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New Chamonix lift for Christmas

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Ellie Mahoney | Chamonix Editor | Published: 9 Sep 2004


New Chamonix lift for Christmas

'Construction looks well underway on the new Vallorcine - Le Tour lift, due to open at Christmas. No doubt the Compagnie du Mont Blanc are hoping to lure visitors from Switzerland, the border of which is only a couple of miles from Vallorcine, rather than make amenities better for the tiny hamlet.

However, a fortunate side affect for Chamonix's riders will be the opening up of an entire mountain side of North facing chutes and tree skiing, from which return was previously only possible by train.

Fabulous couloirs
In keeping with Cham's fine tradition of catering for mixed ability groups, there will be one blue trail down and the rest of the mountain side will be left as off-piste: including some couloirs of over 800 metres vertical descent at 35 to 40 degrees.'

As reported by Natives.