Work on the new Traversee chairlift in La Plagne has almost been completed. The chairs just need to be attached to the cables and further tests undertaken on the new 4-seater chair. This replaces the rather cranky 34 year old Traversee chair that took you from the top of the Bellecote-Roche de Mio-Glacier telecabine across to the black slope La Combe (previously red).
Overall the old chair was worth taking to access La Combe: the closer red, La Chiaupe could be a nightmare in the wrong conditions. The main reason to take the Traversee chairlift is for the off-piste on the Face Nord de Bellecote. It also gave access to the old black runs: Rochu and Bellecote – they were always better when closed so now that they are unmarked is no loss!
With the recent snow, it is looking to be another great season in La Plagne.