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Update on the new Le Praz Gondola, Lake & Alpinium Building from S3V
The development work in Le Praz appears to be on track with the new, fast, 10 seater gondola set to open this December. Full details of the Alpinium Building with its underground multi-storey car park, tourist office, lift pass counters, running track on the roof etc are all in an earlier blog post here.
The new gondola will now continue right up to the Croisette building in Courchevel 1850 while also allowing skiing access down to Plantrey, Le Praz and Courchevel 1550. To facilitate this the Tovets chairlift has been shortened slightly.
Pedestrain access from the Praz gondola to the main road will be maintained via a clear of snow, illuminated, gentle slope pathway.
The gondola now passes just next to the Dent du Bergin building.
Work on the Le Praz lake is also continuing in parallel, a new liner, new filtration system and walkway is planned in to the centre of the lake (similar to Lac Rosiere). This work has been brought forward to limit the disruption to Le Praz – a lot of work is going on down there and there’s currently a traffic light contolled contra flow in operation with the World Cup Summer Ski Jumping only a few weeks away.
Looks like this could spell the end of Wake Boarding here unfortunately – no mention of this returning on the documents we’ve seen but maybe there is room between the walkway and the far side of the lake.
Major refurbishment work is planned on the Croisette Building in the centre of Courchevel 1850 where 4 gondolas (and nearly 5 now) meet.
More soon on more developments with a full, comprehensive catch up in the What’s New report in Spetember including the new Combes chair lift and piste linking Aquamotion to 1850, the new Creux Noirs Lift, latest on the La Tania Moretta Village development and La Tania gondola upgrade, tarmac from Col de la Loze to Méribel and Val Thorens via Cherferie, the return of Jack’s Bar, the new La Masse bottom to top gondola plans, cable replacement on Cime Caron, new cabins on St Martin 1 plus the new, long, long Orelle gondola to improve getting back out of the 4th valley…. that’s just for starters…!