That's a wrap for the Morzine summer 2015 mountain bike season out here in the Portes Du Soleil and what an amazing summer MTB season in was. With such a huge contrast to the Morzine 2014 summer mountain bike season which had the wettest July on record this summer was sun all the way. From the very first day the Morzine MTB lift system opened until the last lift on the 4th September we had no more than 10 days of rain.
We are going to have a look back at the 2015 Morzine summer MTB season and see what went down over the past 3 months on the trails, in the town and throughout our MTB specific and bike friendly accommodation in Morzine. First things first, get all of the apartments and chalet set up for the coming season. All of our MTB specific apartments in Morzine are seriously bike friendly and set up perfectly to cater for Mountain bikers on holiday in Morzine. We provide Park tool stands, pumps and cleaning brushes, Juice Lubes chain oil, suspension lube and bike cleaning products and Karcher jet washes, all of these product are provided free of charge to our clients and keep those expensive bikes rolling fast, in one piece and looking super clean. See some pics of what you can expect in your secure garages when you arrive for your holiday with MTBMorzinebeds in Morzine.
Once the apartments and Chalets are setup its a bit of a waiting game for the lifts to open, This year the Les Gets MTB lifts opened on the weekends from the 30th may then full time from the 20th June which is quite late for Les Gets but its always nice to have the mountain bikes out in Morzine and get up the Mountain before June so we cant complain. The Morzine mountain bike season kicked off officially on the 13th June with the Pleney Lift opening and the summer MTB season was officially go. Morzine is generally quiet until the last weekend in June when the annual Passportesdusoleil festival kicks of the opening of the full Portesdusoleil mountain bike area. Morzine MTB was the host town this year and the town was very busy with stalls, shops, bars, restaurants and people all open and milling around the town. This is how Morzine should be as its the centre of the Portesdusoleil region and the main Mountain biking town catering for families, groups and individuals.
After the passportes event the Morzine MTB season is in full swing and the Super Morzine side of the town is also open, there are some amazing new trails on that side of the hill developed by AvoriazMTB. These guys work so hard to make sure the Mountain bike trials are perfectly maintained and varied so that holiday makers of all MTB levels can come and enjoy the trails that Morzine and Avoriaz have to offer to the downhill mountain bike crowd. We got up the Super Morzine and Pleney side of the Mountains as much as possible and our in house videographer MOSSMEDISHouse got some amazing picture this summer, its was dry and dusty and perfect for riding mountain bikes in Morzine all summer.
The amazing thing about an MTB holiday In Morzine is that you are not just restricted to riding your MTB in Morzine, you are in the centre of the vast Portes du Soleil region and have access to another 7 amazing MTB resorts such as Chatel, Morgins, Les Gets, Champery, etc. With the amazing weather we had this summer in Morzine we made the most of these other resorts spending a lot of time over at the bike park in Chatel and in Morgins, we also rode a lot of the tracks in Switzerland with the Swiss national track being one our our Favorites for sure.
However it was back to work for us with our first Rider Week of the season starting on the 4th July, there were 20 people booked on to this awesome MTB specific holiday week in Morzine. The package costs £429 and includes a 6 day full portes Du Soleil lift pass, return Geneva airport transfer with mountain bike carriage, luxury accommodation with Sauna, hot tub and huge garage with bike stands, tools, and free stuff from Ti-Sprins, Juice Lubes and Park tools. Along with a professional chef cooking up a storm each night and continental breakfast each morning, and don't forget the afternoon cake! You have everything you could need on these weeks in Morzine for an amazing MTB holiday.
The main Morzine MB season really kicks off in July and that means weekly changeovers for our 8 chalet and apartments, saying good bye to old guests and hello to new ones, re stocking the free Juice Lubes products and making sure all the garages are clean and set up for the new clients starting their MTB holiday in Morzine. With the arrival of all these new groups our free in house photographer found him self very busy with clients many days a week. The groups would book him in for the day or just a morning or afternoon, always departing from Morzine town centre and off to find their favorite trails on the Pleney, Chatel, Les Gets trails to get some awesome pictures from their MTB holiday in Morzine.