Skyway Monte bianco: the newest cable car

Skyway Monte Bianco is a cable car in the Alps, linking the Italian town of Courmayeur with Pointe Helbronner on the southern side of the Mont Blanc massif. Taking over three years to construct, it opened in 2015, and is considered to be the world’s most expensive cable car installation. An expensive attraction, yes, but it worth 100%, especially in autumn.

 

Pavillon du Mont Fréty
Pavillon du Mont Fréty

GENERAL INFO

  • Courmayeur – Punta Helbronner return ticket  52.00 €
  • Courmayeur – Pavillon (half way) return ticket 28.00 €
  • Dogs are accepted, it costs 7€
  • Cableway departures are scheduled every 15 minutes, and it takes 10min to reach the top.
  • Check here the scheduled hour based on the season.
  • Parking is free for the first half-hour and has pay rates based on the public’s average parking time.

 

Autumn colors
Autumn colors

SKYWAY MONTE BIANCO

Immersed in a breathtaking landscape that elevates one’s senses to new heights, Skyway Monte Bianco covers three futuristic stations that offer restaurants, bars, cultural and entertaining services.

The system was inaugurated in 2015 and today includes 3 stations: Courmayeur/The Valley (1,300 m), Pavillon/The Mountain (2,173 m) and Punta Helbronner/The Sky (3,466 m). The cabins rotate 360 degrees along the way, giving those present a full view of the surrounding peaks, so don’t’ worry if there are many people, your turn is coming.

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.

 

Punta Helbronner terrace
Punta Helbronner terrace

Punta Helbronner is the main attraction of the installation: the 14-meter circular panoramic terrace that offers the extraordinary 360-degree view of a good part of the 4,000 western Alps: Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, Gran Paradiso, and the Grand Combin. I suggest you check the webcam info before taking your ride. 

In 2016, Skyway Monte Bianco was used as the setting for an action-adventure of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 

 

Pavillon du Mont Fréty terrace
Pavillon du Mont Fréty terrace

WHERE TO SLEEP

Relax, mountains, and spa all this can be found in the QC Termemontebianco. A 4* hotel very close to the French border and at the foot of Mont Blanc. A place to find relaxation, comfort and disconnect with the outside world in one of its outdoor pools. For ski lovers, The QC Terme Monte Bianco is less than 2 km from the ski resorts of Courmayeur and La Thuile. Make a reservation on Booking.com.

Sometimes tickets to Skyway Monte Bianco can be included in your journey at QC Termemontebianco.

 

QC Termemontebianco
QC Termemontebianco
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