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New Pontillas gondola lift

The New Pontillas Gondola - Coming for Winter 2023/24

Opening in December 2023, the brand new Pontillas gondola lift in Serre Chevalier will replace the old lift and will take you up the mountain at a speed of 7 metres per second!

With 10 seats in each cabin, the new gondola will take skiers and snowboarders from the base station at 1388m up to the Méa plateau at 2255m.  The valley station will be located in the same position as the old lift, but from the top of the lift you will have the option of skiing a new beginner's piste, or heading on further up the mountain.

The investment of 26 million Euros was made to increase sustainability in the ski area, as the new lift uses less energy to take people up the mountain compared to the old lift on this site.

It also reduces the need for snow-making facilities lower down the mountain, as it can take beginners up to a higher altitude.  The new base station uses recycled materials, and the electrical and mechanical parts from the old lift are also being used in other ski resorts.

 

You can find out more about our package ski holidays to Serre Chevalier in the Resorts section of our website.

Facts & Figures

Type of lift:  Gondola

Passengers per cabin:  10

Altitude of base station:  1388m

Altitude of top station:  2255m

Length of route:  3751m

Altitude difference:  867m

Speed:  7 metres per second

Duration of ride:  10 minutes

Capacity:  2800 people per hour

More about Serre Chevalier

Resort features

  • 8th largest resort in France
  • 60 lifts
  • In the heart of the Écrins National Park
  • Close to the heritage town of Briançon
  • Short transfer time (2 hours)
  • 80% of the skiing is above 2000m
  • Recent major lift upgrades
  • Thermal spa baths in the village
  • Off-piste ski guiding available

Connections

Airport
Turin (136km)
Train station
Briançon (15km)

Altitude

Minimum altitude
1200m
Maximum altitude
2800m

Ski slopes

All ski slopes
250km
Green slopes
13
Blue slopes
26
Red slopes
30
Black slopes
13

Accommodation

Chalet-Hotel Charlotte
The Chalet-Hotel Charlotte in Monetier
Triple Room in Chalet-Hotel Charlotte
The dining room in the Chalet-Hotel Charlotte

Charlotte

Serre Chevalier, France
 
On Request
Ski lift
5-minute walk
From slopes
550 metres

Chalet-Hotel Charlotte

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