• Instructor Profile: Claire

    Name: Claire  Nationality: French  Nickname: Clairon  Resort: La Plagne  Teaches: Ski & snowboard  Best skis: Fat skis, for powder  Best piste in La Plagne: This is my first year in La Plagne, so I know the pistes better than I know their names … but I do like the Bozelet blue run, over in Champagny  […]

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  • Instructor profile: Boris

    Name: Boris Nationality: French Nickname: The Dinosaur – because I’m one of the oldest Oxygène instructors!  Resort: La Plagne Teaches: Ski, snowboard and skwal (a kind of monoski) Best skis: Other people’s skis! I’m currently skiing on Oxygène skis, and they’re suiting me down to the ground.  Best piste in La Plagne: Roclisse down in Montalbert Best […]

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  • Instructor profile: Laurent

    Laurent leading a group on the North Face Name: Laurent Nationality: FrenchNickname: LoloResort: La PlagneTeaches: Ski & snowboard (loves off piste!) Best skis: Salomon ShogunBest piste in La Plagne: Harakiri (a red run from Verdons, going down towards Champagny)Best place to ski on days off: The Cul du Nant at the Bellecote Glacier Dream ski destination: AlaskaFavourite […]

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  • Instructor profile: Yuri, Val d'Isère

    Val d’Isère instructor Yuri hails from the Italian ski village of Abetone – a resort so tiny, he tells us, that the pistes are still groomed by hand, menus offer nothing but pizza and pasta, and no one speaks a word of English. No wonder skiing is the only life he’s ever known! Name: Yuri Resort: […]

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  • Instructor profile: Antoine

    Name: AntoineNationality: FrenchNickname: TonioResort: La PlagneTeaches: Ski & snowboardBest skis: fat skisBest piste in La Plagne: Mont de la Guerre – it’s so long; right at the top you start where there are no trees, but you end up right down in the forest.Best place to ski on days off: The Face Nord on the […]

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  • Instructor profile: Sylvain

    Name: SylvainNationality: FrenchNickname: TintinResort: La PlagneTeaches: Ski & snowboardFavourite skis: Off-piste ‘fat’ skisFavourite piste in La Plagne: L’Esseulet in Montchavin, because it’s a long, long run – it’s like being off-piste, but without the worries. My second favourite is Mont de la Guerre, another long red run going down towards Champagny.Favourite place to ski on […]

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  • ADRIEN : INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

    Name: Adrien Nationality:  French Resort: La Plagne Teaches: Ski, snowboard and sitski Favourite piste in La Plagne: Inversens (red run, from Roche de Mio): it’s long, wide, and it’s easy to ski off the edges of it Favourite place to ski on days off: the Glacier at Bellecote Favourite food: Filet boeuf aux morilles – […]

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  • Instructor profile: Maurizio

    Next up in our series of Instructor Profiles is Italian instructor Maurizio. A newcomer to Val d’Isère, Maurizio is the first of our Val d’Isère instructors to be profiled. Read on to find out what makes him tick … and to discover just how ‘Italians do it better!’ (thanks for that , Maurizio …)  Name: […]

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  • Instructor Profile: Euan

    Recognise this? Euan has been our La Plagne poster-boy for the 2010-2011 season, and it’s his picture that’s splashed across our brochures, posters and press ads this winter. Read on to find out more about the man behind the smile and the powder spray … Name: EuanNationality:  ScottishResort: La PlagneNickname: BuckTeaches: ski, snowboard, telemark, taxi-ski […]

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  • Half term in La Plagne: snowed under!

    La Plagne’s jam-packed this week: half term week in the UK has coincided with winter holidays in Paris and hoardes of French and English holiday makers are hitting the slopes just in time to make the most of the fresh February snow. After what’s felt like weeks of waiting, we’ve finally been snowed under with […]

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