International DJs – Mountain Madness – Apres Parties & Dancing till dawn!!
Basscamp festival is bringing the two colliding worlds of snow sports and electronic music to create an energy and atmosphere that has NEVER been seen before in Morzine! By combining international DJs and one of the greatest alpine ski areas in the world, Basscamp festival is not to be missed! Ski and board the Portes du Soliel ski area by day and enjoy the best après parties and world-class music by night! Get your dancing shoes on!
Basscamp Festival will be will take place at the end of March/Beginning of April 2012 (dates to be confirmed soon) for 500 people. The concept of the festival is to improve Morzine’s music scene but also to promote the Portes du Soliel ski domaine as the best place to enjoy your winter holidays.
Basscamp festival will be spread over 5-6 venues throughout the day and night in Morzine. We will have international DJs playing the best in electronic music in all our venues.
Throughout the week we will be organising on the piste events for professional/amateur riders & skiers. At these locations we will have DJs playing many different genres of music to keep the crowd buzzing while they enjoy taking part or just observing the competitions.
On the last day of the festival we will work alongside the Morzine tourist office to provide an après street party located in Morzine town square! The street party will be a great event for everyone but will also promote the festival to other tourists for the years to come.
We at Basscamp festival are grateful for any support, friends or followers we may have, so keep yourself updated!
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So the last snowboard camp of the season is over and what a fun week it was! It was cool to have a camp filled with Just Snowboard camp returners who were back for the 2nd, or even 3rd, time and all solid riders. From NYC gangsta Mariesa, surfer Manon, ever-smiley Fi and the original camp legend Glenda there was no shortage of friendly faces and giggles in Morzine that week.
It was a week of soft, slushy snow with even some fresh and spring snow thrown in… so perfect conditions for heading to the park for some freestyle progression. The soft snow was great for learning new tricks and the more and more the boards were flexed the better the jibbing got.
The one bad weather day (and believe you me, it was seriously fogging and dumping with wet snow) was far from being a lost day at the pub and instead turned into one of the best riding days of the week! After a few runs of freestyle jibbery there was time for a quick hot chocolate stop at Avoriaz’s well known Changabang whist Mint coach Tammy got to work taking everyone’s highbacks off and readjusting their bindings! Everyone’s fears of riding without highbacks were quickly thrown out of the window and despite zero visibility the progression in everyone’s riding was insane. Quote “In all my years of teaching snowboarding, I have never seen such massive progression in such a short space of time” Tammy. In the afternoon the gang didn’t bat an eyelid to one of the infamous ‘Olly Challenges’ which involved some rather adventurous off-piste… and all done no-back style! Hellyeah girls!
Mid-week on the camp; tired bodies (even after a stretching session with the fantastic Sarah) and a day off from coaching with Tammy. A day to relax? Not a chance, there is always more fun to be had and new challenges to enjoy. This time the gangsta mob were given a 24 hr challenge to film, produce & edit their own snowboard movie. They were give a tiny Flip video camera and limited instructions or rules… and what an awesome video they came out with! See below. Thank you to Glenda for the editing.
Enough chat, but it is fair to say that the rest of the week continued in the same style: jumps, tricks, adventure, photo shoot, progression, smiles, laughter, cake, mutzig, aching bodies, gangsta moves and much more…!
Check out some of the photos from the week as well as the video challenge movie:
See below a video edit made by Dan Jesse of the Just Freestyle snowboard camp in Avoriaz, France this March with Quiksilver. Thanks Dan! A great week filled with tons of progression and fun with coaching from Dave of Mint Snowboard School. Official camp photos taken by Damien McArthur coming soon…