|Vertical rise||921.0 m|
|Inclined length||2,648.0 m|
Since winter season 2016/2017, visitors to the Sölden ski area have been able to enjoy even greater comfort. The new Giggijoch lift is a D-Line installation and belongs to the next ropeway generation from Doppelmayr. It promises a first-class experience all along the line, and its new possibilities and unique features make it a true highlight. The visionary new installation, which Doppelmayr implemented in collaboration with the operating company, Bergbahnen Sölden, carries up to 4,500 passengers per hour and direction. That is more passengers than any other continuous-movement monocable gondola in the world. The high capacity in combination with a sophisticated access system positively impacts waiting times, enabling guests to reach the slopes quickly but without hassle. A total of 134 cabins, each offering space for 10 passengers, bring winter sports enthusiasts from the bottom station in Sölden up to the Giggijoch. During the trip, they enjoy the comfort and exceptionally smooth motion of the D-Line – a sense of space and a ride experience like never before.
The bottom station is an architectural sight in itself and a landmark in Sölden. The space limitations gave rise to a tower-like central building which also houses the ropeway equipment. A particularly eye-catching feature is the panoramic depiction of the Ötztal Alps in perforated metal, which conceals the cabin boarding area. Passengers have convenient access to the elevated level by means of an escalator.