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.
*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.
* Ice caves reopen for the Toussaint holidays (October half term) only
** Top cable car at Grands Montets closed for repairs
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!