About the Summer Lift System in Les Arcs
Les Arcs is growing in popularity in the summer months thanks to an amazing network of mountain biking trails, walking routes and lift access, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery.
Summer lifts operate from early July until the end of August and are geared up for people coming for the week, with very few lifts open on the weekends.
If you're heading this way for the mountain biking trails, you might be able to enjoy a few pre-season laps, as in recent years the bike park has opened in late June just on the weekends.
There are 10 lifts operating during the summer, in Arcs 1600, 1800, 2000, Peisey Vallandry and the Vanoise Express cable car also runs, giving you access to neighbouring La Plagne. The Vanoise Express only runs Monday to Friday, and 4 other lifts close on Saturday too, as it tends to be the day people arrive and leave resort. You can find out which lifts are open on which days of the week in summer lift opening dates (link below).
Lifts typically start running between 09:00 to 09:30 each morning and stop at around 5-6pm, so there's plenty of opportunity for you to make the most of your day hiking, biking and exploring the area. 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.
In Summer, the 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.
Find your way around with our maps for summer hiking & walking or the mountain biking.
When to come
Take a look at the summer lift opening dates & timetables.