11 lifts are open in La Plagne during the summer, and they typically operate from 09:00 until around 17:00 through July & August with just a few exceptions. Take note though, not all of the lifts are open every day of the week, and most of them take a break for lunch at either 12:15 or 12:45. Find the full lift schedule and what dates the lifts are open for summer.
These are the lifts open in La Plagne each summer:
- Pierres Blanches chairlift (Montchavin)
- Montchavin chair lift (Montchavin)
- Vanoise Express (Montchavin)
- Champagny gondola (Champagny)
- Colorado chair lift (Plagne Centre)
- Montalbert gondola (Montalbert)
- Colosses chair lift (Plagne Bellecôte)
- Roche de Mio gondola (Plagne Bellecôte)
- Glacier de Bellecôte gondola (only for pedestrians, not mountain bikers)
- Belle Plagne gondola
- Telemetro (links Plagne centre to Aime 2000)
Take a look at the shuttle bus timetables for more connections between the villages in summer.
Lifts will stop running in the case of high winds of bad weather but you can check on this before you head out by looking at the live lift status.
The lifts are mountain-bike friendly with bike hooks, trolleys or gondola cabins that you can fit them into, allowing you to access all the MTB trails in La Plagne with ease. Only one lift does not permit bikes - the Bellecote glacier, as this is just reserved for pedestrians. Pedestrians and bikes can all use the same type of lift pass, and occasionally share the same paths, although there are some dedicated mountain bike trails to keep everyone separate.
Summer Lift Pass Prices and the Summer Lift Pass Options are slightly different to winter - it is worth checking the which lifts you can use before setting off. Paragliders also have access to a number of lifts throughout the summer.
Lift Access & Restrictions
Wheel chairs are allowed on all cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts
Mountain bikes are allowed on all cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts, with the exception of the Bellecote Glacier cable car.
Paragliders and Parapenters
Paragliders are allowed on all cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts.
Pedestrians have access to all the lifts mentioned above. Dogs are allowed on all pedestrian lifts on the condition that they are kept on a lead at all times.
Babies are allowed on all pedestrian lifts. It is not recommended to expose babies or young children to sudden changes in temperature or altitude. If lift staff feel that your child is too young to ride the lifts they have the right to deny access. In is inadvisable to take children under the age of 3 years old up to the glacier. Head to our Family activities guide for other fun activities to do with children.