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Chamonix Passes

We will be staying in Chamonix for 4 days in June and plan on hiking in the area. Does anyone know if there is a pass for lifts and or trains for that region?

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You’ll find the information you seek here:

Make sure you familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if you plan to go up the Aiguille du Midi.

BTW, my daughter and I enjoyed two delicious meals at Le Caveau, a unique restaurant built in a cave!

Enjoy your trip!

Edited to add...
We were in Chamonix in late May (2016)
We met a couple of young men on the shuttle from the airport, and their plan was to hike in the area. We ran into them a couple of days later and they explained that many of the trails were closed due to snow, or unsafe conditions.
Hope this is not the case during your time in Chamonix.

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Thank you for the website and also the name of the restaurant in Chamonix. We will arrive in Zurich on May 31st, travel to Zermatt, stay there 4 nights, then stay in Chamonix from June 5th and departing on June 9th. I am trying to determine which Swiss Travel Pass to purchase and also which pass for Chamonix. Any suggestions?

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I’ve not traveled to Switzerland yet, so can’t help you with Swiss passes. You may want to post your question on the Switzerland Forum.

When we were in Chamonix, we only went up the Aiguille du Midi, and then took the small train to see the Mer de Glace, but since it wasn’t safe to walk around there no one was allowed off the train.

We also took a day trip to Martigny, but unfortunately the city was like a ghost town, all shops were closed due to some religious holiday. The train ride was the best part of that trip due to the magnificent scenery!


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I hike in that area quite a bit. June is a bit early for hiking as there is usually still quite a bit of snow. If it's a relatively light snow year then maybe but sometimes it's difficult even into July.