Major New lift For Ski Area of Obertauern

Patrick Thorne

11 Jul 18

Austria’s high altitude ski area of Obertauern in Salzburgerland famously the location for the snow scenes in the Beatles movie Help! filmed more than 50 years ago, has announced a major new lift is being installed there this summer.

The new Plattenkarbahn will be a combination of eight-seat chairs and 10-seat gondola cabins on one cable.

The Leitner built lift will ascend from a base at 1667m to a top station at 2051m, ascending 384 vertical metres over its 1095m cable length.

Travelling at 5 metres per second it will take around 4 minutes to make an ascent and the lift will have a big capacity of 3000 people per hour.

It replaces a high speed quad which according to Skiresort.info was installed in 1991.