The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June

The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June

The Panoramic Mont Blanc Gondola has been closed since January 2018, when storm Eleanor laid too much snow on the cables and that cause them breaking and  two gondolas falling down on the Glacier du Géant.

The lift connects the Aiguille du Midi (3,842m) in Chamonix, France to Punta Helbronner (3,466m) in Courmayeur, Italy, and the people that ride on the lift can see the marvellous Mer de Glace underneath. The ride takes 30 minutes to cross 5 km and is only opened in summer.

Around February the Compagnie du Mont Blanc found some more faults, but the company was still optimistic to open by the end of May. Now they are announcing its opening on 15 June. Last summer the gondola has to remained closed in order to change its power cable.

The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc has focused on changing the tractor cable – a total of 2.1 km of cable plus another of 500 meters.

The Aiguille du Midi lift takes you up to the top of Aiguille du Midi where you can take the Panoramic Mont Blanc lift and then you can descend the other side using the rotating gondola Skyway Monte Bianco into the town of Courmayeur. From Aiguille du Midi and Punta Helbronner, you can admire the Mont Blanc (4,810m), the highest mountain in Europe.

The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June
The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June

More information:

Le dauphine

Chamonix.net 

 

We’ve covered when the Panoramic Mont Blanc Lift fall down. Also when there was a fire that destroyed the Grand Montets cable car before the start of the ski season.

On Chamonix we’ve covered the Heliopic Hotel Sweet and Spa. Also last year the QC Terme opened in Chamonix. We’ve also visited the Terminal Neige Refuge of Montenvers.

If you go to the Courmayeur side, you can read our guide to Courmayeur to plan your trip. Or our family trip there.

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The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June
The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola to re-open 15 June

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