A WORD FROM THE EDITOR CONTENTS
F.O.M.O. - Fear of missing out. P10 Evolution of skis
April is upon us and time is running short. With only a P11 Rider’s Aid
few weeks left in the season people are really starting P16 English Medical Centre
to go hard and burn the candle at both ends - partying P22 Macaques in the Alps
hard at night then working/skiing all day the next day.
I, for one, can’t say that I blame them. However, if Regulars
FOMO’s really weighing heavily on your mind there are
a few days coming up that you need to look out for P4 Henry’s Avalanche Talk
as they could very well prove to be some of your best P6 Kit Review
memories of the season. P8 Planks photo comp page
The Rider’s Aid Step-Up/BBQ/After Party is this P12 Where do I get?
Tuesday, The Greeneye Challenge is on Wednesday, P13 Directory
Thursday the boys at the Oakley VALPark are P14 What’s on guide
putting on a Jib Academy, and the World Monoski
Championships are coming up on the 20th. I honestly P21 Sport listings
recommend going to all 4. P18 Bar guide
P20 Restaurant guide
Also, make sure to take your goggles off when you’re
on the lift. Racoon tans are starting to run rampant. P24 Weather
P25 Restaurant review
KE P26 World news
P28 The week in photos
SNOW-DUKO P30-33 The Insider!
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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
of each melt during the day,
HAT Snow report for 2 -8 which then adds more depth
April to the potential frozen layer at
(Spring snow take two!) night. If untouched, the top of
this frozen layer is smooth and
Mostly sunny all week - brief solid first thing in the morning,
snowy period on Monday. then it becomes progressively your going to be skiing
softer as the warm sun and in- at 2000m and above. This
Snow stability for this com- creased temperatures melt it as will allow the melted parts of
ing week: the day goes by. This process the layer to freeze solid again
I’m still wary of steep North’ish starts on east faces because from that altitude up. Then, in
facing slopes especially at they get the sun first thing in the morning, you look to get
altitudes above 2400 metres. the morning, then south, then on the east facing slopes first
You’ll find winter snow there, west (north faces at 2500 me- thing, 9 AM, because the sun
but keep your eyes open and tres don’t normally get a melt rises in the east and therefore
take all the precautions: good freeze layer on them until late those slopes get the sun first.
distances between group April due to lack of sun). Then you move to south facing
members, stopping in safe slopes, then west. Do this right
areas etc. Sunny slopes will For good skiing! and get some of the best skiing
be subject to rising and falling of the season.
temperatures - the stability The trick is, after a couple of
on these slopes is explained good melt-freeze cycles have Aside from a night that is not
below! created a solid layer on a cool enough, the only thing
slope, you need to get on that that gets in the way of great
Temperatures will be increasing slope when the snow surface spring skiing is the nasty ruts
as the week goes on, which is smooth and solid with only 2 in the snow that people leave
is why I’m posting “A Guide or 3 cm’s of soft melted snow behind because they either ski
to Successful Spring Skiing” on top (these are generally spring snow slopes (slopes
below. slopes that have been in the that get lots of sun in spring:
direct sunlight only for an hour E,S and W) before the melt-
A GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL or so e.g. an East facing slope freeze layer has formed or they
SPRING SKIING at 9 or 10). Then you need to ski the slopes too late when
Understand the ‘melt-freeze get off those slopes when the they are too soft and mushy.
cycles’ and have fun with snow surface begins to get
spring snow! too soft and mushy or you’ll Have Fun, Be Safe
start breaking through, which is
Off-piste spring snow is one of dangerous for your knees. AND Henry
the best things that the North- the slope may be unstable
ern French Alps has to offer. due to all the melting - then The HAT week.... Come and
With lift access to all slope avalanches can be a problem discover how off piste condi-
orientations: east, south, west on these sunny slopes. tions change during the week
and then north, you can find it at the talk on Tuesday @ Dicks,
and have fun with little effort. Tip of the week 5pm.
Wednesdays are Beeper train-
Melt-freeze Cycles After a solid melt-freeze layer ing 2pm €40 AND ‘The Talk
has formed and there has been on the Snow’ is Thursday @
Once new snow melts in the a good melt during the day, it 2pm where you get to put all
sun and heat during the day needs to freeze well the night the theory in to practice during
and then freezes at night (1 before; the ideal is a cool clear a gentle ski off piste. Book
melt-freeze cycle) a few times night with minimums of –2 de- on snow in advance with Kj
in succession after a snowfall, grees (or lower) at 2000 m if 0629213300
Chances are that Erik has been skiing in Val d’Isere for longer than you’ve been alive, yet
he still knows how to have a good time, and is easily one of the funniest guys in resort. We
caught up with him at his restaurant/bar, Bananas.
and the atmosphere and that’s of wind knocked me off my
where I discovered Tex-Mex, feet. I ended up sliding past
the inspiration for Bananas. the reporters at 40km/h on
my face shouting: ‘Let’s do it
You managed to snag a again, let’s do it again!’
pretty good location for
Bananas, we hear there’s a Anything you miss about the
story behind it. old days?
I do miss the days when we
Well, when I built the place used to get 18 meters of snow
there was no tunnel, no Olym- and the off-piste was mostly
How long have you been in pic Bubble and no Belevarde untouched, but I’m not really
Val d’Isere? chairlift, just a little 2 seater. one to say that things were
I’d say it’s got to be about 35 To me, it looked obvious that better before. Now we’ve
years now. the village would expand there got things like the internet
and the year after I set up the and mobile phones which
Have you always had Ba- tunnel opened up. That was are amazing. Still, back then
nanas? pretty good for business! if you loved to ski and were
No, Bananas is about 27 good at it, it was amazing!
years old. Before that I used What’re your favorite memo-
to ski instruct. I was with Top ries from Val?
Ski in their first year. One is the birth of my son,
Artur who is a pro snow-
Do you still ski a lot? boarder. The other was the
Quite a bit, yes. I still off-piste Olympics, the atmosphere
guide as well because I love it. was amazing and nobody was
skiing so all the off-piste was
What were your first pair of untouched for those of us that
skis? went up!
A pair of Kneissl’s that I got
when I was 3 years old? Got any good stories for us?
Well, back before parapent-
What do you ski on now? ing was popular I bought
Head’s. myself a big parachute so that
I could ride wind gusts back What are your plans from
So, you must really love up the mountain to get to the here on out?
skiing to have been at it so best off-piste. Some British Well, we’re running a BBQ on
long. journalists came out to talk the terrace at Bananas until
I love it. I used to race on to me and take photos. The the end of the season with
the French Junior Team and I idea was that I would take off Chicken Tikka Kebabs, New
spent a year and a half in Cali- and fly past them while they York hot dogs and chicken
fornia. It was when I was over took photos but right as I was wings for cheap. After that,
there I fell in love with the food about to take off a huge gust I’m off to play in Ibiza.
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The Evolution of Skis
This week, while speaking the only lines there would be some pretty heavy terrain that
to Eric for the Kit Review the 2 that you put in that day. would be nearly impossible
and talking to the boys at Then you’d come back the for anyone without straight
the Planks shop about the next day and add two more. ski experience. However,
Straight Ski Classic got us Barely anybody else would they’ve said that if demand
thinking about how the evolu- touch the best off-piste spots, for a second event is high
tion of ski equipment has it was paradise.’ enough they’ll out another one Riders Aid : Step up for Afripan
drastically changed the world together and hit some milder
of skiing. Although Monoskiing is now terrain. Big BBQ, Big Air!
looked upon as a quirky
In the stone-age also known retro fad it was really the It’s that time of year again and although we
as the 1980’s skis were monoski that opened up the were unaware of the name, ‘Jump for Jesus’
straight and long with abso- mountain’s backcountry. The as we are affectionately called, is back again.
lutely no sidecut at all. If you monoski was the bad-boy On Tuesday 5th April, 11-4pm, we’ll be
wanted more surface area rebel of it’s time, annoying throwing a kick-ass end of season BBQ up the
for skiing off-piste then you ‘proper’ skiers before the hill, in a bowl off the Tommeuses lift, and
maybe picked up a pair off snowboard began to make watching those brave enough to hit Gumby’s
220cm long skis instead of it’s mark. Stories abound of awesome step up kicker (...guess how we
your everyday 200’s. annoyed American Ski Patrols chose our name!!). For the rest of us, there are a
trying to catch up to out-of- whole range of jumps to try!
bounds monoskiers with no
success. In the evening, rock out to live music from
Acoustic Aly, and Gareth Logan, finishing with
If you read our earlier article Of course, if anyone wants to VSpot’s Tuesday night DJs. prizes, donated
with Chip ‘The Shredmeister’ know what it was like to be from Val d’Isere’s bars & shops.
Goulet then you’ll know that a rebel in the 80’s there are
it was snowboard technology always the World Monoski We’ll also be hosting our infamous raffle with
that really pushed ski technol- Championships in the Oakley incredible prizes. Money raised will go towards
ogy forward. With the advent VALPark on the 20th of April. two causes; the first a long standing charity
of pontoon-like powder skis Anyone is welcome to join in of Riders Aid which installs clean water using
practically anyone who can and monoskis will be provided BioSand filters in impoverished areas through-
parallel turn can ski some de- on the day. If you’ve only ever out Africa.
cent back country areas - for ridden parabolics, it’s some-
better, or for worse. Accord- thing you’re gonna want to try. One litre of water can be filtered per minute,
ing to Hannibal at the Planks giving an entire family sufficient water for a
shop: ‘Back in the days of day. The second is ‘ShelterBox’ an international
straights you’d have done disaster agency which sends relief boxes to
a few seasons before you those affected by the Tsunami in Japan. Every GREAT ATMOSPHERE
Obviously, without the big fat ever headed off-piste, you box includes a tent, cooking equipment, first GREAT SERVICE
powder skis that have opened understood the mountain a aid kits, tool kits, warm clothing and children’s
OPEN 3PM - 2AM
up the mountain for nearly lot better than the majority of books.
everyone today, when skinny off-piste skiers do today.’ APRES SKI SPECIALS
straights were the only option Tickets are available at VSpot & cost just €10, COMPLIMENTARY NIBBLES
it meant that off-piste skiing In order to commemorate which includes BBQ, drink and a raffle ticket.
was reserved for really good this era gone by the boys at Alternatively, grab one of us with our donation
buckets around town. Check us out on Face- LOCATED OPPOSITE THE ESF OFFICE
skiers, as Eric remembers: Planks are having a Straight-
book for more details! NEXT TO THE HOTEL ORMELUNE
‘Back then you used to ski Ski Classic. The first one is
Marmottes with a friend and invite only as they’ll be hitting
WHERE DO I GET?
ENGLISH BREAKFAST : Full English Hangover cures at Danois.
PARAPENTING: Stephane @ Fly VIP: 06.80.48.47.96. http://flyvip.free.fr
CURRY (EAT IN) : Bananas. Chef trained in the UK. Hot hot hot.
PHONE/SIM CARD : Philips Shop opposite the Tourist Office in main square.
A GAME OF DARTS : Le Pub in the Galerie des Cimes. CENTRE: VIDEOS/DVDS
TO/FROM THE AIRPORT : Contact Europe Transfer for a great deal. Tel: 06.29.52.37.50 04.79.06.13.70 Hire available at the Philips
Shop (in the square by the
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PIZZA DELIVERY : Flash Pizza Open from 6pm Tel 04.79.41.96.06 SKI PATROL : account you will need to
Tignes – 04.79.06.32.00 bring your passport and
KARMA : Yoga with Charlotte in the Village des Enfants: Mon 8pm, Wed 6.30pm Val D’Isere – 04.79.06.01.69 pay a deposit.
FLOWERS : Val Flore (Inter-flora). Send Mum some flowers.
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(OUT OF HOURS): Progression
TOFFEE VODKA : Le Lodge, Le Petit Danois, Pacific...In that order. Dial 15 from a landline or Physiotherapy and
FREE WIFI : Bananas, Le Graal, VSpot. 112 from a mobile phone Massage -
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KEYS CUT : Andy Borasso mobile service for 6+ keys. Tel: 06.74,73.92.41 AVALANCHE SAFETY:
HEAD CAM : Philips Shop opposite the Tourist Office in main square. HAT run weekly avalanche Bonne Sante: 0479060727
safety talks as well as
TAKE AWAY CURRY : 4 Seasons have a great range. excellent beeper REFLEXOLOGY/MASSAGE/
LATE NIGHT GRUB: P’tit Creux for Pizza, Le Graal for Burgers, Dicks for Pies training courses PILATES
JACKET POTATOES: Overground Sandwhich Shop on the high street, next to Underground THE BASIC TALKS Progression Physiotherapy
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Tune in everyday
on Radio Val at 8.05am, SKI SCHOOLS
8.45am, 9.15am, 10.15am, Progression Ski &
5.30pm, 6.30pm and Snowboard School:
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ski info and local news Evolution 2: 04.79.00.77.29 Friday April 8th -Yooner. Fun sledges for all.
31st edition of La Scara race, Free. Savonnette Nursery
update in English. New Oxegene: 04.79.41.99.58 junior world championship. Slope. 17h45.
this season, every Monday MistyFly: 04.79.41.95.77 Over 1300 racers from 30
and Thursday, tune in The Development Centre: countries. Races on OK and Wednesday April 6th
at 7.10pm for your one 06.15.55.31.56 Orange slopes. 9h30. On -Airboard. Body board on
hour show in English with British American Val Thursday, La Scara Party, snow. Free. Savonnette Nurs-
from 18h onwards, Tourist Of- ery Slope. 17h45.
Froggy Fred! On air, D’Isere Ski School: fice Square and Main Road.
96.1FM and online www. 06.71.75.82.25 Live Music. Thursday April 7th
radiovaldisere.com New Generation: -Guided Tour of the resort, in
04.79.01.03.18 Monday April 4th english. 11h. Tourist Office
-Market Day in Val Village Board.
CINEMA Pro Snowboarding: all day -JIB Academy 2011. Snow
Cinema schedule available 06.42.68.07.18 -Introduction to Biathlon Park. 10h30 - 14h30.
in the ‘Around Town’ shooting. Manchet Valley
section. Films in both TOURIST INFORMATION Rugby Pitch. 10h til 12h. Friday April 8th
-Snake Gliss. Fun sledges for -The Longest Snake Gliss
English and French and Office de Tourism, located all. Free. Savonnette Nursery Contest. Free. Savonnette
usually on bad weather at the main roundabout. Slope. 17h45. Nursery Slope. 17h45.
days there is a showing at Open 7 days a week from
2.30pm 8:30 am until 7:30 pm.
SAUNA/GYM English Films man and Vincent Cassel.
Brand new fitness complex Sunday 18h and 21h. The Wednesday 18h and 21h. The
Oxygene opened last year Way Back, starring Ed Harris King’s Speech, starring Colin
at the botton of the Face. Monday 18h and 21h. Black Firth and Geoffrey Rusk.
It features a weight room, Swan, starring Natalie Port-
2 pools, saunas and a
SATURDAY 2ND Bananas: Apres BBQ - Kebabs,
Hot Dogs & More from €3! The Big
Bananas: Apres BBQ - Kebabs,
Hot Dogs & More from €3! Ladies
Pacfic: Apres Ski - €3 mulled hot pear cider. €11
Dicks Tea Bar: SEASONNAIRE jugs of beer, €3 Toasties. Free cheesy nachos &
SATURDAY CLUB - Seassonnaires Chill - half price G&T’s and Bloody Night 2 for 1 double house spirits dip. LIVE MUSIC FROM SAM AND JAMIE IN THE
and Cheese night... Done! Mary’s, Backgammon games going and wine for the ladies, body shots EVENING.
Le Graal: Warm Up with DJ Guim all nite. off Jules & Jono, your choice!!! Underground: DJ Chris S from Monaco.
23h-2h, Party with DJ Chris S from Cafe Face: Girly Night- ask at bar VSpot: Rider’s Aid Step Up After Blue Note: Happy Hour 3-6, Free Nibbles & Pimms
Monaco 2h-5h. Frozen Pina Colada for this week’s theme. Party & Raffle from 7pm! o’clock
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8-10! Underground: DJ Chris S from Victors:241 cocktails from Saloon: MELTDOWN PRICES TILL 11
Foret: Feast of football... West Monaco. 8 UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! Le Graal: Warm Up with DJ Guim 23h-2h, Party with
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4:30-10:30, House 10:30-late
Doudoune: MiIXOLOGY with DJ
UP FOR GREEN EYE RAT RACE
Le Graal: Warm Up with DJ Guim
Doudoune: Drun Corporation with
€2 soda/juice. Jazz/Chilled Tunes from 4:30- 10:30,
House 10:30-late vicky @ 4
NOX B - Happy funky house - 23h-2h, Party with DJ Chris S from Mankertys & Gogo Good Drum - Doudoune Le Chalet: Apres Ski with DJ Johan Holt
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Underground: DJ Chris S from pear cider. €11 jugs of beer, €3 WINTER PARTY. POSSIBLE THE MBC: 90’s Party!!!
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Marine L - the best of the 80’s & Monaco 2h-5h. Tequilla Paff €4 all shots for those in formal attire.
SUNDAY 3RD 90’s
Danois: Karen Ysten Live Apres,
Moris: Mullit Acoustic on Apres.
Saloon: €6 COCKTAILS TILL 11 AND €3.50
Dicks Tea Bar: ELECTRO SWING JAGERBOMBS ALL NIGHT.
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Sammy @ 22H00 / ‘TOSS THE price cocktails and free entry for Breathe Party - Live music from Pacific: Apres Ski - €3 mulled hot pear cider. €11
BOSS’ 22H30-23H30 girls. 5pm, DJ set to follow. Just show jugs of beer, €3 Toasties. Free cheesy nachos & dip.
Pacific: Lots of sport. 21h30 Pool Saloon: PRE RACE PARTY- FREE up and breathe. Massive Weekly Ski/Board Raffle! Collect tickets
League - teams of 4 required. Free SHOT WITH EVERY DRINK IF Doudoune: Ladies Night with DJ throughout the week.
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Doudoune:Disco Night! - Back to Le Graal: Warm Up with DJ Guim Bananas: Apres BBQ - Kebabs, Breakfast plays funky Apres and Evenin.
Studio 54 with Marine L & Johan 23h-2h, Party with DJ Chris S from Hot Dogs & More from €3! BACK Blue Note: Happy Hour 3-6, Free Nibbles & Pimms
Holt Monaco 2h-5h. Champagne only TO SCHOOL! - Free shots for o’clock
Doudoune Le Chalet: Apres €4 a glass all night! all those dressed in sexy school
Ski with DJ Johan Holt Moris: Mike & Ritchie on Apres, outfits!!
Danois: 2 for U Live Apres Mullit at night.Vodka Red Bulls €5. Danois: 2 for U Live Apres
Summer is nearly upon us East. Malaria is carried by a up to a year after travelling to an
and for those lucky enough particular species of mosquito affected area even if you have
not to be working, there and can lead to the following taken all the right precautions. Tell
symptoms: cough, fatigue; aching your doctor that you have visited
are lots of nice places to
joints and muscles, fever and an affected area if you develop a
visit. Unfortunately, nice sweats (often occurring every two fever after returning.
places can come with nasty or three days then subsiding, only When you finish your turn you should have a
surprises, so read on and to recur). Yes, this does sound like Most people are covered for good idea as to where your next turn is going to
find out how to avoid them... a massive hangover, but one that diphtheria, tetanus and polio start. By looking ahead and making a plan you
will not get better without thanks to jabs as a child and can anticipate any potential problems and be
Vaccinations are often essential medical help. teenager. However, the ones ready to nail your next one.
but this will depend on where that are needed for the tropics
exactly you are travelling to. First Preventive medication for malaria are: Hepatitis A (needed ideally AMANDA PIRIE
of all, find out from your GP at depends upon the region you a month before travel, typhoid
home which vaccinations you are visiting. Check out http:// (needed at least three weeks
have already had. You may have www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk to find before travel), and possibly rabies
had some recently eg for a gap out how risky the area that you’re (three injections spread over a
year, but these may have elapsed. travelling to is. Most tablets need month). Hepatitis B is spread by
Below is a list of common to be started before travelling and body fluids so you may need a Ski School Availability
vaccination schedules. continued for up to four weeks course of vaccination if you intend Call for up to date information!
after leaving the area. They do coming into close contact with
Vaccinations reduce your chance
of catching certain diseases, but
have various side effects, but
remember that malaria can kill.
the locals. If you are in doubt,
consult your doctor or the
Physiotherapy and Massage
Availability throughout the week
remember that they do not always Discuss with your doctor before above website.
eliminate this chance completely. starting these to find the best
Part of disease prevention is also ones for you. In a nutshell, if you are travelling
about avoiding risks. Diseases soon 1/Visit the Fit For Travel
such as hepatitis A (transmitted The less you are bitten by Website (http://www.fitfortravel.
from faeces, and common in mosquitoes, the lower your nhs.uk) 2/ Find out about your
Asia and Africa) can be avoided chance of catching malaria. vaccination history (speak to your
by good hand washing and not Remember to use insect repellent GP/parents) 3/ Check with your
drinking the tap water. Also avoid and keep yourself covered up doctor about which precautions
salads (washed in tap water), in the evenings. If possible are needed. Happy holidays!
ice cubes in drinks (as these sleep in a mosquito net and
are usually also from tap water), use an insecticide spray in your Alex Cockcroft
and brush your teeth using only bedroom. Malaria can develop
bottled water. This last one is
usually the one to catch people
out. Only drink bottled or
Malaria still kills two million
people per year. You are at risk for
contracting malaria if you travel to
areas of Central America, South
America, Hispaniola, sub-Saharan
Africa, the Indian subcontinent,
Southeast Asia, and the Middle
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 02 Avril/April Jeudi/Thursday 07
Part clothing store, part nursery slope, this Val d’Isere 13h45 WEST HAM UTD v MANCHESTER UTD 21h00 BENFICA v PSV Europa League
American diner, it’s actually institution has a Mexican 4 SEASONS 13h45 LEEDS UTD v NOTTS FOREST 21h00 KYIV v BRAGA Europa League
located inside the Quiksilver/ themed menu with nachos and Situated in L’Alexandra (next to 14h00 FINAL World Cup Cricket 21h00 PORTO v SPARTAK Europa League
16h00 WIGAN v TOTTENHAM 21h00 VILLARREAL v FC TWENTE Europa L
Roxy shop just up from the fajitas on offer. Chef Pascal the post office), this restaurant 16h00 STOKE v CHELSEA
main roundabout in town. is back this year with his offers a great alternative menu, 16h00 WEST BROM v LIVERPOOL Vendredi/Friday 08
Superb burgers, wraps, salads outstanding curries. They also including Wraps, Curry, Thai, in 17h00 SHARKS v STORMERS 09h45 QUINS v WASPS Amlin Challenge Cup
and shakes; this place is open do a great line in burgers in a a fresh relaxed atmosphere. Eat 18h30 QUINS v LEICESTER Aviva Prem 21h00 STADE F v MONTPELLIER Amlin Cup
from 9am-10pm and you can truly unique environment and in and take away, it’s open for 18h30 ARSENAL v BLACKBURN
browse through the store while a 3 course Tex-Mex meal for lunch midday till 2pm weekdays Samedi/Saturday 09 Avril/April
Dimanche/Sunday 03 13h45 WOLVES v EVERTON
you wait for your food. 18€. A great place for lunch or and open for dinner 6:30pm till 13h45 HIBS v HEARTS 14h00 BRIVE v MUNSTER Amlin Cup
dinner. (0479060423) 11pm 7 days. 14h30 BRENTFORD v CARLISLE UTD 16h30 PERPIGNAN v TOULON Heineken Cup ¼
VICTOR’S 14h30 FULHAM v BLACKPOOL 16h00 MAN UTD v FULHAM
This place has always been MORIS PUB LE BISTROT DES CIMES 17h00 MANCHESTER CITY v SUNDERLAND 16h00 SPURS v STOKE
better known as a bar. But, if Hard to miss at the top of Located inside the Galerie des 16h45 GRAND NATIONAL Aintree
you can bear to walk all the the town centre. It operates Cimes opposite the main coach Mardi/Wednesday 05 19h00 LEINSTER v LEICESTER HeinekenCup
way past it, you’ll find Victor’s a burger kitchen from 4 - stop, this quaint restaurant is 20h45 REAL MADRID v SPURS Champions L 18h20 SWANSEA v NORWICH
20h45 INTER v SCHALKE Champions League
‘Dining Club’ offering a host 9pm, serving home made run by the lovely Isabella of
of International cusine. They’ll gourmet burgers with a range les 3 Bises fame. The sister Mercredi/Wednesday 06
have your taste buds jangling in of toppings from a straight restaurant of 1789 they serve 20h45 CHELSEA v MAN UTD Champions L
no time. (0479060652) cheese burger to the Mexican the same high standard of food 20h45 BARCELONA v SHAKHTAR Champs L
with sour cream. The portions with a varying menu to suit
LE PETIT DANOIS are huge; and don’t miss their most taste buds. Definitely not
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
Macaques in the Mountains
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.
To date there have been 31 A recent incident involving a
‘Monkey Astronauts’ sent into Dutch hiker in the Northern
space by various countries Italian Alps near Turin has
including the U.S., France, the brought the problem back in Martin makes light work of the
U.S.S.R. and even Argentina. to the limelight. Earlier this Oakley box...
However 10 years before the week Rachel Ellenstein was
U.S. sent their first monkey admitted to the Ospedale
into space in 1948 the Nazi’s Maria Vittoria with severe bite
were already experimenting wounds inflicted upon her
with their own monkey space by what she described as ‘a
program. vicious pack of grey-furred
German scientist Herman
von Klempt was the head of Apparently, having decimated
the Nazi Space Program and, the native marmotte popula-
among other projects, was tion to the point that they
researching the viability of can no longer survive without
having Rhesus Macaques ‘pi- a new source of prey these This Week...
lot’ a modified version of the ‘Snow Monkeys’ are branch- We’re back in the park with this huge
advanced German V2 Rocket. ing out and seeking new 540 from an unknown rider. Will he nail
to have died from natural sources of food. or fail though?...
However, before von Klempt’s causes, however a report
program could yield any from National Geographic
results the war ended. His published in 1973 suggested
lab, near Salzburg, Austria otherwise.
was hastily abandoned dur- If you fancy having a shot at Nailed or Failed then contact White Focus
ing his attempt to escape to hook up with them on the mountain. Not many weeks left now so
Scientists from the University call +33 637 257 190 or email email@example.com
and somehow the nearly one of Innsbruk who were inves-
hundred Macaques managed tigating the decline of native
to escape into the wild. marmotte populations noticed
During the 1940’s and 1950’s strange droppings that didn’t
there were several uncon- seem to belong to any indig-
firmed sightings of Macaques enous species. Upon further
as far away as Chamonix, examination these droppings
France. During the 60’s all proved to be those of Rhesus
the monkeys were thought Macaques, and the stool con-
tained, among other things, new ad monika
the remains of marmottes.
The scientists hypothesized
that after years of near-star- Further examination of the
vation while sticking to their saliva in Rachel’s wounds
natural diet of seeds, roots, revealed the presence of a
buds, fruit, invertebrates, spongiform encephalopathy
berries, leaves, eggs, fungi, similar to Mad Cow Disease
and bark the macaques had due to mutations brought
branched out and become about by their carnivorous
carnivorous. diet. Authorities are currently
in discussion of how to pro-
The French, Austrian and ceed and people are advised
Italian governments launched not to enter any backcountry
a joint program to eliminate areas of the Alps in groups
these Alpine invaders, how- smaller than 4.
ever it was poorly funded and
saw little success. The mon- For up to date information in
key problem was once again English you can call M.T.O. on
nearly forgotten about. +33 (0)6 30 10 82 74
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Saloon
I have to admit that I was a bit confused when I first went to Hi and welcome to The Echo’s weather section, we aim to make our weather as accurate as possible, how-
Saloon. Everybody told me that it was a meat market, but all ever, please note that at the time of writing it is Thursday, so please use it primarily as a guide.
they had to offer me were bags of crisps and a selection of
chocolate bars. After a couple of jugs of Long Island Iced Tea A couple of tips for this week:
during apres George Moore played a Whitesnake song and 1 - Only put sunscreen on the part of your face that goggles don’t cover and take your goggles off when
everybody took their trousers down. I was starting to realize you’re on the lift.
what this whole ‘meat market’ thing was about. 2 - Carry a small backpack so you can ditch a layer when you start to overheat.
3 - Enjoy rosé in the sun, but don’t forget to hydrate as well.
I ran to 4 Seasons for a takeaway in order to get something in
my stomach to soak up some of the booze (tasty, by the way) SAT SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI
and came back to find that there was some kind of theme
party going on. I’m not
sure what the theme was
but everyone seemed to
use it as an excuse to
wear a few clothes as
possible. Me and the lads had no problem with this
whatsoever. By the end of the night Saloon proved +2 +3 +1 +2 +6 +6 0
itself to be a ‘takeaway’ in a different way. S/5km S/5km W/5km N/5km E/5km S/10km SW/5km
I found out next day that the actual restaurant is 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm
above the bar. Oops.
Pvt. Leonard Lawrence
One of the two career choices near Fukushima will also be growth may be linked to how
which my mother was clear keeping more than a close eye long babies are breast fed…
would result in us being on any baby lizards born in the bitty. A book titled, ‘Managing
disowned was becoming a near future. a dental practice the Genghis
Jesuit priest, ‘They’ve had Khan way’ has won the prize for
enough of my money. They’re Libya’s foreign minister, Moussa the most unusually titled novel
not having either of my sons.’ Koussa (you couldn’t make of the year. Remind me not to
When asked about his possible it up), has arrived in the UK go there for my next root canal.
vocation by a priest, who stating that he is no longer Vanilla Ice is to make his panto
was smart enough not to ask willing to work for Colonel debut, playing Captain Hook
me about mine, Luke politely Gaddafi. This follows steps at Kent’s Central Theatre. He
declined. The only person taken by the government to was most recently seen as a
foolish enough to pose that expel five Libyan diplomats contestant on ‘Dancing on Ice’
question to me was a sick in the ongoing dispute with which, coincidentally, is what I
pilgrim in Lourdes. I offered Gaddafi’s regime and its want to do every time I hear Ice,
the lady in question some glib shelling of the rebels in the Ice Baby. The HMS Ark Royal
answer about the chastity part East of his country. Foreign is to be put up for auction. I
of it being a problem, hoping Secretary William Hague said can see it now, ‘Do I hear fifty
to draw fire from my issues the five ‘could pose a threat to pounds… yes Mr Gaddafi I see
with the poverty and obedience UK security’, as the rebels lost your hand but you’re not eligible
part of Holy Orders. Her reply more ground to forces loyal to to bid for this lot’.
completely blindsided me, ‘Do the Libyan leader. PM David
you mean to tell me you’re Cameron said the UK had not And finally, a venomous
not a virgin?’ Struggling for an ruled out arming the rebels Egyptian cobra missing from
answer in the face of such strict in ‘certain circumstances’, a the Bronx Zoo has acquired its
adherence to Catholic dogma, move also backed by President own Twitter account. Listing its
and trying to avoid the glare Obama. The last time we went location as ‘Not at the Bronx
from the girl on the other side to that extreme was to supply Zoo’, @BronxZoosCobra has
of her that I’d had a fling with Saddam Hussein with weapons over 150,000 followers and
a few years earlier, I said the to fight against Iran... which has been posting tweets since
only thing that would keep her went really well. Mr Cameron it escaped on Monday, from
wholesome, and completely later lost his temper with the the amusing, ‘Donald Trump
misguided, impression of shadow chancellor during is thinking about running for
Lourdes intact, ‘Well, I was Prime Minister’s questions, president?! Don’t worry, I’ll
married but I’m afraid my wife prompting the BBC to publish handle this. Where is Trump
died. That’s why I come to the headline, ‘Cameron attacks Tower exactly?’ to the troubling,
Lourdes’. Hello Mr Pryor and annoying Balls’. I daresay most ‘City may not sleep, but I’m
welcome to Hell… people in the UK would be ready to. Ooh a chimney!
surprised to learn that he has I bet you bragged to your
Japan is to decommission four any in the first place, given his friends about having a working
reactors at the quake-damaged predecessor was certainly in fireplace in NYC. Hi roomie.’
Fukushima nuclear plant. need of a set. and my personal favourite,
Harmful levels of radioactivity “Indiana Jones, why did it have
have been detected in the area The BBC has denied rigging a to be Indiana Jones?”. Until
and in nearby seawater as the Top Gear race, after electric car next week, I’m off to unplug
chairman of Teppco pledged maker Tesla announced they every Tesla Roadster I see.
maximum efforts to stabilise were suing the corporation.
them. After three weeks the The Tesla Roadster, billed as
failure in the cooling system, the world’s fastest production
caused by a power outage electric car, was raced against
during the earthquake and a Lotus and ran out of power
resulting tsunami, has proved after 55 miles, in spite of being
too difficult to overcome in billed to last over 200. The
returning the reactors to full makers argued that it didn’t last
operation. New safety measures as long because it was ‘driven
have been imposed on all aggressively’. Surely that’s
nuclear power plant operators the point of a sports car; case
in the wake of the disaster. dismissed. University research
Here’s betting the zookeepers has suggested that brain
LA reobic This week in pics
Not gonna happen mate.
n Tan Lines.
en’s F 1-12 Not Always Sexy.
Schweffing in Hot
Tubs = Yes.
Mad Hatters. Theme nights at the
Danois. Bon Times.
Judy Smith’s Daugther is both ng in Dicks = N
fit and in town for the rest of
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.
It’s been a messy week. runner. Unfortunately for him,
There have been a lot of the Police were a step ahead
out-of-hand antics going on and he was stopped at the
this week involving none of Swiss border and forced to
the usual suspects. We tried pay the full amount on his
to get the lowdown from the credit card while thanking his
Police and the Pisteurs, but stars he didn’t end up in jail.
as Pisteur Alex said: “What
happens on the piste stays on Expensive night out.
the piste.” Luckily, we were Have you ever woken up
able to snoop around some after a big night and wished
more and find out the dirt. you hadn’t spent so much?
At least one guy in Val did
Evicted. last week. A season worker
A group of English guys in from Swan Lake got so
their 30’s on a ‘business-trip’ intoxicated up the hill that he
were kicked out of their chalet wasn’t allowed on the bubble
after a bunch of complaints down for safety reasons.
due to the rowdy behaviour After what we imagine was
they were exhibiting as they a lengthy conversation with
were actually on a stag do. whoever was in charge up
The final straw? Stealing there the call went out for
a car and leaving it parked a mountain rescue. The
diagonally across the street. medical helicopter quickly
came to the poor man’s
Another stolen car. aid, as did a €4000 bill that
A client from one of the insurance won’t pay as you’re
higher-end chalet companies no longer insured once you’re
in town decided to walk intoxicated. That should
home through the Manchet make everyone in town
Valley after having a few too feel better about their next
many drinks. In his drunken expensive hangover!
wisdom he decided to steal
a farmer’s Landrover. After
Beach Party!!! 14th April. Tickets available Sun 3rd getting back to his chalet he
was told to return the vehicle
Sun aprés: Mike Weds aprés: Mullit Accoustic ASAP which he promptly
Mon apres: Mullit Accoustic Thurs aprés: Mikey & Ben did. The only problem was
that as he was returning it he
Tues aprés: Mike & Richie Friday aprés: Mike
managed to crash it into a
Tues eve: Mullit Friday night: Mullit barn causing damage to the
tune of 8k. The authorities
were called in and he agreed
to pay the damages, only to
later decide to pull a midnight
Poor choice of words. after getting a body shot off
While planning out the post- his boss Abi at the Danois.
ers for the Rider’s Aid BBQ Congrats son!
someone pointed out that
‘Seasonnaire BBQ’ sounded Happy birthdays!
like they were planning on This week we’d like to wish
cooking a person. Beckie a happy birthday to Claire
(Switch Church) quickly joked from the Blue Note who has
‘Yeah let’s spit roast a couple admitted to turning 30 despite
of people up there!’ appar- the fact that she dates a 22
ently not aware that the term
‘spit-roast’ means something year old.
else to most people in town.
Also, we forgot to wish Deb- Sign
bie a Happy Birthday last ds
Panic Shaggin has begun.
week, so we let her advertise up en ay.
Sophie Moz (Moris Hotel) is
this M miss
jumping on board of the Panic in the Love Connection to
make up for it.
Shaggin Wagon. After inviting
Burns (Moris Pub) for dinner
at the Y she took home Elliot Baywatch Nights
(also Moris Pub) the very next The Moris have set the date
night. She professes to have for their infamous Beach
had a very good time with El- Party. It’s set for the 14th but Name: Deborah Priestly
liot and his rather large ‘feet’. tickets go on sale this Sunday Age: 22
and we recommend getting Occupation:
Finger Lickin’ Good them no later than Monday Coat Check @ Cafe Face,
Overhearing some patrons cause they sell out quickly ev- Weathergirl, Photographer
engaged in a serious discus- ery year. Also, the Baywatch Nicknames:
sion Tess (Saloon) decided to boys might be back. Debbie, Debs, Shorty
jump right in and show off her Likes:
knowledge of world issues. Got Any Gossip? Snowboarding, Being Sober,
After hearing one of the men As usual, we’re writing this Wearing Stilettos in the Alps,
state that ‘They should get in Fancy Undergarments,
there quickly to kill Colonel with a massive hangover and Mornings, Tignes Cusine.
Gaddafi.’ Tess jumped in with: to be honest we’re having Dislikes:
‘Who’s that? The Kentucky trouble remembering much Being Drunk, Getting asked
Fried Chicken guy?’ We here of what we’ve overheard this for lifts, Lie-ins, Lauren’s
at the Echo wish we were week. So, do us a favour, frequent overnight “guests”
clever enough to write mate- stitch up your mates and send What do you look for in a
rial like this. all your dirt to man? !
ski BBQ !
val@ themountainecho.co.uk I like them to be drunk and
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ready to go. Snowboard skills rom 4p s
Kippy (ex-Danois) was doling
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out advice on men this week. Nothing written by the Insider
According to him size doesn’t has been properly researched
drunk? I’m not that picky. Chick t Do
matter as much as style when in the slightest and is based N.Y. Ho !
it comes to member length:
‘Men with nice shoes aren’t
almost entirely on hearsay. As & More
such nothing on these pages
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Horror of horrors! I have sustained the most dreadful of injuries. A career
ender... A broken ankle! Well OK, a sprained ankle. But the doctor said I was
lucky not to have broken it...or I deserved to have broken it. I’m not sure.
It turns out that my pink Moon Boots are not an appropriate substitute for ski
boots. I’m pretty miffed to be quite honest. There’s no such warning on the boots
and I’m quite sure there was none on the packaging they came in. Next they’ll be
telling me you can’t wear them on the moon! Perhaps you can get your secretary to
send me a strongly worded letter I could forward on to these moon boot people.
I told the doctor at the time that my ski boots went with neither my salopettes
nor my lip-gloss. I think this fact alone should have warranted a more serious
tone from him – less of the eye rolling that’s for sure. And then there’s also
the fact that my ski boots are so much less comfy! In fact I think there might be
something wrong with them. I’m so used to skiing in moon boots now I can’t bear
to put the other ones on. And before you say it, I’d already tried skiing in my
Hunter willies. My feet got cold so they’re pretty much ‘inappropriate’ too.
I don’t even want to tell you how much it cost to have me patched up so I guess
you’ll find out when your next card statement comes. Apparently you can claim it
back if you buy me insurance or something. I really didn’t get it.
Lots of love,
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