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  • Len – 13th November 2016

    With the snowfall finally easing off, I spent Sunday out in the Bon Coin “Back Garden” on my ski’s making a piste to ski home on.  Treading the deep snow to flatten it, hardest work I’ve done this winter!  But we’ll now have a good hard base which will last the whole season to ski home on.  The exercise will help me anyway as the Chef, Dan, and I plan a trip to the Tignes Glacier on what is promised to be a sunny Tuesday.

    Meanwhile Dan drove up to Aime 2000 today, then hiked up to Becoin carrying his snowboard from where he and one or two friends boarded all the way down to La Roche… he came home exhausted! More snow due towards the end of this week… Len

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  • Len – La Plagne 10.11.16

    Chalet Bon Coin, La Plagne, Thursday November 10.  Arrived here not quite two weeks ago with the idea of getting acclimatised and fit for the ski-ing season.  Started off as normal with some mountain walking but the last few days have become very boring… reason is the heavy snowfall that has consistently dumped now for several days.  Each morning we’re shovelling snow away from the front door and it’s now beginning to look like mid-winter with the amount piling up.  What’s more, the forecast for the coming 10 days or so is… more of the same.

    This is, without argument, the best early snow for a long time so when the lifts open on the 10th December I won’t need to use my “rockhopper” ski’s…. I can use my brand new Dynastar Powertracks!

    Can’t wait…Len

    10-11-16

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  • Len – Weather Forecast!

    Have been keeping a daily eye on snow forecasts for La Plagne.  Of course they are not always accurate BUT, in a 3/4 day period around the last week of October there is a forecast of over one and a half metres of snow at resort level and above.  My assumption is that the real snow will be above 2000m, ie just around Plagne Centre.  Will make our pre-season prep’ work a bit more difficult, but GREAT for early ski-ing… I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the news is correct.  To view the forecast go into “Snow forecast La Plagne” then click onto 14 day forecast…. can’t wait to get on my new skis…Len

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  • Len – Hot News

    Got really excited this morning… had a look at the live webcam in La Plagne which sits at the top of the Bergerie Chairlift (just above Bon Coin Chalet) and saw the first snows of the winter with quite good cover that looked as if it went down at least to Plagne Centre… So, when I arrive with Hazal and Alan in a couple of week’s time, instead of going for mountain walks, I may well be doing some “Ski Du Fond” as the cross country tracks seem to have good snow cover!! Wow!!

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  • LEN – WINTER PREPARATIONS

    Thinking about snow and looking at the long range forecast for La Plagne, it looks like plenty of wet weather for the last half of October and all of November which should produce snow at the ski-ing levels.

    Keep intending to start knee bend exercises but have been too lazy so far! Can now supply top class all-terrain, state of the art, Dynastar Skis at 25% discount delivered to your door complete with bindings.

    As I use myself, Powertrack 84 (fluid X) B90 black/orange rrp £440, can supply at £330 with bindings… sizes 162-169-176-183 (rec, head height).  Ladies’ equivalent..Dynastar Glory 84 Express W11 white/blue rrp £430 can supply complete with bindings at £322.50 ….sizes 149-156-163-170 rec just below head height.  Very good value for a top class ski, on and off piste.  Len

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