Hmmm, well, let me look into that. Didn't think this was a Euro kind of forum.
First time to the Alps, real eye opener, will be back next year. Can actually be cheaper than the west, especially retail lift tickets, but, pain in the ass to get to. Food is awesome.
The view of the terrain from our balcony.
And the view back from that terrain. Our hotel is in the buildings in the upper center.
Awesome place accessible by high speed train from London or Paris.
Regarding the original topic of mid station loading, I think MRG still lets you but they don’t reserve chairs for you so you may have to wait awhile for a seat. Mid station loading in general (other then gondolas) is mostly extinct because it’s usually a really really bad idea. Much of my short career as a liftie was spent bumping chairs at a mid station and it was pure chaos. Fun though.
One thing that happened a lot is intermediates/beginners that got on at the bottom would think it was the unload. There were warning signs everywhere and a liftie waving his arms in the air yelling at them to put the bar back down and they would still stand up- no unloading ramp there of course so splat goes the intermediate.