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Patrick Thorne

10 Sep 19

New Gondola and Chairlift at Les 2 Alpes

Patrick Thorne

10 Sep 19

Les 2 Alpes have announced that two new chairlifts and a new gondola will go in to service this winter.

The resort, in the southern French Alps, says it will also reconfiguration some ski runs to improve  the flow of skiers – which they say average 10,000 per day – around their 200km of slopes.

The new lifts include the Pierre Grosse, a 8-seater gondola built by Swiss manufacturer Bartholet, linking the La Fée (2,221 metres) sector to the glacier (3,175 metres) over a 954 metres vertical climb.  This lift has a capacity of 2,400 people per hour and will provide new high-altitude access and help to develop what the resort reports to be one of the currently less-visited geographical sectors of their slopes.

In addition a new 8-seater detachable chairlift in the Les Crêtes area (2,100 metres) will replace the existing quad chairlift.  The faster new lift will allow for a better flow of passengers in the same way that the then new 8-seater detachable chairlift installed in 2018 in the La Toura sector did last winter.

Finally a new detachable quad chairlift in the Le Thuit sector will replace the former triple chairlift and provide a faster connection to Les Crêtes high-altitude sector.

In addition the existing Super Venosc fixed chairlift (on the Vallée Blanche sector) is being realigned over a shorter, faster route.