Win a Free Night in a Ridiculous 9,000ft-High French Cable Car Airbnb

Courtesy of Airbnb (Edited)
Courtesy of Airbnb (Edited)

Talk about a room with a view.

If you've ever been riding a gondola up a snowcapped mountain and thought, "Damn, if we could just stop this dangling cable car and sleep right here, well, that would be the greatest night ever," you are probably kinda nuts. But also incredibly lucky, because get this: as part of a new contest, France's Courchevel Ski Resort and Airbnb are giving four guests a FREE night’s stay in a converted luxury cable car suspended 9,000ft up in the French Alps.

Plus, wait for it... FREE economy class airfare to/from Courchevel for the entire group! Start packing your ski gear.


Perched atop Combe de Saulire, the fully-furnished gondola has two beds but, somehow, zero bathrooms. At least, according to the listing. So who knows, maybe you just pee off the side? Although that seems incredibly dangerous. 

Along with a panoramic Alpine view and plane tickets, the winner (and his/her three friends) will also be treated to a fancy French dinner, wine, and breakfast the next morning before you get back on the slopes. The whole prize package is reportedly valued at around $2,300 plus airfare.

To win, simply “Contact the Host” on Airbnb, and send a message explaining, in 100 words or less, why you really, really, really want to stay in a cable car. Bonus points if you write it in French. Just kidding. But being original, creative, and not afraid of heights probably helps. The deadline is February 25 at 11.59pm (Central European Time). Winners will stay the night of March 6, so put that on your Google Calendar.


And before you send off your submission, there are just a few house rules to consider: you're asked to "leave your feedback on a foggy window," to not "call asking for more ice," and refrain from hanging washing on or skiing down the cable. Unless you're a Red Bull-sponsored pro skier, that is.

And one more thing: "If the gondola’s a rockin’ don’t come a knockin’."

If you can handle all that, sign up here for your chance to win.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.