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The Vanoise Express

Link between Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, created to cross the valley of Peisey-Nancroix without damaging it.

Leisure The Vanoise Express Peisey-Vallandry

About

Departing from Peisey-Vallandry (73210)
Not allowed to be visited

The extraordinary VANOISE EXPRESS Cable car is a unique technical exploit.
It is this day the biggest cable car of the world : 2 cabins of 2 levels can take 200 persons.
( Capacity: 2000 persons per hour and by direction)
To be more precise, it is about 2 parallel and independent cable cars, which allow a lot of flexibility to manage passengers stream.
Other exploit: the cable car crosses the valley without intermediate pylon. (1824 m of length, 64m only of made uneven. The cabin is at 380m of the ground on the highest point)
The third exploit: its speed: 45km / hour, world record. The crossing can be made in 3 minutes 50 seconds.
The station departure station, called " driving station " is in Plan-Peisey, on the municipality of Peisey-Nancroix at 1612 m of elevation.
The arrival station, called " tension station " is at 1548m of elevation upstream to Montchavin, municipality of Bellentre.

2 DC engines: 530kW - 1 180 tr/mn, as powerful as a T.G.V.
Contracting owner: THE SELALP, branch of Alps company.
Master builder : DSCA
Builder: POMAGALSKI
Architect : B. Taillefer
The construction started in 2003 and had been inaugurated in January, 2004.
During winter 2007/2008, this prototype of cable car has to undergo works of modification.

The cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians.
On Montchavin side, the cable car arrives on a ski slope.
You can't reach Montchavin by foot. It is advised to resort to services of a guide to find praticable paths in snowshoe.

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    Prices

    From 22/12/2018 to 27/01/2019.

    From 28/01 to 27/04/2019.

    Free entry for children < 5 years, people > 75.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash

    Reception

    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : French
    Languages informatives signs : French

    Equipments
    • Parking

    Contacts

    Société d'Aménagement de La Plagne

    Access

    Quartier du Télépôle Plan-Peisey 73210 Peisey-Vallandry
    Departing from : Peisey-Vallandry (73210)
    Latitude : 45.551125 - Longitude : 6.763596

    Snow front Plan-Peisey

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    Information update on 10/10/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Peisey Vallandry