• Short Summary

    A COMPLETELY NEW SELF-CONTAINED SKI-VILLAGE HAS BEEN OPENED IN FRANCE. IT FEATURES REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTS SUCH?

  • Description

    A COMPLETELY NEW SELF-CONTAINED SKI-VILLAGE HAS BEEN OPENED IN FRANCE. IT FEATURES REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS UNDERGROUND ROADS AND PARKING SPACES, WHICH LEAVE THE SKI-SLOPES COMPLETELY UNOBSTRUCTED.

    THE NEW VILLAGE, CALLED LA PLAGNE, HAS BEEN PLANNED AS A COMPLETE HOLIDAY RESORT, WITH EVERY POSSIBLE AMMENITY. WHILE SUMMER TOURISTS ARE EXPECTED, THE MAIN EMPHASIS HAS BEEN FOR SKIERS. IT IS SITUATED MIDWAY BETWEEN GENEVA AND CHAMONIX, IN WHAT WAS, BEFORE, A COMPLETELY UNDEVELOPED AREA.

    THE VILLAGE HAS 4,500 BEDS, BUT A CAPACITY OF 6,000 IS PLANNED. FACILITIES INCLUDE UNDERGROUND ROADS WHICH FUNNEL CARS AWAY TO ISOLATED PARKING SPACES, THUS LEAVING SKIERS UNIMPEDED PROGRESS FROM THE CENTRE OF THE VILLAGE TO THE SKI RUNS.

    EMILLE ALLAIS HAS BEEN LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAYOUT OF THE CENTRE. THE ACCENT IS ON HAVING EVERYTHING TO HAND. THE SKIERS NEED ONLY WALK A VERY SHORT DISTANCE FROM THEIR LIVING QUARTERS TO THE SKI LIFTS, SHOPS, BAR, ETC. THE DOWNWARD SKI RUNS FINISH CLOSE TO THE UPGOING LIFTS. MONSIEUR ALLAIS DESIGNED THE SKI INSTALLATIONS AT SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA.

    THE ACCOMMODATION MAY BE BOUGHT OR RENTED, AND THE ORGANISATION COMPANY IS ENCOURAGING BUYERS TO SUB LET THEIR APARTMENTS FOR THE TIME THEY WILL NOT BE OCCUPYING THEM.

    MONSIEUR ALLAIS HAS BEEN CAREFUL TO ENSURE THAT THEE ARE SUITABLE SKI RUNS (ABOUT 31 MILES (50 KMS) IN ALL) FOR BOTH THE NOVICE AND THE EXPERT SKIER. THE SKI-LIFTS CAN ACCOMMODATE 6,000 PEOPLE AN HOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZUNIDRE2K05JUKYXAG6BJYH5
    Media URN:
    VLVAZUNIDRE2K05JUKYXAG6BJYH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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