The French company’s successes included contracts for snowmaking systems in Japan, avalanche safety in the European Alps, cable transport and safety in the US, and cable transport in Scandinavia.
The current lift – a 1979 Riblet fixed-grip double chairlift – is to be replaced with an upgraded fixed-grip quad chairlift.
The expansion includes a new high-speed lift and additional snowmaking capabilities, although no indications have been given as to when work will begin.
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Designed and engineered by Doppelmayr, the chairlift will reduce travel time from six minutes to two-and-a-half minutes but slows significantly for easy and gentle loading and unloading.
LEITNER ropeways, Prinoth and Demaclenko are part of the HTI Group, which recorded turnover of over €1 billion in 2018.
The High Noon Express chairlift in the Turoa ski area required complete replacement of a tower following damage sustained in August last year.
The Leichhardt Quad Chairlift is due to open at the Australian resort of Perisher at the start of the 2019 winter season.
The Timber Chair, manufactured by Leitner, is to have its motor drive and operational control systems replaced.