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Summer Lifts in Chamonix

Discover the Chamonix summer lifts & areas


If you're looking for winter prices see Ski Pass Prices; or winter Ski Lift Guide for information about the ski lifts. For details about the Summer Lift System, read on...

In Summer, the Summer Lift Pass Prices and the Summer Lift Pass Options are slightly different, with some lifts open to pedestrians or mountain bikers only and others open to both pedestrians and mountain bikers - it is worth checking the 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 season you can use the lift system to access all the different areas of the Chamonix Valley, giving you the opportunity to enjoy all the Winter and Summer activities the mountains have to offer. 

Lifts will stop running in the case of high winds of 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 & Ski Pass Options

Lift Access and Restrictions
  Aiguille du Midi Montenvers / Mer de Glace Tramway du Mont Blanc Grands Montets Brevent & Flegere Le Tour & Vallorcine Les Houches
Yes, up to mid-station unless not recommended by doctor Yes, although access to the ice cave has hundreds of steps Yes, but difficult access at Nid d'Aigle Yes, up to top-station unless not recommended by doctor Yes Yes Yes, unless not recommended by doctor
Babies Yes, up to mid-station from 24 months, unless not recommended by doctor. 
Summit not permitted to children under 3 years.
Yes, from 12 months Yes, from 12 months at Col de Voza & from 24 months at Nid d'Aigle Yes from 18 months old to mid station, not advised for children under 3 to go to the top Yes, Planpraz & Flegere from 12 months,
Brevent & Index from 24 months
Yes, from 12 months Yes, from 6 months old
Wheelchair Access Yes Yes, please advise ahead of visit for groups for more than four chairs. No access to ice cave Yes, up to the Col de Voza 2 wheelchairs per train Yes if accompanied to mid station only Yes - to all cable cars and gondolas, not possible on Index chairlift Yes Yes at Prarion, No at Bellevue
Yes, at base-station and at the summit. Not available at Plan Praz No Yes at the Col de Voza Yes at mid station Yes at Plan Praz and Flegere but not at summit of Brevent Yes, at Charamillon Yes at the bottom of Prarion
Dogs No Yes, must be kept on lead Yes, must be kept on lead Yes, must be kept on lead Yes, but prohibited in the nature reserve Yes, must be kept on lead Yes, must be kept on lead
Parapentes Yes, but not during July/August No No Yes Yes No (but Speed-riding possible in winter) No (but Speed-riding possible in winter)
No No First & last train of the day in summer only, numbers limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
(paid at Grepon) 
Yes (other side of road at Planards) Yes Yes Yes (Brevent - paid, Flegere free) Yes Yes
Lockers No No No No No No No
Reservations Required Recommended during peak season No, except groups No Top cable car in winter only No No No


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Find your way around with our maps for summer hiking & 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 & Ski Pass Options

Breath-taking views of Mont Blanc & the start of various mountain routes

Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix Centre

Cable car & chair lift giving access to lots of great hiking trails

La Flegere, Chamonix - Le Praz

South-facing mountain with amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif

Le Brevent, Chamonix - Town

Summer lifts giving you access to the Swiss border, hiking & MTB trails

Le Tour & Vallorcine, Chamonix Valley

A small chair lift giving you views over Les Bossons Glacier

Les Bossons Glacier, Chamonix - Les Bossons

Head up to get great views of the Argentiere glacier

Les Grands Montets, Chamonix - Argentiere

Gondola access to MTB & hiking trails and the Tour du Mont Blanc route

Les Houches Summer Lifts

Everything you need to know about a visit to this iconic glacier & railway

Mer de Glace & Montenvers Cog Railway, Chamonix

A gondola ride across the glaciers high above the Chamonix valley

Panoramic Gondola - Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

A classic tramway from St Gervais Le Fayet up to the Nid d'Aigle

Tramway du Mont-Blanc, Les Houches

Journey up to the Emosson Dam just over the Swiss border

Verticalp Funiculars & Train, Chatelard

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