01 / 09 / 2009
New ski lifts for 09/10
By James Hanson
A new chair lift is being installed and will be open for the beginning of the 09/10 ski season that will link the back bowl area of Sauze to the top of Fraiteve. This will enable skiers and boarders to get to Sansicario and beyond without having to rely on the Rio Nero drag or ï¿½The dog leg dragï¿½ as its known locally.
At the finish point of the new lift you get fantastic views of the full extent of the Milky Way ski area. The furthest skiable point is Montgenevre in France however the views go on beyond that towards Briancon which is close to Serre Chevalier making this a great spot to take out your cameras!
For those who are familier with the bowl area you will also be aware of the double drag lift that is the only link from the bottom of the bowl back to Sauze. At the end of the day this can be somewhat of a bottle kneck and also can strike fear into those that are less then comfortable on drags. Fear not for this is also being replaced this year by a chair lift!