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AIMEE FULLER

DEC 2012


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welcome contents Winter’s back and we haven’t The Big Interview.....................................................5 been this excited since, well Yodel catches up with Aimee Fuller since this time last year. They say two good seasons come Don't be a Helmet.....................................................8 The great helmet debate together so fingers crossed we have a bumper year for snow The Gallery..............................................................11 once again. Derek Muscat of Theocy Design This month we interviewed Interview with a Penguin......................................14 Aimee Fuller, she is so fun and The Penguin's new coach, Tommie Hartogs lively and definitely one to watch. In our big competition Ski Fashion..............................................................16 for December you can win a pair Tazz Gault on slope styles in the 20s and 30s of Line Afterbang skis to help Yodel Craft Corner..................................................18 perfect your mountain moves How to make the ultimate advent calendar this winter. Resort Events..........................................................20

Here at yodel we’ve now What's occuring in the valley this December combined the magazine into one super issue that will include Through the Keyhole..............................................25 information and events on Inside the beautiful chalet, 'La Muraille'. everything happening in the Holidays are Coming..............................................28 valley. We wanted to make sure Christmas cocktail and jokes you have the best season ever by not missing out on any of the Seasonaire Survival................................................30 awesome things taking place in Chloe Hardy's top tips for new seasonaires the valley. What Yodel Loves...................................................32

As ever, we love your feedback so Our favourite winter goodies email info@yodelmagazine.com with any thoughts, suggestions Onesie of the Month...............................................33 Onesie Wonderment with Retro Rentals or just anything you want to share. Other than that get out Facepaint with Pixie...............................................33 and enjoy the snow! A beautiful, festive mask design

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Ski Review...............................................................34 Salomon's Rocker2 92

James Organ...........................................................35 The new head chef at L'Aubergade

Competition.............................................................37 Win a pair of LINE afterbang skis

Reviews...................................................................38 Go Pro Hero 3, 'Mountain' and Jeremy Jones' Further

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aimee fuller

Aimee Fuller is one of the freshest faces on the snowboarding circuit and her enthusiasm is truly contagious. At just 21, Aimee has made her mark on the snow scene and her fearless and lively personality definitely makes her one to watch‌


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Age, hometown, board and bindings?   21, Keston, Kent, Roxy 149 Eminence and Team Series bindings. What age did you first start snowboarding and how did you get into it? I first tried it when I was 12 and then got into it more when I turned 14. I started going with friends every other weekend and just progressed from there! At what point did you know snowboarding was your career rather than just a hobby? It was never really something that I consciously decided one day, it just kind of happened really fast and I am so happy to be doing the thing I love the most as a profession. Describe your perfect day, on or off the slopes… Perfect day, wake up to a banging bowl of executive "rarge" aka porridge, get up and head up the mountain for a sunny day in the park, no jacket, riding in sunnies and a hoodie with da crew is the ultimate for me! Your life is pretty full of travel now, do you find it difficult to relate to friends who aren’t part of your snowboarding world?   I went through a phase last year, all of my friends back in the UK were heavily into Uni life and when I'd come home, they all were busy working and studying. We've found a balance now, we are all doing such different things, my best mate Becky is studying to be a dentist for example .... that's rad though as she's going to whiten my teeth ha! It's crazy how different everyone's journey is but that's the exciting part. You did the Roxy Snow Camp in Morzine, how was it? I did the Roxy camp what it must have been 3 years ago now, I had such a blast riding with everyone on the camp and getting to know all of the campers, it was such a mixed variety of people all motivated to shred, plus the accommodation that Star Ski Chalets provide is next level. I love staying there! Do you have any plans to return to this area? I'd love to return to catch up with everyone and ride the baby park over there, it's a great place to ride and makes an epic holiday with family or friends, so if I get a spare week or 2 in the season I’d love to head over! 6

Come visit! What is the best moment of your career so far? And the worst? Worst was probably this season gone. I've never dealt with ongoing injury and the whole of last season until the start of August I was suffering with bruised heels, I ended up riding 4 weeks from January until August and that was mainly in comps. It was draining, but it's given me more motivation to up my fitness and get back on my A game! Best moment of my career has to be 1st place at the Pleasure Jam, I felt solid and confident and the result came at the end of a great week of riding with friends. The more I enjoy it and the less pressure I put on myself the better I ride!   What are you most excited about at the moment? Right now I am really looking forward to the next trip, Hintertux in Austria. It's a great vibe, everyone is pumped to snowboard as it's the start of the season, it's exciting to see everyone in the mountains and it's got that spring-like vibe when you come down from the hill, so there are always people hanging out playing football, jumping in the glacial pools, it's just a great time of year!   What are your five favourite things in the world? Family, friends, adrenaline seeking activities, travelling and good food!    How important are the Winter Olympics to you now that Slopestyle has been included in comparison to events like the X Games? I think the Olympics are a great step for snowboarding, it's giving us the opportunity to display Slopestyle Snowboarding on the world stage. Plus it's a great opportunity for us to represent our country, meet other athletes and travel to more new places! It's going to be a fun ride for sure! The X games is the ultimate in my eyes in terms of action sports and I will always have the upmost respect for that contest; it is extreme, the level is high and it's selective - only a few of the best riders get in, so it's an honour to get invited!   When will you know if you have a place at Sochi 2014? I guess this time next year so I'll keep you posted on that one!   What is your favourite trick? Backflip, it gets you buzzing even on those not so epic grey bird days.  


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What do you think you would have been if your snowboarding career hadn’t taken off? Maybe a weather women?!! I'd like to be involved in the media or TV, commentating maybe, something like that! That's if I couldn't do another sport professionally. What is your advice to girls getting into freestyle snowboarding? Try something new everyday no matter how small it is, whether it's an ollie or a 180 over a new feature, which works for me. Something new everyday keeps it fresh and exciting! Plus don't take it too seriously or you won't have a good time. Who needs to be too serious?   Who do you most admire? I really look up to Cheryl Maas, last year she took female snowboarding up a notch with all of the double progressions! Also, Jenny Jones, it's rad to see a Brit dominate and put British snowboarding on the map!  

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Are there any other sports you would have pursued? I once read that you might like to compete in Motocross… I was really into Motocross as a nipper, I got a quad bike when I was 4 and a 50cc KTM when I was 6, I used to compete in the British champs against 30 odd boys! I stopped that after I had a pretty bad slam, all of the family had come along to watch and after that I gradually moved away from it slowly. It was hard for my Mum to watch me at 8 years old getting thrown off my bike like a rag doll! I love many sports; wakeboarding, surfing, cycling!

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Helmets. To wear or not to wear? It’s a question that haunts lovers of mountain sports and everyone seemingly has their two cents on the subject. But how cut and dry a case is it? There has been a general increased interest in wearing helmets following a number of high profile deaths on the ski slopes. In the 1997/98 season Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono both died in similar skiing accidents within a week. More recently, Natasha Richardson unfortunately died in 2009 after bumping her head on a beginner’s ski slope. But is the increased interest in wearing a helmet purely a result of media hype creating moral panic rather than any increased danger on the slopes? In the week following Natasha Richardson’s death, visits to the emergency room at Montreal Children’s Hospital increased by 60%. It was concluded that the media coverage had in fact just created anxiety in parents. Helmets have been shown to strongly protect children by reducing head injuries in under 13s by 59% compared to just 35% in adults. For this reason the Great British Ski Club suggests that helmets should be worn by everyone under the age of 13 but for adults it should be at their own discretion. Additionally, in 2009, Lower Austria made it obligatory for anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. That being said, there are few adults who would disagree with the sense of ensuring their children’s heads are protected whilst skiing. The helmet debate amongst adults is the one that tends to cause the most impassioned viewpoints. 8

Similarly to wearing a helmet while cycling or a seatbelt in a car, there are many non-believers who do not understand why ensuring their own safety is not their own responsibility. There are also those that argue wearing a helmet could actually lead to a false sense of security with people taking more risks assuming that they are safe. Additionally, some claim that while protecting against head injuries, a helmet can actually cause more severe neck injuries. This was challenged in a study by the University of Calgary, which concluded that helmets are not the cause of neck injuries when in an accident. A common anti-helmet argument also used to suggest that we become less aware with worse hearing and lessened peripheral vision on the slopes. This may have been true of the first helmets to come into production but advancements in their technology mean this is no longer a problem. The decision to wear a helmet could also become financial following a recent announcement from Essential Travel Insurance that they will refuse to cover skiers not wearing helmets at the time they get injured. It is thought to be the first British insurance company to adopt this policy but it is expected that many more may follow suit. With traumatic brain injury being the leading cause of death among skiers and snowboarders, it is an easy decision for us here at Yodel HQ. We still think that protecting yourself should always come first up the hill but we also appreciate people being free to make their own decisions and just wish everyone safety on these amazing mountains.


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Should you decide to wear a helmet, yodel are here to point out some top tips to make sure you pick the right one. -Take time to pick your helmet, if you choose something you don’t like you may not be inclined to wear it. -Ensure the helmet fits snugly and contours to your head with no unwanted gaps. -The back of your helmet should not touch the back of your neck. -Try shaking your head, the helmet should remain snug and not slip backwards and forwards.

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Derek Muscat works with the Theocy design collaboration and spends his time designing graphics for Line skis, Ride and Nidecker snowboards. Some may say he has a dream job and after speaking to him we’re sure he does… “When I was a kid I did a lot of skateboarding and snowboarding, I loved painting and drawing and I thought it would be really cool one day to work for a snowboard company as an in-house designer and that’s how it all started, working for a snowboard company 6 years ago. The job that launched my career was from a guy by the name of Trevor O’Neill who used to be the creative director at LaMar snowboards back in 1999. He actually gave me my first snowboard graphic project and I paid my way through school by turning all my work into projects for paying clients. I’m really fortunate to have a great clientele list and the work they feed me is just so amazing because they give me the freedom to do what I want so a lot of the projects have been the ultimate project. I love the freedom I have to create different graphics for companies like Line skis. For me I like the technology behind snowboards and skis as a lot of them ride differently. I know how I like to ride and for me I like to have subtle graphics, maybe a black top sheet with hidden graphics on it. I don’t think it’s all about how it looks as a rider, the performance is important. I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years now but I don’t ride on one of my own design boards because it just feels too weird. Sometimes for me if it’s a great riding


board and I don’t like the graphics I’ll just paint over it or do something to make it my own. My favourite piece of work I’ve ever produced is probably Ride’s Lowride series for kids. I enjoy doing the kid’s boards because it’s more laid back and you get to dive into what being a kid is all about. I would say that series in general is a favourite, I can’t really say one in particular. I’m pretty proud of everything that I’ve done but that project sticks out. The biggest inspiration to my work is surrounding myself with creativity, music is a big inspiration, my family is a big inspiration and other artists. I live in Ontario with my two kids; Holden and Layla and my wife Jordanna. I started my career here by studying design and illustration at Sheridan College. If I hadn’t become a designer I would probably have been a carpenter or builder because I’ve been in construction with my dad ever since I was a kid. Luckily, now the companies tend to approach me through word of mouth but I also stay in touch with all of my clients, big or small and let them know what I’m working on and then some of them will approach me to do something else. Other companies will come back annually for more designs. There’s no conflict of interest when I design for opposing companies because I tend to design with multiple styles, I try not to pigeonhole myself and give all my clients that variety so that nothing looks the same. I am always an open book with my clients, they know what I work on and if there ever was an issue I’m sure we could just work around it and make the clients happy. The project that sticks out in my mind is when I did an art contest for Ride snowboards. I entered it and luckily I won first place and best of show. From there the creative director contracted me to do some Lowride kid’s graphics and he kept calling me back for more projects and finally I asked them instead of keep contracting me to just hire me full time and they did!

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I worked for Ride snowboards in Seattle for 3 years and then I started working from home. We put the house up for sale ready to move and then we got pregnant with our first child and decided we didn’t want to go to the States with no friends and family to raise our first child


so we decided to stay in Canada and I started freelancing, still working with Ride and it’s a great working relationship. What would my dream project be? Well, I’m a car guy so I would love to work on a concept car for Chevrolet, I like the classic muscle cars; I have a 77 Camaro. I’d love to also work on the next generation Camaro that would be a throwback to the old days kind of how Dodge came in with the retro Challenger I would like to make the Camaro look even more retro. My favourite project at the moment is a really great illustration for a pair of 2013/14 Line skis. It’s a tree-house made out of old junkyard parts and one of them is an old WW2 plane that’s built into a tree, it was a really fun project to work on.” You can win one of Derek’s previous designs for Line skis in our competition on page 39.

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Tommie Hartogs has had a long and varied career in Ice Hockey. This season, he’s moving to the area as the new head coach for the Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins. Congratulations on your new job, what are you most excited about for the coming season? This season, I am most excited to have a consistent season with beautiful and intense hockey. I will try to win a trophy for the 50th anniversary of the Penguins. The Magnus League is a good level and you have to play 100% every game. Are you planning to make any changes to the team this year?

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Can you give us a rundown of your career so far in the world of Ice Hockey? I was born in Eindhoven and played Ice Hockey there throughout my youth. I played hockey for 18 years and have been a coach for the last seven, working for different teams across Holland, France and Germany. You originally come from the Netherlands. Do you find it a positive or negative to your job that you have moved from country to country? When I was playing I went to France when it was possible for European players to play in any other European country. For me it does not matter which country you're from, it matters what you can do and what you can bring. What attracted you Morzine-Avoriaz?

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I have been in contact with Jerome Baud, manager of the Penguins since 2006. We have stayed in contact over the years and we both felt it was time to work together. I’m not here because it is a ski resort. We want to win games, we are here for hockey. I didn’t ski until I was 35 years old because I have always had contracts that I respected enough not to do any other sports. You just can’t


get hurt doing something else. Hockey is what I love and is a huge part of my life. What do you think your biggest challenge will be this year?

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Skiing first emerged in Northern Europe in the late 1800s and soon became a fashionable hobby to have. It wasn’t until the 1920s that the sport settled comfortably at the top of the to do list, firmly establishing itself as one of the most stylish winter sports.

1920s The practical, comfortable and accessible ski wear that gathers at our fingertips today would be an alien concept to those who were the first on the slopes. Women were only able to wear long woollen skirts until the late 1910s, so when divided skirts and knickers under tunics came on the market, practicality seemed as easy as the green slopes. It wasn’t until after the Olympics that women began to wear ski trousers – a rather more practical approach – with boots that secured with a gaiter. Similar to the fashion on the high street today, coats were cut in a peplum shape, designed to flatter the silhouette of a woman and bring style to the slopes. The choice for men was just as limited, with regular skiers sticking to classic garments made adaptable for a more functional fitting. Materials stuck to classic, plain cotton, warm wool and rubber to help keep shirts tucked into high-waisted trousers. The blue ski suit was a favourite for the gentleman, but the cobalt shade

meant paying the price of fashion, a terrible sufferer of frequent sun exposure. Suave walked its way onto the slopes - men were still seen wearing ties as they skied, with heavy duty, square toed, leather boots strapped neatly into what were then just simple wooden planks. Riding breeches were said to be favoured over trousers for their practicality.

1930s With the turn of the decade, fashion took a step back to allow functional skiwear a little more room to breathe. During wartime years, colours became muted and dulled with the more flamboyant hues taking a back seat for another decade or so. A lack of material also meant that trousers for men and for women resembled more of a legging cut. With the clothing market revolution of lastex becoming a favourite, knit bands were attached to the bottoms of trouser legs and sleeve cuffs to make women’s clothing more streamed and practical. The ski slopes became a runway of high end versus high street, black slope versus blue. Most garments were made from heavy wool and lined with flannel but for those who could afford it, the best suit to buy was made from dark, ostrich tweed and lined with angora felt. The best and sometimes only way to


show you really knew what you were doing was to purchase a ski skirt; for experts only, this ‘old fashioned’ feminine touch meant you didn’t need practicality to be queen of the slopes. It was common for men to wear tweed out on the mountains, but rarely was it matching – Ralph Lauren would have a field day! Tweed knickers, tweed breeches, tweed jackets; the day-to-day ski outfit was incredibly heavy. The weight however, didn’t stop there, as men piled on the sweaters and knitted vests to ward off the chilly bite. The 30s saw fur become more popular for men on the slopes as a way to show your wealth and your style with a fashionable but warm cap. All outfits were topped off with gaiters or thick socks to help complete the look – it made Robin Hood look like he really knew his stuff. Knowing what to wear on the slopes and how to wear it has and always will be just as important as trying not to fall over. Join us next time for the 1940-50s take on slope style.

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During the season of advent, not everyone relishes the thought of opening their calendar and scoffing a chocolate every day. Some people don’t like chocolate at all. And so we bring you the beer advent calendar. Maybe not conventional but you know you’ll enjoy what’s behind that cardboard door every day!

What you need: Pack of Beer Scissors Penknife/Craft Knife Black Marker Pen Small Piece of Cardboard For our beer advent calendar, we have used a 26 bottle pack of beer. You could use a 24 pack but we don’t like to miss out on a Christmas Day beer…or a Boxing Day hair of the dog! On the bottom of your beer crate you should be able to see the outline of the bottles/cans inside. Measure a square that is just large enough to incorporate one of them and cut it out of your cardboard.

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Use your freshly cut piece of cardboard to place over each bottle/can and make small, close-together incisions with the knife/scissors around three sides of the square. Be sure to leave the fourth edge intact as this will create the ‘door’ necessary for an advent calendar. Once you have finished creating incisions around all of the bottles/ cans, it’s time to start numbering the doors. Beer cartons are usually covered in a lot of graphics so it makes sense to use a thick, black marker pen so you can clearly see the door you’re looking for. And you’re done! Just use it as a normal advent calendar and remember to drink sensibly… even if it is the festive season – Merry Christmas!

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Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M Cheese Dairy Tour . . . . . . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG Curry Night - all you can eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M Les Gets Village Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church near Mairie, M Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Slate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ardoisieres, PR Pool Opening Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aquariaz, AV Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

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Sat 8th Dec 12pm . . . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M 12pm . . . . . . . . Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV

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December Sat 1st Dec 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Sun 2nd Dec 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . . Mon 3rd Dec 5pm . . . . . . . . . Tues 4th Dec 5pm . . . . . . . . . Weds 5th Dec 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . .


December Sun 16th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . . Mon 17th Dec 3pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . .

Rock On Snowboard Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre,AV Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M

Tues 18th Dec 5pm . . . . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . . 6.30pm . . . . . . Weds 19th Dec 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . . 9.30pm . . . . . . Thurs 20th Dec 8am . . . . . . . . . 10am . . . . . . . . 2pm . . . . . . . . . 3pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 6.30pm . . . . . . Fri 21st Dec 10.30am . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 9.30pm . . . . . .

Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Tour of the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline's Farm, LG Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Barque, MN

Sat 22nd Dec 8.30am . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 10am . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 8.30pm . . . . . .

Morzine and Les Gets Ski Lifts Open! . . . . . . . . . . . M+LG Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Jazz Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, LG Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Ice Hockey - Morzine vs Angers . . . . . . Palais du Sport, M

Sun 23rd Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 10.30am . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . .

Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Treasure Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Grand Cry, LG Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Snow Sculpture Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Red Pepper Jazz Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Live Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Boomerang, LG Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M

Prodains Rocks Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neige Roc, PR Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Cafe, M

Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M Cheese Dairy Tour . . . . . . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG Reading Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library, M Basscamp DJ's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tremplin, M Opening Party- Live DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Hours, AD Pottery Workshop Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sarre Farm, LG Curry Night - all you can eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Boomerang, LG Les Gets Village Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church near Mairie, M Chocolate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chalet Chocolat, LG Prodains Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neige Roc, PR Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Cafe, M Tour of the Goat Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Sarre Farm, LG Mechanical Music Museum Tour . . . . Music Museum, LG Slate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ardoisieres, PR Basscamp Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tremplin, M Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

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Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Prodains Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neige Roc, PR Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Christmas Eve Party - Open All Night! . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Christmas Eve Party - Open All Night! . . Tibetan Cafe, M Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Welcome to Les Gets Drinks . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, LG Ice Dance Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ice Rink, M Christmas Fireworks and Lanterns . . . Village Square, LG Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Snowball Fight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snowline, LG Angels in the Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Retro Rental's Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Hours, AD Chaps - Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Tour of the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline's Farm, LG Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Barque, MN

Thurs 27th Dec 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 10am . . . . . . . . 2pm . . . . . . . . . 2.30pm . . . . . . 3pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 6.30pm . . . . . .

Les Gets Village Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, LG Local Heritage Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church near Mairie, M Chocolate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chalet Chocolat, LG Music on the Slopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleney, M Prodains Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neige Roc, PR Live Music with Clare Burnage . . . . . . . . Bigfoot's Bar, LG Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Ice Party - Games and Competitions . . . . . . . Ice Rink, LG Fairy Godmother's Visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Live Acoustic Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Cafe, M Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Tour of the Goat Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Sarre Farm, LG Mechanical Music Museum Tour . . . . Music Museum, LG

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Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M Cheese Dairy Tour . . . . . . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Reading Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library, M Basscamp DJ's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tremplin, M Apres Ski Ardent - Live DJ . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Hours, AD Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Twilight Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Pottery Workshop Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sarre Farm, LG Curry Night - all you can eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Boomerang, LG

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. We regularly add new events and information to the yodel magazine website events listings, be sure you check it out!

Tues 25th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 2.30pm . . . . . . 3.30pm . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . . 6.30pm . . . . . . Weds 26th Dec 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . . 9.30pm . . . . . .

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December Mon 24th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 3pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . .


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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. We regularly add new events and information to the yodel magazine website

Fri 28th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 10.30am . . . . . 10.30am . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 5.30pm . . . . . . 9.30pm . . . . . .

Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, LG Slate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ardoisieres, PR Treasure Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Grand Cry, LG Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Snow Sculpture Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Basscamp Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tremplin, M Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Fantasy Show in the Street . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

Sat 29th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . .

Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV

Sun 30th Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . 10.30am . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 4pm . . . . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 4.30pm . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . 6pm . . . . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . .

Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Treasure Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Grand Cry, LG Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M Snow Sculpture Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Red Pepper Jazz Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV Live Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Boomerang, LG Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherpa Bar, M

Mon 31st Dec 9am . . . . . . . . . Visit Santa's Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG 3pm . . . . . . . . . Prodains Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neige Roc, PR 4pm . . . . . . . . . Morzine Loves Christmas Celebration . . Tourism Office, M 4.30pm . . . . . . Welcome to Morzine Drinks . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M 5pm . . . . . . . . . Open Mic Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M 5pm . . . . . . . . . Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Cafe, M 5pm . . . . . . . . . Fairytale Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, AV 5.30pm . . . . . . Welcome to Les Gets Drinks . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, LG 5.30pm . . . . . . Flashmob Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M 5.30pm . . . . . . New Year's Eve Celebrations . . . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M 8pm . . . . . . . . . New Year's Party - Tickets Only . . . . . . . . Tibetan Cafe, M 8pm . . . . . . . . . New Year's Party - Tickets Only . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M M = Morzine AV = Avoriaz LG = Les Gets PR = Prodains MN = Montriond AD = Ardent If you have events you would like to be included in the magazine then please email them to rowena@yodelmagazine.com

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ESTATE AGENCIES – A professional team at your service SALES – RENTALS LES GETS - Rentals agency Résidence Le Schuss Rue du Centre (facing Carrefour Montagne)

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Tel: (0033) 450 745 600 lesgets@century21france.fr

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Around the corner from chemin de Vieille Plagne, stands "La Muraille", an imposing and proud house. The exceptional yet classic renovation has created one of the most unique chalets in Morzine. The chalet’s owners, Christophe and Gabrielle based their renovation around the beautiful frame and stone walls using a team of local workers to build this luxury chalet. The 7 bedrooms all have original dÊcor creating different atmospheres in each space. The living room is structured around a majestic staircase, a beautiful steel and glass sculpture. The photos speak for themselves...an unforgettable building! www.myhomeinthealps.com


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15ml Peppermint Liqueur 15ml Single Cream Chocolate Shavings and Mint Leaf Mix the vodka, Baileys, peppermint liqueur and single cream together in a cocktail shaker. You can do this with crushed ice if you prefer but we like the warming effect of this cocktail in the winter. Pour into an elegant cocktail glass, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and the leaf and enjoy, preferably by a warm fire with Christmas music playing in the background!

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We met up with Mr Claus and he shared some of his favourite Christmas cracker jokes with Yodel: Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite. Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? A: Claustrophobic. Q: What's the most popular wine at Christmas? A: "I don't like sprouts.” Oh dear, luckily he doesn’t write the jokes, he just fills the stockings! You can visit Santa Claus at his grotto in the enchanted forests high above Les Gets or you might even catch him relaxing around the village over the festive period. Just visit the Christmas section on the Les Gets website: http://www.lesgets.com/christmas/

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Recent reports have claimed that the well-known Christmas sensation Santa Claus actually lives in Les Gets. It’s a common misconception that he lives in the North Pole but is in fact squirreled away in the forests of Les Gets making toys with his elves.


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SURVIVAL GUIDE Ski season stalwart, Chloe Hardy has chosen to share her nuggets of seasonaire wisdom with the newbies in the area this winter… It’s that time of year again. There’s snow on the hill and a chill in the air which brings seasonaires from all over the world to the sleepy little mountain ski towns. And as if overnight, houses and apartments fill up with twice as many people as they can comfortably hold, drinking establishments open their doors again and parties go on until the early hours of the morning. Whether it’s your first season here or not, there is always fun to be had as the season kicks off; making new friends, partying before starting work and getting those first few days riding in makes you blissfully unaware that you are in fact, in France and when you run out of Marmite, things are going to get ugly. So here’s a rough guide to the area, seasonaire living arrangements and supermarket nightmares, to help start the season as you mean to go on.

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Siesta time! Before the season properly kicks off, all the supermarkets operate on French opening hours, so anytime between 12 and 3 is a no go time for food. The Bonbonniere in Morzine does amazing mini pizzas to tide you over in the meantime though. While the supermarkets stay open all day throughout the season, most of the shops in town won’t, so it’s best to stick to early evening shopping.

Earplugs will save your life. Most seasonaire houses operate with at least 2 people per bedroom, and with people getting up and going to sleep at all hours of the day, tempers can get frayed if no one’s getting a good night’s sleep. So whether it’s your roommate’s snoring, your housemate's partying, or things happening that you just don’t want to know about, earplugs are a handy essential. Just make sure you don’t sleep through your alarm clock! Personal space. With all seasonaire houses, it is pretty much guaranteed that the amount of housemates will be too many for the house. While most of the time this is fun, there is usually a point where you just want some alone time, or the dirty dishes that never get washed are doing your head in and you might want to implode. Just remember that everyone is in the same boat and no doubt will have felt the same way at some point. And if all else fails, house meetings are always a good way to resolve issues and lay out boundaries, as well as making sure that no one gets ganged up on. If all else fails, sometimes it’s just best to accept and embrace the mess and chaos because it’s not what you’ll remember about your ski season when you leave anyway. You can’t buy things here that are everywhere at home, things like dry shampoo, Marmite and Robinson’s squash. But there are ways around all these things. Talc and a blusher brush make for a great alternative to


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dry shampoo, and it lasts longer, while Carrefour peach syrup is definitely the best (so you don’t have to waste your time going through all the other flavours) and tastes great in beer too. To get hold of other homey things, there is no shortage of chalet hosts (in fact, you may well be one) as well as cleaners, who will often come home with ‘chalet shopping’ which guests have left behind; Marmite, toilet paper and expensive vodka included. 2nd hand charm. If you need something a bit more practical, like a kettle or a toaster, something that can be overpriced in France and will probably have a quaint alps-related souvenir painting on it, head to Thonon on a Monday. It’s the closest big town and has a flea market every week, full of useful or fun stuff for super cheap. Beware the Mutzig. Bar Robinson is notorious for its six percent beer, best drunk in halves. It’s a cheap way to get gazeboed, just make sure you drink lots of water at the same time, otherwise it’s a killer. For a supermarket alternative, black cans of 8% Koenigsbier are only 98 cents at Carrefour. Obviously, please always drink responsibly, take care out there this winter, welcome to town and most importantly have fun!

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The Bombay Ski Club team is dedicated to delivering a great dining experience, something a little spicy and different in the wonderful village of Les Gets Our menu includes many firm favourites alongside a carefully chosen selection of chef's specialities, all authentically prepared by our expert chefs. Find us at Bigfoots Bar opposite the Mt Chery Telecabine in Les Gets

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Pixie is the serial facepainter terrorising the apres parties everywhere specialising in weird & wonderful, over the top facepaint designs. Every month Pixie will be bringing her amazing facepaint designs to the readers of yodel. This month’s design is, “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...Venetian masks, sequins and handpainted mittens - these are a few of my favourite things…” www.pixiepaint.eu

ONESIE OF THE MONTH This is truly taking the world of onesies back to their 80s roots. Electric pink and neon yellow may have made their way into modern day jackets but haven't been teamed with a dull mauve for decades. This is reminiscent of C&A’s classic Rodeo range and the bogus patterns could have been taken directly from the Saved by the Bell title sequence. An absolute masterpiece.


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Salomon’s Rocker2 92 is a very versatile ski, whether you like to thrash the pistes and dabble in the powder or hit the park and whip through the trees, it will do it all. The Rocker2 as the name suggests is a twin rocker ski which gives it a playful and lively character. A rockered ski has become the norm in the current market and Salomon have got it right with their new range of Rocker2 skis. Willie the Boss over at Doorstep Skis tested these early this season and described them as "superb" holding a strong edge through big fast turns but remaining very nimble in tight turns due to the twin rocker. www.doorstepskis.com


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James Organ, 39, moved to Morzine this winter to run the kitchen at L’Aubergade Hotel on the Pleney. He spoke to Yodel about his history in the catering business and love of the mountains. Can you give us a rundown of your history as a chef? I started when I left school, I did training as an apprentice at the Petit Blanc under Neil Woodhouse and Raymond Blanc for four years then moved around different restaurants. I worked in Melbourne, Oz for one year and did 8 seasons in Les Deux Alpes and Tignes before returning to the UK to start my own company, 'Appetite', a bespoke catering service. How long have you been working with Mountain Mavericks and what has your role entailed? I first met Olly (from Mountain Mavericks) in my first season in Les Deux Alpes and I have been a source of advice pretty much since they took over the running of MM but it has been 3 years now that I have been directly involved. It started when I stood in one half term week for a chef that had left them in the lurch and then trained the then driver to carry on cheffing for the rest of the season, which worked very well and led to me getting involved in the training from then on.

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!

What are you most excited about coming back to Morzine? I am most excited about coming back to the mountains where I feel most at home and of course helping Olly and Em to make their new venture into the hotel market, the best we can.

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

You are clearly an excellent chef, what made you choose Morzine and Mountain Mavericks over all the other positions in all the other ski resorts? Our personal relationship aside, I have seen the efforts Olly and Emma go to, to make Mountain Mavericks something a cut above and it’s always good to work with passionate people who are willing to try and do things as well as they can.


How important is it for you to bring your team of chefs from the UK? Having a new project is always exciting for my guys as it really gives them an opportunity to shine and put more of themselves in. The fact that it is in a beautiful town in France is a very nice bonus for them. Can you describe the sort of food that is on offer at the Hotel l’Aubergade? Well you will have to come and eat to see for yourself! But I would say it is a new and fresh twist on traditional French and English food . What does your food add to the dining scene as it currently stands in Morzine? Having had a good wander round the restaurants in town and chatted with a number of locals I got the impression there wasn’t a lot of variation in what was on offer. There is a great deal of variation with regards to quality, but the food on offer is of a theme. We obviously respect local traditions and have based our menu on them, but also an evening menu that hopefully creates a bit more excitement without being too far out of the box. Ultimately we want to stay true to the Mountain Maverick ideals of great quality and value. I’ve heard you’ve worked with some pretty big names, who are they and how have they affected your work? I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc. But amongst the chefs on my team we can name-drop most of the big name chefs. But it is all down to what we do in the kitchen - I have always learnt lots from the different chefs I have worked with, but like I always say to my chefs, you will never stop learning new ways to cook. Did you ever think that life would bring you to where you are now? I always hoped that I would end up in the mountains because it’s where I feel most at home.


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Gadget Review The Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition is more than twice as powerful as any previous Go Pro. It is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the Hero 2 weighing in at around 74 grams and you can really tell. The latest Go Pro is a little like HD TV – you don’t know what you’re missing until you see it. The latest model has decreased distortion and increased image sharpness to capture your moves on the slopes. The camera is pretty pricey at £359.99, the silver and white editions are more reasonably priced at £279.99 and £199.99 respectively so it’s worth thinking about just how much you plan on using it before making the investment. Fr.gopro.com

Mountain: Portraits of High Places is a photographic journey of some of the most beautiful and remote mountains in the world. Despite the fact that the stunning mountains of the Alps surround us, the images go far and beyond to still bring us a taste of true mountain wilderness. There is a variety of both modern images and classic sepia-tinged historical photos that help the reader to appreciate the longevity of the mountain's lifespan so far. The images are taken by famous nature photographers such as Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams as well as the daring mountaineers who have scaled the heights of some of the world’s most formidable mountains.


New fun apres bar in the heart of Les Gets Opposite the Mt Chery Telecabine

Large heated terrace with live music

Live sport on 5 large screens

Jeremy Jones’ ‘Further’ is the next instalment of his film trilogy, which follows ‘Deeper’. The trilogy is filmed almost entirely by hiking through the mountains to find the best lines rather than using snowmobiles and helicopters. Jeremy Jones’ quest to raise awareness of climate change did not mean his filming locations were any less gnarly though including Japan and Alaska. The amazing snowboarding is perfectly juxtaposed with the diary format of the team’s epic journeys to the back and beyond. Since snowboarding films have been popular for so long, it has become easy to be complacent to the extreme conditions and huge risks that are being taken but this film brings it all back to reality and if you enjoy it as much as we did, you’ll be left in awe.

Open Everyday 4pm -1am Happy hour everyday from 10pm-1am

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30, Rue du Pressange, Les Gets +33 (0) 4 50 92 26 49


Eat in or Take away Food served non stop from morning to evening Full English Breakfast

Maxi Burger + chips (beef, bison or chicken)

Crepes, Savoury crepes, omeLettes, Soup

Local specialities (fondue, tartiflette and more)

Relaxed friendly atmosphere Best Burger in town Reservations recommended in the evenings

La Case K2 155 rue du Centre 74260 Les Gets Tel: 04 50 79 78 09

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children s menu 7 euros

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NEW SHOWROOM St Jean d’Aulps by appointment only

Tel: +44 1732 373515 Mobile: +44 7803 625242 email: mike@midaskitchens.fr

NEW SHOWROOM Open 7 days a week Woodgate Business Park, 13 Vale Rise, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1TB, UK

FroM the M20 to Morzine... showrooMs and service proFessionally Managed locally!

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Modern kitchen Meets traditional ski hoMe The perfecT combinaTion



Yodel December 2012