Le Praz Gondola lift
The 10-person gondola lift provides transport between the village of Le Praz (where a 500-space car park has been created) and the Courchevel resort centre.
The Société of the 3 Vallées has once again placed its trust in POMA to provide the important connection between the Courchevel skiing area and the village of Le Praz, where the Alpinium multi-activity complex and a 500-space car park have just been constructed.
Like an elevator, during the ski season, the Courchevel gondola lift takes passengers up to the ski runs at Courchevel 1850 and down to the lake for the many activities on offer in Le Praz in summer. This very busy gondola lift is also more practical, faster and more comfortable: 20 minutes from the bottom of the valley, Le Praz is the nearest gateway to the 3 Vallées skiing region.
Difference in elevation
2400 people/ hour/ direction
Number of cabins
Number of passengers per cabin
For the project
For the first time in France, 47 EVO cabins with LED lighting and solar panels.
Providing peri-urban transport, the gondola lift allows skiers, tourists, locals and emergency services to get to the heart of Courchevel 1850 during the ski season and, going downhill, to get to Le Praz lake, which offers many activities in summer.
A station at
The bottom station of the Le Praz gondola lift is integrated into the Alpinium, a 350 m2 culture and sports complex with a multimedia library, a cosy reception and sales area, a video space, indoor games and more: a whole range of activities for all seasons. On the roof of the building, there is a belvedere with a terrace and sports area. In the basement, there is a 500-space car park on 2 floors.
An exclusive cabin, “L’Instant Merveilleux”, available for private hire and specially designed for the Le Praz-Courchevel line, will offer privileged passengers an unforgettable moment in an exceptional setting.
Courchevel cares about sustainability issues in the mountains and has an appropriate multimodal offer around the Le Praz gondola lift. With this efficient system connecting the skiing area’s two essential sites, Courchevel helps its tourists and residents to travel in an eco-friendly way and contributes to reducing the number of vehicles on the roads (which can reach up to 7500 a day each winter).
Le Praz in pictures
They talk about it
With the two new gondola lift systems for Les Grangettes and Le Praz, the Société des 3 Vallées is entering a new era. Aside from being useful for the skiing area, these facilities earn the company a place on the list of urban transport operators.
With their long opening hours, they will provide a constant connection between Courchevel’s various levels, thereby reducing the number of buses, which are outmoded, slow, polluting and uncomfortable.
This is a strategic focus for the Société des 3 Vallées, in its development in the Courchevel valley and beyond.
Now, the centre of Courchevel is just 3 minutes from Courchevel Village using the Les Grangettes gondola lift, and 6 minutes from Le Praz using the Le Praz gondola lift.
POMA mountain projects:
United States – Copper Mountain, Colorado – 2018
How the west was won: the American Eagle is the first TELEMIX® ropeway installed in the United States by the POMA Group. Passengers settle into one of the six-seater chairs and eight-seater gondolas to reach the top of the slopes or the high-altitude restaurant.Read
France – Courchevel – 2018
The Les 3 Vallées company entrusted POMA with the construction of the new emblematic gondola lift of Les Grangettes. A true link between Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1850, the gondola lift is operated every day until 11 pm. It is a busy link and has opened the door to peri-urban rope transport in the mountains.Read
Russia – Arkhyz – 2018
Northern Caucasus Resort is continuing its development project, which began in 2011 in the Caucasus mountains, and has an impressive 10-seat 3.8 km gondola lift with 3 sections on its north slope.Read
Meihuashan Lift-1 et 2
In China, the Meihuashan gondola lift is a valley elevator at the heart of a year-round tourism projectRead
United States – Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows (California) – 2019
Leitner Poma of America, a long-standing partner of the Alpine Meadows ski resort, replaced the 1996 Hot Wheels fixed-grip chairlift this year with a new higher-performance 4-seater detachable chairlift, and took the opportunity to improve the route.Read
France – Loudenvielle Peyragudes – 2019
The “Skyvall” gondola lift is a link between the village of Loudenvielle, with its lake and its recreational spa, and the ski resort of Peyragudes. Since the summer of 2020, it has helped improve the year-round appeal of this beautiful valley in the Pyrenees.Read
Ski Indoor Dubaï
United Arab Emirates – Dubai – 2005
The Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift is the main installation of Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski centre of its kind in the Persian Gulf region, and the most famous in the world.Read
China – Cuiyunshan – 2017
A superb 6/8 Telemix®, combining 6-seater chairs with protective hoods and 8-person Diamond cabins, was deployed in Cuiyunshan, a new station near Chongli, four hours by road from Beijing.Read
Switzerland – Diablerets – 2018
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.Read
France – La Plagne (Savoie) – 2003
The emblematic ropeway of the Vanoise Massif mountain range gave rise to the vast Paradiski skiing area in 2003. It held the record as the biggest cabin in the world until 2016.Read
United States – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – 2018
The American Flyer may be the world’s longest bubble chairlift; in any case, it is the longest one manufactured by the POMA Group on American soil.Read