Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix travel guide

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix, France

The Aiguille du Midi is Chamonix’s most iconic peak and the start of the famous Vallée Blanche ski run. The only way to access the top is by the spectacular Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi which opened in 1955 and runs from Chamonix Sud to Plan d’Aiguille, with a second téléphérique to the summit. It holds the record as the highest vertical ascent ski lift in the world.

Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille du Midi in winter

The lift station can be found in Chamonix Sud, an easy walk from the centre. If you want to get an early start or visit at a specific time it’s best to buy your tickets in advance and arrive early. In summer, if you have the time, you can travel to Italy via the Télécabine Panoramic Mont-Blanc and then on to the Skyway Monte Bianco down to Entrèves in Italy’s Aosta valley. The temperature at the top of the Aiguille du Midi drops below zero even in the height of summer and there is usually snow or ice underfoot, so take appropriate clothing. Be aware that ski lifts can break down or stop due to bad weather.


You can either buy a round trip ticket Chamonix > Aiguille du Midi or a MONT-BLANC Unlimited pass (unlimited access to MONT-BLANC Natural Resort excursion sites and ski areas). The booking is compulsory and you need to choose a departure date and time.

It’s not possible to book a return time. During peak days, a return time will be given to you once you reach the top of Aiguille du Midi.Departure time and frequency can vary depending on the time of year and the attendance. Booking is available from Mont Blanc Natural Resort.

From 6th November to 22th December, 2023 closed for work and maintenance

100 place de l'Aiguille du Midi - 74400 CHAMONIX, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 75
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