New 4 Valleys Lifts For 22-23
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 14-Jul-2022
J2SkiNews posted 14-Jul
A number of significant lift upgrades are underway in the 4 Valleys, Switzerland's largest lift-linked ski area which includes the world-famous resort of Verbier.
The biggest project is a combined gondola and chairlift (or so-called "chondola") which will carry six-seat chairs and 10-seat gondola cabins on the same cable.
The new Collons lift will replace the old Matze T-bar and Theytaz 1 drag lifts and will take just over three minutes to make the ascent with a capacity of 2000 people per hour.
The 32-year old La Pasay fixed-grip triple is also in line for a major upgrade with a new high-speed six-seater with weather-protection hood (of the type pictured above) due to go into service on the route.
The fast new lift will cut the ascent time to five minutes while increasing capacity to 2000 people per hour.