I loved riding the world cup DH trail in Champery and the steepness of the trails in this video brings back all those memories. I’m sure I rode it something like these two, probably more like Danny Hart… or maybe not!
Here Julien Fournier and Vincent Tupin ride some of the local trails away from the world cup track which, in a way, look even more fun to ride.
Champéry is a Swiss resort well known in the MTB scene because it owns one of the steepest tracks which became famous with the amazing run of Danny Hart during 2011 world champs. What people know less is that you can find a few more trails as fun as this one there. I spent a few days up there filming with Julien Fournier, one of the locals, and my mate Vincent Tupin in unexpectedly dry terrain for the season in these mountains. This year, winter starts pretty badly with few precipitations and warm temperatures under the sun. We had such a contrast between the sunny areas and the shadows. On one side of the mountain you can ride in the dust with your bike while you can ski at the same elevation on the other.