Kicking Up Dust in Champéry Bikepark - Video

Jan 4, 2017 at 4:23
Jan 4, 2017
by ShapeRideShoot  
 
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Warm, dry and dusty,...Not seriously the adjectives you are used to read next to the word winter. Especially not in the Swiss Alps, in the ski resort of Champéry. Unfortunately for those of you who enjoy this white powder that made Switzerland famous, it's what's happening now. Call it Global Warming or call it bad luck if you want, but we would rather call it "extended biking season". Who didn't dream of a year-round bike park? Who didn't think it would be great to shred brown pow all day all year? Julien Fournier dreamt of a place where you could ski in the morning and lap with your mates on the gnarliest WC track in the afternoon. Dream came true,...but for how long? Snow is forecast for next week. Actually, maybe all that was just a fantasy and I'll wake up under a thick coat of snow...

Photo by Fran ois Marclay. www.francoismarclay.com

Photo by Fran ois Marclay. www.francoismarclay.com

Photo by Fran ois Marclay. www.francoismarclay.com

Photo by Fran ois Marclay. www.francoismarclay.com

Photo by Fran ois Marclay. www.francoismarclay.com


Video by Shaperideshoot
Photos by Francois Marclay


MENTIONS: @ReyGaetan / @SCOTT-Sports

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51 Comments

  • + 57
 Why do I love nose bonks so much?
  • + 8
 Who knows...
  • + 6
 Uh, cause they're awesome!
  • + 32
 Nothing is better than RAW.
  • + 5
 Totally agree. Just hearing the bike on that gnarly ass run was incredible. F*ck that was smooth!
  • + 16
 Only problem with that video is it's just not long enough!
  • + 2
 Watch it twice.
  • + 14
 He made that gnarly ass trail look so smooth as if there were no ruts, roots and rocks.Amazing~
  • + 11
 What a great DH track. Dreaming with a WC race there again soon...
  • + 8
 Not one pedal stroke in that whole video, apart from the kids at the start Smile
  • + 7
 Forget pedalling, my brakes would be on fire!
  • + 8
 Awesome sound design, flat-out riding, and beautiful trails. Great work!
  • + 6
 Most videos make trails look not as steep as real life but this one looks scary. Great camera angles.
  • + 3
 Hard enough to walk down, it's. Seriously steep hill. To get down it with such aplomb, in dust is incredible.
  • + 5
 Love the raw no music edit!
From 1:49 to end is the best soundtrack - nature.

Job bra!
  • + 5
 This should be placed into the description in the dictionary under the word shredding.
  • + 2
 Agreed
  • + 6
 Is all of Europe lacking snow???
  • + 6
 It's a worryingly sparse winter so far. Even high resorts are bare.
  • + 5
 Apparently lappland is not bad, but the alps are a catastrophe right now...hope you're not coming skiing...
  • + 3
 @nprace: that's crazy my brother almost made a trip to the alps before Christmas but decided not to go last minute. The rivers will be running dry next summer.
  • + 2
 @pav4: Oh no... they get plenty of summer rain. Morzine does anyway :/
  • + 2
 Just came back from skiing, had one day of snow, the last time it snowed was 15th November. So yeah, I'd say so
  • + 10
 no snow in BC either, don't bother coming..
  • + 8
 @jmjosse: ah well that's a sha...WAIT A SECOND!!!
  • + 0
 The weather patterns are getting twisted worldwide. Thanks, Chinese bike factories......
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: Haha I hope that was sarcasm Razz
  • + 1
 @thestigmk1: Only somewhat......
  • + 4
 Great riding, and what a soundtrack! I'm praying for snow in the Alps, though, because that's what should be on those mountains now.
  • + 3
 It's hard to imagine being that committal in that loose of stuff. I'd be grabbing my brakes with the grip strength of a pro arm wrestler.
  • + 4
 Does anyone know the brand of the chest/back protector? Thanks in advance Smile !
  • + 4
 I believe its Scott
  • + 3
 Yeah, great video!... but seriously now, where can i buy this thing from the intro...
  • + 4
 Trop bien Julien, grande classe !!!
  • + 2
 Next level ripping on a gnarly world class track. FYI West Virginia is covered in snow. I know Ha ha who cares right.
  • + 2
 couldn't ask for a better, and unusual, way to spend Drycember 31st, it's been fun Juju!
  • + 2
 That nose bonk was dope as fk. Well done video through out. Thank you!
  • + 1
 Julien must have been half dead from pushing up to get all those clips. That track is steep! Sick vid!
  • + 2
 STEEP
  • + 1
 Probably the best trail in the world!
  • + 2
 awesome!!!
  • + 2
 That sound though!!!!
  • + 1
 That back/chest protector looks decent
  • + 2
 trop du bon les gars!!!!
  • + 2
 I Fookin love DHtup
  • + 1
 dirty
  • + 1
 This is so good
  • - 1
 WOW this year is getting better and better!
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