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Aiguille du Midi Ski Lift, Chamonix

Highest point in the valley, stunning views & access to the Vallee Blanche

At 3842 m the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix offers a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and is the highest point accessible by cable car in the Chamonix valley.

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This high mountain area is fully equipped for your safety and comfort, offering breath-taking views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding massif. Access is by two cable car journeys, each taking 10 minutes.  The Aiguille du Midi is well known as the start of the famous Vallee Blanche off-piste ski run over the glaciers and is also one of the access routes to climbing Mont Blanc (4811m).

The cable car ride is easily planned and is suitable for all ages (except for those who are advised to avoid altitude and for children under two years of age). It is advisable to book in advance during the high tourist seasons, you will be given a departure time for which you should arrive 10 minutes beforehand. If you are doing a return trip, you will also be given a boarding card specifying your return cabin number.

At the top of the cable car there are number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. Wrap up warm - even in summer, the temperature at the summit can be as low as -10ºC. Sunglasses and sun cream are also recommended.

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Directions

Getting to the base station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car is easy on foot from Chamonix centre, or by bus is you get off at the Chamonix Sud terminus. There is also a train stop at the opposite end of the road to the lift station and the 'Petit Train' which drives around town stops here too. 

Also see: Maps of Chamonix, France

When to come

Take a look at all the winter lift opening dates and timetables

How to get passes

You can buy lift passes at the ticket office once you arrive, or buy a pass in advance on line. See all the Winter Lift Prices

Booking restrictions

Elderly Access Yes, up to mid-station unless not recommended by doctor
Babies Yes, up to mid-station from 24 months, unless not recommended by doctor. Summit not permitted to children under 3 years.
Wheelchair Access Yes
Disabled toilets Yes, at base-station and at the summit. Not available at Plan Praz
Dogs No
Parapentes Yes, but not during July/August
Mountain Bikes No
Car Parking Yes
(paid at Grepon) 
Lockers No
Reservations Required Recommended during peak season
Sports & Activities Walking from the Plan de l'Aiguille (Aiguille du Midi mid-station), Alpinism and access to the Mont-Blanc from the summit


Location: Chamonix - Centre



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