The new F1 Velilleck chairlift will be the fastest chairlift in the Silvretta Arena Ischgl/Samnaun as of winter 2019/2020 with 6 m/s. It will lead up to Pardatschgrat ridge along 16 round-pipe pillars. The new F1 chairlift is thus 1,353 m longer than the old Velilleck chairlift.
From the cable sheave all the way to the upholstery of the highly comfortable seats, everything was given a completely new design for the new Gampenbahn lift. The backs of the seats of the new facility were printed with images of plants from the surrounding nature this time. As with the Palinkopf and Gampenbahn lifts, every chair is unique.
Highest passenger comfort and low-noise operation make the new Velilleckbahn lift first class. The new high-tech chairlift features a series of tangible improvements for our guests:
- ergonomically shaped individual seats
- 520 mm wide seats with heating
- safety-optimised design
- optimised safety restraining bar
- for very quiet operation and thus special comfort for our guests, this facility is particularly low-noise and low-vibration.
Key data for the new VELILLECK F1
Transportation capacity: 2,400 passengers per hour
Travel speed: 6 m/s
Inclined length: 1,948 m
Height above sea level lower terminus: 2,048 m
Height above sea level upper terminus: 2,620 m
Elevation difference: 572 m
Number of pillars: 16
Travel time approx: 5.92 min
Number of chairs: 79
Chair features: weather-protection hoods, heated seats, D-Line
Persons per chair: 6
Location of drive engine: Upper terminus
Maximum cable incline: 75 %
Manufacturer cable car technology: Doppelmayr Seilbahn GmbH
Haulage cable: Teufelberger Seil GesmbH
Drive/control technology: Frey Austria GmbH
Investment volume: approx. € 13.5 M
In 1978, in order to relieve the load on the Höllboden T-bar lift, a chairlift was built from Höllboden up to Idalp. This 2-seat chairlift was replaced in 1989 by a fixed-grip 4-seat chairlift.
The 2-seat chairlift was re-erected in 1993 as the Velilleck chairlift and was put into service on 26 December of that year.
The 2-seat chairlift has carried around 14 million people since 1978.
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