New Ski Lifts Under Construction in Alps

With the main peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe behind us, several resorts are busy building new lifts and improving others ready for winter.

Our friends at Maison Sport have picked out a few of the main construction projects, which they have shared with us at PlanetSKI.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is continuing with its plans to improve its lift system.

The new Kumme gondola lift will be able to take 10 people and has heated seats.

The resort is also making improvements to the Matterhorn glacier ride cableway.

The Swiss Cableways Association has put in place a series of measures, endorsed by the Swiss government to ensure the lifts are safe to use.

Dolomites, Italy

The construction of a new gondola, from the Tofane slopes to Cinque Torri, is scheduled to begin in June.

It is due to be completed by December, ready for the peak of next season, including the Alpine Ski World Championships in February 2021.

Tignes, France

A new lift linking the Aiguille Rouge above Tignes 1800 to the Aiguille Percée is being built over the summer.

The Marais 6-seater chairlift will take roughly 8 minutes and 20 seconds.

Site of the new Marais lift in Tignes

Location of the new Marais lift in Tignes

Paradiski, France

A new 10-person gondola is being built on the Les Arcs side of the vast Paradiski.

It is called the Vallandry after the small resort from where it will start in the Peisey-Vallandry ski area, which is a great location if you want to ski in both Les Arcs and La Plagne.

The new lift is 2,035 metres long and has the capacity to carry 3,000 people an hour.

The information above comes from Maison Sport,  the company which allows you to book your independent ski and snowboard instructor online.