The new family-friendly Oberdorf-Freienalp 6-seater chair lift is being built in Wildhaus in Toggenburg in preparation for the 2020/21 winter season. It replaces the aging ski lifts and opens up a varied range of slopes to families, beginners and those returning to the sport.
If everything goes according to plan, the new 6-seater chairlift Oberdorf-Freienalp can already be presented to the public on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at a dedication ceremony.
It will be the first 6-seater chairlift of the latest type «D-Line» from the cable car manufacturer Garaventa AG in Switzerland, which is equipped with all technically possible components of a «family train».
The implementation of the project also includes the new ski lift in Oberdorf, slope improvements in the areas of the Freienalpbord and Funi-Rank, optimization of the snowmaking facilities and the dismantling of no less than four ski lifts. "With the implementation of this project, we are taking our goal of becoming the leading family ski area in Eastern Switzerland a big step closer," said Jack Rhyner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bergbahnen Wildhaus, expressing his great joy.
A CHF 12 million investment for a successful future. The investment in Corona times is not only of great regional importance, it also sets an exclamation mark that radiates far beyond the region. Despite the corona crisis, investments are being made and the future is being built in the truest sense of the word. "This is based on the deep conviction that better times are coming for our guests and tourism and we want to be prepared for this," explains Urs Gantenbein, Managing Director of Bergbahnen Wildhaus AG. Regional companies with an order volume of around CHF 4 million are taken into account in the award. "This creates added value and jobs, especially in this difficult time," adds Gantenbein.
Technical data of the new transport systems
6-seater chairlift Oberdorf Freienalp
Type: Detachable 6-seater chairlift with weather protection hoods
Number of supports: 9
Number of vehicles: 54
Inclined length: 1,289 meters
Capacity: 2,000 people / hour
Travel time: 5 minutes
Location drive: valley
Children's ski lift Oberdorf
Railway type: Teller ski lift
Number of supports: 5
Number of hangers: 56
Inclined length: 386 m
Capacity: 500 people / hour
Travel time: 3 minutes
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