Up Stix

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If you’re into bikes, snowboards, Les Gets, Morzine, the Portes du Soleil, power-of-the-mind stuff, progressive ideas, having a laugh or uplifting things in the world, why not dip in to the site, have a read and see what you think…

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Latest Post​

'Reconfinement’ sit-rep and recommissioning our close-quarter exploration programme.

In other news, to keep our 1 hour, 1km daily exercise limit interesting, we’ve recommissioned our ‘close-quarters’ exploration program. It’s amazing what you can find close by and this weekend we went off-piste and scrambled our way up an inaccessible (ish) stream bed to discover some magical little spots, hidden just spitting distance from home. Check this one out… 😍

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The most recent posts on Up-Stix with the latest at the top, then every post in every category, right back to the beginning (of the blog… Not time 😉)…

Les Gets

A beautiful alpine village sitting high on a col with skiing and boarding to suit all levels and one of the best know bike parks in the World.

Fabulous restaurants, bars and linked to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area…

Portes du Soleil

Gorgeous Alpine villages. One of the biggest linked ski areas and bike parks in the world, spanning the Franco-Swiss border.

Oodles of cheese, wine, stunning mountain scenery, awesome activities, unforgettable experiences…


‘Schralping’ through the berms, ‘brapping’ over the roots, ‘clattering’ through a rocky section. Then off the brakes and ‘whoompf’ for a big poppy hit… Perfect silence and a flying-breather…

Total engagement, total concentration, total focus!..


You peep out of your window to find big, fat, fluffy flakes cascading out of the sky onto tantalising layers of sweet fluffy snow…

You wake the next morning and peer excitedly out of that same window to find…


Meditation, visualisation and an optimised mindset can cheer you up or change your life! 

We’re learning that the limits of possibility go way beyond what we previously thought and could unlock potential we’ve only dreamed about…


‘Lotta negative vibes in the World man. Gotta focus on the positives man. ‘✌️

Imagine being the generation in history that bucked the trend, changed the pattern and kicked it up a gear?..

Funny... ish

Some things tickle me, usually when I’m being a muppet to be fair… 🤪😂

This n' that

Not everything fits into the other categories and if it doesn’t, it’s doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not worthy of a place… And that place is here…

About Us

Hi there! Welcome to Up-Stix! My name’s James and this blog is now about all sorts of stuff… Hopefully, the overarching themes are, that it’s entertaining, uplifting and an enjoyable place to visit!..