Avalanche Cup Course - Trail, Morzine, France

Avalanche Cup Course - Trail, Morzine, France

DESCRIPTION

World class downhill course. Wide open sections into berms, hairpins, technical root sections, ski jumps, hip jumps, drop offs. Fast open course. Bike wash at the bottom!

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 14, 2003]
Budumtb
Weekend Warrior

thi circuit is very beautiful,it is set near the town of Diano Marina(im) italy, I ride it in the weekends.The circuit is not thechnical but not so easy too,it is a mix of downhill and crosscountry.it run through a pinewood and it cross two little river(really amazing)

Customer Service

it is so easy to reach you just have to find the graveyard(.....)it is not far from it

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the circuit is quite long and it is joined with other ones

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3
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2
[Mar 23, 2000]
Tone

This course rules. Start 50 yards from the top of the chairlift into open corners with dropoffs into first switchbacks. Out into open sections between woodland. Offcamber sweeping corners covered in small rocks lead to step ups and corner hip jumps into long floaty ski jump. Fast corners into narrower trails swoop down to the tunnel with a wicked wall ride entrance to carry extra speed. Drop out of the tunnel and choose expert route, Steep drops into offcamber run down to enormous hip jump (check DIRT magazine Rob Kitchin photos). Final F steep hairpins onto fast sprint for the finish with 2 jumps and 3 dropoffs finishing off camber across wet grass - fall off here. Wash bike at free jetwash and get back on lift.
The Tourist Board pay guys to maintain this course. You will see them in their truck digging over the braking bumps and generally keeping the place in good condition, building new features and adding new alternative sections. Oh and look out for the camels at the side of the track.

Customer Service

One main route splits part way down for beginner or expert. Expert is easier as beginner is over dog-leg wooden bridge that is lethal in the wet. Expert section just a bog in wet weather.

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Try and stay in Les Gets if you visit the area. The World Cup course in les Gets is cool as is the singletrack but you need someone to show you where it is. Based in Les Gets its an easy 5 km downhill road ride (at the same speed as the traffic usually) to the lift at Morzine. Do your runs then take the lift to the top and do a steeper road ride on hairpin roads back down to Les Gets. You need never ride uphill. This place is heaven. Anyone going out there for the Dragon DH races in August/Sept, see you there.

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5
VALUE
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[Apr 21, 2000]
Andy Park

Rode the downhill course three times in hot September dry conditions, excellent fast rollercoaster course with no real technical tight section to shave off your speed or throw you off. Even saw one guy do it on his rigid bike (though he was spotted later re-assembling it at the bottom)...just watch out as you approach the telecabine area at speed as there are some drainage channels covered by mesh that will blow your tyres (as two riders found out to their cost. Recommended to all would be downhillers, even oldies like me.

Customer Service

Just stay within the tapes, give it 'welly' and think positive !

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5
VALUE
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[Aug 23, 2000]
Pete

This is an excellent course, permanent markings and padded trees make it very welcoming.A bit of everything is thrown into this course, fabulous berms, jumps, roots, fast sections, 'The Tunnel', very technical parts, and in bad weather - mud! and lots of it. There are two split beginner/expert sections, do not be mistaken, there is nothing easy about the beginners. The expert sections in my view are just plain mad. The first is a smooth left right bend, so what's hard about that I hear, It's very very 'kin steep. don't fanny about on this part because your tyres won't grip and it's off you get time! The method is to have big plums, discard your brain and nail it! The other expert section is also seriously 'kin steep but with loads of roots thrown in for good measure, the beginner section here has been mentioned in other reviews and goes over a small wooden bridge, happily, now though it has been covered with chicken wire - loads of grip, and we didn't have any puncture problems. I am a x/c rider and rode this course many times this July during the wettest week that the locals could remember having at this time of year, some of our party of seven rode hardtails, but one thing is for sure, at the end of every run every one of us would be seen grinning from ear to ear despite all the cuts and bruises - fantastic!

Customer Service

Take the Chavannes lift (red egg) out of Les Gets and turn left following route 15 (signposted) to the top of the Plenay lift. The Avalanche course starts just 50 yards to the left as you look at the lift station, or, take the Plenay lift out of Morzine and the course is to your right.It is permanently marked so it is easy to spot.

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Take the fist lift - the super morzine, on the other side of the valley do not get on the chairlift 'de zore'.Turn left behind the lift station and follow the track ahead, turn left about 1/2 mile at le trois maisons and follow this cart track of constant switchbacks,cart track it may be, but I will guarantee that you'll want to ride it again. Buy a map locally 1:25,000 number 3528ET by IGN maps.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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[Nov 14, 2001]
Matt

OOOOOOoooooooo mmmmyyyyyyy ggggooooooddddd!!!!!

This place is fantastic! A group of 10 of us spent a week in Morzine in August 2001. The DH courses are top. There are over 20 ski lifts in and around Morzine, and you can get over to Switzerland to ride the WC DH course there without having to pedal uphill once.

The Morzine course is wicked, but not to technical. Good selection of drops, jumps, berms etc to keep everyone amused. Great place, can't wait to go back every year.

Customer Service

Telecabin from Morzine to top.

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Les Gets, Morzine, Switzerland, unmarked trails, everything in this area.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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[Nov 14, 2001]
dan

This, and every track in the area RULE.
But this track is FAT FAT FAT!!! ohmygod, whats that? arm, finger pump, galore? Go there now, 40 return to geneve, 20 accomodation, 30 beer money, 6 lift pass, sorted for a weekend of seriously good DH fun (and a wrecker on the saterday) for not much more than a weekends racing. I will be practicaly living there next summer. It rules!!!

Customer Service

ask poeople there for the best ones as they change each year(so i've heard)

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All of them! Ask for Mark at the Irish pub in Les Gets and he'll sort you out with some shit hot accomodation. The Boomerang bar, also has good accomodation for bikers.

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5
VALUE
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[Jul 07, 2003]
BA BARABUS

this track rules. first bit ur pedallin like crazy over afew rocks, then u hit a nice ski jump and start 2 go into the forest soon after. in forest theres afew roots and a nice berm which takes you out into a really wide swooping right turn. DONT GO 2 FAST OR YOULL GO OFF THE COURSE. over another jump and then a really nice berm which kinda goes into the wall. the next section rules. you hit a jump, fallowed by a small drop then straight after a drop over a rock. you start 2 head down over more rocks and roots. then next big thing is the 10%. this is a steep and very fast bit with a rutted berm at the bottom. you basically have to stick right on the outside where its less bumpy and hang on. after that ur over a double or u can single it then on2 a berm over a very sweet jump where theres a huge berm. hit that and then through the tunnel. fly off another jump after the tunnel into a fast and kinda technical bit in the forest. theres a lot of roots here and sweet berms so you can go through it fairly quickly. then out of the forest into a long staright with a very cul fly off where youll cum into a very fast berm section. you want no brakes 4 this bit until you cum 2 the last berm coz its tight. you go into a forest again where its jst rooty. then over a small drop at the end where theres a long staright and you wnt 2 b pedalling 4 this bit. its very fast with nice bus stops. then you hit a single track where again you want no brakes. over a bridge and pedal 2 the bottom of the chair lift.

Customer Service

head in2 morzine and its the side where there isnt a bridge. that chairlift goes 2 avoriaz.

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when your at the top of the avalance turn right and go down the road alongside the coirse. youll go up a steep hill then when you get to the top keep on goin. DONT TURN LEFT. head down the hill and youll see an offroad trail. go down that and youll hit a course called the tennis court. this is very technical and steep as hell so be careful. when at the bottom youll be in les gets. turn left and head into the town and there youll find the les gets courses

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5
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