Skyway Monte Bianco cable car

Linking the Italian town of Courmayeur with Punta Herbronner on the southern side of the Mont Blanc massif, Skyway Monte Bianco cable car is truly a unique combination of the wonders of nature and the cutting edge technology and it is bound to provide visitors with the experience of a lifetime.

Skyway Punta Helbronner, Monte Bianco, by Alberto Peracchio, licensed under CC BY 4.0, found on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skyway_Punta_Helbronner,_Monte_Bianco.jpg#file
Skyway Monte Bianco
Skyway Monte Bianco view, by SteGrifo27, licensed under CC BY 4.0, found on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skyway_Mont_Blanc.jpg#file

Skyway Monte Bianco

Opened in 2015, the Skyway Monte Bianco constitutes an extreme engineering challenge which offers memorable experiences and takes visitors up to 3,500 m, among the eternal ice of Mont Blanc.

Immersed in a breathtaking landscape which elevates one’s senses to new heights, Skyway Monte Bianco covers three futuristic stations which offer restaurants, bars, cultural and entertaining services.

The departure point of the cable car is Pontal – Courmayeur (1,300 m), where the ticket office, parking facilities and a small coffee shop are located.

The second stop is at Pavillon du Mont Fréty (2,200 m), which hosts the winery Cave Mont Blanc, a conference room for up to 150 people and a special shopping area.

Then, the cable car ascends to the spectacular altitude of 3,466 m at its final stop, Punta Helbronner, where the splendour of Mont Blanc can be admired from the 360-degree panoramic terrace. There is also a bistro here and the permanent wonderful exhibition of crystals.

From the last station of the cable car, Rifugio Torino is easily accessible. Also, from Punta Helbronner one can depart on one of the several hiking trails which lead all the way to Chamonix, such as the Toula, the Marbrées, the 24-Km-Vallée Blanche routes.

Skyway Monte Bianco offers four panoramic semi-spherical cabins which gently rotate a full 360 degrees for the duration of the ascent and allow visitors to grasp the splendour of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks, such as the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and the Gran Paradiso.

The construction works for the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car began on the 10th of April 2012 and were concluded on 29th of May 2015. Skyway Monte Bianco has been opened to the general public since the 30th of May 2015.

gondolas on Mont Blanc massif
refuge Torino
Skyway Monte Bianco, Punta Helbronner, by Jean-Michel Byl, licenced under CC BY 4.0, found on https://www.flickr.com/photos/agcglasseurope/24636636792

Timetable of the cable car

Skyway Monte Bianco cable cars depart every 20 minutes. On busy days, cable cars run more frequently or non-stop.

Times are subjectable to changes due to technical reasons.  

 

Period 1st departure Last round trip Last run down

Last run up

From 01/12/2018 to 12/05/2019   8.30 am   4.00 pm   4.35 pm  4.20 pm
From 13/05/2019 to 17/05/2019 CLOSED    closed    closed     closed    closed
From 18/05/2019 to 31/05/2019   8.30 am   4.00 pm   4.35 pm   4.20 pm
From 01/06/2019 to 28/06/2019   7.30 am   4.20 pm   5.00 pm   4.40 pm
From 29/06/2019 to 25/08/2019   6.30 am   4.40 pm   5.30 pm   5 pm
From 26/08/2019 to 03/11/2019   8.30 am   4.00 pm   4.35 pm   4.20 pm
From 04/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 CLOSED      closed    closed    closed

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Prices

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket station in Pontal (Courmayeur) or online.

Destination One way Round trip
Pontal (Courmayeur) - Punta Helbronner  € 39.00  € 52.00 *
Pontal (Courmayeur) - Pavillon  € 21.00  € 28.00
Pavillon - Punta Helbronner  € 27.00  € 33.00
Pavillon - Pontal (Courmayeur)  € 12.00       -
Special Family price 2 adults + 2 children (8-17 years old)     -  € 164.00
From 3rd child (8-17 years old)     -  € 28.00

* Pontal (Courmayeur) - Punta Helbronner: 37.00 € round trip for early booking.

     Subscriptions

Annual Pass € 590.00
5 Roundtrips ticket to Punta Helbronner € 230.00
10 Roundtrips ticket to Punta Helbronner € 399.00

            Winter Subscriptions

       From 01/12/2018 to 31/05/2019

Day Pass € 55.00
Pontal-Pavillon Day Pass € 36.00

1 Day Courmayeur Ski Resort + Skyway

(from 01/12/18 to 21/12/18 - from 07/01/19 to 01/02/19 - from 11/03/19 to 22/04/19)

€ 59.00

1 Day Courmayeur Ski Resort + Skyway

(from 22/12/18 to 06/01/19 - from 02/02/19 to 10/03/19)

€ 64.00

2 Days Courmayeur Ski Resort + Skyway

(from 01/12/18 to 21/12/18 - from 07/01/19 to 01/02/19 - from 11/03/19 to 22/04/19)

€ 113.00

2 Days Courmayeur Ski Resort + Skyway

(from 22/12/18 to 06/01/19 - from 02/02/19 to 10/03/19)

€ 126.00

Skyway reductions

All reductions are only valid on tickets purchased in Pontal (Courmayeur) upon presentation of proof of identity, or online.

The are no discounts for conferences and meetings.

  • Children 0-7 years old only if the purchase in contextual to an adult: Free ticket;
  • Children 0-7 years old non-contextual to an adult: 75% reduction;
  • Children 8-13 years old: 30% reduction;
  • Children 14-17 years old: 12% reduction;
  • Over 65: 12% reduction;
  • Groups (minimum 20 people) only for return tickets except for July and August: 15% reduction + 1 free ticket every 20 purchased;
  • Disabled people (higher than 70% with a certificate): 50% reduction;
  • Helpers of disabled people with disability higher than 70%: 20% reduction.

 

Punta Helbronner lift, taken by Leo-setä, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, found on https://www.flickr.com/photos/uncle-leo/19312467554
Skyway Monte Bianco, Pavillon du Mont Fréty, by Jean-Michel Byl, licenced under CC BY 4.0, found on https://www.flickr.com/photos/agcglasseurope/24636636792
Panoramic Terrace Punta Helbronner
Panoramic Terrace Punta Helbronner

Pontal (Courmayeur)

Pontal, the base station of the Skyway Monte Bianco, is found within walking distance from the town of Courmayeur and in the immediate vicinity of both the Motorway exit and Mont Blanc Tunnel.

There is a paid parking for 300 cars.

Parking rates:

  • up to half hour: Free;
  • 1h - 4h: 1 €/h;
  • 5h - 12h: 5 €;
  • 13h - 24h: 10 €;
  • 1 - 14 days: 10 € per day.

In Pontal there is also a small café decorated with an outdoor area, where one can grab a bite or drink refreshments while waiting in the Italian sun for the future experience on Skyway Monte Bianco.

Pavillon du Mont Fréty

At the second station of the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car, one of Europe's highest botanic gardens can be found.

The "Botanic Garden Saussurea" hosts more than 900 plant species, including some of the rarest and most beautiful plants from the worldwide mountain areas.

At Pavillon, there is also a wonderful boutique, from where one can buy small gifts, local foods, drink products, wood carvings, clothes for high altitude, sun creams and many others.

There is also a winery - wine produced by unique methods at 2,173m is bound to have distinct characteristics and a special taste.

Excellent news for families: there is a new playground at Pavillon. "Skyway for Kids" allows children to discover the natural environment of the Mont Fréty and the surrounding landscapes by interacting, playing and learning.

At the second stop of the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car, there is also a 150 seat conference room fully equipped for screenings and conferences.

Moreover, here one can find a restaurant with 2 halls and 150 places, offering tasty local dishes and a fantastic view of Mont Blanc. For reservations, click here.

Punta Helbronner

At the last stop of the Skyway Monto Bianco cable car, one can grasp the infinite magnificence of the Mont Blanc on the 360° view terrace.

There is also a room called "Mont Blanc room" that gives the impression that one could reach out and touch the mighty mountain and all the majestic beauty.

At Punta Helbronner there is also a bistro, called Bistrot des Glaciers, for a snack with a view.

Lastly, The “Hans Marguerettaz” hall hosts the permanent exhibition of crystals of Mont Blanc where you can admire the jewels of our mountains.