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In 2019, the Saint-Gervais ski area made a check for € 8,000 to the "Maison de la Jeunesse et de la Culture de Saint-Gervais" (Center for Youth and Culture). Mobilized to support local associations, the STBMA (managing company of the Saint-Gervais ski area) took advantage of the replacement of the 2-seater Chattrix chairlift to set up a sponsorship operation for the benefit of the MJC. In fact, in 2019, a new 6-seater detachable chairlift replaced the old Chattrix chairlift, located at the start of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce.
As soon as this project was announced in 2018, many people expressed their wish to collect the vehicles from the old chairlift. Alexandre Merlin, Director of the Saint-Gervais ski area, is still surprised: “We didn't think we would have so many requests. No communication on the sale of the seats was made. The calls from locals, holiday makers and professionals began with the announcement of the replacement of the Chattrix chairlift dating from 1982. The idea of selling the seats for the benefit of the MJC came to us very quickly. Until then, when a chairlift was dismantled, seats were simply given. Those that were not collected went into the material recycling chain."
But that was before the general public's craze for these increasingly rare vintage seats. “Some professionals specialize in restoring and restyling seats from old lifts. They transform them to make garden or lounge benches for hotels or private homes. And customers are fighting for them! For the first time, we therefore wondered about the possibility of selling the chairlift seats. But we wanted this sale to be useful and symbolic. We immediately thought of the MJC. Given the importance of his role in the daily life of Saint-Gervolains, we did not hesitate. "
Created after the Liberation, the Youth and Culture Centers have an ardent mission of popular education through cultural leisure activities. They play a major role in the daily life of communities. Alexandre Merlin confirms: “The Ski Area of Saint-Gervais is very happy to support the MJC in its mission and its projects. Its social, cultural and educational action is essential for the Saint-Gervolains. And perhaps above all, the MJC is a place of meeting and exchange, a place where one creates bonds. This sponsorship is in line with strong human values that we share within our company. "
The 190 seats were all booked long before the start of the dismantling of the old chairlift. More than 400 requests had to be refused! For those who are disappointed, you will have to wait for the replacement of the Arbois chairlift!
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