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Courmayeur set for new ski lifts

02 November 2011
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People heading on ski holidays in Courmayeur in the near future will benefit from a new ski lift designed to enhance travel to and from the slopes.

Doppelmayr Italy has started work on one of the biggest ski projects in Europe this year – replacing the cable cars located on the side of Mont Blanc with new lifts valued at a cost of €105 million.

The new cars will replace the connection between Courmayeur and Pointe Helbronner, located 3,500m above sea level, with the three current sections being replaced by just two.

Ski News reported that the lift is set to have a number of special features which will make it one of the most technically advanced in the continent.

It explained: "It features two sets of revolving round cabins with floor to ceiling glass, each capable of holding 80 passengers and travelling at a fast 9m/s."

The source noted that Doppelmayr Italy has already used this advanced technology in a number of other major famous resorts, though this is the first time that a rotating cabin has been used at this height.

People on ski holidays in Courmayeur will also be able to observe some stunning views on their way up the mountain, presenting wonderful photo opportunities.

"Thanks to the panorama glazing, passengers will enjoy the 360 degree view without interruptions. The interior fittings are of state-of-the-art design: heating elements integrated into the cabin floor and walls, sound system, and video screens," the source noted.

Pictures from the camera attached to the outside of the cabin floor are shown on these screens through a wireless connection, in addition to data about the weather and event information to keep winter sports enthusiasts bang up to date.

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Posted by Thomas McKinnon ADNFCR-1958-ID-800783683-ADNFCR

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