A while back we posted news of a survey to find out what folk thought about riding in Morzine, well here are the results.
What you said about biking in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil:
Flowmtb want to thank everyone that took part in the survey about biking in Morzine. Your
answers on what’s good and what needs improving are now helping to direct the Tourist Office
and Lift Company in what they need to concentrate on for next summer.
With over 700 respondents this survey is a reliable source of information on what British bikers
think of the riding experience in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil. Almost everyone responding
had been to Morzine and we were pleased to see that 90% intend to come back. The lift passes
were voted to be very good value by 90% of respondents and the lift service got a great score.
By far the biggest issue to address is trail maintenance, with 350 respondents saying more is
needed. Plus just over 100 respondents wanted to see better signage and maps. The Morzine
Tourist Office have already employed a bike company to do a study into how to improve
signage, management of trails and to commission a new track on the Pleney. This study is
being presented to them in December so by the New Year some more decisions should be
made. There is also a working group being formed to look at issues to improve mountain biking.
Morzine are also working to engage the other Portes du Soleil resorts to work with them to
improve signage of the area as a whole. As any one that’s been there before will know, the
Portes du Soleil is a huge network of resorts and trails, meaning visitors to one resort can ride
and use the lifts in all. As well as offering big days out on the bike, this throws up its own
problems in engaging all resorts to work together, and Morzine knows it needs to concentrate
on ensuring all resorts work together.
Expect to see Morzine and the Portes du Soleil role out improvements gradually over the next
few years to boost and improve the already fantastic trail network.