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Published the 10 October 2013

SETAM in Val Thorens and its affiliate STORE in Orelle, are modernising their ski lifts for more comfort and to bring the transportation rate up to 65,470 people per hour. Total investment: 20M€.

2 Lacs 4-seater detachable chair lift fully renovated to optimise beginners' access and improve the transportation rate.

Gondola chair lift "les Pionniers" as a nod to Val Thorens' history and spirit of constant innovation, the 3V1 has been renamed the 'TSC des Pionniers'. It's a hybrid 6-seater detachable ski lift, combined with reinforced technical specifications for better performance in windy weather.

The innovation? A TSC is a gondola chair lift with 4 specially designed 4-person gondolas installed on the line to allow pedestrians access to the south side of the ski area and its atmospheric hotspot, "La Fruitière - La Folie Douce". The departure station will be enhanced using innovative architecture.

3 Vallées chair lift : The chair lift "3 Vallées 2" changed its name and transformed into a 4-seater detachable chair lift using the existing base to optimise the equipment in place and minimise the work's environmental impact.

Conjointly, the Bouquetin Funitel has been renamed the Funitel des 3 Vallées to make it easier to understand the routes towards other ski areas. Increased comfort and embarkation safety and faster access to the 3 Vallées.

Peyron chair lift in Orelle, replaced by a 6-seater detachable lift, with improved technical specifications for better performance in windy weather. It will be easier and faster to reach the highest point of the 3 Vallées (top of the Bouchet chair lift at 3,230 metres).

So that's the round-up of the new ski lifts in Val Thorens for the 2013-2014 winter season, which looks set to be a very comfortable one indeed!

Coming soon, an article on what's happening in the rest of Les 3 Vallées ski area. But for now, let us know what you think about the new Pionniers chair lift arrival station, which I personally think looks fantastic!

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