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Opening Hours

07.00 - 02.00

Bar 04 50 79 19 85

Toss the Boss (beat the barman) every Wednesday 10pm till midnight

Après ski

every afternoon from 5pm till 8pm

Rhodos Snakebite Special every day 4pm till 7pm

Après ski live music every Tuesday & Thursday

Live Big Screen sporting events English Breakfast

every morning 9am till midday

Lunch served every day from midday till 2pm

Evening menu served every day from 6:30pm till 10pm

Get a discount on every drink & food purchase with our Loyalty Card! Find us on facebook - Rhodos Morzine

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Yo.del: (verb) \\to yodel\\ the official means of communicating by the inhabitants of mountainous regions\\

welcome contents 'All good things come to an end' so they say. We say 'good things come to those who wait' and we love summer in Morzine. It's been a corker of a winter though... more powder days than we could count and stunning bluebird skies. We hope you've had as much fun as we have!

Eddie the Eagle........................................................4 Great Britain’s favourite Olympian?

En Francais ..............................................................7 Sentiments and opposites

Summer’s Coming! ..................................................8 We preview Morzine’s best summer activities

Ski Logic .................................................................10 The most beautiful skis in the world?

Hello Sunshine .......................................................12 Stay safe in the sun

Abe Kislevitz ..........................................................14 Designing skis for a living

Everyone will be resting their legs after a long winter except for the Yodel team. There'll be a May / June combined interseason Yodel and then monthly issues throughout the summer. So if you're staying in Morzine, good for you! But for now let's raise a glass... to Winter 2012 in Morzine, you were awesome.

World Earth Day.....................................................17 The modern environmental movement

What’s On? .............................................................18 Events in and around Morzine in April

Stay Skiing ..............................................................20 Where to head when the lifts close

Through the Keyhole .............................................21 Inside Morzine’s church

Billy Morgan ...........................................................24 My triple backside rodeo

Post Season Depression ........................................26 Keep the season fun coming

Geology Rocks........................................................28 How those Alps were made

Easter .....................................................................29 Celebrations across Europe

Put it Away! ...........................................................30 End of season ski and snowboard maintenance Onesie of the Month ..............................................30 And the fabulous fashions continue

How to Make ..........................................................31 That end of season favourite – toffee vodka!

The Yodel Competition..........................................32 Win Westbeach, Skull Candy and Celtek stay in touch amie@yodelmagazine.com rowena@yodelmagazine.com

Gadget Corner .......................................................33 The Recon ‘Heads Up Display’

A Yodelling Winter ................................................34 Au Revoir Winter 2012

Cover image © www.damianmcarthur.com

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nt Great Britain in Olympic He was the first British skier to represe gary games. He came last ski jumping back in 1988 at the Cal t the difference between in the event, knowing all along tha the other professional his own abilities and those of the odds, a celebrity ski jumpers was vast. Against all famous around the lifestyle ensued and Eddie became in Finland. But that globe, even recording a pop song now? was 20 years ago – where is Eddie 15/03/2012 20:31


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‘I’m on the telly! I’m doing Lets Dance for Sport Relief and I won the last round. I’ve been shortlisted for Dancing on Ice twice now but I’d rather do Strictly if I’m honest. I’m also a property developer and I’m busy building three houses on my land in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which is where I was brought up. The building work keeps me fit and active, it’s my bread and butter. But what I love most is the PR work I do, public speaking all over the world, particularly in the US and Canada. I also speak on anything between 4 and 14 cruises each year, people are still really interested in my story, they find it motivational’. And so they should. Eddie first skied on Gloucester dry ski slope. He loved it so much he’d return every night after school, every weekend and every school holiday, working for a couple of hours on the ski hire desk to earn his time on the slope. But when it came to turning a hobby into a professional career the odds were stacked against him. It’s said that his eyesight was poor, he was carrying a few extra pounds in weight, he was scared of heights and he had no sponsorship or funding. ‘I became an Olympic ski jumper partly by accident and partly by design. It took me just 22 months to learn to ski jump. I went from being a total beginner to doing 22 meter jumps, which was far enough to qualify for the Olympics. But there isn’t a ski jump training facility in the UK so I hitched my way around the Alps, sleeping anywhere I could find, even in a mental hospital at one point! I’d trade my time and do odd jobs for people in return for food and somewhere warm to sleep. I met a lot of people and they were inspired by my objective, which spurred me on’.

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As Britain’s first ever ski jumper, the press loved him. ‘Eddie the Eagle’ was born in Calgary and coming last in the event was all part of it. Eddie knew from the start that he wouldn’t beat anyone but his spirit and personality added a human touch to the Olympics. ‘It was my dream to get to Calgary. The Winter Olympics were usually really boring, especially if you’re from the UK. We didn’t do particularly well in winter sports as a rule but I wanted to make Calgary different. I wasn’t one of those robots, competing with brute force and ignorance. I was there to represent a sport that I loved, whether I was any good at it or not! I was a pioneer back then, I was breaking boundaries and I hoped to inspire people. That bull dog spirit that’s part of our personality in Britain.’ You might expect that in this Olympic year, Eddie, along with his inspiring Olympic story would have a role to play in sharing the British bulldog spirit with the rest of the country. But no. He didn’t apply for any tickets and he hasn’t been invited to any Olympic events. ‘If I got my hands on that Olympic torch I’d shove it up Seb Coe’s arse. I refuse to call him ‘Lord’. We had a very public spat on the radio because he wants to remove the ‘wild card‘ system, also known as the ‘Eddie rule’ from the Olympics. The wild card exists to give underdog countries the chance to share in the Olympic spirit and to promote new sports in different countries – African nation skiers for example. And we’ve all heard of the Jamaican bobsleigh team haven’t we? Without the wild card these stories wouldn’t exist and the games would be even more boring. The man’s an idiot.

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Team GB have spent something like £300 million developing British athletes for these games, I’ll be interested to see how successful that's been and obviously I wish all our athletes the best of luck. But spending something like £13 or £14 billion on a sporting event in these economic conditions is ridiculous. I really believe in the idea of the Olympics but it’ll take 20 years for us to see any legacy, even if it does exist’. As you’ve probably gathered by now, Eddie pulls no punches. He’s always been outspoken, which lead to the British snow sports industry claiming that he’d made a mockery of the Olympics and the GB team. ‘Yeah, but they can’t get rid of me. I like to be a pain in their arse, a thorn in their side. Every time they see my face on TV, in an advert or whatever… just getting to those games was my gold medal and they can’t take that away from me. The only opinions I cared about at the time were the other ski jumpers involved in the games. They were obviously thrilled because Eddie the Eagle gave their sport a massive boost – I was doing more than anyone else ever had to promote the sport of ski jumping. More money came into the sport; there were more bums on seats at events. We need Eddie the Eagles in lots of other sports I think!’ Eddie no longer follows developments in the snow sports industry and he hasn’t been on a ski holiday in years, even though he has two daughters aged 7 and 5. He doesn’t watch Ski Sunday and he knows nothing about who’s up and coming in the industry. ‘Skiing is a very elitist, rich man’s sport. Although the dry ski slopes do a great job, it’s still really expensive to ski or snowboard. I’d imagine that there’s a lot of wasted talent out there. If there was a ski jumping facility in the UK for example, we could have quality jumpers within the next 10 years. I hope that people with an interest in snow sports find my story inspiring. My advice to them would be to stay positive and always see the positives. Keep moving forward and follow your dream.’ So what of this ‘Eddie the Eagle’ movie we keep hearing about? Eddie sold the movie rights 11 years ago and there was speculation that Steve Coogan was lined up to play Eddie. However, after some ‘creative differences’ Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is now in the role and the movie is finally happening. ‘I’ll be doing all the ski jump stunts in the movie myself. I’ve already said that. The director wanted to get an ex Olympic ski jumping champion to do them but I don’t think it’ll look right, so I’ll do them on Rupert’s behalf. I haven’t jumped in over 10 years so if I do the jumps in the movie they’ll look authentic I think. It’s important to me and to everyone else involved that this movie is representative and has authenticity. It’s my life we’re talking about after all. Of course I’ll be just as scared to jump as I was the first time I tried it 26 years ago.’

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We have to admit here at Yodel that we had a pre-conceived idea of what Eddie the Eagle would be like. He’s courted a particular stereotype for years and let’s face it, this is why he’s still famous. But we found him to be very well spoken and articulate, interesting and considered, and deep down he’s still very proud of his achievements in ’88. As he should be…

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Summer

Summer

Summertime The snow is melting and the beautiful Morzine mountains are getting greener in the long sunny days as we look to summer. Yodel brings you a preview of some of the best activities to look forward to in the summertime.

Luge The summer luge in Morzine involves riding sledges down a purpose built run on the Pleney. The 900m descent takes you around twists and turns, but don’t worry…there are two separate lanes; one for a really fast descent and a slightly calmer route next to it!

Prices: from €25 Contact Frogs Rafting: 06 09 30 80 77

Swimming Pool

You can book and pay for the summer luge at the Pleney lift pass office.

Horse Riding

Prices: from €5

The Dereches riding centre in Morzine is situated along the beautiful river Dranse. From here you can explore the beautiful scenery on numerous trails. There are rides available for children as young as three so it truly is fun for the whole family. Prices: from €15

Contact: 04 50 79 01 69

Paintball Situated in the forests around Morzine, two teams armed with paintball guns stalk through the woodland to take out the other team and win the contest. Luckily protective masks are provided!

Contact Centre Equestre Morzine: 04 50 49 20 84

Prices: from €25

Canyoning

Contact: 04 50 49 48 60

Explore the canyons of the River Dranse from Nyon in Morzine. Slide and jump through the waterfalls and canyons as your guide leads you down some magnificent descents. Wetsuits and safety equipment are provided.

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The Dranse river and the river Giffre are both excellent options for some of the best white water rafting in the Alps. With a maximum of 8 people in each boat, you can choose between a slightly gentler route or take detours for a real adrenaline rush.

Morzine’s much-anticipated indoor pool complex is open for its first summer in 2012. It features a swimming pool, three saunas, two hammams, a kids pool and the outdoor pool.

Prices: from €5

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Quad Biking

Prices: from €50

Just a short way up the Prodains’ valley from Morzine, you will find the area’s quad biking track. Navigate your way around the tyre course in the quickest time to beat your friends and relatives, or just have fun owning that course!

Contact: 04 50 73 80 98

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Treetop Climbing Navigate your way around the treetops on a series of bridges, ladders and Tarzan swings. There are two amazing parks in Morzine; one over the beautiful Cascade de Nyon waterfall and one by the river trail. Prices from: €15 Contact Cascade Aventure (Nyon) on: 06 83 19 21 18 Indiana Parc 04 50 74 01 88

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Mountain Biking Downhill Mountain Biking is big news in Morzine and there are tracks available for all levels. The tracks are graded in the same way as ski slopes, ascending from green to black in terms of difficulty. If you’re not confident about heading up there, it’s probably best to get a guide to help you find your way. Prices from: €40 Contact RideAbility: 06 62 10 32 77 MCF Synergie: 06 87 39 00 14

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SKILOGIK POSSIBLY THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIS If the beauty of the mountains could be poured into a pair of skis, Skilogik is what you would create. Skilogik skis are not only a thing of beauty but socially responsible and high performance, winning a string of ski test awards. The handcrafted skis predominantly feature natural materials and the company buys supplies from sustainable sources that care about the natural environment. They also plant a tree in place of every pair made and pay all their workers above the market rate. We spoke to company founder, David Mazzarella about Skilogik and the ethos behind it. “The response to our work around the world has been amazing, it’s probably more focused in the US for now as we started in Colorado. The second most popular area for our skis is probably Europe. We get a really good response from France - I think you have a mindset that’s open to new things out there. I grew the company out of a passion for skiing since I was a kid and I was drawn to making them. I never wanted to work in a regular job. I made skis in Colorado for years but I reached a wall because to put the effort I wanted into each pair of skis I would have had to sell them for about €1500 – which not many people are willing to pay! Instead I opened a state of the art facility in China where it is easier to source materials from all over the world and we can put unlimited labour into each pair. It sounds odd but expensive locations just lead you to compromise your product by using cheap products

or reducing labour times. We are making around 15 pairs of skis a day at the moment, that way we can put enough effort into each pair. I moved my wife and kids out here to China which was a huge lifestyle change from the US. It means I can keep an eye on the quality of the skis to ensure it remains the same. It has actually been a fascinating and enriching experience but we still keep the HQ of the company in Colorado because we really believe in ski testing and it’s a great area to carry that out. All of our skis are made with natural wood inlay, we also use mother of pearl cultivated abalone shell. They are all made with natural materials. Skiers need to be aware of their carbon footprint because the entire industry could disappear with global warming. There have been some bad seasons recently in the Alps as glaciers are receding and the future can look pretty scary for Alpine regions. We are doing some things that are really innovative to enhance the edging and carving performance of our skis. We use black locust sidewalls, which transmit more energy down to the edge. We also use a Vector 8 carbon fibre and fibreglass with fibres running in eight different directions making the skis resistant to twisting. This gives better pressure along the entire edge of the ski and helps it to bite down into the snow. The wood veneer inlay absorbs and diffuses vibrations without losing the liveliness of the ski so it still rebounds out of the turn. One of our unique services is the Skilogik custom lab, which we use to create a fully customised ski for individuals. I talk

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with each client to determine their skiing background and what they are looking for in terms of performance. We customise the rocker profiles, camber constructions, flex patterns and weights, more or less starting the design of the ski from scratch. Some people know exactly what they are looking for while others are open to ideas. This is the same in terms of artwork for custom skis. We provide proofs for various designs and the clients then choose which is their favourite. We pride ourselves on offering the custom service for the individual but many people buy a pair straight from the store because they like to be able to see and pick out their own pair. Some people buy two pairs of our skis; one to ski on and one for the wall and we strongly encourage that!” Skilogik skis cost around €600 a pair or around €1000 for a fully customised pair. In Morzine they are available from Le Caribou andABC Skiset on Route de Combe a Zorre.

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In Avoriaz they are available from Mir Famose in Place du Snow. For more information, go to: www.skilogik.com

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SUNshine!

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Everyone loves a bluebird day on the mountain but as the ghastly goggle tan will testify…the sun does not always love us back. It is easy to underestimate the effect that sun can have on us while up the mountain. The high altitude combined with the UV rays that are reflected by the snow can affect us much more severely than we may realise. Apart from the vanity factor of wrinkles and ageing skin, too much sun can have severe effects on our health. While we may need the Vitamin D from some sunshine, too much can cause damage to our immune systems, cataracts and even contribute to skin cancer. It is easy to associate a winter holiday with the cold but the sun can actually be much more harmful to us than it is on a beach holiday.   UV exposure increases by 8-10% with every 1000ft above sea level. At 1600m this means the sun in Morzine could be around 40-45% more intense than at sea level.  Usually our surroundings such as the trees and grass would absorb some of the UV but when everything is covered in snow that is not the case. The snow can reflect 80% of UV rays meaning that we are often hit with the same rays twice. At the end of the season, when the sun is at its strongest you should apply the same, if not more, protection than you would lying in the sun on a beach holiday.

Dr Claire Knight, senior health information officer at Cancer Research, said: “Skiers and snowboarders need to take care on the slopes. Even though it may feel cold in the mountains, you can burn very quickly. Snow reflects much of the sun’s UV rays, so you may burn in unusual places - look out for the underside of your chin and your ears in particular. Protect yourself from sunburn on the slopes by covering up with clothing, wearing goggles and using at least SPF 15 sunscreen on exposed skin that can’t be covered up.” Kids can be at a much higher risk than adults due to the delicate nature of their skin. Before the age of 18, most children rack up between 50% and 80% of the sun exposure that they will absorb during their entire lives. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure their children stay safe in the sun. Here yodel give you our top tips for staying sun safe: 12

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• Thirty minutes before hitting the slopes, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. • Remember that the sun in the mountains can be strong and will reflect rays from the snow even on cloudy days. • Ensure you use a sunscreen that is also moisturising. It is not only the sun that can harm your skin. General winter conditions can also be punishing to our skin. •Along with sunscreen, wear a lip balm that has an SPF of 15 or higher. Your lips have some of the most sensitive skin on your body. • REAPPLY! Carry a travel size sunscreen and lip balm on the slopes with you to reapply on the chairlift. • Protect your eyes. Wear goggles or sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection and wrap around to protect your eyelids and the sensitive skin that surrounds your eyes. • The sun can affect the inside of your body too so ensure you drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.

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Tell us about Abe Kislevitz - ‘Currently I’m based in Half Moon Bay, California – it’s a small town just south of San Francisco right on the coast. I live on the beach, I get to surf every day, and I’m within biking distance of the GoPro headquarters, where I work! I’m 25 years old.’ So you design ski graphics for a living. What else do you do? - ‘Yeah! Ski graphic designing is one of the many endeavours I’ve been involved with over the years. I’ve always been into the creative arts and love to find jobs where I can continue to grow & push my abilities as an artist. I got an engineering degree in college but quickly found my way to the arts professionally through video production – now I’m a full time production artist (video filming & editing) for the camera company GoPro.’

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How did you get into designing graphics for skis? - ‘That’s kind of an interesting story. It started back in high school when I took an art class in my senior year. I decided to try out acrylic painting and did a small series of ski-centric artwork. Each time I would finish a painting I would post it up on the popular ski website newschoolers.com. One of the reps for a then smaller start-up ski company 4frnt saw my paintings online. He got in touch with the owner/professional skier, Matt Sterbenz. I got a call from Sterbenz just before my high school graduation asking if I’d be interested in painting some ski designs for his own pro-model ski. We met up; I bought a drawing tablet for my computer and started sketching up concepts. I’m now in my 8th year designing graphics for 4frnt and I’ve done 43 different ski graphics, all of which went into production. The artwork for the skis has also been used on poles, bindings and clothing too.’ What is inspiring for you? - With the skis over the years I’ve tried to come up with different designs so they won’t look like the previous. I started out doing a photo-realism

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painted look and slowly moved more towards abstract and clean design. As the manufacturing process became more customised a lot more thought goes into the actual texture, layering, and mixed media within the skis. Inspiration is a constant process coming from the web, design blogs and friends. I love seeing what talented artists come up with. I’d say every initial idea begins from colour and the way I see it combined somewhere. How does it feel to see graphics you've designed on skis, in magazines and on the mountain? - ‘It’s a pretty cool feeling. I remember seeing a photo of the first pair I designed show up on an internet forum, and then that same pair in person at a shop - it was a surreal experience. It’s still a nice little personal

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Salsa night

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Après ski live music

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moment every time I see someone riding them up on the hill. Since it’s been 8 years now it’s pretty common that I’ll see 3-4 people riding something I designed in any given day skiing. This year the gold medallist for men’s ski half pipe at the Winter X Games was riding skis I designed - very cool to see them in the limelight.’ Do you have to be into skiing to design smart ski graphics? - ‘That’s a good question, and I will say yes and no. Ultimately if you’re a good designer, great design trumps ski scene experience. However, I design the graphics down to placing exactly what goes where on every size of ski. Knowing what won’t get seen by your bindings or boots and what may look good while you’re crossing your skis off a jump goes into play for me.

Other companies may find good art out in the world and adapt it for the skis. From experience, skis are a very tough canvas to work with.’ Are you working on any new projects at the moment? - ‘Yep, we’re already hard at work drafting out concepts and ideas for the 2014 line of skis.’ How much time do you get to ski? ‘With my full time job at GoPro I’ve been blessed to be able to travel around to major competitions and film the skiing. I travelled to all of the Dew Tours, X Games in Aspen, and will be coming to Tignes for Euro X Games! I’ve gotten probably 30 days on the hill so far this year. In college I was skiing over 100 days a year, but I’ll take what I can get now!’ Check out www.abekislevitz.com for more info

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22nd April 2012 Its intention is to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment and you might say that we do this everyday when we live, play and work in the mountains. World Earth Day is essentially an American concept, conceived in 1970 that has spread across the globe. It’s thought that this first event marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. On 22nd April this year events will take place to mark WED in every country on the planet and more than one billion people will be involved. In fact, such a big deal is WED now, it has its own flag and anthem, which is often set to Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
 Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
 Now we must resolve to protect her
 Show her our love throughout all time
 With our gentle hand and touch
 We make our home a newborn world
 Now we must resolve to protect her Show her our love throughout all time
 With our gentle hand and touch
 We make our home a newborn world For more information on World Earth Day and events taking place around the world visit www.earthday.org There are no official WED events taking place in the Alps this year. If you’d like to help Yodel plan a WED event in 2013 then please get in touch!

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Mon 2nd Apr 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 4.00pm . . . . . . Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office de Tourisme 4.00pm . . . . . . DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Neige Roc, Prodains 5.00pm . . . . . . Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 9.00pm . . . . . . Retro Rentals 80’s Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Tue 3rd Apr 10.00am . . . . . Visit to the Cow Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Les Nants Village 3.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 6.00pm . . . . . . The History of Skiing Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleney 6.30pm . . . . . . ESF Torch Lit Descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleney 6.30pm . . . . . . Live Music – ‘Bob Dit Lane’ . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Tabac, Montriond 7.00pm . . . . . . Shooter Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa, Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud

Thrs 5th Apr 9.00am . . . . . . Visit to the Cheese Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de la Plagne 10.00am . . . . . Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outside the Church 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 4.00pm . . . . . . DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Neige Roc, Prodains 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Live music from Cab Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cavern 5.30pm . . . . . . Live music with Alex R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Bar Fri 6th Apr 10.30am . . . . . Visit to the Slate Mines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route des Ardoisiere 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Music Festival Street Party . . . . . . . Morzine Centre Sat 7th Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne Sun 8th Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 12.00noon . . . Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 3.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne 4.00pm . . . . . . Live Groove Lounge Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 9.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Pub Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud Mon 9th Apr 4.00pm . . . . . . Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office de Tourisme 4.00pm . . . . . . DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Neige Roc, Prodains 5.00pm . . . . . . Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 9.00pm . . . . . . Retro Rentals 80’s Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Tue 10th Apr 10.00am . . . . . Visit to the Cow Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Les Nants Village 3.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 6.00pm . . . . . . The History of Skiing Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleney 6.30pm . . . . . . ESF Torch Lit Descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleney 6.30pm . . . . . . Live Music - ‘Eugene Carton’ . . . . . . . . . . Bar Tabac, Montriond 18 7.00pm . . . . . . Shooter Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa, Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud Yodel-April-Morzine-12.indd 18

We want to get as many people in our lovely town involved in yodel magazine as possible! If you have events you would like to be added to this page, please contact us at rowena@yodelmagazine.com or amie@yodelmagazine.com We regularly add new events and information to the yodel magazine website events listings, be sure you check it out!

Wed 4th Apr 8.00am . . . . . . Local Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste 4.00pm . . . . . . Cavern 24:7 Film Competition begins… . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . Le Tremplin/Action Sports Cafe 7.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Curry Night - €15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de La Plagne 7.00pm . . . . . . Film Competition final . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Nash, St Jean D’Aulps 10.00pm . . . . . Toss the Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 10.00pm . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern

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Sun 1st Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 12.00noon . . . Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne 4.00pm . . . . . . Live Groove Lounge Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 4.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 8.30pm . . . . . . Phil Collins LIVE in Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Palais des Sports 9.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Pub Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud

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Wed 11th Apr 8.00am . . . . . . Local Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 7.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Curry Night - €15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Toss the Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 10.00pm . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Thu 12th Apr 9.00am . . . . . . Visit to the Cheese Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de la Plagne 10.00am . . . . . Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outside the Church 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Live music from Cab Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cavern 5.30pm . . . . . . Live music with Alex R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Bar 8.00pm . . . . . . Cavern 24:7 Film Competition Final . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Fri 13th Apr 10.30am . . . . . Visit to the Slate Mines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route des Ardoisiere 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party - We Love House Music! . . Le Tremplin 8.00pm . . . . . . Live DJ – Miss Duckin’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Crepu Sat 14th Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne Sun 15th Apr . . . . . . . . . . . . MORZINE LIFT NETWORK CLOSES TODAY! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 12.00noon . . . Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne 3.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 4.00pm . . . . . . Live Groove Lounge Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 9.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Pub Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud Mon 16th Apr 4.00pm . . . . . . Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office de Tourisme 5.00pm . . . . . . Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 9.00pm . . . . . . Retro Rentals 80’s Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Tue 17th Apr 10.00am . . . . . Visit to the Cow Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Les Nants Village 3.00pm . . . . . . Rooftop Rave with DjCShe Apres Party . . . . . . Alpage du Crot 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern 7.00pm . . . . . . Shooter Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa, Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Café Chaud Wed 18th Apr 8.00am . . . . . . Local Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin 7.00pm . . . . . . Sherpa Curry Night - All You Can Eat - €15 Route de La Plagne 10.00pm . . . . . Toss the Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 10.00pm . . . . . Cab Collective Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cavern Thu 19th Apr 9.00am . . . . . . Visit to the Cheese Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route de la Plagne 10.00am . . . . . Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outside the Church 5.00pm . . . . . . Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 5.00pm . . . . . . Live music from Cab Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cavern 5.30pm . . . . . . Live music with Alex R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Bar Fri 20th Apr 10.30am . . . . . Visit to the Slate Mines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Route des Ardoisiere 4.00pm . . . . . . Basscamp Apres Party - We Love House Music! . . Le Tremplin Sat 21st Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne Sun 22nd Apr . . . . . . . . . . . . AVORIAZ LIFT NETWORK CLOSES TODAY! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 12.00noon . . . Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne 4.00pm . . . . . . Live Groove Lounge Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Tremplin Sat 28th Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne Sun 29th Apr 11.00am . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar 12.00noon . . . Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos Bar 1.00pm . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sherpa, Route de la Plagne

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STAY SKIING Morzine may be set to close on April 15th but what if you don’t feel ready to hang up your helmet quite yet? Depending on the snow conditions, there are a host of resorts within driving distance of Morzine to go and find your last minute thrills on the mountain. Courchevel 1850 – Set to close: 27th April Drive time: 2 hrs 25 mins La Clusaz - Set to close: 29th April Drive time: 1 hr 14 mins Les Arcs - Set to close: 28th April Drive Time: 2 hrs 18 mins Val d’Isére - Set to close: 27th April Drive Time: 2 hrs 54 mins Meribel - Set to close: 27th April Drive Time: 2hrs 22 mins Val Thorens - Set to close: 27th April Drive Time: 2hr 35 mins Tignes – Set to fully close: 8th May Drive Time: 2 hrs 48 mins

yodel recommends sharing a car – it’s good for the environment and everyone loves a road trip! Check out www.mountainrideshare.com to plan your journey.

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The Church Morzine

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key hole Despite being one of the most significant buildings in Morzine, many people never make it inside the Church of Saint Marie Madeleine. The grey exterior walls of Morzine’s church simply do not do justice to its bright and beautiful décor. The church was built between 1803 and 1805 and was one of the first churches built in the Sarde neo-gothic style, which is now found across the Savoie region. The stunning stained glass windows, which bathe the church in their spectrum of colour were restored in 1991 by artist and glass-worker JeanMarie Balayn. In 1993, to celebrate the 900th anniversary of monks settling in the valley, Henri Tavernier from St Jean D’Aulps sculpted a collection of lime wood statues, which now stand proudly at the front of the church. Some of the most stunning features of the church are the intricate paintings by Laurent and Francois Baud, which line the walls of this historic and elegant building.

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It’s not an exact medical term (that we know of) but it’s likely that PSD will begin to grip Morzine this month as the season comes to a close. Say goodbye to the BFFs you’ve made as you take those ski or snowboard boots off for the last time. Take a final glance at those blue skies, knowing that they won’t be there to greet you when you land back home. And that demi of Mutzig will never taste the same anywhere else… We’ve done some research using a few available sources and we reckon there were anywhere between 15% and 22% more seasonaires in Morzine this winter than last year. More season workers than ever before came to the resort without pre-arranged jobs to start, having saved enough cash from work back home to pay for their season accommodation, which is often cheaper than in other ski resorts. One thing is for sure… you’ve all had a stonking great winter. If the transient lifestyle of the season worker has you hooked and you can’t face the monotony of life back home, here’s our pick of the best summer jobs on offer in Europe and beyond…

Campsite Couriers in ITALY April - September This role involves welcoming new arrivals and being the main point of contact for holidaymakers during their stay on the campsite. An apprenticeship in customer service is offered alongside the role, giving you the chance to gain a qualification while working in a beautiful place. Check out www.seasonworkers. com for more information. Spa & Beauty Therapists in GREECE April - November Perform beauty treatments in a friendly and professional manner within the spa at the Neilson resort. For this role you’ll need at least an NVQ level 3 or equivalent but training is also offered. You’ll find more information on this role at www.resortjobs. co.uk Trainee Ski Instructor in NEW ZEALAND July or September start for 10 weeks Gain all the knowledge and qualifications you need to teach other people how to ski while living and practicing in one of the most stunning environments on earth. This is the perfect way to spend your summer if you want to work as a ski instructor next winter. Visit www.snowskool.co.uk for more details.

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English Teacher in AFRICA May - September Volunteering in some of the poorest countries in the world allows you to immerse yourself in overseas culture and fight poverty at grassroots level. Programmes are available in disadvantaged countries to work on a wide variety of social justice projects. Learn more at www.vso.org.uk

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Bar Work in IBIZA - June - September Guaranteed to keep the laughs coming and your alcohol levels topped up, bar work on the white island doesn’t even require an understanding of the Spanish language! What you do need is to be in Ibiza at the start of June to hunt for work – it's near impossible to get work in advance. Find out more at www.ibiza-spotlight.com If your sights are firmly focused on next winter, here’s Matt from the season workers religion that is Natives with some words of wisdom… ‘Season jobs for winter 2013 will begin appearing on the Natives website from May time and new positions will keep coming in until November, most likely. The big tour ops will advertise all summer long, right up until the season starts. Smaller companies advertise their vacancies for shorter periods as they have fewer vacancies to fill. If it’s a niche job you’re after, you’ll need to be looking all the time.’ ‘You can use the time between the end of this season and the beginning of the next to get work experience in the job you’re after in the Alps. Most bars in the Alps are very busy for example, so experience in your sleepy village pub won’t get you far. If you want to be a chalet host, get some cooking experience - the Natives cookery course is a great place to start. If you’re not sure what kind of job you’re after, get some customer service or hospitality experience. Whatever you do to boost your employability, make sure that when you go to interviews with ski companies, you tell them that you have taken on work experience to impress them and so that you’re prepared for a job in the mountains’. The Natives website is packed with useful information for season workers. Head there now - www.natives.co.uk 27

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As the snow melts across the Alps we’re reminded of the stunning and sublime rock formations that lie beneath. The geology of the local area underpins our whole way of life in the mountains. The red and black pistes of Avoriaz lie on hard, resistant rock while in Les Gets the gentle green and blue runs sit on soft, fragile shales. Geology also affects the different tastes of our wines, the flavours of our cheese and the location of alpages and other buildings. But where did the Alps come from? We asked Sophie Justice, a local Geologist to explain how the view from our window was formed in 7 simple steps:

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1. Just before the dinosaurs (245million years ago), all the continents on Earth were grouped together into one giant continent known as Pangea. At this time the Chablais was very flat and covered in shallow tropical seas, lagoons and salt flats which are similar to the Arabian Gulf today. 2. This super continent became unstable and began to break up. As this continued, magma welled up between the continents forming new oceans. Around 200 million years ago, the Alpine Ocean, which is just like today’s Atlantic, started to open between Europe and Africa. The Chablais sat right on the edge of this new ocean. 3. At its widest (140 million years ago), the ocean was somewhere between 600 and 1500km wide and 4km deep. Thick marine sands and muds collected in the ocean basin. 4. The opening of the Atlantic Ocean 120 million years ago, pushed the Alpine Ocean closed, and

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Europe and Africa began to move closer together. 5. By the time the dinosaurs were extinct, the crust and sediments between the two continents had been destroyed or squeezed and Europe and Africa had collided (40 million years ago). 6. Europe and Africa continued to push against each other, culminating 5 million years ago with the rise of Mont Blanc. Its dramatic uplift caused the northerly sliding of a massive pile of marine sediments, which today form our Chablais. 7. A long glacial period then sculpted the landscape - 45 000 years ago the ice covering Evian reached an altitude of 1250m. The final melt 20 000 years ago led to the arrival of the plants and animals we know, and the first hunter-gatherers. A strong human population was developed all around the lake from Neolithic times.

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Most of us are aware of the usual Easter traditions such as chocolate eggs and hot cross buns but how else is Easter celebrated across Europe?

In Ireland, people hold a herring funeral on Easter Saturday, yep, that's not a typo! While fasting during lent, herring was traditionally the main source of protein because it was cheap and plentiful. They hold the funeral because at the end of this season they were so glad to see the back of it. In Poland Easter Monday is known as Wet Monday. In a symbolic gesture to make themselves clean, pure and worthy of the year ahead, Polish boys throw buckets of water over girls and switch their legs with willows. In recent years, the tradition has found equal footing with girls getting their own back on the Tuesday. In Finland, the children paint their faces with soot from bonfires. They then wander between houses giving out decorations and twigs and asking for coins in exchange. In Haux, southwest France, the villagers make a giant omelette on Easter Monday at lunchtime  in the village square. The omelette feeds more than 1000 people and is usually made from around 4500 eggs!

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Good Food at Great Prices • All food cooked fresh to order • Eat in or take away • Phone orders taken for collection • Licensed premises with beer, wine and sodas available when dining in or to take away • The only place in town offering English, Italian and Asian style cuisine, catering for even the fussiest of eaters.

Phone Orders Welcome: 04 50 74 31 62 New for this Winter at Chalet Le Boomerang Les Gets: "Mammas" Restaurant and Take away & "Qué-tal?" Wine Bar and Tapas

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Put it away!

With the season end looming, it’s worth planning how you’re going to store your precious kit until next year. 1. Have your skis or snowboard tuned – or tune them yourself. 2. Leave a thick coat of soft (warm weather) wax on the base and edges – this will protect the edges from oxidizing (rusting) over the summer and will keep the base hydrated.

4. Make sure your boots and liners are dry before you put them away. Try removing the liners to let them air dry and wash off any of that spring grime from your boot shells. Wrap your boots in a plastic bag with some small air holes before storing them away.

3. On your ski bindings, turn the toe and heel springs down to the lowest setting so that they aren’t under tension all summer – this will lengthen the life of your bindings.

5. Store your skis and snowboards in a cool dry place, standing them up against a wall or similar rather than lying them down.

ONESIE OF THE MONTH

How to wear a onesie…

1 - Coordinating your lipstick and sunglasses is an absolute pre-requisite. 2 - Dying the tips of your beautiful blonde locks to match your onesie is extreme, but we feel worth it in this example. 3 - Mastering the splits in a onesie takes serious skill. Do try this at home before you try it in public.

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Live sport and music venue Open 7 days a week from 11am until late

TOFFEE VODKA Seasonaires favourite

All Premiership matches on Sky TV throughout the bar Live music from new bands

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At the bottom of the Rue de Bourg

It’s a favourite tipple of seasonaires but how exactly do you make the DIY version of toffee vodka? The best way to make toffee vodka is to open a bottle of vodka then drink a little… to make space of course! Then take some fresh and sweet toffee and drop it into the bottle. Leave the toffee to slowly dissolve in the vodka over a two-week period and voila! At the end of this time you’ll have delicious, sweet and strong toffee vodka. If you can’t wait for two weeks, then you could use the dishwasher method. Follow the preparation instructions as above but rather than leaving for two weeks, ensure the bottle is well sealed and put it through a normal dishwasher cycle. Take the bottle out at the end using gloves and shake the hot contents until the toffee is completely dissolved. You will be left with delicious toffee vodka…Mmmmm. 40% (PROOF) 1 LITRE (BLOODY STRONG)

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formerly known as the Buddha Café

Open every day from 2pm till 2 am Live music every week for après ski Ski and snowboard videos on large screen Pool table, chess, and the best pop / rock music! Happy Hour every day from 4-6 pm // DJ every night Check our website: www.tibetan-café-morzine.com You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter

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It’s called ‘Heads Up Display’ technology and it features in Recon’s range of in-goggle displays. A small display screen inside your goggles feeds you live data on speed, jump analytics, altitude, location, temperature, GPS mapping and more. It’s like that iPhone app you’ve already downloaded but without the hassle of pockets and the fear of battery drain. There’s a micro LED widescreen mounted in the goggle frame, which is then connected via a cable to the battery. The battery is chargeable via USB or mains power. The technology itself is sold separately to the goggles, but there are a number of ‘Recon Ready’ goggles in the marketplace made by Scott, Smith, Alpina, Uvex and Briko. Recon’s MOD Live technology is sold in the UK through Snow & Rock and at various other points across Europe and America and is priced at €360. For more information visit www.reconinstruments.com

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