New La Daille Gondola in Val d’Isère

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Val d’Isère is constantly improving the resort. This summer the new La Daille gondola will breathe new life into this sector of the resort.

Upgrading the La Daille Gondola

New building work has already begun to upgrade the existing POMA gondola lift, which travels from 1802m at La Daille over the OK (Oreiller Killy) piste to 2294m.

The current 4-seater gondola lift was built in 1966 then then renovated in 1994.

old la daille gondola val disere
Télécabine de la Daille 1966 – Photo: POMA

 

Cutting edge gondolas

The new lift will have 50 state-of-the-art ‘Symphony 10’ gondolas with 10 seats.

The gondolas were created by Italian designer Pininfarina (who have also done design work for Ferrari and Maserati). They will have heated seats and wi-fi and improved sliding doors. There will also be a 4-seater VIP gondola.

New gondolas in La Daille val d'isere
State of the art gondolas

Speed and capacity both significantly improved

The uphill lift capacity will be 2800 people an hour – a big increase on the current 933 – mainly because the cabin speed will double from 3m/sec to 6m/sec. The journey time will fall from 9 minutes to 4 minutes 30 seconds. The number of pylons will decrease from 16 to 12.

There will also be a 100 sqm new covered information and ski pass sales area built in the base station. Importantly, the new lift will still offer access to La Folie Douce for pedestrians!

Base station La Daille gondola
How the new base station will look

 

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