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AirBoarding- Reflex Ski School!
 
Airboarding is a thrilling activity set up by Reflex ski school. Our team from Ice and Fire was 9 strong and we all ventured at Aime 2000 at around 5 o’clock.  Our Instructor Christophe announced the rules and safety procedures to us all and the other four french customers joining us, and then we were off. Made it more inclusive and part of the french culture. We took it one at a time to follow Christophe down a short section of the piste. He showed us how to decend the mountain, using the board and to stop also to turn to create a wiggly snake for a controlled and unique route. The air boards are inflatable with rubber rails on the bottom. You use your weight to switch sides on the board and lean your way around turns. As we flew down the piste, it was easy to see that the snow had been falling for three days previously,it was almost too good!
 
Christophe stopped us every 500m or so to fill us in on the gradient, difficulty and terrain of the section ahead. He kept us safe but allowed us to have loads of fun and get some speed up through races and different obstacles for a whole hour and a half all the way to the bottom of the mountain. We finished with a jaw dropping path leading down into the town of La Roche through the woodland as the sun set in the horizon. Our view was accompanied by hot wine or ‘Van Chaud!!’ which really topped off the whole experience.  
 
I would highly recommend air boarding to anyone wanting a thrilling descent down the mountain full of high speed and exhilarating pistes, however if what you are looking for is a cruise down the mountain with family and friends in a new and exciting way , then you are also in the right place. You can make the experience your own taking it at your own speed and the amazing team that run the activity will take good care of you and support you, in building your skills and confidence!
 
Airboarding was overall a fun experience for us and we wouldn’t hesitate to do this activity again, but a couple of us found this hard to grasp the basics of, but if you're up for a challenge and willing to learn this could be potentially the best fun you have in La Plagne!

Snow in La Plagne!
La plagne this week has experienced its best snowfall this season, so far. We gained 44 cm on the 12th night and continue to snow throughout the 13th and the 14th. The conditions have given life to all of the runs and also made it possible for more to be opened.

On the 13th we took a walk through the snow storm, going through 2ft of snow down the banks by the roads. Wading through the snow was tiring so we made a pit stop in the local restaurant, Le Grizzli. After a hot lunch and hiding from the weather for a while we carried on back to our apartment.

Our next day consisted of getting out onto the slopes of la plagne. La Grande Rochette was absolutely covered in fresh powder. The conditions were great, other than the visibility which was hindered by the snow still falling. All the runs were vast and fluffy and made the last days really enjoyable. We made the most of the mountain using the gondolas and chairlifts to travel between Plagne Centre, Belle Plagne and Aime.

I would highly recommend La Plagne to anyone wanting to ski or board on a range of fun slopes. Come out soon to make the most of the snow that's here,
and there is more on the way!

Written by Tash and Ben, Chalet Bon Vie

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