This coming winter marks Praloup's 50th ski season. This chic resort in France's southern Alps began with just 13 drag lifts and two cable cars but today it counts 50 lifts and more than 180 kilometres of pistes thanks to a link with the neighbouring resort of Val d'Allos.
To celebrate 50 years of winter sports, and to continue improving the comfort of its clients, Praloup is installing a detachable, six-seater chairlift that will link the Clos du Serre with the Crête de Péguéiou.
This chairlift will replace the Les Clots, Pégéiou, Le Bétoul, and Le Fau drag lifts and will take users to the Pégéiou sector in eight minutes. With the removal of the old lift pylons, the resort opens up its ski area, giving skiers more freedom and open space to stretch their legs.
The new lift measures 2436 metres in length and is supported by 21 pylons. It initially will be able to transport 2500 passengers per hour but this number should increase to 3000 people per hour over time.
For its 50th anniversary, Praloup offers itself an €8.3 million present with this new lift, which is also an investment for the future.