It’s a happy day today, the summer season is here and the MTB lifts in Morzine are officially open as of today.

The official part of that comes from Morznet but it’s good to see the main Pléney lift out of the village are opening from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm.

On a more logistical note, the 2016 Etape du Tour is finishing in Morzine on Sunday 10th July. It’s gonna be a massively busy day in the village with an estimated 15,000 riders riding the 146 km from Megève to Morzine, a fully-fledged replica of Stage 20 of the Tour de France which heads into Morzine later in July this year. Whichever way you look at it, 15,000 roadies is going to be a sight to behold, all heading towards the Palais du Sport (or as I like to call it the “Palais du Steve-skid”) with their freshly shaved legs glistening in the sun. The finish time stretches between 12:00 pm and 7:30 pm so we need to factor that in. If you want to see what these riders are going to put themselves through, checkout the official website here.

However, road riding aside, we’ve only got 26 days to worry about last minute bike fixes, tyre choices and body armour. It’s getting close chaps.