Better Connections in the Portes du Soleil For Next Winter
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 05-Aug-2019
J2SkiNews posted 05-Aug
A €15 million spend is set to improve one of the key cross-border ski links between France and Switzerland this winter as two new six-passenger chairlifts are being installed between Avoriaz and Les Crosets in the huge Portes du Soleil region.
Now being marketed as, "The world's oldest cross-border ski and MTB destination," the Portes du Soleil is also one of the world's biggest ski regions with a claimed 650km or largely (but not completely) inter-connected lifts and runs joining the ski areas of a dozen villages on each side of the French/Swiss border.
The €15million spend includes the replacement of the current triple chairlift La Léchère with a high-speed six-seater detachable model, alleviating the uplift of skiers and riders, and increase capacity from 1,800 to 2,700 skiers per hour.
The new base station of the new Léchère is being built 80 metres up, with a view to reducing queues, while the arrival station of the new chairlift will be located 630 metres upstream than at present, at a place called Vautna, which is less exposed to winds.
The 2019/20 prices have also now been announced for the region with six-day adult and older child passes priced at €285, while six day passes for younger children will cost €214.