Hi has anybody used this company before, any feedback good or bad. Looking to go to one of their catered chalets in La Plagne at the end of March. We have always stayed in hotels before and am bit wary about the chalet option we are not the most social family. It will be myself, dh and dd 12. Any info or tips on La Plagne I'm a timid skier who prefers blue runs Thanks
I have family members who worked for Silver Ski a number of years ago. They are an eccentric company who do some things really well but do have a certain way of doing them. We had a great last minute holiday with them to La Plagne 10 years ago for a bargain price.
They also offered ski hosting, so if you are a timid skier then they should be there to help you find your confidence.
Sorry I don't have too much else to say on them as my experiences were 10 years ago, but I doubt that they have changed all that much.
Generally we always really enjoy chalet holidays and the social aspect of if. If only to have other guest to analyse on the ski lifts the next day.
La Plagne is a good place to go for building your confidence. We went back last season for a week with Mark Warner and enjoyed it.
I am quite a timid blue run skiier and I must admit, I hated La Plagne. I thought there were quite of the easier runs that crossed the reds/blacks at the bottom so you were constantly having to be aware of traffic to your left. I also suffer from vertigo (which isn't great as a skier!) and the run off the main bubble in La Plagne has quite a steep drop with a sheer drop to the left (the black run) until you actually join the blue. This is probably not that difficult but with my vertigo, it was awful!! :-)
I have never stayed with Silver. If you decide on La Plagne, I could definitely recommend Ski Bug. We stayed with them and it was great. They also offer three days ski hosting so if you do have a good skier in your party, that's great. My DH loved La Plagne and it was one of his favourite holidays but the ski hosting had a lot to do with that.
On the social side of things - I suppose if you choose a bigger chalet (15 to 20 people) there's a chance you could keep yourselves more to yourselves. The problem is the living areas in many chalets is actually quite small so you end up on top of each other anyway. And you all eat dinner together so you can't really avoid that. But don't let this put you off. Catered chalets are great and I think so much easier with kids than hotels. Particularly if they want to go to bed and you don't. You don't have to go back to the room with them like you would have to in a hotel
used to travel with silver ski every year for a while ( great last minute deals) but that was some years ago. Had good holidays with them. currently need childcare so they are not on my radar, but may go back to them when powder puppy is older.