Brendan Fairclough.  Photo by: Ryan Franklin


A Dog's Life: Travel Diaries - Portes du Soleil


In S.2 Ep.2 of A Dog's Life, Brendan throws down at quite possibly the hottest riding destination Europe has to offer.

Morzine? Chatel? Champery? Morgins? Sound familiar? There's a good reason for that. These places are home to some of the most renowned downhill and freeride lines in Europe, and Portes du Soleil encompasses them all, and more!

Boasting 12 resorts, 4 major bike parks and 21 lifts servicing over 50 downhill trails, Portes du Soleil is an absolute must-ride for all mountain bikers. It is no surprise that Brendan Fairclough is no stranger to this region, having trained, filmed, wined and dined numerous times throughout his career as a downhill pro.

In the latest episode of "A Dog's Life", Brendan is joined by long-time SCOTT ambassador, ex-racer, Crankworx commentator and all-round personality, Andrew Neethling for a few hot laps in the Chatel Bike Park. Once in Morzine, Brendan meets up with fellow countryman and downhill legend Danny Hart, aptly crowned the King of Mud Riding. As you can imagine, things get wild in the Pleney Steeps when these two ride together!