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TEAM LAPIERRE INTERVIEW

JUNE 2013


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welcome contents Months of waiting…mingled in with Team La Pierre................................................ 5 some truly epic snow…and the Yodel chats to Emmeline Ragot, Loic Bruni, stunning summer is finally here! Sam Blenkinsop and Loris Vergier We’ve got our fingers crossed that Morzine will be as lovely and sunny as it was last summer. There is so much to look forward to with the Pass’portes du Soleil at the end of the month and the Harley Days Festival in July as well as so much more. You can see what’s happening this June in our monthly events guide. This summer we’ve compiled a guide of contacts for all of the amazing activities available across our resorts. You’ll find it in the centre of the magazine – we just didn’t want you to miss out on everything we have to offer! You can make the most of the mountains with our foraging guide along with a great cross country route from Ride Morzine. After, it was so popular last year, once again we’re giving away a trip for two white water rafting with Frog’s.

Cocktail............................................................ 9 Enjoy being Comfortably Numb

Foraging in the Alps..................................... 10 Pick your way to delicious delights

Big Ride......................................................... 12 Phil Smith takes us up to Jacquicourt and Mont Chery

Resort Events................................................ 14 What’s occurring in and around the valley this June

Activities Guide............................................ 16 Contact guide for summer activities

Pass’portes du Soleil.................................... 18 Your guide to this mammoth 3 day race

Yodel Loves................................................... 22 Our top picks this June

If you have any comments, questions Film Review.................................................. 24 or you just want to say hey, drop us a Hangover 3 line: info@yodelmagazine.com. Enjoy the sun!

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Gadget Review............................................. 24 Fold-flat BBQ

Book Review................................................. 25 Racing Through the Dark

Recipe............................................................ 26 Sharif Gergis brings us a delightful summer recipe

brendon@yodelmagazine.com Competition................................................... 28 rowena@yodelmagazine.com Win a trip for two down the river with Frog’s Rafting

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Team Lapierre sponsor the resort of Morzine and are so invested, they're training here all summer! We caught up with the amazing team riders for a quick chat...

LOIC BRUNI Age: 13/5/1994 Sponsors: 100% eyewear, O’neal shoes. Home Town: Cagnes Sur Mer, France Years spent riding: Since I was 7 years old. I started with my dad, who was also an MTB and Enduro motorbike rider. Greatest Achievement: 2012 Junior World Champion. You had a great season last year becoming Junior World Champion, what are your goals for 2013? I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself but I want to consistently be in the top 15 Elite. I will also try to be back on the box during the season, on tracks like Hafjell maybe… How do you think you will handle the step up from Juniors? I used to train and race with my teammate Blenky. I also went to New Zealand during last winter where I began racing with Elite (I finished 3rd at NZ Champs). So I think I’m ready to step up now… Who do you admire in the Men’s category? Cedric Gracia, because he’s fast and absolutely crazy and Gwin, because he’s got such a professional approach. What is your favourite place in Morzine? Chez Roger! You want to know which track? It’s on the local’s trail that my friends shaped.

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EMMELINE RAGOT Age: 27/05/1986 Sponsors: Adidas Eyewear, FiveTen. Home Town: Triac Lautrait in France Years spent riding: More than 20 years! Greatest Achievements: 2 times World Champion and French Champion 2012. How does it feel to be on the Lapierre team for 2013? I know the mechanic and manager pretty well because we were in another team together years before. The atmosphere is just like a family, but they still give us feedback and push us with professional tips to improve our results. I was in New Zealand last winter with Sam (and Loic) so now communication is super smooth with our team Kiwi!

Have you approached this season any differently than usual? Yes, definitely. Firstly, I’ve changed the relationship that I have with my coach. I have also been working on my settings and given the feedback to my mechanic Jack. I have to keep that secret though because I think it will be part of my success in the coming season! What are your goals for the 2013 season? World Champion in South Africa and I also want to win the World Cup overall. You know the Portes du Soleil really well. Where is your favourite place to ride in the area? Les Gets is really fun to ride because there are a lot of tracks in the woods that only locals know… Chatel is steeper, but it’s also a good place to train during the season.


Age: 28/10/1988 Sponsors: Adidas Eyewear, FiveTen, LooseKids LKI Home Town: Wanganui, New Zealand Years spent riding: I started with my friend Wyn Masters when I was 11 years old. Greatest Achievements: Schladming World Cup winner, 3rd World Championship in 2011 and 3rd World Cup overall in 2009. What are your goals for the 2013 season? I definitely want to be back on podiums. I had some problems last season and I want to forget them. The pace of the Men’s field has exploded in the last couple of seasons. Have you changed your training to combat this? Yes, for sure. I changed my type of ride, I’m using clips this year instead of flat pedals. Everybody is working hard but then if you don’t C want to disappear, you have to work.

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Home Town: Cagnes Sur Mer Years spent riding: 12 years Greatest Achievement: 2012 Youth French Champion How does it feel to be on the Lapierre team for 2013? The atmosphere is cool and professional. Blenky is amazing - he gave me the nickname Prawn! I love riding with him and my friend Loic Bruni. What races will you be doing in 2013? All the UCI World Cups, National Championships, both Crankworx and the Enduro World Series. Who do you admire the most on the World Cup circuit? My teammate’s Loic and Sam. I also like Minnaar…he’s a real pro and a respected rider. What are your goals for this coming season? Unfortunately, I crashed hard at Fort William in May so it will be a slow start and then I hope to pick it up and learn a lot on all the tracks. Thanks team!

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This summer we’ll be taking you into the great outdoors to find the best of foraged ingredients in the Portes du Soleil. Always be careful about where you go foraging as you may need the landowner’s permission…if unsure, you can find out more at the area’s Mairie. It will definitely be worth it when you’re busy creating homemade goodies from this yummy lot!

Lavender This beautifully fragrant herb can be found throughout mountainous regions and the good news is that wild-growing, high altitude plants are among the best. They are known to produce the finest and most expensive lavender oil, which means that not only can you find a great ingredient for free but it is actually among the best in the world! Search for lavender in exposed areas that get lots of sunshine as they can thrive in arid conditions. Lavender has become an increasingly popular ingredient and is so versatile in both savoury and sweet recipes. Lavender is quite a strong flavour and as such, the best results are often with recipes where the lavender is used to infuse rather than eaten straight as part of the meal! We particularly recommend using your freshly-foraged lavender to make a lavender fragranced aioli, marinades for your BBQ meat or whizz it up with strawberries, mineral water and white wine for a delicious summer drink!

Wild Garlic By June, this fragrant plant will be flowering with beautiful white blossoms making them easier to spot than earlier

in the season. Wild garlic likes to grow in moist ground under dappled shade and so, thrives in alpine regions with the healthy summer rainfall and vast wooded areas providing shade. Do be careful when foraging for wild garlic in June as the white flowers mean it can look very similar to the poisonous Lily of the Valley. To safeguard against making this mistake you can rub and crush some of the green leaves in your hands, if there is a strong smell of garlic then you have picked correctly. Don’t worry though, Lily of the Valley is only toxic when ingested so it’s perfectly safe to rub in your hands! Wild garlic is great for reducing cholesterol and high blood pressure so it’s got health bonuses as well as a bold flavour. You can use wild garlic in similar ways to chives as a herb but bear in mind it is much stronger so you don’t need very much to give your meals a garlicky undertone. We recommend making a wild garlic pesto – delicious!

Elderflower Elderflower is a wonderfully fragrant flower that has been popular for making cordial for years. When collecting elderflowers it is important to use only the white elderflowers on the plant to ensure the best quality yield. Tiny insects are experts at hiding inside elderflowers so be sure to check when you’re foraging and try to get rid of them before collecting. When you get your elderflowers home it is important to use them quickly so that they do not start to wilt and you get the freshest flavours. To make a batch of elderflower cordial, add two kilos of sugar to 1 litre of water


and heat until dissolved. Add as many elderflowers as possible to the mixture and press down with a wooden spoon, boil the mixture and then set aside covered with a tight lid. After a week, stir the mixture then strain through a cloth and pour in to a pre-cleaned glass bottle. Mix the syrup with fresh water and ice for a deliciously refreshing summer drink or mix with gin…depending on the day you’ve had!

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Words by Phil Smith The Tour du Plateau de Loex (or Jacquicourt in local parlance) and Mont Chery Circuit are two of my favourite early season/cross country trail rides you can combine into one big route. You can do all of it in a day with a little bit of cross country fitness or choose one of the two loops as they both add up to a big day out especially if you are headed out from Morzine. Both are easy to follow via a “La Carte MTB Map” from the Tourist Information Office and are well signposted en route. These routes are a perfect introduction for those new to Alpine riding and are accessible and enjoyable for everyone from trail centre riders to those who prefer more natural terrain in national parks and the like. If you are starting off in Morzine, the easiest way to access Les Gets is via a 20 minute gradual pedal up the road. There is also a back/off road route up the Route de Liberte (marked on the map). Once in Les Gets you can take advantage of the lifts and use the Chavannes Express to gain some altitude and have a rest before the next pedalling section. The circuit is marked as a black run, not because it is technically very demanding as per the black downhill runs (although there are some “tasty” sections to watch out for) but because it is a longer cross country route. The majority of the route is of intermediate standard with some easy gravel roads (not when they go up but the ups are

short), more demanding four track with nice rocky outcrops, loose cobbles and the odd root to deal with and some really nice singletrack through the woods. It’s varied terrain - something for everyone. There are some stunning views of Mont Blanc to be had as you clear the first steep gravel four-track climb to Lairon above the Chavannes bowl. In fact there is a little disused Chalet square looking on to the big mountains, a great spot to sit and have a snack. The other thing to go and have a look at is the Chapel the circuit is named after – Chapelle de Jacquicourt, keep an eye out for the signs. You should be in Les Gets around lunch time assuming you set off first thing (from Morzine) – plenty of food options here! The afternoon loop is the Tour du Mont Chery. Technically it is a little easier than Jacquicourt and is also a shorter loop so it works well on its own for less fit riders or those short of time. From the top of the Mont Chery telecabine follow the route markers for the Tour du Mont Chery along a gently climbing four-wheel drive track. The climb is only followed by a really nice gradual descent to Mont Caly. The next section has a number of short steep climbs interspersed with very gradual climbs through woods on lovely singletrack. Then a final descent to Encrenaz where there is a water trough to cool down and a little café to grab a coffee and a snack should you need it.


The next section of trail to Les Placettes is known as the “Dangerous Trail” as that is how it’s signposted. It’s single track but suitable for inexperienced riders as long as you exercise caution on the short steep descent and ascents – it’s easy to walk the section if you don’t “fancy” it. The danger comes from exposure to your left but the trail is relatively wide (approx 2m) so it’s no tightrope walk. The rest of the trail is relatively sedate descending to Les Gets. If you have come from Morzine and need to get back, there are many choices available. Via the road is the quickest and downhill all the way. Return via the Route de Liberte and Les Nants which is a reverse of the way to Les Gets, a little off road and some back roads. Or take the Chavannes express and return through the off road and mostly downhill route via Grand Pre, Atray and finally Morzine. Atray is a great little mountain refuge to stop for a cider and crepe at the end of a truly great ride. Phil runs Ride Morzine which offers biking holidays in catered, B&B and self catered centrally located chalets. Riding in Morzine for over 10 years, RideMorzine share their riding experience so you can get the most from your riding holiday. www.ridemorzine.com

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Sat 1st June 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Sun 2nd June 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Mon 3rd June 1pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . Weds 5th June 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . Thurs 6th June 8am . . . . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . . Fri 7th June

Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Muso Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Open Mic Night - Free Shot for Performers! . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M Tour of the Cheese Dairy . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG Les Gets Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar National, SJD Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

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6pm . . . . . . . . . Season Opening Party! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M International Animated Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . Annecy Muso Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Open Mic Night - Free Shot for Performers! . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M International Animated Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . Annecy Tour of the Cheese Dairy . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG Les Gets Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, LG International Animated Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . Annecy Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar National, SJD Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

Fri 14th June 9am . . . . . . . . . International Animated Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . Annecy 6pm . . . . . . . . . Aperitif Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M Sat 15th June 9am . . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Sun 16th June 10am . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Mon 17th June 1pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . Weds 19th June 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . T

International Animated Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . Annecy Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Morzine Football Tournament . . . . . . Football Ground, MN Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Muso Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Open Mic Night - Free Shot for Performers! . . . Rhodos, M Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M Tour of the Cheese Dairy . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, 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!

Sat 8th June 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Sun 9th June 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . . Mon 10th June 9am . . . . . . . . . 1pm . . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . . Weds 12th June 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . Thurs 13th June 8am . . . . . . . . . 9am . . . . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . . .


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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

Thurs 20th June

8am . . . . . . . . Les Gets Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Village Centre, LG 7.30pm . . . . . . Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar National, SJD 9pm . . . . . . . . Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

Fri 21st June

6pm . . . . . . . . Aperitif Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M 4pm . . . . . . . . Fete de la Musique . . . . . . . . . Various Venues, Chamonix

Sat 22nd June

12pm . . . . . . . Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV 12pm . . . . . . . Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M

Sun 23rd June

8am . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . .

Mon 24th June

1pm . . . . . . . . Muso Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER 5pm . . . . . . . . Open Mic Night - Free Shot for Performers! . . . Rhodos, M

Weds 26th June

8am . . . . . . . . Morzine Town Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Place de la Poste, M 9am . . . . . . . . Tour of the Cheese Dairy . . . . . Fruitiere des Perrieres, LG 6.30pm . . . . . . Petanque Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Village Centre, LG

Thurs 27th June

8am . . . . . . . . 2pm . . . . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . . 7.30pm . . . . . . 9pm . . . . . . . .

Les Gets Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Village Centre, LG Chocolate Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . .Chalet du Chocolat, LG MTB Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar National, SJD Quiz Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Bush, LG

Fri 28th June

8am . . . . . . . . 12.30pm . . . . . 16.30pm . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . .

Pass'Portes du Soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various, PDS Solution in Concert (1.5 hours). . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M Solution in Concert (1.5 hours). . . . . . . . Tourism Office, M MTB Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M

Sat 29th June

8am . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12.30pm . . . . . 16.30pm . . . . . 5pm . . . . . . . .

Pass'Portes du Soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various, PDS Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Sharewood in Concert (1.5 hours) . . . . . Tourism Office, M Sharewood in Concert (1.5 hours) . . . . . Tourism Office, M MTB Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chez Roger, M

Sun 30th June

8am . . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12pm . . . . . . . 12.30pm . . . . . 16.30pm . . . . .

Pass'Portes du Soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various, PDS Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M Cab Collective in Concert (1.5 hours) . . Tourism Office, M Cab Collective in Concert (1.5 hours) . . Tourism Office, M

M = Morzine AV = Avoriaz LG = Les Gets PR = Prodains MN = Montriond AD = Ardent SJD = St Jean D'Aulps N = Nyon

Cyclosportive Cycling Race . . . . . . . . . Village Centre, MN Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodos, M Sunday Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petite Auberge, ER Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavaillon, AV Live Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Bar, M

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Tennis – Flex your competitive nature with this popular summer sport

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Avoriaz: +33(0)4 50 74 02 11 Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 79 08 08 Les Gets: +33 (0)4 50 75 80 80

Via Ferrata – Scale the rock faces with cables and holds to help you along

on horseback

Avoriaz: +33(0)4 50 74 02 18 Les Gets: +33 (0)4 50 79 79 98 Morzine: +33 (0)6 83 19 21 18

Paragliding

– Glide across the valley; just you, the wing and a guide

Horse Riding – Explore the mountains

Les Gets: +33 (0)6 08 18 78 54 Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 49 20 84

Segway – Environmentally friendly Segway nature 'walks' Morzine: +33 (0)6 34 65 14 22

Morzine: +33 (0)6 26 35 48 06 Les Gets: +33 (0)6 20 89 91 31 Avoriaz: +33(0)4 50 74 02 18

Canyoning – Abseil, pothole, swim and climb down rushing mountain torrents

Swimming

Centre – Saunas, hammams, indoor and outdoor pools

Morzine: +33 (0)6 83 19 21 18 +33 (0)4 50 75 96 65

Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 79 01 69

Adventure Trails – Complete these activity courses set high in the trees

Ice Rink – Imitate winter at this indoor rink in the Palais du Sports

Les Gets: +33 (0)4 50 75 84 65 Morzine: +33 (0)6 83 19 21 18 +33 (0)4 50 74 01 88

Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 79 08 43

Summer Sledge Run

– Sledge your way down the Pleney on a luge

Paintball – Catch each other out in the woodland lining the river Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 49 48 60

Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 79 00 38


Golf – There isn’t a better place than the Alps to enjoy a round

Morzine/Avoriaz: +33 4 50 74 17 08 Les Gets: +33 (0)4 50 75 87 63

Caving – Explore the caves under the mountains Morzine/Avoriaz: +33 (0)4 50 74 02 18

Frisbee Golf – Spin the Frisbees into baskets – simple!

Morzine: +33 (0)4 50 74 01 88

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

Rock Climbing – Scale the ‘Elephant’s Head’ mountain in Saint Jean D’Aulps Frogs Rafting: + 33 (0) 609 308 077

Large heated terrace with live music

Helicopter Flights – Take in the beauty of the mountains with a bird’s eye view Contact: +33 (0)4 50 74 22 44

Live sport on 5 large screens

Archery

– Practice your aim and hand/eye co-ordination! (from 6 yrs) Avoriaz: +33(0)4 50 74 04 46 Les Gets: +33 (0)6 36 57 15 28

Trampoline Bungy

Open Everyday 4pm -12am

– The name pretty much

sums this one up!

Find at the bottom of the Pleney slopes in Morzine, Chavannes in Les Gets and in Avoriaz village.

Aquariaz

– Avoriaz Aquatic Park – great for

Find us on facebook Bigfoots Bar Les Gets

kids

Contact: +33 (0)4 50 74 24 42 (open from 6th July)

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


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This year marks the amazing 10th anniversary of the Pass’Portes du Soleil bike race and it just keeps getting better every year. The route takes riders around the best of the Portes du Soleil over the 28th, 29th and 30th June on an 80km circuit using 15 lifts. Chatel will host the MTB show this year so it’s easy to access whether you’re staying in Les Gets, Morzine or Avoriaz. Altogether, 6155 people will take part in the event across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The riders will travel through Avoriaz, Chatel, Les Gets, Morzine and Montriond in France and in Switzerland through Champery, Morgins, Torgon and Les Crosets all in one day! See you there!


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The recently-released third part to this genius trilogy is sure to divide opinion, can the makers of these uber-sucessful films do it again? The first Hangover film was a resolute success and while the second movie would have been a cracker in its own right, the plot similarity to the first film drew criticism. So what of the third? As the final part of the trilogy, this film can literally go anywhere and as such is not a recount of a stag do but rather the journey to take Alan to rehab after avoiding his medication for 6 months! The film may lack the pure comic genius of the initial film but is not repetitive as with the second and as such is well worth going to see. How can you resist seeing what happens to our favourite foursome?

Notebook Portable BBQ The Portes du Soleil in summer brings with it bounteous barbecues. Unfortunately, not everyone has the space to store a large BBQ. The solution to your grilled meat dilemma is here! The Hotspot Notebook portable BBQ folds completely flat into a manageable square around an inch thick with a handle for easy transportation. When laid out, the grill on top of the BBQ measures around

18 x 9 inches so there’s plenty of space to squeeze a few sausages on! This BBQ means you can head off the beaten path for your summer grilling without the awkwardness of lugging around a heavy contraption. Despite its simplicity, the Notebook BBQ grills to perfection, is well ventilated, holds heat well and is an absolute bargain at around ₏20. You can order your new toy from www.amazon.com.


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SPICE UP YOUR HOLIDAY! The Bombay Ski Club team is dedicated to delivering at great dinning experience, something a little spicy and different in the wonderful village of Les Gets

At the beginning of the last decade David Millar was the golden boy of Scottish cycling, tipped to be the next English speaking winner of the Tour de France. Racing Through the Dark is Millar’s biography and harrowing description of his career from the night he was arrested in Biarritz for doping through to becoming the only British national rider to have worn all of the Tour de France jerseys. In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s catastrophic fall from grace, it is truly insightful to see the rise and fall of a ‘doping cyclist’ through his own eyes. Millar counts peer pressure as one of the culprits to his demise and claims to have doped because ‘cycling’s drug culture was like white noise’. The result is a strikingly honest account of both his own ordeal and the consistently-changing alliances throughout the journey of a Tour de France race. This book is a must for road-cycling enthusiasts and an insightful and interesting biography for others. Available on www.amazon.fr

Our menu includes many firm favorites alongside a carefully chosen selection of chef's specialities, all authentically prepared by our expert chefs. Find us at Bigfoots Bar opposite the Mont Chery Telecabine in Les Gets

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TEL: 00 33 (0) 4 50 92 26 49 30 rue de Pressenage Les Gets


Sharif Gergis, Head Chef at La Ferme du Lac Vert in Montriond shares a recipe this month. This summer he will be opening a pop up restaurant in this stunning Savoyard farmhouse renovated in 2010.

(Chicory, Lambs Lettuce, Watercress) 1 pinch Beetroot Sprouts 50g Brioche Croutons Beetroot:

Salad of Organic Beetroot and Saint More de Touraine Goats Cheese with Walnuts & Brioche

Warm Jelly

Sweet beetroot and tangy goats cheese are a perfect match. In this light summer salad they are combined in a range of textures and temperatures designed to accentuate their marriage.

Juice 3 of the large beetroots. Pass the juice through a muslin cloth. Measure out 425mls of beetroot juice and add the port, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and sugar. Season to taste with salt. Combine well.

Ingredients (serves 4) 3/4 Large and 4 Baby Organic Beetroots 35mls Red Port 20mls Balsamic Vinegar 20mls Lemon Juice 100g Caster Sugar 3.5g Agar 350g Fleur de Sel 55g Egg White 300g St Maure De Touraine Goats Cheese 1 Leaf Gelatine 100ml Whole Milk 100g Panko Breadcrumbs 50g Fine Herbs (Chervil, Tarragon, Chives) 150g Mixed Salad Leaves

Reserve 200mls of this seasoned juice and place in a pan. Reduce to a syrup over a high heat and set aside. Add the agar to the remaining 300mls of the juice and bring to a boil for 5 mins whisking continuously. Pass through a fine sieve into a tray lined with cling film and place in the fridge for 20 mins or until set. Cut into squares and refrigerate until needed. Salt Baked Combine the fleur de sel and egg white in a bowl. Encrust the baby beetroots in a generous quantity of the salt mixture. Bake at 160 degrees for one hour. Allow to cool before removing the salt crust. Peel the skin from the beetroot using a small knife and cut into wedges.


Toss the wedges in the reserved beetroot syrup and seal in a vacuum bag using high settings. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours to allow the syrup to be absorbed. Carpaccio Slice the remaining beetroot as thinly as possible using a mandolin. Cut small circles from each slice using a pastry cutter. You will need roughly 3 pieces per person. Store between oiled sheets of clingfilm and refrigerate until needed. Powder Dry the remaining slices and trimmings of beetroot in a dehydrator set to 65 degrees C for 1 hour. Lower the temperature to 45 degrees C and dehydrate for a further 24 hours. Blitz in a spice grinder with a pinch of fleur de sel.

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Warm the milk, cream and 100g of the goats cheese in a saucepan. Meanwhile soak the gelatine in cold water until soft. Add the gelatine to the mixture and blend until smooth. Place in a piping bag and set in the fridge for one hour.

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Bon Bon Soften 100g of the goat’s cheese and roll into 4 balls. Blitz the Panco breadcrumbs with the fine herbs. Double pané and refrigerate until needed. To Serve: Reheat the salt baked beetroots in a water bath set to 60 degrees Celsius or warm gently in a pan. Arrange on the plate along with three pieces of the carpaccio. Season the carpaccio with a little fleur de sel. Place the beetroot jellies, brioche croutons and walnuts in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes. Deep fry the goats cheese bon bons until golden brown, season with salt and add one to each plate. Break the remaining goats cheese into uneven pieces and scatter around the plate along with the piped mousse. Add the warm jellies, brioche croutons and walnuts. Garnish with the beetroot sprouts, powder and syrup and the dressed and seasoned mixed leaves. Serve immediately. Sharif's pop up summer restaurant will consist of a regularly changing eight course tasting menu served to a maximum of 8 diners on Friday and Saturday nights and must be booked a minimum of 2 days in advance. The menu will cost €50 per person and a complimentary shuttle service will also be offered. For more information and bookings please contact Elizabeth on +33 (0) 6 10 60 50 40 or ski@skizeen.com.

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