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TransSavoie TransSavoie's article
Apr 26, 2022 at 20:06
Apr 26, 2022
Video: Celebrating 10 Years of Alpine Singletrack at the Trans-Savoie Multi-Day Enduro
@fish-monkey: This is sadly turning into a circular argument. We acknowledge and take full responsibility for trail damage - not only what we feel we are accountable for, but just in general - few stand to lose more from "trashed trails" in the long run, than us, after all. But I stand by my views as already stated as to what the solution needs to be. The topic is, honestly, insanely more complicated and political than you might assume - you will probably not take this at face value but FYI we actually DID directly offer to spend 5+ figures on trail maintenance specifically in your area only last season, and when there was no real traction from authorities, we made concrete plans just to get into and do it / spend the money independently. At the very last moment we received an official decree from "on high" at the regional council forbidding us (or indeed, anyone else on our behalf) to intervene directly. I actually understand and respect their view on this too. That's not to say we didn't achieve some decent maintenance efforts regardless, in the end, but not to the level we had hoped for, and hoped to contribute directly. Finally, you mention Enduro2 and I agree that this is rather a different topic - 350 riders (against the clock) is a significant number compared to the maximum 50 riders (not against the clock) of Trans-Savoie 50/50. You'll be pleased to hear that we already took the decision back in 2021 to pull out of Les Arcs Enduro2 for the indefinite future since it became clear that a sustainable, semi-commercial trail-maintenance project at the resort was not near to being in place (one involving all parties, as proposed earlier in this thread). Hence in our view whilst far from being "trashed", at this stage a tipping point has been reached (in terms of an increasing volume of riders each summer in this area) and it was time to move on to a superb new location where we are more optimistic will be taking a more pro-active and integrated approach to maintenance, events, and promoting MTB tourism in general in their area. To be clear to anyone else reading, Trans-Savoie 50/50 2022, being a very different type of event, doesn't use any of these same trails in question (as the Enduro2 Les Arcs event once did).
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TransSavoie TransSavoie's article
Mar 9, 2022 at 13:15
Mar 9, 2022
Video: Celebrating 10 Years of Alpine Singletrack at the Trans-Savoie Multi-Day Enduro
@fish-monkey: Sadly like so many others you seem to be confusing correlation of cause and effect. You are upset about trail erosion (as we all are) and you just want someone to blame for it rather than actually thinking about the more difficult task of finding a real solution. We fully accept that *some* of the trails we have raced in the past have shown wear / degradation, cut lines, etc over a period of several years. In the same period - in part due to our general promotion of the area to MTBers from outside the region through our events - the general trail traffic each year has increased by many multiples. Thankfully it is still quite low overall, but the trend is only going to go upwards in future. The erosion you've seen does NOT in any way indicate automatically that our events are the primary cause of it! Talking of "etat des lieux" (trail inspection immediately pre- and post- race) indeed we DO do this and this is why Im confident in the above. So long as you are also riding these trails, which I assume you are, but expecting other people to do all the maintenance for you (eg event organisers) then we'll be in an endless loop of eroded trails and no-one taking proper responsibility for them. For the record I believe the only proper way to solve this issue is to work together and agree a communal fund for paid, professional trail maintenance based on a pay-per-use basis (for example, attached as an additional sales tax on lift ticket sales). We have been strongly advocating for this for years and offered (in writing) on several occasions to contribute 5-figures (from our event ticket sales) to get it off the ground, but until the whole community accepts the reality and wants to work together on a solution, its never going to happen. I'll say again, 50 riders per year down a single trail (with the Trans-Savoie) is quite clearly not the ONLY cause of erosion, especially on trails which are lift accessible throughout the season. I feel like a broken record here.
TransSavoie TransSavoie's article
Feb 25, 2022 at 12:49
Feb 25, 2022
Video: Celebrating 10 Years of Alpine Singletrack at the Trans-Savoie Multi-Day Enduro
@fish-monkey: Clearly, every extra set of tyres down any trail is going to cause some incremental level of erosion, and we fully acknowledge that. We do our very best to mitigate this through year-round maintenance efforts and hundreds of hours of discussions with local councils and other advocate groups about managing local concerns, trail-politics etc. But in reality, long term trail erosion in this region is also strongly influenced by other factors (such as storm damage, agriculture, forestry). There's a much deeper discussion needed here what we (as in all mountain bikers) can do to mitigate that whilst retaining access to these amazing trails. With regret, I understand why its tempting to scapegoat events as the root-of-all evil, but to be frank, this is probably MTB Xenophobia and highly counterproductive. I'd suggest that any MTBer pointing the finger of blame at others (whilst continuing to ride the very same trails themselves and/or commercialising them through guided tours), is not going to be the way to finding a long-term sustainable solution. I'd be happy to continue that discussion with you offline and hope to work with you and others to come to an aligned view of what really needs to be done here - please PM me. Regarding your specific point - since 2017 The Trans-Savoie 50/50 has never had more than 50 riders per year along this route (and the route itself changes every year, too). Furthermore, Since 2021, Trans-Savoie is no longer an out-and-out race. In contrast, the Les Arcs lift system area (One day on the Six-Day Trans-Savoie itinerary) counted 440,000 MTB uplifts in one summer season alone (2020). The French Enduro Cup is coming to Les Arcs this summer which sees hundreds of riders sessioning trails in practise, as well as race day itself. Anyone reading this can hopefully draw their own conclusions.
TransSavoie TransSavoie's article
Feb 23, 2022 at 8:55
Feb 23, 2022
Video: Celebrating 10 Years of Alpine Singletrack at the Trans-Savoie Multi-Day Enduro
Yes, us too. A tragic loss of such amazingly high-spirited, warm, positive, inspiring man. RIP Brian Goldsworthy.
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TransSavoie FRNZ's article
Jan 25, 2022 at 18:05
Jan 25, 2022
Destination Showcase: Nelson, New Zealand with Katy Winton, Joe Nation & Rae Morrison
Gotta love the vibe that its just perfectly fine to buy a drink in one bar, but bring in and enjoy your food from a totally different establishment...heck, the Freeehouse will even provide you with china plates and proper cutlery. Try the same trick in Europe, for example, and you'd probably be ejected from the bar faster than you can say "Vive La Republique". Gotta love the N.Z. vibe - Nelson especially, but I'd say probably all Kiwis, just know how to make a tourist feel very welcome. Exactly as it should be. Lets get those borders opened up ASAP!
TransSavoie FRNZ's article
Jan 25, 2022 at 18:01
Jan 25, 2022
Destination Showcase: Nelson, New Zealand with Katy Winton, Joe Nation & Rae Morrison
@jimbob79: Shhhhhhhh.....Nydia track....mum's the word!
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