Combimix linking Les Esserts to Savoleyres - La Tzoumaz
The Federal Court accepted some of the arguments made by our opponents in its judgement on modifications to the area plan to allow us to install a new Combimix between Les Esserts and Savoleyres.
Although we won on four points, a majority of the judges took the view that the documentation submitted was incomplete on three other points: a traffic study, the nuisance caused by traffic and the justification for the project. Among other things, we have been asked to document in more detail why it is impossible to renovate the current line between Les Creux and Savoleyres.
Replacement of the Mont-Gelé cable car
Built in 1959, the Mont Gelé cable car will have left its mark on almost three generations of freeriders. It has now reached the end of its life and will be dismantled at the end of the current winter season and replaced with a new installation, which will be identical to its predecessor but with improvements in terms of comfort and safety.
The contract for the work has been awarded to Garaventa and will last throughout the summer of 2017; the new cable car should be available for use in December.
Installation of a full mechanical snow production system in Savoleyres
Following the withdrawal of their objections by a group of private individuals, which would have cost us a year in legal proceedings, we have been given authorisation to install a mechanical snow production system in Savoleyres and La Tzoumaz. Works will begin in the summer of 2017 and be spread across two or even three years. The first step will be to produce snow for the pistes in Le Coeur and La Croix-de-Coeur towards La Tzoumaz.
Snow production for the Savoleyres-Verbier area will need to wait for the construction of the Combimix in Les Esserts-Savoleyres.