The new 2.26km long lift ascends from 1,536m to 2119m in just six minutes with a passenger capacity of 3,000 people per hour. It replaces two old chairlifts and an old drag lift, more than doubling capacity as well as greatly decreasingly the ascent time on the route .
"This new lift will quite radically change skiing from Samoens from this winter will cut at least 16 minutes on the journey time from the bottom to top of the ski area while increasing uplift capacity by two-and-a-half times." said a resort spokesperson. "The time savings at busy times when queues used to develop on the old lifts will be even greater."
Skiers will be able to get from village level at 700m to 2200m in less than 20minutes and an average skier should now be able to get to the bottom of the DMC lift in Flaine in about half an hour from Samoens village.
As well as the new chairlift, slope improvement work will be finished too to offer more skiing for mixed abilities.
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