Famously freezing and seriously unpleasant in bad weather, the old clockwork chairlift up the Fontaine Froide has been replaced by a new, comfy, rapid detachable 6-seater chair. This makes the cruisy green triangle of the Verte, Génépi and Grand Pré even more enjoyable this winter.
The new chairlift will deposit skiers between the top of the Olympique and the top of the Funival. The whole area between these three busy landing points and the Bellevarde restaurant just below has been re-landscaped to make it much more gentle, and to stop the bottlenecks that have often caused difficulties, especially to less confident skiers.
It provides an easy link from those runs at the ‘back’ of Bellevarde with the La Daille side, and gives much quicker access back to Val d’Isère centre via the Face or the Olympique bubble.