LST has designed and developed a new range of detachable lifts from 6 to 12-persons both chairlifts and gondolas.


All the components (stations, line, grips and vehicles) have been specially developed to offer a new generation of detachable lift, the aim of which is to ensure maximum safety, significantly optimising operating costs (improved durability, reduced energy consumption, reduced maintenance costs, etc…).

Many patents on various innovations regarding stations, grips, vehicles.

Drive and return stations

• Acceleration and deceleration belts, removing the need for difficult-to-maintain tire beams, which are subject to heavy wear and offer variable reliability
• Contours provided by solid tires, motorised in 3 zones to facilitate spacing and storage of vehicles in the stations
• Loading and/or unloading available as a standard in the axis of the line or in the contour
• Acceleration and deceleration belts driven by 4 electrical motors, VFD controlled, without taking the motion from the rope
• Emergency drive is provided by an electric motor directly connected to the bullwheel, powered by a diesel generator. All the functions are therefore operational in case of evacuation

• The maintenance cost is reduced four-fold and the energy saving on vehicles transfer around 15%
• Stations access is easier and safer for operators via stairs at the rear of the contour, avoiding crossing the chairs path, thus avoiding any risk of collision
• Innovative and customizable station design and materials to find the best landscape integration
• Cover of the station in canvas which allows daylight to pass and soundproofs the station

• Grip maintenance area at the rear of the station contour



• Manual or automatic garage
• Automatic storage of vehicles under stations

LST-DG-10 detachable grip

• New patented flexion detachable grip, reducing the number
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• Reduced drag forces, minimising the risk of jamming
• Designed to facilitate frost clearance during operation
• Sized for a 6- or 8-places chair or gondola

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LST-DC6-Comfort 6-seater chair

• Streamlined design with a simple vibration dampener for good load distribution
• Comfortable seat for users of all sizes thanks to an ergonomically-shaped back rest
• Shaped and differentiated seats for the comfort and safety of even the youngest users. Openwork back rest to reduce wind
• Restraining bar with individual two-level footrests to suit adults and children and assure the user’s safety (optional restraining bar with 3 double footrests for snowboarders and handicapped-ski chairs)
• Bubble and heated chairs (in option)


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6-8 Seater Gondola

• Efficient system allowing specific obstacles to be crossed (railways, rivers, roads, etc…)
• Accessibility to difficult areas
• System independent of other transport but can be connected
• Reduced waiting through the continuous flow of Cabins
• Comfortable cabins with air conditioning and / or heating
• Accessible cabins for strollers and wheel chairs
• Many passengers transported per hour and per direction
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• Available sheave trains: 6 / 8 / 12 support or compression, 4+4 double effect
• Support sheaves with diameter 500 mm, maximum load 750 kg
• Compression sheaves with diameter 420 mm, maximum load 600 kg (to improve passenger comfort and reduce stress on the vehicles)
• Over-sized sheave bearings for a longer lifetime
• Over-sized sheave battery axles, designed to be turned by a quarter turn
• Line safety assured by break forks fitted on the rope axis and protected against ice and snow
• Sheave jamming detection system


Electrical equipment

• Electrical architecture entirely designed by LST, based on SIEMENS components (safety PLCs,  variable frequency drives, motors and gear motors)

• Electrical equipment built by a SIEMENS-approved industrial systems integrator specialized  in the design of automated safety systems and available seven days a week in France and  abroad for repair and maintenance operations


• Supervision of lift operation with remote access for maintenance

• Load simulation system

• Safety radio remote control for operators

• Safety radio remote control for maintenance platform