This summer Avoriaz is continuing the investment into modernising its ski lift system with another new chairlift being put in, this time to replace the old Brochaux chairlift. This follows on from two ski lift replacements last summer on the Super-Morzine sector, which had a very positive impact, cutting down the speed of crossing from Morzine to Avoriaz and vice versa via Super-Morzine.
SERMA, the lift company operating the Avoriaz ski lift infrastructure, will be replacing the Brochaux chairlift in time for winter 2015/16 (they say it will be open for December 2015). The rickety old 3 man chair will be replaced by a high speed 6 person chairlift, capable of carrying up to 3000 people per hour. The new lift will follow the line of the old chair, although the top station is being move 280m further up the ridge
The Brochaux chairlift is part of the Lindarets / Mossettes sector. As well as giving access to some awesome off piste routes & the Stash snowpark, the Brochaux lift is also an important means of return to Avoriaz for those having been to Mossettes (also known for some great off piste lines!) and over to Champery on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil. Hopefully this should bring an end to the bottleneck at the bottom of the Brochaux towards the end of the day when everyone is returning towards Avoriaz & Morzine.
See you on the new Brochaux chairlift this winter!