Chamonix lift opening dates & times

Summer & Autumn Lift Opening Dates

Many of Chamonix's cable cars, gondolas and chair lifts open in summer to give hikers, mountaineers and sightseers access to the middle and high mountains. Below you'll find the dates they are open this summer, which are subject to change, maintenance and also the weather! Check the live lift status on this page for up to the minute information. 

SUMMER 2018

AttractionsOpensCloses
Aiguille du Midi2nd June14th December
Step into the Void2nd June14th December
Panoramic Mont BlancCLOSEDCLOSED
Montenvers Mer de Glace1st May14th December
Tramway du Mont Blanc16th June16th September
Lifts--
Brévent12th June16th September
Flégère16th June16th September
Le Tour - Balme16th June23rd September
Vallorcine - Balme30th June2nd September
Grands Montets23rd June9th September
Les Houches - Bellevue16th June23rd September
Les Houches - Prarion 23rd June

16th September

Winter Lift Opening Dates

Chamonix’s ski season typically starts in mid December, although if the snow has arrived early and in enough volume, the lifts may open for weekends before this. All lift openings are subject to change, maintenance or bad weather! Check the live lift status on this page for up to the minute information. 

*Winter 2018-19 dates TBC*

WINTER 2017-18

AttractionsOpensCloses
Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void16th Decembern/a unless bad weather/maintenance
Panoramic Mont BlancClosed in winterClosed in winter
Montenvers Mer de Glace23rd December30th April
Tramway du Mont Blanc16th December2nd April
Ski Areas--
Brévent16th December22nd April
Flégère16th December22nd April
Le Tour - Balme9th December22nd April
Vallorcine - Blame9th December22nd April
Grands Montets23rd December1st May
Les Houches - Bellevue23rd December15th April
Les Houches - Prarion23rd December15th April
Beginner Ski Areas--
Le Savoy16th December22nd April
Les Planards16th December22nd April
Le Tour (La Vormaine)233rd December22nd April
Grands Montets (Les Chosalets)16th December25th March
Les Houches (Le Tourchet)16th December18th March
Vallorcine (La Poya)16th December8th April

Live Lift Status

Which lifts are first to open? Which are most likely to be closed in high winds or due to heavy snowfall? Find it all here.
This information is supplied courtesy of Skiplan and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. 

Be sure to check it on a powder day as some ski lifts will open later than usual due to avalanche bombing, you don't want to be left waiting at the bottom of Flegere when everyone else is getting fresh tracks up Brevent!