No Injuries Reported in Courchevel Tram Crash

Both cabins on a 120 passenger aerial tramway collided into stations earlier today in Courchevel, France. The Saulire Cable Car was undergoing tests at the time and no one was injured. “During an annual regulatory check carried out at the technical limits of the device, an incident severely damaged the two cabins,” read a statement from the Société des 3 Vallées, operator of the tramway. “An expert report will determine the causes of the incident and the S3V will do everything in its power to restore the ropeway in complete safety.”

The Saulire tramway was the world’s largest when built by Poma in 1984. At that time its cars carried up to 160 passengers each. Both cabins were renovated in 2013 at a cost of €300,000.

Courchevel makes up one part of Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski complex in the world with 183 lifts.

4 thoughts on “No Injuries Reported in Courchevel Tram Crash

  1. Nat September 29, 2021 / 8:25 pm

    Guess that brake check failed.

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    • Kirk September 30, 2021 / 8:09 am

      Brake checks are done at the seepiest location away from the stations. Maybe testing approach supervision?? Or docking switch was not functioning??

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  2. Ryan September 30, 2021 / 6:37 am

    ouch.

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