Lift Pass at Chamonix (Chamonix le Pass)
This provides entry to the three main ski areas and the beginners slopes (excluding cable car at Grands Montets). The Lift Pass Unlimited provides access to all of Chamonix’s ski areas, the sightseeing lifts and trains – Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers train and Mont-Blanc tramway.
Within the Chamonix valley, commute between the different ski areas is made possible with the help of frequent shuttle buses. Both the lift pass and the guest pass (supplied by the accommodation provider) provide free access to these shuttle buses.
With the unlimited pass one can capture Mont-Blanc experience in one trip!
The Aiguille du Midi cable car – This cable car takes one from 1035m at the centre of Chamonix to 3842m above giving an all around view of the Mont-Blanc chain.
Brevent Cable car– Covering the south facing areas with views of the Mont-Blanc range, this cable car take syou to 2525m above.
Flegere cable car – This is the starting point for a number of hikes. Great views from the Praz Village at around 1900m.
Montenvers Train – This takes one up to 1913m above to the Montenvers site. This is a rack and pinion rail system. The views include Mer de Glace glacier, the drus and the Grands Jorasses.
Mont-Blanc tramway – The route covered by this is between Fayet or Saint Gervais to Nid d’Aigle (over 2300m above). Can get good views of the Bionnassay glacier.
Le Tour – Charamillon lift– The Charamillon and Balme gondolas and the Autannes chairlift take one up to view the Chamonix valley and the Mont-Blanc range from a different angle. It starts from the village of Le Tour and Vallocirne.
Grands Montets cable car – Starting from the Argentiere village, the Lognan cable car (over 1900m) and the Grands Montets cable car (3300m) takes to viewing points covering Argentiere Glacier, the Aiguilles Rouges, Mont-Blanc and the Drus.
Les Bossons Chairlift – This is new. To view the Bossons Glacier, this starts from the top of Bossons village and transports one to over 1400m above. This is the departure point for two of the hikes – The Pyramids and the Junction.
Hiking in Chamonix –
At the foot of the glaciers, there are over 350 Km of well maintained hiking trails both low and high altitude types.
The Tour of Mont Blanc affords splendid mountain sceneries, pastures, glaciers and routes. READ MORE…
Skiing / Snowboarding in Chamonix, France:
Skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix are open from December to May and is not available in summer.
The Ski areas here are –
White Valley (Vallee Blanche) – Glacier skiing. Easiest route is conducive to skiers comfortable on red runs. READ MORE…