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NEW SKI LIFTS AND SNOW CANNONS

NEW SKI LIFTS AND SNOW CANNONS

Finally good news again regarding lift system and ski areas in Chamonix.

The Flégère area has been waiting for a update for a while and Compagnie du Mont Blanc has now some great plans which will take place nect year. The home run has already been enlarged with much wider corners and a constant pitch from the top all the way down to the bottom couloir exit.  This will hopefully allow more space for people to slow down

before the switch backs, thus reducing the amount of snow scrapped off in certain areas.  Due to concerns from ecologists the current lake thats used for artificial snow can not be made any bigger, therefore a pipeline will be put in place to bring water up from the valley floor.  There will be a series of new snow cannons on the lower stretches of the home run, this will all be done in unity with the installation of the new telecabin, like the new one at Grands Montets!

This is scheduled for the 2019/20 season.

The Savoy Beginners area is also being installed with a much bigger better artificial snow set up.

This is scheduled for the 2017/18 season.

The Grands Montets has already completed a 1,4 million euro project to install a series of snow cannons close to the Lognan mid station.  The plans to replace the Marmottons & Tabé chairlifts have been bought forward to next year as well,  a one job does it all chairlift will be installed in their place.  Talks are also underway to work on a new beginners ski area.

This is scheduled for the 2018/19 season.

Le Tour has been in need of a new telebabin for many years, quite often shut for high winds or just mechanical issues.  The works were planned to be done by this year but due to complications with the local community of Le Tour the project needs a lot more planning and discussion.  Plans were made to put the new telecabin at the bottom of the carpark with a longer piste being made to come down the side of the carpark on the field, the local community believe they could be missing out on a lot of their all important winter customers.

This is scheduled for the 2019/20 season.

 

Orginal news at Planet Chamonix

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