2019 Holiday Review by Mike Nell
A week in La Plagne
The recently completed 2019 ASD/SSCD holiday in La Plagne was as successful as ever. Organised with the usual aplomb by Sue Morley and Ian Edwards, not even blizzard conditions on the Monday could dampen spirits for long. It was all but impossible to use the slopes during the blizzard as Adrian Carey and Martyn Knott discovered when exploring the slopes beyond La Belle Plagne for suitability as sit-ski locations they found the deteriorating conditions meant the lifts closed behind them and they could scarcely see where they were going. It took an hour to pick their way back to Plagne Centre via the few lifts that were still open. Others enjoyed winters scenes from the bar of the Terra Nova and saved their energy for the glorious sunshine of Tuesday and Wednesday.
As before local company Oxygène exceeded expectations , this time with their skilled snowboard instructor Vittoria a diminutive talented Italian boarder who gave a valuable fresh perspective to Mike Nell’s slow return to the sport and caused more than one or two hearts to flutter(list not available on request)!
La Plagne demonstrated once again what a perfect resort it is for skiers, sit-skiers and boarders of all levels, with an excellent green run right outside our hotel the Terra Nova and more challenging runs further into the mountains.
Photo courtesy: PChapman
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SSCD Ski Holiday – Dates to be confirmed Open to all members and their family
Hotel Terra Nova, La Plagne, France £cost travel/Accommodation + Lift Pass + equipment hire
Ideal location with Ski-in, ski-out location at the foot of a green slope, next to the chairlift .
- Travel options available (Fly, Euro or Ferry)
- Guide Subsidy offered
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Hotel Terra Nova: This is described as full board, in practice it includes a packed lunch which you can eat in or out, normally we elected to regroup for lunch together in the Hotel Bar or veranda.
“The Terra Nova has a superb location in Plagne Centre at the foot of the pistes so you can ski back to the door and in the morning the chairlift is just on your doorstep. You can be assured of a high quality, friendly service in a fantastic location. All meals are served in the hotel’s panoramic restaurant with fantastic views of the slopes. The hotel offers an excellent range of rooms making it a good family option with both quad and interconnecting rooms available”.