Rude Lodge Morzine Partner with Fox Head Europe

May 19, 2015
by Paul Aston  
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Mountain bikers frequenting Morzine in the mid 2000's will probably remember the 'Paradis' nightclub for all the wrong reasons. Known as 'the other nightclub' where many wouldn't dare venture, stories of awkward French DJ's, a one-hit wonder pop-star owner and a vicious guard dog known to take chunks out of clients. All of that has changed but the pink leopard print upholstery, strip poles and flashing dance floor remain in the underground Paradis club. The decrepit hotel and restaurant above has been fully renovated and is now run by Rude Chalets for winter and summer seasons. FOX head clothing have partnered with Rude Chalets on this side of the Atlantic and with Snow Summit in the US (more details on that soon). The idea behind these lodges is that their athletes have a base in key MTB centres for training. FOX associated dealers/ partners will also have access to the lodge which is also is fully open for the public, offering hotel and hostel style accommodation, great food, a stocked bar and a great vibe. You may also have the chance to chill out with some of your riding heroes.

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Fox / Rude Lodge Press Release:

We’re stoked to announce that Summer 2015 will mark the beginning of our exciting new partnership with Fox Head Europe in conjunction with our very own Rude Lodge in Morzine! Widely regarded as Europe’s best MTB destination, Les Portes du Soleil boasts the worlds biggest MTB area which includes 12 linked resorts, 650kms of signposted bike trails, 5 bike parks, dozens of downhill runs, enduro loops & 4-Cross tracks. So whether you are starting out, a hardened XC rider or a manic downhiller there is something for everyone. With all this on our doorstep, we couldn't think of anywhere better to bring two amazing brands together this summer to offer our guests the most engaging alpine experience in Morzine for all MTB enthusiasts through our eclectic mix of accommodation, café, bar & nightclub! Through working closely with Fox Head we have a unique opportunity to deliver exactly what it is that riders are looking for, be it through invaluable input from the Fox team, the Rude Lodge's unique and well designed facilities or simply a place where riders can come together to enjoy a beer and some great food! A host of Fox's premier bike athlete's made it out the lodge in April, just as the snow had receded to reveal summer's gems, check out the photos and video below.

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bigquotes Yeah I had a great week, the chalet is great, the foods amazing and the beer was flowing. Felt like I was on holiday, even though we were here to 'work' haha. I'll definitely be coming back and dragging a few mates over, the BMX turned mountain bike crew. My first time in Morzine I loved it, I don't want to go home. The best thing for me is that the lodge is right in town and I was shocked after the first days riding when we could ride straight back, no messing around getting in vans, no downsides here! - Kye Forte

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Fox Head Pro / Am Week:

Summer 2015 will mark our very first MTB custom week with the launch of Rude Lodge's Pro / Am Week in conjunction with Fox Head! Hosted by former DH World Cup Mechanic Loïc Delteil and coupled with the chance to ride with Fox Head team members Tahnee Seagrave, Myriam Nicole and male team riders still to be announced, the week is set to go off! Open to all levels of riders from complete beginners to advanced and catered to both men and women there’s no excuse not to get involved! Dates: 12th – 19th July 2015

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• 6 x day full area Portes du Soleil lift pass
• Daily riding with inspirational Fox Head team riders
• Ensuite accommodation in a dorm room in the Rude Lodge (double and twin room available on
• Simple breakfast (croissant, tea or coffee)
• Bike maintenance master class
• Packed lunch
• FREE entry to all events in the Paradis & Rude Cafe
• £350 per person

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bigquotesGreat atmosphere, the owners are the nicest people ever. All they want is is to make you happy and give you the best they can. - Kaos Seagrave

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bigquotesFor Fox, this was the perfect opportunity to offer our riders a base to ride from, and the perfect way for us to work with the end consumer and show that we care about the scene in the key mountain bike resort in the Alps. On top of that we have somewhere to product test, all the staff in the Rude Lodge are keen riders themselves, they can see if the kit will stand up to a full season of abuse and give us feedback. But most importantly it's for Fox to get more involved in the scene in Morzine and the Alps. - John Oldale - Fox Athlete Manager

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These guys might give you some riding tips if you ask nicely.

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bigquotesLe Rude Chalet! It's cool to come here. There are jerseys all around of Fox legends, my hero's! I think it has a great ambience for the clients. - Remi Thirion

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bigquotesIt was great too come here with my Fox team mates to film. Good guys, good tracks, good food, everything is good and it's so comfortable! - Francisco Pardal

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bigquotesYeah man the Rude Chalet, I think they really have the vibe for mountain biking, Ithink it will become a great meeting point. The bar is awesome, good to chill out with good music and good beers. Morzine is one of the best riding areas in the Alps, and it's great for the customers that there will be Fox riders staying here that they can talk to. There's everything you need here for a great biking holiday! - Iago Garay

The bar and cafe are open everyday for breakfast and dinner. The Paradis Nightclub is open 3/4 days a week from 11:00pm until late. There is dormitory and twin room accommodation totalling 36 beds. Ex - Commencal/Andorra Team world cup mechanic Loïc Delteil is the full time on site bike mechanic for any repairs of bike servicing.

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  • 13 0
 surely the last thing pros want is to be sharing accommodation with a bunch of gompers who wont stop drooling over them the whole time ? Long live le'opera
  • 12 0
 all i can say is Morzine looks sick and those marzocchi 380's look glued to the ground.
  • 4 0
 For God sake Fox, PLEASE change your damn sizing charts. Gives me a freaken headache
  • 1 0
 it's "for FOX sake"
  • 2 0
 I was in Morzine for 2 weeks last summer. Best trip of my life, and I even proposed to my girl with the epic backdrop of the Alps, legendary. Besides, this way she will always love Morzine so we can come back!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 First it was Specialized going back to what thay know best, with the new Demo, that might as well be a mk6 BigHit. Now Commencal are going back to the glory days of their Sunn Radical, with this, what appears to be a corker of a bike. The moral of the story is, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I mean the winningest DH bike of them all, the Santa Cruz V10, as very much stayed with the same set up, only making the odd tweak here and their and making it more sleeker and meaner over the years, though staying very similar in appearance over the years of it's life. I'm 39 years old so I love this shit. BigHit's and Radical's were killing it in my day, today the overall belongs to Arron Gwin, which he won on a bike that looks closer to a BigHit than it does a Demo. Now we have the Commencal "Radical" Supreme. Should be a very fast, competent bike, with the right pilot.
  • 2 0
 I read that Robinsons was closing this year... can anyone confirm/deny this? Got my fingers crossed it's a load of cobblers...
  • 2 0
 Owners have decided to retire, though i think it may be under new ownership (at some point) and changing from what it was
  • 1 0
 Mutzig Mutzig Mutzig rah rah rah Robbo's open as usual, same owners, this summer and for the foreseeable.
  • 1 0
 Source: facebook page

"OK Guys so we've just received a message that the Robinson's will only be closing for a month and will be resuming normal business as usual after the interseason! So no major changes, no change of hands, just business as normal!"

No stress guys!
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the replies lads - was seriously concerned Morzine was going to lose one of it's most iconic post-ride watering holes. Nothing quite like 'trying' to ride back to your chalet after 3+ pints of the good stuff... highlight!
  • 1 0
 Is the bike storage in the same place as the ski for winter? Down those steps? Great video Morzine looking sick!
  • 1 1
 I don't really see the benefit of this business partnership. Resort gets money and Fox gets to put up posters and their employees stay there for free?
  • 1 0
 tahnee where's your beer !!?
  • 1 0
 those are some fun looking trails.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a great spot
  • 1 0
 that riding was so sweet
  • 1 0
 I live just above !!!
  • 3 2
 Morzine sux.
  • 1 0

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