Verbier has completed its 2020-21 ski season and announced that next winter there’ll be a new Médran 1 gondola lift, nearly doubling uplift capacity on the route.

“After 37 years of dedicated service, the Médran 1 lift has taken a well-deserved retirement. A brand-new installation will be built throughout this year, ready to welcome you in winter 2021–2022,” a statement from the Verbier 4Vallées team explains.

The new lift will have large 10-seater cabins, the largest currently available for this type of lift.

The extra space and speed of the lift will mean uplift capacity will reach 3,200 people per hour, compared to 1,800 today.

As well as a new lift, the Médran and Les Ruinettes stations will be improved to increase comfort  with new windows, escalators and a completely redesigned, improved through flow for skiers.