Would You Stay Overnight In A Cable Car?

30 January 2015

For most people, the prospect of spending a night in a cable car is the stuff of nightmares. The team at Courchevel ski resort in France, however, beg to differ: they are offering the chance to win a night’s stay in one of their cable cars, the Saulire gondola.

The cable car, which has been fully converted to include two beds and furnishings – although no bathroom – will provide a room with a view for four guests this March.

The cable car will be converted from its usual service in a matter of hours, ready to accommodate its guests. The cable car will be converted from its usual service in a matter of hours, ready to accommodate its guests for the night (Photograph: Vercruysse/Studio Paris)

Guests will dine in the car while suspended above the resort, with views – starlit or moonlit, if you’re lucky – of the surrounding mountains. Once the car reaches its station above the resort – and finally near a toilet – guests will be able to bed down, in the knowledge that they will wake up in prime position to hit the slopes the next morning.

The cable car will be suspended for the evening amid the mountains. The cable car will be suspended for the evening (Photograph: Vercruysse /Studio Paris)

House rules include: 'Please do not call asking for more ice,' and 'Lines are for travel, not for washing.' They also note: 'If the gondola’s a rockin’ don’t come a knockin’,' hinting that the offer may be aimed at ski fans eager to join the pylon-high club.

The accommodation is being offered as a part of Airbnb’s 'A Night At' initiative, which gives guests the opportunity to stay in unconventional places. To enter, you have to explain in 100 words why you would like to stay at the top of Saulire. Past places have included the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, a Waterstones bookshop in London, and Barcelona and Spain footballer Andres Iniesta’s family vineyard in Spain.

 

This article originally appeared on guardian.co.uk

This article was written by Will Coldwell from The Guardian and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Will Coldwell

I am a junior reporter on The Guardian travel desk. Previously I wrote extensively for The Guardian, The Independent and other national publications as a freelance feature writer and reporter. I have a radio show on London Fields Radio called The Soul Report and DJ funk, soul and hip hop under the name Royale.