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The Vanoise Express

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Link between Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, created to cross the valley of Peisey-Nancroix without damaging it.

The extraordinary VANOISE EXPRESS Cable car is a unique technical exploit.
It is this day the biggest cable car of the world : 2 cabins of 2 levels can take 200 persons.
( Capacity: 2000 persons per hour and by direction)
To be more precise, it is about 2 parallel and independent cable cars, which allow a lot of flexibility to manage passengers stream.
Other exploit: the cable car crosses the valley without intermediate pylon. (1824 m of length, 64m only of made uneven. The cabin is at 380m of the ground on the highest point)
The third exploit: its speed: 45km / hour, world record. The crossing can be made in 3 minutes 50 seconds.
The station departure station, called " driving station " is in Plan-Peisey, on the municipality of Peisey-Nancroix at 1612 m of elevation.
The arrival station, called " tension station " is at 1548m of elevation upstream to Montchavin, municipality of Bellentre.

2 DC engines: 530kW - 1 180 tr/mn, as powerful as a T.G.V.
Contracting owner: THE SELALP, branch of Alps company.
Master builder : DSCA
Builder: POMAGALSKI
Architect : B. Taillefer
The construction started in 2003 and had been inaugurated in January, 2004.
During winter 2007/2008, this prototype of cable car has to undergo works of modification.

In winter, the cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians.
On Montchavin side, the cable car arrives on a ski slope.
You can't reach Montchavin by foot. It is advised to resort to services of a guide to find praticable paths in snowshoe.

Ouverture

From 21/12/2019 to 25/01/2020, daily between 9.10 am and 4.20 pm.

From 26/01 to 25/04/2020, daily between 9.10 am and 4.55 pm.

Tarifs

Free entry for children < 5 years, people > 75.

Infos complémentaires
  • Équipements : Parking
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  • Langues parlées : EnglishFrench
  • Animaux acceptés : Non

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