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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! We've compiled the ultimate guide with everything you need to know about Chamonix ski passes, including prices, discounts and deals, so read on to pick the perfect pass for you.

How much are ski passes in Chamonix?

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

There are two main types of ski pass to choose from: the cheaper Chamonix Le Pass, offering access to the three main Chamonix Valley ski areas, and the larger Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass, offering unlimited access to the Chamonix Valley and beyond. Chamonix also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.

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.

Chamonix 6-Day Ski Pass Prices Winter 2019/20
Cheapest Lift Pass Biggest Lift Pass
Chamonix Le Pass
Adult (15-64 yrs)
6 Days from €327
Mont Blanc Unlimited
Adult (15-64 yrs)
6 Days from €275

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

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...

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 5. You can choose your family discount for the Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) or the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass (MBU). They are available from 1 to 21 days. For all children’s passes, it is advisable to bring proof of date of birth to the ski pass office.

Family Ski Pass Prices 2019/20 in Chamonix
2 Adults + 2 Children
(€)
Pass Type Per Family
1 Day CLP 170.60
MBU 207.80
2 Days CLP 331.80
MBU 412.40
3 Days CLP 483.60
MBU 604.60
4 Days CLP 629.40
MBU 781.20
5 Days CLP 772
MBU 930
6 Days CLP 852.60
MBU 1013.80

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 & 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 delas
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 3 days, only pay for 2, 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 2019/20 in Chamonix
Per person
(€)
Duration Adult
15-64 yrs
Child
5-14 yrs
Family
2Ad+2Ch
Le Savoy* 4 Hours 18.50 15.70 -
1 Day 20 17 62
Les Planards 4 Hours 24.50 22.50 80
1 Day 26.50 24.50 84
La Vormaine 4 Hours 16 13.60 49.60
1 Day 19 16.20 59
Les Chosalets 4 Hours 12 10 -
1 Day 15 12.50 -
La Poya 4 Hours 14 11 -
1 Day 17 14 -
Le Tourchet 4 Hours 13 - -
1 Day 18 - -

* Savoy Beginner area lift tickets area are also valid on the Brevent 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

Who can ski for free in Chamonix?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Morzine! There are free ski passes available to young children.

Everyone aged under 5
Children aged under 5 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

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 2 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.
  • Free and unlimited access to the Skyway Monte Bianco on passes for 2 days or more
  • Unlimited access to the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area (from Saint Gervais or Megève) on passes for 2 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. 
  • -50% discount on 1-day 4 Vallées ski area ski pass for a maximum of 1 day per week (maximum of 6 days per season on season passes and 6 free 1-day Verbier passes on annual passes). Verbier is only an hour by car from Chamonix (train and bus links also exist - approx 1 hour and 30 minutes 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 Bland 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 1000km 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.

Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass Prices 2019/20 (€)
Per person
(€)
Adult
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
1 Day 67 57
2 Days 133 113.10
3 Days 195 165.80
4 Days 252 214.20
5 Days 300 255
6 Days 327 278
7 Days 364 309.40

Ski Areas in Chamonix

Chamonix Le Pass ski pass price list

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.

Chamonix Le Pass Prices 2019/20
Per person
(€)
Adult
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
4 Hours 48.50 41.20
1 Day 55 46.80
2 Days 107 91
3 Days 156 132.60
4 Days 203 172.60
5 Days 249 211.70
6 Days 275 233.80
7 Days 312 265.20

Ski Areas in Chamonix

Pedestrian passes in Chamonix

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 cash desk for full details on all of the pass options available. Pedestrians can use the following lifts in winter: 

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

Maps of Chamonix

Cross-country ski passes in Chamonix

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). The Nordic Pass Northern Alpes is valid across 4 departments of the Rhône Alpes region: Drôme, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, as well as for the nocturnal circuits in Savoie Grand Revard every Tuesday and full moon evenings. 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 2019/20 in Chamonix
Per person
(€)
Adult Child
1 Day 10 5
1 Day
Carte d'Hôte cardholders
8.50 4
Afternoon 7 3.90
Season Chamonix 67 25
Season Haute Savoie 122 42
Season Northern Alpes 155 48
Season National 210 70

Cross-country Skiing in Chamonix

Other passes 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 between December 1st and 20th 2019). 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 7th day and various special offers that they will communicate directly by email. Discounts for students aged 18 to 30 are available upon presentation of a student card. The Mont Blanc Rapid Card is valid from December 1st 2019 to November 30th 2020.

Mont-Blanc Rapid Card Prices Winter 2019/20
Per person
(€)
Adult
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / +65 yrs
Family
2 adults + 1-4 children
High Season
21/12/2019 - 3/4/2020
52.50 44.60 149.60
Low Season
1-20/12/2019 & 4/4-3/5/2020
42 35.70 119.70

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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. 

Ski Pass Prices 2019/20 in Les Houches
Per person
(€)
Adult
15-64 yrs
Child / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
Family
2 Adults + 2 Children
4 Hours 40.50 34.40 -
1 Day 45 38.30 139.60
2 Days 86.50 73.50 268.10
3 Days 126 107.10 390.60
4 Days 164 139.40 508.40
5 Days 202 171.70 626.20
6 Days 225 191.30 697.60

Annual & season passes in Chamonix

How much are season & annual passes in Chamonix?
Morzine 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.

Chamonix Season Passes

Season Ski Pass Prices 2019/20 in Chamonix

Per person
(€)

Adult
15-64 yrs
Junior / Senior
5-14 yrs / 65-79 yrs
Family
2 Adults + 2 Children
Chamonix Le Pass 1228 1043.80 3070
Mont Blanc Unlimited 1873 1592.05 4682.50

Chamonix Annual Passes

Annual Lift Pass Prices 2019/20 in Chamonix
Adult
26+ yrs
Chamonix Le Pass 1527
Mont Blanc Unlimited 2317
Couple
2 adults
Chamonix Le Pass 3054
Mont Blanc Unlimited 4634
Child
5-25 yrs
Chamonix Le Pass 1298
Mont Blanc Unlimited 1969

Ski season dates in Chamonix

When can you ski in Chamonix with your ski pass?
In winter 2019/20, the Chamonix ski season runs from 23rd November 2019 to 15th March 2020. 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 Winter 2019/20
Early Season Main Season Late Season
23rd November -
20th December 2019
21st December 2019
- 3rd April 2020

4th April -
3rd May 2020

Ski Lift Opening Dates Chamonix

Where to buy ski passes in Chamonix

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!

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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 ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.

Ski/Lift Pass Offices in Chamonix

How ski passes work in Chamonix

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.

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

More inspiration...

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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