6-CLD Hublot–Express (Gant–Blauherd)
|Customer||Zermatt Bergbahnen AG|
|Vertical rise||378.0 m|
|Inclined length||954.0 m|
During the summer months of 2016, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG invested in the ski resort link between Sunnegga-Rothorn and Gornergrat. The elegant new 6-seater chairlift replaces an iconic gondola lift built in 1970. Unlike its predecessor, the new top station of the ultramodern ropeway provides direct access to the ski trail. It relieves the Gant bottleneck and can carry up to 1,800 passengers an hour up to Blauherd. Even at the test operation stage, the Garaventa lift was already fulfilling all the requirements to the total satisfaction of the operating company. The chairs with lockable restraining bar and individual footrests, which are ideal for children, also feature high backrests. This means a major increase in comfort for the guests. The Hublot-Express takes its name from the Swiss watchmaker and longtime partner of Zermatt Bergbahnen AG.