Each winter it’s a contentious subject. Who is entitled to the local area Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz season lift pass, and how do you access your discounted full area Portes du Soleil lift pass? It’s fair to say that in previous seasons the rules have differed depending on where you attempted to make your purchase. But things appear to be different this year. There’s been a tightening of the rules to ensure consistency across all of the valley’s lift pass offices and to ensure that only those with the right documentation can purchase the correct lift pass.
Portes du Soleil Passes
If you’re here for the season and you want to ski the full area, you have two options. To access the discounted ‘locals’ prices (€738 for adults and €664 for youths) you’ll need to show a taxe fonciere document if you’re a second home owner or a taxe d’habitation bill if you live all year round in the Haute Savoie.
However, if you’re only here for the season and you’re renting a property, you’ll no longer have access to this discounted ‘locals’ price. Instead, you’ll pay €922 for adults or €830 for a youth pass. That is UNLESS you can provide your ID, a contract of employment from a recognised local company based in Morzine with a workplace address, the start and end dates of your contract and signatures from your employers. Only then will you be able to access the discounted Portes du Soleil season lift pass prices.
Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets Passes
These cost €328 for the season and your entitlement is based on the rules above, however this variant of pass is notoriously much more difficult to buy. It’s only available to residents of Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Essert Romand and Essert La Pierre but not St Jean d’Aulps.
The Pleney lift pass office will open on 26th November, Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm so you can purchase your season passes.