From 1962 to 1991: the early stages of a large domain
Nothing more was needed than a wish for the intercommunal syndicate of 7 municipalities to develop splendid mountains and give rise to an ambitious project. It took almost 15 years to obtain the necessary concessions and start the first facilities, before seeing the creation of the 1st beds in 1977. A large real estate project was then developed, with an initial target of 3500 beds in Prapoutel and 1200 beds in Pleynet. The next thought went to the infrastructure and hospitality amenities.
First 4-seater chairlifts, La Linguelle in particular as the strategic axis in the access to the resort, Le Pouta on the side of Prapoutel to reach the top at 2450 m and L’oursière for very snowy slopes. First sports facilities such as the climbing wall or aquatic center to meet everyone’s needs.
From 1992 to 1996: Challenges before revival
After a promising start, the resort faces some financial difficulties like some others in the region, before bouncing back and experiencing good times.