6/8-CGD McDougall’s Express Chondola
|Customer||Cardrona Alpine Resort|
|Location||Queenstown/Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand|
|Vertical rise||178.0 m|
|Inclined length||864.0 m|
|Cabins||10 + 40|
The popular skiing and summer vacation resort of Queenstown and Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island has opened the Mc-Dougall’s Express Chondola for its guests.
Nature lovers and sports enthusiasts can now look forward to a new lift installation in the Queenstown lakes district: The combination lift built by Doppelmayr New Zealand is the first of its kind in the country. A mix of 6-seater chairs and 8-passenger cabins replaces the previous fixed-grip quad chair lift and ensures a 150-percent increase in transport capacity. The resort opted for a combination lift to provide safer transport for their youngest customers, and enable year-round operation, consequently attracting additional target groups such as sightseeing tourists.
The customer, Cardrona Alpine Resort, and Doppelmayr successfully worked together to obtain certification for the project under the ISCA rating scheme. The mission of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is to create value by promoting the sustainability of infrastructure, thus improving productivity and quality of life for industry and communities.