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New Grangettes Gondola Station Roof Installed
The top station of the new Grangettes Gondola between Courchevel 1550 and 1850 was installed today with a few snow flurries around for good measure too!
Dating from 1975 and modernised in 2004, the old Grangettes gondola lacked capacity (barely 855 people/hour), comfort and reliability. The new gondola opening in December 2018 representing an €11.5m investment is on the same route but with modern, new, 10-seater cabins (with interior / exterior night lighting and a 2m10cm height so you are able to stand up) replacing the small 4-seater bubbles.
An upload rate of 2400 passengers per hour is an increase of 81% and journey time is 2mins 55secs instead of the previous 5 minutes an increase of over 40%.
In addition, the base station boarding area (above) will have no ramps or steps and the new cable grip hangars have a new suspensions system making for an even more comfortable journey.