An exceptional Valley Lift for the Bourg St Maurice - Les Arcs connection

Interconnected to the SNCF network and with no particles emission, the funicular that has been linking Bourg St Maurice and Arcs for 30 years is the reference lift of the Valley. Poma will carry of its renovation for the 2019 summer.

With its 800 metres vertical distance, the Bourg Saint Maurice funicular has been an icon in the region for the past 30 years. It enables the thousands of daily users – tourists and seasonal workers alike, to access the mythical resort of Les Arcs from the valley, all year round, in 7 minutes.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Les Arcs and as part of a “customer experience” approach aiming to facilitate access to high-altitude resorts (Les Arcs having 38,000 beds), the municipality of Bourg Saint Maurice has undertaken the replacement of the funicular cars linking the SNCF train station to Arc 1600.
POMA will put into service the Bourg Saint Maurice - Les Arcs ski resort connexion from the summer of 2019

From Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs, passengers will then travel onboard an exceptional funicular car, equipped with wide panoramic windows. Passengers will be able to contemplate an extraordinary landscape that will unfold as they rise above the Tarentaise valley, with the Mont-Blanc as a backdrop.

Moreover, in order for each passenger to enjoy the scenery, in addition to a fully glazed roof, a single central driving station at the centre of the car was designed in order to free up the panoramic spaces at the front and back. Comfortable and innovative, the cars are designed to meet all users’ needs. As an example, the layout of the new cars will adapt to receive either winter or summer equipment, according to the season, and includes dedicated spaces for disabled people.

Passengers will then travel onboard an exceptional funicular car, equipped with wide panoramic windows

Eco-responsible: the Bourg Saint Maurice funicular railway will be equipped with cutting-edge technology and use clean energy (100% electrical), as well as integrate perfectly into its environment, with an elegant design open onto the outside.

The solution offered by POMA Group and its subcontractors, was selected as it closely meets the twofold challenge to adapt to the changing customer experience towards high-altitude resorts while preserving existing infrastructures. The renovation works on the two cars will be completed for the 2019 summer season, i.e. in less than 11 months.

In renovating one of the first valley lifts in France, the municipality of Bourg Saint Maurice, the Domaine Skiable des Arcs – who operates the ski resort of Les Arcs – and POMA are sending a strong signal and contributing to the development of soft and sustainable mobility in mountain areas. A great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Les Arcs ski resort.