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Dominic Killinger

03 Feb 16

New Lift On Hintertux

Dominic Killinger

03 Feb 16

The Hintertux Glacier, Austria’s only year-round ski area, and with Zermatt, one of only two in the world that endeavour to open every day of the year, has invested millions over the years in faster, higher-capacity state-of-the-art lifts to get skiers and boarders up to the glacier.

This winter there’s a new Doppelmayr-built lift to get you up the slopes of the glacier, and on a new route too. For those familiar with the centre’s slopes, the new Lärmstange 2 six-seater chairlift provides a completely new route up to the Kaserer Kees at 3,135m, where there are year-round pistes on Kaserer and the Olperer.

All 62 chairs are equipped with heated seats and weather protection hood, and the lift can carry up to capacity of 2,800 people per hour over its 2.25km length.

The construction work in the high Alpine terrain and especially in the glacier area was reported to be very complex, and before beginning the actual construction work, Doppelmayr built a lift especially to carry up the materials required as there was no road access to the site.