8-MGD Cerro del Santísimo
|Customer||Gobernación de Santander|
|Vertical rise||444.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,382.0 m|
A new 8-passenger gondola lift in Colombia brings visitors from the Ecoparque to the Cerro del Santísimo. The mountain resort is an hour’s flight from Bogotá and lies high above the city of Bucaramanga, capital of the Colombian province of Santander. More than a million people live in the metropolitan region around the newly created leisure destination.
Doppelmayr/Garaventa was responsible for the manufacture, installation and handover of a turnkey ropeway to the operator and for providing support for the local crew during the first three months of operation as well as the appropriate training. The striking feature of the new leisure resort at the top station is a statue of Christ, which stands 33 m tall in the center of the park. Visitor amenities include several restaurants, an open-air stage, an events hall and accommodation.