A new piste with a height difference of 1,000 meters will connect the Cabane middle station with the Col du Pillon through a 265 meter long tunnel. Despite the difficult conditions in the high mountains, work is progressing well and 100 meters of the tunnel have already been dug.
Bernhard Tschannen, CEO of Glacier 3000, is delighted: "This new slope will be one of the steepest in the world. With a tunnel passage and a start at 41°, it will be a challenge that every experienced skier will want to take up the cause"
Glacier 3000 (officially Gstaad 3000 AG) is a company that operates several cable cars and ski lifts in the region of the Diablerets in western Switzerland. It was created in 2005 and took over the assets of the then bankrupt Glacier 3000 Région Les Diablerets-Gstaad S.A. (founded in 1993). The company is now based in Gstaad.
The main cable car was opened in 1964 and rebuilt in 1999. It connects the Col du Pillon (1,546) from the Scex Rouge (2,950 m). The company also operates ski lifts on the Tsanfleuron Glacier. In 2005 the rights to Glacier 3000 were bought by a triumvirate of the French businessman Jean Claude Mimran, the British businessman and Formula One Executive Bernie Ecclestone, and the local Swiss property developer Marcel Bach