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Summer Lifts in Chamonix

Discover the Chamonix summer lifts & areas

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There are six separate lift systems spread throughout the Chamonix Valley, all offering access to a wide variety of activities. Familiarise yourself with the lift system by taking a look below where you'll find information on access and restrictions and more information about each lift station.

In summer, the lift pass prices and the lift pass options are slightly different, with some lifts open to pedestrians or mountain bikers only and others open to both - it is worth checking which lifts you can use before setting off. Paragliders also have access to a number of lifts throughout the summer.

Open in both the winter and summer seasons you can use the lift system to access all the different areas of the Chamonix Valley, giving you the opportunity to enjoy all the activities the mountains have to offer. 

Lifts will stop running in the case of high winds and bad weather, but you can check on this before you head out by looking at the live lift status

If you're looking for winter lift access head over to our ski lift system guide, ski pass prices and ski pass options

Lift Access & Restrictions
  Aiguille du Midi Montenvers/Mer de Glace Tramway du Mont Blanc Grands Montets Brévent & Flégère Le Tour & Vallorcine Les Houches
Elderly Access Yes, up to mid-station unless not recommended by a doctor Yes, although access to the ice caves has hundreds of steps Yes, but difficult access at Nid d'Aigle Yes, up to top station unless not recommended by a doctor Yes, unless not recommended by a doctor
Babies Yes, up to mid-station from 24 months, unless not recommended by a doctor. Summit not permitted to children up to three years Yes, from 12 months Yes, from 12 months at Col de Voza and from 24 months at Nid d'Aigle Yes, from 18 months old to mid-station, not advised for children under three to go to the top Yes, Planpraz and Flégère from 12 months, Brévent and Index from 24 months Yes, from 12 months Yes, from six months
Wheelchair Access Yes, please contact ahead of visit for groups of four chairs plus. No access to ice caves Yes, up to the Col de Voza, two wheelchairs per train Yes, if accompanied to mid-station only Yes, all cable cars and gondolas, not on Index chairlift Yes, at Prarion. No at Bellevue
Disabled Toilets Yes, at base-station and summit. Not available at Plan Praz X Yes, at the Col de Voza Yes, at mid-station Yes, at Plan Praz and Flégère, but not at the summit of Brévent Yes, at Charamillon Yes, at the bottom of Prarion
Dogs X Yes, must be kept on a lead Yes, must be kept on a lead Yes, must be kept on a lead Yes, but prohibited in the nature reserve Yes, must be kept on a lead Yes, must be kept on a lead
Parapentes Yes, but not during July/August X X No, but speed-riding possible in winter No, but speed-riding possible in winter
Mountain Bikes X X First and last train of the day in summer only, limited numbers
Car Parking Yes, paid at Grepon Yes, other side of the road at Planards Yes, Brévent is paid and Flégère is free
Reservations Required Recommended during peak season No, except groups X Top cable car in winter only X X X

More inspiration...

Find your way around with our maps for summer hiking and walking or the mountain biking and read more about even more summer activities in Chamonix

If you're looking for winter lift access head over to our ski lift system guideski pass prices and ski pass options