|Customer||Tatry mountain resorts, a.s.|
|Location||Jasná–Chopok juh, Brezno, Slovakia|
|Vertical rise||404.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,212.0 m|
There are several reasons that explain why the new all-year Krupová–Kosodrevina lift in Slovakia’s biggest skiing and hiking region is once again a 15-passenger gondola lift from Doppelmayr. The operating company – Tatry mountain resorts, a.s., which is by far the biggest in the region – has already enjoyed great success with this ropeway system and the cabins that were originally developed as a custom design especially for this customer. The elegant carriers with room for ten seated and five standing passengers offer flexible use and ensure maximum comfort, high wind stability and greater transport capacity. Wheelchairs, walking aids or baby strollers can be carried without any problem, without having to fold up the seats or significantly reduce speed. Since 2012, Doppelmayr has already built two other installations with TMR, a.s., which also incorporate the comfortable Omega IV-15 SI cabins from CWA: Kosodrevina–Chopok and Štart–Skalnaté pleso.
The Krupová–Kosodrevina gondola lift – the bottom section of the ropeway connection up to Mount Chopok from the southern side – crosses two surface lifts and a chairlift. The top station, which is 20 m tall in parts, is accommodated in a steel structure built directly into the steep mountainside. A twelve-meter-high basement and solid retaining walls allow a large, level station area. This also houses the semi-automatic carrier parking facility along with an additional parking rail.
Thanks to the excellent, long-standing and well established collaboration with the customer, the Doppelmayr team successfully completed the new installation in time for the 2016/17 winter season despite unpredictable weather conditions and very restricted access to the top station. Krupová–Kosodrevina is now the twelfth Doppelmayr ropeway installation in the Jasná skiing and hiking region. In the ski resorts of Tatranská Lomnica and Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras, which are also owned by the TMR Group, the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group has built another seven lifts.