Compagnie du Mont Blanc has signed a new contract to continue their management of the lift areas in Chamonix valley, and is now looking to future improvements of the valley. The new contract includes a pledge to invest in the ski areas of Chamonix over the next 40 years, to the tune of 477 million euros, and aims to improve the services provided by the CMB, focussing on innovation, information and comfort for visitors to Chamonix.
A timetable has already been laid out for the first stages which will focus on modernising three cable cars, two chair lifts and two beginners’ areas over 6 years, in Les Grands Montets, Brévent-Flégère and Le Tour.
- 2014: Plan Joran cable car (Grands Montets ski area)
- 2015: Planpraz beginners’ ski area (Brévent-Flégère ski area)
- 2016: La Parsa chairlift (Brévent-Flégère ski area)
- 2016: Argentière beginners’ area (Grands Montets ski area)
- 2017: Charamillon cable car (Le Tour ski area)
- 2019: Tabé/Marmottons chairlift (Grands Montet ski area)
- 2019: Access to Flégère (Brévent-Flégère ski area)
The announcement of this timetable of improvements is being seen as confidence in the future of the ski areas of Chamonix and the CEO of the CMB has said that the signing of the new contract has offered them the opportunity to plan for the long term with some significant investments.
The “Pas dans le vide” (step into the void) is due to open this winter too at the summit of the Aiguille du Midi and will offer unique sensations never before experienced at this altitude – a reinforced glass box, with more than 1000m of drop below!
All of this means that the future is looking ever brighter for the lift systems of the valley and all of us who take advantage of the skiing and summer activities which they open up to us here in the Chamonix valley.
As our many repeat customers prove, there is always something new and different to do and see in Chamonix, and with these investments we are sure that this will be the case for many years to come.