Télécabine Suisse Diablerets BACO
Switzerland – Diablerets – 2018

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.

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Detachable gondola lift
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The project

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.





2253 m


difference in elevation

548 m



2500 passengers/ hour



6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins


Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Number of passenger per cabin





Nombre de pylones

Number of towers


POMA, innovation

for the project


control panel

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.

Greater capacity

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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