Tomorrow the summer lifts of Avoriaz 1800 will come to life for the season. Of course, the ongoing situation with COVID-19 means certain parts of the experience will be different. But let’s remember those dark days of confinement when many believed our mountain resorts would remain closed this summer. This is as good as it gets for now and we’re really grateful to everyone involved for their hard work. Here’s a summary of what you can expect on the lifts in Avoriaz this summer.
– TC Super-Morzine
– TSD Zore
– TSD Séraussaix
– TSD Lindarets
– TSD Chaux-Fleurie
In addition to the above, these lifts will open on 4th July:
– TPH Prodains
– TSD Mossettes
All lifts in the Avoriaz network will close on 1st September 2020.
We’ve included the lift operating hours on our ‘Summer Essentials in Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz‘ page for your planning pleasure.
All of the lifts in the Avoriaz network can be taken both up and down, with the exception of the TSD Séraussaix, on which you can ascend only.
You’ll find a number of barrier gestures in place across the network. These will include maintaining social distancing rules while queuing for lifts. Masks will also be mandatory within cable cars – namely, on the Super Morzine and on the Prodains Express. Masks are not mandatory on chairlifts, unless an empty chair cannot be left between each passenger or group of passengers.
Masks will be available for purchase at the cash desk and are priced at €0.90 each.
Additionally, hydro-alcoholic gel will be provided at the lift pass desks. All SERMA staff working in close contact with customers will also be wearing masks.
A display is set up for user information, in line with the other Portes du Soleil stations (see below).
Masks will be available for purchase at the cash desk for users who do not have them (sale price = € 0.90)
You’ll also get used to seeing this poster across the Portes du Soleil this summer.
New for this summer in Avoriaz
S’Cool Zone is a new addition to the initiation zone created last year at the top of the TSD Zore. The S’Cool Zone concept is developed in the form of educational modules arranged along the beginner trails. Also this summer, the green Fourmiz track has been developed with new whoops, banked turns and other small additional obstacles.
You’ll also find a new link to the Lindarets plateau via a blue trail connecting the red forest trails and the black Coupe de France run into the Lindarets bowl. It’s hoped this addition will better separate walkers and trail runners also on the mountain from mountain bikers. You can download the new Avoriaz summer trails map here.
There’s also new access to the Hattock black run on the horizon and modifications will be made this summer to both extend the route and to add a new advanced module.
And finally, behind the scenes, the Ski Pass Avoriaz website has had a facelift, making it easier than ever for you to purchase your lift passes online in the future. Head to the site now to see the developments.