10-MGD Gondol Sälen
|Vertical rise||300.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,405.0 m|
Up to now, the ski resort of Kläppen in Sweden only offered chairlifts and surface lifts. The Sälen Gondola, which has now gone into service as the feeder providing access to all the ski trails, is the first lift of its kind for the area. The new ropeway from Doppelmayr/Garaventa features panoramic glazing for impressive views across the ski resort. It also ensures that in future guests will reach the mountain in comfort as well as enjoying protection against wind and weather. The ski resort operators attached great importance to a barrier-free design that would enable all visitors to board the cabins with ease. Traveling with a wheelchair or baby stroller is no problem – the cabins are generously dimensioned, spacious and comfortable, with the added convenience of level access. Winter sports enthusiasts can stow their skis in purpose-built ski holders on the outside. The two sections of the Sälen Gondola are linked by an angle station.
The ropeway is part of the biggest investment project in the history of the Kläppen ski resort. The intermediate station houses the drive, which propels both haul rope loops via a twingroove bullwheel. The modern technology of the new gondola lift has been designed to harmonize with existing structures. The bottom station, where the cabin parking facility is located, is cutting-edge and has been integrated into the architecture. The operations of sending the cabins onto the line and returning them to the parking facility are fully automated. From the top station, winter sports enthusiasts can either head for the slopes or for the mountain restaurant to enjoy the view. On fine days, it is possible to see as far as Norway.