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)


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