The Diable Rouge (Red Devil) lift at les Deux Alpes has become a symbol for the station. First opened in 1956 the current gondala system dates from 1972 but after 40 years of loyal service has become too expensive to maintain. Replaced over the summer the 80 numbered “red eggs” are now sitting in front of the town swimming pool. A number of clients have asked if they could buy a bit of ski history. Due to the strong demand the lift company (DAL) and the tourist office have decided to auction them to the highest bidder.
The auction will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2012 outside the Tourist Office at 16h30. You can view the eggs between 10h and 12h on the same day. Each is numbered. Egg no 80 will be given away in a competition to be held on Easter Monday, 2013. Expect to pay at least 150 euros each!
Who knows, one day you may see a Diable Rouge gondola in a hotel, a restaurant, a friend’s apartment or even your own back garden, perhaps a long way away from their mountain home.
http://www.ledauphine.com/loisirs/2012/10/31/le-telecabine-du-diable-bientot-dans-votre-jardin - More information from the DL