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Ski lift symbol: 4-seater chairlift (detachable)

BELLE ETOILE CHAIRLIFT  (2-WAY)

6¼ Minutes Journey1410 m (1543 yd) Long
515 m (1690 ft) Rise1800 Passengers/Hour
Sector:  Cretes
A handy queue-jump alternative to the Oeufs Blancs Gondola.
Based at the Alpe de Mont-de-Lans end of the main base-area slopes, and easy to reach from the Demoiselles and Valentin slopes; it is also accessible via the easy cross-slopes traverse tracks from the central/southern end of the base area.

The ground surrounding the lift terminal is slightly raised, so you need to maintain momentum to reach the turnstiles when approaching on-piste from the slopes above. The queue platform is surfaced with dry-ski matting to allow access even when snow cover is sparse.

The lift travels up over the Valentin piste, then underneath the crossing line of the Village 1800 chairlift just before cresting the ridge; the entrance to the Valentin is visible immediately below at that point, dropping off the traversing track of the Demoiselles route.

On Arrival:  at the upper terminal there is a good view down into the Thuit Coomb (beyond the fence ahead): dismount to the right and head off past the adjacent information post & piste-patrol hut to reach the nearby Ancontres button tow, for the easiest link onwards up the slope towards the main sector interchange hub at Cretes 2100; or, veer down to the skier's right, parallel to the line of this same [Belle Etoile] chairlift, in order to reach the nearby Cretes chairlift which links with Diable 2400; or, bypass that lift to start the Demoiselles and/or the Valentin, leading back to Les Deux Alpes' base area.
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