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New Lift and Piste in Avoriaz for the 2015/16 season

We have been watching the construction of a new lift and piste in the Lindarets / Mossettes area of Avoriaz over the summer. The lift will replace the old 3 seater chair “Brochaux”. The new lift will be a 6 person “clutched” type, capable of transporting 3000 skiers / hour.

A new blue run will open in December, and has been given an English language name. The Avoriaz tourist office ran a naming competition, and decided upon “Blue Velvet”: the name of an 80s David Lynch film. The lucky (British) competition winner has been awarded one week’s ski pass as a prize.

Here is the lift in August:

Avoriaz new lift

And a view of the piste construction underway (photo taken from Mossettes lift):

New piste Avoriaz

The latest phase of construction, photo taken last weekend:


And then a clear view of where the new piste will be:


Finally a view from the top (courtesy of Alpine Property)

New Brochaux lift