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. 


Aiguille du Midi2nd June4th November
Step into the Void2nd JuneCLOSED
Panoramic Mont BlancCLOSEDCLOSED
Montenvers Mer de Glace1st MayCLOSED
Tramway du Mont Blanc16th JuneCLOSED
Brévent12th JuneCLOSED
Flégère16th June4th November
Le Tour - Balme16th JuneCLOSED
Vallorcine - Balme30th JuneCLOSED
Grands Montets23rd JuneCLOSED
Les Houches - Bellevue16th JuneCLOSED
Les Houches - Prarion 23rd June

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 2017-18

Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void15th Decembern/a unless bad weather/maintenance
Panoramic Mont BlancClosed in winterClosed in winter
Montenvers Mer de Glace
5th November30th April (Ice cave & gondola closed 28th Sept-14th Dec)
Tramway du Mont Blanc22nd December31st March

Ski Areas

Brévent8th December*14th April 
Flégère8th December*14th April 
Le Tour - Balme8th December14th April
Vallorcine - Blame8th December14th April
Grands Montets17th November*4th or 5th May 
Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion24th November*14th April 
Beginner Ski Areas

Le Savoy8th December14th April
Les Planards22nd December22nd April
Le Tour (La Vormaine)22nd December22nd April
Grands Montets (Les Chosalets)22nd December24th March
Les Houches (Le Tourchet)22nd December10th March
Vallorcine (La Poya)22nd December14th April

*Early opening depends on snow conditions

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!