- LEN SILVER – WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2016
Wednesday morning and woke to discover a fresh inch of snow which fell overnight… enabled me to make some nice “S”s on the run behind the chalet! If I thought the piste conditions had been perfect the day before… think again… this was even better! Ski’d with my daughter Jackie all the way down to Montchavin, suffering some blustery winds over the top of Arpette, but really incredible March snow right into the village. Snow pack is really deep there for the time of year and ensures that the next few weeks will be great to ski all the way down. Glacier was closed today with high winds at that level, but the forecast for the rest of the week is clear and sunny…just as we all like it!
Len’s Ski Tips…Final tip of the season… remember my 3 Golden Rules 1. Ski on the balls of your feet… 2. Ski on one ski at a time… 3. Keep your hands where you can see them… Have a great ski!Continue reading →
- LEN SILVER – BACK IN LA PLAGNE 14.3.16
Arrived on Sunday for a week’s ski-ing before I have to get back to my normal life. Got onto the slopes at 2 O’Clock and was truly astonished at the quality of the pistes, hard packed down yet able to take an edge perfectly… and not many skiers around to take the joy from it! Inversens off the Roch de Mio, bathed in sunshine, was so easy on the legs which was very helpful on my first day on ski’s for over 3 weeks… the long day’s travel made me drop off for a very short nap on the long chair back up to the top! Back down to Bellecote via La Source gave me more of the same ski-wise, but I was ready for bed as soon as dinner was over!
Len’s Ski Tips… When the snow is in such perfect condition you can try weighting down both ski’s together using the “Big Toe – Little Toe” technique… gives you a great, but different feel of smooth carving.Continue reading →
- STUART – Three Valleys 7 March 2016
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- Len in La Plagne – 13 February 2016
Two days of heavy snow and some high winds, yet in spite of that, I have had two excellent days on the slopes, as you might expect, a lot of the time among the trees and that’s when you appreciate the Montchavin area with it’s countless runs of all colours winding down to the old style Alpine village which always smells of cow dung!
Wind was at its strongest over the peak of the Arpette where at one point I struggled to move forward! Saturday afternoon and suddenly the sun peaked through for about 2 hours and I was back in my old ski guiding mode as I met with some guests from Chalet Topaz whose company I enjoyed until the clouds came back in….and home I went for hot bath!
Len’s Ski Tips …If skiing in bad weather or bad light, try to remember your basic skiing stance, on the balls of your feet inside your boots with your shins hard against the tongue …at the same time look ahead and focus on some fixed object rather than trying to see the snow down in front of your skis. Your correct balance will see you over any rough bits without them knocking you for six!Continue reading →
- Len in La Plagne – 6 February 2016
Saturday and an empty resort except for us lucky ones who change over on Sundays…perfect snow and sun so I couldn’t wait to get my new skis on. Planned to ride all the way down to Champagny on Piste La Bois, but was frustrated at Borselier to find it shut… bit icy at the bottom I expect, so it was up to Roche de Mio for another exhilerating ski down my favourite Inversens which I had almost all to myself. Pity the chair coming back is so slow. Then it was Levasset to Verdon South chair and up and over to Monica’s for lunch…I had planned a short ski for the afternoon, but discovered that the Black Malatray below Crozats had been pisted last night. Wow! What a simply idyllic ski all the way to Les Bauches… so good I had to do it twice! Then another discovery, the red Piste Coches was open and almost un-ski’d. Could not resist that for the last drop before heading home… one of those memorable days!
Len’s Ski Tips…If you are about to pass fairly close to a skier in front, make some sort of noise so that they are aware of you…it could avoid them doing a sudden turn to embarrass you!Continue reading →
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