About the Summer Lift System in Avoriaz
In summer the huge network of resorts linked together in the Portes du Soleil area are accessible by lifts, linking together the villages of Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Chatel, Lindarets, Champery, Champoussin, Torgons, Morgins and Les Crosets.
Pretty much all of the 23 chairlifts and cable cars in the area are equipped to carry bikes in the summer so you can roam the region at your leisure. The resort has a MTB specific lift pass for bikers, giving you access to all of the Portes du Soleil bike lifts.
Pedestrians and trail runners have access to the same network of lifts, and you can traverse the Portes du Soleil quite happily by using them. Just be mindful of the times of return lifts, as you wouldn't want to get stuck over in Switzerland with no easy way of getting back!
Lifts will stop running in the case of high winds of bad weather but you can check on this before you head out by looking at the live lift status.
Summer Lift Pass Prices and the Summer Lift Pass Options are slightly different, with some lifts open to pedestrians or mountain bikers only and others open to both pedestrians and mountain bikers - it is worth checking the which lifts you can use before setting off. Paragliders also have access to a number of lifts throughout the summer.
Lift Access & Restrictions
In the summer all the lifts can be used by pedestrians for travel both up and down.
Wheelchair access is restricted to cable cars only with no access on gondolas or chairlifts.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
Babies are allowed on all cable cars and gondolas (Pleney & Super Morzine in summer) but not on the chair lifts. It is not recommended to expose babies to sudden changes in altitude or temperature - if lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they reserve the right to refuse you entry.
When to come
Take a look at the summer lift opening dates & timetables.