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  • Len arrives in La Plagne

    Armistice Day and I was on an early morning flight to Geneva where Dan, the chef of Bon Coin chalet met me for the 2 hour drive to La Plagne.  Very cloudy all the way and light snow was falling as we reached the bottom of the mountain.  We found “real” snow as we drove past the Olympic Bob Sleigh and into Plagne 1800.  From there the whole area was white and the snow became heavier as the evening came in.  Sunday morning woke to find about 12 inches of snow outside the door and snow still falling.  Very cold at present with a forecast of even colder to come.  Now I will be spending my time tyring to get ski fit before the lifts open and a starvation diet to help!  Can’t wait to try my new Dynastar Legend ski’s… Len

     

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  • First Blog of the 2017/18 Season

    First Blog of the new ski season with the first winter snow now arriving.

    Am expecting a delivery of new Dynastar skis in a few days.  The all new Legend 84 all mountain ski.  Story is that they (a bit like the earlier Legend model that I ski’d on for years) are very good in bumps and also hold well on hardpack/icy pistes.  Later on, when I have had time to test them, I will give my report.  In the meantime, we can suppy at 25% discount off the normal £550 price tag including Look bindings with lengths ranging from 156cm to 184cm.  For lazy skiers like me it’s good to know that they can be used on the short side (approx. eyebrow level).  Contact me by email… silvers@silverski.co.uk  Can’t wait for December, Len

     

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  • Last Blog of the season – Len Silver

    For my final Blog of the season here on Saturday March 25th.  Woke to fine bright sunshine so my daughter Jackie, and I couldn’t wait to get out on the well groomed slopes which gave us, as a starter, some very smooth and agreeable ski-ing.  But when we tried to go high, we were thwarted because of very high winds, Roche De Mio and the Glacier closed and some of the lower lifts shutting down for short periods as the wind gusted.  Didn’t stop us cruising on excellent snow, groomed to perfection, on Verdon, Becoin and Blanchets, preparing us for our final visit to Monica’s for lunch where a few glasses of red set us up for Scrabble in the afternoon!  Evening snow expected, and a few flurries started in the afternoon, up to 35cm will please the new arrivals on Sunday.  Enjoy the rest of the season and I am home tomorrow to get set into my Speedway life for the Summer.  Good wishes to all… Len

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  • Len in La Plagne – 20th March

    With my daughter, Jackie, grandson Tony and wife Beau arriving on Sunday, it was inevitable that I would be doing more ski-ing than in a “normal” week.  In bright sunshine today (Monday) we found some great snow off Roche de Mio, but the Inversens chair had a mechanical problem while we were on it, so the ride back up took more than half an hour!  Fortunately the sun was shining and we were just having an enforced sunbathing session!  The run back down via La Source turned out to be spectacularly good with Tony doing a lot of straight lining while Jackie and myself did put in a turn or two just to work up an appetite for lunch at Monica’s.  With the warm weather making the snow very soft and wet, we stuck to the North facing slopes in the afternoon, mostly on Verdon and I surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying the conditions albeit that it kept you, as it were, on your toes!  More of the same expected tomorrow, but after that most days are forecast for snow with a fairly big fall at the week-end.  Len

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  • Len Silver, La Plagne – 15th March 2017

    Hi there, haven’t done a “Blog” for a while… that’s because the ski-ing in bright sunshine every day is as good as it gets, and it would be boring to keep telling that truth!  None the less, in comparatively warm temperatures, normal for March, the snow is soft and slippery, just as I love it.  My Dynastar Powertracks are so good in these conditions and I strongly recommend them to anyone thinking of changing planks.  As most of you know, Silver Ski are sub-agents and can offer them with a good 25% discount.  I have certainly been delighted with mine.

    Tweeked my right knee a little bit a few days ago so have been very careful about where or how I have ski’d… the snow conditions have helped.  But the forecast is for snow on Saturday and during next week, but with my daughter and grandson due to ski with me then, I’ll have to suffer whatever my knee does as they will not let me slow down!

    Looks like a great end to the season coming up… Len

     

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