Looking Forward to Easter

EasterBunnyCloseUpSnowSummit570The mountains over Easter are a great place to be, you have the slopes, the sun, you can bring the kids along, what more could you want?

How about great offers and exciting summits around La Plagne?

For the weeks of 5th – 12th or 12th – 19th April every two adult Paradiski passes that you book, you’ll receive one child Paradiski pass free of charge!

On top of that great news 6 of the peaks over 2000m will have different experiences located on them.

The top of the Bécoin there will be sand, deckchairs, beach huts, performers & a DJ!

The Arpette will have Taï Chi lessons, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and massage all with relaxing music playing!

My favourite will be the reindeer and huskies making home in the ‘Lapp village’ atop the Grande Rochette!

At the Roche De Mio there will be a giant air bag and other adrenalin based activites! For the Le Fornelet a Candy-filled cabin and especially for the kids La Rossa will boast ‘bouncy structures’.

To top it all off the best news of all has to be we have space in three of our chalets with a price reduction in chalet Bluebell.

 

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First Tracks Experience

La Plagne offer a first tracks experience on most Wednesdays of the season for a small cost of 12€ as long as you have a valid ski pass.

The lucky man that I am I got to experience what ‘first tracks’ entails.

Our morning starts with meeting at the funiplagne lift in Plagne Centre before 8am which takes us up to the Grande Rochette 2505m where a a gentleman from the piste patrol  highlights all the key features of the surrounding area. We then follow one of the piste patrol down perfectly bashed pistes back to the lift for one more go up before the lifts open for the rest of resort. At the top for the second time we are ushered into the restaurant and provided which coffee or hot chocolate and a selection of breakfast nibbles. Once finished we are free to go in any direction we like with the pistes still completely empty apart from our group. I then Managed to get at least free more nice long runs before seeing another person, all on perfect pistes.

The whole experience was incredible, the views, the piste conditions, the lack of people, it really was a great start to the day.

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First tracks <== please click to watch a taster of the expericne through my eyes

 

 

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Early Morning Slopes

After transfer day yesterday and busy day tomorrow I decided to get on the lifts early this morning, here is how it went…

I started the morning attempting to reach the Glacier. From top of l’Arpette 2385m the real enjoyment began firstly from the views with not a cloud in the sky, secondly having the Arpette piste, heading down to Belle Plagne, all to myself and beautifully groomed.

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After starting the day aiming for the Glacier I fell short at the top of Roche De  Mio 2700m. The Glacier was closed because of avalanche blasting on the glacier due to fresh snow up top, exciting for tomorrow!

The new plan after my first run down from my new highest point was to lap the bubble to the top of the Roche De Mio after having such a great time coming down the Sources Piste which again was near empty and a light dusting from the night before meant conditions were perfect for some high speed piste bashing.

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After a few laps the decision was made to stray off the piste. Spotting a line from the bubble on the way up and a short hike later there I was over the moon in some powder on top a firm supportive base which made for some very easy off piste riding.

Not to mislead the snow down low needs a top up which is forecast for the end of the week. Returning home at lunch time, care was made to avoid icy patches coming back down into Les Coches, still a very happy man.

 

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New Years Eve Snow

A few pics of the snow conditions, taken on the 31st December 2014

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Les Coches Snow among the trees

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Snow and Sunshine

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New Year Ski

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Dos Rond Lift, Les Coches

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View from the chairlift

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Fresh snow

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Looking down to the Pierres Blanches

 

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Deals Deals and more Deals

 

At Ice and Fire we have offers this month for the weeks of the 18th-25th and 25th-1st. prices are as low as £299 for the week per adult see our website for exact availblities.

To make the whole week cheap we have some more deals for you…

Rental Republic have this to say

Up to 70% off RRP – Ski Hire  by your own personal ski technician and collected at the end of the week.

Prices start from £25.00 per person for six days hire and the seventh day is FREE. With prices like these why queue anywhere else?

Fancy a massage after a long day on the slopes?

During January Massage Me are offering a MASSIVE 20% off
all group bookings of 3 or more consecutive hours of treatments.

New to skiing or just want some expert advise?

Reflex Ski School prices are as low as 110€ for a 2 hour 30 lesson

Make the most of the quite January slopes at great prices while you still can!

 

 

 

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