Candide Thovex

Skiing In The Alps This Christmas? Candide Thovex Is Here To Show You How…

 

 

It’s fair to say that Europe isn’t having the greatest of starts to the season (yes thanks Canada, we’ve seen all your latest powder dumps, now stop posting about it and go play); it’s not unheard of to have no snow at this time of year, but it doesn’t help when you’ve booked your one week of skiing or snowboarding for the season around now, and arrive to find your holiday is going to be more of the walking variety…

 

Even Tignes is struggling to drop into the negatives. (Image courtesy of snow-forecast.com)

 

When Candide and Audi dropped this great little video a few weeks ago, everyone thought it was a bit of fun – not to mention hugely impressive on Mr Thovex’s part. Spool forward a few weeks, the mountains are looking more like early-Autumn than deep mid-Winter, those out in the mountains are wearing t-shirts, and some forward-thinking resorts are even opening their bike parks back up until the snow starts to fall once more…so anyone who’s ever fancied giving downhill mountain biking a go; this might be a good time to try it out!

Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil has announced it will be re-opening its bike lifts from Boxing Day until the snow picks up.

 

Anyway, we’re being all doom-and-gloom here. Truth is all resorts have good and bad seasons – and even good and bad parts within those seasons – so on balance we’d still reckon on the Alps being well and truly buried once more before the end of January…and as Candide has gone to prove, is that even a problem?

Doug Stidolph

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An adventure sports fanatic - and founder of Hyera - Doug will take every opportunity to run for the hills, whether that's with his skis or his mountain bike. Nothing is too much, and in his time he's skydived, skated, snowboarded, bmx'd, road cycled, bungee'd, climbed, scuba'd, flown, rafted and kayaked around every corner of the globe. Though with his accident rate we're still not sure whether he's an athlete or a stuntman...

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