When Will Chamonix Open For Skiing 2020/21? (25 Mar Update)

Following 'deconfinement', France is no longer in complete 'lockdown'. However, there is no current agreed opening date for ski lifts. The most recent announcement suggestst that sadly the lifts will not open at all this winter.


From 15 December, travel restrictions were lifted throughout France, allowing hotels and self-catered accommodation to open, as well as shops, public services and the wonderful Chamonix market.

Ski touring, cross country skiing and hiking are all on offer, although food trucks, take-away, home delivery and private chefs are the new norm until restaurants re-open. 

'Test and Release' means quarantine on return to the UK can be reduced to 5 days. UK travellers are allowed into France, under the UK lockdown there is a travel ban until at least May 17.

Grands Montets

Currently we do not know when the Grand Montets will open for skiing. 

Remember that the Argentière-Lognan et Lognan-Les Grands Montets cable cars remain closed, as a result of the fire at the Lognan cable car mid-station, which took place in September 2018.


Flégère and Brevent

Last winter saw the new €20.5 million gondola open at Flégère. This year Brevent has been celebrating its 90th birthday since its inauguration in 1930. 

Aiguille du Midi

The Aiguille du Midi cable car was due to open again in mid-December after its annual closure. However, it will remain closed until the government policy changes.


Full Chamonix opening date

At present, it looks like the lifts in Chamonix will not open, including the Tramway du Mont Blanc (shown below).


Ski Weekends in Chamonix

You can at present still go ski touring and enjoy the many other activities that Chamonix has to offer.

However, depending which country you are coming from there are restrictions on entry to France. For advice and information about a ski weekend in Chamonix this winter, please contact our team.

We will advise you on the best options available at the time of your call. Please note our own Covid safety measures and guarantees we are offering for this season. 

We will update this page with any new information when it is confirmed.