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  • Kate in the Maidstone Office – Wednesday 1st March

    We have had some seriously good snowfall over the last couple of days and I know that everyone in resort is very excited!  As part of my job I am in regular contact with our resort teams and I thought I would share with you some of the comments that I have received from them via email this week regarding the current snow conditions:

    ‘We are looking forward to the last weeks when the weather and the skiing should be particularly good, now that it’s snowing again‘ – Nigel & Lyn, Chalet Jacqueline

    Snow is falling down nicely today‘ – Nicole, Chalet Primrose

    Should be great skiing when the snow stops, absolutely wild out there – full blizzard conditions and wind whistling around the chalet‘ – Kim, Chalet Genepi

    Yippee we have fresh snow for our day off tomorrow‘ – Karen, Chalet Sonjon II

    We got a big dump of snow today which is very exciting‘ – Liz, Chalet Boulevard

    Bon Coin 09.00 Weds. -8c.  Heavy overnight snow still continuing.  Outside the chalet we have had almost a metre.  Quite windy.  Forecast…. Snow to continue through tomorrow‘ – Len, Chalet Bon Coin

    Don’t just take our word for it – the comments above come straight from the horses mouth (as they say!).  Now is the perfect time to hit the slopes – fresh snow, no school holidays, no queues and quiet pistes.  Perfect!!

     

     

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  • Len Silver, La Plagne – 21st February 2017

    Chalet Bon Coin Tuesday Feb 21… Had a great time last week ski-ing with family and some of our office enthusiasts… Well prepared pistes and lots of sunshine.  On Sunday a group from Wales who have been regular Silver Skiers for about 14 years, arrived.  I had ski’d with Peter and his family on previous visits so, of course, joined them again yesterday in bright sunshine for a super day on excellent snow.  This morning a lot of cloud about, and warmer, so the snow was softer which made up for the flat light.  We went to Roche De Mio to ski Inversens (my favourite) and as we started the run, out came the sun and we flew down together in sublime conditions only for the sun to disappear again as we arrived at the chairlift!  It was a magic moment!  More grey skies later and a light snowfall after lunch… With a heavy fall due on Friday, we’ll make the most of the sunshine tomorrow and Thursday, but in the meantime we should send praise to the pisteurs for looking after the runs so well… Len

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  • Len Silver in La Plagne 30.1.17

    With the captain of my Kent Kings Speedway team here with me this week, it is no surprise that my first two days with him saw me going helter skelter on almost every piste as I tried to keep up with him!

    Fortunately conditions on piste are excellent at the moment, so speed can be achieved with comparative safety.  Monday lunchtime a light snowfall started and it looks like continuing for some time. The forecast indicates a lot of the white stuff for the next two weeks…. so, flat light visually, but super snow underfoot.  The odd sunny days are going to be terrific!  Having been testing some piste ski’s (as opposed to “All Mountain”), in the shape of the Dynastar 14 Pro SPX 12 Rockerflex which I took at eyebrow height.  Very very impressive on hardpack and icy slopes, holding a good edge constantly.  Ideal for skiers with reasonable technique who are not going off piste for whatever reason.

    Retail price with bindings £550 and we can supply in UK at 25% discount…. lengths… 158 – 166 – 174 – 182cm …. Len

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  • Len in La Plagne – 20.1.17

    Having returned from a short trip to UK on Thursday lunchtime, I couldn’t wait to get my ski’s on for an afternoon foray in the sunshine.  The heavy snow that had fallen just as I went home to England had settled down, been worked by the piste machines from Monday to Thursday resulting in some of the most delightful conditions so far this year.  My favourite Inversens run was a “must” for me and I wasn’t disappointed, sailing from top to bottom, edge to edge feeling as if I was on tramlines in total control.  More of the same on Friday, again in bright sunshine and ski-ing with the staff from Chalet Chanousia.  We didn’t find a speck of ice anywhere, nor a rock or stone to wreck our ski’s… just perfectly groomed pistes wherever we went.  All of us had big grins on our faces at the end of a perfect day…. Len

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  • Len – La Plagne Wednesday 11th January

    Having spend the first part of this season ski-ing on vast quantities of cannon snow, the day long snowfall yesterday created a whole new feel to the slopes today (Wednesday).  A lovely sunny day and I ski’d with some of my speedway rider friends who wanted to straight line every slope, giving me a few more grey hairs in the process.   But the snow underfoot was, in the main, soft and forgiving so, as I tried to keep up with them, the control was really first class and I enjoyed every metre.

    It was minus 12 most of the day, so when the sun dipped at 3 O’Clock, we all decided that afternoon tea was a great idea.  Lots more snow is forecast for the rest of the week and Mont Blanc had a big ‘hat’ on today giving truth to the forecast… Len

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