State-of-the-art chair and gondola lifts, offering exceptional comfort and conveyance capacity: Tirol's ski resorts rank among the most modern worldwide. So, which new lifts will transport skiers up the mountain in winter 2022/23 and where is the "Nordic Mecca", a spectacular observation tower, and new sophisticated thermal spa being built? An overview.
Alpbachtal Wildschönau: New Hornbahn 2000 cable car and sensational observation tower
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau", one of the largest ski areas in Tirol with 46 lifts, a new detachable 6-seater chairlift with weather protection hoods and seat heating is being built in place of the previous Horn lift. This will whisk skiers to the highest point in the ski area in a mere 3.45 minutes. The new mountain terminal will be an absolute highlight, where the "Top of Alpbachtal" observation tower is under construction, designed by the renowned architecture firm Snøhetta.
Axamer Lizum: Take the new 10-seater gondola straight to the sunny plateau
From winter 20222/23, a new 10-seater monocable gondola lift with two sections will go into operation in the Axamer Lizum. Instead of the Schönboden and Hoadl I+II chairlifts, an attractive direct connection up to Hoadl-Haus (2,340 m) is being created. 75 spacious cabins for 10 people each will then take skiers and snowboarders to the summit in just six minutes.
St. Jakob in Defereggen Valley: New 6-seater chairlift is East Tirol's highest cable car facility
The new high-speed 6-seater Leppleskofel chairlift will open in the St. Jakob im Defereggental ski centre in December 2022. Featuring heated premium seats and weather hoods, it will take passengers from the valley station of the former Almspitz lift up to 2,683 metres and be the highest cable car installation in East Tirol. In addition to the new chairlift, ski-sport lovers can also look forward to three new slopes.
Paznaun-Ischgl: New cable car and a superlative thermal spa
Ski enthusiasts of every age will in future be able to ride up to the Medrigjoch in the new 8-seater "Furglerblick" gondola lift in the family-friendly See ski area in the Paznaun Valley, which now features a new 1.2 km long blue slope. A superlative spa with 1,000 square metres of water, 1,500 square metres of sauna area and a 320 square metre fitness centre will open in Ischgl at the end of 2022. It will also offer a medical spa including a physiotherapy practice and event facilities for up to 600 people – as well as a spectacular ice skating rink that encircles the building.
Pillerseetal: New piste tour guidance system for pleasure skiers
Buchensteinwand-Bergbahn Pillersee cable car co. has some exciting news for ski-tourers: the Tirolean piste tour guidance system has been installed in the ski area. Standardised boards show tourers the way to go, the meters in altitude to be overcome and the distance to the destination on the three marked routes leading up to the beautiful Jakobskreuz, which is considered the largest accessible summit cross in the world, from where breathtaking views can be enjoyed.
Zell-Gerlos in the Zillertal: New & sustainable Kapauns 8-seater chairlift
The next milestone in the continued developments of Zillertal Arena: the connection between Zell and Gerlos will be even more comfortable and efficient in future. The new Kapauns 8-seater chairlift with extended route, as well as weather hoods and seat heating will be ready for operation in winter 2022/23. By using an environmentally friendly direct drive, the new lift also places a special focus on sustainability.
Schwoich in Kufsteinerland: New "Nordic Mecca" for junior and amateur athletes
The new multifunctional centre for junior and popular sports will open in the municipality of Schwoich near Kufstein at the end of August. Its main use is geared towards young talent and school sports promotion, with a focus on teaching cross-country skiing and biathlon. The new centre is the starting point for many cross-country trails of varying degrees of difficulty. A modern shooting range is also part of the new area, while sustainability is a major focus in its development.