Big changes are on the horizon for La Plagne’s high-altitude skiing scene this year, and here at Ice and Fire we can’t wait to witness the exciting first phase of this transformation.
In a whopping 26 million euro venture known as Live3000, a remarkable development project is taking shape between Plagne Bellecote and the La Plagne glacier. Its primary goal is to enhance accessibility to the high-altitude skiing areas at an impressive 3000 meters above sea level.
For the upcoming winter season of 2023-24, the winter sun will shine down on a brand-new 10-seater Glaciers cable car. Departing from Roche de Mio, this state-of-the-art cable car will ascend to a mid-station at the Col de la Chiaupe and culminate at a summit perched at an altitude of 3000 meters. This journey promises a breathtaking panoramic view of the Vanoise glaciers and the valley below.
The project is progressing well, with lift stations and pylons firmly in place. Recently, the crucial cabling has been added, and we’re eagerly anticipating its operational debut in just a few weeks. Come early December, visitors will be able to experience the magic of the new glacier cable car. What can you expect from this innovation? Well, it offers swifter and more dependable access to the glacier while also increasing the visitor capacity significantly.
For the 2023-24 season, the surrounding slopes near the glacier have also been revamped to maximize usable space and enhance the overall visitor experience. Not a skier? Don’t worry you haven’t been overlooked. The cable car can also be used to access the 3000-meter high-altitude experience on foot. La Plagne intends to leverage this facility to educate children, families, and students about the mountains, glaciers, and the impact of global warming on these natural wonders.
Feeling tempted to give it a try? Consider this your invitation! Ice and Fire offers catered chalet holidays in the La Plagne ski area.