New 6-seater detachable chairlift from Le Morclan

  • Nouveau télésiège du Morclan 6 places débrayable
Châtel: Morclan chairlift... new detachable 6-seater version for winter 2019 - 2020!
This winter, in Châtel, skiers will test the Morclan chairlift in its new version: a detachable 6-seater POMA chairlift. Located at the arrival of the Super-Châtel cable car, it takes skiers to the top of Le Morclan at an altitude of 1970 m. It replaces the original 3-seater chairlift with fixed clamps installed in 1983. The hourly flow of 1200 people will increase to 1800 people with 35 6-seater vehicles on the cable that can go up to 2400 people with 50 vehicles. The departure and arrival of the facility will be the subject of a redevelopment highlighting the boarding and departure sites as well as the viewpoint area towards the surrounding French and Swiss peaks. The installation provides a geographical link first with the Swiss station of Torgon and then with La Chapelle d'Abondance on the French side.

On the technical side, in addition to the significant increase in hourly flow rate as indicated above, all the safety features of the installation include the locking of the guardrail and anti-submarining for children to prevent them from slipping under the guardrail. The chalet where the chairlift starts will be equipped with a "Smart board" table, a system already in use from the new Pierre Longue chairlift in Pré-la-Joux. The seats will be identical to those of the Portes du Soleil chairlift on the inter-domain link in Vonnes: red and black alternating for the positioning of children.

The route will be slightly shifted to the left when climbing. It will be marked by 11 tubular pylons instead of the current 12, and the 4th will be common with a pylon of the future detachable 6-seater chairlift in Conche that will cross the line.

With this new feature, the fluidity in the Super-Châtel sector will be increased and greatly appreciated by skiers. Pedestrians will be able to access the summit of Morclan not only in summer as every year but also in winter.

As briefly mentioned above, other dossiers on this sector are being studied in order to offer holidaymakers a good quality and ever more efficient ski resort.
 
Published on Monday August 12, 2019 at 09:36