About the Summer Lift System in Meribel
The 3 Valleys has a range of lifts open for summer access to the mountains, albeit in fewer numbers than in winter but there are still plenty open to get you onto the hiking and mountain biking trails to explore all that Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens has to offer, or simply just to admire the views.
Typical opening dates for the 3 Valleys summer lifts are from the first week of July to the very end of August and you can traverse from Courchevel across to Méribel and Val Thorens/Les Menuires and back again with relative ease mid week, but take note that none of the lifts are open on Saturdays.
There are 4 lifts open in Meribel, 3 in Courchevel and 7 in Les Menuires, St Martin and Val Thorens in total. These 7 lifts in the Belleville valley open on different days of the week, so take a look at the lift opening dates and timetables below to help plan your days out.
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 Meribel with ease.
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.
|3 Valley Lift Access & Restrictions|
|Cable Cars||Gondolas||Chair Lifts||Drag Lifts|
**Take off points for private paragliders are at Bouc Blanc and Col de la Loze. Tandem paragliders who are flying with an instructor can take off at Col de la Loze, Vizelle and Saulire. All private paragliders and instructors must carry a valid license and adhere to the flight rules regarding the ski areas and the close proximity of the Altiport. Please read Courchevel for Paragliding to find out more.
***Please go to Courchevel Lift Pass Options - Winter to find out which lifts in the Trois Vallée can be accessed with your pedestrian lift pass.
**** Dogs are generally not allowed on lifts during the winter. This rule is relaxed during the summer, providing dogs are kept on a lead.
*****It is not recommended to expose babies or young children to sudden changes in altitude or temperature. If lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they have the right to deny access. Please read our Tips for Families & Kids section for advice.
When to come
Take a look at the summer lift opening dates & timetables.