Encore une fois, Lift openings 2015

A bike on a lift. No effort required.

It’s great that bikes have pedals for, like, pedalling and stuff, but we’d rather sit on our arses and let something else do the work. Preferably whilst belching CO2, cos that’s more like a 2 stroke crosser, and we all just wish we could ride motocross don’t we.

So, opening dates for Chamonix lifts, and the surrounding area. Boom, voila and here you go (and a bit of music to listen to whilst you read):

Chamonix (usual CdMB caveats apply)

Bellevue: 13th June – 27th September

Le Tour: 13th June – 20th September

Flegere: 13th June – 20th September

Brevent/Planpraz: 13th June – 20th September

Tramway du Mont Blanc: 13th June – 27th September

Prarion: 20th June – 20th September

Grand Montets: 27th June – 13th September

Vallorcine: 27th June – 23rd August

A brief image interlude. remember summer?

And some 1hr distant roadtrippin’ options

La Thuile: 27th June – 30th August http://www.lathuile.it/datapage.asp?id=223&l=1&s=E

Portes du Mont-Blanc: Not up yet, but probably 27th June – 6th September http://www.combloux.com/en/activities/summer/mountain/lifts.html?obt=sitraLOI455581#detailsobt

Tignes/Val d’Isere: More than 1hr, but still free, 27th June – 30th August http://www.tignes.net/en/summer-sports/free-and-a-la-carte-activities-252.html

Grand Massif: Not up yet but probably 4th July – 30th August http://ete.grand-massif.com/les-tarifs

Pila: Not up yet, but probably 20th June – 6th September http://www.pila.it/en/pila/estate/stagione-estiva/

Portes du Soleil: Mostly 26th June – 30th August but some earlier and later http://en.portesdusoleil.com/summer-lifts.html

Verbier: All weekends in June then 29th June – 25th October http://www.verbierbikepark.ch/horaires_fr.php

Dusty trails. Coming to a lift near you soon.