Whether it’s to reach the ski slopes, the hiking trails or simply to treat yourself to a moment of calm, accessing the summits by chairlift is always a challenging experience. Start at the foot of the Prapoutel or Pipay resort and use a chairlift with pedestrian access to get as close as possible to the summits or climb to the highest point of the 7 Laux resort, with skis on your feet.
Accessing ski slopes in winter
In the winter, reaching the summits by chairlift is disconcertingly easy, but it remains a magical experience. Climbing aloft in a few minutes from Prapoutel Pipay, no longer feeling the ground under your feet and watching the station move away, may leave you stunned. For others, gaining altitude will offer a magnificent and panoramic view of the Grésivaudan valley and the Chartreuse massif. Don’t be surprised if emotion wins you over.
Of course, accessing the summits by chairlift or at least getting as close as possible, is also possible for pedestrians. A nice way to access the panoramic points or even to join skiers and spend a very friendly time around a meal.
For beginners, access to the summits by chairlift allows them to reach the spaces dedicated to them, to access the Écureuil (Squirrel) or the Taupe route. This can also simply avoid the difficult test of the ski lift.
Access to mountain bike trails in the summer
In the summer, accessing the summits by chairlift is an imperative for fans of mountain bike descent. Thanks to them, they can go back very easily to the departures of their routes and chain the descents very easily.
You don’t go mountain biking you say, but go hiking? Using the chairlift allows you to get closer with less effort and faster to the hiking trail departures or to go to places that would not necessarily be accessible otherwise.