- 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 →
- Len 30.12.13 LEN IN LA PLAGNE:Today was one of those days you dream about all Summer…Bright blue skyand fresh powder snow…perrr..fect..Was out all day to make the most of it.Len’s Ski Tips:Enlarging on the “ski on one ski” tip..instigate each turn by pressing on yourbig toe..that presses the front corner of your ski into the snow which starts theturn, at the same time reducing the weight on the inner ski (ie…weight on oneski at a time)…so it’s left big toe…right big toe. After a little practice you’ll findit will really help to make those controlled turns very easy.Continue reading →
- Len 27.12.13
LEN’S CHRISTMAS IN LA PLAGNE…Our Christmas present came in the form a good overnight snowfall followedby continuing snow all of Boxing Day. I ski’d with the World SpeedwayChampion, Tai Woffinden right down to Montchavin at 1250m on good snowall the way through the trees where the vision was OK. He is an amazingski companion.Len’s Ski Tips:Ski-ing in poor visibility or “flat” light. Look a long way ahead and notdown in front of your skis. Looking ahead allows you to keep your bodyangle and weight in the correct position so helping to cope with unseenbumps. I must admit to finding this hard to follow myself even thoughI know it is right.
LEN SILVER ON CHRISTMAS DAY….It’s Christmas day and for the 30th consecutive year I have once again ski’don Christmas Day….But today it started snowing heavily while we were havingsome lunch on the mountain, so I chickened out and came back to the chalet. Atmy time of life I like to see where I am going!Len’s Ski Tips:Three Golden rules and here is the third…keep your handswhere you can see them…in front..so it’s on the balls of your feet….oneski at a time and hands in front…I will talk more about your hands later……Continue reading →
- Laura 24.12.13 UPDATE FROM LAURA IN MERIBEL:Our first week of guests left a couple of days ago, having enjoyed glorioussunshine peppered with a sprinkling of snow to keep the pistes fresh during theirstay. The resort was lovely and quiet, giving us a chance to find our ski legsand way around the slopes too.It feels like Meribel has woken up from its summertime hibernation now; all theshops are open and restaurants filling up. Our ‘local’ chair lift – the Morel – hascreaked into action and the bus is running to full timetable – in other words,hello winter season 13/14!With such a huge area to ski it can be hard to know where’s best to go eachday. Our guests solved that problem though by taking on the Three ValleysFour Corners challenge, where they attempted to ski to every single cornerof the piste map in one day. Here they are setting off on their adventure!They returned almost triumphant, having reached all the areas but just missedthe last lift up to the official fourth corner – they sensibly decided that completingthe challenge wasn’t worth the taxi fare home from Courchevel!Wherever you ski here you’re bound to find fun and good snow – with moreforecast for Christmas we might have to take up their cause and finish theFour Corners on behalf of Chalet Jacques!
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