Tirol's ski resorts rank amongst the most modern in the world, and their operators invest regularly in high-quality systems and infrastructure. They are magnificently equipped again for the 2019/2020 winter season.
St. Anton am Arlberg: Neue Schindlergratbahn cable car and new winter walking trails
Schindlergrat chairlift has been replaced by a state-of-the-art 10-seater gondola lift in St. Anton. The choice of winter walking trails has now grown to over 80 kilometres in and around the Arlberg, with diverse trails to choose from. A winter hiking trail between the top cable car terminals of the Galzig and St. Christophbahn cable cars is another new feature.
Extremely wind-resistant: new cable car at Kaunertal Glacier
The new Falginjoch cable car at Kaunertal Glacier will replace the two Weißseeferner lifts with a state-of-the-art “Funifor” cableway. This type of cable car system, which is being built on the Kaunertal Glacier, is currently unique in Austria. The free span measures two kilometres, whereby only one entry and exit support tower are required. No additional support towers are required over the remaining slope area, giving winter sports enthusiasts a vast panorama. This type of cable car currently offers the most wind resistant system on the market. The journey takes only three minutes and the cabin can accommodate 100 people. Completion of the new system is scheduled for late November 2019.
Everything is new in the Thaneller ski area at Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
After a planning phase of several years, the "Thaneller ski resort renovation" project was launched in Berwang. The overall project is to comprise of three phases. The "Obere Kahrban I" will be completed by December 2019. This 10-seater gondola lift has a conveyance capacity of 2,400 persons per hour, and a new mid-station is planned. In 2021/2022, the "Obere Karbahn II" will be completed, which will lead further up from the new middle station than before, to two new slopes. The third phase of the project envisages a new 6-seater chair lift from the Thanellerkar lift valley station to the middle station of the Upper Karbahn lift. A new mountain restaurant is also to be built at the middle station of the Upper Karbahn lift.
Many modernisations in the Zillertal Arena
Arena cable car operators are planning to implement a series of projects by the beginning of the 2019/2020 winter season. In future, the new Stuanmandl 10-seater cable car in Gerlos will have a conveyance capacity of 2,800 passengers per hour. 51 cabins ensure a comfortable ride with a track length of 1.5 kilometres. The Rosenalmbahn cable car mountain terminal in Zell am Ziller is also being completely redesigned.
New 6-seater chairlift in Kals am Großglockner
The 6-seater "Glocknerblick” chairlift goes into operation late December 2019, when 2,400 persons per hour will be comfortably transported up the mountain. The journey time for the 1.4-kilometre route is just under four minutes. The lift is also equipped with heated seats and weather protection hoods.
Sölden scores points with its new gondola lift and spectacular toboggan run
The Rotkoglbahn lift in Hochsölden is to be replaced by a new and state-of-the-art 10-passenger gondola lift. In future, the mountain terminal will located be on the same level as Giggijoch Restaurant. The length of the new toboggan run in Sölden is a remarkable 7.2 kilometres. The trail runs from the Gaislachkogel middle station at 2,174 metres above sea level to Sölden at 1,377 metres.
Ischgl: two new D-Line chairlifts in the Silvretta Arena
Silvrettaseilbahn AG and Bergbahnen Samnaun AG cable car companies are also continuing to invest in improved comfort and are building two new D-Line chairlifts, the Velilleck F1 (6-seater chairlift with hood) and Visnitz N2 (8-seater chairlift with hood), which will open in the 2019/20 winter season.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental to invest over 73 million euros by 2021
"SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental" is investing heavily in the renovation of its facilities by winter 2021 - for which over 73 million euros have been earmarked. After twelve million rides, the operating life of Fleidingbahn lift, built in 1983, has come to an end. SkiWelt Westendorf is investing 15.5 million euros in the new 8CLD/B Fleidingbahn, an 8-seater chair lift with comfort suspension, heated seats and weather protection hoods. The lift will be completed by the start of the 2019/2020 winter season, and a panoramic terrace is being built at the top station with an impressive 360-degree panorama.
15.5 million will also be invested in Brixen im Thale to replace the 4-passenger Zinsbergbahn with a Hi-Tech 8/10 CGD combined lift. The new Zinsbergbahn will consist of spacious 10-passenger panorama gondolas and comfortable 8-seater chairlifts with heated seats and weather protection hoods. This lift is the first of its kind in the Kitzbühel Alps and should be completed by the beginning of the 2019/2020 winter season.
The gondola ride to "Hexenwasser" in Söll should be a real experience in the future - summer and winter alike. Bergbahnen Söll have decided to replace the now over 30-year-old 8-person gondola with a modern 10-seater gondola by July 2020. Each of the 72 gondolas is designed to get its passengers in the mood for a real mountain experience.
The venerable Salvistabahn cable car was built in Itter in 1986, followed by a 4-seater gondola lift to the Kraftalm in 1989. The lift will be in operation for its final season in the winter of 2019/20. In 2020/21, the Kleine Salve is to be fitted with a state-of-the-art 10-seater gondola lift. SkiWelt Hopfgarten-Itter is investing a total of 24 million euros in the new lift, a technical centre for artificial snowmaking, slope groomers, a reservoir and a workshop.