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 Midi1st May3rd November
Step into the Void1st May3rd November
Panoramic Mont Blanc15th June29th September
Montenvers Mer de Glace
1st May29th September
19th October13th December
Tramway du Mont Blanc15th June22nd September
(Only Planpraz open 19th Oct - 3rd Nov)
8th June15th September
19th October3rd November
Flégère cable car*Closed to build new lift*
Le Tour - Balme8th June22nd September
Vallorcine - Balme29th June1st September
Grands Montets15th June1st September
*Top cable car at Grands Montets closed for repairs*
Les Houches - Prarion8th June16th September
Les Houches - Bellevue8th June22nd September

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 2019/2020

Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void14th December31st May 
Panoramic Mont BlancClosed in winterReopens 21st May
Montenvers Mer de Glace
4th November***30th April 
Tramway du Mont Blanc21st December13th April

Ski Areas

Brévent7th December*19th April 
Flégère14th December19th April 
Le Tour - Balme7th December*19th April
Vallorcine - Balme14th December**19th April
Grands Montets16th November*3rd May
Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion7th 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!