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.
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