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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. 
 
2021/2022
Attractions Opens Closes
Aiguille du Midi & Step into the Void 11th December 31st May
Panoramic Mont Blanc Closed in winter Reopens 26nd to 31st May
Montenvers Mer de Glace 2nd November 30th April
Tramway du Mont Blanc TBA TBA
Ski Areas    
Brévent 18th December* 18th April
Flégère 11th December* 18th April
Le Tour - Balme 18th December 18th April
Vallorcine - Balme 18th December 18th April
Grands Montets 20th November** 1st May
Les Houches - Bellevue & Prarion 20th November*** 10th April
 
*Partial opening dependant on snow conditions
**Partial opening dependant on snow conditions. Weekends only 20th Nov-4th Dec.
***Partial opening dependant on snow conditions. Weekends only 20th Nov-11th 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. 
 
2022
Attractions Opens Closes
Aiguille du Midi 1st May 6th November
Step into the Void 1st May 6th November
Panoramic Mont Blanc 27th May 25th September
Montenvers Mer de Glace
1st May

6th November*

*Closed between 3rd and 22nd October

Ice Caves 5th June 25th September
Tramway du Mont Blanc 11th June 18th September
Lifts Opens Closes
Brévent
11th June 11th September
22nd October 6th November
Flégère cable car 11th June  11th September
Le Tour - Balme CLOSED FOR WORKS CLOSED 
Vallorcine - Balme 11h June 11th September
Grands Montets 2nd July 4th September
Les Bosson Chair Lift 18th June 11th September
Les Houches - Prarion

Weekends: 4-6th June & 11-12th June
Daily: 18th June onwards

11th September
Les Houches - Bellevue 11th June 18th September

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!