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 Midi||2nd June||4th November|
|Step into the Void||2nd June||CLOSED|
|Panoramic Mont Blanc||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Montenvers Mer de Glace||1st May||CLOSED|
|Tramway du Mont Blanc||16th June||CLOSED|
|Flégère||16th June||4th November|
|Le Tour - Balme||16th June||CLOSED|
|Vallorcine - Balme||30th June||CLOSED|
|Grands Montets||23rd June||CLOSED|
|Les Houches - Bellevue||16th June||CLOSED|
|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.
|Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void||15th December||n/a unless bad weather/maintenance|
|Panoramic Mont Blanc||Closed in winter||Closed in winter|
|Montenvers Mer de Glace||5th November||30th April (Ice cave & gondola closed 28th Sept-14th Dec)|
|Tramway du Mont Blanc||22nd December||31st March|
|Brévent||8th December*||14th April|
|Flégère||8th December*||14th April|
|Le Tour - Balme||8th December||14th April|
|Vallorcine - Blame||8th December||14th April|
|Grands Montets||17th November*||4th or 5th May|
|Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion||24th November*||14th April|
|Beginner Ski Areas|
|Le Savoy||8th December||14th April|
|Les Planards||22nd December||22nd April|
|Le Tour (La Vormaine)||22nd December||22nd April|
|Grands Montets (Les Chosalets)||22nd December||24th March|
|Les Houches (Le Tourchet)||22nd December||10th March|
|Vallorcine (La Poya)||22nd December||14th 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!