How much is a ski pass in Chamonix?
Chamonix Ski Pass Overview
Chamonix is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most famous ski resorts and is highly regarded as a top ski destination across the globe. Located in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Chamonix is perched beneath Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain range and overshadowed by the towering Mont Blanc. Chamonix's reputation as a top resort is largely due to its steeped history in winter sports. Ever since it played host to the 1924 Winter Olympics, Chamonix earned and continuously maintained its image as one of Europe’s extreme sports capitals. Although it has also earned a well deserved reputation for its partying and vibrant apres-ski scene, Chamonix pull is still heavily attributed to its skiing. With its pistes ranging from 950 metres to 3300 metres across 150 kilometres of snow terrain and serviced by 65 ski lifts, there is a lot of ski terrain to cover. We have provided information on the types of ski passes and discounts available at Chamonix, below. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information on your Chamonix lift pass.
Types of Ski Passes at Chamonix
There are two types of ski passes available in Chamonix, which are categorised solely on the basis of access granted over the ski area. The Chamonix Le Pass ski pass is the cheaper option which covers the three major Chamonix ski areas in the Chamonix Valley. The Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass offers full access to the Chamonix Valley as well as the areas beyond it. If you were visiting the area for at least a week, and intend to spend considerable time on the slopes, the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is highly recommended as it gives you more than enough terrain to explore.
Family DiscountThere is a family discount available on ski passes. This is applied to families which comprise 2 adults and between 2 to 5 children between the ages of 5 to 14 years. The family discount can be applied to both the Chamonix Le Pass and the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass. Proof of age for the children is required before discount is applied.
Beginner Ski Pass DiscountAdult beginners and children who are starting off in skiing can get a beginner discount. There are ski areas in Chamonix that are specifically designated for beginners and cautious intermediates who are not confident enough to ski in higher areas with the rest of the skiers. It is located at the foot of the Chamonix valley and is easily accessible from the centre. There are also beginner areas in Les Houches which are accessible via the Prarion gondola.
Veterans ( Seniors) DiscountIndividuals aged 80 years and over may benefit from discounts on their ski passes. Proof of age will be required at purchase.
Free PassChildren under the age of 5 can ski for free at Chamonix. Proof of age for the children will need to be presented at the time of purchase.
Where Can I Buy A Chamonix Lift Pass?
Buy your Chamonix lift pass directly from us at Erna Low. Ski passes are also available for purchase at the ticket offices in Chamonix, however, ordering online with us is the easiest and more convenient method of buying your Chamonix lift pass. Save yourself the hassle of queuing up for long periods of time to obtain a lift pass when instead, you can purchase it with us online and pick it up upon your arrival in Chamonix. The last thing you want to be doing is spending precious time queuing up (especially during peak season) to buy a ski pass when you arrive at the resort; we can probably list 20 different things you could be doing instead of spending your precious time, waiting in a queue.
Can I Pre-Book MY Chamonix Lift Pass?
Yes. It is possible to pre-book your Chamonix ski pass. Pre-booking your Chamonix ski is an easy and straightforward process with Erna Low. It is also the best way to secure your ski pass before your trip and increases your chances of getting it cheaper as ski resorts may offer discounts on online bookings and pre-booking.
How Do Ski Passes Work In Chamonix?
Ski passes in Chamonix function very similarly to other ski passes across other ski holiday resorts in Europe. They are uploaded onto a handsfree plastic card which functions in a similar fashion to a regular credit or travel card, using a swipe motion to gain access to the lifts. You can place the card in your front jacket pockets or sleeve pockets for easy activation and minimal contact with the turnstiles.
What About Pedestrian Ski Passes in Chamonix?
Pedestrian passes are available at Chamonix. Visitors to the resort who would like to go snowshoeing or take winter walks have not been left out. You can still enjoy the stunning sights of the mountain range without having to ski or snowboard down the slopes. There are single and return trips available on some specific lifts. The Brevent-PlanPraz, Plan Jordan, Flegere, Le Tour, Le Prarion and Vallorcine gondolas can be accessed on a pedestrian pass. The Aiguille du Midi, Brevent and Bellevue cable cars can also be accessed on a pedestrian pass.