Looks Like Snowboarding is the Way Forward This Winter

Last year it was skiing, this year snowboarding looks like making an appearance on the front cover of The Cool Bus Magazine!

Still work in progress and still time to get involved!

Still work in progress and still time to get involved!

Do you have a business in the Tarentaise or beyond? Need a bit more exposure? Try 16,000 Cool Bus passengers…And for those who just simply want a good read, it’s not long ’til winter now…

Contact amie@origami-media.com for more details.

The Mavic Trans-Provence 2013 Is Upon Us!

Once again for the fifth year of the Mavic Trans-Provence, a number of Cool Buses have headed south for the start of this epic mountain bike race.

Camp preparation is under way and the racers will be arriving imminently to get organised for the six race days ahead of them which will see them cover 292km of ground, incorporating 8355m of vertical ascent and a massive 14,731m of vertical descent!

Logoed and ready to race!

Logoed and ready to race!

The Cool Buses are on hand to give the seventy-two racers (including twenty of the world’s top Enduro athletes) uplifts at the start of each day and picking up camp, dropping it again at the finish of each daily stage. Starting near Sisteron in the  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area, the race weaves it’s way down through miles and miles of singletrack, finishing this year in Menton on the Mediterranean coast.

Look out for our regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram once the race kicks off on Saturday 28th September.

 

The First Post-Summer Snowfall…

Last night it snowed down to 1800m in some parts of the French Alps! As the clouds swirled around the Tarentaise there were flashes of the white stuff not too far up on the hills.

A drive up the Col du Petit Saint Bernard confirmed that winter is trying pretty hard  to break through. Temperatures were below zero and the road had actually been ploughed at the top! Beautiful scenery and dramatic as every first post-summer snowfall, the question is, has this snow got us excited for winter? Sure has! Although temperatures are set to rise again next week and a bit more summer sun would be nice for now.

Here are the pictures to prove it!

mountains snow

Cold and windy just over the Italian border, but amazing nonetheless!

Moody.

Moody.

Just down the road it was 25 degrees!

Just down the road it was 25 degrees!