Today’s Photo

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19 October 2018

Val d'Isère, 19 October 2018
Wrapped up like a Christmas present, this is one of the new mega-bubbles on its inaugural run from La Daille this morning.
If you have ever queued for the ancient chairlift or played three rounds of backgammon on your phone in the old gondola, those days are over. This is a high-speed, ten-man cabin designed by Pininfarina which, surprisingly, seems to go up sideways. We hope they haven’t just hung it on the cable wrong. They’d probably have noticed when it reached the first pylon…