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7 May 2019

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

The ski resort of Tignes is offer visitors a brand new way to see the Vanoise National Park and travel up to the Grande Motte Glacier this summer — from the roof of the Grande Motte cable car. It’s…

21 Jun 2018

Val d’Isère installs cutting-edge ski lift at La Daille

Val d’Isère installs cutting-edge ski lift at La Daille

Val d’Isère has invested €10million on replacing the gondola at La Daille with a 10-seater lift created by the designer of Ferrari and Maserati. Construction on the “Symphony 10” is underway at…

27 Dec 2017

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

A major investment into three new lifts at the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada has been announced, something owners Vail Resorts hope will greatly ease access to the mountain. The three new…

26 Dec 2017

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Around 150 skiers and snowboarders were trapped in a lift in the French Alps on Christmas Eve, prompting a huge rescue operation. A gondola in the French ski resort of Chamrousse broke down at around 3pm…

21 Sep 2017

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is unveiling a luxurious new six-seater chairlift this season. The new high-speed Palinkopf chair, which replaces a 20-year-old four seater at a cost of €12million,…

24 Aug 2017

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

Work is continuing apace this summer in Verbier on the replacement cable car for Mont-Gelé, which has whisked freeriders up to the 3,023m summit from Attelas since 1959. The Mont-Gelé cable car was first…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

4 Aug 2016

Two new chairlifts for Andermatt

Two new chairlifts for Andermatt

The ski resort of Andermatt prepares for its expansion this year, with the replacement of two old lifts. The sleepy old ski resort in Switzerland is in the midst of a huge transformation that includes…

27 Jul 2016

New gondolas galore in Austria

New gondolas galore in Austria

We have already reported on the huge development involving four 10-person gondolas that will make the Arlberg the biggest ski area in Austria. Zell am See will have a new 10-person ‘zellamseeXpress’…

20 Jul 2016

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

In the ski resort of Zermatt the old gondola from Gant (on the slopes in the valley between the Gornergrat and Rothorn sectors) to Blauherd below Rothorn is at last being replaced by a fast six-seat chairlift.…

14 Jul 2016

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

The Signal sector in the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is to be updated this summer. The Signal sector links to the village of Villard-Reculas on the back, and until now has been reached by draglifts or…

8 Jul 2016

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

A ground-breaking new laser-controlled chairlift is being built this summer on Madrisa in Klosters-Davos. The six-seater “Schaffürggli” chairlift is the first of its kind in Switzerland, featuring…

5 Jul 2016

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has announced a new set of ski passes to accompany the construction of its new beginner area on Solaise. The resort will offer one-day “I just want to try and…

22 Jan 2016

More development at Jackson Hole

More development at Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole has announced yet more investment for next season. A new eight-man gondola will replace the current Eagle’s Rest and Sweetwater lifts improving access to the nursery slopes and Casper area…

17 Sep 2015

Ferrari and Porsche hit Swiss ski slopes

Ferrari and Porsche hit Swiss ski slopes

First it had a chairlift designed by Porsche, now Laax in Switzerland will open a gondola designed by Pininfarina, the Italian car design company famous for designing Ferraris. The 10-man gondola replaces…

27 Aug 2015

New gondola for Plagne Montalbert

New gondola for Plagne Montalbert

A new gondola opens in Plagne Montalbert this winter, replacing two chair lifts and shaving nearly 40 minutes from the journey time up Le Fornelet, part of the La Plagne / Paradiski ski area. The new…

21 Aug 2015

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

If you’re planning to ski in the states this winter at any of the Vail Resorts-owned ski areas, it might pay to buy your ski pass now. Until Monday, 7 September Vail Resorts is selling its Epic Pass…

28 Jun 2015

Courmayeur opens new cable car

Courmayeur opens new cable car

A new cable car has opened in Courmayeur, offering serious off-piste skiing opportunities including access to the world-famous Vallée Blanche. The SkyWay Monte Bianco has taken four years to build, at…

23 Mar 2015

Chairlift closed after brakes fail

Chairlift closed after brakes fail

A chairlift remains closed as an investigation is carried out in Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine, following major mechanical failure at the weekend that injured seven skiers. King Pine Chair at Sugarloaf…

18 Mar 2015

New ski lift for St Martin de Belleville

New ski lift for St Martin de Belleville

A queue-prone lift in St Martin de Belleville is to be replaced before next winter, much to the joy of Three Valley skiers. The main lift out of St Martin, in the Three Valleys, is an eight-person gondola…

9 Mar 2015

Châtel lift completes Portes du Soleil

Châtel lift completes Portes du Soleil

Two new, much-awaited chairlifts have opened between Linga and Super-Châtel, completing the Portes du Soleil ski circuit. The two high-speed lifts, a four-man and six-man chair lifts both leave from Vonnes,…

24 Feb 2015

Whistler gondola breaks world record

Whistler gondola breaks world record

A ski lift in the Canadian resort of Whistler has entered the record books. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which links Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain’s Rendezvous Restaurant…

29 Jul 2014

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

The ski resort of Chamonix will be relieved of a significant lift queue this season — thanks to the replacement of the Plan Joran chair lift from Argentière to Les Grands Montet. The old four-man chair…

20 Oct 2013

Ski racer injured in Tignes lift accident

Ski racer injured in Tignes lift accident

French downhill skier Brice Roger was among six people injured when a ski lift derailed in Tignes yesterday. State investigators were assessing the scene of the accident this morning, Sunday 20 October,…

25 Oct 2012

Laax unveils Porsche-designed ski lift

Laax unveils Porsche-designed ski lift

Topping the list of swanky chair lifts for this season is the new Porsche-designed ski lift, which opens in the Swiss resort of Laax this December. The six-man Lavadinas-Fuorcla Sura chair boasts a top…

22 Oct 2012

Killington is first to use cow power

Killington is first to use cow power

When you next reach for a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, eat it in the knowledge that you are helping propel skiers up the mountain in Vermont. The US resort of Killington is the largest in New…

24 Nov 2011

Work starts on Mont Blanc lift

Work starts on Mont Blanc lift

According to sources in the Aosta Valley, a project expecting to span four years is now underway on Mont Blanc; not from the Chamonix side, but from Courmayeur. The cranes are in place and work has started…

9 Jun 2010

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