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Les Arcs to build €10m heated chairlift

29th June 2017, by Abi Butcher

The ski resort of Les Arcs is to upgrade the Pré Saint-Espri in Arc 1950

The ski resort of Les Arcs is to upgrade the Pré Saint-Espri in Arc 1950

A new heated chairlift is being built in the French ski resort of
Les Arcs for this coming winter. The six-seater, high-speed chairlift will replace the Pré Saint-Esprit lift in Arc 1950, and come with heated seats and a pull-down protective cover.

The new lift, which requires a new base building and will cost €10.4million, will be bigger and faster than the Pré Saint-Esprit which was built 37 years ago. The new heated chairlift will be slightly longer than the old lift, and the Vallée de l’Arc run, which is served by the chair, is being made wider and reshaped to make it better for beginners.

The new Pré Saint-Esprit will carry 2,700 people per hour on its 2.85km ascent from 1828m to 2294m, with the run from the Marmottes/Bois de l’Ours chairlifts down to the bottom of Comborcière being made 40 % wider, with added snowmaking in the form of 30 new cannons.

Read Where to Ski and Snowboard’s review of Les Arcs.



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