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Best Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix

Discover the Chamonix lift-pass prices

About Chamonix Ski Pass Prices

Chamonix skipass prices vary based on ski area coverage, time of the season, and duration. There are also special rates for pedestrian passes and family ski passes. You can buy your ski pass online, directly via the lift-company, collect your ski passes in resort, or have them delivered.

Popular ski passes
There are three main types of 'Chamonix Ski Area' passes: the Mont-Blanc Unlimited (MBU) - full area pass, including neighbouring resorts; the Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) local area pass, suited to beginners and short breaks; and the Rapid Card 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 2016/17
15-64 yrs
6 Days: €299
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
6 Days: €254.20
6 Days: €927

How to buy ski passes
You can buy your pass online but before you buy anything we recommend you check the weather forecasts on arrival and/or speak to your accommodation provider, who should be able to advise you of the best options. That way you avoid spending money if the weather will be inclement or on the wrong kind of pass for your needs.

Also see our Ski Pass Options article for full details on the most suitable passes to buy, or read on for all ski-pass prices comparisons. We have a separate page for Summer Lift Pass Prices.

Ski season prices & dates

The Chamonix ski season generally runs from late November to beginning of May each year. For the 2016/17 season the dates are 26th November 2016 to 1st May 2017. Depending on the conditions, there are the are three season bands which apply to lift-pass prices.

Early Main Late
26th November to
16th December 2016
17th December 2016
to 7th April 2017
8th April to
1st May 2017

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

  • Hands-free pass is required and costs 3 Euros (non-refundable, although you can re-charge the card on subsequent use)
  • Photo is required for all passes 10 days and over
  • Kids under 5 years ski free; discounted pay-for passes exist for Veterans over 80 years old
  • Includes Chamonix Bus: free access to the valley bus services
  • Longer duration ski passes are available to buy either online or in resort
  • All prices shown are a guide only, confirmed at time of booking; further terms & conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax

Also see: Ski Lift Opening Dates in Chamonix

Individual ski-passes

The Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass (MBU) is valid for; Brevent-FlégèreGrands MontetsBalme-Tour-VallorcineAiguille du MidiMontenvers Mer de Glace trainTramway du Mont-BlancLes HouchesCourmayeurVerbier 4 Vallées, Skyway Monte Bianco in Italy and Evasion Mont-Blanc - St Gervais, Les Contamines or Megève. Access to the Grands-Montets cable car is included, reservation is compulsory in winter: book online or at one of the Ski Pass Offices.

The Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) pass is valid for: Brevent-Flegere, Grands Montets (summit not included), Balme-Tour-Vallorcine, Vormaine, Chosalets, Savoy, Planards. Access to the Grands-Montets cable car is charged an extra 10€ per trip. Reservation is compulsory in winter: book online or at one of the Ski Pass Offices.

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

Chamonix Ski Passes 2016/17 (€)
prices per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
4hr CLP 45 38.30
1 Day CLP 50.50 42.90
MBU 62 52.70
2 Day CLP 98 83.30
MBU 122 103.70
3 Day CLP 142 120.70
MBU 180 153
4 Day CLP 186 158.10
MBU 230 195.50
5 Day CLP 230 195.50
MBU 275 233.80
6 Day CLP 252.50 214.60
MBU 299 254.20
7 Day CLP 287 244
MBU 333.50 283.50

Also see: 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 grand-parents) 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)

Family Ski Passes - Chamonix 2016/17 (€)
Type Main Season Early / Late Season
1 Day CLP 156.50 125.20
MBU 192.20 192.20
2 Day CLP 303.80 -
MBU 378.20 302.60
3 Day CLP 440.20 -
MBU 558 302.60
4 Day CLP 576.60 -
MBU 713 570.40
5 Day CLP 713 -
MBU 852.60 682
6 Day CLP 782.70 -
MBU 927.00 741.50
7 Day CLP 889.80 -
MBU 1033.90 -

Beginners ski-passes

Although you can learn on the upper slopes in Chamonix, with one of the main passes, when conditions permit there are a number of lower lying beginner ski areas where you can try your hand, or get the kids going.

All 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 other, higher parts of the main ski area.

Beginner Ski Pass - Chamonix 2016/17 (€)
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 - -

Also see: 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 patchier and 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 2016/17 (€)
prices per person
Adult Child
1 Day 10 5
1 Day* 8.20 4
7 Day 40 19
Season 60 26
Nordic Pass 74** 100 34
Nordic Pass Rhône-Alpes*** 145 38

*Discount given to all Carte d'Hôte card holders. **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). ***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 on season and Nordic passes from 1st October to mid November when booked online at Haute-Savoie NordicPass also gives one access to swimming pool or ice rink per day.

Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Chamonix

Season passes

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

Ski Season Pass - Chamonix 2016/17 (€)
prices per person
Buy Early After 1st December
26-64 yrs
CLP 740 1135
MBU 994 1731

Pay-As-You-Go Pass - Chamonix Rapid Card 2016/17 (€)
1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017
This is a subscription based annual card gives access to all the Compagnie du Mont Blanc lifts including those starting in Megeve, the Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train & the Tramway du Mont Blanc (except the Panoramic Mont Blanc) in both summer and winter
Special daily rates for adults, children, families, and students (winter only)
Every 7th day is free, your account is debited on a weekly basis for whatever you've used on it
Winter Day Rate - €48/day (full-price would be €62)
Summer Day Rate - €34/day (full-price would be €61)

Annual passes

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

Annual Lift Passes - Chamonix 2016/17 (€)
prices per person
Buy Early After 1st December
26+ yrs
CLP 926 1411
MBU 1226 2141
4-25 yrs
CLP 787.10 1199.40
MBU 1042 1819

Other passes

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 the Aiguille du Midi (in peak holiday seasons) the Tramway du Mont Blanc in summer and the Grands Montets Top cable-car (in winter). 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. 

Ski insurance

Prices shown above are without insurance, which you can add on when buying on line 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) & offers additional benefits. It costs 3 euros per day for 1-5 days duration, or 18 euros total for 6-21 days duration.

Also see: 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. 

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