Order your Ski passes for winter 2018-19!

Early bird passes, ski 1 day for free & other great ski deals…

Winter is coming and we’ve got some great deals for you on ski passes.
Prices for the 2018-19 season have been published & we’re now ready to start taking your orders.

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Enjoy massive savings on Mont Blanc Unlimited ski passes when you buy them through us before 30th November 2018. You must be skiing within selected dates for the discounts to apply > Early Bird details & pricesOrder your ski passes.


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Buy Mont Blanc Unlimited or Chamonix Le Pass ski passes from 6-9 days you can ski one day for free! e.g. for 6 day passes you pay the price for 5 days, for 7 days you pay for 6… > Ski 1 day for freeOrder your ski passes.


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First snow prices:

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There are also offers for skiing early (first snow) or late in the ski season (spring skiing), special deals for families with 2 children or more and discounts for veterans. Find all of the main season prices for 1-21 days here. Order your ski passes.

Spring Skiing prices:

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When do the Chamonix ski lifts open? If the snow arrives early we could see higher parts of the ski area opening on weekends in November or the first week in December. This year’s opening dates are yet to be released but when they are you’ll find them here.

Read more about the different types of ski pass available & what’s suitable for you, plus information on ski insurance, travel discounts and other activities included with the MBU pass.


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New for winter 2018-19! 

La Folie Douce is coming to Chamonix this winter. Enjoy a different taste of après ski at the foot of the Brévent ski area, opening in December 2018.

With any MBU pass from 3- 21 days, you get one entry to the brand new Chamonix QC Therme Spa which opened this summer.


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Why Chamonix?

Apart from the incredible ski terrain & impressive mountains, there’s plenty to do here during the winter months. Take a look at this video for some inspiration and don’t worry if there are members of your group who don’t ski.. we’ve got that covered too! Read up on our list of over 30 things for non skiers to do on a winter trip to Chamonix.

If you’ve got any questions about this year’s ski passes, please email us on info@mountain-base.com. If you know which passes you’d like to order please use this order form & we’ll get back to you to confirm the order as soon as we can.


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What’s New for Chamonix this Winter? Ski lifts, snowparks, lift passes & more!

No sooner have the leaves started to change colour than we’re already hearing exciting rumours about what this winter will bring – we can’t confirm record-breaking earthshatteringly-epic amounts of powder (yet), but we can confirm the following:

Chairlift at Les Houches in ChamonixNew Ski Lifts at Brevent & Les Houches
A new mini-funicular is being installed up at Brevent to whisk beginner skiers and snowboarders up from the top of the Planpraz gondola to the Verte 2000 green piste – this will make the Brevent slopes much more beginner-friendly and an easier option for families with small children.
Les Houches has retired two of their oldest drag lifts, La Cha and Chamois, replacing them with a swish new chairlift called Les Melezes that will open up a whole new area for skiers and snowboarders.
Brevent & Les Houches ski areas – find out more

Snowboarding in the snowparkNew Snowparks at Les Grands Montets & Le Tour
Le Tour unveils its brand spanking new snowpark – one of the biggest in Europe! 100,000m² of runs graded for all abilities, packed full of jumps and modules. Or you can relax and watch the fun from the Cool Zone – a chill-out area with sound system.
Les Grands Montets has completely redesigned their snowpark to include two routes with tons of jumps, whoops and banked turns. The BMW route is 400m long with video and timer to record your run and relive the highlights afterwards, whereas the Enthusiast route is 800m and meet FIS competition standards.
Les Grands Montets & Le Tour Ski areas – find out more

An off-piste skier in powderBigger Ski Area with Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass
The Mont Blanc Unlimited just got even bigger and better with the addition of the Evasion ski area – now holders of the MBU can only only access the entire Chamonix Valley and Courmayeur in Italy, but also the wonderful ski slopes of Megeve, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines! This not only busts open a massive natural playground but also gives us heaps more options on bad weather days.
Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass – find out what else is included

Chamonix bus serviceBetter Public Transport & Night Buses
Breaking news is that the winter bus timetable is to double its service, with buses running every half hour up and down the valley. Great news for party-animals is that the night bus will now run 4 times per night from 8:30pm until midnight. The Chamonix valley is fairly unique in that it consists of 4 separate ski areas, so an increase in buses is a definite bonus!
Bus travel in Chamonix is free with your lift pass – get to know the different Chamonix areas here

Kermit the frog making snow angelsAs for the powder, the rumour mills are predicted that this winter could be THE winter… but then, they always say that!

You can keep up to date with weather forecasts, snow conditions and lift openings on our Chamonix Snow & Weather page.

Spring Sales in Chamonix : 5 Ways to Save Money On & Off the Slopes

This week’s high winds and bitterly cold temperatures have got us longing for warm spring skiing already, bring on the soft snow and goggle tans please! The best thing about spring is that if you’re visiting Chamonix any time from now to the end of the season you can save money with any of these great deals…

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All Mont Blanc Unlimited lift passes of 2 days or more benefit from massive discounts from 11th April to 3rd May – the best deal is on a 3 day pass, which is not only discounted but also offers you 3 days for the price of 2, making it almost 50% cheaper than the standard price! Just to compare, here are a few examples of typical savings:

  • 3 day adult Mont Blanc Unlimited – 92.80€ (save 79.20€, 46% discount)
  • 6 day adult Mont Blanc Unlimited – 228€ (save 57€, 20% discount)
  • 6 day family Mont Blanc Unlimited – 649.80€ (save 162.50€, 20% discount)

You can download the full price list here and order your lift passes directly from Mountain Lifestyle. As a free service to our clients we will pick them up for you and have them ready when you arrive – no need to queue at the lift office, just head straight up the mountain on your first day!

ski hire chamonix55% Off Ski & Snowboard Hire
You can also save yourself anything from 15-55% by booking your skis and snowboards through Mountain Lifestyle; our partners have shops all across Chamonix so wherever you’re staying there will be one within minutes of your accommodation, some will even deliver to your door and do boot fittings in the comfort of your chalet! They have all the latest kit and are happy to advise you on what to get, so take a look at our ski & snowboard hire page to start saving money before you even arrive.

Chamonix Christmas LightsEat, Shop & Relax for Less
When you arrive in Chamonix you’ll be met by one of our lovely Mountain Lifestyle reps, who will give you a handful of discount vouchers for all our favourite places, from great food at Le Jekyll to blissful timeout at the Deep Nature Spa. We’ve tried and tested them all ourselves and confirm that they’re definitely worth the visit, especially with our special VIP rates!
Plus, if you buy the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass you’ll also enjoy unlimited access to the Chamonix sports centre, swimming pool, ice rink, museums and various other great attractions including a daily ride on the Alpine Coaster.

Tramway du Mont BlancFree Public Transport
As a Mountain Lifestyle client you are entitled to a Carte d’Hote guest card; this gives you free access to public transport the length and breadth of the Chamonix valley. Don’t worry about parking, treat yourself to a few beers at the foot of the slopes and hop on the bus or train when you’re ready to head home!

Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass holders can also enjoy unlimited access rides on the Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace and on the Tramway du Mont Blanc up to Bellevue.

Chamonix chalet favrandsAccommodation Special Offers
Last but not least, we have a handful of excellent accommodation deals, from smart affordable apartments such as Biolay 4, centrally located chalets like Chintalaya or Alpins and luxury lodges of which Favrands is one of our favourites. You can find all of our Chamonix accommodation here. With the exchange rate being so favourable at the minute, there has never been a better time to squeeze in a cheeky last minute break in the Alps!

The weather has been doing some pretty crazy things this winter but the forecast for the next couple of weeks is for sunny blue skies and the occasional flurry of fresh snow. March and April have loads of great events lined up from the Chamonix Adventure Film Festival and Chamonix Girls Zone to the European Ski de Fond Championships and the Piolets d’Ors mountaineering festival, all of which are free, so book now to have a great holiday without breaking the bank!