Chamonix's cable car station, l'Aiguille du midi, has undergone significant improvements in time for the new winter season.
The Mont-Blanc Lift Company rebuilt a section of the lift over the summer months. The central part of the original station has been preserved, but the most recent stretch has been demolished.
Skiers and snowboarders using the l'Aiguille du midi cable car this coming season should notice a marked improvement in comfort and efficiency. The new cabins are more efficient in an effort to reduce long queues. They now seat 10 standing skiers. The cabins are complete with large windows offering panoramic mountain views.
The project also features a new 200-square-metre building, which houses the offices of the Mont-Blanc Lift Company as well as a restaurant and bar.
The Mont-Blanc Lift Company has favoured the use of natural and local materials for the lift upgrade following Chamonix's recent environmental certification.
The l'Aiguille du midi cable was not the only lift in Chamonix to undergo improvement this year. The Brevent cable car was closed during the summer months due to the building of the new Plan Praz lift, which is reported to have cost €13 million.