Les 2 Alpes is in its final week of winter operations but will re-open for summer skiing and boarding June as usual.
The resort will also return to construction work on the mountain and in the resort as part of multiple long-term development projects which will see more than 500 million Euros invested in the resort by 2023.
This summer work on the slopes will include installation of new lifts with the aim of improving the flow of skiers around the ski area from next winter 2019-20.
The work includes a new cable car, the ‘Pierre Grosse’ lift, which will link the Toura/ La Fée area at 2,100m to the glacier, arriving at the top of the Signal chairlift at 3,100m.
In addition, a new 8-seat chairlift will replace the existing quad chair in Les Crêtes area at 2,100m.
There will also be a new quad chairlift to replace the triple in the Thuit area.
The aim of the resort’s planners is that thanks to these new lifts, skiers will be able to access new areas and the second part of the Jandri Express (2,600m – 3,200m) will be less busy.
Work on expanding the snowmaking network will also get underway this spring, although this is a multi-year project that will continue to 2021.
A new reservoir, La Mura, is being built to hold snowmaking water, and the network between Les Crêtes (2,100 metres) and Le Grand Nord (2,600 metres) is being expanded.
The goal is to eventually guarantee a minimum 30% coverage of the ski area surface in artificial snow.
Currently, Les 2 Alpes has 250 artificial snow cannons and can produce 360,000m³ of artificial snow.