It’s been rumoured for a while, and as we are still in June and as it is not yet open it is still a rumour.
But for mountain bikers on holiday in Morzine, Les Gets and Samoens …..
I stuck my head in through the window of the office at the Grand Massif Express (the big new lift that lifts off from Samoens and takes you 900m uphill to Samoens 1600) and they hope to open on July 11th for pedestrians and bicycles. It’s not “definite” just “peut-être”. If this news is true it’ll be a great addition to the area. I for one will be heading over to Samoens from Morzine, up the Grand Massif Express across to the two lifts at Morillon (careful, they sometimes close for lunch!) up these, traverse over to Flaine on some great mountain biking trails, up the DMZ then take the mother of all descents back down to Samoens. By then you’ll probably want some uplift home!
Standby for a full report and beware the DMZ closes mid August sometime. Check before you set off! You might try looking at the Grand Massif website. Though last time I looked the opening dates had not been published.