Get your ski trip off to a flying start! Cable car 9,000ft up in the French Alps turned into a luxury room for overnight stays
A cable car suspended 8,858ft above the ground has been transformed into a luxury bedroom in one of the world’s most popular ski resorts.
Ski lovers are being offered the chance to spend the night in a Saulire cable car in Courchevel, France.
The hotel room, which offers guests the perfect location to hit the slopes the next morning, is being offered by accommodation website Airbnb.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the company say that the cable car, which is being equipped with a bed and a living room, is there highest ever European listing.
However, the room is available for just one night only and will be offered as part of a competition.
Guests are being invited to submit an application to Airbnb explaining why they want to spend a night in the Saulire cable car. All entried must have been received before midnight on the 26th February.
The winning entry will be able to take three guests to the cable car on 6th March, which will be completely transformed in just a matter of hours after a day of skiing.
After climbing the ski runs by snowmobile, the four guests will be greeted with traditional mulled wine at the Saulire Summit.
Suspended over the Combe de Saulire, highly prized by the best freeriders, the guests will be served a typical savoyard dinner of cheese fondue.
They will then tuck in for the night at the very top of the Saulire, the highest point of Courchevel.
In the morning, they will have the privilege of laying down the ‘first tracks’ over an untouched snow run.
Adeline Roux, Director of Courchevel Tourism, said: ‘We are happy to offer a unique experience of the mountain to four lucky winners who will discover Courchevel from an unprecedented angle!
‘We thrive on challenge and take pride in opening up new possibilities.’
James McClure, General Manager UK & Ireland at Airbnb, added: ‘Travellers who choose Airbnb are