Since 2023, Les 2 Alpes has been carving out its future with new investments and equipment with regards the ski area and its ski lifts, as well as its accommodation, leisure facilities and events. Its future is taking shape thanks to an holistic vision and a regional strategy of the 50 years to come… guaranteeing the resort’s social, economic, and sustainable growth, above and beyond its ski area innovations!
Development of the Vallée Blanche area
Les 2 Alpes has two main areas: one on the east side, going up to 3,600m, and the other on the west side, located between 2,100m and 1,650m, called the Vallée Blanche. The latter is far from being optimized. The redevelopment of this area will allow better and faster access for all types of skiers, from beginners to experts, as well as for pedestrians, mountain bikers, e-bikers and more, across all four seasons. Two new lifts were completed in 2023 (the Super Venosc Gondola and the Vallée Blanche Télémix).
Three new free beginner areas at the bottom of the slopes
The Front de Neige at the bottom of the slopes is being completely redesigned. It started in 2022 and will be completed in 2024. A new ski lift and a magic carpet were built in 2022 in the Viking area. By 2024, the Coolidge area will also have a new magic carpet. And the area at the entrance of the resort, Champamé, has a new generation draglift. The lifts in these three areas are free.
New lifts to improve the flow for visitors across the area
Redevelopment of facilities on the lower slopes: the Diable Télémix (completed in 2022), the new Belle Étoile Télémix (for winter 2023/2024) and the forthcoming Jandri 3S cable car (set to be completed by winter 2024/2025), have all been designed to enhance the flow of skiers from the resort to the high-altitude ski area, whilst also making it easier to get back to resort, depending on how busy it is, and snow conditions (resort entrance, centre and far end).
Visitors will enjoy quality skiing at altitude, with the promise of accessibility for all in the future. The new Jandri 3S cable car will be equipped with the best technology and will be more than just a means of transport: it will provide a real experience for visitors. It will replace the Jandri Express, which dates from 1985. It's a very important lift for the resort, as it takes visitors from the resort at 1,600m directly up to 3,200m.
SATA Group has studied the best possible ascent line, considering the environmental, technical and aesthetic aspects. The realization of such a lift requires consideration of the entire ecosystem, fauna, flora, wetlands and water resources, as well as the aesthetics and location of the different stations and the comfort of users. The new cable car will have 7 pylons instead of 15 and will therefore blend into the environment better. Trees and grass are being planted all around the cable car. It will use less energy in relation to the number of people transported. Local companies and local materials have been used as much as possible.
Fabrice Boutet, CEO of SATA, says "SATA Group's mission is to make the mountains accessible to everyone, over four seasons, for all practices. The Jandri 3S is an extraordinary project which will take 15 months of work to complete and involves cooperative work of know-how between SATA Group, the Municipality of Les 2 Alpes, the Tourist Office and business partners.”
The new Jandri 3S
▶ 6,4 km long
▶ 1480 metre vertical drop
▶ Base station G1 : 1,650 metres
▶ Mid-station G2-G3 : 2,600 metres
▶ Arrival station G4 : 3,200 metres
▶ 55 cabins
▶ 24 seats & 8 standing places
▶ 8m/s / 28.8 km/hr
▶ Flow: 3,000 people/hr
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