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Summer 23 in Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz

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On this page we’ll round up Summer 23 lift opening dates, activities and events in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz as they’re announced. Keep checking back for new details!

(Updated 23/06/23)

Bike Park Opening Dates, Times & Prices

Les Gets

The bike park reopens on Friday 26 May 2023 for the weekend (including Monday 29th May), and then for the following two weekends, Friday to Sunday. Continuous opening of Les Gets bike park begins on Friday 16th June until Sunday 17th September.

Chavannes Express chairlift: 9am – 5.30pm
Nauchets Express chairlift: 9am – 5.20pm
Mont Chéry cable car: 9am – 5.30pm

Lift pass prices for Les Gets Bike Park during Summer 2023 are as follows:

PassAdultChildSenior
1 Way (Mont-Chery or Chavannes Lifts)€8€5.50€7
6 x 1 Way passes€23€23€23
12 x 1 Way passes€37€37€37

Head to the Les Gets Bike Park website for more details and to buy summer lift passes.

Avoriaz

Avoriaz bike park reopens on Friday 16th June 2023. Between 16th June and 22nd June the Super Morzine bike trails will be open, with total opening of the Avoriaz Bike Park from Friday 23rd June until Sunday 3rd September. Between Monday 4th September and Sunday 10th September, only the Super Morzine lifts will be open.

The lift pass prices for Avoriaz Bike Park and for pedestrians wishing to use the lift network during summer 2023 are as follows:

PedestriansMTB-ers
1 journey (up or down)€6.50€8
Up & down€7.50NA
2 journeys€12€14
3 journeys€17€20
4 journeys€19€26
5 journeys€23€32
6 journeys€27€38
8 journeys€35€50
12 journeys€50€75

Check out the Avoriaz Bike Park website for route plans, maps, lift passes and more.

Morzine

Pre-opening weekends on the Pleney are scheduled for 2nd – 4th June and 9th – 11th June 2023 with continuous opening scheduled for 16th June to 17th September.

Also in Morzine Bike Park this summer, you’ll enjoy late night opening of the Pleney telecabine on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7pm between the dates of 11th July and 31st August. There’s no extra cost for this, it’s included in your lift pass prices.

In response to longer-than-usual queues at the bottom of the Pleney Telecabine last summer, the bike uplift capacity of the lift has been increased by 30% for this summer season.

Head to the Morzine Bike Park website to buy your summer lift passes.

The Morzine lift opening times during Summer 23 are as follows:

LiftDatesHoursPedestrians Up & DownMTB Access
TC Pleney2-4 / 9-11 June9am - 5pmYesYes
TC Pleney16 June - 10 Sept9am - 5.30pmYesYes
TC Pleney11 Sept - 17 Sept9am - 5pmYesYes
Viking Tapis8 July - 3 Sept9am - 4.45pmOnly upYes
TS Crusaz8 July - 3 Sept10.30am - 6pmAccess to luge onlyNo
Nyon Gondola8 July - 3 Sept10am - 5.30pmYesYes
TS Pointe de Nyon8 July - 3 Sept10.15am - 4.45pmYesNo
TS Charniaz15 July only10am - 5.30pmYesNo

Morzine Bike Park Summer 23 Lift Pass Prices

You also have the option to buy a lift pass that provides access to only Morzine Bike Park during the summer months.

AdultChildYouth / Senior
1 Passage€7.70€6.00€6.60
6 Passages€25€25€25
12 Passages€39€39€39

Portes du Soleil Summer 23 Lift Pass Prices

The Portes du Soleil summer lift network spans France and Switzerland and links together five individual bike parks. Here’s the lift pass prices for Summer 2023.

*Note these prices are for online purchases of lift passes, there’s a slightly increased price when you pay at the ticket desk in each resort. 

AdultChildYouth / Senior
5 Hours€32€24€29
1 Day€35€26€32
2 Days€66€50€59
3 Days€99€74€89
4 Days€124€93€112
5 Days€155€116€140
5 Days (non-consec)€175€130€160
6 Days€180€135€162
7 Days€210€158€189
8 Days€240€180€216
10 Days€260€195€234
13 Days€338€254€304
Season€406€305€366

Lifts for Hikers & Runners

In addition to the bike park lifts listed above, hikers, trail runners and families can also enjoy selected pedestrian-only mountain lifts during the summer season.

The lifts of Nyon will be open between 8th July and 3rd September and you’ll discover a new arrival centre on the Nyon Plateau to help you plan your activities at the Monde de Jacquotte installation.

Over in Les Gets, the lifts of Mont Chery will be open between 23rd June and 3rd September.

In Avoriaz, the Ardent Telecabine will open once again during the summer months, giving hassle-free access to the beautiful walks in Lindarets and the Goat Village too. The Petit Train will also operate between the top of the lift station and the Goat Village and it’s free of charge.

The objective of opening the Ardent Telecabine is to reduce the number of vehicles passing up and down the Joux Verte road, making life more pleasant for those visiting the Goat Village and Lindarets and for the road cyclists who love this ride. With this in mind, the are now restrictions on the Joux Verte road as follows:

  • Between 1st July and 31st August, the road will be ‘ascent only’ between Ardent and Lindarets every day between 10am and 5pm

 

Ardent TelecabineSingle TripRound Trip
1 Person€3€6
2 People€6€12
3 People€7.50€15
Group (4 people)€9€18
Extra person in group€2€4

Morzine Summer Bus Timetable

Morzine Swimming Pool

Morzine’s fantastic swimming complex, located under the Super Morzine bridge in the centre of the village, reopens on 29th May 2023. Here are the opening times for the different periods this summer.

May 29 to July 3 2023: – Indoor pools only + spa area:

Monday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 3 to September 3 2023: – All pools (outdoor + indoor)

Monday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

September 4 to 17: Indoor pools only + spa area:

Monday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Both group and individual swimming lessons are also available at the swimming pool during the summer season in addition to aquagym and aquabike fitness sessions. We’ll add the schedules for these classes when we have them.

Aquariaz in Avoriaz

This tropical indoor swimming complex, complete with a lazy river, children’s play area and slides will open between 1st July 2023 and 2nd September 2023.

Key Events

Pass’Portes du Soleil

This annual mountain bike event will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2023 and registration will open on 1st February 2023. Spanning an 80km route across the Portes du Soleil and crossing between France and Switzerland, you’ll use 13 lifts to pass through eight resorts over the course of the day. This year Morzine hosts the accompanying MTB show during the course, guaranteeing a lively atmosphere all weekend. If you’re keen to take part, you should know that spaces sell out quickly when registration commences, especially if you wish to start the route in Morzine, Les Gets or Avoriaz. Head to en.passportesdusoleil.com for more details. 

The Etape du Tour

Not for the faint-hearted, nor for the casual road cyclist, the Etape du Tour is an annual preview of one stage of Le Tour de France; in 2023 that happens to be the Annemasse to Morzine stage. The ASO (the official organisers of Le Tour) made 15,000 places available at this amateur event which takes place on Sunday 9th July and they sold out within hours. Roads will be closed and cyclists will get to enjoy the full Tour de France experience, if just for one day. You’ll find a full preview of the route, and an interesting insight into what it takes to complete the Etape du Tour on page 150 of this magazine.

The 110th Tour de France

Hosting a stage of the most-watched annual sports contest in the world is something spectacular for Morzine. To do it twice in two years is something else entirely. The greatest road cyclists in the world will arrive in Morzine on Saturday 15th July 2023 having cycled 152km from Annemasse to complete stage 14 of Le Tour. The descent of the Col de Joux Plane, into the centre of the village, will be nothing short of thrilling. The very next day, stage 15 begins in Les Gets and we’ll watch the riders depart for Saint-Gervais, taking a challenging 180km route along the way. Even if you’re not a road cyclist, the accompanying atmosphere and fanfare that comes with this event – both its arrival and its departure – is incredible. You’ll see our villages decked in red spots (to denote the much-coveted King of the Mountain jersey) and there’ll be team cars and buses at every turn. it’s incredibly exciting to see both Morzine and Les Gets sharing the glory if this global event.

UCI MTB Festival

Never before has one region hosted so much consecutive mountain biking! Between 7th and 17th September 2023 the Haute Savoie will host 10 days of competitive mountain biking and UCI events, including the cross country World Cup and the Downhill World Cup in Les Gets. Morzine and Chatel will also host competitions, we’ll add the full competition schedule here when it’s available.

Summer 23 in Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz
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