In Méribel two new chairlifts are opening. The Cherferie button lift is making way for a 6-seater chairlift that will take 2824 skiers to the top per hour – journey time will be 4 minutes.
The Legends, which will replace the Plan de l’Homme and Roc de Fer lifts, is a new premium chairlift equipped with heated seats and a pull-down shield that will take 3600 skiers per hour from La Chaudanne to the summit in approximately 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
In Les Menuires the Bruyères gondola, which links the resort to Les 3 Vallées, is being renovated with new 8-seater cabins and will be made faster.
The capacity of the Roc 1 gondola is to be increased from 2800 to 3200 skiers and snowboarders per hour.
Capacity has also been increased on the Grange chairlift; it will now be able to take 2600 skiers per hour (instead of 1800).
The Grangettes gondola from Courchevel Village to Courchevel 1850 is being replaced. The old four-seated cabins will be replaced by new cabins with seating for 10 skiers and taking 2 minutes 55 seconds instead of five minutes. The uplift capacity will be 2400 people per hour.
Courchevel is also investing €1 million in new generation snow makers. In total 26 new machines will be put on the Lac des Creux and Rama runs.
Val Thorens is investing €450 000 this year to improve its artificial snow system. Outdated equipment will be replaced and specific areas, including ‘The Grenouillère’, will have additional snow making installed.
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