|Customer||STVI (Societé des Télépheriques de Val d’Isère)|
|Location||Val d’Isère, France|
|Vertical rise||719.0 m|
|Inclined length||2,198.0 m|
Once there were two lift installations and now there is one – and it’s certainly something to write home about! The new detachable 10-passenger Solaise gondola lift in Val d’Isère replaces both the Solaise Express chairlift and the old 45-passenger reversible aerial tramway. Passengers are offered luxurious comfort with features such as tinted windows, heatable seats that are color-coordinated with the station, and WiFi in every cabin. The 91 cabins are in a sleek black finish. The views of the ski area are magnificent. The VIP cabin, which is accessible to everyone, is even more impressive with particularly high-quality fittings and a glass floor. The new gondola lift achieves a significant increase in capacity. On busy days, both predecessor installations frequently came close to reaching their capacity limits. With a transport capacity of 3,600 passengers an hour, which is by no means the norm in France, long waiting times have become a thing of the past.
The Solaise gondola lift opens up access to a new section within the ski area for beginners and advanced skiers as well as to a new day lodge for rest and relaxation. This has created a new meeting point for families and professionals. At the same time, the other ski lifts in the region are also easier to reach as the top station has been located roughly 200 meters further up the mountain. Doppelmayr France won the contract for implementing this exceptional gondola lift due to the top quality and reliability of the products offered, as reflected in the ropeway installations in Val d’Isere and attested to by the high level of customer satisfaction.