Morzine lifts are open! Summer has certainly arrived here in Morzine with some beautiful June sunshine, flowers in bloom and the Pleney lift now open much to the excitement of the MTB community.
The new, improved Pleney lift opened for skiers and snowboarders last December and now mountain bikers finally have their turn! The telecabine welcomed its first riders last Saturday 14th June, a relief for those who had been pushing their way to the top these last few weeks. Each cabin accommodates 2 riders and their bikes with acres of space or a maximum of 3 bikes. This is an uplift of 900 bikes per hour which is almost three times more than the previous lift’s capacity of 250!
The Super Morzine lift is due to open on Friday 27th June along with the rest of the Portes Du Soleil lift network for the 2014 Pass’Portes du Soleil. For more information on this great annual event, take a look at our dedicated blog. In addition, on July 14th, Morzine Tourist Office will be hosting Simple Minds in a free concert to take place in Morzine’s main square.
Morzine’s superb outdoor pool will be opening on June 28th. Opening hours will be 8am to 7pm on weekdays and 10am to 7pm on week-ends. Facilities include the 50x21m Olympic pool, heated to 27°C with sun loungers available for no additional fee, several ‘beach’ areas and a beach volleyball court. For children there is a paddling pool, a giant 80m waterslide (also open to adults with a timed race every Friday!), a teaching pool and a bouncy castle.
Here at Riders Refuge, we have already welcomed our first guests of the season who are enjoying some of the great chalet facilities after a hard day on the mountain. These include hot tubs in 3 of our chalets to soothe those aching muscles, whilst Chalet les Pistes has its very own sauna. For more information on our mountain bike holidays, view our summer website or contact us for more details.