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Grand Balcon Nord hige this weekend

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Grand Balcon Nord hige this weekend

As I know many cable cars are already closed for the year, while others are undergoing repairs, so i was wondering if we could still do a hike this weekend?

My plan for this Sunday, 30 Sept, was to do the Grand Balcon Nord hike. Is this still doable?

The trail starts at Montenvers (where we will get by train, train that is open as I could see here

https:/…montenvers-mer-de-glace and costs 32.5 euros for a retrun, no single way option) and finishes at Plan de l'Aiguile, from where we will take the lift down (and as I checked, this part is also opened and seems to be 16 euros according to https:/…en.html ).

If anywone is familiar with this trail can you please tell me if the prices are correct? I know there are also combo tickets/passes, should I go for one of those?

These being said, do you think we can still do this hike this weekend? If not, what other hike you would suggest around Chamonix?

Thank you

Edited: 28 September 2018, 14:29
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1. Re: Grand Balcon Nord hige this weekend

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2. Re: Grand Balcon Nord hige this weekend

As Chamonixallyear said above, we bought return tickets for the Montenvers train and we were able to use the return for the Plan de l'Aiguile lift.

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3. Re: Grand Balcon Nord hige this weekend

Hi! A similar system works on another (and less famous) stretch of Grand Balcon Nord hike, that from Bellevue to Prarion cable car upper stations (in the neighboring municipality of Les Houches). If you buy a return ticket for the Bellevue cable car, you can get off the Prarion one, and vice versa.

Edited: 07 October 2018, 18:16
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