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Austria - new infrastructure winter 2014/2015

Austria ranks among the front runners in Europe with 50m skiers per year and offers over 20.000 hectares of slopes. Modern snowmaking stations over 50% of Austrian pistes offer guaranteed, danger free skiing throughout the season.Once again the Austrian lift companies have invested to make skiing holidays more comfortable and convenient for guests.A range of extra facilities such as floodlight installations, timed sections, Funparks and child-friendly slopes provide a varied winter experience in the Austrian mountains.

Salzburg

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang

  • Polten 8er
    A modern 8-seater chairlift with heated seats and bubble replaces the old Polten 4-seater chairlift (EUR 7 mio.)
  • Steinbergbahn
    A new 10-seater single cable car has been built. It has a length of 3.8 km and a transport capacity of 2500 per hour. The investment cost of the new lift with its bottom, middle, and top stations is approximately EUR 17 mio. The starting point of the new 10-seater gondola lift will be at the “Krallerhof” hotel, and the end station will be next to the existing station of the Asitz gondola lift, at about 1,760 m above sea level. The Steinbergbahn lift means that from the winter season of 2014/2015, Leogang will have a second access lift into the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang. www.leoganger-bergbahnen.at

 

Tirol

  • Sölden, Ötz valley
    In Sölden the 3-seater chair lift Wasserkar will be replaced by a 6-seater chair lift with bubble. Furthermore, the valley station will be replaced, which means the slope is now 560m longer than last year.
  • Ischgl / Paznaun
    3-S Pardatschgrat A2 is a tricable gondola lift with two bearer cables per direction of travel. 31 vehicles (TARIS model with suspension system and running gear and 2 detachable grips each) with a tramway capacity of 28 people each and seated transportation is possible. The new cable car will allow guests to take the lift directly from the village centre up to the ski resort Ischgl / Idalp.
    World Record: The new Pardatschgratbahn will have the biggest height difference of any tricable cable car at 1,251m. The mountain station will be attached to the existing mountain station of the monocable gondola lift. To prepare for any subsidence, the station will be constructed on several individual foundations, which can be adjusted using hydraulic heavy duty compressors. The special geological setting also means that the entire mountain station needs to be anchored back around 140m using cables. There will also be disabled access to the Pardorama restaurant. To achieve a harmonious appearance, the architecture of the mountain station has been adapted to the existing building, yet is nevertheless unique. More
  • Pitztal glacier
    Europe’s highest photovoltaic station will be built at 2,800m and supply power for lifts and restaurants on the glacier.
  • SkiWelt
    The SkiWelt invests EUR 23 mio in the future with a brand new hi-tec 8-seater chairlift Aualmbahn, between Brixen and Scheffau, new snow making facilities, modern ski storage and lots more.
  • Pillersee valley
    The 3-seater Kammerkör on the Stainplatte in Waidring in the Pillersee valley will be replaced by a 6-seater chair lift with bubble and heated seats.
  •  Skijuwel Alpbachtal & Wildschönau
    The chairlift (3 persons) Gmahbahn at the Wiedersbergerhorn in Alpbach will be replaced by a modern 6-seating chairlift with a bubble.
  • East Tirol
    In East Tirol the Golzentipp in Obertilliach will be replaced through a cable car for 10 people.
Vorarlberg
  •  Montafon
    The new Panorama Bahn, a 8-person gondola, in Silvretta Montafon will transport skiers from Kapell / Schruns up to the Grasjoch in just 8 minutes (from 40 minutes last year).
  • Bregenzerwald
    In Damüls the Sunnegg-Bahn will be replaced by a 6-seater chair lift.

source: Austria.info


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Around 170 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes and 33 kilometres of marked ski routes of all difficulty levels, action-packed snowboard fun parks, natural toboggan runs, along with hundreds of kilometres of cross-country slopes and winter hiking trails, make Kitzbühel's ski area, which incidentally stretches over seven districts and two federal states, an absolute winter sports paradise in the Alps.

With a total of 53 state-of-the-art cable cars and lift facilities, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel is the biggest cable car business in Austria and every day carries lots of happy winter sports fans to the snow-covered slopes, pistes, ski lodges and snack stations.

www.bergbahn-kitzbuehel.at
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