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Planards Beginner Ski Lifts, Chamonix - Centre

Beginner ski area with 4 ski lifts, close to the town centre


The Planards ski area is the lowest of the ski areas in Chamonix and is easily accessible from the centre of town. 

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Planards lifts are typically open from mid-December to mid-April every year.  It has 4 lifts - two short drag lifts giving access to their own green pistes and a 4 person chairlift giving access to a blue and a red piste. 

There is also a bar & restaurant on site, ski school and ski or snowboard hire. 


Planards is easily accessible on foot from the centre of Chamonix, by one of the winter buses, the 'Petit Train' or by car. There is a large car park at Planards, or additional parking is also available at the underground car park at Place Mont Blanc, just a short walk away. 

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. Also included in the cost of your ski pass is 1 ride on the Alpine Luge rollercoaster.