Dynastar News

Aurélien Ducroz is a documentary

Riders in this news :  Aurélien DUCROZ

Aurélien Ducroz will appear on Eurosport Television channel, the film is about a week that he spent with Bixente Lizarazu: A Former French football team player who won the 1998 worldcup. The documentary will be broadcasted next Saturday at 16:30pm.

The last episode of Cham’Lines is on line, you can watch it there: http://www.zapiks.fr/cham-lines-episode-8-glacier.html

In this episode which ends the season, Aurélien picked up Léo Slemett and Christophe Henry, helped by a Chamonix’s guide to discover the “Glacier rond”.

The next season will begin fall 2014!!!

Fractured Fibula : Aurélien Ducroz forced to rest!

Riders in this news :  Aurélien DUCROZ

Aurélien Ducroz announces that he will not be at the start of the Xtreme Verbier on the legendary "Bec des Rosses" on Saturday. During training in Chamonix yesterday, Wednesday, he hit a rock, hidden under the snow and broke his leg. That means no competition for Aurélien, a contest he is very fond of and has won three times and reached the podium five times. 








Early season ending

"I'm obviously hugely disappointed, I’ve been preparing and training a lot these last weeks as we had great conditions in the Mont Blanc mountain range. I challenged myself during my film sessions to be confident to be able to tackle the 500 vertical metres of the 'Bec' in any type of snow conditions. I also had a trip planned on Monday to Narvik in Norway to film sailing and skiing… In short, with the injury I will have to stay still for six weeks, which does not fit my programme at all! However, I'm staying positive, as the fracture line is clean and much easier to heal than a torn ligament. I'll be up and running in no time! And I will continue to plan and prepare for my projects this summer and next winter…"

The winter season came to an end a bit too fast for Aurélien but has till now been filled with many great days on skis! He did no less than eight Cham'lines webisodes, the last one filmed yesterday! Episode 7 and 8 are scheduled to be online April 1st and 15th series, respectively. He has also been working on another webcalled "Chamonix Experience", which will be launched next autumn, as well as several other projects already or soon to be published.




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A busy summer coming up !

On the sailing side of things, Aurélien will turn back to sea on a 31-metre Maxi Multihull. Renowned sailor, Thomas Coville, mentor and godfather of Aurélien's boat "Mini", has invited Aurélien to sail with him in June on Sodebo Ultim (to be launched on April 28th, more info here). Just enough time for Aurélien to heal from his injury and get the sensations of action sport back, this time on the water!

Aurélien's main objective this coming sailing season is the Route du Rhum, with the start scheduled for November 2nd, 2014. Aurélien hopes to find the necessary finance to take on a new (for Aurélien) transatlantic crossing, after the Transat 6.5 in 2011, the Transat Quebec-Saint Malo in 2012 and the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2013. The Route du Rhum is a single-handed race and starts at Saint-Malo, in Brittany and finishes at Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. It is a new and big challenge for the skier/skipper, which he will be preparing meticulously together with several experienced sailors.



[VIDEO] Our athletes are "HAPPY"

Riders in this news :  Dominique GISIN

In order to celebrate their amazing season, athletes from Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange Team are dancing on the famous song "Happy"! Check out this funny video!

Jean-Frédéric Chapuis first of the last World Cup!

Riders in this news :  Jean Frédéric  CHAPUIS

During the World Cup finals, Jean-Frederic Chapuis has concluded his season with a victory in la Plagne ahead of Christoph Wahrstoetter and Brady Leman. The Olympic Champion 2014 and World Champion 2013 has shown one more time that he was one of the leader of this strong French Team. He ended fourth of the Overall World Cup ranking with 381 points. Two others racers from Dynastar Team were also in a good shape this weekend: Arnaud Bovolenta, silver medallist at Sochi finished 6th and Jonas Devouassoux, winner of the first World Cup of the season, was 8th.

Dynastar congratulates all its team for this very nice season!


Riders in this news :  Aurélien DUCROZ



Once again, the talented young freerider Léo Slemmet, who won the prestigious Freeride World Qualifier “Nendaz Freeride” last weekend, is my ski companion in my sixth CHAM’LINESadventure. After ice and granite it is time for some trees!

For a change the weather is not perfect the day of filming for CHAM’LINES, sonaturally we head towards Montenvers and the Signal couloir. A nice line in the forest and visibility guaranteed even a flat light day. The couloir is well known and much appreciated by the locals.

We take the train to Montenvers and put on the skins to tour up to “Signal” at 2204 metres. A short hour later we take the skins off and are ready to take on the run, a 30 to 40° degrees line winding down 1200 vertical metres through the trees. As it faces northwest, we know the conditions will be excellent. And they sure are! To resume this amazing day; a great natural and playful terrain, 5 minutes of riding down between the trees, including a little jump over the avalanche barriers at mid-run… With easy access from start to finish, you end up directly at the foot of Planards, in the heart of Chamonix.
The Signal couloir is just as great as some of the more known runs in the Chamonix valley. Easy to access and always in good condition, it is a safe bet!

I am now focusing entirely on the Xtreme de Verbier, Freeride World Tour’s final and most prestigious event, scheduled for 22 March. I’m very keen to once again take on the legendary “Bec de Rosses”, and aim to achieve a good result.

Next  CHAM’LINES will be online on Tuesday 1st April! See you then!






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