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Summer Lift System in Alpe d'Huez

Discover the Alpe d'Huez summer lifts and summer areas

About the Summer Lift System in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is a summer holiday hot-spot, not just for cyclists tackling the infamous 21 bends, but for hikers, mountain bikers and occasionally for summer skiing on the glacier when the conditions are good enough. 

The DMC and the Pic Blanc lifts operate in summer and are bike friendly (as you'd expect with this being the home of the Megavalanche MTB race each July). The Poutran 1 & 2 lifts also operate in summer, as well as the Alpette and the two-stage Dome des Rousses cable car. 

The lifts are generally open from 08:00-09:00 to 17:00-18:00. They occasionally close for lunch too, so don't get caught out and try to plan around this.

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.

Open in both the winter and summer season you can use the lift system to access the whole area, giving you the opportunity to enjoy all the Winter and Summer activities the mountains have to offer. 

Find your way around with our maps for summer hiking & walking or the mountain biking.

Lift Access & Restrictions

  Téléphérique des Grandes Rousses (DMC) Téléphérique du Dôme des Rousses Télévillage Télécabine de Poutran Télécabine de l'Alpette
Wheelchair Access

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Pedestrians*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paragliders / Parapente**

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Babies***

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

*Pedestrians can use all cable cars and gondolas to access winter walking trails and mountain restaurants.

**It is not always necessary to use the lifts, as there are many take-off points at resort level. Please read Alpe d'Huez for Paragliding for more information.

***It is not recommended to expose babies to sudden changes in altitude or temperature - if lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they reserve the right to refuse you entry. The last section of the DMC lift climbs to an altitude of 3330m, you are advised not to take children under 3 years old on this lift.

NB Alpe d'Huez is a high altitude resort and the lifts can take you as high as 3330m. Please consult your doctor before arriving in resort if you have heart problems or any other medical problem that may be exacerbated by a change in altitude.

If you're looking for winter lift access head over to our Ski Lift System GuideSki Pass Prices & Ski Pass Options

When to come

Take a look at the summer lift opening dates & timetables

How to get passes

You can buy tickets directly from the lift pass offices or buy your passes in advance online. See all the Summer Lift Prices & Options available

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