A new lift for the Grands Montets ski area

6 months on, Mathieu Dechavanne, CEO of Compagnie du Mont-Blanc has confirmed that the Grands Montets summit will not be accessible by cable car for a minimum of three years.

Assurance and technical experts have been sifting through the charcoaled remains of this iconic Chamonix telecabin, trying to work out a battle plan for its future.

The completed report states:

Due to the thick concrete walls under the lift station some of the lift mechanics could be saved/ reused, alas the cost could be far greater than a new build.

Mathieu Dechavanne CEO CMB,

“Some parts of the telecabin could be reused in theory, but the cost would probably be greater than that of a new build.  We will very likely build a new telecabin instead of renovating the old one.”

He has gone on to announce a three year deadline.

So how can Planet Chamonix add a bit of Greek mythology to this we hear you say…

Herodotus 484 BC–425 BC:

“The Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor”

Let’s hope for a shiny world class telecabin and not a fire breathing dragon!

1 reply
  1. Jay
    Jay says:

    If this was Austria or Switzerland the plans would not take 3 years!!! C’mon CMB get your act together on ALL your lifts or reduce the price of your passes! (Very unlikely)

Comments are closed.

More Planet Chamonix News!

Snow Alert Chamonix Snow Forecast For Chamonix Mont Blanc

❄️❄️❄️ Powder Alert #2 | 113 cm!! ❄️❄️❄️

/
With over 20 resorts opened locally already, the Mont Blanc Massif is looking epic for the start of the festive season.
Italian Mountain Rescue

2 Freeride Skiers Found Dead After Avalanche

/
Aged 28 and 32, the two experienced skiers were also instructors and well known figures on both sides of the Mont Blanc.
Snow Alert Chamonix

❄️❄️❄️ Powder Alert #1 | 75 cm!! ❄️❄️❄️

/
Chamonix's kicking off the Winter season in style with a HUGE 75cm forecasted this week, temperatures are not set to drop too much but a slow decrease is forecasted.