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Strange but true...

When it comes to superlatives, the French also want to get in on the act.

So they have introduced a “Tyrolean lass”, installing France’s longest zip line – in French a “Tyrolienne” – at the ski resort of La Colmiane. Visitors can descend, alone or in pairs, travelling at speeds of up 120 kilometres an hour. The ride lasts just one minute and 49 seconds, with thrill-seekers whizzing down a distance of 2.6 kilometres and arriving more or less gently 300 metres below – together with their ski gear, which is brought down via a sled system. Is this the future for skiing areas in these times of climate change? (fr), (fr)

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