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Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix

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Chamonix is one of the oldest and most legendary ski areas in the world with around 150km of pistes spread over several different resorts and what is perhaps the most famous backcountry terrain on the globe: the Mont Blanc massif. This ensures that buying a Chamonix lift pass is money well spent!

To start with, be aware there are two main types of ski pass to choose from:

  1. Chamonix Le Pass pass - the cheaper, local area pass, offering access to the three main Chamonix Valley ski areas; suitable for beginners
  2. Mont Blanc Unlimited pass - whole area pass, offering unlimited access to the Chamonix Valley and beyond

In our experience, most people visiting Chamonix stay for a week, which means that 6-day ski passes are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.

To qualify for the prices shown, you must buy your passes online at least one day in advance.

Chamonix 6-Day Ski Pass Prices - 2022/23
Cheapest Lift Pass Biggest Lift Pass
Chamonix Le Pass
Adult (15-64 yrs)
Mont Blanc Unlimited
Adult (15-64 yrs)

Season dates in Chamonix

About Chamonix ski pass prices

When can you ski in Chamonix with your ski pass?
The Chamonix ski season runs from last week in November to early May. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open. Therefore, there are three season bands that apply to lift-pass prices:

Chamonix Season Dates - 2022/23
Early Season "First Snow" High Season Late Season "Spring Skiing"
3rd December - 16th December 2022 17th December 2022 - 31st March 2023

1st April - 10th April 2023

Season Dates in Chamonix

How much are ski passes in Chamonix?

About Chamonix ski pass prices

It depends. Ski pass prices in Chamonix change according to whether you choose the local or full area pass, your age, the number of days you want to ski for, the time of year and the area you want to ski in.

How to buy your Chamonix ski pass
You can buy your Chamonix lift pass online and then collect it in resort or have it delivered to your home.

Deals & discounted ski passes in Chamonix

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Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Chamonix?
You bet there are! Chamonix offers discounted ski passes for families, beginners, disabled skiers, those coming late in the ski season...

If you are looking to save money on your lift-pass, make sure you're check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, so it's worth reading our guide below to give you some insights, depending on your circumstances.

What are the best ways to save money on Chamonix ski passes?
Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts
Buy Group or Family packs if eligible, buying all passes together
Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort
Buy six-day passes, for a better per day rate over shorter durations
Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer ski options

Family ski passes
The Chamonix Family Ski Pass is far cheaper than buying ski passes individually. It is available for families comprising two adults (parents or grandparents) and two children (5 to 14 years old) – any additional children are free, up to a total of five. You can choose your family discount for the Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) or the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass (MBU). They are available from one to 21 days. For all children’s passes, it is required to bring proof of date of birth to the ski pass office.

To qualify for the prices shown, you must buy your passes online at least one day in advance.

Family Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix - 2022/23
2 Adults + 2 Children
Pass Type Per Family
1 Day CLP 192.20
MBU 235.60
2 Days CLP 359.60
MBU 449.60
3 Days CLP 539.40
MBU 682.00
4 Days CLP 706.80
MBU 877.40
5 Days CLP 868.00
MBU 1054.00
6 Days CLP 961.00
MBU 1131.60

Early bird discount
Every year, the lift pass company offers an early bird discount on all lift pass purchases for certain weeks of the season (excludes Christmas, New Year and February school holidays). If you already have your holiday planned, then you can make significant savings if you buy your pass before the end of November.

Early and late season discounts
Early and late season discounts are available both on the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass and the Chamonix Le Pass. Worth bearing in mind that snow cover can be less certain at the start and end of the season, so there may be a reduced ski area available. 

Short break deals
If you fancy a short break early or late in the season, then you can also benefit from the special '3 for the price of 2' offer. Skis for three days, only pay for two, perfect for a weekend getaway!

Beginner passes
If you're not quite ready to ski in the upper parts of the Chamonix ski area, you'll be pleased to hear that there are a few beginner ski areas to choose from which are all easily accessible. Located on the valley floor, making them easy to access for everyone, they offer the perfect environment to try your hand at skiing for the first time or to get the kids going. Tickets can be bought at the individual ticket offices in each of the areas. In some places, there are special rates for students and seniors available – ask at the ticket desk for details. Due to the low altitude of many of the beginner ski areas, they tend to be the first to suffer from lack of snow at the start/end of season. However, there are additional beginner slopes in Les Houches, at the top of the Prarion gondola, as well as at Plan Praz (Brevent) so you will always find suitable slopes to learn on whenever you come to visit. 

Beginner Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix - 2022/23
Per person
Duration Adult
15-64 yrs
5-14 yrs
2Ad + 2Ch
Le Savoy* 4 Hours 20.60 17.50 -
1 Day 22.30 19 69.20
Les Planards 4 Hours 26 24 -
1 Day 27.50 25.50 -
La Vormaine 4 Hours 18.30 15.50 56.70
1 Day 21.40 18.10 66.30
Les Chosalets 4 Hours 13 10.50 -
1 Day 16 13 -
La Poya 4 Hours 15.70 12.50 -
1 Day 19.50 17 -
Le Tourchet 4 Hours 7-14 7-14 -
1 Day 19 19 -

*Savoy Beginner area lift tickets area are also valid on the Brévent gondola and the Funi 2000 lift at Plan Praz.

Veteran discounts
If you are aged 80 years or over, then you can benefit from significant discounts on the normal public pass rates. Proof of age will be required, as will a hands-free pass (€3).

Free ski passes in Chamonix

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Who can ski for free in Chamonix?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Chamonix...but only if you are under five years old.

Everyone aged under five
Children aged under five years old ski for free. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase. A €3 fee will be charged for the hands-free card.

Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass price list

Off-piste skiers on the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix

Where can you ski with a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass?
The Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass is the “all-singing, all-dancing” ski pass that gives you unlimited access to the Chamonix Valley and beyond. The Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is available from 1 to 21 days, as well as for the whole season. For the duration of your pass you will have:

  • Access to the Chamonix Valley ski areas, including Brévent-FlégèreBalme (Le Tour-Vallorcine)Grand Montets and Les Houches, as well as the beginner areas.
  • Access to the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Vallée Blanche. At peak holiday times, we recommend you book your cable car timeslot online or at the lift pass office ahead of time.
  • Access to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace train.
  • Access to the Tramway du Mont-Blanc.
  • Free and unlimited access to the Courmayeur ski area, in Italy, on passes for two days or more. To ski in Courmayeur, you need to go to the cash desk on your first visit to activate your ski pass, after which you can simply go straight through the turnstiles. There are shuttle buses operating between Chamonix and Courmayeur regularly. If you decide to drive to Courmayeur instead, the MBU ticket also entitles you to reduced rates on the cost of a Mont Blanc Tunnel ticket, which you need to purchase at the Montenvers lift pass office rather than at the tunnel itself.
  • Free and unlimited access to the Skyway Monte Bianco on passes for two days or more.
  • Unlimited access to the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area (from Saint Gervais or Megève) on passes for two days or more. If you're heading over to the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area and wish to ski in Les Contamines, you need to pass through one of the ticket offices in Megève or Saint Gervais first to register your pass. You only need to do this once, however, you will need to have used the pass in the Chamonix Valley before registering it over there. 
  • Unlimited access to Crans Montana (Switzerland).
  • -50% discount on 1-day 4 Vallées ski area ski pass for a maximum of one day per week (maximum of six days per season on season passes and six free one-day Verbier passes on annual passes). Verbier is only an hour by car from Chamonix (train and bus links also exist - approx 1h30 each way). You need to go to the cash desks in Verbier each time you ski there and be issued with a compatible day pass.
  • Unlimited access to the Richard Bozon sports centre (swimming pool, sauna, hammam, fitness room), the ice rink in Chamonix (including skate), Les Houches ice rink and the museums in the Chamonix Valley. On passes from 3 to 21 days.
  • Discounted access rate to the local Chamonix cinema on passes from 3 to 21 days.
  • Reduced rates at the Mont Blanc Tunnel on passes from 2 to 21 days.

Making the most of your Mont Blanc Unlimited pass means travelling, however, there are plenty of public transport options in the Chamonix Valley. Read our Getting Around Guide for more information on travel around and between the resorts.

Who should buy a Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass?
If backcountry exploring is your thing and you want the maximum variety of terrain available, then look no further. The Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass also suits intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to all sorts of different ski areas in three different countries (France, Switzerland and Italy) with over 1,000km of pistes, as well as those staying in Chamonix for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the almost 400 runs on offer.

To qualify for the prices shown, you must buy your passes online at least one day in advance.

Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass Prices - 2022/23
Per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
1 Day 76 64.60
2 Days 145 123.30
3 Days 220 187
4 Days 283 240.60
5 Days 340 289
6 Days 365 310.30
7 Days 406 345.10

Ski Area in Chamonix

Chamonix Le Pass ski pass price list

Season 2018/19 begins in Chamonix

Where can you ski with a Chamonix Le Pass?
The Chamonix Le Pass gives you access to the three main Chamonix Valley ski areas for a total of 104km of pistes: Brevent-FlegereBalme (Le Tour-Vallorcine) and Grand Montets, as well as the valley floor beginner areas (La VormaineLa PoyaLes ChosaletsLe Savoy and Les Planards). Chamonix Le Pass is available from 4 hours to 21 days.

Who should buy a Chamonix Le Pass?
If you prefer to stay on the groomed runs or venture off-piste within a secured area, then the Chamonix Le Pass is for you. This ski pass does not allow you to use the lifts in Les Houches or take the Aiguille du Midi cable car or the Montenvers train. The Chamonix Le Pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time.

To qualify for the prices shown, you must buy your passes online at least one day in advance.

Chamonix Le Pass Prices - 2022/23
Per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
4 Hours 54 45.90
1 Day 62 52.70
2 Days 116 98.60
3 Days 174 147.90
4 Days 228 193.80
5 Days 280 238
6 Days 310 263.50
7 Days 351 298.40

Ski Area in Chamonix

Pedestrian passes in Chamonix

Snowshoeing in Les Houches

How much are pedestrian passes in Chamonix?
You don't have to ski or board to enjoy the beautiful panoramas at altitude, as many of the lifts are also accessible to pedestrians in winter. You can purchase single or return trips on specific lifts and there are slight variations of these passes specifically for alpinists. Ask at any of the ticket desks for full details on all of the pass options available. Pedestrians can use the following lifts in winter: 

  • Gondolas: Brévent-Plan Praz, Flégère, Plan Joran, Le Tour, Vallorcine, Le Prarion.
  • Cable cars: Aiguille du Midi, Brévent, Bellevue.
  • Trains: Montenvers.

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Cross-country ski passes in Chamonix

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How much are cross-country ski passes in Chamonix?
You don't need lift access to reach the cross-country skiing areas, but you will need to buy a cross-country ski pass which will allow you access to all the trails in the valley. Your ticket will also give you free access to the ice skating rink and the Chamonix swimming pool on that day. These ski-passes are on sale at the cross-country ski lodges in ChamonixLes HouchesVallorcine and Argentiere

There are also season passes available. The Nordic Pass Haute Savoie gives access to all 24 cross-country ski areas in the Haute-Savoie, as well as a 50% discount in Suisse Romande (Switzerland) and Val d'Aosta (Italy). For die-hard cross-country fans, the Nordic Pass National will enable you to ski de fond anywhere across France (in domains that are affiliated to Nordic France), with the exception of the Haute Pyrénées and Pyrénées Atlantique. This also includes the night skiing mentioned above and 50% reduction in the Suisse Romande resorts. Discounts are available for the season and Nordic passes from 1st October to mid-November when booked online at Haute-Savoie Nordic. Pass also gives one access to the swimming pool or ice rink per day.

Cross-Country Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix - 2022/23
Per person
Adult Child
1 Day 10 5
1 Day
Carte d'Hôte holders
8 4
Afternoon (from 14:00) 7 3.90
Season Chamonix 70 25
Season Haute Savoie 147 52
Season National 210 75

Cross-country Skiing in Chamonix

Other passes in Chamonix

Cold temperatures and cold snow to start February in Chamonix

Mont Blanc Rapid Card 
The Mont Blanc Rapid Card is a subscription-based annual card that gives you access to all of the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc lifts, including all the ski areas in the Chamonix Valley plus Les Houches, Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers-Mer de Glace Train, Tramway du Mont Blanc and Megeve, both summer and winter. Benefit from special, discounted daily rates for adults, children, families and students when purchasing the €50 card (€25 when bought in December before high season starts). This is a pay-as-you-go service and your account is debited on a weekly basis, calculated depending on where and when you've used it.

Other discounts include a free pass every seventh day and various special offers that they will communicate directly by email. Discounts for students aged 18-30 are available upon presentation of a student card. The Mont Blanc Rapid Card is valid from 1st December to 30th November each year.

Mont-Blanc Rapid Card Prices - 2022/23
Per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / +65 yrs
2 adults + 1-4 children
High Season
Saturday before Christmas - first Friday in April
60.80 51.70 173.30
Low Season
late November - Friday before Christmas week / first Saturday in April - first Friday in May
48.60 41.30 138.60

Les Houches Pass
Situated 6km down the valley from Chamonix town, the family-friendly Les Houches ski area is perfect for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Les Houches is included in your Mont Blanc Unlimited pass. Alternatively, you can buy a separate pass that only covers only the Les Houches area. These are available from ski pass offices at the Bellevue and Prarion lift stations. Les Houches ski passes are available from 4 hours to 21 days, offering access to 31km of pistes. 

To qualify for the prices shown, you must buy your passes online at least one day in advance.

Ski Pass Prices in Les Houches - 2022/23
Per person
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
2 Adults + 2 Children
4 Hours 45 38.30 -
1 Day 50 42.50 155
2 Days 96 81.60 297.60
3 Days 138 117.30 427.80
4 Days 179 152.20 555
5 Days 219 186.20 679
6 Days 246 209.10 762.60

Annual & season passes in Chamonix

About Chamonix ski pass prices

How much are season and annual passes in Chamonix?
Chamonix season pass prices depend on your age, type of ski pass and when you purchase your lift pass, as there are deals and discounts to be enjoyed when buying it in advance. For the best 'early bird' discount, book online before the end of November.

Season Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix - 2022/23 

Per person

15-64 yrs
Junior / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
2 Adults + 1 Junior / Youth
Chamonix Le Pass 1,364
Mont Blanc Unlimited 2,080

*price if bought before 30/11/22.

Annual Ski Pass Prices in Chamonix - 2022/23

Per person

15-64 yrs
Junior / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
2 Adults + 1 Junior / Youth
Chamonix Le Pass 1,696
Mont Blanc Unlimited 2,573

*price if bought before 30/11/22.

Where to buy ski passes in Chamonix

Vallorcine Ski Pass Office

There are two main ways of purchasing your Chamonix ski pass: online and in resort.

How to buy your Chamonix ski passes online – A step-by-step guide
To save time and money, you can pre-order your Chamonix ski passes online. The process is really simple: 

  1. Click on the button below, which will take you to Chamonix's main lift pass website.
  2. Select the type of ski pass you want to purchase (Chamonix Le Pass or Mont Blanc Unlimited), the duration of the passes, your first ski day and the number of people, including their ages.
  3. Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
  4. State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't (a €3 fee will be added for the card).
  5. You can also choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
  6. Create an account with your personal details.
  7. Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 10 days for delivery outside France and 7 days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at the cash desk.
  8. Pay for your ski passes.

That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!

How to buy your Chamonix ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the lift ticket offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.

Ski Lifts/Areas & Skipass Offices in Chamonix

How ski passes work in Chamonix

About Chamonix ski pass prices

Ski passes in Chamonix are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading. Hands-free cards cost €3 in Chamonix, and this fee is not refundable, but they can be reloaded.

What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Chamonix hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.

Worth knowing – About Chamonix ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, Chamonix ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:

  • A hands-free pass costs €3 if you don't already have one to recharge.
  • Photo is required for all passes for 10 days and over.
  • Prices shown are for the main season.
  • Ski passes include free access to the Chamonix Bus valley bus services.
  • When buying ski insurance as part of your Chamonix ski pass purchase, either online or at the Ski Pass Offices in resort, it will be provided by e-gloo. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at €3 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
  • Longer duration ski passes available online and in resort

Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms and conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.

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Read about the ski lift system in Chamonix and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit. Or, if you're coming in the summer, take a look at our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons.

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