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  • Len 08.01.14
    LEN’S NEWS FROM LA PLAGNE
    Another great fine weather day and we covered some miles. With all our legs
    shot to pieces by 3 o’clock, a couple of vin chauds on the way home at
    the Bergerie went down very well as the sun went down.
    Len’s Ski Tips:
    Here’s another one to help those smooth and easy turns, all designed
    to help keep you on the balls of your feet. As you reach the half way
    point of your turn, slide the inner foot forward and all your weight is now
    on the downhill ski as it should be, and on the balls of your foot as it
    should be…easy !
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  • Len 7.1.14
    LEN IN LA PLAGNE:
    Hazy sunshine greeted us today with the work by the piste machines overnight
    producing almost perfect conditions. No queues at the lifts as is normal in January
    and we covered huge distances so that we were very exhausted by lunchtime.
    Len’s Ski Tips:
    Here is a strange one…ski with your hands! Imagine there is a string between the
    bottom of your fist and your big toe (right fist-right toe). Now as you turn on the balls
    of your feet pull your toe around with your fist. Your hand will end up across
    your chest…now pole with that hand to the side and repeat in the opposite direction.
    Get the movement right after practice and you will feel as if you are dancing down
    the piste, thinking almost only about what your hands are doing.
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  • Len 6.1.14
    LEN SILVER REPORTING FROM LA PLAGNE:
    Fresh overnight snow on Sunday morning, bright blue skies and minus 5c. That
    is Heaven. Waited for the new guests to arrive which included some of my friends
    from the World of Speedway. So had a great afternoon on perfect pistes which was
    good 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 use
    the 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 pressure
    at the same time, The smooth carve with both skis will feel heavenly.
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  • Len 4.1.14
    LEN IN LA PLAGNE
    Constantly snowing now for 3 days, but all the guests have been ski-ing all day and
    loving 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 not
    follow somebody else’s tracks…they may not know where they are going!
    Far wiser to stay in areas that you know unless you are being
    guided by a skier who knows the area well.
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  • 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

    both occasions.

    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 Fireworks

    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!

     Boxing Day Snow

     

    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.

    New Year Party

    It seems Meribel really knows how to throw a party – lets hope it continues

    well into 2014!

    New Year Meribel Staff

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