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Best Summer Lift Pass Options in Chamonix

Discover the top Chamonix summer lift-pass choices


    About Chamonix Summer Lift Pass Options

    About Chamonix Summer Lift Pass Options

    If you're looking for prices see Ski Pass Prices; or non-skiers/summer Lift Pass Prices. For an explanation of the different summer lift passes available, read on...

    There are three main types of 'Chamonix Summer' passes:

    • Mont-Blanc Multipass - Full area pass including the resorts of Brevent, Flegere, Grands Montets, Balme/Le Tour, Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers Train, Tramway du Mont-Blanc, Les Houches, Saint Gervais and Megève as well as the Bossons chairlift
    • Parapente Pass - Sports paragliding pass including lifts in the Aiguille du Midi, Brevent, Flegere, Grands Montets and Les Houches
    • VTT Pass - Mountain bike pass including the lifts in Le Tour/Balme and Les Houches

    Lift passes are available from the base of each lift station and the Montenvers railway cash desk. You can also buy the Mont Blanc Multipass lift passes online. Don't forget that your lift pass also provides you with free access to the bus services that run throughout the Chamonix Valley so you can leave your car at home!

    Find out the opening dates and times for the Chamonix summer lifts and check Live Lift status

    Summer lift-passes

    For walkers, hikers and runners The Mont Blanc Multipass is the ideal option for summer lift access. The pass can be bought from any of the lift stations and is valid in the Brevent-Flegere area, Les Houches area, Grands Montets area, Balme/ Le Tour Vallorcine area, Aiguille du Midi (except Panoramic Mont-Blanc and Helbronner /Skyway Monte Bianco), Montenvers Mer de Glace train (train + ice cave visit), Tramway du Mont-Blanc and Les Bossons glacier chairlift. PLUS the neighbouring resorts of St Gervais and Megeve.

    The Pass can be bought for 1 to 21 consecutive days, 2 to 15 non-consecutive days or a whole season. Find all the latest details on our Summer Lift Pass Prices page.

    Advantages of the Mont Blanc Multipass

    • Free access to the Les Bossons chairlift
    • Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster: one single descent free for one purchased
    • Tourist Train in Chamonix: special rate
    • Courmayeur (Italy): Access to high altitude swimming pool and 50% off ski-lift prices (except Funivie Skyway Monte Bianco)
    • Jardin des Cimes in Passy: -40% off entry ticket price
    • Cinema Vox Chamonix: 3.50€ ticket instead of 9€ ticket (valid for passes 2 to 21 days)

    Mountain bike lift-passes

    The Chamonix valley has plenty of high peaks, steep faces and wooded trails making it ideal for downhill and cross-country or enduro mountain-biking. You can buy a 1-day VTT pass for either Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme or both. Catch the bike bus or the train, or ride between each area.  Please note: Mountain bikes are not permitted at all on the Montenvers train or the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Passes are available from the base of any of the Lift Pass Offices.

    Also see: Mountain Biking in Chamonix, France

    Paragliding passes

    The Chamonix Valley is a paraglider's paradise. On a sunny day, you can spot dozens of paragliders leisurely flying above the peaks and glaciers. There is a specific summer pass for paragliders, the Parapente Pass. You can buy a 1-day Parapente pass for either Aiguille du Midi, Grands Montets, Brévent-Flégère, Les Houches or all of them. Bear in mind that parapenting from the Aiguille du Midi is forbidden in July and August.

    Also see: Paragliding in Chamonix, France

    More inspiration...

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

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