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Chamonix lift opening dates & times

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. 
 
2020/2021
Attractions Opens Closes
Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void 12th December 31st May
Panoramic Mont Blanc Closed in winter Reopens 22nd May
Montenvers Mer de Glace 19th December 30th April
Tramway du Mont Blanc 19th December 5th April
Ski Areas    
Brévent 12th December* 18th April
Flégère 12th December* 18th April
Le Tour - Balme 19th December 18th April
Vallorcine - Balme 19th December 18th April
Grands Montets 14th November** 2nd May
Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion 5th December* 11th April
 
*Partial opening dependant on snow conditions
**Partial opening dependant on snow conditions. Weekends only 14th Nov-4th Dec.

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. 
 
2021*
Attractions Opens Closes
Aiguille du Midi 19th May 7th November
Step into the Void 19th May 7th November
Panoramic Mont Blanc 2nd June 26th September
Montenvers Mer de Glace
29th May 7th November
Ice Caves 5th June 15th October
Tramway du Mont Blanc 12th June 26th September
Lifts Opens Closes
Brévent
12th June onwards 12th September
23rd October 7th November
Flégère cable car 12th June onwards 19th September
Le Tour - Balme 12th June onwards 12th September
Vallorcine - Balme 26th June 29th August
Grands Montets Weekends and bank holidays only:
From 3rd of July
5th September
Les Bosson Chair Lift 12th June 12th September
Les Houches - Prarion

Weekends: 5-6th June & 12-13th June
Daily: 19th June onwards
Weekends: 18-19th September

12th September
Les Houches - Bellevue 12th June 19th September

* Updated on 5th May by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc following goverment deconfinement announcement

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. 
 
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!