Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
France – La Plagne (Savoie) – 2003

Vanoise Express

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.

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Urban Aerial Tramway
Application
Peri-urban connection
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The project

The creation of this unique link between the two valleys of the Les Arcs skiing area and the La Plagne skiing area, created the largest skiing area in the world. The Vanoise Express ropeway is an exceptional structure that offers unique service flexibility.

 

It welcomes its 200 passengers on two levels in duplex cabins designed to allow simultaneous loading and unloading, ensuring minimal waiting times and a continuous flow.

It operates on two separate lines that run 380 m above ground level, transporting passengers the 1.8 km distance between Peisey-Vallandry station and Les Coches station in 4 minutes.

VANOISE EXPRESS

In Motion

Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

1824 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

64 m

Débit

Capacity

2000 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

12,5 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

2

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

3 min 50 seconds

POMA, innovation

for the project

Unrivalled technology

For the first time in the world, the rescue system was built directly into the gondola carriage.

 

Discrete ropeway

The crossing of Ponturin Valley is practically level with no towers. This means that the installation blends into the landscape. The stations designed by architect Bernard Taillefer, the creator of the Les Arcs station, resemble a wood, metal and concrete refuge; a modern and very aesthetic architecture nestled between the peaks of Les Arcs.

High-performance cabins

The cabins offer a number of experiences: interior by the French fashion designer Castelbajac, a fine-dining restaurant and a dizzying thrill. With a transparent glass plate built into the floor of the lower level of the two Vanoise Express cabins, the Vanoise Express never ceases to amaze the Paradiski skiers.

A challenging setting

The running of the ropes between the two valleys was an unprecedented challenge. It took several months of preparation work on site, carried out in partnership with the company Trefileurope.

Vanoise Express in pictures

Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
Téléphérique Vanoise Express Paradiski
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