We are used to lifts getting ever more comfortable and ever quicker, to whisk us up the ski slopes as fast as possible.
But after spending often more than £10 million on their flashy new lifts, some resorts have started to think differently about how to maximise their potential.
One of these, the French village of Vaujany, which shares the vast ski area of Alpe d’Huez, had the idea to actually run its recently-built gondola slowly, in the evenings, and serve up a fondue dinner to passengers riding up in it.
The lift in question is the recently-built Enversin d’Oz gondola lift complete with Porsche designed cabins. This new experience will be available on select evenings only this winter and to a limited number of guests, making it a unique and unforgettable evening to enjoy the charms of Vaujany.
Ski holiday company Peak Retreats are offering stays in the the brand-new 4* Residence le Saphir apartments opening for the 2019/20 winter season. 7 nights self-catered in a 2-bedroom alcove apartment from £136pp* including return Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrade.