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.
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||14th December||31st May|
|Panoramic Mont Blanc||Closed in winter||Reopens 21st May|
|Montenvers Mer de Glace||4th November***||30th April|
|Tramway du Mont Blanc||21st December||13th April|
|Brévent||7th December*||19th April|
|Flégère||14th December||19th April|
|Le Tour - Balme||7th December*||19th April|
|Vallorcine - Balme||14th December**||19th April|
|Grands Montets||16th November*||3rd May|
|Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion||7th December*||13th April|
*Partial opening dependant on snow conditions
**Partial opening dependant on snow conditions. Weekends only 16th Nov-1st Dec.
*** Ice cave & gondola closed 30th Sept-12th Dec
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!