Sport ambassadors Morzine, creator of champions

Morzine Avoriaz a champion breeding ground for all time

Morzine Avoriaz has always been a place for big sporting events : World Skiing Championship, French Skiing Championship, European Alpine Skiing Championship, European Customs Championship, Ice Skating Galas, French Mountain Biking Cup, European Para-gliding Championship, Spartan Race, without forgetting the Tour de France, the Dauphiné Criterium, the Tour de l’Avenir….
Morzine Avoriaz is a territory for sportspeople, in the tracks of the inventor of the schuss or “the egg”, Jean Vuarnet.
In 1960, an ordinary event changed the life of the village and its inhabitants. Jean-Jean (as he is known to the people of Morzine) a local child, became the sacred Olympic Downhill Champion in Squaw Valley.

In the tracks of the inventor of the schuss or “the egg”, Jean Vuarnet.

Yohann Taberlet
Member of the French Handisports Federation – Downhill Skiing.

It was at the age of 21 after a para-gliding accident that Yohann Taberlet ended up in a wheelchair and decided to start on the path of an extraordinary champion. He joined the French Handisport Alpine Ski team in 2005 and has won an incredible number of titles ever since…

14 French Champion titles
35 podiums in the European Cup
9 podiums in the World Cup
5 World Championship titles :
World Champion Team Giant Slalom (Italy 2011)   |   World Vice-Champion Slalom (Italy 2011)
Bronze medal winner in Super-combined Slalom (Italy 2011)   |   World Vice-Champion in Super-G (Spain 2013)
Bronze Downhill medal winner (Spain 2013)

He also participated in the Winter Para-Olympic games in Turin in 2006, in Vancouver in 2010, in Sotchi in 2014 and in South Korea in 2018.

 

 

ANTHONY CHALENÇON
MEMBER OF THE FRENCH HANDISPORTS FEDERATION – CROSS-COUNTRY / BIATHLON SKIING

Anthony Chalençon is blind, due to a retinal degeneration. He is a student at physiotherapy school. Since 2013, he has shared everything with Lucas Duperrex his guide, a top level athlete. Together, they became world champions with the French Handisport Relay team, during the world championships in Cable (USA). Previously a downhill ski champion who participated at the Para-Olympic games in Vancouver in 2010, we can now see Anthony Chalençon and his guide Lucas Duperrex in the international Cross-Country Ski circuit. In 2015 he won his first gold medal for relay at the World Championships in Cable (USA) after just two years of training in this new field.

Trophys :
Twice World Champion (2015 et 2017)
Bronze medal winner at the World Championships (2017)
Three time World Cup winner (2015 et 2017)
Two second places at the World Cup (2015 et 2017)
Third place at the World Cup (2015 et 2016)
Multiples victories in the French Championships.

 

Alexis Sevenec

It’s thanks to a childhood friend that Alexis heard about Ski Mountaineering. « I had already tried a bit of ski touring but nothing more, I found the equipment too heavy. Then my friend took me to see the Pierra Menta. It was love at first sight »
In 2007 Alexis tried ski mountaineering. Coming from skiing, Alexis adored the mountain scenery. Today he is one of the best in France, and continues to invest with a passion, there’s no stopping him. Alexis Sevenec has been part of the French Military team since 2013 and won the individual gold medal at the World Military games in Annecy in 2013 and in February in Sotchi (Russia), beating the Russians.
He has tried all the fields of competition : sprint, vertical race, individual or as a team, and also has some of the best conquests as a team under his belt; the Glacier Patrol, the Tour du Ruitor, the Mezzalama, l’Adamello, the Pierra Menta, going on to win an exceptional second place at the Pierra Menta in March 2017, with the amazing and unique Kilian Jornet.

Victories :
Military World Champion 2013
3rd World Team Champion 2013
2nd at the World Cup in Courchevel 2014

 

 

ANTONIN GUIGONNAT

He started internationally by participating in the Junior World Championships in 2010 where he won the silver medal for relay.
In March 2014, he made his break in the World Cup in Oslo thanks to his performance at the IBU Cup1.
He is notably 25th in racing and 24th in individual.
He won the Bronze medal at the European Biathlon Championships in 2015 for sprint.

 

 

Charles Cazaux

Born in Annemasse in 1978, Charles spent part of his childhood in the Aulps Valley and Morzine. Growing up in the magnificent High Chablais mountains gave Charles the chance and the pleasure to discover the ski territory, by foot, climbing and also mountain biking !
The discovery of paragliding completely changed his life.
The international competitions that became more and more frequent in the Morzine sky, and the multitude of colours flying through the air, persuaded our fledgling to become part of the endless ballet of multicoloured birds ! A revelation and a passion born in Morzine thanks to the top instructors and his first flights between Supermorzine and the village landing grounds.
First glides, first combined flights to descend his favourite summits, first cross to link the decor of this superb “free flying stadium”. Charles has now been living this incredible adventure for 24 years, discovering the world from above, between various episodes, competitions and records !

Victories :
World Champion 2011
French Champion 2014/2015
World Vice-champion 2013
Winner of the Superfinal at the World Cup 2009
World Speed Record on the FAI 25 and 50 km triangles
World Free Distance Record using up to 3 points: 476,5 km

 

 

Clara Rozier

Ice hockey and Clara… a story that began when she was 7 !
With her friends, especially her best friend, Clara began her conquest on the ice. At the time she was a skier as well, but the young girl quickly began to have a passion for ice hockey.
Today she is part of the French Pole Feminine in Chambery (a selection of girls for the French team). She is a member of the French under 18s team and a member of the French Senior Feminine team. She has already taken part in 5 world championships ; 3 with the under 18s, the team won a bronze medal the first year, silver the second and gold the last, and two Senior World Championships, with a silver medal for her first championship.
The next will take place this season 2017/2018 in Vaugany.

 

 

Born in 1996, Jeremy first skied in Morzine and Avoriaz.
His desire for jumps quickly led him to freestyle and his taste for competition led him to join the freestyle section of the Châtel ski club.
Today a member of the French Mogul Ski Team, he competes in the World Cup circuit.

Laury Eloy is from Saint-Jean-d’Aulps. Skiing has always been a sport, passion and lifestyle for all of her family: her father isa ski patroller, her twin sister Chloé has competed to a high level and her cousin, Adeline Baud , is a member of the French Alpine Ski Team. The young woman was also competing in Alpine ski until the day she had to face health problems. To feel better, she started running. This has become her new passion.
Her goal are to run a marathon a year in a different country; her last participation in a marathon was in December 2017 in Honolulu in 3:36 finishing 7th in her category and raising funds for the association ELA.