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25 September 2015

Season 2015-2016 Compagnie Du Mont Blanc News

New mini-funicular a Brevent. The new lift will allow beginner skiers and snowboarders easy access to the Planpraz plateau and the Téléski 2000 poma from the Planpraz gondola station. This new ski-lift, called FUNI 2000, works on the basis of a cabin (gondola style) hoisted onto a chassis that itself circulates on rails or tubes. At a length of 70 m and a height gain of 37 m, capacity of 250 to 290 people per hour.


The new Melezes Chairlift in Les Houches will replace the La Cha and the Chamois drag lifts. The new chair be faster and more efficient, it will also be safer and will slow right down at the top and bottom to make getting on and off a lot easier. The capacity for this chair is 2000 people per hour.


Les Grands Montets will see a new Snowsports Area for snowboard and ski cross, with two routes. BMW recreational route with video system and stopwatch, perfect for family souvenirs, and another route that meets FIS standards for enthusiasts and ski and snowboard clubs.


The BMW route will be 400 m in length and include 3 jumps, 8 whoops and 2 banked turns. While the Enthusiasts route will be 800 m with 5 jumps, 10 whoops and 8 banked turns.


For the first year ever the Mont-Blanc Unlimited Skipass (3-21 day) will give you access to the ski area Evasion Mont-Blanc (Megeve, St. Gervais).


A new Chamonix Snowpark! The 1000 m long and 100 m wide area will be situated to right of the Téléski du Col at Le Tour, and will in fact be one of the biggest in Europe. The new freestyle area will  be served by a dedicated téléski and a 4 person chairlift and situated between 1900 m and 2100 m of altitude, benefiting from the significant natural snowfall. There will be several runs to cover various levels of skiers and snowboarders from beginners to advanced users. In addition a “Cool Zone” for relaxing will be be available, complete with sound-system.