WHATS NEW FOR 2013 SEASON
Recently released is news of a 7 year, 118 millions Euro plan for Courchevel alone, which will see realised the frequently talked about lift fro Bozel!
The mayor of Courchevel has expressed concern on the outdated lift infrastructure and has put pressure on the lift company S3V to improve the ski area.
Highligted in their council meeting minutes is the surrising fact that a number of lift have not been entirely upgraded for over 30 years, plusupdated security measures not met.
The result is that 118 millions of Euros is to be spread out over the system in the various resorts of Courchevel over a period of 7 years.
Courchevel 1650, renamed this year to Courchevel Moriond, will receive 29 million Euros:
Removal of Trois Valley Chairlit.
Ariondaz gondola to be relaced by 2 new Gondolas, 1650 Belvedere and Belvedere Bel Air , (this due by 2013)
New Marquis chair to inprove ski to door facilities (due 2013)
New piste to expand ski area served by Chapelets chair (hope this does to effect the off piste play area we love over there!)
On the Pralong / Altiport area 6.1 million Euros:
A new garage for the piste bashers and snow cannons for the Cospillot piste.
Courchevel 1850, 1550 and Le Praz will receive 13 million Euros to contribute to:
Replacing the Biollay Chair to a new high speed 6 man chair (due 2012)
Snow cannons on Creux to inprove snow cover the whole season
A liason piste fron Grande Coombes to Cospillot with a bridge and artificial snow cover.
These proposals will no doubt be modified over the next 7 years, but it goes a long way to improving the ski area and lift system, and will indeed entice many more skiers to the region, plus give the satifaction that our hard earned lift pass charges are being put to good use!
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