During Summer, Morzine and the other resorts that are a part of the Portes du Soleil, have around 22 operating lifts, giving lucky holiday goers access to about 650km of scenic mountain bike routes, 850km of breathtaking hiking trails, and 44 mountain chalets, including the beautiful Ferme du lac Vert.
Just as in winter, tickets are available to purchase for single or multiple trips around the picturesque countryside, or you can even buy a season pass. If you have had the good fortune to purchase a Portes du Soleil season ski pass in the winter, you can claim as much as 50% off the total price of your summer ticket! You can buy lift passes from cash desks at the bottom of valley lift stations, or you can cut the queues and get them beforehand online.
There are many different lift passes available in the summer, depending on how much of the charming country you want to visit.
- Pedestrian Passes – These can be bought in person at ticket offices and will take you to Les Gets, Morzine, and Avoriaz.
- Mountain Bike Passes – These will take you to individual resorts in Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, or the whole of Portes du Soleil if you’re feeling up to it! This includes 12 villages and their bike trails.
- Multipass – This is the “all access” pass which will make not only all the lifts across the Portes du Soleil available to you, but all the swimming pools, tourist trains, the ice rink, tennis facilities, and the cultural sites too.
Pedestrian passes in Avoriaz are usable on the following ski lifts: Télésiège des Mossettes, Télésiège de Chaux Fleurie, Télésiège de Zore, Télésiège des Lindarets, Télécabine de Super Morzine, & 3S Prodains Express. In Morzine, you are able to access the Nyon and Pleney lifts, and in Les Gets, they are valid on the Mont Chery bubble, Telesiege de la Pointe lift, and the Chavannes chair. Passes are available for purchase at the base of these lifts.
Mountain Bike Passes
For many tourists, summer in Morzine means mountain biking time. This is likely because it sits in the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the best MTB areas in Europe. There are a variety of bike paths immediately available from the resort but if you are a keen cyclist who wants to make the most of the 650km of cycle trails, then lift passes are your best bet.
Almost all of the cable cars and surrounding chairlifts are able to carry bikes during the summer, so you can easily explore with your bike. There is even an MTB-specific pass for bikers that gives specific access to all of Portes du Soleil’s bike lifts. All passes can be bought each day, or if you want to save some money, buy a ticket with a longer expiration date like a week or season pass. You can get a discount for seniors and children, and of course, a 50% reduction off a summer pass if you have your previous winter pass with you.
Choosing a multi pass is the best option if you want to use the lifts in order to access a variety of other facilities, and aren’t carrying a bike. This pass costs around €8 a day, or you can treat yourself to a season pass for €65.
What’s in a standard multi pass?
- Five cultural sites
- 2 ice rinks
- 4 mini golf courses
- 3 tourist trains
- 24 chairlifts and cable cars
- 2 lakes and 4 swimming pools (including the Morzine pool complex)
- 850km of walking trails
It’s possible to get a discounted Multi Pass if you are staying in a participating accommodation, of which include hotels, apartments, campsites, and chalets. To find out if you are eligible, you can visit the tourist office and possibly receive a Multi Pass at just €2 per day.
However, if you are not staying in a participating accommodation, you can still make use of Multi Pass discounts by purchasing season or daily passes.