If you are going to be in French Alps for your summer holiday, then the MultiPass Portes du Soleil is without doubt a great way to make the most of the mountains. The Multi Pass scheme allows you to experience an huge array of indoor and outdoor activities in the 12 Portes du Soleil resorts all for just €2,50 per person per day!
We regularly spend part of the summer in Morzine. Our favourite summer activities include the outdoor pools in Morzine, the lakes at Les Gets and Montriond, and hiking. The Portes du Soleil MultiPass allows us to do all these and more while saving money.
Plus, it has given us free access to numerous activities that we hadn’t tried before including the ice skating rink in Morzine and the Les Gets Museum of Mechanical Instruments.
Here’s why you should really take advantage of the MultiPass Portes du Soleil on your next family holiday to the French Alps.
Disclosure: We were given Multi Passes courtesy of Morzine Tourism for the purpose of this review. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.
About the Portes du Soleil
The Portes du Soleil area covers 12 resorts located between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The region has always been popular during winter months but in recent years they’ve become increasingly well-known as a summer destination with a wide range of activities on offer from hiking and rafting to swimming, ice rinks, wild camping and even crazy golf.
Les Gets in particular is famous for its bike park with over 128km of marked trails for mountain bikes and specially adapted ones for electronic mountain bikes too.
The MultiPass Portes du Soleil
The MultiPass is a holiday card that is available in the following resorts:
- La Chapelle D’Abondance
- Les Gets
- Morzine Avoriaz
- St Jean D’Aulps
- Les Crosets Champoussin
The same card can be used across all of the resorts.
The card gives you unlimited access to more than 70 free or discounted activities in the region. These include the following activities:
- 26 ski lifts / lift passes which in turn give you access to 400km of walking trails
- 6 pools and lakes
- 6 museums and cultural sites
- 3 mini-golf courses
- 1 ice-skating rink, perfect for rainy days in Morzine
- 1 indoor climbing wall
- 8 locations with tennis courts
- 6 tourist trains to take you around various Portes du Soleil villages
Given that entry to the swimming pool in Morzine, for example, costs €6,20 per adult and €4,70 per child aged between 5 – 17 years for a single entry, it’s easy to see that the MultiPass really is great value.
The card also offers discounts in places. For example, in Les Gets you can receive a 10% discount when booking with Les Gets Parapente (Les Gets Paragliding) if you have the MultiPass and in Morzine you are eligible to 10% off the summer toboggan run. In Avoriaz you get a 10% discount on the 18-hole golf course and in Montriond / Saint Jean D’Aulps you can access a discount at the Indiana ‘Ventures, which offers paintball and an adventure climbing course.
How the Multipass Portes du Soleil works
There are three different MultiPass options to choose from:
The Day Visitor MultiPass
If you’re only going to be in Morzine (or one of the other Portes du Soleil resorts) for the day and really want to maximise your time then the Day MultiPass cards are your best option. These are for sale online and at the lift ticket offices in Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, Les Crosets, Les Gets, Morgins, Morzine, St-Jean d’Aulps.
You can also purchase them in the Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance Tourist Offices. Remember to keep your receipt of purchase given at the cash desk!
These cost €13 per person for the day and give you access to a multitude of activities.
The Season MultiPass
If you’re planning on spending a longer time in the Portes du Soleil region then the Season Multipass is your best bet. These cost €90 per adult and €60 for young people aged between 5 and 25 years, and are valid from May 18 to November 5 2023.
The MultiPass Sejour
The MultiPass Sejour is by far and away the most effective way to save money. This holiday multi-pass option is for visitors looking to spend a week or longer in the Portes du Soleil region, the only catch is that you must be staying at a MultiPass participating accommodation provider.
It’s very straightforward, however, all that is required is for the accommodation provider to complete a voucher which you then present at one of the lift pass desks. You are then able to purchase your MultiPass for €2,50 per day per person for the entire duration of your stay!
If you’re staying in one of the other resorts of the Portes du Soleil not listed above such as Les Crosets or Val D’Illez then a MultiPass is still available as long as you are staying with a participating host. Your accommodation provider will give you the Multi Pass for the duration of your stay.
If you want more information then take a look at the official Morzine Avoriaz website or pop into the nearest tourist office to you.