Tignes have announced that both non-skiers and skiers will be able to ride on the roof of its new cable car cabins when they begin their first summer season this June.
The French resort, one of three still offering summer glacier snowsports, unveiled its new Grande Motte cable car following a three year, multi-million Euro renovation project last autumn but this will be the first full season that summer access to the roof-top balcony, billed as the highest in Europe (the Dachstein glacier in Austria opened a similar attraction a few years ago).
“It’s a great opportunity for both skiers and non-skiers to enjoy a breath of fresh air!” said a resort spokesperson.
The summer ski season will kick off on 22nd June this year with skiers ride the Perce Neige funicular then the cable car up to 3,456 metres altitude to access the summer snowpark and up to 20km of slopes.
Day pass prices will be 35€ per adult and 28€ per child with the ski lifts running until 4th August from 7:15am to 1pm daily. It will cost an extra 10€ per ascent to ride on the roof which can accommodate up to 20 people with up to 100 in the new cabins below.