Warm. Dry. Dusty. These are not words normally used to describe winter conditions — especially not in the Swiss Alps, in the ski resort of Champéry. Call it global warming or call it bad luck if you want, but we would rather call it “extended biking season”. Who didn’t dream of a year-round bike park? Who didn’t think it would be great to shred brown pow all day, all year? Julien Fournier dreamt of a place where you could ski in the morning and lap with your mates on the gnarliest WC track in the afternoon. His dream came true…but for how long? Snow is in the forecast for next week.

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