6-CLD-B Saint Martin Express
|Location||Les Menuires, France|
|Vertical rise||608.0 m|
|Inclined length||2,454.0 m|
Fast and extremely comfortable – that’s the new St. Martin Express in Les Menuires. SEVABEL placed its trust in Doppelmayr France when it came to building the St. Martin Express. The new detachable 6-seater chairlift replaces a fixed-grip quad chairlift dating back to 1997 and offers guests high speed and top comfort. The modern chairs are fitted with the new Doppelmayr chair suspension and automatically closing restraining bars with individual footrests. Bubbles protect passengers against wind and weather. The lift carries 3,200 passengers an hour up the mountain; during summer operations, 800 passengers an hour can also travel downhill.
The new lift connects St. Martin de Belleville with the 3 Vallées ski area and is therefore a major link for the region of Savoie in the French Alps. Despite the tight construction schedule of just seven months as well as geotechnical challenges in the lower section of the lift, the St. Martin Express was completed on time and to the customer’s full satisfaction. SEVABEL’s technical director, Sébastien Pascal, sums up the project as follows: “It wasn’t just the ropeway solution that persuaded us. The ability to deliver on time and on budget and the excellent after-sales service have proved to us that we did the right thing in choosing Doppelmayr.”