Chamonix Set to upgrade for families
Chamonix set to re-develop area to cater for families
The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc which operates the ski lifts and runs around Chamonix as well as many other leading French resorts has announced a €10m investment over the summer in upgrading the Plateau de Lognan at the resort’s Grands Montets ski area.
The old Marmottons and Tabé chairlifts have been removed and replaced by a fast, comfortable Leitner-built 6-seater chair, also named Tabé after its predecessor, which has the capacity to transport over 3000 persons per hour.
At the mid station of Lognan (1900m) a dedicated beginner’s area has been developed to include two drag–lifts and additional snow canons. The area will be accessible for all ages from early December to early May.
“This will be a welcome development for mixed ability groups or families skiing at the iconic Grands Montets, an area renowned more so for its glacier and off-piste skiing than for its gentle slopes,” said the resort’s press officer, Claire Burnet.
Patrick Thorne, also known as the Snow Hunter, is an industry expert in all technical developments in snow sports. In addition to his work Patrick is also father and knows the importance and fun of kids on snow.