Tuesday 28 August 2012

The missing link...

  • 3 pylons
  • the 3rd longest cable way in Switzerland 
  • 2 cable cars carrying up to 125 people each
  • 7 minutes and 20 seconds 
will finally bridge the 3.5 km gap between Grimentz village and Zinal mountain from December 2013.
It's been a long time in planning but work finally began this summer on the new chf 30 million ski lift. Pads for the pylons are being dug and poured and buildings have been demolished to make way for the new station in Grimentz (it even has it's own web-cam so you can check progress). So even this winter one will start to get a feel of how things will be.

The new linked area will have over 120km's of piste and will mean that some of our favourite off piste routes will be repeatable more quickly. We also hope that most people will start their day in Grimentz where bigger carparks are being made for day-trippers, thus reducing the numbers coming up to Zinal. What changes it will actually bring are still 16 months away and only time will tell ...

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