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SkiWelt Hopfgarten-Itter will invest € 24 mln. for a new cable car, for a new technology centre for slope machines and technical snow and in a new lake.
The new gondola, projected to cost €24m, will be a modern 10-seater which will have a mid-station at the Kraftalm and will be around 650m longer than the current lift, arriving at the Kleine Salve.
The new cable car has been built by Doppelmayer and is a perfect example of the fact that the D-Line cable car generation with its numerous innovations is continuously being further developed. The comfortable OMEGA V cabins are equipped with heated seats and, for the first time in the world, this gondola has a new variable load sheave assembly. This innovative solution has facilitated an adjustment of the position of the cable pulleys at the end of the sheave assembly to make the passage of the cabins even smoother and provide a more comfortable ride.
The Salvista cable car is also the first two-section lift in the D-Line generation designed with just one instead of two pulleys in the middle station. The pulley has two grooves: one for the cable in the lower section and one for the cable in the upper section. This solution has come with the advantages of being able to make the middle station more compact and reduce the length of the station. In addition, the system only needs one drive, which is also housed in the middle station – making the gearless and low-noise Doppelmayr Direct Drive the perfect choice.
Upgrade for the ski area
The new Salvista cable car replaces a 4-seater gondola lift dating from 1989. The valley station will remain at its existing location in Itter where a sports shop, ski rental, ski storage and new infrastructure have been created for mountain sports enthusiasts. The middle station is located at the former Kraftalm mountain station. The new mountain station will be connected via a new slope to the existing network of slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental.
The facts for the new cable car Salvista - Itter:
type: red gondolas for 10 persons
speed: 6 m/sec
capacity: 2100 persons per hour
length of cable car: 2843 m
running time: 10 min
special: get on/off Kraftalm
producer: Fa. Doppelmayr
planning: Seilbahnbüro Gröbner
bottom station on: 669 m
middle station on: 1353 m
top station on: 1560 m
start of work: August 2019
end of work: begin winter season 2020/21
New lake - underneath the top station of the new cable car Salvista
The new lake will contain 50.000 m³ water and will be important for the the production of technical snow.
starting date: August 2019, finished: 2020.
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