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Source Online While you’re flicking through the pages of this summer issue of Source Magazine, remember that we’re also online too! The Source website is the home of all things Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. You’ll find the most up-to-date information on resort events, openings and developments. We hear about them first and we share them with you. At www.morzinesourcemagazine.com there’s also a handy business directory, featuring the best chalets, apartments, hotels, bars, restaurants and shops to help you plan your next holiday. You can sign up to receive our news updates and special offers, enter our competitions and leave us your feedback. Source Online is available in smartphone and tablet format and you can subscribe to future issues on the Apple Newsstand and on Google Play too. Get in touch – info@morzinesourcemagazine.com

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Makes you want to go out and explore doesn’t it? I’m referring to our front cover of course. A 40 minute hike to the top of the Chamoissiere lift from the top of the Col de Joux Plane as the sun sets is sure to inspire. We were spoilt for choice when it came to choosing a cover image for this issue, but once again the very talented Reuben Shaul came up trumps. The irony is that Reuben lives in Tel Aviv, not in the Portes du Soleil and we hope his image inspires you to get out there and create your own memories. Summers are about adventures here in the mountains, though Chief Scout Bear Grylls has had a fair few of his own in some very exotic and dangerous locations. Are you brave enough to tackle his Survival Academy? Find out more on page six. Of course, we have a fair few homegrown adventurers who are blazing a trail in their respective pursuits. Mogul skier Ben Cavet regards his Sochi 14 winter Olympic experience as preparation for the next winter games in PyeongChang in 2018, while mountain biker Tahnée Seagrave is travelling the world as an elite athlete, competing against the best in the business. Our corner of the Alps has become a talent hothouse; there must be something in the water… Don’t be surprised if, after your time in Morzine, Les Gets or Avoriaz, you feel a strange longing to return for a longer stint. After all, that’s how many of us ended up here in the first place! Our guide to bagging a great winter season job from page 44 showcases some excellent local employment opportunities for Winter 15. This summer issue of Source Magazine is jam packed with useful local information to help you make the most of your time in our beautiful valleys. Whether you’re here for a holiday, the season, or a lifetime, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained. Let us know what you get up to…

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Our Contributors What are you most looking forward to this summer? Rob Purver “I’m mostly looking forward to the re-opening of the Pleney after its closure last summer. The new tracks on the Super Morzine side also sound pretty cool. The guys have been putting in a lot of hard work over the last year, it’s going to be amazing” L auren Jenkins “I finally have a downhill bike, so I’m looking forward to hitting the trails and catching up with all the riding I’ve missed while studying. I’ll be in Morzine for two weeks of shredding in the sun, I can’t wait! Bring on the bikes!” Katie Cooksey “I’m moving to Tignes this summer, we’ve taken on a chalet right in the centre of the resort to run group activity holidays. I can’t wait to organise lots of fun for all the people who come to visit and get involved in some mountain adventures!” Heather Garlick “For me, summer is about the BBQ! And I'll certainly be trying some of Levi Roots' recipes this year, once I've been for a good hike in the mountains to justify eating them all!”


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the bear grylls interview By amie postings

When you see Bear Grylls on TV, it’s easy to imagine that you don’t see the full story. Does he really sleep in the makeshift shelter he just built from leaves and cobwebs? Or does he depart for the nearest five star hotel as soon as someone shouts cut? We’re more inclined to question the reality of the small screen in these days of ‘structured-reality’ and ‘dram-ality’ TV. Bear (real name Edward), a reservist with the SAS until 1997, is probably best known for his TV series ‘Born Survivor’. He’s also been involved in several other television projects, all on the theme of survival in the wild and at 35 he became the youngest ever Chief Scout. In response to thousands of requests from budding adventurers over the years, Bear has established the ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’. Relaxing package holiday with fun family activities it ‘aint. The academy teaches real life self-rescue skills, delivered by Bear’s handpicked team of highly trained experts.

...Being an adventurer and learning how to survive in the wild is all about nature, as it’s where we started! It’s referred to as ‘the most challenging but empowering survival course on the planet’, teaching the real meaning of resourcefulness and determination. Have you got what it takes to join Bear’s team at the Survival Academy? We caught up with him to collect the details…


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...As a father of three young boys I know what kids hunger for. Great adventures teach them not only great life and outdoor skills, but they also boost their confidence... In your opinion, are adventurers the result of nature or nurture? “Being an adventurer and learning how to survive in the wild is all about nature, as it’s where we started! Through the development of busy cities and stressful jobs and machines that do everything for us, we’ve moved away from learning how to live off the land and fend for ourselves.” What skills does the academy teach? And how can they be used in everyday life? “The Bear Grylls Survival Academy teaches people the skills needed to survive in challenging situations. There are 24 hour, family and adult courses as well as the extreme Survival in the Highlands course, where you

...The best part is seeing people grow in character as they learn many valuable survival skills...

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experience the rough terrain and temperament of Scotland. As a father of three young boys I know what kids hunger for. Great adventures teach them not only great life and outdoor skills, but they also boost their confidence with a sense of knowing they can look after themselves when the chips are down.” What level of physical fitness is required or recommended for the course? “The courses are designed for everyone. They’re going to be tough for everyone. People learn everything from navigation to river crossings and fire-lighting. It’s a real variety that equips participants for any situations they may face. These courses are for anyone who wants to learn a bit more about themselves and what they are capable of, as well as have a challenging adventure.” In addition to the survival skills the academy incorporates, do you find students develop new personal skills too?

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“Absolutely. It’s about dynamic self-rescue survival skills, that one day could save your life. It also encourages key life attitudes that make that critical difference both in the wild and in life – optimism, team work, initiative, courage, resourcefulness and determination. The best part is seeing people grow in character as they learn many valuable survival skills. It makes it all worthwhile.” The 24 hour family course sounds very interesting. What does it involve? “The 24 hour family course focuses on bonding exercises for the entire family, comprising of a combination of survival skills and adventure tasks designed to put the enrollees to the test. We teach navigation techniques, how to light a fire, the best ways to use a knife, foraging for grubs

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...people are starting to grow tired of living in busy cities surrounded by thousands of people and are keen for fresh air!

and rodents, building a shelter, extreme weather survival and river crossings. It is the perfect opportunity to bring a family together to share a memorable and fun experience.� Being an instructor in your academy must be one of the most sought after jobs in adventure travel. How and where do you recruit your team?

“We have training sessions for new instructors every couple of months. Certification requires completing an intensive three day course in Surrey. The course itself incorporates everything from lesson planning to astronavigation, as well as providing a sound coverage of student learning styles, risk assessments and public management. Aside from finding suitable leaders to run our courses, gaining this qualification will provide participants with the necessary skills for leadership consultancy or teaching work,


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sports coaching, outdoor activity and adventure training.” Are you adding any new locations to the academy in the future? The Alps perhaps? “We’ve got some really exciting ideas in the pipeline. You can now take part in courses in Zimbabwe and the US as well as here in the UK. You can find out all about where and when our courses are on the website: www.beargryllssurvivalacademy.com

white water adventures. call: +33 (0) 609 308 077 The concepts of foraging and selfsustainable living are increasingly popul ar. Why do you think this is?

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“I think a lot of people are starting to grow tired of living in busy cities surrounded by thousands of people and are keen for fresh air! Also the issues of global warming and the importance of things such as recycling and buying environmentally friendly products are gathering a huge amount of support; I think this is because people do actually care about the planet and want to help make a difference to protect it.” Are you pl anning any major adventures at the moment? “There are hundreds of challenges on my list I’d love to complete, but you’ll have to wait and see for now!” If you had a survival-off with Ray Mears, who’d win? “I couldn’t possibly say!” Where’s the coldest pl ace you’ve ever been? “I’ve been to so many really really cold places to be honest! The top of Everest was pretty cold… “ Should we ever eat yellow snow? “NO!” Find out more about the Bear Grylls Survival Academy at www.beargryllssurvivalacademy.com or call +44 (0) 1483 424 438

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What’s new? The fact that our three resorts aren't afraid to invest in some serious developments and improvements each season cannot be disputed. There's never been a better time to holiday, work or live in our valley, so here's some tips to help you make the most of it. Big Foot’s Café Rue du Bourg, Morzine

Summer Snowboarding Yes, you read that correctly. The Village des Enfants and Burton Snowboards have teamed up in Avoriaz to offer kids aged between 6 and 12 years the chance to learn to snowboard at Riglet Park - a synthetic piste with a variety of beginner features. The Pleney Is Back After a staggering amount of work and investment, the new Pleney bubble lift in Morzine now carries 900 bikes an hour (instead of 250 on the old lift!) from the centre of the resort to the top of the Pleney.

The home of Morzine’s only curry house has a summer facelift and the new menu features burgers, salads, sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, soups and a rather intriguing ‘Pie du Jour’ with chips and greens for a bargain €8.50. New Bike trails in Avoriaz This summer, for the first time, Le Tour chairlift from the centre of Avoriaz will be equipped to carry mountain bikes, giving you access to the Lindaret bowl, Mossette chair and Switzerland from the centre of the resort. There’ll also be a new pump track in the centre of Avoriaz.

Trail Running on Mont Chery Trail running is set to become a big deal in Les Gets, with new signposted routes now available on Mont Chery, taking in forests and mountain pastures. There’s a green circuit of 5.7km and 250m of elevation, a blue circuit of 10.5km and 580m of climbing and a black circuit of 11.5km and 800km of ascent. All routes begin and finish at the top of the Mont Chery bubble. Celine Gros Riding Academy Female mountain bike supremo Celine Gros opens the doors on her first riding academy this summer, bringing with her 15 years of experience in national and international competition. Initiation, girls and progression groups are available, alongside training for competitions. Visit www.cg-ridingacademy.com for further information.

The Alpine Bat tle – Les Gets 23rd & 24th August What do you get when you cross a mountain bike endurance course, an orientation challenge and a race? The Alpine Battle, that’s what. Teams of two use a route map to pass through checkpoints across the local area over two days, with the aim of completing the route in the fastest possible time. GPS tracking ensures there’s no cheating! Find out more at www.lesgets.com/mtb/alpinebattle


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Gets Airline on Mont Chery Opens 14th June Accessed from the top of the Mt Chery bubble, the Gets Airline is 800m long, covers 113m vertical descent and joins onto the Dans l'Gaz track. It's been built by Sebastien Giraldi, a shaper from Chatel Bikepark

Chalet Host Cookery Courses Extended If our ‘work a winter’ article inspires you to do a season, SkiWeekends have added another round of September dates to their chalet host courses. Based in Morzine and priced at £545 per person (excluding flights), you’ll learn everything from cookery skills to menu planning and budgeting to customer service, improving your employment prospects infinitely! Find out more at skiweekends.com Timed Avoriaz Ascents French cycling legend Bernard Hinault cycled from Morzine to Avoriaz in just 33 minutes during the 1979 Tour de France and with Timtoo Timing you can now tackle the 14.1km, 860m ascent and pitch yourself against him. Collect your microchip from the Morzine Office de Tourisme, pass the timing post at the bottom and you’ll be able to view, share and rank your time when you get to the top.

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the top of the Zore and the Lindarets bowl and a new track to the Zore chairlift. Summer Video Park Make your own mountain bike video for free at the mini jump park on the Gibannaz Plateau at the top of the Chavannes in Les Gets. Cameras record your run over loads of new modules and you can watch, download and social share your video at the bottom. Spot Les Gets Download a free hiking app for your smartphone that also includes puzzles, quizzes and challenges, which you can then enter into a competition to win a free holiday to Les Gets and other great prizes. The app features six hikes suitable for families of all ages and you can check your progress online too.

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HOW CYCLE FIT ARE YOU? By bev fentiman

Your bulging quads and well defined calves are the envy of your fellow cyclists, and you start every ride strong, but there is much more to being cycle fit than just the legs. As the ride progresses, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you are slow in corners. “That’s me” I hear you say? Your core tires long before your legs do. Although cyclist’s legs provide the bulk of the power, the abs and lower back are the vital foundation from which all movement, including the pedal stroke stems. If you are serious about cycling this year and you want to do more than ride at a gentle pace down a sunny road or trail, then you really need to start strengthening your core. So what is the core? There is a common misconception about the core; we usually think of the abdominals as the “six-pack” and those who think that tend do hundreds of crunches and then wonder why they’re not as good at cycling as they’d like! (If this sounds like you, don’t worry; you’re in good company). The core muscles are quite a bit larger than just your abdominal muscles. They start at your hips and go all the way through your abs, up along your spine and to your shoulders and neck. The core muscles are complex muscles, requiring far more than simple crunches in order to get stronger. Why do cyclists need a strong core? A strong core is vital to a strong pedal stroke as it's the platform that you push from. With a strong core you will take corners more efficiently, have increased endurance, be more comfortable in the saddle (less lower back pain) and have a more efficient pedal stroke. If your core is not strong and stable it will fatigue, so you will waste a lot of energy compensating and using smaller muscles. Your body will move up, down and sideways instead of putting that energy into the pedals. Having strong legs but a weak core is like having a Ferrari car with a Ford chassis. Sound familiar? I spend hours on the bike, my core must be strong? Unfortunately more hours on the bike does not equate to a stronger core. You need strong core muscles for the cycling tripod position where the saddle, pedals and handlebars support your weight and your core maintains a still position, but this does not build your core. You will have noticed maybe two hours into a cycle, that the core is fatigued, your back is aching, your form is wavering and you're starting to use other muscles. You are never actually strengthening the core, just reaching the fatigue point each time where your core switches off. You will need to train your core separately.

Try these 5 core exercises to be really Cycle Fit To create a core that lets you ride faster, longer, more powerfully and finish stronger than ever, just commit to 7 minutes of exercise a day, 3 days a week Power Bridge A. Lying on your back, bend your knees and place your heels near your glutes. Arms are at your sides, palms down. B. In one motion, squeeze your glutes, raise your hips off the floor and push up from your heels to form a straight line from shoulders to knees; toes come off the floor slightly. Hold for 3 seconds. Keeping your toes raised, lower yourself threequarters of the way to complete one rep. Do 20 repetitions. Strengthens:

Hip flexors, lower back, glutes Why It Works:

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Plank A. Lying on your stomach; place your elbows under your shoulders with forearms and hands on the floor. B. Lift your hips off the floor, keeping your back straight, bum down and abs tight. Aim for 30 seconds, increasing to 90 seconds Strengthens:

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summer essentials Wiggle is the online home of everything cycle, run, swim and triathlon related. Here’s our essential kit selection for this summer, and you’ll find more at www.wiggle.co.uk For the road… Wiggle Special Edition Felt F95 2013 bike £648.99 RRP We worked closely with the Felt design team to give the F95 an exclusive matt gun metal grey paint finish with complementing subtle green detail on the stem cap, cable caps and wheel graphics. Featuring the forgiving ride of Felt’s internally butted Superlite tubing, the F's sharp handling and responsive feel are well suited to mountain climbs and swooping descents. Kitted out with FSA and Shimano Sora components, the F95 is a great choice. With its durable but lightweight components and special touches such as a carbon fibre fork, aero

wheels and alloy seat post, few bikes offer as much performance for your pound. The F95 is a machine aimed at the 1st time road bike enthusiast amongst you and is ideally suited to endurance riders who participate in either long cycle rides with friends or at sportive events. The alloy frame provides a comfortable ride and the components provide you with the ability to clamber over the steepest of climbs.


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For the mountain… The 2014 GT Sensor Carbon Expert £2,899.99 RRP Designed as an all day trail-riding bike, light enough to climb the toughest mountain with efficient supple suspension keeping traction on the dirt. When the trail points downwards the Sensor comes alive with nimble handling and confidence inspiring control from its short stem and relaxed 68.5 degree head angle.

The carbon chassis is designed around the latest generation 27.5 (650B) size wheels. 27.5’s provide faster rolling and better bump absorption than a 26” wheel, yet lighter, stronger and more nimble than 29’s.

For the kids… Kona Shred 24 Kids Bike £599.00 RRP Whether it’s a school commuter, a first-time dirt jumper, a dedicated mountain biker or your general allround thrasher, this bike will keep your kids smiling for years to come. Hydraulic disc brakes and 65mm front suspension gives this kids bike the real clout needed for Alpine adventures. The Kona Shred is the old school favourite, trusty and reliable kids bike. 65mm of front suspension which can take the hits and knocks from curbs and rocks, hydraulic disc brakes for unrivalled stopping power and all built into kids specific geometry and specification. The Schwalbe Table Top 24x2.25 tyres provide great traction, braking is provided by Tecktro in the form of hydraulic disc brakes on 160mm rotors, and the shifting is aided with the use of Shimano Altus.


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Summer or Winter, we can help make your holiday a holiday for everyone. Our fully catered package includes 3 course dinners with wine served on 6 evenings, 7 breakfasts (6 served), 7 afternoon teas, all left for you to help yourself to.

Menu 1 - Sample Dishes

Menu 2 Example - Choose You Own Menus

Piedmont peppers & garlic bread Lasagne & salad Tiramisu

Sautéed poached pear slices & blue cheese salad with a balsamic split dressing Caramelised onion & goats cheese tart Wild mushroom risotto topped with rocket & parmesan French onion soup with a gruyere crouton

€220 per person per week, one off dinners charged €35 per person per night

€265 per person per week, one off dinners charged at €45 per person per night

Starters

French onion soup Tartiflette with salad, cured meats & pickles Lemon sorbet & citrus fruit salad

Mains

Nacho chips with guacamole & sour cream Chilli con carne with wraps, grated cheese & salsa salad Chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce Spring rolls & sweet chilli dipping sauce Thai Green chicken curry & vegetable pad Thai noodles Meringues with kiwis & passion fruit coulis

Confit duck on braised red cabbage Fillet mignon of pork with Armagnac cream sauce Dijon & tarragon roast chicken with wild rice mix Slow roast belly pork with a cassoulet of white beans

Desserts

Tarte tatin with vanilla ice-cream Vanilla creme brulee & shortbread Lemon tart with black currant sorbet & crème fraîche Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce & custard

Call Sarah on +33 (0) 6 47 82 98 89 or e-mail info@chaletchefs.net. You’ll find more information on our catering services on our website – www.chaletchefs.net

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It’s hard to believe that someone as modest and unassuming as Ben Cavet could have created controversy in the pursuit of his freestyle skiing dream. In February this year Ben skied on the French national team at the Sochi Winter Olympics, despite being born in Maidstone, Kent. On the BBC, Olympic commentators were quick to claim Ben as ‘one of ours’, a great skier who’d somehow defected to the other side. “The Sun newspaper called me up, they wanted to know what was going on. I just want to ski and perform, it’s good to set the story straight” Ben explains.

...I knew I’d change nationalit y to ski on the French team at some point... Ben began skiing aged two on a family holiday, his dad is a ski instructor and the family moved to the area when Ben was ten. Now aged 20, the family live in La Cote d'Arbroz, just outside Morzine. “There’ve been a lot of supposed ‘explanations’ for my place on the French ski team. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never applied for UK Sport funding, and they never

turned me down. I knew I’d change nationality to ski on the French team at some point and if I’d taken UK Sport funding this would have affected my chances of skiing for France.” It’s true that those who criticise UK Sport’s levels of funding for winter sports athletes use Ben as a convenient example of supposed ‘missed talent’. “I learnt to ski in France, first skied moguls in France, joined local ski clubs in France and perfected my skills in France. Would I have had these opportunities if my family had stayed in the UK? Absolutely not. I have a much better chance of fulfilling my potential as a freestyle skier on the French national team. For me, it’s important to represent the nation that trains you.” France has a strong history of producing top mogul skiers. In every winter Olympic competition until the 2010 Vancouver Games, French athletes returned victorious with medals around their necks. “This expertise stays in the team. Successful athletes become coaches and more kids like me get the chance to learn from experts.”


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With a father as a ski instructor, one of the largest training grounds on his doorstep and the support of excellent local ski teams, its no wonder Ben’s performance earned him a place on the French national team. “Sochi was a really special event, it was definitely the highlight of my skiing career so far.”

...There was a free games room, free Coke… but we had to pay for our own McDonalds, which was a bit disappointing. “The French team was 150 athletes strong with a great support team. The opening ceremony was particularly special and the facilities in the Olympic Village were incredible. There was a free games room, free Coke… but we had to pay for our own McDonalds, which was a bit disappointing.” Yes, it seems Olympic athletes do eat Big Macs. Ben’s Olympic goal was to place in the top 10 but his best result pre-Sochi was 16th. “Up until Sochi it had been a mentally tough season. We spend a lot of time retaining our physical fitness, but we don’t have any sports psychologists. I came 8th in the final in Sochi, exceeding my expectations and setting me up nicely for the rest of the season.” Ben went on to become Junior World Champion.

...My aim is to arrive in South Korea for the next Olympics as favourite... “Japan is the most interesting country I’ve visited so far. The Japanese absolutely love their mogul skiing; their athletes are celebrities with big sponsorship deals. Its really cool to experience the cultural aspects of the

countries I compete it, but travel is really expensive. My training doesn’t leave me with enough time for a job. Other than some funding from the mountain resort of Chatel, I’m totally self-funded.” Ben is such a dedicated, talented and all-round nice guy, this surely won’t be the case for much longer. “The resort of Chatel is really committed to giving promising skiers from across the area the opportunity to develop their skills by financing their training programmes. It would be really hard for me to compete without their support.” The Pyeonchang Winter Games of 2018 may seem some way off, but in the mind of an ambitious athlete, the next Olympics are always on the horizon. “My aim is to arrive in South Korea for the next Olympics as favourite. I’m focusing on my mental preparations, my training and my progression in competitions to make sure I get better each time.” To anyone that’s experienced the knee and joint pressure of skiing down a field of moguls, it will come as no surprise that professional mogul skiers get old quickly. “The oldest competitor I know is 30 years old, but typically skiers will retire before then. I’ve made no decisions on what career path I’ll follow when I’m too old to compete, but I am starting my ski instructor qualifications this spring. There are perhaps opportunities to coach other athletes, and I’m learning Italian and German languages too.” English or French, Junior World Champion or Olympic Champion, one thing is certain. Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz should be very proud to be the home of Ben Cavet.

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Get Reading… Sunny siestas, hot lazy evenings and holidays can make summer the perfect time for another attempt at that New Year’s resolution to read more books. There’s something for everyone in our pick of this season’s most anticipated releases:

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The world seen through a child’s eyes can be very different to the one we know as adults, but it’s easy to forget that sense of childhood mystery, wonder and confusion. Artist and storyteller Shaun Tan’s surreal picture book describes a fantasy world that children can relate to and adults will remember. Two boys discover the title’s Rules Of Summer as they play together. The rules, such as ‘never leave a red sock on a clothes line’, can seem strange but children and parents will discover hidden meanings in the intricate paintings. Next time you see your kids playing together you’ll wonder what fantastic summer rule they’re learning.

Experiencing a city on two wheels rather than two legs gives cyclists a unique perspective. The less well-trodden cycle path often guides you away from the hustle and bustle into parks and the outer city limits you wouldn’t otherwise find. The Rapha City Cycling Europe collection, beautifully illustrated by local artists, shows you how to make the most of the cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Milan and Paris. As well as providing easily navigable maps and descriptions, the pocket-sized collection held in a smart slipcase is designed to be a treasured keepsake of a wonderful trip.

If you’re counting down the minutes at work until you can get home and get creative with your craft box, this book is what you need. The latest in the Mollie Makes series promises to provide the “hard facts” you need to start your own homemade craft business. If you’re nutty about knitting or your sewing’s pretty special, making a living doing what you love could be a viable option, the authors say. The book gives handy hints on selling your wares at markets or online, and the less creative elements of running a business like accounting.

Rules of Summer

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Making It!

Shaun Tan

Andrew Edwards & L ax Leonard

Mollie Makes

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Armchair racing Road-racing legend and Isle of Man TT star Guy Martin says he’s addicted to speed and exhilarated by danger. If you want to experience those things from the safety of your armchair, his self-titled autobiography may prove a good option. Try not to cover your eyes in terror as you read his description of crashing in a 170mhp fireball in the 2010 TT race. You’ll also find out more about the racer and part-time TV presenter who doesn’t just ride bikes - he’s a skilled engineer that builds them, and isn’t just interested in engine power – he’ll also risk life, limb and sanity on mountain bikes.

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Natural curiosit y Taking the time to admire stunning scenery on a woodland walk can make the spirits lift and the soul sing. But were you to take the same walk with Tristan Gooley, or his new book Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, you would discover a whole new dimension to your wonder. In the style of the ultimate Scoutmaster, writer, navigator and explorer, Tristan has compiled 850 clues you can use to turn nature detective. The book, due out in May, professes to answer the questions you never knew you wanted to ask, such as “how can I tell the time using the stars?” and “which butterflies will tell me how far it is to the pub?”

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Girls on bikes Mountain biking is often viewed as a man’s domain, with many women put off from trying it due to the lack of female role models and women only options. But things are changing. Looking back just a few years, women on the trails were quite rare. It’s now more common to see female specific bikes, clothing, races, groups and holidays. Women’s participation in mountain biking is growing and more women are taking advantage of the benefits associated with riding. Although many of us have been riding for years, there are a number of reasons behind the recent boom in women on bikes.

...Mountain biking is a great way to get fit, meet new people and visit new places... Over the last two years the number of women competing in mountain bike races has almost doubled. There’s also been a rise in women specific mountain bike races and events such as Diva Descent, Daisy Chain events and women’s MTB groups like Dirty Girls Ride and Dirt Divas. Sarah Muir is a Business graduate and the founder of Morzine based Diva Descent, offering female specific MTB races, holidays and coaching camps. “I think more women are getting involved because there are more opportunities to do so in safe and controlled environments, away from the perceived pressures of riding with partners or male

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friends who may approach the sport in a different way. I also think there is a much greater focus on health and fitness now and women are exploring alternative ways to keep fit. Bikes as a whole have been catapulted to the masses thanks to the Olympics, and the Women's Tour of Britain but more specifically, athletes like Rachel Atherton have worked hard to connect with the mainstream media to raise the profile of the sport and represent women's mountain biking in a positive and inspiring way.” Mountain biking is a great way to get fit, meet new people and visit new places and getting involved is easier than ever before. The sport is becoming increasingly accessible, believes Sarah. “Fortunately for women, there are a plethora of opportunities to get involved! Be it hiring a bike and getting coaching with the many coaching schools out there now, or borrowing a bike from friends and going out with more experienced riders. Women's specific events like Diva Descent were started on the principle that it would provide women with a safe and controlled opportunity to give it a try, receive some coaching and meet new riding buddies. It has proven to be extremely successful at doing this, even increasing the number of women going on to compete.” Whilst the less extreme disciplines such as Cross Country and All Mountain are more popular with women, even Downhill has seen a rise in participants. Starting out can be daunting, but getting involved with groups


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and events can be a great way to get started. “I think the sport is more accessible now than it's ever been. Things had started to shift considerably in 2011 when Diva Descent was formed but this really just marked the start of the recent boom. There's always room for improvement but we are lucky to

If you are thinking of giving mountain biking a go for the first time, here are a few tips

...There's always room for improvement but we are lucky to have a fantastic range of specific products, events and media tailored to our needs...

If you don’t want to commit to buying a bike, try hiring one first before hitting the trails

have a fantastic range of specific products, events and media tailored to our needs. The likes of Diva Descent media partner, Total Women's Cycling has raised the bar by creating a credible and exciting platform, uniting women with a passion for bikes. We’ve proven that the women's bike scene is an industry within its own right.” With more women-only options becoming available, there has never been a bet ter time to get out and ride. Grab a bike, a few friends and head to the trails – I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

Find a local riding group and go on a group ride. It’s the perfect opportunity to get advice on bikes and your local area, as well as meeting new people If you’re nervous about getting out to ride, or going for the first time, look around for a coach or guides to make the experience more enjoyable More often than not, local bike shops are the best places to go if you want advice on what bike to go for and how to set it up There are plenty of entry-level options for kit. When you’re starting out you may not want to spend too much so opt for some comfy shorts, a helmet, gloves and some protection Most importantly, just enjoy it! Don’t worry too much, getting good takes time, but learning is part of the fun

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"Golden Hour" A mechanical engineer by trade, Rueben stumbled into photography by accident. During a break from his Bachelor of Science degree he travelled to Morzine and fell in love with downhill mountain biking and stunning vistas. Rueben taught himself photography using a DSLR camera and his prints are now available to buy at www.reubenshaul.com. “Develop your own style. Don’t shoot the obvious. Composition is key. Be patient, look around you and use the elements to bring depth to every photo. Lead the viewer’s eyes to the core of your subject.”

Morzine’s Concrete Communit y A huge amount of time and effort has gone into the campaign to develop a new skate park in Morzine. For years, Morzine’s skate community has been tirelessly raising money and awareness for the project. By the time April ’14 rolled around, there was €15,000 in the pot and the local powers that be accepted the project. It's hoped that in the near future, a sizable new skate park will be built on the site of the old one, opposite the Skoda Arena, below the Super Morzine bridge. The new skate park would be a fantastic facility for Morzine and everyone from holiday making families to local folk would benefit from its development. While participation in other traditional sports is declining, skateboarding is growing in popularity. It’s likely that the new skate park will attract more tourists to the area and there’s an argument that skate parks support vibrant, healthy communities, just like many other athletic facilities.

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Planning your winter ski holiday in Morzine or Les Gets? Book your kit with us and we'll deliver it directly to your door. If you like you can leave your equipment overnight with us, including your boots on our toasty dryers, for free at our ski-in-shop at the foot of the Ardent telecabine We collect everything at the end of your holiday Mobile Ski Delivery Service www.bluebirdskirentals.com

Ardent, Montriond 0033 (0)450759626 SPA de MONTAGNE

Mobile Massage Therapy Massage and spa treatments in the comfort of your chalet

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Why waste hours searching for the perfect chalet? Let Morzine and Les Gets' independent chalets make you offers instead! Here's how... 1) Make one enquiry. We'll carefully match your requirements with over 350 chalets. 2) The best matches reply with personalised quotes. 3) Compare and share offers on your group's private page. 4) Book direct with your favourite. Easy!

Ideally situated in Les Gets village centre, with lifts only 150m away, giving easy access to the entire Portes du Soleil region. Ideal for skiing and mountain biking. There are 14 delightful en-suite bedrooms with free WIFI access available on B&B or half-board basis. Our on-site restaurant and wine bar offer a wide range of international cuisine at a great price.

Flexible summer and winter breaks in Morzine, perfect for couples, families and small groups. Our characterful and stylish hotel is located in the very centre of Morzine, just 15 metres from the Pleney cable car. Bedrooms include WIFI, TVs, coffee making facilities and balconies while our restaurant serves delicious menus. Our bar is a lovely spot for après too!

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CHALET L A RUCHE

THE INFERNO HOSTEL

The original Morzine family summer activity holiday specialists, est. 1996. Programme exclusive to Simply Morzine including free & discounted activities! Catered & self-catered luxury chalets & apts plus French chalet-hotel. Properties have outdoor hot-tub, pool or sauna. Fantastic locations with gardens &/or sun terrace. Superb cuisine, inclusive Geneva transfers & renowned personal service.

This self-catered chalet is centrally located in Morzine and sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms with 5 shower/bathrooms. It has British satellite TV, free WIFI, 50m2 south facing terrace with BBQ and secure bike storage. The chalet is only 550 flat meters to the Super Morzine lift, 60 meters from a supermarket and 50 meters from a bar/restaurant.

The Inferno Hostel provides a true mountain biking experience that won’t break the budget. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to meet like minded travellers. The outdoor hot tub, huge terrace/ dance floor gives you the ultimate mountain party experience with daily live bands and DJ events. Sleeping 45 including breakfast and dinner, the Inferno Hostel has it all.

Web: www.simply-morzine.co.uk

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Tel: +44 (0) 1664 568902

Tel: +44 (0) 845 680 1208

Tel: +33 (0) 6 42 33 29 46

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HOTEL NEIGE ET ROC

THE ALPINE GENERATION

CHALET SERAC

Our full service hotel is a beautifully designed, traditional Savoyarde residence in a wonderful location in peaceful Le Prodains. With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, relaxing sunny garden and on-site spa facilities, there’s something for everyone. We’re also just opposite the Prodains Express lift, affording easy access to activities in Avoriaz too.

The Alpine Generation specialise in providing affordable, high quality catered chalet holidays in both winter and summer. Whether you are a skier, boarder, snow-shoer, walker, biker, sun-seeker or people-watcher, we are passionate about providing you with the knowledge and expertise you need to enjoy a remarkable and memorable holiday, on and off the pistes and trails.

We have a range of self-catered chalets and apartments situated in central Morzine and surrounding areas, to suit all budgets and group sizes. Good for bikers, walkers and families – we are part of the MultiPass system too. Flexible arrival / departure days. Transfers can be organised.

Web: www.neige-roc.com

Web: www.thealpinegeneration.com

Web: www.mountainhighs.co.uk

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 79 03 21

Tel: +44 (0) 1403 586 002

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From early June to late September The Lodge Morzine offers stylish apartment accommodation, snacks, meals and bar on the terrace; secure bike locker with jet wash down and maintenance areas; British style Cream Teas; the famous Bikers Big Breakfast; full Spa with sauna, jacuzzi and gym; massage, fitness and beauty treatments are all available too. Visit us this summer!

Ski in, ski out luxury catered chalet in fabulous central Morzine location. Privately run by French ski instructor and his English wife since 2002. Family friendly, separate cinema/games room, huge sledging field in front. Stunning views, quiet location, only 2 minutes walk from central Morzine and just 5 minutes from all lifts. Hot tub, WIFI, flat screen UK TV, PS3.

A fabulous array of self-catering chalets and apartments sleeping from 5 to 12 guests. A great choice of central village locations, plus a selection of more peaceful locations away from the hustle and bustle. From comfortable to more luxurious and all at great value. We provide a unique and personal service which is second to none and perfectly efficient from enquiry to departure.

Web: www.thelodgemorzine.com

Web: www.chaletmorzine.com

Web: www.alptitude.com

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 79 47 34

Tel: +33 (0) 6 71 92 33 77

Tel: +33 (0) 7 86 71 14 12

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HOTEL CHAMOIS D’OR

SNOW MOTION CHALETS

MORZINE RETREATS

Our contemporary, full service hotel in the heart of Les Gets has an outstanding reputation for first class standards of service, facilities and food. 14 bedrooms including a 10 person private Penthouse apartment are available for short breaks and weeklong holidays. Spoil yourself in exquisite luxury at Les Gets' number one hotel. Group and corporate breaks also available.

A self catered chalet sleeping 10 with a unique charm and character in the centre of Montriond village. Just 50 metres from the local shop, bar, restaurant and free ski bus stop. Summer self catered rates from £500 per week, winter rates from £1500 per week for the whole chalet. Includes wifi, towels, linens and cleaning.

Self-catered / B & B / Catered Chalets and apartments in Morzine, Winter and Summer. From affordable to luxurious, whatever your requirements are we can meet them.

Web: www.hotel-lesgets.com

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Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 04 29 41

Tel: +33 (0) 6 43 80 65 82

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MY HOME IN THE ALPS

CHALET ‘THE ONE’

CHALET BOURGIGNON

Discover our exceptional portfolio for your next cosy mountain holiday! My Home is your French guide specialised in luxury chalets. Owners or tenants, we aim to offer a comprehensive solution for greater comfort in the preparation of your stay. Trust, responsiveness, listening and sharing are the hallmarks of our philosophy. We invite you to enjoy the art of living in the mountains!

Contemporary chic meets traditional comfort at this farmhouse. Sauna & indoor pool. You’ll feel as if you have slipped between the pages of an interior design magazine. Original wooden features are enhanced by the highquality materials. Located at only 10 minutes on foot from the town center, chalet The One is the ideal place for your next holiday!

We offer a flexible approach to summer holidays starting from self catered breaks for £25 pppn, or catered options for £40 per night. Chalet sleeps 16 in a combination of bedrooms and is just a short cycle from the resort centre. The free bus stops just outside. Our friendly team are here to make sure you get the most from your summer holiday in Morzine.

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Restaurant Guide Bec Jaune Brewery

Restaurant Al an White

Since opening last winter, ‘the Bec’ has gained quite a reputation for honest, wholesome food, the likes of which you don’t see much in the mountains. Their home brewed real ales are a huge treat, while the scotch eggs became something of a Morzine must have before they were controversially replaced by a homemade gala pie. Everything on the menu is delicious, you won't be disappointed.

Michelin trained Head Chef Alan White cut his culinary teeth under legends such as Raymond Blanc and Andrew Fairlie. Restaurant Alan White is located within the Hotel Chamois ‘Or and you can expect a relaxed approach to fine dining. Tasting menus are available on selected nights, while three courses are priced at €21.

220 Route de l a Combe a Zore, Morzine. Booking not usually required

On the menu this summer - Slow cooked leg of rosemary cured lamb, crushed peas, ratte potato puttee, garlic confit, tomato and mint jus. 826 Rue du Centre, Les Gets. Advance booking highly recommended +33 (0) 4 50 04 29 41

Le Verdoyant Occupying an idyllic setting on the shore of Lake Montriond, the huge, sun bathed terrace is the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch. The menu is comprised of Savoyarde favourites and there’s usually a delicious Plat du Jour available, priced around the €13 mark. Service is prompt and efficient and they don’t mind if you keep your table all afternoon. Our favourite dish - Goats cheese salad with almonds and lashings of tasty dressing for €11.50 Route du L ac, Montriond Best to book in advance on sunny days +33 (0) 4 50 79 21 96

Café Le Singe d’Aulps & Restaurant Le Petit Coq By day the lively Café Le Singe serves full English breakfasts, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and homemade cakes and there’s a sunny terrace. By night the restaurant transforms into the charming and elegant Restaurant Le Petit Coq, which specalises in Thai curry, satay, fillet steak and tapas dishes. Also on the menu… Sundays mean live music and a BBQ until late in the evening Located behind Bar National, just off the main road through St Jean d’Aulps Dinner reservations are suggested +33 (0) 4 50 79 66 79


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Le Rocher Open from 9am until 1am every day

If you’re a fan of the French alpine style of pizza, a visit to Le Rocher is a must. Homemade bases are loaded with delicious toppings including the freshest vegetables and speciality meats. Other favourites on the menu include steak, fillet du perche and homemade pasta dishes. Takeaway pizzas are also available. New for this summer… Salad bresaola with mozzarella for €15.00

Savoyarde Specialties and Take-Away Pizza

Residence Cheravaux, Montriond opposite the church Booking in advance is suggested +33 (0) 4 50 75 78 47

Inferno The ultimate mountain bikers lunch can be found at the Inferno, a restaurant and bunkhouse on the Nyon plateau. Under new ownership and management, they have big plans for this summer including live music, BBQs and late night shenanigans. Worth going for - The Bike Burger with Chips – homemade beef pattie, cheese, bacon, egg, beetroot, tomato and lettuce in a freshly made bun for €10. Nyon Pl ateau, Morzine Booking not usually necessary

Mamo’s Restaurant Back by popular demand, the team from Mamma’s in Les Gets are once again taking over the kitchen at this popular restaurant in the Lindarets Bowl. Mamo’s was the venue for some amazing late night movie events last summer and we’re looking forward to more of the same this summer. What to expect… Plat du Jour such as Chilli Dogs - Cumberland sausage in a baguette topped with chilli and cheese and served with chips for just €9. Les Lindarets Open for lunch every day, special film nights will be announced on their Facebook page - /Mamos-Café-Lindarets

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Restaurant Philibert Both the menu and the kitchen team at Restaurant Philibert are under the control of Eric Frechon, the triple Michelin-starred chef of the Hotel Bristol in Paris. This doesn’t make the menu fussy and pretentious however. Expect fine dining in delightful Savoyarde surroundings with excellent service to boot. 480 Route de Puthey, Morzine Advance booking recommended +33 (0) 4 50 79 25 18

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summer gadget guide By Katie Cooksey

Packing away your ski kit and caboodle as the snow retreats can be a sad task. But then out comes the summer gear to get you fired up for fairweather sports and balmy BBQs. If your fun in the sun isn’t complete without the latest gadget to try out, here are a few ideas: Feeling flight y?

Get snap happy

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Everyone can be a real high flyer with a paramotor - and this summer might be the time to invest in one. The sport of paramotoring is growing in popularity because it offers a simple, safe, relatively low cost way of getting airborne. Unlike paragliding, the motor means you’re not dependent on a certain height or air flow to take off. Just strap a propeller engine to your back, clip into your paraglider wing and you’re away. The kit packs down into a car boot or large suitcase. Parajet’s latest motors cost from £4660. Flying fanatics can check out the latest in air sports at the 40th Coupe Icare flying festival, in Lumbin and St Hilaire du Touvet, from 18-21 September.

No longer do you need to carry both a ball for the kids and a camera to capture them playing with it. The Panomo is a ball with 36 builtin cameras that snap simultaneously when thrown, to produce a 360-degree panoramic shot of the scene all around it. Not just an image catcher, it’s also a game of catch! The full 108 megapixel image can be viewed and navigated on a mobile app. The Panomo ball is due to be available from September, costing about €420 and can be pre-ordered at www. panono.com.

Lobster-red sunburn – it looks silly, hurts and can cause long-term skin damage… bad news all round. But when you’re taking advantage of the hot weather and spending all that time outdoors, it’s easy to forget about sun cream top-ups. The latest aid for safety-conscious sun worshippers is a UV tracker disguised as a beautiful jeweled bracelet! The June bracelet measures your sun exposure and an app notifies you when another sun cream application is needed. It’s due to be available to buy at the start of the summer for about €95 from www.netatmo.com.

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Master the BBQ Undercooked BBQ meat could poison your guests, but on the other hand no-one wants a dried out sausage either. Being the BBQ host usually involves treading this fine line while sweating over the hot coals. The iGrill takes away these culinary stresses. Stick its probes into your meat and monitor its temperature from up to 60 metres away on a smartphone app, allowing you to mingle with your guests and enjoy a drink. It will even alert you once the meat is cooked. The iGrill is available from Amazon and other stores.

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Private screening Your perfectly-cooked BBQ meat is eaten, the sun’s gone down, now what about a film? Home video projectors have dramatically reduced in cost and size, so creating your own outdoor drive-in experience or having a family film night wherever you’re travelling is easy. The Sekonix DLP Pico Keychain Projector – the world’s smallest, due to go on sale early summer from about €145 - fits snuggly into a handbag. It’s battery powered so just plug it into a smartphone, tablet or PC, point it at a flat surface, sit back and enjoy.

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Over the pl ain, beyond the hill

By amie postings

Television channels are packed with adventure documentaries at the moment. Flick the channel one way to find 13 men stuck on an island with Bear Grylls calling the shots. Flick again and Ben Fogle is encouraging folk to head off on their expeditions of a lifetime. Did you know that Morzine is home to its very own serious adventurer? “On 5th May 2007 I met my mate Andy at Starbucks on Embankment in London. It marked the starting point for our walk to Istanbul. I wasn’t what you might call ‘prepared’, in fact I still believed I could talk Andy out of it. We broke the journey down into small stages and took each day as it came” Paddy Morris tells me on a rainy afternoon in Morzine.

...central Asia. It’s the most intimidating stage of my objective to walk right around the globe... There’s a reason why we’re reflecting on the first stage of Paddy’s adventure. He’s about to start the second leg; the long, dangerous road between Istanbul and Samarkand in China. “We’re all familiar and comfortable in European countries. My journey through 11 mainly Christian countries was challenging and fascinating, but this next stage through the mainly Muslim world presents lots of extra challenges.”

Paddy and Andy’s trans-European walk raised £15,000 for the Red Cross, walking an average of 35km a day and getting shot at in Switzerland (“of all places”), as they descended the Col de Coux on the day they left Morzine. They wrote a chapter about their experiences for Lonely Planet (sandwiched between Rory Stewart MP and 'Into the Wild' author Jon Krakauer no less), and Paddy remembers the worst part of the journey as Northern Italy. “It’s a flat, dull place that took us about a month to cross. In July the heat was unbearable and every village shop was closed. They were bad times indeed.” So why now? With another Morzine summer on the horizon, should you really be leaving the valley? “Now is the perfect time. I need to be back for my work as a ski instructor next winter (not to mention clear of the Himalayas before winter!), and now is a really interesting time to travel through central Asia. It’s the most intimidating stage of my objective to walk right around the globe, and I suppose enough time has passed since the first leg for the rose-tinted specs to develop.” The next leg of Paddy’s journey crosses seven time zones between Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,


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...Unzipping the tent in the morning, we looked directly at a scull and crossbones sign. We’d pitched on a live mine field... Kyrgyztan and China and will take him five months to complete. He’ll be passing through some of the least hospitable terrain on earth with only a series of home-printed Google maps to guide him. “I’m checking out every part of the route before I set off. That’s the luxury of

There’s another reason why Paddy’s so keen on planning his route. “Last time, somewhere along the Serb / Croat boarder, we pitched our tents late at night, smoked a few cigarettes, drank a couple of beers and slept well. Unzipping the tent in the morning, we looked directly at a scull and crossbones sign. We’d pitched on a live mine field, on one of the most heavily mined boarders in the world. We carefully but quickly scarpered in our shorts and flipflops, while around us bomb disposal teams in full ‘Hurt Locker’ suits worked on clearing mines. I plan to be a lot more cautious this time.” Paddy believes the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan will be the most challenging stage of his walk. The population is sparse, water is equally rare and it spans 400km of sand dunes and cobras. “The whole expedition looks amazing to me, and although

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...There’ll be l anguage barriers of course, but I’ll improvise! Google!” While other adventurers might have a team of planners to assist, and a big budget sponsor to help with kit, Paddy is very much a lone traveller.“I’ve started a blog so friends and family can follow my progress (overtheplainbeyondthehill. blogspot.fr) but I’ll be reliant of local internet access to post updates.”

very little of the world is empty now, central Asia presents the best opportunity to experience the oldest parts of civilisation. There’ll be language barriers of course, but I’ll improvise!”

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on yer bike By rob purver

For the French, cycling is a national treasure. If the weather is nice and you drive up the valley in daylight hours, there’s a good chance you’ll pass a fair few cyclists on your way up the hill. The terrain here is perfect for cycling… all kinds of cycling. There’s plenty for the roadies: mile after mile of epic vistas and leg burning climbs. Anyone can find road-riding nirvana out here. From the guys who enjoy a casual 20 miles followed by a pint and a plat du jour, through to professionals training up for The Tour. The Portes du Soleil is a mecca for lovers of carbon fiber and lycra. There are so many great road routes in the area its impossible to list them all here. Many start in Morzine town center, such as the Col de la Joux Plane (Alt. 1700m/11km) - winding up the Route des Nant up towards Nyon overlooking Samoens. Or there’s the Col d’Encrenaz (Alt. 1400m/7km) - heading up through La Côte d'Arbroz and up the back of the epically scenic Mont Chery with the option to descend to Taninges and back up The Tour route to Les Gets turning it into an epic day! Whether you’re after easy or hard, long or short, there is a road route here for everyone. Maps of the various rides can be obtained from the Morzine Office de Tourisme, or they can be downloaded from the Source Magazine website. Then there’s the other side of the coin, the gravity riders. You won’t fail to miss the many armour-clad bikers queuing for the lifts or washing mud from their bikes all over

town. Downhill Mountain Biking is one of the fastest growing ‘extreme’ sports out there and the PDS has embraced it whole-heartedly. Now heading into its fourth decade as a separate sport from traditional cross-country beginnings, Downhill is a fast, action-packed sport that is still closely tied to its racing roots. The bikes are big, strong and usually come packing 8 inches (20cm) of travel. In recent years there has been a split in the gravity community. Downhill has birthed a younger sibling - Enduro (or All Mountain), featuring all the joys of lift aided downhill riding, but when the terrain flattens out the fun doesn’t stop. If Downhill is growing rapidly in popularity, Enduro is the vanguard leading the charge. The concept is simple but has taken a while to come about because technology wasn’t previously up to scratch. Thankfully, with modern materials and manufacturing processes, it is now. Utilising a very strong, light and relatively long travel (120 - 160mm) bike capable of a downhill charge, yet light and nimble enough to power across the flats and not waste too much of your precious energy on the ups. You’ll still use the lifts to get where you want to go. But you’re not limited to heading immediately back down again once you disembark.

So you fancy yourself as the next Bradley Wiggins, you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for your next hit or maybe you just want to discover what’s over that next ridgeline? Whatever genre of cycling takes your fancy, the PDS has the perfect terrain for you and local bike rental shop Torico has the equipment to get you there... ..

Road: Scot t Sol ace 20 The carbon framed Solace was designed to provide the perfect balance between comfort and performance. Its carbon frame has two zones – a Power Zone and a Comfort Zone, resulting in a stiff and responsive bike that will keep you comfortable all day long. Featuring the super reliable Shimano Ultegra groupset and a geometry designed for long days in the saddle, this bike is more than capable of getting you up the biggest of The Tour climbs and wont leave you hurting.

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Scot t CR1 10 Designed for the enthusiast who wants performance and comfort. The CR1’s carbon fibre frame is designed to save the rider from shock and vibration, letting you enjoy a long day in the saddle without feeling beat up at the end of the day. Designed for riders looking for a slightly softer ride, the CR1 is the perfect bike for those seeking a gentler pace yet still wanting to enjoy everything the Alps have to offer.

Downhill: Nukeproof Pulse DH Comp This frame is the result of two years vigorous testing at Downhill World Cup events. Evolved from the hugely successful Nukeproof Scalp frame, the Pulse is at the cutting edge of downhill technology. Featuring an all-new lighter and stronger hydroformed tubeset, a refined rear suspension system with a whopping 210mm of travel, SRAM X7 transmission and hugely popular RockShox Boxxer fork. This bike is ready for anything you throw it at.

All Mountain/Enduro: Nukeproof Mega AM Comp Featuring the larger sized 650B (27.5”) wheels, the Mega is designed with speed in mind, the bigger wheels smoothing out the bumps and leading to a faster, smoother ride. With a brand new frame for 2014, 160mm of Rockshox suspension front and rear and an incredible parts list, the Mega is the ultimate ‘go anywhere’ bike.

To ensure you have the best day possible all hire bikes are checked over in the workshop before and after every ride. If you’ve brought your own bikes don’t forget that Torico have a full workshop with highly trained mechanics that will be able to return your bike to full working order, should the worst happen. And usually overnight too. So you wont waste any of your precious riding days.

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All Roads Lead To…

By amie postings

The number of GB plated cars on the local roads during the summer has possibly inspired you to consider driving to the Alps next time round. Morzine and Les Gets are two of the closest mountain resorts to the UK, and there are a number of advantages to having your car with you. The advantages… It’s 535 miles from Calais to central Morzine, and 510 of these miles are on the excellent French motorway system. The increasing costs of flights and carriage mean that if you’re carrying three or more people in one vehicle with bikes, skis or snowboards, it’s probably cheaper to drive. Having your car with you during your holiday means you’re better able to explore the local area. This can be particularly handy during the summer. You can use the journey as part of your holiday, stopping over in one beautiful city or another en-route. The website stopoverconnections.com includes loads of friendly B&Bs that offer an alternative to the likes of Formule 1 and Holiday Inn.

The Disadvantages… Mountain lovers tend to care lots about the environment, so you’re sure to consider the carbon consequences of your drive. One vehicle with three or more passengers in it will produce less carbon than three travellers flying to Geneva airport from the UK. Where are you going to leave your vehicle? If you’re driving in the winter, you’d most likely prefer your car to be in a covered garage for the duration of your holiday. If your

accommodation doesn’t come with parking, you can use one of the local undercover garages, where the average cost of parking for a week is €55. Your return journey to the UK could be hampered by bad weather and busy roads, especially in the peak winter weeks when it seems everyone brings a car to the mountains. You could face a slow and at times treacherous descent to the autoroute.

Distances: Cal ais to…

Les Gets/Morzine - 872km/7h 38mins Reims (Champagne) - 269km/2h 27mins Troyes - 397km/3h 29mins Dijon - 569km/4h 53mins


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Helpful Links: autoroutes.fr includes the full French motorway network and demonstrates traffic conditions, petrol stations, peage charges and ‘aires’ on your route. These are rest areas with picnic tables and toilet facilities. prix-carburants.gouv.fr includes information on the fuel prices in each French department, making it worth a check while you’re planning your route. mountainrideshare.com is a carpooling website specifically for travel to ski resorts. Enter your journey or your ride requests and fill those empty seats.

Using Tolls It costs €75.60 in toll charges each way to travel to Morzine or Les Gets by car and you’ll pass through 6 ‘peage’ stations en-route. You’ll take a ticket for the toll as you join the motorway in Calais You can use both Visa and Mastercard as payment, don’t bank on using your debit card as they often don’t work At each peage station you can use your credit cards in any lane, other than the ones marked with an orange ‘T’ sign – this is for pre-paid vehicles only The green attendant sign above a peage lane is where you should head if paying in cash or if you need assistance You might be wondering what the consequences of avoiding toll routes are. You’ll add an extra five hours each way to your journey

The Legalities You’ll need GB stickers on your car or number plates to travel into France. You’ll also need headlamp adjusting stickers fitted as you exit the ferry or Eurotunnel in addition to carrying a warning triangle and high-visibility vest in your vehicle at all times. A Halfords ‘Motoring Abroad Kit’ includes everything you need for £29.99. If it’s snowing when you arrive in Taninges, just down the mountain, more than likely the Gendarmes will check that you have snow tyres on your car, or ask you to add your snow chains before you ascend any further. Speed camera radar detectors are illegal in France, so you should consider disabling such a function on your sat nav, just in case. It’s also worth letting your motor insurance company know that you’re heading abroad in your car, and check that your breakdown recovery is valid in France before you head off.

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Follow My Dream Many things in life begin as a dream and although starting a downhill mountain bike team isn’t simple, when you have the passion, drive and determination to succeed, anything is possible.

By L auren Jenkins

After moving to the Alps in 2004, the Seagrave family settled in and fell in love with the mountains. The family bought a chalet in Saint Jean d’Aulps, which acted as the catalyst for the beginnings of FMD Racing. Tony Seagrave, FMD team manager and dad to Tahnée and Kaos, has always been a keen rider, racing BMX when he was younger. “The year we moved here, the World Championships were held in Les Gets. Tahnée saw Vanessa Quin win, and bizarrely the following year she came to stay in the chalet we ran. Tahnée fell in love with Vanessa’s baby blue bike and the following year Nigel Page (team manager at Nukeproof bikes) helped us make a smaller version of her Intense DH bike, especially for Tahnée.”

...The aim of FMD is to give young riders the opportunit y to showcase their talent and give them guidance... Tahnée was eight when she began taking mountain biking seriously and twelve when she started racing. Despite family riding holidays when she was younger, it was moving to the Alps that ignited her passion, and Kaos soon followed. In 2009, after realising both Tahnée and Kaos were talented riders, Follow My Dream (FMD) was launched. “Tahnée has bankrupt the family with her pursuit of happiness” jokes Tony. “She had a dream, just like all of our children and we have done what we can to support that. We have been extremely lucky with the brands

that came on board to help Tahnée and this was also the inception of the team. When it came to racing World Cups, there were so many great companies that believed in her, we felt the best way forward was to continue building our partnerships with the brands that helped her success as an amateur.” The aim of FMD is to give young riders the opportunity to showcase their talent and give them guidance, Tony explains. “Knowledge is power. These kids come in and, no disrespect to mountain bikers in general, but the sport is way behind others with regards to people

thinking they know everything - especially the riders. They don’t and here at FMD, we don’t either. But the ethos behind FMD is to try to give these youngsters the knowledge and skills to perform at the highest level.” Five years on, with a huge social media following and support from the likes of Devinci, Fox Head and Marzocchi, it’s hard to believe that FMD are one of the smallest teams in downhill mountain biking. “It’s tough because where others have the cash to invest, we have to beg and borrow. What I do know is that the experience I gained working within


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other sporting fields has allowed me to select what I believe will be the best for our riders. The rest is down to top blagging.” 2014 saw Tahnée move from juniors into the elite riders category, coming into the year as Junior World Champion. Both

to go from strength to strength and is dedicated to helping riders fulfil their potential. “The ultimate goal is to be able to fund the project properly so that we can truly develop young riders into world class athletes. This sport is like no other. It is fast, physical and dangerous.

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her and Kaos had a great season in 2013, accompanied by Mike Jones, a young rider from Wales. After just one season with FMD, downhill giants Team CRC picked Mike up, and his replacement for 2014 is Neil Stewart. “Finding Mike was down to Tahnée, not me. She was invited to a RedBull camp in the UK back in 2012 and one of the riders was a young Mike Jones. She’d spoken about him, so when we started looking for a rider to join us, we started looking at Mike. He had amazing speed but was struggling with the whole package. I can safely say that when he left us to join Chain Reaction Cycles at the beginning of this season, they got the whole package. Neil Stewart was my spot and I also spotted the potential in Tahnée’s younger brother, Kaos.” The team is supported by mechanic Matt Allingham and athlete trainer Chris Kilmurray. Sarah Muir has joined the team as Assistant Manager, a role created to develop sponsorship and business development opportunities and to concentrate on media relations. While FMD only picked up sponsorship from Devinci bikes this season, the team continues

The ultimate goal is to be able to fund the project properly so that we can truly develop young riders into world cl ass athletes... It requires a high skill level, immense fitness and an even greater mental ability. Young riders need to know that it is not just talent alone that will get them to the top, they need a good group of people that are focused on educating them specifically for their chosen sport. Not just on the race track but before, during and after.” To keep up with the team, check them out on Facebook: /FMDracing

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Your Handy Summer Activit y Guide White Water Rafting

Horse Riding

Raft, hot-dog, hydrospeed or kayak your way down the River Dranse, you choose with Nat & Jeremy at Frogs Rafting.

Corinne and Alexandre have a lovely selection of horses and ponies for you to choose from on the banks of the River Dranse in Morzine.

+33 (0) 6 09 30 80 77 info@frogsrafting.com Price: From €40 per person Open: June – September, 2 – 3 trips per day

+33 (0) 4 50 49 20 84 €25 per hour Open: 31st May - mid-September, 10am - 5pm

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Ranch du Lac also offer guided trekking trips around the peaks of Les Gets

You’ll see it snaking down the Pleney! Collect your sledge from the bottom and head up the Crusaz chairlift. Book and pay at the Pleney lift pass office €5 per ride Open: 10.30am – 12.30pm each day Closed if it’s raining! Crazy Golf Avoriaz’ 12 hole crazy golf course can be found in the centre of the resort. Equipment available from the hut on-site €4 per adult, €3 per child or free with your MultiPass OPEN: Every day 10am - 12.30pm and 3pm - 7.30pm (except Saturday morning) High Ropes Course Indiana Parc in the forest next to the Dranse river in the centre of Morzine provides all sorts of action packed family fun from aged 3 years. +33 (0) 4 50 74 01 88 info@indianaventures.com €11 for small kids, €17 for larger ones and €23 per person for the full course Open:10am – 5pm every day Aventure Parc in Les Gets also includes zip wires, bungees and tree climbing adventures too. +33 (0) 4 50 75 84 65 lesgets@aventure-parc.fr €22 per entry, or just €13.60 if you have a MultiPass Open: From 14th June until 7th September, 10am – 6.30pm. Last entry is 4.30pm.

+33 (0) 6 08 18 78 54 €37 for a 2 hour ride or €85 for a whole day Open: From 14th June Tennis There are 9 courts including 2 clay just under the Super Morzine bridge. Courses and lessons are also available. +33 (0) 4 50 79 08 08 €11 per hour on a hard court, €13 an hour on a clay court (50% discount if you have a MultiPass) Open: 8am - 8pm each day Avoriaz also has 5 courts! At the Avoriaz Office de Tourisme €4.50 per person per hour, reduced to €3 per person between 12noon and 2pm. Court hire is free with your MultiPass Fishing Grab your daylong, weekly or annual permit from the Morzine Office de Tourisme and head for Lake Montriond, Lac Mindes d’Or or the River Dranse. Permits available from the Office de Tourisme in Morzine Canyoning

Swimming Morzine

The Parc des Dereches includes a 25m indoor pool, a 50m outdoor pool, kids pools, sun terraces and loungers. +33 (0) 4 50 79 01 69 €8 per adult and €4 per child, happy hour and multiple entry discounts are available. Included in the MultiPass Premium. Open: From 8am - 7pm Monday - Friday and from 10am - 7pm at weekends. Avoriaz

Aquariaz in Avoriaz is an aquatic paradise with water climbing walls, massage benches and an open air spa pool. +33 (0) 4 50 74 24 42 €3 per child and €5 per adult when staying in Morzine-Avoriaz. Otherwise €5 per child and €8 per adult. Open: Every day between 10.30am and 7.30pm Les Get s

Les Gets’ swimming lake has lifeguards and the average temperature in July & August is 22 degrees! No booking required €3 per adult and €2 per child or free with your MultiPass Open: 10am - 6pm every day from 14th June Paragliding With over 15 years experience, the team from Aireole in Morzine will have you soaring in the sky in no time. +33 (0) 4 50 84 71 01 A ‘Discovery’ tandem flight is €70 per person or €60 for children younger than 12 years. Open: Weather dependent so always book in advance!

Follow the riverbed downstream into the Nyon canyon with Fred and his team at Cascade Aventure.

Les Gets Parapente also offer tandem flights over the mountains.

+33 (0) 6 83 19 21 18 contact@cascadeaventure.fr €50 per person Open: May to September, Starts at 9am, 2pm and 4pm

+33 (0) 4 50 04 88 70 info@lesgets-parapente.com From €85 per hour Open: Depending on the weather!


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Golf You’ve two courses to choose from - a 9 hole in Avoriaz or 18 hole in Avoriaz. Both offer rental equipment. Les Gets:

+33 (0) 4 50 75 87 63 From €38 per person (€56 in high season) Open: 7th June to 5th October Avoriaz:

+ 33 (0) 4 50 74 17 08 From €25 for 9 holes, €40 for 18 holes (€50 in high season) Open: 1st July – 31st August Via Ferrata You’ll find fantastic views of Avoriaz from the top of the Saix du Tour climb, which is equipped with a handrail system, steps and footbridges. Equipment is available to hire from the Avoriaz Office de Tourisme, or from Ardent Sports in Montriond. Access is free Open: Mid June - Early September. Donkey Treks Circuit Lake Montriond on a friendly donkey with Catherine and her team. Open: July and August.

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Kids will also love the Ranch du Lac in Les Gets. Booking: At the pony base by the lake Price: €10 per ride Open: MTB Lessons / Guides Jo and his team at RideAbility are the most experienced down hill and cross-country mountain bikers in the area. +33 (0) 6 62 10 32 77 e-mail jo@ride-ability.com From €40 per hour or €200 per day Open: Throughout the season Ice Skating At the home of the mighty Penguins ice hockey team, enjoy your turn on the ice! Booking, not usually required, book and pay on arrival €3.50 per child, €4.60 per adult Skate hire available for €3.50. Open: From 4pm each day.

There are lots of talented and experienced wedding suppliers in Morzine and the surrounding area that would love to help you plan your special day Visit www.weddingsinmorzine.com to find them

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your essential winter jobs guide Has your Alpine summer stay inspired a plot to return this winter? Are you longing for more than just a couple of weeks in the mountains? ‘Doing a season’ is now a rite of passage and there are no better mountain resorts than Morzine, Les Gets or Avoriaz. Bar Tender Tony at Tibetan Café Morzine “I’ve had my bar in Morzine for six years now and Le Tibetan has a great reputation amongst the slightly more mature holiday makers. During our live music après sessions things get pretty hectic, as we offer both table and bar service. I’m looking for four or five new team members for next winter and experience working in a fast paced but high quality bar is essential. Honesty and punctuality are also an absolute requirement. The advantage to bar work in a ski resort is that you can ski pretty much every morning if you choose to. We open at around 3pm, so there’s no slogging yourself to work on a powder day. If you’ve got a lively personality and an outgoing nature, it’s also loads of fun to work in a busy bar. You’ll make new friends instantly. I’m always recruiting as it can take a while to get the perfect team in place. We offer French work contracts, competitive rates of pay and we can help you find season accommodation too.” Get in touch with Tony by e-mailing tonyfaletto@hotmail.com

Chalet Host Sam Dohert y at More Mountain “The early bird can sometimes catch the worm but most companies start seriously looking for their new Chalet Hosts around June. It’s as much about personality as it is skill when it comes to chalet hosting. You can be taught to cook a menu and how to clean a bathroom but if you’re not a people person it probably isn’t for you. At More Mountain we have five catered chalets, which need two hosts in each. We usually recruit couples as they tend to work well together and run their chalet as if they are having guests over for a dinner party. There are two great things about being a Chalet Host. Your get to meet a lot of varied and interesting people and obviously you get to go skiing or snowboarding regularly. Let’s be honest, that’s why most people do this job! But it is hard work - you’ll basically work a split shift six days a week for 18 weeks in a row. Also, cleaning toilets is never fun! Some people think a Chalet Host’s job is easy - all baking fairy cakes and chilling out in hot tubs with guests. It’s not. You’re up early, grafting and going to bed late. And that’s just work! Also, don’t expect to be on the mountain every day – five days a week is possible, four days is realistic” To apply for jobs with More Mountain this winter e-mail info@moremountain.com


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Nanny Helen at Morzine Kids “Each year Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets become more and more popular with families and the children I look after are of all ages. Being a Nanny in a ski resort is hard work but families need professional, wellexperienced, friendly nannies to look after their little ones. I’m looking for more nannies to join me next winter. I’m specifically looking for nannies with experience working in winter resorts, as they present their own challenges and opportunities when it comes to childcare. Nannies must also be CRB checked and be able to provide excellent references. There’s no denying that it’s hard work looking after children. But if you enjoy your work and you genuinely enjoy spending time with little ones, then this won’t be too problematic for you!” Get in touch with Helen by e-mailing helen@morzinekids.com

Apres DJ Lady Eliza “I wouldn’t say it’s difficult to find a job as a DJ in a ski resort, though you need to be able to back up your skills with a Mixcloud or Soundcoud page. It’s worth researching where you want to go and contacting the DJs that are involved in resort nights and events prior to the season to introduce yourself and see if they are looking for DJs. If you don’t manage to secure a job in advance, it’s definitely worth coming out with your record box and giving it a go on the ground. If it’s something that you really want to do, don’t get disheartened. Go to bars and clubs to introduce yourself. Don’t take no for an answer. Think about putting on your own night or après event – that’s exactly what I did. Keep in touch with other DJs and promoters, as you never know what’s around the corner. If you don’t ask you don’t get. The best thing about being a DJ in a ski resort is seeing the madness that I’ve created by selecting naughty drum and bass tunes. I love DJing and being able to do this here is amazing. I do get a little bit nervous through. I remember my first Wobble Wednesday at the Inferno. My hands were shaking, I was so worried about what tunes to play and if the crowd would like them. To be a good après DJ you’ll need a love for music, a love for partying and a love for the mountain.”

Say hello to ChaletManager A simple and intuitive online application that gives you control of your chalet business.

So what can it do? Enquiries - straight from your website into ChaletManager; MyBooking - allows your guests to amend their own booking; Multiple users - unlimited users with custom levels of access; Finance - powerful multi-currency invoicing and expenses; Reporting - run reports on all aspects of your business; Real-time availability - displayed directly on your website; Online payments - guests can pay for their holiday online.

Transparent pricing Simply pay depending on your size of operation and the level of service that you offer. From just €0.79 per room per month. With no fixed contract or upfront costs.

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Ski Instructor Tim at LGSnowsports “I think there are probably around 40 British instructors working in Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz each winter. Skiing has always been my passion and I love being able to ‘share the love!’. You can also make a living by teaching skiing in France. It’s a fact that there is currently more demand for British tuition than there are instructors. A fully qualified ski or snowboard instructor can generally choose where to work, such is demand for their skills. In addition to the qualifications needed to be a ski instructor in France, you also need people skills and patience. So if you’re thinking of getting some qualifications under your belt and heading out to the snow, it pays to be a good listener as well as a good communicator. Very often our job is more about being able to get into people’s heads. The best thing about being a ski instructor is experiencing people having their ‘breakthrough moments’ with their skiing and seeing them smile. Working in the mountains is (usually) fantastic and the best office environment that I’m aware of!”

Airport Transfer Driver Sarah at Getaway Vans “We start our winter season recruitment process in June and we’ll be hiring 18 drivers for next winter. As a minimum requirement you’ll need to be over 23 years of age and due to new Swiss regulations, all drivers must have 24 months professional driving experience, or hold a D1 minibus license and a Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence. Our Getaway Vans passengers expect friendly, approachable and reliable drivers with local knowledge and experience of driving in Alpine conditions and we cover all these things extensively in training. Typically our jobs start in the second week of December and continue until the middle of April. Contracts range from 20 - 30 hours per week with a take home pay of between €800 and €1280 per month. Transfer driving offers a flexible way to pay for a winter season. Weekends are long and tiring but drivers can work full time contracts and still have three full days to enjoy the mountain - not many other resort jobs can offer that! We’ve also got one job opportunity to work at Getaway Vans HQ and down at Geneva airport at the weekend. It’s a demanding full time roll, but with 3 days off each week.” Get in touch with Sarah by e-mailing info@getawayvans.com

Freel ance Writer amie at Source Magazine “Source Magazine is brought together by a team of excellent writers, all of whom are fanatical about the mountains, and what takes place in them. The team has a passion for sharing everything that’s great about our little corner of the Alps with our readers. Most of the team work on a freelance basis, writing for other publications in the UK while fulfilling briefs for Source Magazine. We’re always on the look out for talented new writers and we like to see a portfolio of previous work when you get in touch. Writing about what you’re interested in is the most important thing. If you’re into high fashion, fast cars or football, then Source probably isn’t the publication for you. You need to have a genuine interest in skiing, snowboarding, life in France and all things Alpine. Sometimes we assign article briefs to our writers, at other times we ask them to come up with great feature ideas that they’d like to cover for the magazine. We devise a content plan, image specifications and a full brief before agreeing a deadline, and we always pay for content.” Get in touch with Amie by e-mailing amie@origami-media.com

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Massage & Beaut y Therapist Jax at Indulge “I always look for a specific set of skills and level of experience when I recruit my team. Indulge specialise in a very high end, luxury range of treatments, I therefore need my therapists to have a high level of experience in a well respected spa or similar establishment.

Hotel | Bar | Restaurant www.lecottagemorzine.com | +33 (0) 4 50 79 01 03 | info@lecottagemorzine.com

Recruitment begins as soon as the summer season commences. I expect to meet candidates face to face, either in Morzine, or the UK where I hold an annual recruitment session. Candidates will be expected to perform a treatment trial on either my assistant or myself and we’ll always seek references from previous employers. My therapists work within our spa and on a mobile basis, so they need to have a vehicle and the confidence to drive in the snow to meet clients. We assist in finding season accommodation and thorough training in procedures, products and standards takes place before the winter season commences. Although our clients can book treatments throughout the day, the peak times are usually between 3pm and 8pm, giving our therapists plenty of time for mountain action during the course of the season.” To get in touch with Jax, email enquiry@indulgemorzine.com

Ski Technician Willie at Doorstep Skis “Each winter I hire around eight Ski Techs, some full time, some part time. My recruitment drive begins the minute we finish a season as some of the staff want to return for another winter. Around 50% to 75% of the existing team return each year, but it varies. Returning staff make my life a whole lot easier! I usually start receiving applications via word of mouth by June time, and if we haven’t filled all our positions by July or August, then we’ll place adverts for the remaining positions. Staff at Doorstep can expect to work between 12 and 30 hrs each week, depending on whether they’re employed on a part or full time contract. When things are busy then there’s sometimes overtime available. As a minimum requirement I look for a sound and basic knowledge of skiing and/or snowboarding. Training is provided but you can’t beat having previous experience. We offer a personal service to our clients, so good communication skills and an outgoing personality are essential. The best thing about being a Ski Tech is meeting all the chalet girls first. Also, you’ll be part of a small, dynamic team while working hours are interesting and varied as we deliver to different locations. You’ll get to meet lots of people in the local ski industry and meet clients who come from a range of different backgrounds. And of course, our whole ethos is about getting mountain time, which everyone has ample time to do.”

Located at the bottom of the Pleney lift Sunny terrace with live music and a great atmosphere Bike mechanic & jet wash Mountain biking & football world cups Local ingredients supply a humble & delicious daily menu, ask at the bar for details and reservations


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Summer Cooking with Levi Roots TV Chefs don't come much more colourful or characterful than Levi Roots. He spent years making his own Reggae Reggae Sauce for his seven kids at home, inspired by the teachings of his Grandmother Miriam, who taught him to cook in Jamaica, aged nine. Fame on the Dragons’ Den and six highly successful cookbooks ensued and Levi’s TV series ‘Caribbean Cooking Made Easy’ includes these delicious treats, which also happen to be perfect for sunny summer days. Levi’s latest book ‘Caribbean Food Made Easy’ is currently available on Amazon. Find out more about Levi Roots cooking sauces at www.leviroots.com

Salmon Parcels Ingredients 2 skinless salmon fillets 2 sprigs of coriander 1 lime – sliced ½ punnet cherry tomatoes - cut into quarters 1 jar Levi Roots Caribbean Stew New potatoes – washed Asparagus Finely chopped coriander and a wedge of lime to serve Aluminum foil Method Place two squares of greased aluminum foil on a flat surface and place a salmon fillet in the middle of each. Place a couple of slices of lime and a sprig of coriander on each fillet, along with a handful of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Place two spoonful’s of Caribbean Stew Sauce onto each salmon fillet, then fold the two squares of foil well, taking care to seal all edges.

Put onto the BBQ and cook for approx. 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, pre-heat your over to 220C and place the foil parcels on a baking tray for 25 minutes. While the salmon is cooking, bring the new potatoes to the boil in a pan of salted water. Cook until tender and drain. In a small saucepan heat the remainder of the cooking sauce, taking care not to burn it.

Carefully open the parcels, take off the coriander and lime and discard. Toss the potatoes with a little butter and serve alongside the salmon. Pour the remaining sauce over the top and serve garnished with finely chopped coriander and a wedge of lime.


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Sticky Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients 1 punnet mushrooms – cut into quarters 1 punnet cherry tomatoes Peppers – cut into 1 inch chunks ½ pineapple – cut into chunks 1 unripe mango – cut into chunks Firm cheese – Halloumi is best 1 bottle Levi Roots Fiery Guava Dipping Sauce

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Method Soak the wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes – this will prevent them burning on the BBQ. Thread the vegetables and fruit pieces onto the skewers until they are filled. Place them on a tray and cover with the Fiery Guava Dipping Sauce and leave for 15 – 30 minutes. Place the skewers on the BBQ or under a medium heat grill to cook for approx. 10 minutes, turning all the time to allow for even cooking and basting throughout. Once cooked remove from the grill and serve on a bed of rocket leaves.

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Peach Passion Cocktail

Ingredients 5 ripe peaches, peeled ½ cup vodka or ½ cup of sparkling water ¼ cup fresh lime juice Pinch of salt Small bunch of mint leaves ¼ cup of maple syrup 1 bottle prosecco or 1 bottle of sparkling water Crushed ice Mint leaves to garnish Method Whizz all the ingredients except the prosecco in a blender. Pour the mixture into glasses, only half-filling them. Add crushed ice and top with the prosecco / sparkling water and stir in a few mint leaves.

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Picture of the Summer Competition There’s a photo opportunity at every turn during the summer season. How you win… 1st prize Winter 14/15 GT Series outerwear outfit

Source Magazine and Pl anks are looking for the picture of the summer. Send us your best summer images, taken in the Portes du Soleil and the team from Planks will choose their favourite, and one runner up.

How to enter… E-mail your entry to: competition@morzinesourcemagazine.com and we’ll add it to our online gallery of entries. Competition closes on 30th September 2014 Source Magazine competition rules apply, check out our website for further details.

2nd prize Winter 14/15 Reunion soft shell jacket

Kit yourself out for next winter early!


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Waiting for Winter By Heather Garlick

It’s a contrary life we lead in the mountains. One minute we’re fighting the depths of the biting January blues, forcing our way through a white out and dreaming of blue skies and noses that don’t ache with cold. The very next it’s midsummer, and as we lie on the banks of the lake, gazing dreamily up at the peaks, all we can think about is the next time they will be snow capped and we can glide over all that fresh powder. After all, snow is basically what brought us to the mountains in the first place. So it’s with a growing sense of anticipation that we watch the last of the bedraggled bikers vacate Morzine and hunker down for the autumn interseason; months dominated by rain and sleep. The bars, once lined wall-to-wall with Brits abroad supping on Jager-bombs and pints, now take on an altogether more Galloise personality, featuring strong-armed men sipping delicately on kirs and gazing into the chanson francaise filled ether. Conversation is of course dominated by the coming season. The true Morzinois and the town’s expats

seen them, so we’re sure to have an el nino winter, while the couple sitting nearbys’ next door neighbour insist that the shells on her hens’ eggs aren’t as thick as they were this time last year so it definitely won’t snow for the next couple of months. Everyone ignores the prat at the bar (the one in the brand new Helly Hansen) who’s banging on

end up talking shop. This nonchalance bleeds into November before being shaken up by the first fall of snow. Before long, the peaks are dappled like cowhides, and the very keen click into touring skis in order to savour the first shreds of the season to come. Well actually the very very keen can be spotted attempting to snowboard down any street or

...The old bloke in the corner, thick moustache moistened with Ricard, is adamant that his goat’s calves are as hairy as he’s ever seen them...

about sub winds and polar ice caps. After the weekend, conversation is dominated by those for whom the first sight of the ongoing mountain maintenance works is adequate compensation for a day spent sweating in the saddle, cycling up the nearest peak. After a long slow hike up a desolate mountainside, the cyclist is rewarded with the appearance of an incongruous building site, officiously rerouting one piste or another. This knowledge is gold, and rumours surrounding such morsels of mountain life are rife.

garden blessed with a gradient and a light covering of snow, but that’s another story entirely.

are conjoined by their stalwart rejection of science in predicting the winter weather. The old bloke in the corner, thick moustache moistened with Ricard, is adamant that his goat’s calves are as hairy as he’s ever

October is a dull month of sleepy days, punctuated by weekend festivals in celebration of one fruit or another. Chalet owners and ski tour operators finally find time to catch up for a drink or bump into one another in the supermarket and inevitably

As the twelfth month dawns, converted horseboxes begin to trudge their way up the mountainside belching out smoke from their DIY log burning stoves, eliciting a slight shiver in the less hardy observer. The supermarkets become populated with neon-encased youths with well-coiffured nonchalance (that won’t last long) squabbling over the price of beer and momentarily attempting French with the checkout staff before reverting to Franglais, because after all ‘they must speak English in reality’. The strong-armed men and their delicate drinks shrink back into their seasonal hiding places and the snow begins to fall, whether they prophesied it or not.


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