The Chamonix Valley is nestled between the beautiful mountains of the Mont Blanc range which can be easily accessed by cable car and chair lift.

Summer is now in full swing here with the recent heat wave warming up France and along with it, most of Europe! Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees consistently in the past week in Chamonix.

When its too hot in town, its great to take a lift up to cool off high in the mountains, near the glaciers and lakes. Daily lift passes can be purchased from the Compagnie du Mont Blanc website or at the liftstations.

If you’re looking to combine studying French whilst enjoying hiking and climbing in Chamonix, contact Insted for more info on our Climb & Study course

Insted offers Intensive French classes, which can be booked for 1-10 weeks in Summer, with the option of the Mont Blanc Multi-Pass included. This pass will give you access to all the lifts from Vallorcine to Les Houches.

Here is the lift timetable for Summer 2017:

Les Houches

Prarion    1 July – 3 September 9:00-17:00

Bellevue  10 June – 30 June 8:00-17:30 / 1 July – 3 September 7:30-18:00 / 4 – 24 September 8:00-17:30

Balme (Le Tour)

Tour  17 June – 14 July & 21 August – 24 September 9:00-17:00 / 15 July – 20 August 8:30-17:30

Vallorcine  1-14 July & 21 August – 3 September 9:00-17:00 / 15 July – 20 August 8:30-17:30

 

Grands Montets

24 June – 20 August 7:30-16:40 (from Grands Montets), 17:00 (from Lognan)

21 August – 10 September 8:10-16:40 (from Grands Montets), 17:00 (from Lognan)

 

Brévent

17 June – 14 July & 21 August – 17 September 8:50-16:45 (from Brévent), 17:00 (from Planpraz)

15 July – 20 August 8:15-17:45 (from Brévent), 18:00 (from Planpraz)

 

Flégère

17 June – 14 July & 21 August-17 September 8:15 (Flégère), 8:30 (Index) – 16:45 (Index), 17:00 (Flégère)

15 July – 20 August 8:00 (Flégère), 8:15 (Index) – 17:30 (Index), 17:45 (Flégère)

 

Aiguille du Midi

17 June – 2 July & 26 August – 3 September 7:10-17:30

3 July – 25 August 6:30-18:00

 

Montenvers Mer de Glace

1 May – 7 July 15:00-17:00

8 July – 27 August 8:00-18:30

28 August – 3 September 7:10-17:30