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New chairlifts for Morzine & Avoriaz!

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We are stoked to reveal that the Portes du Soleil is investing in two new ski lifts for winter 2014/15, creating a better link between Morzine and Avoriaz. Both the Proclou and the Seraussaix chairlifts are being replaced to create faster connections in the Super Morzine area. This is great continuation on from the replacement of the Prodain cable car and then the Pleney bubble lift in the last 2 years.

The Proclou and Seraussaix chairlifts have long been a bottleneck as they receive a lot of traffic from the commute of slope users staying in Morzine but skiing in Avoriaz. These chairlifts also service some of the excellent beginner level slopes in Avoriaz, and are thus frequented by many ski schools, as well as, of course, giving access to the Chapelle snowpark & Stash. It looks like laps of the Chapelle snowpark from now on will be speedy via the new chairlift, rather than waiting in the queue for the plateau button lift.

Not only will the new high speed chairs get you up the hill quicker, but the placement of the top of the new Seraussaix chairlift means that there will nolonger be an annoying push along the top to get back to Super Morzine. The top of the Seraussaix will be slightly higher along the Super Morzine ridge meaning that it is a short, downhill track (rather than long flat) to access the Super Morzine slopes. Great news for us snowboarders in particular!

Along with the ski lift modernisation they have also felled a lot of trees to widen the bottom of the Proclou piste, meaning it can take more traffic.

Check out our photos below to see the progress on the work so far…

 

Current state at the bottom of the Seraussaix and Proclou chairlifts...

Current state at the bottom of the Seraussaix and Proclou chairlifts…

Still a long way to go!

Still a long way to go!

Showing the line of the new Seraussaix chairlift to the left of the old one

Showing the line of the new Seraussaix chairlift to the left of the old one

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Top of the old and new Seraussaix chairlifts

 

Lots of trees have been cut down to widen the bottom of the Proclou slope.

Lots of trees have been cut down to widen the bottom of the Proclou slope.

Out with the old!

Out with the old!

 

The mechanics of one of the old chairlifts

The mechanics of one of the old chairlifts

Shiny new parts!

Shiny new parts!

New pylons waiting to go up

New pylons waiting to go up

The new Proclou chairflit over the Avoriaz golf course

The new Proclou chairflit over the Avoriaz golf course

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Pylons are up for the new Proclou chairlift going over the Chapelle snowpark in Avoriaz

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