In the third of our articles studying the rise of French hyper-resorts we are looking at the mother of all projects, l’Espace Diamant. The dream of linking the small resorts that line the Val d’Arly has existed for at least a couple of decades. If realised it would create well over 600km of pistes and the world’s largest ski area. All at the foot of the majestic Mont-Blanc.
All it would take is a seven ski lifts to fill in the gaps but a powerful force of environmental groups, concerned locals and the resort’s own differences on technology choices are ranged against the project.