From 1962 to 1991: the beginnings of a great estate
The desire to develop these splendid massifs by an intercommunal syndicate of 7 communes was all that was needed to give birth to an ambitious project. The resort was created in 1971, with the construction of access roads and the installation of seven lifts. It took almost 15 years to obtain the necessary concessions and the first developments, before seeing the creation of the 1st beds in 1977. A vast real estate project was then developed, with an initial target of 3,500 beds at Prapoutel and 1,200 at Pleynet. With this in mind, it was time to think in terms of infrastructure and amenities.
First 4-seater chairlifts, notably the Jasse chairlift, a strategic axis for access to the resort, the Pouta chairlift on the Prapoutel side to reach summits at 2400 m, and the L’oursière chairlift for very snowy slopes. The first sports facilities, such as a climbing wall and an aquatic center, to meet the needs of all.
1992 to 1996: difficulties before renewal
After a promising start, the resort, like others in the département, experienced a number of financial difficulties before experiencing a revival and good times.