Chamonix’s Lift Upgrades
It's already snowing the mountains above Chamonix, this picture was taken on the 29th September, credit Martin Zhor. This winter a new gondola will open at the Balme Ski Area in the Chamonix Valley, replacing the old lift up from the village of le Tour. The new-generation Doppelmayr 10-seater panoramic gondola has a capacity to transport 2,200 people/hour, which more than doubles the current capacity. It’s faster than the old lifts to with the 376m ascent completed in 5.26 minutes, a speed of 6m/second. Meanwhile work on the ambitious 53 million Euros development to replace the existing gondola down to the Mer de Glace glacier from Montenvers is well underway and due to begin opening for winter 23-24, next December.