Many of the wonderful ski resorts in France are currently undergoing a number of developments ahead of the upcoming ski season.
A new high-speed ski lift in St Martin, a new aquatic centre in Courchevel and a high-speed gondola in Plagne Montalbert are all set to open this winter.
New aquatic centre opens in Courchevel
Visitors staying in chalets in Courchevel and elsewhere in the Three Valleys can now enjoy a brand-new aquatic centre as the Aquamotion Centre in Courchevel opened on 15th December.
The new centre features indoor surfing, water slides, a Wild River, aquasports, sauna, steam area and children’s area. There is also a climbing wall if you want to stay dry!
Inside Aquamotion, the centre is looking modern, fresh and relaxing, as seen in the photo below.
New St Martin Express
The new high-speed St Martin ski lift for the Three Valleys resort is set to open this winter, allowing skiers to ascend the mountain in record time.
The old lift was replaced after it caused long delays and a loss of ski time for many visitors, but the new ski lift will significantly improve this. Each chairlift also comes with a bubble cover to protect users from getting too cold.
Final stages of testing for Montalbert & Fornelet gondola
The high-speed gondola linking Plagne Montalbert at 1,350m to the top of Le Fornelet at 1,970m is in the final stages of testing.
The 10-person gondola, which will cost an estimated €10 million, will allow visitors to get to the top of Le Fornelet in just six minutes and will carry up to 2,800 people every hour.
Ski Club Great Britain reports that the Montalbert gondola will “improve access to some of the best runs for a bad weather day and make the trip out of Montalbert to La Plagne’s main ski area much easier”.
The new gondola is set to open on 19th December.
Image credit: Auer Weber (Munich) avec Studio Arch; Photos: © Aldo Amoretti