FAQ PassPortes du Soleil race, French and Swiss Mtb Mountain Race

  • What are the dates of the next Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB 2021 ?

The event will take place on 25, 26 and 27 June 2021 and the MTB Show will be held in the resort of Les Gets. ·

  • Is it possible to register for the 2021 edition?

The 2021 event is sold out! All of the 2020 registrations have been automatically transferred to 2021. ·

  • I was registered in 2020, am I automatically registered for 2021, same day/ starting resort?

Yes, all registrations are transferred exactly the same way. A new confirmation of registration will be sent automatically mid-november. Do not hesitate to check your spams (it might be there) and to contact the organisers if necessary: inscription@portesdusoleil.com ·

  • Is it possible to change one's starting day/ resort?

No, due to organisation, security but also equity reasons, registrations are postponed exactly the same way. ·

  • Is it possible to buy someone's spot if this person cannot attend in 2021?

Yes, you can check the Facebook Group Pass'Portes du Soleil or the MTB forums online... Some people sell their spot. The organisers don't have a waiting list. If you want to buy another participant's spot, be sure that they have filled the Overriding Authorisation of resale and that they have contacted the organisers and ask them to make the changes online. ·

  • I cannot participate in 2021 and would like to sell my spot

Please contact the organisers: inscription@portesdusoleil.com who will give you the procedure to follow and will deal with the changes.

Modifications possible until May 31st at midnight

  • How old do I have to participate in the Pass'Portes?​​

You can sign up for the Pass'Portes classic and the ePass'Portes epowered by Bosch from 14 years old and for the Pass'Portes Kids if you are between 9 and 14 years old. Parental authorisation is needed for all minors (please download the form from the website).​​ 14-year-olds can choose (with the agreement of a parent or guardian) between the Pass'Portes MTB classic or the Pass'Portes Kids.​​

  • What measures will be implemented in the sanitary context ?

The organising team monitors in real time the evolution of the legislation. Every participant will be informed of the sanitary measures which will be implemented.

  • Is it easy to get from Morzine to Les Gets and vice-versa?​​

From Les Gets, you can return to Morzine by bike on the road, it's all downhill. To get to Les Gets from Morzine, take a shuttle bus: Morzine > Les Gets.
Free buses have been organised by the Portes du Soleil each evening from 6.30-7.30pm, every 15 mins.
Reservations are not possible.

  • What kind of bike do I need?

​​ A MTB, all-mountain enduro, full suspension bike with 130-180mm travel.
Tyres should be reinforced with a minimum section of 2.2". An adjustable seat-post is advised.

  • What protection is advised?​​

A helmet and gloves are obligatory. Back, elbow and knee pads are recommended.​​

  • How do I get my bike on the chairlifts?​​

Some chairlifts only accept one person and one bike, others can take 2 people and 2 bikes and sometimes more.
Sometimes you will be required to load the bike yourself, at other points the lift staff will do this for you.
This depends on regulations at each individual lift, so please stay aware and look and listen for instructions!
Please note that you might be asked to remove the battery of your electric bike, for safety reason. Also, a special attention will be brought to the bikes which tires are wider than 3.5" during boarding. All of this has to do with certification and approval, don't be surprise and stay focus! ​​

  • Can I participate in the Pass'portes du Soleil MTB with an ebike ?

Yes of course. Don't forget there is a specific itinerary designed for ebikes: the ePass'Portes du Soleil epowered by Bosch

  • I can't find the departure point I want: ​​

If the village-resort does not appear in the choices on the registration system it means that resort is full. Alternative departure points will be listed.​​

  • I can't register:​​

- close the session and try again from another browser​​
- if this doesn't work, send an email to inscription@portesdusoleil.com​​
In 2021, no new registration is possible due to the postponement of the event. That is why you cannot register this year.

  • Questions about registrations and the event:

For any questions about the event, please send an email to vtt@portesdusoleil.com