New lifts and piste for Portes du Soleil for the 2019-20 ski season
Portes du Soleil will be improving its ski area and strengthen the lifts connecting the resorts. SERMA – (Avoriaz Ropeway Operating Company), is launching replacement works for the Léchère chairlift, as well as the construction of a new chairlift and a new red run on Les Cases. The chairlift manufacturer will be from the Bartholet company.
Avoriaz will open a third connection between its ski area and the Swiss resort of Champéry – Les Crosets. This will be made possible with the construction of two new lifts to facilitate the skiing opportunities throughout the Portes du Soleil ski area, composed of 12 resorts with 650 km of linked runs in France and Switzerland.
The first chairlift will replace the current triple chairlift La Léchère with a high-speed detachable sextuple alleviating the uplift of skiers and riders. The new sextuple will carry 2700 skiers per hour in comparison of the 1,800 carried by the actual triple.
The “FLYING NEST” pop-up mobile accommodation concept is this season in Avoriaz 1800.
The Flying Nest is a new concept of AccorHotels designed by ORA ITO
What is Flying Nest?
With accommodation at the foot of the slopes and offering a unique experience nestled in natural surroundings with breathtaking views, Flying Nest is the new pop-up concept designed by Ora Ito.
An ambitious idea and an inspired designer combine to make Flying Nest – offering mobile and offbeat accommodation in environmentally friendly containers fully decked out with all the comfort of a cozy hotel room and blending seamlessly into the natural landscape. Ora-Ïto, one of the most celebrated designers of his generation, was entrusted with the eco-design of these guestrooms using raw and natural materials.
Flying Nest is more than just offbeat accommodation
While the Flying Nest concept is completely unique in terms of its concept, design and architecture, it also offers an experience that combines comfort, well-being and closeness to nature. Guests will enjoy a bright living space, a bedroom with a comfortable bed, a modern bathroom and a private terrace. As well as access to a shared living area where guests can enjoy an indulgent breakfast surrounded by stunning views of the mountains, the ski room will look after their equipment until the next descent. All guests have to do is to put on their skis in the morning and head for the slopes!
Basically you can get premium comfort and an unique and unforgettable experience right in the heart of the Avoriaz ski area. Flying Nest has opened at the foot of the slopes on December 22, 2018 and will remain opened until March 17, 2019.