10-MGD Mayen de l’Hôpital–Piste de l’Ours–Thyon
|Customer||NV Remontées mécaniques SA|
|Vertical rise||651.0 m|
|Inclined length||2,019.0 m|
Following in the footsteps of the strong modernization drive over the past three years, the new 10-passenger gondola lift Mayen de l’Hôpital–Piste de l’Ours–Thyon was the logical next step toward optimization of the biggest ski region in Switzerland, 4 Vallées. The ropeway can bring up to 1,500 passengers an hour from Veysonnaz to the start of the popular and legendary "Bear" ski run, where some 30 Ski World Cup races have been held to date. The new installation offers top comfort as well as high capacity. In addition to the gondola lift, Doppelmayr/Garaventa installed a new surface lift on Inalpe, which carries over 800 passengers an hour. Further investments by the ski region include expansion of its snowmaking facilities. Hospitality projects and more ropeways are also planned.