Want to buy your own ski lift?

23rd October 2012, by Abi Butcher

There are 80 'eggs' from the Le Diable gondola up for auction next month

There are 80 'eggs' from the Le Diable gondola up for auction next month

Do you take your ski holidays in Les Deux-Alpes every year? If so, the resort is hoping you might be so attached to its Le Diable gondola that you buy one of its cabins.

The iconic gondola, with its bright red “eggs” as the cabins are nicknamed in French, is being replaced this season by a six-seat chairlift that will take up to 2,200 skiers per hour.

But the gondola, built in 1956, was something of an icon with locals, and the 80 four-seat eggs taken from the old lift are to be auctioned for charity.

Les Duex-Alpes spokesman Nadine Carle-Edgar says each egg has a minimum reserve of €150 (£120).

The auction will be held on Place des 2 Alpes on 3 November, the resort’s opening weekend “Ski, Tests & Rock’n Roll”. Along with the auction, the weekend will feature BBQs, gear tests, music acts, films and art exhibitions.

Sadly for UK buyers, if you want your very own “egg”, you need to attend the auction or ask someone to go for you. Remote bidding is, on this occasion, not allowed.

For more information visit les2alpes.com



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