The Goûter refuge closes
Located on the main access road to Mont-Blanc, the Goûter refuge will close today, the 24th of September 2019, in the morning.
It was initially planned that the refuge would stay open for one more week. However, the adverse weather forecast caused an early closure.
The decision was taken on Sunday, as Météo France announced snow on Tuesday morning.
All those who booked were contacted by phone or e-mail, but most had already cancelled their visit. "The customers are responsible people", says Antoine Rattin, guardian of the refuge.
Situated at 3,815 m altitude (12,516 ft), the Goûter refuge allows mountaineers to climb to Mont-Blanc by the royal route of the Aiguille du Goûter, the dôme du Goûter and the Arête des Bosses.
Gouter Refuge (3815m). Photo source: www.facebook.com
The summer season is over
Chamonix remains in 2019 a very popular location for spending the summer vacations, as it offers breathtaking views and a virtually endless number of engaging activities.
Almost all domains and ski lifts are closed for the season: The Balme and Les Houches domains and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc closed on the 22nd of September.
The Grands Montets closed on the 1st of September and the Domaine du Brévent closed on September, 15th.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Step Into the Void remain open until the 4th of November.
You can check all the schedules for all the ski lifts here.