We can confirm that the lift opening dates for December 2013 are as followsMorzine & Les Gets ski lifts are partially open (Pleney and Chavannes) from the 13th December 2013 and then fully open from the 20th December 2013 – 21st April 2014Avoriaz ski lifts are open from the 13th December 2013 – 27th April 2014 (partial openings first and last week)We wish to thank Avorinet.com for this information.http://www.avorinet.com/lifts/dates.html
The high tech new ski lift at Les Prodains is due to open for February 16th just in time for the half term holidays in 2013. This brand new cable car is replacing the connection between Morzine and Avoriaz and should make things much easier and faster for skiers who are staying in Morzine and wish to ski in Avoriaz.The old cable car took 60 standing passengers every 15 minutes in two cabins. The new lift which is one of only 6 in the world will have 12 cabins carrying 35 passengers each. There will be space for 24 of these people to sit down in each of these new ski lifts.With the new ski lift taking just 4 minutes to reach it’s destination this will take the total amount of passengers carried per hour from 500 to 2000! The ancient stations at the top and bottom of the lift are also being updated to allow for easier access by skiers. You can read the Dauphine newspaper’s full article about the new lift here where they say there will also be lighting and radio in the comfortable cabins as well as a gps positioning system!