Up Stix

Welcome our Up-Stix blog! A few years ago we made the decision to relocate to the Alps, to live in and play out in Les Gets and The Portes de Soleil. This is our lifestyle blog about the things we get up to and all the great stuff there is to enjoy! If you’re into mountain sports, mountain bikes, snowboards, skiing, Les Gets, Morzine or the Portes du Soleil, hopefully you’ll enjoy reading the blog. We’re also big fans of progressive mindset ideas, uplifting things in the world and having a laugh, so there’s a bit of all that too.

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Latest Post

‘Saison blanche’ (White season)… Sounds good… Turns out it’s not.

We woke to a rather subdued atmosphere here today (Friday). I’m not sure if it was just in our heads or in the ether but a couple of days of duller weather paved the way to last night’s Government announcement. As the implications of that sunk in, right on queue and for the first time in quite a while, it started raining!.. 

Latest Posts Feed

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!..