today is Oct 01, 2022

French ski resort Chamrousse is to unveil what they say will be the longest zipwire of its type yet, built as a new attraction next winter.

The zipwire will descend 600 vertical metres over it 1,904 metre (1.2 mile) length, with two support towers along its length.  French lift manufacturer MND, who also built the zipwire in La Plagne, say it will be the longest “with a pylon” in the world.

Another southern French ski area, Orcières, has a zipwire reported to be over 1,800m long with a 150m vertical drop. The longest single-span zipwire is 2.8km long and located in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

The Chamrousse zipwire will become a year-round attraction, as will a new 130 metre long pedestrian suspension bridge the company is also building as a second new attraction for the resort.

The zipwire will begin up at the Croix de Chamrousse at 2,253m and follow the gondola line to the resort base.

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