A WORD FROM THE EDITOR CONTENTS
Where did March go? It’s really starting to seem like Features
the end is nigh - for the season at least. People seem P10 Global Warming
to have amped up their party levels a lot but are still P16 English Medical Centre
managing to make it out on the hill the next morning, a
sure sign that things are coming to a close. P22 Greeneye Challenge
However, it’s not over yet and there’s a lot going on Regulars
in April. The Greeneye Rally and the Jump for Jesus P4 Henry’s Avalanche Talk
Rider’s Aid are both things you should get involved
in before heading off and, of course, there are the P6 Kit Review
infamous World Monoski Championships hosted by P8 Planks photo comp page
TME coming up on the 20th and they’re a pretty big P12 Where do I get?
deal. P13 Directory
P14 What’s on guide
Anyways, make the most of what’s left, it’ll be over
before you know it. P21 Sport listings
P18 Bar guide
KE P20 Restaurant guide
P25 Restaurant review
P26 World news
P28 The week in photos
P30-33 The Insider!
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in succession after a snowfall,
the top snow layer begins to
form a crust that gets deeper
and stronger after each melt
allows free water to drip down
and re-freeze during the night.
Any given ‘melt-freeze’ layer
becomes stronger with each
cycle of melting and freezing
due to the deeper penetration
HAT Snow report for 26 of each melt during the day,
March to 1 April which then adds more depth
to the potential frozen layer at
The forecast for this coming night. If untouched, the top of –2 degrees (or lower) at 2000
week: snow this Saturday night this frozen layer is smooth and m if your going to be skiing
through Monday then sunny solid first thing in the morning, at 2000m and above. This
for the rest of the week with in- then it becomes progressively will allow the melted parts of
creasing temperatures towards softer as the warm sun and in- the layer to freeze solid again
the middle of the week. Which creased temperatures melt it as from that altitude up. Then, in
means good powder on North the day goes by. This process the morning, you look to get
facing slopes (but remem- starts on east faces because on the east facing slopes first
ber there will still be a lot of they get the sun first thing in thing, 9 AM, because the sun
instability on these North’ish the morning, then south, then rises in the east and therefore
facing slopes – see blog posts west (north faces at 2500 me- those slopes get the sun first.
of accidents in the French Alps tres don’t normally get a melt Then you move to south facing
from last week www.henrysav- freeze layer on them until late slopes, then west. Do this right
alanchetalk.com). April due to lack of sun). and get some of the best skiing
of the season.
At the same time that the snow For good skiing!
is nice and soft on the North Aside from a night that is not
slopes the snow will be ‘trans- The trick is, after a couple of cool enough, the only thing
forming’, melting and freezing, good melt-freeze cycles have that gets in the way of great
on all other slopes – this means created a solid layer on a spring skiing is the nasty ruts
that there will be some great slope, you need to get on that in the snow that people leave
spring snow by Wednesday or slope when the snow surface behind because they either ski
Thursday if you know where to is smooth and solid with only 2 spring snow slopes (slopes
go and when. So this week’s or 3 cm’s of soft melted snow that get lots of sun in spring:
snow report is dedicated to... on top (these are generally E,S and W) before the melt-
slopes that have been in the freeze layer has formed or they
SPRING SKIING, Ski the direct sunlight only for an hour ski the slopes too late when
Smooth or so e.g. an East facing slope they are too soft and mushy.
at 9 or 10). Then you need to
Understand the ‘melt-freeze get off those slopes when the Have Fun, Be Safe
cycles’ and have fun with snow surface begins to get
spring snow! too soft and mushy or you’ll Henry
start breaking through, which is
Off-piste spring snow is one of dangerous for your knees. AND The HAT week.... Come and
the best things that the North- the slope may be unstable discover how off piste condi-
ern French Alps has to offer. due to all the melting - then tions change during the week
With lift access to all slope avalanches can be a problem at the talk on Tuesday @ Dicks,
orientations: east, south, west on these sunny slopes. 5pm.
and then north, you can find it Wednesdays are Beeper train-
and have fun with little effort. Tip of the week ing 2pm €40 AND ‘The Talk
on the Snow’ is Thursday @
Melt-freeze Cycles After a solid melt-freeze layer 2pm where you get to put all
has formed and there has been the theory in to practice during
Once new snow melts in the a good melt during the day, it a gentle ski off piste. Book
sun and heat during the day needs to freeze well the night on snow in advance with Kj
and then freezes at night (1 before; the ideal is a cool clear 0629213300
melt-freeze cycle) a few times night with minimums of
If you’ve been in the pub and heard a really, really loud female Australian voice and
wondered who it belongs to, wonder no more.
When do you work? Who are you living with?
I work for a local nanny Good mates of mine from
agency. So does my room- back home: Johnny, Brit and
mate John. He’s a pretty Em. I used to live with Jae
sweet manny. who played apres at VSpot
and another girl named Bec,
You’re kinda known for your but they both went back to
tattoos. How many have Aus for uni.
Hey Ash, how many seasons 11, last time I counted. You still in La Daille?
have you done now? Yeah, but I’m over La Dive.
This one’s my second. Centre of town for me next
Ski or board?
Board. Any plans for summer?
Travel and drink. Last sum-
What kind of board have you mer I went to Portugal and
got? Eastern Europe on the cheap.
I got one when I was in Cana- Something like that could
da for about a hundred bucks work for me again this sum-
but it was a bit too big for me mer.
so when I found one in the
poubelle this year that fit me Have fun, cheers for sitting
better I gave the other one to down with us.
my mate. They’re both pieces
of s**t, but free is good.
How long have you been What was the first one you
On and off for 10 years, but I got my first one at 17. It’s
not very much. I hadn’t really a hibiscus my dad never
done much before last year. respected.
Um...ok. Your pretty into
your art as well aren’t you?
Yeah. I really like drawing,
painting and tattoing.
I’ve got a full tattoo kit in my
flat and give my mates and
other people tats a fair bit.
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been trying out an innovative stop-gap measure
by covering 15 acres of their glacier in a reflec-
tive white fabric. The melting rate of the glacier
has slowed to the point that other glaciers in
Austria and Germany are now being similarly
bundled up. Scientists from the University of
Innsbruk have been experimenting with different
To say that global warming is not seem like a whole lot it In some aspects having some fabrics and have found a white fleece that re-
the subject of much debate is is estimated that out of the resorts close down wouldn’t duced glacial melt to 6 centimeters, compared
an understatement. The very 599 large ski resorts across necessarily be a bad thing for to nearly 30 centimeters of melt in uncovered
fact that CO2 emissions are the Alps only 500 would have Val d’Isere. Shardul Agrawala areas.
causing our environment to enough snow to remain viable of the OECD’s environment
heat up still isn’t a universally if this does indeed occur. directorate said: “The Alps ac-
accepted fact even though counts for a significant share
scientists have been specu- Scientists from Zurich Uni- of global tourism. There will
lating about the long term versity have been studying be winners and losers from
effects of burning fossil fuels glaciers in specific regions of climate change. The resorts
since the late 19th century. the Swiss Alps for some time which lie at lower altitudes
and have found that 10 of 31 may lose out as their snow
In 1896, towards the end ice bodies in the Simplon area reliability falls, and they lose
of the Industrial Revolution, have vanished completely in visitors, or have to invest
Swedish scientist Svante recent years. more in snow-making. Then,
Arrhenius published the first the relative attractiveness of
paper linking modern industri- According to the Organisation high altitude resorts increas-
al methods to climate change. for Economic Co-operation es.”
This was followed in 1906 by and Development the Alps
French botanist and member see about 80 million visitors a While we may end up win-
of the French Alpine Club, year and generate a revenue ning economically, nature as
David Martin, noticing lichen of over €50 billion annu- a whole might be losing. Yet,
growing in Alpine places that ally. Obviously, skiing is big there are some people trying
it should not normally be and business and is immensely to stem the tide.
he published an article en- important to the livelihoods of
titled ‘Are these indications of thousands upon thousands of The owners of the Pitzal Gla-
a coming change in climate?’ people. cier ski resort in Austria have
Although the trend towards Unfortunately, this quick-fix doesn’t really get
a warmer climate may have to the root of the problem. Ultimately, it’s up to
been a long time in the mak- us to try and reduce our impact on the environ-
ing it’s in recent years that ment in any way that we see fit. If you’re unsure
it has really started to af- of how you feel on the subject take a look at
fect the Alps. According to films like the Academy Award winning docu- GREAT ATMOSPHERE
the New York Times in 1980 mentary An Inconvenient Truth starring ex-Vice GREAT SERVICE
75% of Alpine glaciers were President of the United States, Al Gore. We’ll
leave it up to you to decide if global warming is OPEN 3PM - 2AM
advancing, while today 90%
are receding. New studies a real threat, or just a wild goose chase for the APRES SKI SPECIALS
suggest that global warming elusive Manbearpig. COMPLIMENTARY NIBBLES
in the Alps in advancing twice
as fast as the global average If you end up deciding to join team green the
Vie Val d’Is association is having a ‘Green Party’ LOCATED OPPOSITE THE ESF OFFICE
and that the average tempera-
at the Moris this Sunday to raise money for an NEXT TO THE HOTEL ORMELUNE
ture could raise by 1˚c in the
next 10 years. While 1˚ might ecological charity called Ecomove.
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Winter Market. 9h - 19h. Val Friday April 1st
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SAUNA/GYM English Films
Brand new fitness complex Sunday 27th. 18h and Starring Colin Firth and
Oxygene opened last year 21h. The King’s Speech. Geoffrey Rusk.
at the botton of the Face.
It features a weight room,
2 pools, saunas and a
Underground: DJ Chris S from Monaco.
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Spring is here and everyone If you have a mole that has been looking five years older and
wants to get a tan and do it present for years but suddenly acquiring considerable damage
cheaply. When you live in Val, the changes then look out for the along the way.
easiest way to do this is go up following warning signs: Changes
the hill “just for two hours” with in size and colour, border
no sun cream on and leather up irregularity, asymmetry, itching Ski resorts are expensive, but if
that face! Believe it or not, the and bleeding. Any new mole that you head to Casino, you can pick
sun is strong enough to burn, appears and fits the above criteria up some sun cream for a little less When skiing in bad visibility and chopped up snow,
even in March. The Ozone layer should also be checked out. than at the pharmacy. If you have one requires a ‘go for it’ attitude, while sensing
is not what it used to be and for What are the risk factors? Skin visitors, ask them to bring out what is happening under the skis by focusing on
some reason, people are still not that is fair, with fair hair and blue some sun cream, preferably at least the soles of your feet !
using sun cream. The Medical eyes. Melanoma is also associated factor 30. Waterproof stuff is ideal
Centre has already seen several with the number of moles present. as you’ll sweat when skiing. Amigo
cases of sunburn and April’s Ultimately though, degree of
about to bring a whole intensity and length of exposure to Remember to reapply regularly and
load more.... sunlight is the most important note that cream only starts working
risk factor. Sun beds are thirty minutes after you apply it.
So how do we tan? We have cells particularly risky. Classically, people forget to apply
in our skins called melanocytes, Ski School Availability
which secrete melanin when Call for up to date information!
exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
Melanin protects the skin from
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The darker your skin, the more
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risk) of cancer. Every time you
burn, you are damaging your skin
at the genetic level i.e. you are
damaging your DNA. Usually the
body’s immune system comes
round mopping up these damaged
cells. When this mechanism fails,
cells multiply out of control - this is
cancer. The skin cancer you hear cream to the neck and ears which
about commonly is melanoma. Generally speaking there are two become exposed at lunchtime.
The incidence of melanoma has types of sun worshipper: The Acquaint yourself with the “bad
more than tripled in the white type that sits in the middle of the mole” criteria, and see your doctor
population during the last 20 years, half pipe for maximum reflection, if you are worried, but prevention is
and melanoma is currently the with factor 4 oil on and a pair of definitely better than cure!
sixth most common cancer (4% of Speedos; and the type who works
cancers). However, it’s responsible on the goggle tan putting some This melanoma was suspected
for more than 74% of skin cancer time in on the balcony. You know because: 1/it increased in size;
deaths. Yes, it is nasty. who you are! At the end of the 2/ its borders are irregular; 3/ it
season you will have a tan, even if became asymmetrical; 4/ colour
What are the signs of cancer? you use factor 40. Take your time has changed; 5/ it became itchy
See the picture below. over it, use a high factor and avoid and began to bleed.
LE GRAAL: MORIS PUB:
One of the smartest nightclubs Legendary by name and sheer time
in town and the most chic after in existence, this is a great place for
hours venue about complete après, a quick burger and there’s
BANANAS: with a flashing dance floor. Free rockin’ live bands into the night.
Their superb position by the Solaise shuttle bus 10:30pm - 4:30am: see
lift makes this bar/restaurant a great opposite page for details! New BLUE NOTE:
après ski position and lunchtime this season is an all night burger Located next to the hotel Omelune,
stop. Free WiFi. By night it turns bar serving up great burgers, fries opposite the ESF office.
into a haven for chalet girls with and American sandwiches. Free Serving up all your classic drinks
laughing gas served up at the bar. wi-fi makes it a great place to hang to a mixture of jazz and funk.
Need we say more? out for a burger before the crowds Atmospheric and friendly with free
show up (about 10:30pm-1am). nibbles and specials at aprés
Located on the slopes and in town LE PETIT DANOIS:
at the same time, this place is a Offering good all round service. Will DICKS TEA BAR:
good meeting spot during the day create your hangover at night with Located in the centre of town,
and party spot at night. Après ski the highly intoxicating Red Erik and does this place really need an
is wedged in the middle with live scandie fun but cure it the next day introduction? Open from 11am -
music and even a ski attendant. with a full English breakfast. It also 5am. Under new ownership. Fresh
serves food until 10pm. changes include a new layout,
CAFÉ FACE: and advanced lighting and sound
Located in the centre of town, VICTORS: systems. Drinks promotions every
this is a cosmopolitan bar with Located above the Spar night from 11pm – 12pm.
live music from five. Hourly beer supermarket. If you like a cocktail or Now taking bookings for VIP Tables.
prices from 4pm going up 10 two this is the place. Scandinavian
cents an hour until 10pm and free run, their restaurant offers a FORET
gastronomic finger food. great menu. With a variety of live après
music, La Foret is guaranteed to
VSPOT: UNDERGROUND CAFE: soundtrack your holiday or season.
The Vspot Bar and Shop is located A Sleek basement bar situated Their plasmas show a variety of
above the Val d’Isère cinema, right in the center of town. Located different main stream sporting
opposite the bus station. A smart under the old Warm-up it’s got a events. Try the homemade hot
looking modern bar with a funky modern New York feel and has chocolate, vin chaud and soup all
twist. With a brand new pool table, some of the best cocktails in town. ideal to warm you up after a hard
free wifi, apres-ski happy hour It’s sister restaurant is just above it day of skiing.
4-6pm - 2 for 1 beer, basic. Cocktail on the corner.
happy hour 9-11. THE LODGE:
FOLIE DOUCE: Located below the fantastic Lodge
LA TETE DE SOLAISE: Located on the mountain on the ok Restaurant (best fondue in the
A trendy glass bar with retractable Orange, this pace creates one hell valley!) This place goes off on
roof, panoramic views and a huge of a party up there with live DJ’s the right night with live DJ’s (see
sun deck. With live music every and singers mixed together. ‘What’s On’). Well worth a look.
afternoon it offers a perfect spot for
an afternoon stop or an early apres BAR L’ALEXANDRA: MBC:
ski drink. Located at the top of the Located near the post office and Located next to Dicks Tea Bar
Solaise Express chair lift. run by the fanatic Kiwi Phil. this is the new breed of club
It’s the best pool venue in town. in Val d’Isère. Incredibly stylish
DOUDOUNE: There’s also a top level sound and beautifully designed, this
The newest nightclub in town, system so Phil and his antipodean sophisticated basement bar
with the best soundsystem and friends will be throwing some loud nightspot is an escape from the
lightshow in the French Alps. parties. Great for big groups. beer-swilling masses and open and
Designed by Patrick Jouin. This is friendly to all. Open 10:30pm-4am
definitely the place to go if you want PACIFIC:
an unforgettable night. Located just Just past second roundabout in the LE PUB:
after the tunnel; Rond Point des centre of town. The Pacific is home A warm & cosy bar located in the
Pistes, under the Solaise Express, it to many a key worker. With seven Galerie des Cimes past Oxygene.
opens at 23.00 with a free Bus until plasma screens playing most sport This is a great place to avoid the
06.00 Tel: 0664 687 727 from around the globe, this is THE crowds, relax, play a game of darts
place to watch sport. The Raffle on and enjoy some great music.
Friday with skis and boards up for
the taking is not to be missed.
BANANAS Brought to You By Pacfic Bar
QUIKSILVER Situated at the base of the Samedi/Saturday 26 Mars/March Samedi/Saturday 02 Avril/April
Part clothing store, part nursery slope, this Val d’Isere 16h00 WALES v ENGLAND Euro 2012 13h45 WEST HAM UTD v MANCHESTER UTD
American diner, it’s actually institution has a Mexican 4 SEASONS 17h00 SRI LANKA v ENGLAND WC Cricket ¼ F 14h00 FINAL World Cup Cricket
located inside the Quiksilver/ themed menu with nachos and Situated in L’Alexandra (next to 17h45 BULGARIA v SWITZERLAND Euro 2012 16h00 WIGAN v TOTTENHAM
Roxy shop just up from the fajitas on offer. Chef Pascal the post office), this restaurant 19h30 EDINBURGH v OSPREYS Magners 16h00 STOKE v CHELSEA
main roundabout in town. is back this year with his offers a great alternative menu, 20h00 GERMANY v KAZAKHSTAN Euro 2012 16h00 WEST BROM v LIVERPOOL
Superb burgers, wraps, salads outstanding curries. They also including Wraps, Curry, Thai, in 20h45 REP IRELAND v MACEDONIA Euro 2012 18h30 ARSENAL v BLACKBURN
and shakes; this place is open do a great line in burgers in a a fresh relaxed atmosphere. Eat Dimanche/Sunday 27
from 9am-10pm and you can truly unique environment and in and take away, it’s open for 14h00 BRAZIL v SCOTLAND
browse through the store while a 3 course Tex-Mex meal for lunch midday till 2pm weekdays 14h30 DRAGONS v LEINSTER Magners
you wait for your food. 18€. A great place for lunch or and open for dinner 6:30pm till 16h00 HUDDERSFIELD v NOTTS COUNTY
dinner. (0479060423) 11pm 7 days. 18h35 LLANELLI v TREVISO Magners
VICTOR’S Mardi/Tuesday 29
This place has always been MORIS PUB LE BISTROT DES CIMES 17h00 SEMI FINAL World Cup Cricket
better known as a bar. But, if Hard to miss at the top of Located inside the Galerie des 20h45 N. IRELAND v SLOVENIA Euro 2012
you can bear to walk all the the town centre. It operates Cimes opposite the main coach 20h45 ENGLAND v GHANA Friendly
way past it, you’ll find Victor’s a burger kitchen from 4 - stop, this quaint restaurant is 20h45 GERMANY v AUSTRALIA Friendly
‘Dining Club’ offering a host 9pm, serving home made run by the lovely Isabella of 20h45 IRELAND v URAGUAY Friendly
of International cusine. They’ll gourmet burgers with a range les 3 Bises fame. The sister 21h00 FRANCE v CROATIA Friendly
have your taste buds jangling in of toppings from a straight restaurant of 1789 they serve Mercredi/Tuesday 30
no time. (0479060652) cheese burger to the Mexican the same high standard of food 17h00 SEMI FINAL World Cup Cricket
with sour cream. The portions with a varying menu to suit Vendredi/Friday 01 Avril/April
LE PETIT DANOIS are huge; and don’t miss their most taste buds. Definitely not 21h00 LEEDS RHINOS v WIGAN RL
Open for food all day from ever popular fish and chip night one to overlook. (0479061797)
10am to 10pm serving every Friday.
traditional breakfasts, the LA TETE DE SOLAISE
Danois also serves pies, hot FLASH PIZZA This panoramic mountain
dogs and great wraps, salads, Better known for its delivery and restaurant offers great views
curries burgers, steaks and take out service, it also offers and all day sun. Choose from
pastas. Located in the centre an eat-in service with a relaxed the superb A la carte Glass
above the bus stop roundabout. atmosphere and super friendly House restaurant or full self
(0479062797) service. It is located next to the service with pizzeria. Located
Galerie des Cimes in the centre at the top of the Solaise
BAR JACQUES of town. (0479419606) Express Chairlift, access also
In the middle of town Bar by cable car.
Jacques is a great, cosy, family LE LODGE
run restaurant with a menu Right in the centre of town LOOP
focusing on food from south- this is a great place to eat Located at the foot of the
western France and the Savoie. in a vibrant atmosphere. It’s slopes in the centre of Tignes
Fantastic Foie Gras and the always busy so book ahead. It Le Lac, Loop is a perennial
best Cassoulet you’ve ever has been The Echo’s favourite favourite for tourists and
tasted. (0479060389) fondue venue since forever and seasonnaires alike. When
they do set menus, steaks, and the sun shines, there is no
FOLIE DOUCE pizzas. (0479060201) better place than the terrace
Located on the mountain on overlooking the lake and peaks
the ok Orange this mountain TIGNES CUISINE to kick back with a gourmet
restaurant offers a full range Based on the slopes at Tignes burger and refreshing beer.
menu in a luxury environment. Le Lac you can ski to their (0479091589)
Eat inside or out and soak up south facing terrace for fast and
the party atmosphere up there. fun asian cuisine. They steam
fry their dishes to ensure the
fresh ingredients remain healthy
Everyone likes to go big, but it doesn’t always pay off. The White
Focus Nailed or Failed feature is our tribute to the guys & gals who
push themselves (and their luck) to impress the rest. All you have to
do is guess whether they land it or slammed it! You’ll find out in the
next issue of the Echo.
Spring is once again upon
us and, as it has been for the
last 7 years, it’s time for the Craig pulled out this huge backflip in
Greeneye Challenge Rally. If the park and it paid off...
the name ‘Challenge Rally’
sounds a bit unfamiliar to you
it might be because pretty
much everyone refers to it as
The Rat Race. If the name
‘Rat Race’ makes you think
back with fond memories to
the 2001 movie starring Cuba
Gooding and Whoopie Gold-
berg then you have horrible Entry for your team of 5 is just It’s also pretty helpful to
taste in movies and you need €10 each and when you put wrangle yourselves a French-
to keep reading this in order Martin is back, and this week he’s
that up against the amount of speaking team member as stepped up to the Oakley box, but can
to get with the program. gear to be givenaway (Scott the Pisteurs or other people he ride out?...
skis, Greeneye outerwear and on the hill may be able to help
The Challenge Rally is just clothing, champagne/booze you out.
that: a rally race to various and a day’s hosting from
checkpoints around Espace Scott Dunn) not to mention The rally is a whole lot of fun If you fancy having a shot at Nailed or Failed then contact White Focus
Killy and usually ends at Sa- to hook up with them on the mountain. Why wouldn’t you? It’s free!
the sheer levels of hilarity and a great way to spend
loon (although we have insider Call +33 637 257 190 or email email@example.com
involved, it’s a pretty good some quality time with your
information that suggests the value. mates and the mountain be-
finish may be somewhere else
fore the season winds down,
Your team needs to have at but it’s not all done for laughs.
least one girl and one boarder, As we said earlier the prizes
but neither is really a hin- are awesome, but what’s
drance as has been proven in really at stake is the prestige.
years past like 2009 when an Team Blue Note are the clear
new ad monika
all-girl team took home first odds on favorite once again
place. as co-owner Lou has been on
the winning team 2 years run-
Obviously the event is open
to both holidaymakers and
ning, but really it’s anyone’s
seasonnaires, however, one
thing you are going to want Start studying your piste
to make sure of is having at maps now and head over
least one salty-dog old time to Saloon before the end of
seasonnaire on your team. As apres on Monday the 4th of
the clues that lead you from April to signup, and if you
checkpoint to checkpoint are can’t make the event be sure
often a bit cryptic it’s going to not to miss the after party &
be invaluable to have some- BBQ. Also, don’t forget that
one who knows the ins and fancy dress, although option-
outs of the entire Espace Killy. al, is definitely acceptable.
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Foret
Hi and welcome to The Echo’s weather section, we aim to make our weather as accurate as possible, how-
ever, please note that at the time of writing it is Thursday, so please use it primarily as a guide.
Although the Foret isn’t exactly a restaurant they
serve up a variety of Pukka Pies, sausage rolls
Pack up the barbeques kids, it looks like we’re in for some snow this week.
and some delicious homemade soups which
make it a good place to grab yourself a quick
feed before or during a night out.
SAT SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI
On the drinking side of things Foret’s got you
covered if you’re the budget minded type of
boozehound. Thursday night they’ve got all
night happy hour and they’ve got Toss the
Boss twice a week, giving you a 50% chance -3 -5 -5 -5 -5 -4 +5
of getting a free round in on your shout. With W/5km S/5km S/5km S/5km SE/5km W/5km W/5km
live music, a pool table, baby foot and live
sport to entertain you along with their cheap 0cm 10cm 9cm 4cm 3cm 0cm 0cm
prices the Foret isn’t a place to be overlooked.
Spending the week in resort, Portugal’s parliament has a movie about the life of
I’m probably better qualified to rejected an austerity budget Elizabeth Taylor. Its provisional
write the Insider than the News prompting PM Jose Socrates to title is Eight Weddings and a
this week, but here goes. resign and making a Greece- Funeral.
like international bail-out a
There haven’t been many near certainty. EU leaders are A hacker who placed porn on a
quiet moments thus far (if you meeting in Brussels to discuss video billboard above Moscow’s
discount the silence in most of measures to stop the Eurozone inner ring road has been jailed
the English-speaking bars in debt crisis from spreading. for 18 months. The video
town when the rugby finished Lisbon has claimed its situation apparently created a traffic
last Saturday), and I doubt is different to Greece and jam... how surprising.
there will be many more before Ireland as its debt levels are
I depart for work on Monday. In lower and its banks are sound. Hugh Laurie is to release a
the rare minutes not spent on Almost all of their debt is held blues album in May. Ignoring
a piste, in a bar or horizontal, I by Spain, which has a higher just how sickeningly talented he
have been reading a Groucho budgetary deficit and double is at everything, I’m intrigued
Marx book consisting of the level of unemployment. to see how he will capture
various vignettes from, and his While there may be subtle the spirit of the blues by
observations on, life. Thankfully differences between Portugal, detailing the trials of being an
he led a sufficiently interesting Ireland, Greece and Spain, I exceptionally rich, white man.
life to make it a worthwhile read; think the same word can be
can’t say I would have bought used to describe all of the A 240 hour film by a group of
it if it had been penned by John PIGS: buggered. Danish artists has been billed as
Major. When the Hollywood the longest in history. Evidently
sign was refurbished in 1978, At least 15 people have died none of them has had to sit
the last ‘O’ was paid for by in Syria in clashes between through the Phantom Menace.
Alice Cooper in his memory, security forces and protestors
as unlikely a friendship as has as President Bashar al-Assad And finally, an Indian policeman
ever existed. He was also good seeks to quell the unrest. The has shot himself in an alleged
friends with Elton John, who situation flared up when forces attempt to win a bravery award.
once took him to a performance stormed the Omari mosque, Senior officials found Mahesh
of Jesus Christ Superstar in LA the focal point of protests. Rajguru’s statement and crime
in the early 70s. As the lights Around 500,000 people have scene suspicious, and forensics
went down, Groucho called out, fled the violence in the Ivory matched empty cartridges
‘Does it have a happy ending?’ Coast which continues from found at the site to his gun. Mr
the disputed election last Rajguru initially claimed that six
The Libyan crisis continues to November, with the UN warning unidentified men had shot him
escalate, with Colonel Gaddafi that the humanitarian crisis outside a house in Jaipur, hitting
trying to bomb the rebels in there has been largely forgotten. him in the stomach and both
the East of the country back It’s almost enough to make shoulders, but then confessed
to the Stone Age. The UN the citizens of both countries that he had inflicted the three
Security Council has approved long to be back under French wounds on himself. Brave, no;
a no-fly zone over the country, control... almost. pain threshold that would make
freezing of all funds controlled Max Mosley blanch, definitely.
by the Libyan authorities and Utah has become the first US
the use of military force where state to name an official firearm, Until next week, I’m off to go
necessary. Subsequent air the Browning M1911. Somehow driving on Moscow’s inner ring
strikes have neutralised Libyan I doubt Arizona will be following road.
air defences and troops that suit any time soon.
were poised to advance on the
town of Benghazi, but fighting Justin Bieber has agreed to
continues in several towns and contribute a song to the album
the possibility of a stalemate to raise funds for victims of
and division of the country is the Japanese earthquake. The
rising. I imagine world leaders move was instantly condemned
are looking for a quicker by the Japanese government.
resolution to the situation than
that, if only to prevent Gaddafi Following her death this week,
from giving another speech. Hollywood are already planning
This week in pics
The Age Old
Answered Get Back in Your
Coma @ Lodge
Awesome BFFs Dicks
ne @ on
. Hele Like S ...Well,
MBC Maybe Not
Insert ‘Ski Bum’ Joke Here
Aren’t You Yourself
Supposed to at Home
One Dwarf Short @ Wait For an
Don’t blame us, if you don’t want the whole village to know what you’ve been up
to then you should really learn to cover your tracks better.
Statutory Rape Interesting Standards
Emelie (Lodge) has been Overheard this week was
having trouble keeping her Alexandra (Bananas)
numbers up of late, but her explaining her definition of
latest attempted conquest first base. She was pretty
was out of line no matter how surprised to hear that her
long her dry spell has been. version of first is a lot more
After spending a few days like third base to most people.
chasing a sponsored rider she After seeing her on-camera
went in for the kill only to find antics at the GSPY Feelin
out he was only 16 years old. night at Dicks we can’t exactly
say we’re shocked.
Keg Room Lovin’
A couple members of staff Dancing on the Ceiling
got caught out this week Scottish Meg has been
after sneaking into the keg steadily appearing on the
room at Dick’s for some extra- photo page since she arrived
curricular fun times. in resort 2 weeks ago. We’re
not going to out her by telling
We Need a Lost and Found you which girl she is but we
Section will say that we heard she
Hamish would like to offer went into the toilet stall at
a reward for the return Bananas with a guy the other
of his birthday cake that night and Julian had to scrub
mysteriously went M.I.A. a single footprint off the
from his bedroom during his ceiling later on.
birthday party. The cake is
described as chocolate with
white icing and a whole lot of
candles on top of it.
‘Jugs for Japan’ Puts the
FUN in Fundraising
Abi (Moris) has offered to
pose for T-Shirts in order to
raise money for Japan. A few
girls from other bars around
town have offered to join her
by posing topless. If we can
get 40 shirts pre-ordered the
girls are ready so shoot us an
email if you’re interested.
Another great email, straight Save the Date
from the inbox. The date has been set and
Hello, Any Given Wednesday will
take place on the 20th of
my friend had sex with Grant April. Held in the Oakley Val-
(bouncer at saloon) and the Park Any Given Wednesday
next morning she had this lov- is home to the World Monoski
ley note stuck under her door. Championships, and awe-
some barbeque, good times,
Dear swedish girl, some sick fancy dress and a
Last night was incredible, village wide after party/fete.
never before have I had a Make sure you book off work
woman handle my penis so for that day, you don’t want to
well. Chiquito (what I named miss out.
my penis), was also very
pleased and would be happy Out of Stock Name: Everest
to see you again. Dicks has decided that Picon Age: 2 (that’s 14 in dog years)
is just too much of a concen- Occupation:
I know that your moans will trated orange mess to keep it Dog
haunt my dreams and prob- in stock any longer. Nicknames:
ably Lex’s, they’re not exactly None
quiet. You’re Both Old. Likes:
Happy Birthday to Arjen and Red Bandanas, Ice Cubes,
Empty Soda Bottles, Running
I want you to know Philippa Hamish who both turned 40 Around, Playing Tug o’War.
should not be a stranger, this week. Dislikes:
as three in my books ain’t Cuddling, Being Bored, Being
no crowd, I have the sexual Got Any Gossip? Home Alone, Walking With a
competence. As usual, we’re writing this Lead.
with a massive hangover and What do you look for in a
Anytime pop round to 4A1 to be honest we’re having woman?
and you can use whatever, trouble remembering much I like my bitches to have a bit
bath, shower, oven, my bed… of what we’ve overheard this of class, but not be too
What is mine is yours but week. So, do us a favour, uppity. No fancy show dogs
there was some hair left in the stitch up your mates and send for me. Then again, I’m
plug last time… All in all come all your dirt to neutered so I’ve got about as
round anytime for some of MA val@ themountainecho.co.uk much sex appeal as Burns
LOVIN’! from the Moris and I don’t pull Great V ourse
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a whole lot.
Lots of love, Granty XX (ps, I Nothing written by the Insider
have your H&M pants, naiiiice) has been properly researched Tex-Me pperitif
in the slightest and is based ee A
almost entirely on hearsay. As With Fr veryday
Blue Balls such nothing on these pages
Austin (VSpot) has lost a should be misconstrued as If you have an event or activity
couple of large bets over pool being fact. The Insider does you’d like to promote, you’ve
games this eek and now he not necessarily reflect the got a special talent or you just
has to do 2 naked funi runs. opinion of The Mountain wanna chat to Froggy Fred in
He’d better be praying for Echo, it’s parent corporation,
good weather and a stack- or any of it’s subsidiaries or
affiliates. In short, suck it up.
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To: Cressida.Hawley-Smithe@hotmail.co.uk to read echo...
Subj: Advice from the master… mounta
I didn’t really have a clue who you were when I got your email but Mummy tells
me you’re some sort of cousin on Daddy’s side of the family. I think I might
have snogged your brother at a spring ball not so long ago. So that must make us
I am only too happy to impart my wisdom on you, regarding your wanting to follow
in my footsteps and become a chalet girl next season. Actually you probably
couldn’t have asked a better person. I’m something of an expert and quite a
celebrity round here as a matter of fact.
My first piece of advice is don’t, for God’s sake, ski too much. If you ski
everyday you’ll be too tired to really enjoy yourself. Don’t worry – just because
it’s called après ski doesn’t mean you have to ski first. I made this mistake when
I first arrived. Just put on your ski-clothes and get involved! One of the best
moves I made whilst chalet-girling was to hire a cleaner to do all the dirty work
for me. Gave me hours more free-time this season. I would strongly advise you to
Lastly, and most importantly, never be without your most useful bit of kit…a copy
of your father’s credit card is indispensible! Make sure it’s the one with highest
limit. If there’s one thing you’ll encounter out here it’s emergencies, be it not
having enough money left to get the last round in or having to book hotel because
you’ve missed the last lift back. The gold card has really been my best friend and
kept me warm on the coldest of days.
Hope that’s all useful stuff. Let me know if you need to know anything else. I’m
also jolly good at riding. Lots of Love, Tiz X
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