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Special information for spring and summer season 2020 :
- Opening of the Charamillon gondola the weekends from the 27th of June and every day from the 4th of July.

- Opening of the Autannes chairlift every day from the 4th of July.

From the village of Le Tour and Vallocirne, the Charamillon and Vallorcine gondolas, and the Autannes chairlift, 2185 m, transport you over rich alpine pastures into a fabulous nature and leisure area.

This very sunny Franco-Swiss ski area reaches a height of 2,186m at Col de Balme pass.

This area can be reached from Le Tour village or by gondola lift from Vallorcine.

The Balme area has in summer nice paths for all leves such as the path up to the Albert I mountain hut, a very pleasant walk in a giant-scale glacier setting, but also routes in the wild through pastures and forests!

From Charmillon to Col des Posettes pass, several mountain bike trails for all levels take you down to the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine.

Where to eat: The Chalet de Charamillon and the mountain chalet at the Col de Balme pass welcome you in summer and a delicieus blueberry tart awaits the more courageous at the Albert I mountain hut.
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Family pass: 93 €
One way ticket for adult: 25 €
Round-trip ticket for adult: 30 €
One way ticket for a child : 21.30 €
Round-trip ticket for a child : 25.50 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Rates are given for Le Tour - Col de Balme.
Go and return tickets for Le Tour - Charamillon:
Adult: €19
Child and senior: €16,20
Family ticket: €59

Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 paying childre and the others free of charge (up to 3 kids free).
Opening times
From 27/06 to 03/07/2020, every Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 4.30 pm.
Be careful! The Autannes chairlift is closed until July 4th included.

From 04/07 to 23/08/2020, daily between 8.30 am and 5.15 pm.

From 24/08 to 13/09/2020, daily between 9 am and 4.30 pm.
On the map
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Virtual visits

Live opening information


Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Winter

Map of Balme - Winter

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Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Winter

Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Summer

Map of Balme - Summer

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Map of Balme - Vallorcine - Summer

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