The Austrian ski resort of Sölden is to invest €10 million in a 10-seater gondola lift, in order to improve access to trails from the village of Hochsölden.
The new lift, replacing a double chairlift that opened in 1986, will be manufactured by Doppelmayr and carry passengers from the base station (1933 m) to the top station in the Giggijoch ski area (2287 m) via a middle station in under six minutes.
It will have a total of 23 cabins and span 1.2 km, with a total rope length of 2455 m. Sölden has said it intends to open the gondola in early December 2019.
Helmut Kuprian, Technical Director of Bergbahnen Sölden, said: "For all tourists staying in Hochsölden, the current connection is no longer up-to-date. The project will make it possible that also non-skiers reach Giggijoch directly in the future. Especially for children and beginners, the gondola lift promises convenient and safe transport to the beginners' area."
Image courtesy of Sölden
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