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#Ski lifts What's new for Val Thorens' ski area - Winter 2014/15

Published the 23 September 2014

Devoted this time solely to Val Thorens, this is the second installment of what's new on the ski lifts and ski area for winter 2014-2015,

After 4 chair lifts were modernised or replaced in 2013, 2 ski lifts have been totally refurbished this year for improved comfort and reliability.

This is all part of a move to modernise the ski area that began in 2005 with the refurbishment of the Cairn/Caron gondola lifts. This season, some 20 million euros are being invested by the SETAM (Val Thorens' ski lift management company) in an aim to innovate and improve performance.

La Portette 6-seater detachable chair lift

Length: 1,819 metres
Vertical drop: 419 metres
Passenger flow: 3,300 skiers / hour

Installed in 1991, this 4-seater detachable chair lift has been replaced by a faster and more comfortable ski lift, improving connections to the north-facing slopes.

Its departure point has been moved 100 metres lower down, placing it right in the centre of skier flow.

Plan de l'Eau 6-seater detachable chair lift

Length: 1,985 metres
Verticla drop: 690 metres
Passenger flow: 2,600 skiers / hour

The Plan de l'Eau chair lift has been replaced by a 6-seater chair lift, whose arrival station is now higher up the mountain. As well as increased vertical drop, a new run will link up with the sector of le Caron and its renowned cable car. The Boismint sector been redesigned to improve skier flow on the area.

A second «green» piste groomer

A forerunner in terms of envionmental protection, Val Thorens piste service acquired a hybrid electric piste groomer last winter. This winter it will boast an additional Kässbohrer PistenBully 600 E+ piste groomer.

We will be updating this article with new information as the season approaches, so make sure you come back again ;)

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