EN: As Chamonix starts to reopen, all nightly rates have been discounted by 15% from those previously advertised, up until 30th November. See our COVID-19 page for the latest information and terms. FR: Suite au deconfinement, tous nos tarifs par nuit sont réduit de 15% pour les séjours jusqu’a 30 Novembre. Veuillez consulter notre page COVID-19 pour les derniers infos et politiques.

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. 

2020*
AttractionsOpensCloses
Aiguille du MidiWeekend: 30th May - 1st June
Weekend: 6th & 7th June
Daily: 13th June
1st November
Step into the Void13th June1st November
Panoramic Mont BlancTBCTBC
Montenvers Mer de Glace
Weekends in June
Daily: 4th July
27th September
17th October18th December
Ice Caves4th July13th September
Tramway du Mont Blanc13th June20th September
LiftsOpensCloses
BréventWeekend: 6th & 7th June
Daily: 13th June onwards
20th September
Flégère cable car
Weekends in June
Daily: 4th July
13th September
17th October1st November
Le Tour - BalmeWeekend: 13th & 14th June
Weekend: 20th & 21st June
Weekend: 27th & 28th June
Daily: 4th July
13th September
Vallorcine - BalmeWeekend: 27th & 28th June
Daily: 4th July
30th August
Grands Montets**4th July - TBC6th September
Les Bosson Chair Lift13th June13th September
Les Houches - PrarionWeekends in June
Daily: 4th July
13th September
Les Houches - Bellevue27th June20th September

*Updated 29th May 2020 following Compagnie du Mont Blanc's announcement
** Top cable car at Grands Montets closed for repairs

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

AttractionsOpensCloses
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!