As many of you will know, the Pleney lift is being rebuilt which will result a much needed improvement of efficiency and speed getting up the hill from Morzine town center. As a result, the lift will not be operational this summer whilst work is carried out.
The largest impact will be on the mountain bikers wishing to get their fix of the Pleney black run and other tracks – you will be able to get there, but under your own steam! Getting to Les Gets will be relatively straightforward as described below and of course returning from Les Gets will still be possible…
The following information was released a few weeks back, so here it is:
MORZINE MOUNTAIN BIKING INFORMATION SUMMER 2013
The Pléney gondola will be replaced with new lift equipment for winter 2013/14. This key new lift will provide improved capacity and better access to the winter ski area and for summer Mountain Biking in Morzine . Ground level access to the top and bottom lift stations will make for quicker access and ease of use.
As we await the opening of this new lift, and due to the scale of the works involved, the Pléney gondola will be closed for the 2013 summer season.
To ensure MTB activities, the local councils and the lift companies of Morzine-Avoriaz and Les Gets, will put in place the following solutions:
Early opening, from the 15th of June 2013, of the Super Morzine gondola and the “Zore” chairlift. From the 28th of June, an earlier opening time of 08:30am and a 50% increase in the flow-rate will ensure
A bus service adapted for carrying Mountain Bikes will be run daily between the resorts
of Morzine and Les Gets from the 28th of June to the 1st
of September 2013 (dates inclusive). This bus service will be reserved
for those with a Portes du Soleil lift pass.
The Mountain Bike tracks between the resorts of Morzine and Les Gets will be marked
out, signposted and maintained.
Further steps are also being examined to safeguard Mountain Biking in the Pléney area,
and improve the flow capacity of the lift links between Morzine and Les Gets,
by way of the the “Crusaz” and “Mouilles” chairlifts. More information
will follow on this subject as soon as possible.
Reminder of lift opening dates:
Les Gets: Every weekend from the 25th of May and every day from the 15th of June to the 8th of September 2013.
Morzine: Every day from the 15th of June to the 1st of September.
Portes du Soleil: The lift links will open for the Pass’Portes du Soleil VTT, on the 28th of June, and will run until the 1st of September 2013; allowing access to the 23 lifts open this summer and linking the 12
resorts of the Franco-Swiss area.
Everyone involved in the resorts of Morzine-Avoriaz and Les Gets is working tirelessly
to make sure that Mountain Biking, which is vital to our local tourist economy,
goes ahead this summer.
All other infrastructure in the resort of Morzine will run as normal for the summer 2013
The “Crusaz” chairlift for pedestrians and summer toboggan.
The “Pointe de Nyon” chairlift for pedestrians.