T. Loubere/Val Thorens

And it's free.

Talia Avakian
April 04, 2018

Visitors headed to France can take part in new sky-high adventure as they dangle thousands of feet in the air.

The recently opened escape room game at the Val Thorens resort in the French Apls is Europe’s highest, taking passengers more than 9,800 feet in the air as they find themselves trying to escape from one of the resort’s famed cable cars.

T. Loubere/Val Thorens

The attraction was inspired by the popularity of escape room games, which call on teams locked in different settings to work together and solve riddles to break free. This one takes place onboard the resort’s 150-person Cime Caron cable car.

Up to five passengers will be taken into the cable car, which was the biggest cable car in the world at the time of its construction in 1982.

As the gondola ascends the mountain, it  stops in the middle of its run, leaving players suspended high in the air. They have an hour to crack a series of riddles and safes related to the mountain’s history to escape.

T. Loubere/Val Thorens

Whether or not they successfully break free, players will be transported back to the resort village at the end of the hour.

They’ll also get a guided tour of the lift station and its engine room before taking part in the game.

The escape room is touted as the first to take place in a cable car, treating passengers to 360-degree views of the Alps.

The attraction, which launched in March, is open through May 8 when the resort will close for the winter, and is free of charge, though participants will need to contact the resort's tourist office to book a session.

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