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Best Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix

Discover & book Chamonix lift-passes



About Chamonix ski pass prices

See our Ski Pass Options guide for full details on which passes to buy and our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons. For all ski-pass price comparisons, read on.

Popular ski passes
There are three main types of 'Chamonix Ski Area' passes: the Mont-Blanc Unlimited (MBU) is a full area pass, including neighbouring resorts; the Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) is a local area pass suited to beginners and short breaks; the Rapid Card is a prepaid, pay-as-you-go, non-consecutive, multi-day loyalty pass. The most popular ski passes are the 6-day Mont Blanc Unlimited ones, which are suitable for most visitors to Chamonix.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass 2018/19
15-64 yrs
6 Days: €315
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
6 Days: €267.80
6 Days: €976.60

How to buy ski passes
You can buy your pass online but, before you buy anything, we recommend you check the weather forecast and/or speak to your accommodation provider, who should be able to advise you on the best options.

Read our separate page for Summer Lift Pass Prices.

Ski season prices & dates

The Chamonix ski season generally runs from late November to the beginning of May each year. For the 2018/19 season, the dates are November 17th 2018 to May 1st 2019. Depending on the conditions, there are the are three season bands which apply to lift-pass prices.

Early Main Late
November 24th -
December 21st 2019
December 22nd 2018 - April 5th 2019 April 6th -
May 1st 2019

Unless otherwise stated, ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:

  • A hands-free pass is required and costs €3 (non-refundable, although you can recharge the card on subsequent use)
  • Photo is required for all 10-day passes 10 and over
  • Kids under 5 ski for free, while there are discounted passes for persons over 80 years old
  • Ski passes include free access to the Chamonix Bus valley bus services
  • Longer duration ski passes are available to buy either online or in resort
  • All prices shown are a guide only, to be confirmed at time of booking; further terms & conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax

Ski Lift Opening Dates in Chamonix

Mont-Blanc Unlimited (MBU) ski passes

The Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass (MBU) is valid for Brevent-FlégèreGrands MontetsBalme (Tour-Vallorcine)Les HouchesAiguille du MidiMontenvers-Mer de Glace train, and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc, as well as all the beginner areas in the valley. It also offers access to ski areas outside the Chamonix Valley: Evasion Mont-Blanc (accessed from Saint Gervais or Megève – with a 2-day MBU pass and over), Courmayeur and the Skyway Monte Bianco in Italy (with a 2-day MBU pass and over) and Verbier 4 Vallées in Switzerland (50% discount with a 6-day MBU pass and over).

Mont Blanc Unlimited (MBU) Ski Passes 2018/19 (€)
prices per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
1 Day 65 55.30
2 Day 128 108.80
3 Day 189 160.70
4 Day 242 205.70
5 Day 290 246.50
6 Day 315 267.80
7 Day 351 298.40

3 to 21-day MBU passes also include:

  • Unlimited access to the Richard Bozon sports centre (swimming pool, sauna, hammam, fitness room), the ice rink in Chamonix (including skate), Les Houches ice rink and the museums in the Chamonix Valley. For passes from 3 to 21 days 
  • One Luge Alpine Coaster descent per person per day at Les Planards ski area on passes from 3 to 21 days
  • Discounted €3.50 access to the local Chamonix cinema
  • One entry to the QC Terme Chamonix spa
  • Reduced rates at the Mont Blanc Tunnel on passes from 2 to 21 days

Ski Areas in Chamonix

Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) ski passes

The Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) is valid for Brevent-FlégèreGrands MontetsBalme (Tour-Vallorcine), as well as the beginner areas of La Vormaine, La PoyaLes Chosalets, Le Savoy and Les Planards.

Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) Ski Passes 2018/19 (€)
prices per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
4 Hour 47 40
1 Day 53 45.10
2 Day 102.50 87.10
3 Day 149.50 127.70
4 Day 196 166.60
5 Day 242 205.70
6 Day 265 225.30
7 Day 301 255.90

Ski Areas in Chamonix

Family Ski Passes

There are special rates on ski-passes in Chamonix for families comprising at least two adults (parents or grandparents) and two children. Additional children are free, up to a maximum of 3 extra, after which the usual child prices apply.

CLP = Chamonix Le Pass (Local area); MBU = Mont-Blanc Unlimited Pass (Full area)

Chamonix Family Ski Passes 2018/19 (€)
2 adults + 2 children
Main Season Early / Late Season
Nov. 24th - Dec. 21st / Apr. 5th - May 1st
1 Day CLP 164.40 131.40
MBU 201.60 201.60
2 Day CLP 317.70 -
MBU 396.80 317.40
3 Day CLP 463.50 -
MBU 586 317.40
4 Day CLP 607.60 -
MBU 750.20 600.20
5 Day CLP 750.20 -
MBU 899 719.20
6 Day CLP 821.60 -
MBU 976.60 781.20

Beginners ski-passes

There are a number of valley-level lying beginner ski areas where you can try your hand at ski or get the kids going. Tickets can be bought on site at the ticket offices. In some places, there are special rates for students and seniors – ask at the ticket desk for details. Beginner ski areas are at low altitude and can be closed earlier than higher parts of the main ski area.

Beginner Ski Pass - Chamonix 2017/18 (€)
prices per person
15-64 yrs
5-14 yrs
Le Savoy 4hr 17.50 15 -
1 Day 19.10 16.20 59.20
Les Planards 4hr 20.50 18.50 -
1 Day 22.50 20.50 71
La Vormaine 4hr 12.70 9.80 -
1 Day 17 13.40 54.10
Les Chosalets 4hr 12 9.50 -
1 Day 15 12 -
Le Poya 4hr 11.90 9.10 -
1 Day 15.50 12.40 -
Le Tourchet 4hr 11 - -
1 Day 16 - -

Beginner Ski Areas in Chamonix

Discounted ski-passes

Discounted lift-passes for non-families or groups in Chamonix are limited to early and late season price reductions when snow cover is less certain.

Cross-country ski-passes

These ski-passes are on sale at the cross-country ski lodges in ChamonixLes HouchesVallorcine and Argentiere

Cross Country Ski Pass - Chamonix 2017/18 (€)

prices per person
Adult Child
1 Day 10 5
1 Day
Carte d'Hôte cardholders
8.20 4
7 Day 40 19
Season 63 26
Nordic Pass 74 118 40
Nordic Pass Rhône-Alpes*** 150 45

The Nordic Pass 74 gives access to all the circuits in the Haute-Savoie, as well as a 50% discount in Suisse Romande (Switzerland) and Val d'Aosta (Italy). The Nordic Pass Rhône-Alpes gives access to 83 circuits in the 7 departments of the region: Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Savoie and Haute-Savoie. Discounts are available for the season and Nordic passes from 1st October to mid-November when booked online at Haute-Savoie Nordic. Pass also gives one access to swimming pool or ice rink per day.

Cross-country Skiing in Chamonix

Season passes

CLP = Chamonix Le Pass (Local area); MBU = Mont-Blanc Unlimited Pass (Full area) 

Chamonix Season Pass 2018/19 (€)

prices per person

15-64 yrs
Junior / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
2 adults + 2 children
CLP 1181 1003.90 2952.50

Annual passes

CLP = Chamonix Le Pass (Local area); MBU = Mont-Blanc Unlimited Pass (Full area) 

Chamonix Annual Lift Passes 2018/19 (€)
prices per person
26+ yrs
CLP 1468
MBU 2228
2 adults
CLP 2936
MBU 4456
5-25 yrs
CLP 1247.80
MBU 1893.80

Booking cable car time slots

At certain times of the year, it is necessary to book your time slot on certain lifts, ahead of time. This includes mainly the Aiguille du Midi in peak holiday seasons. When the online booking isn't available for either of these, you can still book in advance at one of the lift pass offices in resort. 

Maps of Chamonix

Other passes

The Mont Blanc Rapid Card is a subscription-based annual card that gives you access to all the Compagnie du Mont Blanc lifts including Les Houches, the Aiguille du Midi, the Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train, the Tramway du Mont Blanc and those starting in Megeve in both summer and winter. Benefit from special, discounted daily rates for adults, children, families and students when purchasing the €50 card (€25 when bought between December 1st and 21st 2018). This is a pay-as-you-go service and your account is debited on a weekly basis, calculated depending on where and when you've used it. Other discounts include a free pass every 7th day and special offers that they will communicate by email.

Mont-Blanc Rapid Card Winter 2018/19 (€)
Price per day
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / +65 yrs
2 adults + 1-4 children
High Season
Dec. 22nd 2018 - Apr. 4th 2019
50.50 42.90 143.90
Low Season
Dec.1st - 21st 2018 & Apr. 5th - May 5th 2019
40.40 34.30 115.10

There are separate rates for Les Houches and Megeve. Discounts for students aged 18 to 30 are available upon presentation of a student card. The Mont Blanc Rapid Card is valid from December 1st 2018 to November 30th 2019. 

Ski insurance

Prices shown above are without insurance, which you can add on when buying online or at the Ski Pass Offices in the valley. E-gloo ski insurance covers you for rescue and evacuation (search and rescue costs), ski pass reimbursement (and ski lessons if unused) and offers additional benefits. It costs €3 per day for 1-5 days duration or €18 total for 6-21 days duration.

Ski Insurance for Chamonix

More inspiration...

Read more about the ski lift system in Chamonix and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.