NEW MONTE BIANCO ROPEWAY
The wait is over.
After four years of the beginning of works May 30, 2015 kicked off the new Monte Bianco cableway. A great work of about 105 million euro designed to bring tourists and mountaineers up to 3.466 meters of Punta Helbronner on rotating and scenic cabins. The official inauguration of the work took place in the second half of June and was made official by the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The Prime Minister cut the ribbon 23 June 2015 and rose to Punta Helbronner accompanied by the authorities.
The premier commented the project as a masterpiece of glass and steel where: “We could do a European summit up here.”
“This –Matteo Renzi said – is a beautiful work of great engineering: Italy is also this.”
Now the Skyway Monte Bianco is reality. Four years of work on site highest in Europe led to the creation of a work on which the entire Valle d’Aosta tips for tourism. Three stations for the cableway that are a mix of technical, architecture and modernity. Three stations of the cableway, each one an ode to modern architecture, built with the use of glass and steel. It comes on top of starting from Entrèves and stopping at the Pavillon Mont Fréty. Details are also cabins, round and rotating, so as to admire the passengers the 360 degrees during the trip.
The departure station is to Pontal d’Entrèves to 1300 meters. At Pontal d’’Entrèves station there are a large parking, a bar and a cash machine. Two cabins, round, rotating and panoramic connect the first station to the middle station: the Pavillon, 2.173 meters above sea level. The cabins accommodate up to 80 people, in one hour they can transport up to 800 people. In the Pavillon station two restaurants for 150 people, a conference room and a shop where you will find typical products of Aosta Valley. Then they get on other cabins, the second section, the one that leads to the goal, to 3.466 meters of Punta Helbronner. The station is breathtaking, inside everything is designed to lead the eye out toward the peaks: the “Dente del Gigante”, the “Monte Bianco”, the “Courmayeur’s Monte Bianco” and “Les Dames Anglaises” and, looking around the “Monte Cervino”, the “Monte Rosa” and the “Gran Paradiso”.
The show is coming up on the upper terrace, overlooking the valley, and not only: this is the “Terrace of Europe.”