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Girls Weekend


Jane, Kaz, Vic, Bish going hard in La Tania. . . .

Shibboleth’s Final Gig til March


Lodge du Village just about to kick off. . .

Cus’s Long Weekend Update

hello my sweets. well I managed to unpack on the first night but those two . . . well what can I say probably due to the fact that we got here 90 seconds latey? Shib were as good as you thought they might be so we carried on with the consumption of beer – they didn’t seem to notice. Yesterday was T Walls Birthday – heavens to Betsy what a day! Apart from spinning sideways at a people carrier the day went off with far too much to say about it . . . . well a mention has to go out to Bouc Blanc for a great meal – and the Slodge for apres. The Sisters played a ditty or two in the Slodge and Oh My Lord it was only half seven when they finished, cakey in the Taiga was much appreciated and sniff mode was put into turbo charge. Today we are going up and down a bit and trying not to bring back what we consumed yesterday. Loves and hugs – Cus

*** La Tania locals – Snow Report Update ***

Cloudy, light snow high up
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Poor vis in places but some cracking piste skiing. Finished with a race down to Meribel Village and all lived to tell the tale…..Happy Birthday T. Wall…..

Toffa

Shibbs Last Stand…

Shibboleth – Last La Tania gig ’til March tonight

The boys will be back in March after the madness of half term… (oh and don’t forget LdV, Meribel Village Apres on Thursday) – see you there…

 

*** La Tania locals – Snow Report Update ***

Sun continues – but snow on the way
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Sunny weather has led to some pistes becoming hard and worn in their busy traffic areas (especially at the end of the day) but the vast majority of pistes are still in excellent condition. Weather set to change with new snow fall expected by the end of the week.

Toffa

La Tania win in Meribel

Congrats to James Shail from La Tania who won Rossignol skis for being the fastest non-instructor in the Natives Meribel Workers Challenge on Wednesday. Truly going hard…

The Ski Industry – Did you know, Who Owns Who?

There are not many independents left…

Amer Sports Group own:
Salomon, Atomic, Dynamic, Volant

Quicksilver own:
Dynastar, Rossignol, Lange, Roxy

Tecnica own:
Tecnica, Blizzard, Nordica

K2 own:
K2, Line, Marker, Volkl, Armada

I reckon that leaves these….
Head, Line, Fischer, Scott, Elan and Kastle (now rescued from Benetton).

Then there are some smaller independent, highly specialist brands such as Liberty, Wagner, Lokomotiv, Goode, 4Frnt and Zai.

Finally there’s the designer labelled ski and boards available in Courchevel 1850 from the likes of Prada, Chanel, Versace and Lacroix (a pair of the latter owned by a certain La Tania entrepreneur – they ski pretty well too!).

Any more to add?

*** La Tania locals – Snow Report Update ***

SNOWING ALL DAY
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Snow started early morning.Four of us had the first fresh tracks down Folyeres then ventured to Jean Blanc which we were still the only tracks on after our second run. Then off to Mur still freshies at the side.Incredibly windy even at the top of Gravelles chair and very unpleasant at the top of Plantrey

NICK NICKSKI

 

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