Summer is officially here! The sun might have been getting in plenty of practise over the last couple of weeks but now the real fun begins, when the lift system starts up again for another season of hiking, mountain biking, trail running, paragliding, rock climbing… the possibilities are endless.
Make the most of your time in Chamonix with an extra day on your lift pass for free! For example, book a 6 day pass and only pay for 5 days. This special offer is available on all lift passes of 6 to 9 days, children and family passes included.
Contact us directly to purchase your reduced rate summer lift pass
The following lifts are scheduled to open at 9am tomorrow morning:
Looming over the centre of Chamonix, this sunny mountain is one of the most popular spots for paragliding. A gondola lift takes you up to the midway point at 2000m and then a cable car will whisk you all the way to the top at 2525m. There are hiking trails galore, one of the most beautiful being the Aiguillette des Houches via Lac du Brevent.
Paragliding in Chamonix – find out more
Rising up from the pretty little village of Les Praz is the Flegere cable car, taking you high above the golf course to an Alpine paradise. Fantastic views of Mont Blanc and the Argentiere glacier are reflected in the glassy waters of Lac Blanc. Hiking the trail across from Brevent to Flegere is an absolute must – keeps your eyes open for marmots! There are lots of lakes, mountain huts and remote trails in this area; consider a guided hike to make the most of your stay.
Hiking in Chamonix – find out more
You can reach Les Houches in 3 ways; the Bellevue cable car, the Prarion gondola or the Tramway du Mont Blanc. The first two options are the most convenient but the tram is a real experience, starting in Saint-Gervais and gently chugging up the mountainside to the highest point at Nid d’Aigle beside the snout of the Bionassay glacier; this is where many a Mont Blanc expedition starts from. The Les Houches area is a tranquil haven of goat pastures, wildflower meadows, gentle hiking trails and cross-country mountain bike tracks. Make sure you pop in to the goat farm at La Charme to taste some genuine local cheese!
Climbing Mont Blanc – find out more
Le Tour & Vallorcine
Right on the Swiss border, these rolling hills and sweeping trails are a mecca for hikers and mountain bikers. A large network of dedicated trails and bike routes make it easy to explore the alpages. There are also a couple of mountain restaurants with sunny terraces looking out over panoramic views of the Chamonix valley.
Mountain biking in Chamonix – find out more
The Aiguille du Midi cable car and Montenvers-Mer de Glace train are open year round, with the new attraction Step Into the Void scheduled to open soon. Les Grands Montets is scheduled to reopen on the 27th June.
Please visit our Chamonix Summer Activities page for more inspiration on what to do during your visit.