Skyway Monte Bianco, the new Mont Blanc cableway, enables you to reach for the sky.
As long distance walking is not required, this experience can be enjoyed by everyone, unless there are health problems caused by high altitude.
The cable cars rotate a full 360 degrees along the route, affording a full view of the surrounding peaks.
The three stations, Pontal d’Entrèves at 1300 m, Pavillon du Mont Fréty at 2200 m, and Punta Helbronner at 3466 m, are connected by two cableway sections, which are enclosed spaces built in glass and steel that harmonize with the surrounding environment:
- The departure station of Pontal d’Entrèves is an imposing, aerodynamic-looking structure with ample parking. Inside are information booths, bars, an infirmary, and ticket offices, in addition to the engineers who look after the powerful engines that drive the cable cars.
- The intermediate station, the Pavillon du Mont Fréty, offers a panoramic view on the opposing sides of the Val Veny and Val Ferret, enhanced by the large glass surfaces of the building. Outside, there is a botanical garden, several paths to get close to nature, and a solarium; on the inside, there are two restaurants, a bar, a 150-seat meeting/ events/cinema room, a Mont Blanc crystals exhibit, a small shopping centre, and a winery. The old station will be renovated and converted into a museum.
- The last station is Punta Helbronner; it is shaped like a crystal and soars upwards with cantilevered terraces.
For more information: Skyway Monte Bianco