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5 NEW LIFTS FOR 5 FRENCH SKI RESORTS
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They will cost €38m and be built in Val d'Isere, Tignes, Meribel, La Plagne & Serre Chevalier for next season.



The Compagnie des Alpes that runs the lifts in the resorts have signed a contract with the lift manufacturer, Poma. 

Construction work will start this summer and their openings are planned for December 2018.  

The five lifts will be produced and assembled in the French Alps    

VAL D'ISERE  

The La Daille gondola lift will be replaced by a new high-performance gondola with a capacity of 2,800 pers/hour.  

It will be the first in France to be equipped with 50 Premium Symphony 10-passengercabins and one VIP cabin.  

TIGNES  

A new gondola lift will connect Brévières to the Boisses area.

The lift is part of the program to completely overhaul the foot of the slopes and will replace three lifts that will be dismantled.  

MERIBEL  

A new, high-capacity detachable chairlift carrying 3,600 pers/hour will replace the current POMA Plan de l'Homme DCL6 located at the foot of the slopes of the resort in Les3Vallees. 

For the first time in France, the lift will be equipped with 104 Premium bubble chairs, with heated seats, head rests, and a clear, retractable hood to protect guests from the elements.  

LA PLAGNE    

A new high-capacity, 6-seater detachable chairlift will replace the 4-seater POMA Inversens fixed chairlift installed in 1987. 

 It will be able to transport 3,600 passengers per hour at 5.5 m/s. 

SERRE CHEVALIER

A 6-seater Côte Chevalier detachable chairlift with DirectDrive motor will replace the two existing surface and fixed chairlifts.   It will connect two major sectors of the ski area. It will have 106 six-seater chairs and a transport capacity of 3,000 passengers per hour. 

 "We invest in France at our ski areas to increase their appeal and meet our guests' expectations," said the director of ski area management at the CDA David Ponson.  

CDA is the biggest single lift operator in the Alps and has a global spread. 

It built the lift systems for some of the new ski areas built for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and is working in China for the 2022 Beijing Games.

"It's the case for the Caucasus region in Georgia and Russia, but also China for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, where we are working together on several sites being developed," added David Ponson.

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