Longest, fastest chairlift in Europe, opening December 2017!!
Posted Thursday 2nd August 2017
Great news for the Grand Massif!
Work is almost completed on a major new chairlift ready for Christmas 2017. Located in the Combe de Coulouvrier, between Samoens and Morillon, the new lift will be a high speed 6 seater chairlift. Starting at an altitude of 1161m rising to 2105m, travelling at approximately 6 m/s, skiers will travel a distance of 2850m in under 8 minutes! This lift will lead to some new pistes in Samoens and Morillon. The first piste, a blue, will descend from Samoens 1600, with the lift carrying up to 3000 skiers an hour. This will provide great relief for the Chariande Express during busy times. The second blue piste will lead from the top of the Morillon ski area to the bottom of the Coulouvrier lift, providing quicker access for Morillon skiers to reach Flaine and the rest of the Grand Massif.
Major earth works are also being undertaken at the Tete de Saix to allow for the increase in the numbers of skiers. The new pistes will be equipped with snow cannons allowing for guaranteed connections and snow conditions.
Roll on winter…