Skiers visiting Les 2 Alpes this spring will surely have seen bulldozers working on the construction of the 3S Jandri gondola lift and the Belle Etoile telemix. These are the two most important lifts in SATA's investment plan in the l'Isère area, and are intended to improve the skier's experience.
Work is progressing well and is scheduled to intensify after the end of the summer ski season.
Although work is continuing, it is expected that work will intensify once the spring-summer ski season ends in late June or early July, depending on snow conditions.
The 3S Jandri gondola lift is a key part of the Les 2 Alpes ski area , as it connects the village to the resort's glacier, located at an altitude of 3165 meters. Built by Poma in 1985, this gondola lift is special because of its double-cable design, which requires more significant machinery and maintenance than single-cable systems. However, this technology was chosen because of the wind stability and transport capacity it offers.
Map showing the future route of the Jandri Express
As for the Belle Etoile telemix, it will replace the old chairlift built in 1993 and will improve access to the Crêtes ski area from the base of Les 2 Alpes. This new telemix will have a capacity of 3,000 people per hour, with 6-people people and 10-people cabins.
SATA has opted for mixed telemix technology with people and cabins to meet the needs of skiers and pedestrians in winter, as well as mountain bikers and hikers in summer. These infrastructure investments aim to ensure a more comfortable and efficient experience for visitors to Les 2 Alpes all year round.