Human-powered chair lift

Avoriaz to trial a new human-powered chairlift

April 1st, 2016 News

In a bid to reduce the energy usage involved in skiing, Avoriaz is trialling a new human powered chairlift. 100 volunteers will run in 20 giant hamster wheels for 1 hour at a time (followed by a 4-hour break) in an attempt to get fit and also save the planet. The trial will last for the rest of the 2016-17 season on the Lechere chairlift which runs from the Lindarets bowl to the bottom of the Mosettes chairlift.

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This chair is a very slow, old 2 man lift so it is thought to be ideal for the trial as skiiers and boarders will probably not notice the difference in speed

UPDATE (2nd April 2016): In case you hadn’t worked out, this was in fact an April fool. As much as we would love it to be true, it’s a completely mental idea & will almost certainly never happen. Or will it…. ?

 

Winter 2023: What’s new and not to miss in Morzine

November 15th, 2022 Holiday Tips, Morzine, News

The mountain tops have received their first dusting of snow across the Alps, and excitement is budding for an uninterrupted ski season with a buzzing resort and plenty of action up on the hill. Our forward thinking town just gets better and better, and we’re brimming with ideas of what…

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Headaches, hurdles and hope: Climate action behind-the-scenes

September 16th, 2022 News, Sustainability

Last year we made a commitment to develop a climate action plan and improve the transparency of our work in this area. A year in we share the details.

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Children’s ski wear was boring until now…

November 12th, 2018 News

We love creating partnerships with like minded brands so when we came across Dinoski, a new children’s skiwear brand, it was a no-brainer. Their collection is aimed at children aged 2-7 and features all-in-one, animal themed skiwear, which are waterproof and warm, sprinkled with just the right amount of wild.…

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Inspiring food blogs that will leave you hungry

September 28th, 2017 News

Check out a few of Kat’s favourite blogs that inspire some of her creations. Wild mushrooms, parsnips, pumpkins, plums, apples and nuts: autumn brings an abundance of colourful produce to satisfy our revived appetites and cravings for heartier dishes. It’s the perfect time for me to start cooking and planning…

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