France – Val d’Isère – 2018

La Daille gondola lift

For the first time in France, in La Daille, a gondola lift with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina offers maximum comfort to passengers.

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Detachable gondola lift
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The project

In 1966, POMA installed its very first detachable gondola lift in La Daille. 54 years later, Val d'Isère continues to highlight its ski resort. For the first time in France, the resort installed a superb gondola lift equipped with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina, combining comfort and performance.

Val d'Isère pursues its goal of giving a more contemporary feel to its resort, to accommodate the growing number of customers in the best conditions.

La Daille gondola lift

In motion





1664 m

Difference in elevation

489 m


2800 passengers/ hour/ direction



6 m/s

Number of cabins


Number of people per cabin

10 passengers


Journey time

4 min 30 s

nombre de passagers total

+36% use

compared with the 2 systems it replaces

POMA, innovation

for the project

High-end cabins

Symphony cabins are equipped with a range of options such as individual thermoregulated leather chairs and on-board wifi. Equipped with large sliding doors, panoramic windows and an optimal interior space, the level of comfort they provide has won over all users, whether their purpose is to reach the slopes, travel over to Tignes or go by foot to the mountain restaurants located at an altitude of 2,294 m.

A VIP cabin

The icing on the cake of the gondola lift is a tailor-made VIP cabin: 4 armchairs, made by Recaro, offer large bucket seats facing the slopes. A privilege accessible to all, the time it takes to travel to the peaks.


The ascent is twice as fast, and thanks to its excellent wind resistance, snow activities can take place in all weather. Similarly, the numerous events organised by the mountain restaurants, including the famous Folie Douce, have been held regardless of the weather conditions.

A better-integrated gondola lift

As part of the Green Globe certification, the Société des Téléphériques de Val d’Isère engineered the development campaign for its resort, reducing the number of towers, constructing a semi-buried garage and creating a new customer space.

La Daille gondola lift in pictures

They talk about it

La Daille Gondola lift

The look and comfort of the La Daille gondola lift are so popular that even pedestrians use it to get to the mountain restaurant! The excellent wind resistance of this system makes for easy operation and allows us to organise events with the Folie Douce with full peace of mind, in all weather conditions. This strategic gondola lift for Val d’Isère boosts the attractiveness of the hamlet of La Daille and has already inspired new projects…

CEO of the Société des Téléphériques de Val d’Isère

Olivier Simonin

They talk about it

La Daille gondola lift

This new gondola lift replaces a historic POMA ropeway. The challenge was to create a system that met the stringent requirements of the STVI and would become an emblem of the resort. Symphony cabins, beautifully designed stations, a high capacity turnaround… These were all key factors behind the success of this Premium gondola lift.

POMA Pre-Sales Manager

Julien Veyrat

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