Silver ski company(10 Posts)
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
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
The runs down into Belle Plagne were really nice though......
actually looking at the piste map, I think it was the runs down into the Plagne Bellecote but I can't remember. Ski Bug are in Plagne 1800.
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.
Please don't use this company, the comments above are correct this used to a great chalet holiday provider but they have changed over the last 4 years. The old company charms have gone, bed sweets, social skiing(ski hosting), the food is now basic (very basic), none if the old faithful staff that worked year after year, even the toilet role is the cheapest money could buy, internet within the chalets was removed. I believe reg silver no longer runs the company and some else is looking after operations, Brian seal has left (one of the original owners and directors)!
I would not go with them again. When I met Dh, I persuaded him to come skiing, as I had been on great ski hols in chalets. I hadn't previously been with Silverski, we went (la Plagne) and it was awful. the ski hosts were only interested in skiing with the macho black run types - basically just their for their own skiing, not interested ion the guests. And the chalet staff ere Aussies who thought the guests should muck in with washing up, making teas for breakfast etc - not a relaxing hols at all considering we were paying normal (high) cost of catered chalet. There are plenty of better companies to go with - we have had brill hols since with others.
As I'm the original op and this thread is a year old, we did go with silver ski and for our first chalet experience enjoyed it. We had a good crowd in the chalet which made the holiday. Room was basic though shower wouldn't drain so struggled washing hair as kept over flowing, food good enough. It was near the end of the season so think hosts tired, bored by then. Think if using a chalet again would definitely use a different company with more luxury. It was cheap though!
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