A new ice rink has just opened at the summit of the Salève Téléphérique, 85 years after a similar ice rink was first installed at the exit to the cable car, at an altitude of 1100m.
Measuring 150m2, the ice rink will open to both clients of the cable car (téléphérique) as well as those who have taken alternative routes up the mountain, although the price to hire skates will vary: cable car ticket holders will pay just €3/hour to hire ice skates, whilst non-ticket holders will pay €9. Local residents living at the summit of the Salève at Monnetier-Mornex may also benefit from the preferential rate on presentation of a proof of residency.
Please note that, for reasons of maintenance and safety, only ice skates belonging to the téléphérique will be allowed on the ice rink – the ice rink is made using a synthetic material, which will only support certain types of skates.
Ice skates can be hired from size 26 (equivalent to a child of about 5 years old).
The only surviving photo of the ice rink from 85 years ago shows an ice hockey match.
Ice rink opening hours:
Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 13h to 16h30, plus Wednesdays 22 February and 1 March. The ice rink will remain open until the end of March, and will reopen in the next Winter season.
Salève Téléphérique opening hours:
Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 9h30 to 17h. It will also be open at the same time on Wednesdays during Zone A school holidays.