Altiservice, the holding behind the french ski resorts of Font-Romeu-Pyrénées 2000 and Saint-Lary, has closed its second-best winter tourism season ever, albeit with a slight decrease compared to last year, a season in which 1.2M ski passes were sold, which was a record. Nevertheless, the results are very positive, and Yves Rougier, CEO of Altiservice, is delighted with them.
According to Rougier, the success of online sales, together with favorable weather and snow conditions, and the commitment of resort staff to provide optimum skiing quality, are the keys to explaining this excellent result. In addition, the 80% staff loyalty rate is a source of pride for the group, as it reflects Altiservice's competencies in terms of comfort, welcome and safety for its customers and employees.
These results confirm the strategy and investments made in the Saint-Lary and Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 ski resorts, demonstrating that the passion for snow sports and tourism is still there. According to Rougier, these resorts are consolidating their position as leaders in the French Pyrenees.
News for the 2023-2024 season
The company has announced the start of work on the installation of new infrastructure in both ski resorts. The Foret de Saint-Lary chairlift will allow direct connection between Espiaube and Pla d'Adet in 4.5 minutes, reducing the number of shuttle buses and improving the experience for skiers. The new lift will have 67 sixpeople chairs andwill be able to move 2,400 people per hour.
In addition, the renovation of the Airelles gondola lift at the Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 ski resort will improve access for groups such as the disabled and families. The new infrastructure will be lower and stairs will be eliminated. The gondola lift will have 10 people and will increase its transport capacity to 2,000 passengers per hour, which will eliminate or significantly reduce bottlenecks on busy days.
With these investments, the resorts of Saint-Lary and Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 consolidate their position as a reference in the ski area, offering an improved experience to skiers and tourists visiting the area.