Wide belt: flow and comfort improved
Always looking forward to finding novelties for its customers, IDM installed the first wide belt conveyor in France, at L’Alpe d’Huez, in 2013. This increased width allows to double the flow of passengers. It enables to carry two passengers side by side, which makes the way up more friendly and reassuring for a child with an adult.
Several resorts have installed their wide belt conveyors, for example Formiguères and Le Grand-Bornand, and their feedback is particularly positive.
High speed conveyors: to go up faster
Since 2016/2017, some belts were approved to operate at a speed of 1,2 m/s. This reduces the time needed to go up and perfectly fits long belts.
In total, more than 60 belts have been installed since 1999.