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Updates on Hotel Telemark, La Tania Snow Front & New Green Run and New Creux Noirs Lift
Confirmation that Hotel Telemark is being converted in to staff accommodation for use by the Courchevel Mairee and S3V Lift Company Staff. So no public bar or restaurant, sad news.
The planned new Green Run (to the skiers left of Folyères) down to La Tania and the new Snow Front Development have been postponed for this Winter. If was becoming pretty obvious that no work has started on this – maybe the swimming pool in its current state will be around for one more Summer…
We hear that a re-think on the raising of the piste and a tunnel to the new beginners area is taking place. Current plans feel like they would cut off the main Folyères piste access to the village so hopefully this is good news and a better solution is offered but ultimately the beginners area with magic carpet lifts will be much improved for first time skiers.
Contract difficulties have prevented work going ahead on the replacement Creux Noirs lift. The original old, slow chair which was shut down towards the end of the 2018 season due to cracks in the pylon foundations was due to be replaced by a much shorted drag lift that would access the same area.
Banners around the old lift station promised a new lift for December 2019 but this now won’t be happening in time for this Winter. The area will ultimately be known as the Freeride Lab with pistes (Creux Noirs and Roches Grisses) not groomed after fresh snowfall.
Interestingly the pistes were maintained last season allowing hikers to access the area.
The old chairlift line in red and the approximate line of the new drag in black.
Dashed lines show the approximate position of the new drag and access piste with the old Creux Noirs chair marked on the left of the map.
We still have the new fast, bigger, more comfortable Praz Gondola direct to La Croisette in 1850 to look forward to and a whole new look lake and snow front in Le Praz with the new lift station, Alpinium Building and underground car park all set to open this December. Plus a new chairlift and piste to Aquamotion and a re-designed Stade area open for the Ladies Giant Slalom World Cup on 17 December 2019.