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The Customer Magazine of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group Issue 2/2019 45th Year/No. 208

Mobility at the

next level

The ropeway as an urban

transport solution

Cabin with


ATRIA, the new 3S cabin

Ropeway technology

for the

whole world

The Hohe Brücke plant

in Wolfurt

10-MGD Línea Plateada, El Alto (BOL)

2 Contents



Means of transport for the future

Urban ropeways supplement and relieve urban transport networks.

For passengers, they offer sustainable and comfortable mobility.



Coherent design throughout: CWA’s new 3S cabin impresses with new technology,

modularity and premium-quality materials.

Top skiing enjoyment

The new D-Line gondola lifts Natrun and

Sonnberg bring enhanced comfort for

guests in the Hochkönig ski region.




Developments for the future

Close collaboration with our customers continues to

be a major factor in the further development of our

products and our company. This is what enables

us to identify requirements and to generate new

ideas. We then develop technology as well as new

business models and fields of application where

we can utilize our know-how.

In Maria Alm, two new ropeways have transformed an entire resort. The ski

trail now virtually starts at the front door. The tenth line has been completed

in La Paz. Over 30 kilometers of ropeway network are now an important

part of daily mobility for its citizens. This new mode of transport saves

them a lot of time on their way to work. Time that can be used for other

things. The Ramcharger 8 is setting new trends in North America – the

comfort of the D-Line technology has been very well received by guests

at Big Sky.

The fi rst 8-seater chairlift for North America

The D-Line Ramcharger 8 is the new gold standard in aerial lift

technology at Big Sky Resort.

Continuous development enables us to meet this wide range of expectations.

We launch new products onto the market that systematically drive

forward our chosen strategy. The ATRIA cabin for tricable gondola lifts

addresses the need for modular design and individual styling, which have

already been implemented on the D-Line and very successfully put to the

test. At INTERALPIN, visitors were able to board the ATRIA for the first

time; the first visionary trip will be taking place shortly on the Kitzsteinhorn

in Salzburg.


Investments in our own infrastructure remain a key building block of our

entrepreneurial success. At our Hohe Brücke plant, we have purchased

two new machining centers for handling large parts. The manufacturing

processes for D-Line components are also being continuously expanded.

Highly skilled and experienced employees ensure the highest quality

standards with great precision and a strong sense of responsibility. Today

and in the future.

Michael Doppelmayr

Executive Director

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group’s

biggest production facility

Up to 25,000 tons of steel are processed annually at the

Hohe Brücke plant in Wolfurt – a glimpse behind the scenes.

4 Facts & Figures

International tourism continues to grow

According to the latest issue of the World

Tourism Barometer from UNWTO – the United

Nations agency responsible for the promotion

of responsible, sustainable and universally

accessible tourism – the number of international

tourist arrivals (overnight visitors)

increased 6 percent to 1.4 billion in 2018. This

puts the sector clearly above the 3.7% growth

registered in the global economy. The growth

trend in tourism is continuing, as expected. The

results are attributable to stronger economic

growth, more affordable air travel and greater

visa facilitation around the world. 1 “The growth

of tourism in recent years confirms that the

sector is today one of the most powerful

drivers of economic growth and development.

It is our responsibility to manage it in a sustainable

manner and translate this expansion into

real benefits for all countries, and particularly,

to all local communities, creating opportunities

for jobs and entrepreneurship and leaving no

one behind,” 2 said UNWTO Secretary-General

Zurab Pololikashvili. Doppelmayr’s emissionfree,

virtually soundless ropeways make an

important contribution to environmentally friendly

mobility and therefore to sustainable and barrier-

free tourism, both in natural settings and in

urban areas.




3 %

6 %


10 %

Middle East

7 %


6 %



1 http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2019-05-21/international-tourism-numbers-and-confi dence-rise

2 Cf. http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2019-01-21/international-tourist-arrivals-reach-14-billion-two-years-ahead-forecasts

The biggest Doppelmayr plant in figures

The Hohe Brücke plant in Wolfurt is the

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group’s biggest production

facility and its competence center for

continuous-movement ropeways. It is here that

a wide range of steel parts are manufactured,

such as bullwheels, support structures and

parts for sheave assemblies and grips, which

are destined for ropeways around the entire

globe. Go to page 26 for a glance behind the

scenes; an initial overview of the plant’s

dimensions is given here.

Steel processed p.a.:

22,000 – 25,000 tons

Headcount: 350

Of which

apprentices: 100

Total area:

12.2 hectares

including external

warehouse, office

annexes, parking lot

Steel manufacture: 12,200 m²

Mechanical production: 5,800 m²

Apprentice workshop: 850 m²

Offices: 1,800 m²

Apprentice break room: 150 m²

Testing hall: 1,700 m²

Maintenance: 600 m²


Facts & Figures


20 years of year-round attractions

from Input ®

Doppelmayr subsidiary Input ® Projektentwicklungs

GmbH has now been in existence for

20 years. Input ® works with customers to

develop individual year-round attraction concepts

for tourist destinations. The goal is to

create ways of having fun in natural surroundings

365 days a year – for families, people

seeking relaxation and those who like being

active. From the outset, the main focus has

been on concepts for “snow-free periods”,

which is where Input ® has been a pioneer.

Nowadays, the company also works on many

projects for winter tourism. Networked thinking,

integrated analysis and the authentic

presentation of destinations are what set the

work of the team and the concepts it develops

apart. “We can look back on many fantastic

projects around the entire globe, such as

those in the Spain, United Arab Emirates, Hong

Kong, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico and, needless

to say, in our magnificent Alps. We also look

forward to developing new creative concepts

with our customers and are excited to see

what the future will bring,” says long-standing

Input ® employee Hannes Triebnik, who took

over the post of managing director from

company founder Helmut Müller in April 2016.


Amazed and delighted


families and children

Concepts in 65

Alpine destinations

Developed more than




Projects in over

countries on 3 continents

Wholly owned subsidiary

of Doppelmayr – Founded


years’ experience

in the design of

experiential concepts






Saudi Arabia


South Korea


Sri Lanka





Trinidad & Tobago




Hong Kong











and designed 9

indoor ski centers






Summer outpaces winter on

Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen

The 2018 summer season was more than

gratifying for the aerial tramway operators

Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen AG in the

Swiss canton of Bern. The panoramic Royal

Ride reopened on June 1 of last year following

extensive refurbishment. Its crowning glory is

the viewing platform on each of the cabins,

which offers stunning vistas of the Jungfrau

massif for up to ten passengers. During the

summer half year, 139,863 passengers were

carried, a 14-percent increase over the previous

year. The ride on the upper deck was enjoyed

by almost 16,000 passengers. For the first time

in the 65-year history of the aerial tram, higher

revenues were achieved in the summer than in

the winter. While the difference only amounts to

several thousand Swiss francs, it does point to

a definite trend toward perception of the tram

as a ride experience rather than merely as a

feeder ropeway. This enables the operators to

develop further offers and attractions.


Increase in summer

revenues 2018:

261,000 Swiss francs –

19-percent increase

Passengers carried in summer half year:

139,863 – 17,155 more passengers – 14-percent increase

Compared with 5-year average for the summer season:

29,055 more passengers

6 The Next Level of Mobility

The Next Level of Mobility

Ropeways in the city

Urban ropeways are far more than a practical addition to car, bus and rail

travel. They harbor huge potential as a cost-effective and environmentally

friendly means of transport. With their small structural footprint for the towers

and stations, ropeways are a valuable extension of the urban infrastructure

and simultaneously open up a new transport plane.

The Next Level of Mobility


Our living spaces are developing, and ever more people

are moving away from the countryside and into the city.

Urban areas are growing and face new challenges.

Traffic volumes are increasing, cities are getting louder, the

streets more congested and the air more polluted. These are

factors which make a noticeable impact on people’s quality of

life. Mobility is essential to us – because we all need to get from

A to B, whether it’s going to work, in our leisure time or part of

everyday life.

A future-proof, functional and efficient transport system has to

meet a whole series of criteria. Ideally, means of transport

should offer a high level of availability and a high transport capacity,

guarantee on-time arrival and comfortable travel for all

passengers, and operate independently of obstacles or traffic

jams. They should also have low exhaust and noise emissions.

In a densely populated city, available space is limited and

should preferably be used as living space. How can mobility

meet such requirements?

Combining the advantages of the individual means of transport

available for urban or transport planning will be crucial.

Because different means of transport have individual features

that enable their use to solve different problems.

8 The Next Level of Mobility

The ropeway – a new transport level

In cities, the ropeway can meet transport challenges

on an entirely new level. It possesses

a whole series of features and benefits that

harmonize very well with other means of transport.

Ropeways can expand a city’s transport

infrastructure as well as linking up the network

with major hubs or hotspots. This makes them

an ideal complement to the existing transport

system. The ropeway accesses a completely

new level above the existing infrastructure,

which can continue to be used for city life. It

can cross obstacles such as rivers or hills with

ease. Ropeway passengers enjoy a silent trip

as they glide above the city, leaving the street

noise and the hustle and bustle behind them.

A new perspective opens up as they take their

seats and enjoy the ride in comfort.

Space-saving and barrier-free

Vacant areas for transport are rare in urban

areas. Here again, the ropeway has the

answer: The small structural footprint for towers

and stations means that ropeways do not

require much space. In addition, they offer

barrier-free access for everyone, enabling

wheelchairs, baby strollers and bicycles to be

carried with ease. Level entry to the cabins in

the stations means problem-free boarding for


Another advantage: Short planning and construction

times make the ropeway an interesting

option for urban planners and investors.

Ropeway projects can therefore be implemented

extremely quickly in comparison with other

infrastructure projects. This modern mode of

transport has a successful track record in

mountain areas that goes back decades, and

The Next Level of Mobility


carries millions of people on a daily basis.

Ropeways boast remarkable achievements

not only in the mountains but also in the urban


Environmentally friendly and effective

There are many areas where a mobility

solution can help to protect the environment.

With an electric motor housed in the station,

which quietly and continuously propels the

cabins along the aerial rope, the ropeway is

energy-efficient and effective – with no exhaust

and no particulates.

World’s biggest ropeway network in La Paz

Since 2014, aerial ropeways have been part of

everyday life for the citizens of La Paz and El Alto

in Bolivia. These installations make it easier for

people to get around, shorten traveling times and

guarantee that they will get where they want to go

on time – with a means of transport that is environmentally

friendly and efficient. The ropeway

network is the principal mode of transport for the

two adjacent metropolises and encompasses ten

lines with an overall length of approximately

33 kilometers. Every day, Mi Teleférico is used by

some 300,000 people – as a means of getting to

work, going shopping, going to school or accessing

leisure-time activities. The ropeways are

also very popular with tourists. Over 200 million

passengers have been carried to date. The

world’s biggest ropeway network has had a

positive impact on the many people who live

and work in La Paz and El Alto. It provides an

outstanding example for many other visionary

mobility solutions around the globe to follow.

10 Interview

Designed for our guests

and operators

WIR spoke with Stephen Kircher, President of Boyne Resorts, and Mike Unruh,

VP Mountain Operations, Big Sky Resort.

WIR. Ramcharger 8 is a one-of-a-kind ski

lift. In North America, it is not only the first

8-seater chair lift but also the first D-Line

installation. What do these firsts mean to

Boyne Resorts, Big Sky and the industry?

Stephen Kircher: Ramcharger 8 reinforces

our long-standing reputation over the past

70 years of being first to adopt the next generation

of chairlift technology – being the

first ski company to install triple, quad and

6-place chairlifts. We are proud to help move

the industry forward again with what is, without

a doubt, the most advanced and comfortable

chairlift technology ever conceived in

Ramcharger 8. Doppelmayr over the past four

decades has become the international leader

in creating mountain transport systems. We

have treasured having them as our preferred

vendor over this period. We believe that

Doppelmayr continues to lead in all the important

categories – safety, reliability, aesthetics

and guest comfort.

WIR. The 8-seater chairlift debuted in

December 2018. What is your résumé of the

first winter season with this installation?

Stephen Kircher: Our guests were literally

blown away, an experience level that most

Americans have never imagined in a lift.

Ramcharger 8 immediately became the most

popular lift on the mountain, drawing volumes

of people to that part of the mountain and, at

the same time, handling the volumes like no

other lift on the planet. Families especially

appreciated the extra safety features and the

ultimate comfort on cold days.

WIR. Boyne Resorts is known for its pioneering

spirit and its pursuit of enhancing

guest experience. Do you already have new

projects for your skiers in mind?

Stephen Kircher: Yes, indeed. We are

working with the Doppelmayr team on many

new exciting lift projects across North America.

We believe this is going to be soon known as

the second golden age in lift installations –

certainly it is likely to be for our company with

the help of Doppelmayr’s superior technology.

WIR. D-Line is the next generation of

ropeways. How did the ropeway employees,

the operators, maintenance crews, etc. experience

this technology?

Mike Unruh: All aspects of the lift appear

to be designed not only with the guest in

mind but also with the operators and maintenance

techs in mind as well. Terminals are

more spacious, allowing easier and safer

access to components. Controls are simplified

and labeled in a manner which makes operation

of the lift more intuitive than lifts of just a

few years ago. Everyone from lift operators to

lift maintenance technicians was able to

quickly learn and adapt to the new controls

Doppelmayr Connect. Touch screen technology,

drop-down menus, along with on-screen

troubleshooting guidance were a boon to all.

The ability to have mechanical and electrical

schematics available at each terminal sped

the learning process and any troubleshooting

activities. The ability to have Doppelmayr technicians

and engineers log into the lift at any

hour of the day and from any location including

Austria was tremendously helpful and

efficient as well.

WIR. What are the biggest advantages

and comfort features for your guests that

Ramcharger 8 has to offer?

Mike Unruh: The lift is very easy to load,

starting with the load gates, progressing onto

the conveyor carpet and finishing at a load table

that is height-adjustable at the touch of a button.

These features combine to make for a smooth

and safe loading process that greatly reduces

the likelihood of misloads. The ride is the

smoothest and most comfortable experience

available. This experience starts with the wide,

heated seats and continues through the blue

bubble, extending into the shape and size of the

grip and other line equipment. The suspension

system of the carrier itself is the final touch of

excellence in the ride quality. Top terminal design

along with a wide, gentle unload ramp

resulted in a very low number of unloading issues

for guests as well.

WIR. Do you have a special experience or

story in connection with the lift you would like

to share?

Mike Unruh: Not one in particular. However,

ski enthusiasts and “lift geeks” alike are all

amazed when given the opportunity to learn

more about the inner workings and designs of

Ramcharger. They all start by being blown

away with the look and feel of the lift, and then

are truly amazed when they learn more about

the real tech advances.

WIR. Many thanks for taking the time out to

talk to us!

Flagship project: The first 8-seater

chairlift in North America

8-CLD-B Ramcharger 8 | Big Sky, Montana (USA)

Boyne Resorts

1,332 m 354 m 3,200 PPH 5.1 m/s 65 December 2018 D-Line

Boyne Resorts is driving forward development at Big Sky with a world-class

D-Line lift installation.

The ropeway operating company Boyne

Resorts is a popular vacation provider in

North America’s all-year recreation segment and

is regarded as a pioneer in winter tourism. At Big

Sky Resort in Montana, the company is once again

consolidating its position as a trailblazer in the

sector with the completion of its new D-Line

8-seater chairlift, which is now the new gold

standard in aerial lift technology. Boyne Resorts

and Doppelmayr have jointly implemented many

innovative projects in a collaboration spanning

more than 40 years. With the construction of the

Ramcharger 8, the ski area is raising the bar in

terms of passenger comfort, safety and quality.

The completion of the new ropeway project takes

Big Sky, also known as “America’s Alps”, another

step closer to the same league as top European

ski destinations.

Mountain. With the Doppelmayr Direct Drive, up

to now the only one of its kind in North America,

a height-adjustable loading conveyor, locking

restraining bars and the Doppelmayr Connect

control system, the operating company has the

full spectrum of cutting-edge D-Line ropeway

technology in operation. This new lift enables

Big Sky to offer its guests maximum ride comfort

and top safety standards. All 65 chairs feature

the new Ramcharger 8 logo and different printed

designs on the chairbacks, creating visual

interest and distinctive styling for the overall

look of the installation.

Leading the way in North America

The Ramcharger 8 is one of the continent’s

most technologically advanced installations.

The new 8-seater chairlift, which incorporates

ergonomically shaped individual heated seats

and bubbles in Big Sky’s signature blue, replaces

a detachable quad chairlift on Andesite

Many market firsts

A particular eye-catcher at the bottom station

is the huge HD video screen providing winter

sports enthusiasts with the latest information

on trails and weather conditions. Another

practical feature of the new installation is the

chair parking facility, which is fully automated.


At INTERALPIN in May 2019, the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group presented the new

3S cabin, ATRIA, from CWA. This cabin impresses with plenty of transparency and

vision, and offers passengers an exceptional ropeway experience. It also features

the latest technology. Its modularity opens up a wide range of possibilities and

styling options for ropeway operators.

The first thing you notice when you take

your seat in the ATRIA is its transparency.

Generously proportioned panorama

windows consisting of over 26 m² of real glass

ensure a perfect all-round view. CWA’s new

3S cabin creates a sense of lightness and

provides passengers with an impressive experience

as they glide up the mountain in a ski area

or over the streets in a city.

Modularity creates scope

An important feature of the ATRIA is its modularity,

which addresses the need for maximum

individual styling. Ropeway operators can configure

the 3S cabin to suit their requirements

and add a host of features by means of simple

retrofits and conversions for years to come:

for the transportation of skiers and their sports

equipment in winter regions, to ensure the right

ventilation in warmer climates, and for carrying

people with a wide range of needs in urban

environments. Absolute disabled friendliness

and convenient access ensure that passengers

with impaired mobility can also enjoy a

top ropeway experience. The new 3S cabin

enables the carriage of wheelchairs, strollers,

a wide range of sports equipment and freight.

The ATRIA impresses with its harmonized

design language: rounded forms and

consistent styling – from the elegant underbody

to the roof with integrated cabin suspension.

Sustainable, premium-quality materials

such as wood and fabrics are used for the

interior. Pleasant acoustics and ergonomic

fittings ensure a comfortable ride experience

for the passengers.

Sophisticated and connected

The topic of digitalization was also of major

importance when developing the ATRIA. Entirely

in line with SMART Ropeway, the Doppelmayr/

Garaventa Group’s strategic approach to digital

technology, the ATRIA is also connected

and integrated into the Doppelmayr Connect

Technology & Innovation



The continuous acoustic ceiling

and the quiet running ensure

a pleasant sound environment

and enhance the wellbeing of

the occupants.


The generously proportioned

panorama glazing and the slender

dimensions of the fittings

allow maximum transparency.


The ATRIA is also connected and integrated

into the Doppelmayr Connect ropeway

control system. This means the ropeway

operative can control cabin functions such

as lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning

and seat heating as well as one- and

two-way communications simply and

centrally through Doppelmayr Connect.


The wide electromechanical doors

allow several passengers to enter

the cabin simultaneously – for swift

boarding and disembarkation. The

entrance also provides plenty of

room for passengers with impaired

mobility and for baby strollers.


Attractive design also embraces elements

that are only noticed at second

glance. In the case of the ATRIA, that

applies to the elegant underbody panel

that forms a consistent finishing touch

to the overall styling.

ropeway control system. This means the ropeway

operative can control cabin functions

such as lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning

and seat heating as well as one- and two-way

communications simply and centrally through

Doppelmayr Connect. The carriage wheel generator,

which was developed by Doppelmayr/

Garaventa and has been in successful use for

many years, provides a constant power supply

to the 3S cabin during the trip.

The electromechanical door drive system is

state of the art and all part of the basic cabin

equipment. It enables the reversal of door

movement as well as audiovisual signals to

indicate opening and closing – an essential

safety feature for passengers with visual or

hearing impairments.

Tricable gondola lift – the ropeway system

of superlatives

Top achievements and records are part of

the DNA of 3S systems from the Doppelmayr/

Garaventa Group. Their journey leads over

tall towers and long rope spans; with every

trip they carry large numbers of passengers

in comfort. With its modern design and technology,

the ATRIA harmonizes perfectly with

the overall concept of the tricable gondola lift.

For the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, the new

3S cabin represents a development milestone

that is set to inspire passengers and customers

alike for a long time to come.

The first 3S systems to go into operation with

ATRIA cabins will be the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection

in Kaprun at the end of

November 2019 and the Eigerexpress Grindelwald

Grund-Eigergletscher belonging to

Jungfraubahn AG in December 2020.

View the ATRIA

video here:

14 International Projects

From motorcycle museum to freeride paradise

10-MGD Kirchenkar Lift II | Hochgurgl, Tyrol (AUT)

Hochgurgler Lift GmbH & Co. KG

519 m 210 m 2,400 PPH 6.0 m/s 1.6 min 17 10-passenger cabins November 2018 D-Line

The fi rst D-Line gondola lift from Doppelmayr/

Garaventa went into operation in Hochgurgl

in 2015. Construction of the Kirchenkar Lift II

now marks the completion of the project.

Since last winter season, freeriders and skiers

opting for the groomed trails have been able to

travel from the bottom station at 2,147 m directly

up to 2,839 m. The addition of the second

section – the Kirchenkar Lift II – following on

from the fi rst, which was built in 2015, provides

access to more ski trails and, in particular, to

many new freeride possibilities at the Austrian

resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in Tyrol.

The D-Line gondola lift has a transport capacity

of 2,400 passengers an hour. The OMEGA IV

cabins are fi tted with heated seats, and the large

panorama windows provide guests with fantastic

views of the Ötz Valley’s breathtaking mountain

scenery. The spectacular route up to the top

station passes over steep terrain and large

ridges, turning the trip into an impressive experience.

The cabins feature images of classic

motorbikes – as a reminder of Europe’s highest

motorcycle museum, which is located directly at

the bottom station. The bottom station and the

museum are integrated into the Top Mountain

Crosspoint, a multifunctional complex that also

includes a large restaurant with table service as

well as the toll station.

We’re very proud of the fact that we

implemented Doppelmayr’s first D-Line

gondola lift with the Kirchenkar Lift I in 2015.

What has impressed us most has been its

reliability as we haven’t had a single shutdown

in these four years. The Kirchenkar Lift II

now marks the successful completion of the

project. Alban

and Attila Scheiber,

Managing Directors,

Hochgurgler Lift

GmbH & Co. KG.

© ötztal Tourismus

Avalanche blasting ropeways ensure safety

Since last winter season, two avalanche blasting

ropeways from Doppelmayr located at the

elevation of the top station of the Kirchenkar Lift II

ensure the artificial triggering of controlled

avalanches throughout the ski area. The two installations

– Kirchenkar A and B – impress above

all with their lengths of 1.6 and 2.3 kilometers

respectively as well as the automatic control

system and a special multiple-charge carrier. This

confi guration signifi cantly reduces the workload

for the blaster. The steep, high alpine terrain

made the task of installing the towers particularly

difficult – the walkover assessment during the

planning phase already proved to be a challenge

for the surveyors, geologists and Doppelmayr

project managers. Operation of these ropeways

is straightforward and safe. The explosive charges

can be precisely positioned at points along the

ropeline, while the choice of positions is fl exible. If

a charge fails to detonate, it can be run back to

starting position. Thanks to Doppelmayr’s many

years of experience and the advanced technolo-

gy employed, these avalanche blasting ropeways

also impress with top availability. The

installations in Hochgurgl not only ensure safe,

avalanche-free downhill skiing but also safeguard

the popular freeride slopes.

Aerial tram facilitates access

to Hindu shrine

45-ATW Vaishno Devi | Katra, Jammu/Kashmir (IND)

SMVD Shrine Board

441 m 237 m 800 PPH 6.0 m/s 2.0 min 2 45-passenger cabins December 2018

In India, a reversible aerial tramway up to

Mount Vaishno Devi close to the border with

Pakistan now makes it easier for Hindus to visit

one of their most important pilgrimage sites.

Mount Vaishno Devi, in Northern India, is the

location of several sacred temples devoted to

the Hindu goddess Shakti – the primal feminine

force that moves throughout the universe.

Thousands of mostly Indian pilgrims start

out on their journey from the town of Katra

13 kilometers away to make their offerings

at the temples. The route they have to cover

to get there, particularly the last section, is

winding, long and arduous. The vehicles used

to take travelers to their destination are sometimes

unreliable, frequently break down and

then get stuck on the steep road. Today, all

the pilgrims can take the new aerial tram from

Doppelmayr/Garaventa to climb the last strenuous

237 vertical meters up to the temples,

hotels and restaurants in comfort – with a trip

that takes just a few minutes rather than an

hour, as in the past.

The 45-passenger cabins were manufactured

by CWA; Garaventa supplied the electrome-

chanical components and conducted the

evacuation drills with the Indian operators. “It

was an honor for us to build our tramway on this

sacred mountain. What’s special about this

project is that in India, this is the fi rst installation

based entirely on European technology”,

says Garaventa CEO Arno Inauen. Satya Malik,

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman

of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, praised

the engineers who “accomplished this mega

project”. Now older and mobility-impaired

pilgrims can fulfi ll their wish to visit the temple.

16 International Projects

A vision becomes reality

10-MGD Sonnberg Lift | Maria Alm, Salzburg (AUT)

Aberg – Hinterthal – Bergbahnen AG

1,260 m 332 m 2,000 PPH 6.0 m/s 4.8 min 32 D-Line

10-MGD Natrun Lift | Maria Alm, Salzburg (AUT)

Aberg – Hinterthal – Bergbahnen AG

1,450 m 357 m 2,200 PPH 6.0 m/s 5.3 min 39 D-Line

A long-cherished dream has come true with

the opening of the two D-Line gondola lifts

Natrun and Sonnberg in Maria Alm.

With two new 10-passenger gondola lifts, the

village of Maria Alm in Austria’s Salzburg province

has created a new infrastructure that

takes the opportunities for skiing enjoyment to

a whole new level. Since the 2018/2019 winter

season, the Natrun lift has run from Maria Alm

up to the local Natrun mountain; on the sunny

side of the mountain, the new Sonnberg lift

provides the connection to Hochkönig, the

main ski area. For skiers, this opens up direct

access to the popular Königstour ski circuit.

Until now, this could only be reached by ski

bus or car from Maria Alm, whereas today the

skiing can begin almost from the front door.

The bottom station of the Sonnberg lift is now

located immediately next door to the Aberg

lift, which was formerly the main point of access

for the ski circuit. Creating this connection

nevertheless called for a large amount of

planning ingenuity. Available space at the

bottom station was severely restricted by the

existing building, a parking lot, the federal

road and the local Urslau river. In addition,

the route of the Sonnberg lift had to go past a

farm holding and a residential area further

up. This was the only way to bring the top

stations of the new lifts together at one level.

As a consequence, the lift incorporates some

special technical and structural features. The

Sonnberg lift not only includes a curve along

its route but also an unusual station construction:

The loading area is located on the

upper level; the first tower is anchored to the

station building and projects at an angle over

the Urslau.

Village improvements

Guests and local residents alike are pleased

about the direct access to the ski area. The

reduction in traffic in the village has also had a

very positive impact on quality of life. This is

attributable to the greatly improved parking

situation at Aberg, previously the main point

of access, and the good accessibility, which

benefits day visitors in particular.

Family-friendly summer offer

The drives of the two lifts are housed in the top

stations, in the immediate vicinity of the new

restaurant, which also provides the venue for

regular events. This is where the D-Line really

scores highly as the new technology and the

Doppelmayr Direct Drive are very quiet. In

Maria Alm, the offer for summer operations is

being continuously extended. Alongside the

forest slide park, adventure play area, bike

trails and hiking routes, the new culinary offer

has something for everyone. For this reason,

the Natrun lift is also open from mid-May

through to the beginning of November.

The new concept has provided a strong

boost for the entire region,

which has also been very

well rceived by our

guests. Hartwig

Moßhammer, CEO of

Aberg – Hinterthal –

Bergbahnen AG

© Aberg – Hinterthal – Bergbahnen AG

International Projects


One tramway, many perspectives

70-ATW Salins-Cungieri-Cuolm da Vi | Disentis, Switzerland (CHE)

Bergbahnen Disentis AG

2,262 m 724 m 4 590 PPH 8.0 m/s 5.6 min 2 70-passenger cabins

The new reversible aerial tramway Salins-

Cungieri-Cuolm da Vi in Sedrun opens up several

possibilities at the same time – by linking

ski resorts and integrating existing offers.

The merger of the Swiss ski resorts Disentis-

Sedrun-Andermatt ensures that the entire

region on the Oberalp Pass is equipped to

meet the future requirements of tourism. The

aerial tram Salins-Cungieri-Cuolm da Vi operated

by Bergbahnen Disentis will serve several

functions simultaneously. On the one hand, it

will provide a new boost for the Cungieri area,

which up until 2005 was a popular recreation

destination – in particular the toboggan run

from Cungieri to Sedrun. On the other hand,

the new aerial tram closes the gap between

Sedrun and Disentis. With the intermediate

unloading at the second of the four towers, the

tramway operators have made the high alpine

landscape with additional offers in summer

and winter accessible to guests – the new tram

will therefore be operating all year round.

Marcus Weber, chairman of the board of Bergbahnen

Disentis AG, is delighted about the new

installation: “The new aerial tramway closes the

last gap in our three ski areas and meets all

the requirements that we, as ropeway operators,

stipulated for the installation. The innovative

tramway offers our guests plenty of space and

comfort, and will also transport important freight

for the envisaged mountaintop restaurant.”

Tough job for the installation team

Construction of the new aerial tramway posed

numerous challenges for the Doppelmayr/

Garaventa installation team. The upper terminal

and towers 3 and 4 can only be reached on

foot or by air. This meant having to fly in all the

materials and equipment by helicopter. For

three of the towers, needle assembly had to be

used due to the poor accessibility. Tight road

bends and the low headroom at the underpass

of the Matterhorn-Gotthard railroad signifi

cantly restricted material transport to the

lower terminal and to tower 1. Delivering the

two cabins required millimeter precision. The

headroom problem had to be overcome by

shifting the cabin sideways on the truck’s

semi-trailer to gain two centimeters of clearance

at critical points. The successful completion

of the tramway construction project was

made possible by the professionalism and

excellent collaboration of all the parties involved.

The minimalist architecture of the upper and

lower terminals – both of which take the form of

a glass cube – harmoniously blends in with the

natural landscape and allows passengers to

see the entire ropeway technology.

The new aerial tramway was officially opened

on June 7.

Three high-speed lifts

for Whistler Blackcomb

10-MGD Blackcomb Gondola | Blackcomb, British Columbia (CAN)

Whistler Blackcomb

Section 1 1,956 m 487 m 4,000 PPH 6.0 m/s 6.8 min 90

Section 2 2,102 m 697 m 4,000 PPH 6.0 m/s 7.2 min 95

Guests at the Canadian ski resort Whistler

Blackcomb can now enjoy even faster access

to the slopes thanks to three new ropeways.

The Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in Canada’s

province of British Columbia has accomplished

the biggest investment program in its

history, with three new lifts going into service

in the 2018/19 winter season. A two-section

gondola lift and two chairlifts will in future

enable visitors to access Whistler Mountain

and Blackcomb Mountain in less time than

ever before. The three lift installations optimally

meet the investment goal of improving traffic

flow and expanding upload capacity.

Highest transport capacity in North America

The construction of the Blackcomb Gondola

marks the greatest innovation for the ski resort.

This lift replaces the Wizard and Solar chairlifts,

which up to now provided the main transport

corridor to Blackcomb Mountain. Both staff and

guests now enjoy a faster trip up the mountain

and arrive warm and dry thanks to the new

10-passenger gondola. In comparison with the

two chairlifts, the new installation has increased

transport capacity by 47 percent. It carries up

to 4,000 passengers an hour, which makes it

the ropeway with the highest transport capacity

in North America. The lift’s higher capacity

is also set to bring a signifi cant improvement

for summer operations. With the expansion of

the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the resort is

boosting its attractions outside the ski season.

The gondola’s top station connects up with the

PEAK 2 PEAK tricable gondola, the region’s

centerpiece that links the two mountains.

Two chairlift upgrades

The Catskinner chairlift represents another

upgrade for Blackcomb Mountain. Four passengers

can now ride on each chair rather

than three, as was previously the case. Travel

speed has also been significantly increased,

providing a 59-percent boost in transport capacity.

On Whistler Mountain, mountain enthusiasts

are awaited by the new Emerald Express

6-seater chairlift offering comfort and top performance.

The new lift replaces a quad chairlift

in the popular Family Ski Zone and can move

almost 30 percent more passengers.

This transformative investment brings a

dramatically improved

mountain experience

for all our guests. Pete

Sonntag, Senior Vice

President and Chief

Operating Officer,

Whistler Blackcomb

International Projects


6-CLD Emerald Express | Blackcomb, British Columbia (CAN)

Whistler Blackcomb

1,791 m 425 m 3,600 PPH 5.1 m/s 6.2 min 124 6-seater chairs

4-CLD Catskinner | Blackcomb, British Columbia (CAN)

Whistler Blackcomb

1,168 m 339 m 2,800 PPH 5.1 m/s 4.2 min 97 quad chairs

© Hofer Wolfgang

D-Line in yellow

10-MGD Mösl Lift | Hippach, Tyrol (AUT)

Mayrhofner Bergbahnen AG

1,660 m 557 m 2,000 PPH 6.0 m/s 6.9 min 44 10-passenger cabins December 2018 D-Line

The Mösl lift on the Hochschwendberg provides

a faster route into the Mayrhofen ski area

The new 10-passenger gondola lift from

Doppelmayr/Garaventa has connected the

Mösl district on the Hochschwendberg with the

Mayrhofen ski area since December 2018. The

lift serves an important feeder function as, up

to now, local residents and guests had to take

a bus from Hochschwendberg to reach the ski

area. The Mösl lift creates a new and, above

all, faster connection. The sunshine yellow and

bright blue design of the D-Line gondola lift is

in line with the corporate colors of the operating

company Mayrhofner Bergbahnen – just like

the 3S Penken lift or the Ahorn lift.

Comfort and quiet running

The Mösl lift has two sections. The lower

section is used for the return trip, the upper

section for repeat trips up the mountain. Passengers

enjoy the comfort of the OMEGA IV

cabins during the ride. And they also benefit

from the quiet running of the D-Line. The gearless

DDD drive (Doppelmayr Direct Drive) in the

top station is very low-noise and particularly

low-maintenance. In addition, the ropeway

control system Doppelmayr Connect ensures

efficient operation and a perfect overview

of the entire installation. A parking lot and a

bus stop are immediately adjacent to the bottom

station – so the lift is well integrated into

the local infrastructure. The high-capacity and

comfortable D-Line gondola lift is another

highlight for Mayrhofen. To coincide with the

construction of the Mösl lift, a ski trail expansion

complete with ski movie run – a timed ski

run with video cameras – was also implemented

in this section of the ski area.

It’s great that we now have a D-Line lift with

the Doppelmayr Direct Drive – that means

a considerable reduction in maintenance

work. In addition, the installation is very

quiet in operation. The first winter season

with this new lift has proved our decision in

favor of this ropeway type

to be the right one, and

we’re very pleased

with it.

Andreas Rauch,

Operations Manager,

Horberg Mayrhofner

Bergbahnen AG.

International Projects


Haifa’s historic Carmelit

funicular reopens

340-FUL Carmelit–Haifa | Haifa (ISR)

The Carmelit Haifa Ltd.

1,745 m 267 m 2,970 PPH 8.0 m/s

Originally built in the 1950s, Israel’s first

and only funicular railway subway was damaged

by a fire in 2017 but has shone in a new

splendor since fall 2018.

The Carmelit funicular in Haifa – which takes its

name from Mount Carmel – has had an eventful

history. It was built from 1956 to 1959 and

served as an important means of public transport

up until 1986. Following an extensive

rebuild carried out by Von Roll, the Carmelit

funicular resumed operations in 1992. In

January 2017, it was integrated into Haifa’s

public transport network. On February 4 of the

same year, one of the two trains caught fire

outside of operating hours, resulting in severe

damage to several cars and parts of the track.

Doppelmayr/Garaventa then refurbished the

funicular in the shortest possible time frame.

Since fall 2018, the Carmelit has been back

in service, carrying passengers in comfort to

Haifa’s hotspots.

New cars and intuitive skill

The Carmelit is a subway and a ropeway system

at the same time. Following the damage

caused by the fire, it received two completely

new trains, each consisting of two cars, plus

new electrical equipment. The new cars are

state of the art in terms of fire protection. Both

trains are fitted with sprinklers. While the track

has been partially replaced, the haul rope and

counter rope are entirely new. The funicular

runs in a tunnel over its entire length, which

posed a particular challenge when it came to

installing the new components. Lowering the

cars onto the track and introducing them into

the tunnel called for great skill and instinct due

to the tight space available.

The funicular is 1.8 kilometers long and services

a total of six stations: two terminals and four

intermediate stations. As a means of transport

in Haifa, it offers one of the most attractive

ways to explore the city. Most of the sites are

located just a few minutes’ walk from the stations.

The urban means of transport, with a

maximum trip time of 8 minutes, provides

residents and tourists with a convenient way of

accessing Haifa’s three main centers without

the hassles of traffic jams and hunting for a

parking space: downtown, which is the active

business center; Hadar neighborhood, a

young and vibrant residential area; and Central

Carmel, where most of the hotels and many

places of entertainment are located.

Operating hours

The Carmelit subway operates Sunday through

Thursday from 6 am to midnight, Friday only

until 3 pm, and Saturday from 8 pm to midnight.

The Carmelit subway is an environmentally

friendly and simple transport solution for

Haifa’s citizens and tourists. It enables passengers

to get to work and

places of entertainment in

the city without the problem

of traffi c congestion

and fi nding a parking

space. Avishay Hadar,

CEO Carmelit Haifa Ltd.


News from Around the World

Gondola ride to university

Doppelmayr/Garaventa is building Israel’s

first urban gondola lift – to resolve a pressing

traffic problem.

Israel’s first urban gondola lift is to be implemented

in Haifa by Doppelmayr/Garaventa.

Construction of the new 8-passenger gondla lift

will resolve a pressing traffic problem. The

University of Haifa is located at the city’s highest

point (470 m) and has limited car parking

facilities. The new ropeway, which will be fully

integrated into the city’s public transit network,

is aimed at relieving the situation. The

university’s 20,000 students can look forward

to a comfortable ride from the central railroad

and bus terminal along a direct route to the

campus, with its various research institutes

and halls of residence. The four-kilometer-long

gondola lift will also be used by tourists – the

university’s elevated location makes it a popular

viewing point as it offers attractive vistas of

the city and the sea.

The ropeway installation has been designed

to accommodate the numerous specifications

required by the customer. The gondola

lift will run up to 17 hours a day and has

to meet particular requirements in terms

of noise emissions. For this reason, the ropeway’s

support structures – i.e. towers and

foundations – will be isolated from the

building structure at each of the six stations.

Completion of the installation is scheduled

for August 2020.

Four Funifors and one of the

steepest aerial tramways

Doppelmayr/Garaventa is to build fi ve new

ropeways in the Swiss resort of Lauterbrunnen

near Interlaken by 2026.

In order to optimize access to the popular

mountain Schilthorn-Piz Gloria, the operating

company Schilthornbahn AG, which always

has the interests of its guests at heart, is replacing

its existing aerial ropeways with new

installations. This major contract for the construction

of fi ve ropeways from Stechelberg up

to the Schilthorn – which provided the setting

for the 1969 James Bond fi lm “On Her Majesty’s

Service”– has been awarded to the Doppelmayr/

Garaventa Group.

The planned infrastructure of the aerial tramway,

which will operate all year round, encompasses

three sections (Stechelberg–Mürren–

Birg–Schilthorn). By 2026, one of the world’s

steepest aerial tramways with a maximum

grade of 160 percent is to be built in the lower

section. The upper sections will consist of

four Funifors, which offer particularly high

wind stability thanks to their wide rope gauge.

Each of these single-track installations will run

independently – i.e. two alongside of each

other and two one behind the other. The

Funifors will be equipped with four drives and

can therefore be run separately. This has a positive

impact on the availability of the installations

when maintenance work has to be carried out.

The Funifor technology was developed and

patented by Doppelmayr Italy, and the specialists

in Lana will also be providing their

support for engineering and production of the

Funifor installations for the Schilthorn project.

Schilthornbahn AG was also impressed by

the sophisticated energy management concept

jointly developed by Garaventa and

Frey AG Stans, which enables the operating

company to dispense with very cost-intensive

new power supply systems. The groundbreaking

ceremony for the project is planned

for 2021.

News from Around the World


Russia’s first D-Line

Rosa Khutor Resort is to build its 30th ropeway

– which will be supplied by Doppelmayr/


Doppelmayr is to implement the first D-Line

generation ropeway project in Rosa Khutor

Resort in time for the 2019/2020 winter season.

The new installation, a 10-passenger detachable

gondola lift on the southern slope of the

Aibga crest in the Western Caucasus, will be

the 30th ropeway in Rosa Khutor. For the customer,

a main priority in awarding the contract

was to improve guest services and infrastructure.

The new D-Line with its many innovations

will open up entirely new possibilities for the

resort. The vast majority of the lifts in the ski area

were supplied by Doppelmayr/Garaventa.

Olympic region as popular ski destination

The resort was the biggest venue for the

2014 Winter Olympic Games. In the 2019/2020

season, Rosa Khutor is to host a stage of the

women’s downhill and super-G events for

the FIS World Cup. As an all-year mountain

vacation resort, Rosa Khutor attracts some

20,000 visitors on a daily basis; in the 2017/18

winter season, the number of visitors was

almost 1 million and that figure is set to rise.

The additional lift on the southern slope will

reduce waiting times and speed up passenger



Collaboration extended

New ropeway films

In spring 2019, Thomas Pichler, managing

director of Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH,

signed the agreement to extend the highly

successful collaboration with UN-Habitat, the

United Nations Human Settlements Program.

The two organizations, which have been collaborating

since 2016, are expanding their

agendas with respect to the challenges in the

area of mobility and taking another large step

toward the future. As the global leader in the

area of rope-propelled transport systems,

Doppelmayr is delighted to provide its expertise

with a view to driving forward new mobility

solutions for the urban environment of

the future and contributing to the development

of new ideas.

Exciting new ropeway films are available

on the Doppelmayr/Garaventa YouTube

channel. The Saanersloch lift in Gstaad is

Switzerland’s first D-Line gondola lift and

the world’s first ropeway installation with

elegant real-glass facades on the station

buildings. The important issue of wheelchair

accessibility on D-Line chairlifts is

highlighted in the film on the new Gampen

lift in Ischgl. The Kohlmais lift in Saalbach

is the first continuous-movement installation

to be equipped with the new OMEGA

V cabins. In Booysendal, South Africa, a

RopeCon ® system transports 909 tons of

platinum ore an hour. China’s first 3S lift

crosses the national park in Lushan – a

UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View the new

fi lms here:

Ropeway technology

for the entire world

Components for a wide range of ropeway systems are manufactured

at the Hohe Brücke plant. Precision and top quality standards at

Doppelmayr’s biggest production facility are key to satisfied customers.

The Hohe Brücke plant in Wolfurt, the home

base for the family-run business, has been

operating at its current location since 2002

and is the Doppelmayr Group’s biggest production

facility. The entire site covers an area of over

12 hectares. A wide variety of steel parts are

made here, such as bullwheels, support structures

or parts for sheave assemblies and grips.

In some cases, the components are manufactured

manually; in others, using cutting-edge robots

and machine tools.

The plant’s 350-strong workforce processes

between 22,000 and 25,000 tons of steel on an

annual basis. The production methods used include

plasma and flame cutting, MAG welding

and stress-free annealing as well as machining

methods such as boring, turning and milling. “We

work in shifts as well as normal working hours,

while our factory loading is now high over the entire

year,” says production manager Karl-Heinz Zündel.

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group


Top requirements for quality and on-time delivery

Doppelmayr makes to order as well as to stock.

Ropeway manufacture frequently takes the form

of a “modular system”. This enables optimal

capacity utilization and on-time delivery. It

goes without saying that the quality has to be

right for all parts used in ropeway systems. For

this reason, products have to undergo a wide

range of inspections and testing before they

leave the factory. All components are subject to

continuous monitoring during production, which

is performed by skilled employees with the aid

of precision measuring equipment. Specially

trained employees are responsible for nondestructive

testing for cracks and surface fl aws

as well as for weld testing, and are required to

take part in regular training and certifi cation.

The machine infrastructure used at the plant

is designed for Doppelmayr’s special requirements

– in particular the machine peripherals.

The new assembly lines for the D-Line were

actually developed in-house.

Apprentices integrated into the production


The family-run company attaches great importance

to the education and training of its

production employees. This includes flexible,

cross-departmental offers within the company

as well as external courses. Apprentice training

is a major priority. At the present time, over

100 apprentices are being trained in Wolfurt in

the fields of steel construction engineering,

mechanical engineering, machining or electrical

engineering. The youngsters work on genuine

customer orders, which means they are

fully integrated into the manufacturing process.

“For our apprentices, this is very interesting

and valuable. That motivates them and they

are proud when they can then marvel at the

finished ropeway installation they worked on,”

says Karl-Heinz Zündel.

In spite of the size that we have now reached,

the family atmosphere is very important to

us in addition to quality – because satisfied

and motivated employees are our most

valuable asset.

Production Manager Karl-Heinz Zündel

Even better service

quality worldwide

With the development of its customer support strategy 2030, Doppelmayr is setting

the benchmark for a harmonized service package for customers around the globe.

Doppelmayr offers comprehensive customer

service anywhere in the world.

An in-depth survey of customer requirements

was conducted to identify further

improvement potentials. This revealed a desire

for a service spectrum of greater depth

and breadth in some regions. The goal that

Doppelmayr sets itself is the capability to offer

all customers – irrespective of their geographical

location – the same high quality of service.

That is why the company developed its customer

support strategy 2030. The prime objective

is for customers around the globe to be able

to access harmonized service packages that

meet Doppelmayr’s usual high quality standards.

Same quality standards

The quality process is aimed at a precise internal

and external definition of services so

that customers worldwide always know what to

expect from a service and how to ensure

they are optimally prepared, i.e. how long the

service will take, how many people they have

to provide, how the process should take place

and how it must be documented in detail. In

other words: full transparency. This relates,

for example, to sheave assembly services,

ropeway inspections or repairs, and electrical


SMART Ropeway in customer support

Digitalization plays a key role when it comes

to internationalizing services. In line with

Doppelmayr’s approach to digitalization under

the heading of SMART Ropeway, knowledge

management is employed on a cross-organizational

and cross-border basis. Digital

platforms improve direct communication and

information interchange, and systematically

focus operational know-how. The current

customer support website will be redesigned

to provide greater transparency, more download

options and a host of new features. This

will guarantee a more mobile, more flexible and

faster service. And customers will have faster

and easier access to important advisory services.

Another measure is the training drive. Doppelmayr

customers and personnel around the globe will

undergo in-depth training to ensure the same

high level of ropeway expertise worldwide.

The customer support strategy 2030 offers genuine

value added for customers. This will not

only simplify the collaboration with Doppelmayr

but also provide assistance for interactions with

government agencies.

In Brief


University course in Ropeway Engineering

& Management kicks off

Understanding the technology of ropeway

systems and managing ropeway operations

– these are the skills you will acquire

from a university course in ropeways that is

unique in Europe.

For the fourth time, the Vorarlberg University

of Applied Sciences (AUT) and Schloss Hofen

(AUT) are about to start the degree course

developed jointly with the Doppelmayr Group.

The course is based on the concept of 12-week

study blocks and has been designed in line

with the industry’s seasonal orientation. The

lectures are always held from September

through November and from April through

July of the respective semester. This enables

the students to combine work and education.

For the first time, as part of the fourth

degree course, one week out of one 12-week

block will be spent in Hallein, Salzburg, and

one week out of the other block in Bolzano

in South Tyrol.


Applications are possible

at short notice – the course

begins in September.

Further information at


OMEGA V among

the best of the best

CWA has every reason to feel honored at receiving

the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. Its

new OMEGA V cabin for continuous-movement

gondola lifts was awarded the Red Dot: Best of

the Best, which is the competition’s top accolade.

The OMEGA V convinced the jury with its clean

lines, its timeless, puristic shape and the premium

quality of its elegant interior. For the fi rst

time, the cabin suspension has been integrated

into the overall design of this latest generation,

which sets entirely new benchmarks. The optimal

ergonomics inside and the generously proportioned

glass construction ensure an exceptional

ride experience for passengers.

Winning the Red Dot: Best of the Best is a special

achievement. Only 1.5 percent of the submitted

products received this year’s award. The

Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the

biggest design competitions worldwide, with

designers and manufacturers from 55 nations

entering over 5,500 products in 2019. The international

jury comprised of experienced experts

places the emphasis on criteria such as level of

innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity

and ergonomics as part of its assessment.




Inclined length

Vertical rise

Number of towers



Trip time




Max. inclination

Summer operation

Winter operation

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group showcased a

host of product highlights at INTERALPIN 2019.

The many visitors to the exhibition stand were

able to experience interactive exhibits and the

latest innovations, including a world premiere:

CWA’s new 3S cabin, ATRIA, was presented for

the first time. The new OMEGA V cabin for

continuous-movement ropeways, on show with

a wide range of styling options, also attracted

many admirers. The “Motion Cube” enabled

visitors to immerse themselves in a digital

world of experience and enjoy the cabin’s

many facets. The modular design of both the

OMEGA V and the ATRIA make them ideally

suited to winter or summer use as well as for

urban applications.

SMART Ropeway, the digital future, was presented

as a hands-on experience. Trade fair visitors

had the opportunity to try out the Doppelmayr

Connect ropeway control system live. The

D-Line ropeway generation was also extensively

showcased at INTERALPIN. The various material

and design samples as well as the many chair

exhibits impressively demonstrated its benefi ts

and the high level of customizing available.


Proprietor, editor and publisher: Doppelmayr Seilbahnen

GmbH, Postfach 20, Konrad-Doppelmayr-Straße 1, 6922

Wolfurt, Austria, dm@doppelmayr.com, doppelmayr.com;

text and editing: ikp Vorarlberg GmbH, www.ikp.at; graphics

and layout: KONZETT BRENNDÖRFER, www.agenturkb.com;

photos: Doppelmayr; printing: Thurnher, Rankweil; editorial

policy pursuant to §25 Media Act: up-to-date information for

customers, partners and employees of the Doppelmayr/

Garaventa Group; publication frequency: the magazine is

published three times a year and distributed free of charge to

customers and partners of the Doppelmayr Group. Reprinting

only permitted with statement of source and explicit written

authority; status: September 2019; errors and omissions

excepted; General Terms and Conditions apply.


Service & Applications

Mobility & Experience

Advanced Connectivity

Service & Applications

Digital Services & Applications make the daily work routine easier

for our customers. The operation and maintenance of a ropeway

installation are optimized and assisted by intelligent functions.

Relations & Reliability

Technology & Innovation



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