As far back as 2010 we heard mumblings of a new ski lift to connect Morzine and Avoriaz. First proposed to support Annecy’s (unsuccessful) bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, a new connection was suggested to link the two resorts via the Prodains Express base. An animated video was even produced to demonstrate the two proposed routes with the title ‘1 Town, 2 Resorts, 1 Future’.
No further plans or prospects to link the two resorts have been announced since the video emerged, so we asked Morzine’s Mayor Gerard Berger for an update.
“Our biggest challenge is to reconcile the two stations of Morzine and Avoriaz, allowing both to grow as international tourist destinations. Instillation of our link project between the centre of Morzine and Les Prodains will hopefully begin at the end of 2015 and then plans will fall into place gradually. We hope to see this great project succeed before 2020”.
In case you missed the animation of the proposed route, here it is…
A number of Source readers have asked us for an update on the proposed Morzine-Avoriaz lift extension and the statement above from Morzine’s Mayor appears to confirm that the plans will proceed in the next 12 months. We will of course keep you posted on all developments!