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Detachable chairlift inaugurated at Les Sybelles

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A new detachable chairlift recently opened to the public in the French ski area of Les Sybelles. An inauguration ceremeny was held on 9 March and attended by Alexandre Maulin, President of Domaines Skiables de France.

Detachable chairlift inaugurated at Les Sybelles

The €7 million chairlift, manufactured by BMF France, enhances access to the Pointe de l’Ouillon (2431 m above sea level) and links six stations: La Toussuire, Bottières, Le Corbier, Saint-Jean-d'Arves, Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves and Saint-Colomban-des-Villards.

Technical characteristics

  • Hourly flow: 3000 people
  • Journey time: 5 minutes
  • Maximum speed: 6 m per second
  • Length of the line: 1645 me
  • Altitude of departure station: 1692 m
  • Altitude of arrival station: 2261 m

Maulin announced at the inauguration that a further three chairlifts would be constructed over the following three years to further improve access to the Ouillon area.

Image courtesy of Alternative Media

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