Buy your own bubble!
The Plattières 3 cabins are sold
After 36 years of loyal service, it is time to say ‘au revoir’ to the Plattières 3 lift, and ‘bonjour’ to a newer, more modern replacement! The legendary gondola linking Méribel to Mottaret and Val Thorens will be replaced by a speedy and comfortable 6-person chairlift.
The original lift was opened in 2 stages in 1983 and 1984 with 45 bubbles (39 of which were repainted in 1993).
Does Plattières 3 hold a special memory for you?
Perhaps a romantic day on the slopes with a loved one?
An epic day’s riding with friends?
A special family ski trip, even a fit of the giggles which lasted the whole 5 minutes’ journey to the top?!
Or perhaps you (or your children!) were born in the year it started running?
To give these iconic gondolas a new lease of life, the resort of Méribel has decided to sell them with profits going to three charitable organisations, so your investment will be for a good cause! Where will you put yours? A mountain-themed feature for your garden, a vintage hideaway in a corner of your house? Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a truly original Méribel souvenir…
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
The profits will be split between three charity organisations:
- ASSOCIATION PETITS PRINCES
This charity makes dreams come true for children and adolescents living with serious illnesses. In 2018, this charity gave Nohann his very first snowy holiday in Méribel!
- MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS
The National Association for the Protection of the Mountains challenges harmful practices in the mountains and works towards the preservation of the natural balance.
- MA CHANCE MOI AUSSI
Ma Chance Moi Aussi supports vulnerable children from low-income districts, facing challenges with
The gondolas are sold as seen and 39 out of 45 are uniquely decorated, having been painted in 1993.
The other 6 cabins are yellow, the original color.
The colour of your gondola will be a surprise!
Width: 2.20m x 1.60m / Height: 1.90m
Weight: approx 320kg
Sale from 28th april to middle of may.
4 cabins max. by order
How to collect your gondola?
In Meribel, during 2 days in May. Details about where and when will be communicated by mail to all cabin's purchaser.
To collect you will need either a flat-bed van or a mini crane.
NB : To avoid deterioration, we recommend collecting from the site as soon as possible.
Contact the sales team of the S3V - Société des 3 Vallées