Ski Lift Graveyard
Ever wondered what happened to the famous "red eggs" in Les Gets? Yodel mag had a nosey around to see what happened to these iconic lifts!
In Winter 2010, the famous red
bubble was replaced by a new...red bubble! The new bubble eliminated the long set of stairs involved to get skiers to the start of the lift.
It also changed from being a four-seater to a six-seater lift and became quicker and comfier. In our excitement we may have forgotten our dearly departed friend. But just what exactly happened to the old lift?
If you have made a trip down the mountain you will already have seen their new home, albeit temporary. The old red bubbles currently lie at the bottom of the road into Taninges just waiting to be bought and loved. If you haven’t already seen them, you’ll be pleased to know that everyone has the opportunity to buy their very own piece of Les Gets history. The red bubbles are currently for sale at the Bric a Broc in Taninges but such an iconic piece doesn’t come cheap; it is said that the bubbles are priced at around €1000 delivered!
The red bubble has always been the main access to the slopes for the many beginners who come to the resort with their families to take advantage of the resorts novice-friendly nature. Les Gets’ learner skiing access has been an important aspect of the resort since the first ever Ecole du Ski Francais was opened here in 1940. Since then the resort has gradually been developed and enhanced to the thriving resort it is today.
Within this reputation perhaps one of the most iconic status symbols of Les Gets has been the red bubble lift. We’re all for the development that has improved the lift system in Les Gets and it’s also pretty cool that there is still a famous red bubble in our resort.