10-MGD Schönleitenbahn I
|Customer||BBSH Bergbahnen Saalbach-Hinterglemm GmbH|
|Vertical rise||549.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,569.0 m|
Since the start of the current season, a Doppelmayr gondola lift of the latest ropeway generation, "D-Line", has been making a significant contribution to modernization of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski area. The Schönleiten lift is a key feeder and, with a capacity of 3,200 passengers an hour, has been instrumental in ensuring smoother passenger flows into the ski area and eliminating long waiting times for guests wishing to access the popular ski circuit. The predecessor lift in Saalbach-Jausern was taken out of service after 30 years in operation.
The Schönleiten lift has a powerful direct drive in each section. With an output of 945 kW each, these drives rank among the most powerful that Doppelmayr has ever installed on a ropeway. "The gearless direct drive gives us many advantages. It’s very energy-saving and low on noise, which is great news for our guests and the neighboring guesthouses as well as for our operating crew," says Walter Steiner, operations manager of Bergbahnen Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Passengers also enjoy top comfort during the trip. The new cabins offer more space plus well upholstered seats. Cabins with standing room only, which were a feature of the previous lift, have become a thing of the past. The customer oriented solution used for carrier parking has made it possible to integrate the entire mid station, along with its loop parking facility for all 105 cabins, into the natural landscape.