The new Avoriaz cable car pictured here at a trade show is almost ready to go.
A brand new lift is set to open this month (January 2013) that links the resorts of Avoriaz and Morzine at Portes du Soleil. The new lift will be replacing the old cable car and it will have a dozen 35-passenger cabins.
The ski area has invested more than 36.5 million euros ($ 48-M USD) a fraction of the 200-million($265-million USD) upgrade and retrofit of Avoriaz which includes new accommodations and a swimming complex.
The new lift was scheduled to open at the start of the season, but construction issues caused delays in the project launch. The new Prodains funitel, links Morzine with the Avoriaz, at a speed of 7 metres per second with an overall capacity of 2,000 to 2,400 people per hour. Only six lifts of this type are currently in use worldwide.
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