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||14th December|
|Step into the Void||2nd June||14th December|
|Panoramic Mont Blanc||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Montenvers Mer de Glace||1st May||14th December|
|Tramway du Mont Blanc||16th June||16th September|
|Brévent||12th June||16th September|
|Flégère||16th June||16th September|
|Le Tour - Balme||16th June||23rd September|
|Vallorcine - Balme||30th June||2nd September|
|Grands Montets||23rd June||9th September|
|Les Houches - Bellevue||16th June||23rd September|
|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 2018-19 dates TBC*
|Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void||16th December||n/a unless bad weather/maintenance|
|Panoramic Mont Blanc||Closed in winter||Closed in winter|
|Montenvers Mer de Glace||23rd December||30th April|
|Tramway du Mont Blanc||16th December||2nd April|
|Brévent||16th December||22nd April|
|Flégère||16th December||22nd April|
|Le Tour - Balme||9th December||22nd April|
|Vallorcine - Blame||9th December||22nd April|
|Grands Montets||23rd December||1st May|
|Les Houches - Bellevue||23rd December||15th April|
|Les Houches - Prarion||23rd December||15th April|
|Beginner Ski Areas||-||-|
|Le Savoy||16th December||22nd April|
|Les Planards||16th December||22nd April|
|Le Tour (La Vormaine)||233rd December||22nd April|
|Grands Montets (Les Chosalets)||16th December||25th March|
|Les Houches (Le Tourchet)||16th December||18th March|
|Vallorcine (La Poya)||16th December||8th April|
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!