Gareth Marshall at Simply Morzine has been keeping us posted on the development of the brand spanking new 10 million euro Plenéy ski lift that will be ready in mid December for Morzine’s winter season.
The lift goes from central Morzine to Le Pléney and will almost double the transport capacity of the system, putting Morzine firmly on the map as having one of the best ski lift infrastructures in Europe.
The development, replacing a system that has run since the 1960s, will have 54 gondola cabins that can each accommodate up to 10 people, transporting up to 3000 skiers an hour and so massively improving the capacity and travel time to the ski area.
Access to the lift stations will be made quicker and easier and skiers will have more direct access to the slopes.
Of course, the lift comes in handy during the spring, summer and autumn season too, when the area is outstanding for walkers and mountain bikers – the lift will go some way to making their journeys easier!
Says Gareth: “It has been an amazing project to watch since it first started in May 2013. Think incredible engineering, helicopters dropping concrete to make pylons – all quite dramatic.”
Morzine is a traditional alpine village Morzine and ski centre in the Portes du Soleil region of the French Savoie Alps, between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc on the French-Swiss border, and just 75km from Geneva airport.
Simply Morzine is a collection of luxury catered chalets, self-catered apartments and a family-run chalet-hotel for winter skiing and summer alpine holidays. See the site at www.simply-morzine.co.uk.