,Little Toe”method. So…turning left it is Right Big Toe pressure and Left Little Toe pressureat the same time, The smooth carve with both skis will feel heavenly.Continue reading →
- Len 4.1.14 LEN IN LA PLAGNEConstantly snowing now for 3 days, but all the guests have been ski-ing all day andloving it! It seems that after some really heavy falls on Sunday, next week will be sunny…then you’ll find Yours Truly out on my planks!Len’s Ski Tips:If you venture off-piste into uncharted territory (not really advisable) do notfollow somebody else’s tracks…they may not know where they are going!Far wiser to stay in areas that you know unless you are beingguided by a skier who knows the area well.Continue reading →
- Laura 02.01.14
The (ski) season to be jolly!
– Watch for more from the Three Valleys over the coming weeks –
Christmas and New Year were great fun in Meribel, with what felt like the whole
town – locals, holidaymakers and seasonaires alike – coming out to mark
Christmas Eve saw a carol service take place outside the tourist office, with songs
sung in both French and English of course! With our song sheets,
complimentary vin chaud and the mountains in the background it was easy to
get swept up in the festive magic – hardly batting an eye when Santa himself rode
down the road into the crowd. Rudolf must have been on holiday however,
sending a horse in his place!
We then enjoyed some fireworks on the piste and a torch lit decent from
ESF, before heading back for dinner.
Christmas Day was filled with food, fun and of course some terrible cracker jokes
in the chalet, but it seemed Santa had one last present before putting his feet up
for another year – we woke up on Boxing Day to a heap of fresh powder, a great
way to work off that extra piece of Christmas pudding!
New Year in Meribel was equally spectacular, with thousands hitting the
Chaudanne lift area to listen to some DJ-ing, dancing to fend off the cold. With
a big clock countdown the atmosphere was electric, and we welcomed
in the New Year with great anticipation for the months ahead.
It seems Meribel really knows how to throw a party – lets hope it continues
well into 2014!Continue reading →
- Len 02.01.2014 LEN’S NEWS FROM LA PLAGNEGot up rather late this morning to find a heavy snowfall in process and thendiscovered that it is forecast to continue for several days. As a fine weatherskier in my old age, life will be a bit boring…back to bed???Len’s Ski Tips:It’s always tempting when the weather is bad to spend more time in the localbar….but be careful. Alcohol and ski-ing don’t go too well together as the effects ofit are much greater at altitude. It is no co-incidence that there are more accidentsafter lunch (when many have a drink or two), than in the mornings.Continue reading →
- Len 02.01.14 LEN’S REPORT ON NEW YEARS EVENew Years Eve and super ski-ing day, bright sunshine and perfect pistes.Had to use my head a bit to avoid the New Year crowds on the slopes,so found myself ski-ing off-piste for the first time this year, great snow and softmoguls to make me work hard…got to get some weight off somehow!Len’s Ski Tips:When running fast in a straight line (schuss), always considerthat with the high speed it is quite dangerous, so, to go even faster, butsafer, lean hard into the front of your boots to pressure the front of the ski intothe snow. Then, if you hit a bump you will ride over it safely, and you ski tailswill not drag to slow you down.Continue reading →
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