Snow Gondola Lift
In French-speaking Switzerland, customer and operator comfort was the primary focus of the Diablerets station restructuring project. The eponymous gondola lift therefore replaces a chairlift to enhance skier comfort, and is equipped with a SmartBoard control console to ensure optimum operator comfort.
This project to restructure Diablerets station managed by BACO, the Swiss subsidiary of POMA, prioritised customer and operator comfort from the outset.
The gondola lift replaces the former four-seater chairlift, and is the first gondola lift in the Vaud Alps to offer this capacity to its users: 2500 skiers, sledders and walkers per hour at Mazots compared with 1400 previously, and a record capacity for a gondola lift in the Vaud Alps.
difference in elevation
2500 passengers/ hour
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for the project
The choice of a SmartBoard as the control panel provides ropeway operator personnel with better control of the commands, opposite the loading/unloading platform.
The Diablerets Express gondola lift is equipped with DirectDrive® technology, which is less energy-intensive, has a reduced environmental impact and is very reliable.
in the Vaud Alps
Able to carry 2500 skiers, hikers or mountain bikers per hour, POMA offers the highest capacity ever for a gondola lift in the Vaud Alps.
Diablerets Express in pictures
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United States – Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows (California) – 2019
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China – Cuiyunshan – 2017
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France – La Plagne (Savoie) – 2003
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United States – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – 2018
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France – Bourg Saint-Maurice – 2019
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France – Val d’Isère – 2018
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France – Courchevel – 2019
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France – Val Thorens – 2019
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France – Alpe d’Huez – 2018
Sharing over 80 years of history with the resort, POMA has supported Alpe d’Huez in the construction of dedicated public transport, a 2 km urban gondola lift, connecting the resort centre to the slopes.Read
France – Chamonix – 2014
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