A bit off topic but many of have kids. I’ve just seen that Megeve in the Haute-Savoy has installed the Magnestick on the Petit Rochebrune and Grands Champs chairlifts. These are old style fixed chairs. The system consists of a chair with a magnet installed in the back, children with suitable dorsal protection are then stuck to the back of the chair during travel. If you’ve used chairs with young kids you will know it is a bit of nightmare looking after your own gear and making sure they don’t slide out under the bar. The system has cost Megève 300,000 euros.
The system was developed by Somital which is part of the Three Valleys Lift Company (S3V) which runs the lifts in Courchevel-La Tania and Méribel-Mottaret. You can also find the system at Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel-Mottaret, Val Fréjus, Gourette, Peyragudes and Arcalis.
Has anyone come across this system and what do you think?