For the 2019-20 ski season, St. Anton is replacing an old 3-person lift with a brand-new 10-person gondola. Replacing the old lift which took skiers and snowboarders to the Schindler Spitze (2660m), the new lift will carry skiers and snowboarders to a new midstation at the Schindler Spitze before dipping down again to meet up with the Valluga drag lift. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new gondola in St. Anton am Arlberg.
The new Schindlergrat lift will have 68 cabins with a capacity of 10 people per cabin, for a total capacity of 2800 people per hour. This is four times more than the old lift and the hopes are that this gondola will virtually eliminate the lift queues. A ride all the way to the end (2579m altitude) will take just under 8 minutes. The new cable car will be inaugurated on November 29, 2019, for the start of the Ski Arlberg ski season.(Photo: © Arlberger Bergbahnen AG)
The old 3-person chairlift was beloved for the beautiful views and for the fantastic slope that it served. The new Schindlergrat lift will follow the same trajectory in the lower portion, but St. Anton will replace the old top station with a middle station instead (2643m). Thereafter the lift will continue on for another 420m to meet up with the Valluga drag lift. This makes it possible to link up with the pistes of the Schnidler Kar, Mattun and Valfagehr.
Facts & Figures: 10-person Schindlergrat lift in St. Anton am Arlberg
|Top station: Schindler Kar||Altitude midstation: 2643m|
|Altitude top station: 2579m||Altitude drop: 544m|
|Speed: 6 m/s||Journey time: appr. 8 min.|
|Cabin capacity: 10 ppl.||Total capacity: 2800 ppl/hr|
|Number of cabins: 68||Location: St. Anton am Arlberg|
The new 10-person Schindlergrat lift is the newest highlight in the popular Austrian ski area of Ski Arlberg. With more than 300km of pistes, a wide variety of challenging slopes and reliable snow cover, there's a reason Ski Arlberg draws visitors from all over Europe to come ski and snowboard here. Thanks to the Flexenbahn it's possible to go on day trips like the Arlberg Run of Fame. The Langer Zug is a must-ski for advanced skiers and snowboarders. Despite the sporty vibe in Ski Arlberg, less advanced skiers will also feel at home here. Beginners and children can learn to ski in a relaxing setting at the Rendl, on the other side of the St. Anton am Arlberg. St. Anton also has loads to offer in the après-ski department!
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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