The Vanoise Express

  • Départ de la gare de Peisey-Vallandry
  • Départ de la gare de Peisey-Vallandry
  • Téléphérique Vanoise Express
Départ de la gare de Peisey-VallandryDépart de la gare de Peisey-VallandryTéléphérique Vanoise Express

Link between Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, created to cross the valley of Peisey-Nancroix without damaging it.
The extraordinary VANOISE EXPRESS Cable car is a unique technical exploit.
It is this day the biggest cable car of the world : 2 cabins of 2 levels can take 200 persons.
( Capacity: 2000 persons per hour and by direction)
To be more precise, it is about 2 parallel and independent cable cars, which allow a lot of flexibility to manage passengers stream.
Other exploit: the cable car crosses the valley without intermediate pylon. (1824 m of length, 64m only of made uneven. The cabin is at 380m of the ground on the highest point)
The third exploit: its speed: 45km / hour, world record. The crossing can be made in 3 minutes 50 seconds.
The station departure station, called " driving station " is in Plan-Peisey, on the municipality of Peisey-Nancroix at 1612 m of elevation.
The arrival station, called " tension station " is at 1548m of elevation upstream to Montchavin, municipality of Bellentre.

2 DC engines: 530kW - 1 180 tr/mn, as powerful as a T.G.V.
Contracting owner: THE SELALP, branch of Alps company.
Master builder : DSCA
Architect : B. Taillefer
The construction started in 2003 and had been inaugurated in January, 2004.
During winter 2007/2008, this prototype of cable car has to undergo works of modification.

In winter, the cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians.
On Montchavin side, the cable car arrives on a ski slope.
You can't reach Montchavin by foot. It is advised to resort to services of a guide to find praticable paths in snowshoe.
Snow front accessible from a metail stair
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 04/07 to 26/08/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
14h - 17h40.
In short
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours obligatory
  • Tourist transport :
    • Tourist transport
    • Tourist cable car
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
Equipment, Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking


  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
To note
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
The Vanoise Express
Quartier du Télépôle
Phone : +33 4 79 09 67 00
Phone : +33 4 79 07 94 28
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    • English
    • French

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Le téléphérique Vanoise Express
Quartier du Télépôle
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.551125
Longitude : 6.763596
Localization details
  • Environnements :
    • Mountain location
    • Bottom of slopes
    • Ski resort
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