In 1914 the tourist office in Megève was founded, the ice rink was built and the first ‘foreigners’ were welcomed.
But it was in 1933 that entrepreneur Charles Viard decided to build a cable car specifically designed to transport skiers, now celebrating its 80th anniversary since its launch.
At that time the shiny bright Rochebrune cable car became the first in Europe to be entirely dedicated to winter sports.
The original red cable car can now be found at the entrance to the village, and its Poma successor continues to carry up to 420 people per hour the 1945m to the summit.
Megève is a French ski resort that has retained its authenticity, despite modern facilities, and the tourist office itself recently became the first in the Haute Savoie department to be awarded a category 1 classification.
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