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What's new this summer in Avoriaz

Summer sun brings serious fun to Avoriaz

featured in News & reviews Author Caro Blackwell, Destination Editor Updated

As the winter recedes, spring slowly turns to summer in the Alps.

The ever-growing popularity of Avoriaz as a summer resort means that increasingly the tourist industry here is providing more for its visitors to enjoy.

The lifts are usually open by the middle of June, with a few opening on the preceding weekends. You can find out more about the lift opening dates and plan accordingly.

With the rise of summer visitors, the mountain resorts are making a concerted effort to not allow themselves to look like a closed ski resort. The potential revenues the summer months bring is not to be sniffed at, and as temperatures rise at the coastal resorts, many are seeking the cooler temperatures and fresh air of an 'at altitude' holiday. Plus being 'outdoorsy'  hiking and trail-running have all taken on a certain cachet in recent years. Not forgetting one of the main attractions in Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets in summer, the epic, world class mountain biking trails.

If you're planning a visit to Avoriaz this summer, whether as a first-timer or it's your 'go to destination' here's an update and a look at all that's new.

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Why Avoriaz is great in summer

On the slopes

Avoriaz bike park is one of the biggest in France with four sectors dedicated to biking whether you are an expert or a beginner. The freestyle zone is newly shaped every summer season. Avoriaz location offers easy access to five bike parks offering 50 downhill runs and 600km of marked trails.

Kicking off the season of sports, is the Pass'portes du Soleil mountain biking event at the end of June. Discover the classic 80km circuit, including 7000m of downhill and 1000m of uphill. Fifteen lifts give you access to eight different resorts, with some great riding along the way.

Portes du Soleil Multipass
This multi pass offers great savings throughout the resorts of the Portes du Soleil for many activities for all the family. Find out more about the summer passes and discounts available.

Horse drawn carriage for getting around Avoriaz in summer

In the resort

Getting around
During the summer season the resort is pedestrianised, like in winter. Avoriaz has replaced the little train with two horse-drawn carriages, each with ten seats and electric assistance. 

The Alpin Express pass

This is a new initiative to promote more eco-responsible travel to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. Around forty local businesses have joined forces to develop this pass and offers considerable advantages and discounts to those who take the train. Find out more to benefit from this pass from Montagne Vert in Morzine.


Lil stash, adventure course for summer in the trees in Avoriaz


You'll find a very wide range of free and low-cost (discounted with multi-pass) activities for all the family during the summer.  Outdoor, indoor and aquatic activities all around the resort.


New for this summer scooter riding with Avo Trottinettes. Take an off-road scooter tour of varying durations, guided scooter tours are available. Take an hour and a half treasure hunt on a scooter, solving puzzles, exploring and finding treasure.

Climbing trees
Tree climbing is a new addition this summer in Avoriaz, or try tree top adventure courses, slack lining, via ferrata, climbing, pony riding, rafting, canyoning, skateboarding, the large playgrounds and childrens village, go bowling, relax in the spa or play golf to name just a few of the numerous summer activities in Avoriaz.

New aquatic activity
If being underwater is your thing, you can try Pro'puls a new aquatic activity using electric propellors.

Avoriaz Dance festival, all dressed up for all the family


There is a wide-range of diverse events in Avoriaz throughout the summer. From cycling and mountain biking, to a dance festival and freestyle skateboarding, craft festivals and trail running. 

Pop over to Les Gets for the UCI Mountain Bike world Series and catch a glimpse of the Mont Blanc Rally as it speeds through the area.

More inspiration...

Visit our events calendar page for more information on what's on in Avoriaz this summer.