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Ski pass prices in Chamonix

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Chamonix has nearly 3km of vertical and the highest lift-accessed off-piste anywhere in the world. But Chamonix isn’t only for powder hounds and extreme riders. It’s a resort for all levels, and there are lift passes here to suit all types of winter sports enthusiasts.

For skiers and snowboarders, your main options are:

  • Chamonix Le Pass - gives you access to the Brévent-Flégère, Grands Montets and Balme ski areas
  • Mont Blanc Unlimited - covers all areas in the Chamonix valley, including the Aiguille du Midi lift (3,842m) and a whole lot more
  • Les Houches pass - gives you access to 31km of groomed pistes in the Les Houches resort, but nowhere else in the valley

A ski pass is the same thing as a lift pass - it's a credit card sized ticket that allows you to ride the lifts and ski the slopes in Chamonix.

Chamonix ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24 high season
Name of pass 1 day price for an adult 6 day price for an adult
Mont Blanc Unlimited pass 76 394
Chamonix Le Pass 62 334
Les Houches only 54 256

Most people buy a 6 day pass if they're coming for a week.

How and where to buy your ski pass

You can buy your Chamonix ski pass online and have it delivered to your home, or you can collect it from one of the ski pass offices in resort.

You can also buy your pass at any of the ski pass offices, but to get the best price we recommend you buy online at least three days in advance.

On top of the lift pass price, you’ll be asked to pay €3 for a hands-free card to use on the turnstiles. This goes for everyone, including children under five (who go free on the lifts).

Hang on to your card at the end of your holiday. You’ll be able to use it on future trips to Chamonix.

Don't forget to bring a copy of your receipt on holiday. If you lose your lift pass on the mountain, you'll need the receipt to get a replacement.

If you're coming for 10 days or more

Make sure you have a passport-sized photo for everyone in your party before you buy your lift pass.

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Season dates in Chamonix

Lifts usually open around the middle of December and close in April.

The winter season in Chamonix runs from 16 December 2023 to 5 May 2024. Because Chamonix is quite spread out, actual season dates may vary from ski area to ski area.

Early or late season skiing

Ski passes tend to be cheapest right at the beginning and end of the season, when snow cover is less guaranteed.

If you’re considering coming then, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on our Chamonix snow report and forecast for an up-to-date view of local conditions.

About Chamonix ski pass prices

The main ski passes in Chamonix

Unlike many resorts, Chamonix has a number of distinct ski areas. So the best pass for you depends on the type of terrain you like to ski, the abilities of your party and how much you're prepared to travel.

Mont Blanc Unlimited pass

The Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is for intermediate-to-expert skiers who want access to a wide range of challenging terrain, including the world-famous Vallée Blanche.

In total, you’ll get access to over 1,000km of pistes and ski areas in three different countries, including: 

On passes for 2 days or more, you’ll also get access to: 

The Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is available from 4 hours to 21 days. You can also get one for the whole season.

Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24
Duration Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
1 day 83 70.60
2 days 158 134.30
3 days 234 198.90
4 days 309 262.70
5 days 374 317.90
6 days 398 338.30
7 days 453 385.10

Chamonix Le Pass

The Chamonix Le Pass is for skiers or snowboarders who prefer to stay on groomed runs, or venture off-piste within a secured area. It gives you access to:

Les Houches, the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Montenvers train are not included.

Chamonix Le Pass is available from 4 hours to 21 days. You can also get one for the whole season.

Chamonix Le Pass ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24
Duration Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
4 hours 58 49.30
1 day 67 57
2 days 125 106.30
3 days 183 155.60
4 days 245 208.30
5 days 303 257.60
6 days 334 283.90
7 days 379 322.20

Les Houches pass

The Les Houches pass is ideal for families, beginners and skiers/snowboarders who are looking to progress beyond the nursery slopes. It gives you access to 31km of groomed pistes in the Les Houches resort - but nowhere else in the valley.

Les Houches is included in the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass.

The Les Houches ski pass is available from 4 hours to 21 days.

Les Houches ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24
Duration   Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
2 adults and 2+ children
4 hours 48.50 41.20  -
1 day 54 45.90 167.40
2 days 103 87.60 319.40
3 days 149 126.70 462
4 days 193 164.10 598.40
5 days 235 199.80 728.60
6 days 365 225.30 821.60

Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and may change. Further terms and conditions may apply.

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Discounted ski passes

These are our top tips for saving money on your ski pass.

  • Come early or late in the season
  • Buy a family pass
  • Buy before 30 November
  • Buy online at least 3 days in advance
  • Buy multiple days - you’ll get a much better day rate
  • Choose a Le Pass ticket over a Mont Blanc Unlimited ticket, or ski/snowboard in Les Houches only
Concessions and discounts on Chamonix ski passes
Name of pass Access Offer
Family ski passes All areas 2 adults and 1 child (5 to 14 years) pay full price, up to four additional children go free
Beginner passes Beginner ski areas, plus the Brévent gondola and the Funi 2000 lift at Plan Praz From €16 a day
Early bird discounts All areas Money off if you buy your tickets before 30 November - excludes Christmas, new year and Feb school holidays
Early and late season discounts All areas Money off when you come before 16 December or after 30 March
Short break deals All areas 3 days for the price of 2 - early or late season only
Veteran discounts All areas Money off for skiers over the age of 80
Pedestrian passes Certain lifts Money off for snowshoers, alpinists and non-skiers/snowboarders


Making The Most of Your Family Ski Holiday

Family ski passes in Chamonix

For families with two or more children over the age of five, a family ski pass is a great way to save money on what is often one of the most expensive parts of your trip to the mountains. 

With a family ski pass:

  • 2 adults and the first child (5 to 14 years) pay full price 
  • up to 4 other children go free - saving you as much as €300 per child over a week

You can get a family pass for any of the Chamonix ski areas.

Don’t forget to bring a passport or ID to the lift pass office to show how old your children are.

Family ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24
Duration Le Pass Mont Blanc Unlimited
1 day 207.80 257.40
6 days 1,035.40 1,233.80
MeriNannies Childcare, Meribel

Free ski passes in Chamonix

You heard it right, you can ski for free in Chamonix ... but only if you're under five years old.

You'll still need to pay €3 for a hands-free card to get through the turnstiles, but this can be used on subsequent visits to Chamonix. 

It's a good idea to take ID for your children when you buy a hands-free card. You may be asked to prove how old they are. 

Snowshoeing in Les Houches

If you're not skiing or snowboarding

Whether you want to go snow-shoeing, climbing, or watch the kids’ first ski lesson, a pedestrian pass lets you go up without skis or a snowboard.

You can get a pedestrian pass for any of the following lifts in Chamonix: 

  • Brévent-Plan Praz and the Brévent cable car
  • Flégère
  • Plan Joran
  • Le Tour
  • Vallorcine
  • Le Prarion
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • Bellevue
  • Montenvers train

Ask at any of the lift pass offices for prices.

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Cross-country ski passes in Chamonix

Prefer putting your heart through its paces on the flat? 

A cross-country ski pass in Chamonix lets you ski at any of the four Nordic skiing areas in the valley. 

You’ll also be able to use the swimming pool and ice skating rink in Chamonix. 

How and where to buy

You can buy your cross country ski pass online, or at any of the cross-country ski lodges in Chamonix, Les Houches, Vallorcine and Argentière.

Book before mid-November to save money.

Cross-country / Nordic ski pass prices (€) for 2023/24
Duration Adult Child
Afternoon from 14:00 7 3.90
1 day (with a guest card) 8 4
1 day 10 5
Season 90 25


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Annual and season passes in Chamonix

If you're planning to spend more than 21 days in the mountains this winter, you've got two options to save money on your lift journeys: 

  • buy a season pass (or annual pass if you're planning to stay for the summer)
  • buy a Mont Blanc Rapid card 

A season pass costs roughly the equivalent of a three week ski pass, so it's excellent value if you're staying in the valley for a while. You pay a fixed price and then ride the lifts as often or as little as you like.

To get the best price, you'll need to buy your season pass before 30 November 2023. Season pass prices nearly double after that date. For example, an adult Mont Blanc Unlimited season pass is €1,260 if you buy it early. After the early bird rate ends it goes up to €2,236. 

A Mont Blanc Rapid card is a pay-as-you-go service where:

  • you get around 20% off the cost of a daily lift pass on all of the Compagnie du Mont Blanc lifts
  • every seventh day is free
  • your account is debited weekly, rather than you having to pay at the kiosk each time you go up  

You'll need to buy a €50 card upfront.

Season and annual pass prices

Season pass prices (€) in Chamonix for 2023/24
Ski area Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
2 adults and 2+ children
Chamonix Le Pass 1,466 1,246.10 3,665
Mont Blanc Unlimited 2,236 1,900.60 5,590
Annual lift pass prices (€) in Chamonix for 2023/24
Ski area Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
2 adults and 2+ children
Chamonix Le Pass 1,466 1,246.10 2,392.50
Mont Blanc Unlimited 2,766 2,351.10 6,915

Mont Blanc Rapid card prices

Mont Blanc Rapid card price (€) per day for 2023/24
Season Adult
15 to 64 years
Child / Senior
5 to 14 years / 65 to 79 years
2 adults and 2+ children
High season
16 December 2023 to 29 March 2024
66.40 56.40 189.20
Low season
30 March to 5th May 2024
53.10 45.20 151.40
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Ski pass insurance in Chamonix

The prices on this page do not include insurance.

You’ll be given the option to add ski insurance when you buy your ski pass. This is provided by e-gloo and normally costs around €3 a day. 

You don’t have to buy insurance from the lift company, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a snow sports policy in place before you come skiing or snowboarding in Chamonix.  

Hopefully you’ll never have an accident. But if you have to be helicoptered off the mountain, or spend any time in hospital in France, you could end up with a huge bill.

More inspiration...

Once you've got your ski pass, why not check out the ski schools in Chamonix and book a ski lesson.  

If you're already dreaming of long hikes in the summer, why not check out our summer lift pass prices?