- 3.12.13 LEN REPORTING FROM LA PLAGNE:Sure sign that the resort is getting ready to open, the Christmas tree waserected outside the ski rental shop next door…and snow forecast for later this weekwill help it look the part. Everything is now being prepared for the arrival of the mainstaff in a few days. Then the calm will disappear!Len’s ski tips:Try to lay your skis on a flat area before stepping into them. If that is notpossible, place the skis across the slope and step into the downhill onefirst, using your ski poles to balance.Continue reading →
- Blog 2.12.13 LEN SILVER – REPORTING FROM RESORTThe 3 Valleys resort manager, Stuart, arrived safe and sound andimmediately got to work in opening up and preparing the chalets there. He will livein La Tania this year so that he is half way between Meribel and Courchevel.Secretly I think he likes the tree run back to the village!Len’s Ski Tips:The “correct” way to carry your skis…..on your shoulder with thebindings BEHIND the shoulder and your hand resting near the tip of the skis tobalance the weight.Continue reading →
- Friday 29.11.13 LEN IN LA PLAGNEOne of those days you dream about all Summer…clear blue skies and -5C,the perfect ski-ing weather…So we did 3 runs down to Centre and I showed thegroup the graceful way to fall over ! Met little Michelle from Leroux Sports as shewas walking up the Boulevard piste. She was astonished that we were ski-ingso early. The sun disappeared in places which brings me to….Len’s Ski Tips…If you are ski-ing in bright sunshine and suddenly ski in to a shaded area, stopfor a moment to let your eyes adjust, otherwise you may hit something youcouldn’t see.Continue reading →
- Chef required 28.11.13
EXPERIENCED COOK/CHEF REQUIRED
We are urgently seeking an experienced chef or cook to work within a great team in one of our top chalets in La Plagne. You will be required to start work early December and commit to us until the end of April 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity for a hard working, fun loving person to spend some quality time in the Alps. Great package available. If interested please call Kate on 01622 735544 or email [email protected]
- Weds 27 Nov
LEN’S VISIT TO THE THREE VALLEYS:
Went on a flying visit to Meribel and Courchevel yesterday morning to get a look at our super new chalets there…Highly impressed with Chalet Du Praz (just a few steps
from the bubble car station in Le Praz Courchevel). Looks nothing on the outside,
but astonishingly large inside and wonderfully appointed. Guests are going to love it.
On the trip I was able to observe that the ski-able snow is down to about 1100 metres. Had a short ski on partially pisted slopes, but the walk uphill made me pant a bit.! Can’t wait for the lifts to open.
Worth noting that Chalet Du Praz is available at a special offer price of £479pp
for the weeks of 5th and 12th January 2014 – with the wonderful early snow
and great location this one has got to be worth a look.
Lens Ski Tip…
No need to spend £50 for a pair of decent gloves. I use thinsulate cloth
gloves on sale in England in Garages for £2 a pair, astonishingly warm and on
those bitter days I wear some silk inner gloves…toasty fingers all day.Continue reading →
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