Skyway Monte Bianco cable car in Courmayeur (Aosta valley)

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Update 27 May 2022!

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

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.

 

Timetable of the cable car

Skyway Monte Bianco cable cars depart every 15 minutes. On busy days, cable cars run more frequently or non-stop.

To avoid gatherings and queues at the counters, throughout the summer tickets must be purchased exclusively online, with reservations required and free of charge.

Arrival at the departure station 15 minutes before the booked time of the ascent.

The stay in Punta Helbronner will be limited to an hour and a half from the departure time from Courmayeur. The descent from Pavillon will be free.

The only Skynautes exempted from the time limit in Punta Helbronner are climbers and holders of a voucher for a food experience.

Times are subjectable to changes due to technical reasons and atmospheric requirements. 

Below are displayed the schedules for the Skyway Monte Bianco cableways until 6 November 2022.

 

Period 1st departure Last round trip Last run down Last run up
From 27 May to 10 June 2022 8:30 am 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
From 11 June to 24 June 2022 7:30 am 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
From 25 June to 29 July 2022 6:30 am 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:00 pm
From 30 July to 27 August 2022 6:30 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
From 28 August to 11 September 2022 7:30 am 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
From 12 September to 6 November 2022 - Weekend schedule* 8:30 am 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
*WEEKENDS SCHEDULE 8:30 am 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:00 pm

Prices (valid until 6 November 2022)

Tickets must be purchased online on www.montebianco.com;

Masks must be worn when in the cable car and social distancing respected.

 

Destination

Prices for online purchases

(Round trip)

Prices for purchases to the Till

(Round trip)

Prices for online purchases

(One way)

Prices for purchases to the Till

(One way)

Courmayeur - Punta Helbronner  € 55.00 € 59.00 - € 42.00
Courmayeur - Pavillon € 25.00 € 25.00 - € 19.00
Pavillon - Punta Helbronner     - € 29.00
Pavillon - Courmayeur     - € 13.00
Special Family price 2 adults + 2 children (8-17 years old) € 170.00 € 182.00 -

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Refundable ticket € 62.00       - - -
Family refundable ticket € 190.00       - - -
Alpine Aperitif      € 10.00
Alpine Breakfast      € 10.00
Alpine Lunch in Pavillon       € 20.00 or € 30.00
Alpine Lunch at Punta Helbronner      € 25.00 or € 35.00
Early Booking  € 39.00
Vip Package € 335.00
Gift Ideas     from € 55.00 to € 140.00
Panoramic Mont Blanc from Punta Helbronner to Aiguille du Midi open from 27 May 2022 - € 34.00 - -

 

Free Circulation Ticket

Prices for online purchases

Prices for purchases to the Till
Courmayeur - Punta Helbronner

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€ 59.00
Courmayeur - Pavillon

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€ 39.00

 

Subscriptions Prices
Annual Pass € 390.00
5 Roundtrips ticket to Punta Helbronner € 240.00
10 Round Trips to Punta Helbronner € 450.00

Mandatory cable car and lunch reservation on www.montebianco.com.

Skyway reductions

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

There are no discounts for conferences and meetings.

  • Children 0-7 years old only if the purchase in contextual to an adult: Free ticket;
  • Children 8-17 years old: 30% reduction;
  • Groups (minimum 20 people and up) only on round-trip tickets (August not included): 15% reduction + 1 free ticket every 20 purchased;
  • Disabled people (of at least 70% with a certificate): 50% reduction;

Dogs are allowed up on Punta Helbronner with a muzzle and on a lead: € 7.00