New Chairlift for Avoriaz 2015   September 14th, 2015

Avoriaz are busy again this year investing in updating their lifts, this year the old 3-man Brochaux chairlift is getting the full makeover treatment.

Brochaux Avoriaz

This creaky old lift that runs from the bottom of the Mossettes lift up towards Avoriaz was a prime candidate renovation due to it’s age and being surrounded by newer lifts with better pistes.
But as we’ve seen with other makeovers in recent years the combination of a new fast lift and some remodelling of the connecting pistes can give a whole new lease of life to an area.

The chair itself isĀ upgrading from an ancient 3-man to a high speed 6-man, with the top station being moved over 250 metres east along the ridge to allow for a new piste.
There was previously an off-piste itinerary route that came down underneath the lift, but this was fairly tricky and technical route especially without fresh snow when it became a chopped up mogul field. But the diggers and bulldozers have been busy this summer in crafting a whole new blue piste under the lift which has just been named “Blue Velvet” in a competition run by Avoriaz tourist office.

It will be interesting to see what effect the upgradeĀ has on the area, it was definitely underused before but I’d expect it to pull in punters now it’s all shiny and new. Plus a new groomed piste to enjoy.

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