Ski Resorts News
The Oberstdorf/Kleinwlsertal ski region in the south Bavarian Allgau offers unique winter adventures on its seven peaks. Enormous investments have been made in modern technology for a comprehesive range in the ski resorts, where you can put your trust, particulary on the Sollereck, in the accumulated expertise of the HTI Group including Letner ropeways, Prinoth nd Demaclenco companies.
Apart from urban regions, Oberstdorf is the most visited yearround destination in Germany with over 4.6 million overnight stays throughout the year and is a favorite destination in summer andwinter. Söllereck has made its name as a mountain for families, which scores for its easy routes and ski runs, the Allgäu Coaster, Kletterwald and other attractions. Yet long queues for the chairlifts, inefficient snowmaking, outdated infrastructure and a valley station that could be reached only on foot have recently hindered positive development. However, in order to create high-quality experiences, modern chairlifts, snowmaking and snow groomers are essential. Therefore a market study and a master plan were developed in order to renew the infrastructure and at the same time satisfy the requirements of the property owners, EIA procedures and environmentalists. The comprehensive measures have now been carried out in four stages up to 2022.
Already in 2019 the 50-year-old Schrattenwang drag lift was replaced by a new 6-seater chairlift by Leitner ropeways. The new Schrattenwangbahn is fitted with the Premium Chair EVO. New construction of the Söllereckbahn will follow in 2020, and will be in two sections. In addition, Leitner ropeways has also received the award for the Wannenbahn and Höllwiesbahn chairlifts, which will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.
Demaclenko was also able to persuade through a tailor-made offer and was entrusted with comprehensive modernisation and extension of the snowmaking system. The Söllereck pistes lie at 3,300 to 5,000 ft in height and Christmas trade is particularly essential to the success of the entire financial year. Therefore it requires an extremely powerful system, which can supply the basic snow not in 72 but in 25 hours. Here Demaclenko submitted the most convincing concept in which performance and price stand in reasonable proportion. The fully automatic overall solution for one-hundred percent snow covering includes snow guns, pumping stations, pits and infrastructure. In addition, a new reservoir was created. The decision of the management of Söllereck to work with Demaclenko was encouraged by the choice of the winter sports resort Sportstätten Oberstdorf, which is likewise equipped by Demaclenko for the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021. There also Demaclenko received the contract to broadly extend and modernize the existing snowmaking facilities in several stages. The work bears on plant engineering, electrical engineering and snow technology and envisages a fully automatic overall solution with new snow guns (Titan 3.0, Ventus 4.0), pump stations, pits and new infrastructure.
All ski resorts in this region have additionally relied for years on Prinoth piste technology. Since last winter, three new Leitwolf snow groomers have provided efficient piste preparation in the Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal region and a new Husky on the Söllereck with passenger transportation. The new Husky will be used as a shuttle between hotels and for mountain and valley journeys.
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