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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

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